Tourism Tuesday: St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival

May 29th, 2012 by The Professor

Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and Sunday, June 10 from 12:30 PM to 10:00 PM
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca Street
This annual festival kicks off the Showcase of Nations with traditional dancing, costumes, delicious foods, beautifully crafted art, and tours of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. For more information, call 410-633-5020 or visit

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Congratulations to the Men’s Lax – NCAA Champs!

May 28th, 2012 by The Professor

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Making their first final round NCAA Men’s Lacrosse appearance since 1990, when current Coach Charley Toomey was the Hounds goalie, against the University of Maryland, Loyola set a number of NCAA records.  After going down 3-2 early in the game, Loyola turned the tide shutting out Maryland for more than 40 minutes and scoring 7 unanswered goals.  In the process, Eric Lusby broke the NCAA post-season record netting his 17th goal in the decisive crushing of the Terps, and set a school season record with 54 goals.  Loyola, who started the season unranked, also tied the record for most wins in a season (18) with Duke, and is the smallest school to ever win the NCAA Division 1 title.  If not for a pesky overtime goal by Johns Hopkins, Loyola would have finished the season undefeated and with the record of 19 wins.  We’ll work on that for next year.

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Museum Monday: AVAM presents All Things Round

May 28th, 2012 by The Professor

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) present’s its 17th annual thematic mega-exhibition, ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma. It is a celebration and call to awareness of the circular and voluptuous nature of life. From the micro atomic spin of electrons encircling a nucleus to the macro orbit of planets rounding our sun, ‘Round’ delights in the curves, spirals, orbs, and bubbles of full-bodied beauty that playfully manifest throughout art and science.

This wholly original art exhibition features the exuberant works of 70+ inspired, intuitive artists including: Scott Weaver’s 100,000 toothpick wonder, ‘Rolling Through The Bay'; Adolf Wölfli’s intricate mandala-like works; spherical sculptures of artists who are sight-impaired; and the micro dot sock-thread embroideries of Ray Materson. Don’t miss Frank Warren’s all-time best true karmic PostSecrets; the 3-D sacred yarn paintings of the Huichol Indians; and a cosmic tribute to cyclical notions of time – including an exploration into the fast-upcoming, 2012 Winter Solstice “end” of the Mayan Calendar!

Co-curated by AVAM Founder & Director Rebecca Hoffberger and Mary Ellen ‘Dolly’ Vehlow – award-winning graphic designer & founder/sponsor of Washington, DC’s “H Street Festival,” ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma is a lively circle dance with its visitors of all ages at its center! Running through September 2, 2012 at the American Visionary Art Museum.

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Laurence Juber Interview

May 28th, 2012 by The Professor

by Tim Tilghman host of Radio RockOnTour 5/22/12

Laurence Juber, guitarist for Wings, among his many talents, spent some time chatting with Tim on the phone.

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Sports Saturday: Premier League Football in Baltimore

May 26th, 2012 by The Professor

On Saturday July, 28th at 1:00 pm the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club will play Liverpool Football Club in M&T Bank Stadium. These are two of the most popular teams in the Barclay Premier League, who have never played in this region of the US!

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is based in Tottenham, London, and play in the Barclays Premier League. Commonly referred to as the “Spurs,” Tottenham has won two Football League titles, eight Football Association Cups, four League Cups, one European Cup and two UEFA Cups.

Liverpool Football Club, commonly referred to as the “Reds,” also compete in the Barclays Premier League. Liverpool has won more European titles than any other English club, with five European Cups, three UEFA Cups and three European Super Cups. Liverpool last travelled to North America in 2004.

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Food Fridays: La Tasca

May 25th, 2012 by The Professor

With a combination of many tapas dishes, paellas, sangria blends and Spanish wines and beers, La Tasca has something for everyone. La Tasca offers many deals that very appealing to a college student. For Example, everyday La Tasca holds a special Happy Hour offering $3.00 select drinks and food at the Bar from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

If you are looking to romance someone with the classic dinner and a movie, La Tasca offers a “Dinner and Movie for Two” deal for only $50.00! this great package which includes a starter dish, 5 of your favorite tapas, 1 specialty dessert, and 2 movie tickets redeemable at Landmark Theatres.  For more information and daily deals, visit

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Theater Thursday: Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War

May 24th, 2012 by The Professor

If you are in to history, action and drama, then you would definitely be interested in this! the Maryland Historical Society Museum’s Civil War exhibit, entitled “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War”, is the largest and most comprehensive in the state and explores the impact of the war on the people of Maryland. The exhibit tells the story of a tragedy in three acts: the romantic war, the real war and the long reunion. The Maryland Historical Society Players will highlight important events and fascinating individuals who played a unique role in our state’s and country’s heritage. These individuals are vividly portrayed by an ensemble of period-costumed professional actors who transform the gallery into a theatrical experience and provide additional insight into the exhibit.

