Food Fridays: The Helmand

October 25th, 2013 by Rachel

helmandWhat: Afghan cuisine

Where: 806 North Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201

When: Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

If you’re looking for interesting cuisine with flavors you haven’t tried before then you should visit The Helmand. This niche restaurant incorporates foods from India, Iran, Greece and Afghanistan to bring you bold flavors with many herbs and spices. Their exquisite atmosphere is located right in Mount Vernon and is very welcoming. They offer both vegetarian dishes and dishes that include meat and they pride themselves on using fresh vegetables. The Helmand also offers catering.

Stop by the restaurant or visit their website for a burst of new flavors!


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WLOY Staff Picks 10.20.13

October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries

Nick_Drake_Pink_MoonKathleen McKeveny– “Pink Moon”- Nick Drake – 

Because he made the whole sullen singer songwriter/turtle neck wearing/ sexy lanky guy thing work the first time around. Those songs are just the best of their kind, no matter how many wannabe Nick Drakes there are out there, he’s still nuuuuumero uno :0

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Top 20 Tracks 10.20.13

October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries

photo_arcade_fireThis week’s Top 20 is stacked with amazing artists, some have been there for weeks now like Washed Out, but others are new additions this week. In high anticipation of her debut album, Sky Ferreira’s hit “Everything is Embarrassing”  has surged into the top half of the chart, just three spots away from song collaborator Dev Hynes, AKA Blood Orange, also charting highly in anticipation of his new album “Cupid Deluxe” due out in November. Repeat offenders in our Top 5 this week include “Reflektor” and “Don’t Save Me”, but hey maybe next week they’ll get dethroned, only time will tell.
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Review: Innocents – Moby

October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 9.25.06 PMInnocents


Grade: D

Released on October 1, 2013, Innocents, by Moby was released. The album consisting of  12 tracks album is the 11th studio album to be released by Moby. Innocents does have a very eclectic sound due to the many featured artists. But, that does not do much for the album as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: On Being – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seeker

October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

Screen shot 2013-10-23 at 4.01.09 PM  On Being

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Grade: B

The On Being  album released by, Joe Hertler & the rainbow seekers immediately starts off strong with the title track, “Ego Loss on Grand River Avenue”. The album is very indie, upbeat and all around fun. For those who are to Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, they are a great mix between Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Theatre Thursdays: Loyola Nevergreens Fall Comedy SHow

October 24th, 2013 by Rachel

1391635_3545802459091_259414043_nWhat: Your peers being hilarious and what not

When: Friday, October 25th, 8pm

Where: Blackbox Theatre

The Loyola University Nevergreens will be having their first performance of the new school year THIS FRIDAY! As in tomorrow! Looking for a few laughs, to blow off some steam, and have an awesome Friday Night? Then you have to go to Nevergreen Fall Comedy Show. You really don’t have a choice. Our very own WLOY family member, Kathleen McKeveny, will be appearing in the performance, as well as many other Loyola students. So be sure to check out this awesome event and support your peers by laughing at their jokes.

Tickets are $8 and more info is available on facebook.

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Jersey Boys: Opening Night Tickets!

October 23rd, 2013 by The Professor


WLOY, your ticket machine, has another amazing offer for you! Opening night at the Hippodrome for the return of JERSEY BOYS!  We will have 4 pairs of seats to this show on opening night Tuesday November 12th.  This limited engagement runs through November 24, so if you don’t win, it’s ok, you can still get your tickets by clicking on the image.

More than 62,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere at the Hippodrome Theatre in 2011. Worldwide, more than 14 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS. And now, the show about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons that makes critics and audiences cheer is “Working Its Way Back” to Baltimore! Read the rest of this entry »

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Wacky Wednesdays: Chip Kidd comes to MICA

October 23rd, 2013 by Rachel

SpotlightOn_ChipKidd_960x650What: Chip Kidd, Man of Letters: Lecture

When: October 28th at 7pm

Where: Brown Center, 1301 W Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD

Chip Kidd, acclaimed and accomplished author, will be giving a presentation and conversation for the Illustration department. Chip Kidd has written two novels and has a hand in graphic design and graphic comics, even publishing a Batman episode with DC. The New York based author has revolutionized the packaging of books so much that he’s made it into an art of its’ own. He will be sharing his experiences and values with his audience and the event is open to the public.

The event is free and more information about the event and Chip Kidd can be found on MICA’s website.

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New This Week At WLOY

October 22nd, 2013 by Billy Dries

Paul McCartney– New-  MPL Communications Inc.




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Tourism Tuesdays: Enoch Pratt Free Library

October 22nd, 2013 by Rachel

eprattlbWhere: Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD

When: Hours vary depending on location

The Enoch Pratt Free Library- Central Library- is the designated State Library for Maryland. Representing one of the oldest free libraries in the United States, the Enoch Pratt Library serves Baltimore and the surrounding area with more than 20 locations. Various events take place at the branches monthly, including readings, classes, free films and seminars. The library is a staple of Baltimore and has deep rooted traditions and history with the city. Because it’s a free library, they fulfill the reading needs of thousands of Baltimoreans, as well as providing free internet access at most locations. Enoch Pratt just opened an eLibrary, including eBooks and Audiobooks, so there are even more ways to read and get what you need!

Check them out online for locations and hours, in addition to events and happens at the Central Library online.

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