Tourism Tuesday: Star-Spangled Trails

June 19th, 2012 by The Professor

With the great spring weather, why not take a walk around Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Trails.  Explore this system of guided and self-guided walking trails to encounter inspiring stories of our nation’s heritage, set in the unique landscape of the Chesapeake’s largest city. Learn more by visiting, exploring information about the individual trails, or by picking up trail brochures at the Baltimore Visitor Center.  Baltimore not only has a great history, but it’s expanding trail systems and greenways make everything from a lunchtime stroll to a full day hike easy and fun.

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WLOY Interview Archives

June 19th, 2012 by The Professor

We’re almost done loading up all of our past interviews. Keep an eye on this spot for more updates as there are still more to come. Of course, we’re always adding new ones all the time when bands stop by and hang out. Check out the full archives!

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Silopanna 2012 Is Coming!

June 19th, 2012 by The Professor

It’s another great summer for music in Baltimore! Finally, after a couple of months of waiting, the lineup has been announced and we know where WLOY is going to be on August 11, 2012! We’ll be reporting from the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds from 11am to 11pm where we’ll be seeing:

Citizen Cope
G. Love & Special Sauce
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
J. Roddy Walston & the Business
Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Audra Mae
Joe Pug
The Grilled Lincolns
Sweet Leda
Tobias Russell
Pressing Strings
Sun Club Band
School of Rock

And, some lucky listeners will be going for free! Stay tuned for our giveaways for Silopanna!

Lost? The Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds are at 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville MD 21032.

Need more info? Jump to the Silopanna Music Festival website.

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Museum Monday: Sondheim Artscape Exhibit

June 18th, 2012 by The Professor

Sondheim Artscape Prize 2012 Finalists are coming to the Baltimore Museum of Art from June 16, 2012 – July 29, 2012
 for a free exhibition.

In conjunction with Artscape, Baltimore’s premier arts festival organized by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the BMA presents a special exhibition of works by the finalists for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Named after the late Baltimore civic leader Walter Sondheim and his late wife, Janet, the Sondheim Prize recognizes the achievements of visual artists living or working in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and southeastern Pennsylvania. This prestigious award is designed to assist visual artists or visual artist collaborators in furthering their careers by awarding a $25,000 fellowship.

The semi-finalists, finalists, and winner are all chosen by an independent panel of jurors. The winner of the $25,000 prize will be announced on July 14 at the BMA. Artscape is held July 20-22, 2012. Presented by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with The Baltimore Museum of Art.

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Food Friday: Daniela’s Pasta & Pastries

June 15th, 2012 by The Professor

We first noticed this small new shop from our booth at Honfest last year as it opened up with promising deserts for sale and fresh home made pasta choices.  Now, it’s in full swing and even has printed menus!  With only 2 tables inside and 2 display counters it’s not a place where you’ll probably spend a lot of time sitting down.  That’s ok because Daniela Useli, the former chef at Sotto Sopra, prepares everything for easy take out.  From thick wonderful slices of lasagna (in soo many varieties) to delicate cannoli, you can grab an entire meal to go, and either have their helpful staff heat it for you or give you hints on the best way to heat it at home.  How about Saccottini di Polpa di Granchio, her hand-made egg pasta filled with crab-meat, shrimps, Italian parsley, sundried tomatoes, garlic, vodka, cream served with fresh tomato marinara sauce?  Hungry yet?  You can even have her custom make your pasta by the pound for take home.  Her ravioli are fantastic, delicious monsters and a great deal.  On a recent trip we sampled from all over the menu and didn’t find a single dud, but instead found a treasure trove of choices – who thought meatballs could be so tasty?  The small case in the shop lets you see some of the specials, and the menu offers the wide array of lasagna and ravioli choices.  Lunch and Dinner packages are very reasonably priced and very filling.  Save room for the desert case… just sayin.

(443) 759-9320

900 W. 36th St

Baltimore, MD 21211

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Local Music Spotlight Show #1

June 15th, 2012 by The Professor

Chris debuted show #1 today and here’s the playlist for those that missed it:

1. Midway Fair – (It’s Not) 1962 – The Distance of the Moon at Daybreak
2. Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good – It Wasn’t Supposed to be Love – Let’s Make Out to Otis Redding
3. Brooks Long Interview
4. Paul Iwancio – These Shoes – Open Heart Stories
5. Ella’s Umbrella – Take That Leap – Colors in Our Sky
6. GoatFish – Nature’s Mother – The Gift of the Nymph
7. Sahffi – House of Mirrors – Turning Tides
8. 9 Mile Roots – Bring it Right Back – And the Rest Will Follow
9. 9 Mile Roots Interview
10. Teporah – Stack of Coins – Bar Tunes
11. Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good – We Real Cool – Let’s Make Out to Otis Redding

Don’t forget to tune in every Friday at 3pm for the Local Music Spotlight

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Bosco Interview & Performance

June 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Bosco Drums

On May 15, 2012, Brittany Bosco and her bandmates stopped by the station to put on a quick show for us. We set up an impromptu performance space in the main lobby of the building, complete with moving blankets to try to knock down some of the sound – of which there was a lot! They were great, and put up with our quickly improvised production setup very nicely. Check out more Bosco online.

Bosco in studio

Then they sat down for an interview

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Bosco cabinet signed

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Theater Thursday: Star-Spangled Symphony

June 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Marin Alsop, will perform a world-premiere of composer Philip Glass’ Overture for 2012. This piece, commissioned by the state of Maryland and the City of Toronto, Canada, is a companion piece to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The symphonic work honors the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and highlights the upcoming Star-Spangled Sailabration.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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Old Crow Medicine Show Interview

June 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Interviewed by Eric Sappington ’09.

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Wacky Wednesday: Summer Solstice Festival

June 13th, 2012 by The Professor

June 16, 2012 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Chesterwood Park
2200 Chesterwood Road
Dundalk, MD 21222

FREE day to celebrate the sun with culture, community, and commerce.  Live music featuring Talk of Spring from Louisville, KY, Strum the Fox, Bristols, Dirty Secret, and Clockbreaker.  Art/craft vendors, Food/beer vendors, Children’s activities, Local non-profits,

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