Sports Saturday: Baltimore Rowing Club

December 11th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

One of the most well-known features of Baltimore is the Inner Harbor, the historic seaport that features shopping, restaurants and, of course, the National Aquarium! Since Baltimore is a city on the water, it’s important to get your sea-legs!

You can start by joining the Baltimore Rowing Club! Jumpstarted by the rise of rowing in the late 1970s, this premier rowing club advertises the sport of rowing for all levels and all ages. The Baltimore RC offers a variety of programs – you can be a professional looking to row in Baltimore or you could have never seen an oar in your life! They offer programs for novices, juniors, sculling, pack, sweep and coxswains, each program ranging differently on the competitive scale. The Baltimore RC also hosts a few events each year, so make sure to check their website for more updates!

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Food Friday: Cafe Hon

December 10th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Welcome to Bawlmer, hon. J’eet yet?

Get the true taste of Baltimore at a staple of Hampden, Cafe Hon, a place full of flashy fashion like beehives, funky glasses and leopard print. You can admire the 30-foot pink flamingo as you walk inside the restaurant’s doors before you are overwhelmed with the smell of Much Better Than Mom’s Meatloaf, the Bawlmer Omelette or one of the Hon specialty salads. Cafe Hon boasts a full bar and even caters special events. Get a hang of “Bawlmerese” at this affordable and memorable restaurant!
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Theater Thursdays: “All My Sons”

December 9th, 2010 by mjwilliams2

This season, the Everyman Theatre is celebrating its 20th year – and they’re doing it with productions of some phenomenal shows! Now playing at the Everyman Theatre is the Tony award-winning production, All My Sons, written by Arthur Miller and directed by Vincent Lancisi.

The play follows the story of Joe Keller as he attempts to achieve the American dream in a post-WWII era. During such an unsettling time, Joe’s family crumbles under the chaos that follows a shocking announcement: Chris, Joe’s older brother, plans on marrying his missing-in-action brother’s fiancee. At this, a mother must confront the denial of her missing son and a father must reconcile his choices.

High praise has been given for this production. The Baltimore Sun reviewed the play, saying that the production “reminds you why you love theater, reconfirms what an involving and haunting art form it is – and how a first-rate company can make it doubly so.”
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WLOY Movie Night presents The Dark Side of Oz

December 8th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

This Thursday Dec 10 WLOY is hosting its last Coffeehouse movie night of the year! Come to the Reading Room at 9pm to watch The Wizard of Oz like you’ve never seen before!

We’re showing The Dark Side of Oz, which refers to the auditory pairing of 1973 Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon with the visual portion of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Once paired at the end of the MGM lion’s third roar, the album and the film appear to correspond with one another, creating one overall “trippy” experience!

It’s your last chance to relax before the onslaught of finals, so come and let WLOY provide the popcorn and the entertainment.

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Mayor’s Christmas Parade ’10

December 8th, 2010 by Kate Marshall

Lilrickism sharing his rhymes at the WLOY Coffee House

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For the first time this year, WLOY was asked to participate in the Mayor’s Christmas Parade! Full of Christmas cheer, reindeer, and flamingos (in true Hampden fashion) our float rolled down the streets handing out over 600 candy canes to the surrounding crowds! Check out the float we constructed and definitely make sure to go next year.

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John Lennon 1940 – 1980

December 8th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Today is the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. We remember him for not only his prolific career with the Beatles, but also his impressive solo career that followed. There are so many words that one can say about John Lennon; in short, he is an inspiration for the young and the old, and his influence has stretched across many generations. A peacemaker, political activist, and voice of a generation, Lennon will be forever remembered for changing music.

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Wacky Wednesday: Baltimore Clayworks

December 8th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Ready to get your hands dirty?

With a variety of programs involving hands-on classes, short workshops, lectures and gallery talks, Baltimore Clayworks provides us with very intimate and enhanced access to the world of ceramic art.

Clayworks also offers informal educational programs during open studio time, where individuals can work with artists, students, and interns as well as gaining inspiration from the works of residents and national artists alike. You can also check out the exhibits on display in support of local artists. Children, families, friends, all are welcome to a good time here.

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Tourism Tuesday: Top of the World Observation Level

December 7th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

It’s always a good thing to explore the individual parts of a city, but sometimes its best to just stand back and view the city as a whole. The Top of the World Observation Level on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor allows us all this exhilarating experience.

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Museum Monday: “Out of This World”

December 6th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

With the holiday season around us, there is sure to be a bit more baking going around town. You put so much work into those baked goods, sometimes it feels like you’re making your great and artful masterpiece, don’t you?  While he didn’t bake his art, 20th century artist and baker Eugene Von Bruenchenhein would likely agree.

Baker by trade and self-taught Wisconsin artist, Bruenchenhein made his first paintings on box panels he brought home from the bakery. While not particularly successful during his lifetime, he still produced thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Now, 27 years after his death, the American Visionary Art Museum, along with two other museums, is celebrating the centenary of his Bruenchenhein’s birth by having a solo exhibit of his works.

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Top 20 12.3.10

December 3rd, 2010 by Tim Teeling

The Naked and Famous take the number one spot yet again on WLOY’s Top 20 Countdown. Cee Lo Green is still hanging on along with Kings of Leon, Matt & Kim, and The Gaslight Anthem. A notable new addition this week at number two is 30 Seconds to Mars featuring Kanye West with Hurricane 2.0. Tune in next week to see a special edition of the Top 20 for the end of the semester! Nolan and Tim are sure to have something up their sleeves!

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