Blood Orange Releases Sophomore Album “Cupid Deluxe”

November 19th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Today Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange released his sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe, world wide via Domino Records. Opening with the lead singles, “Chamkay” and “You’re Not Good Enough”, the album draws you in and sets you up to be blown away by the third track “Uncle Ace”, possibly the pinnacle of Dev Hynes’ young song writing career.
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Tourism Tuesday: Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War

November 19th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

Passages-500x450What: Passages through Fire: Jews and the Civil War

When: Now until February 18th, 2014 

Where: The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Come explore a Civil War you have never experienced before! It tells the story of events of national importance, through the lens of one small group in the American populous. It looks at the ways in which the Civil War was a crucible for American Jewish identity, and how it laid the groundwork for their integration and Americanization on a large scale. It focuses not only on the battlefield, but on the difficult choices made by non-combatants throughout the struggle. The exhibition also looks at the role the conflict played in establishing a framework for the full participation of Jews in American life – militarily, politically, economically and socially – and how it set the stage for massive Jewish immigration decades later.

For more information check out their website!



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Tom Principato Interview

November 18th, 2013 by The Professor

Tom Principato Bluesman Tom Principato took some time to chat with The Professor (host of The Morning Blues) about his latest release Robert Johnson Told Me So, upcoming tour and just how he developed his own unique sound. Recorded November 11, 2013.

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Museum Mondays: Wyeth Foundation for American Art Lecture

November 18th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

national-gallery-of-art-logo-primaryWhat: Art Lecture

When: November 20th, 2013 4:30-6:00pm

Where: National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

Jennifer L. Roberts, professor of history and architecture, Harvard University, will deliver the Wyeth Lecture in American Art lecture on Wednesday, November 20, 4:30–6:00 p.m., in the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium. In her lecture, Reversing American Art, she will explore, among other things, one of the fundamental operations of printmaking- reversal. She also will investigate reversal as more than a fundamental operation of printmaking, and will delve into reversal as a new way of thinking about art.
The lecture is FREE and open to the public! seating is first come, first seated. To learn more about Roberts and read some excerpts from her lectures check out the link here!


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Sports Saturdays: Loyola Women’s Basketball

November 16th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

9439185What: Pittsburgh vs. Loyola

When: Saturday November 23, 1:00PM

Next Saturday the Loyola Women’s Basketball team will be facing a rather tough test at home. The Hounds will be taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers in Reitz Arena to finish off a two-game home stand.

The Hounds lost their season opener to a highly ranked Maryland Terrapins squad, but hope to rebound (pun intended) at home.

C’mon out and support the Hounds in this important and intense matchup. For ticket information visit the Hounds’ site.



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Changing Of The Guard For Loyola Soccer

November 15th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

91520177958567Loyola soccer is officially through one full season as part of the Patriot League, and changes are already in order. Both the men’s soccer coach, Mark Mettrick, and women’s soccer coach, Katherine Remy Vettori, will not have their contracts renewed and will not be back at Loyola next year.

The men finished the 2013 season with a conference record of 2-6-1 and an overall record of 7-8-2. The women were about the same in terms of conference play, going 1-6-2 in conference play, but struggled outside the conference as well, going 2-11-4 overall. Read the rest of this entry »



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RadioEdu Week 08

November 15th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concepts: Introduction to Loop Editing (Cutting and Layering), EQ/Hi/Lo-Pass Filters, and Composition

This week we took our audio editing in entirely different direction – cutting and layering loops to create soundbeds! The students had been asking about working with more music files as source material for their editing, and John was able to provide us with ample audio loops for the class. We began the introduction by playing through the audio libraries and the students picked a drum break that they really liked. The next step was to choose some melody, and they picked a great ethereal sample of a Rhodes keyboard. This served as our basic introduction, but later in the afternoon we expanded on the concepts, including advanced editing as the students delved into cutting and manipulating segments of the loops.

Having effortlessly mastered the concept of looping within 15 minutes, the students created an audio track with a basic drum break on loop. I used this as an opportunity to demonstrate how EQ and Hi/Lo-Pass filters work. The class was able to really hear the impact that these effects have on a track with repeated source material such as a drum loop.

The project for the week was for the students to begin thinking about creating their own introductions and soundbeds, and the proof of concept was for each student in the afternoon session to create their own 30 second composition through layering and manipulating the loops. I allowed each student to pick their source material and gave them completely free reign to cut and arrange the loops as they saw fit. The results were incredible and vastly different! What is truly impressive about these selections is that the students didn’t merely layer the pre-existing audio loops. They selected their source material and then proceeded to load the source files into an audio editor and select segments that they particularly liked and cut the audio and paste it onto a new track, creating their own unique rhythms and sounds from the source file, creating a new groove and feel from the pre-existing audio source! This required a high degree of precision, as the process of cutting audio in an editor is inherently difficult, as is segmenting it to create a solid groove over a drum beat.


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Food Fridays:The Helmand

November 15th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

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What: The Helmand

Where: Afghani Cuisine

Love Afghani cuisine? Featured in Baltimore’s City Paper Dining Hall of Fame is The Helmand, an Afghani restaurant. Located just around the corner on 806 North Charles Street, get ready for an exotic experience with flavors from all around the Middle East. It’s the perfect balance of delicate and bold flavors.

Check them out online to make reservations!



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What Albums Are We Listening To This Week?

November 14th, 2013 by Billy Dries

Beach_House_-_BloomKait Connaughton – Beach House – Bloom

By no means is Bloom a new release, but it is by far one of my most listened to albums in recent memory. Boasting the emerging ethereal/dream pop genre, Baltimore’s very own Beach House transcend the musical experience via their use of synthesized instruments and deep, emotion-fueled, whispering female vocals. Pick up this album and change your music listening experience; you won’t regret it.

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Theatre Thursday: Elf the Musical

November 14th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

UnknownWhat: Elf the Musical

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: November 22-23, 7:30-7:00

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

To get more information on tickets visit the webpage here! 


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