The Actors perform Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Tours through the exhibit are at 12:30p,, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. For more information, visit

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A Better Place Indeed: Glen Campbell

May 24th, 2012 by The Professor

C&W legend Glen Campbell stands tall with courage and grace

by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

Saying goodbye is never easy. Most times in life saying goodbye is a luxury many never have the chance to experience. Country & Western legend Glen Campbell now 76 is undertaking a final journey across the American landscape to entertain his legion of fans and provide them with an opportunity to enjoy his music live on stage for one more magical moment.

Glen Campbell was welcomed warmly by an enthusiastic crowd at the American Music Theatre outside historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Monday, May 21, 2012. Only his diehard fans will know that Glen buoyed his music career as a touring musician in the surf music genre as bassist for The Beach Boys before striking out on his own as a successful solo recording artist in 1967.

Instant People appeared as both the opening act and as Daddy Campbell’s support musicians. Three of his younger children, Ashley (vocals, banjo & keyboards), Calvin (drums & guitar), and Shannon Campbell (vocals and guitar) demonstrated their collective talent and professional musicianship as an emerging young group and again on stage backing their iconic father.

Several of Campbell’s signature songs included “By The Time I get To Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and “Southern Nights”. Hearing Glen sing his classic tunes was priceless. Clearly demonstrating that he still has command of the stage, Glen sang a moving rendition of “The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress” with just the accompaniment of his keyboardist T.J. Kuenster who has supported him on the road for 35 years.

While impersonating the cartoon voice of Donald Duck, Glen displayed his comedic talents while having a little fun on stage as Proud Papa prepared to introduce his stunningly beautiful blonde daughter Ashley. Halfway through the show, they played the popular instrumental “Dueling Banjo” together. Ashley twanged away on banjo with Glen jamming on his electric guitar.

The concert repertoire, spoken transitions, and stage interaction were clearly choreographed to act as an instructional guide for Glen on stage. He delivered several accelerated guitar solos and choice vocal performances throughout the evening. Although the actual concert itself clocked in under 75 minutes in length, his loyal fans didn’t seem to mind whatsoever. The standing ovations and thundering applause indicated their admiration and appreciation for his presence in Lancaster was sincere.

Glen Campbell, American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA, May 21, 2012 setlist: Gentle On My Mind * Galveston * By The Time I Get To Phoenix * Try A Little Kindness * Where’s The Playground Susie * Didn’t We * I Can’t Stop Loving You * True Grit * Lovesick Blues * Dueling Banjos * Hey Little One * Any Trouble * She Thinks I Care * The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress * Wichita Lineman * Rhinestone Cowboy * Encore: Southern Nights * A Better Place

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Wacky Wednesday: Brew at the Zoo

May 23rd, 2012 by The Professor

Brew at the Zoo 21012: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore 
invites you to sample 50+ beers, including craft beers and Maryland brewed favorites. Enjoy music from 6 live bands including the Kelly Bell Band and Old Man Brown. Get your fill of food and flavor from a variety of local vendors.

Bring the kids along for fun in the Kid Zone and don’t miss the chance to experience the animals as every ticket includes all day admission to the Zoo.  May 26th and 27th, all day!

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Tourism Tuesday: Maryland Science Center

May 22nd, 2012 by The Professor

The Maryland Science Center will be infested with fun when Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! swarms into town. This exhibit features Harry, a Chinese praying mantis, and a diverse group of his insect friends. Guests will have a chance to get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most interesting bugs.

 Exhibit highlights include live bugs ranging from butterflies and ladybugs to scorpions and cockroaches, nine interactive modules with hands-on activities and exhibit areas tailored to guests of all ages. Regularly scheduled activities including cricket spitting and bug cooking demos will still take place.

Harry’s bug world contains nine interactive modules which all feature hands-on activities for guests to explore. Enter the Zoom Room where you can meet Harry and discover bugs from around the world. The Water Habitat allows guests to explore a habitat of live water insects and learn about the life cycle of the mosquito and dragonfly. Journey through the Forest Habitat where you will take a path around fallen logs and under a tree canopy to learn about beetles, millipedes and leafcutter ants. The Meadow Habitat allows guests to walk through the meadow and interact with virtual butterflies, and see live butterflies in the caterpillar, pupa and adult stages. The Croplands offers a glimpse at insects devouring live crops, while the House Habitat lets you search out home invaders. Travel Under the Big Top to visit the circus and have close encounters with live insects presented by insect wranglers. And for the littlest of adventurers there is the Hug a Bug Space, filled with plush, noisemaking bugs and insects. Admission to this exhibit is free with paid admission–completely free for members. Hours are Monday thru Thursday 10 am- 5 pm, Friday 10 am- 8 pm, Saturday 10 am- 6 pm, and Sunday 11am- 5 pm.

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