Announcing ‘Believe in Baltimore,’ helping kids make sense and music out of the Baltimore riots

From left: Believe in Music students Caprice Martin, Taniyah Kutcherman, Yamaudi Pinder and Amira Winchester. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

WTMD parters with Believe in Music at the Living Classrooms Foundation to give at-risk students a chance to tell their stories. Members of Future Islands, Lower Dens, Celebration, the Bridge and others join in. >>Download the song for free here.<< Several Baltimore middle school students in Living Classrooms’ Believe in Music Program have come together…

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Downtown Upload: Amy Langrehr of Charm City Cook

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The Downtown Upload Weekly Podcast, with Megan Isennock from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore featuring information and interviews on the people and places that make life Good for Downtown. Good for Baltimore. Listen below: 7-30-15 Amy Langrehr Previous episodes here.

Weekend on the Radio: July 30th – August 2nd

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It’s a wet and wonderful weekend in Baltimore with Fluid Movement’s new water ballet called Goldblum in it’s final weekend. Plus there’s the Imporv Festival and Baltimore’s birthday. Also, there’s lots of music this weekend- including: Legends of Etc at Live Lunch, Cara Kelly at BWI Live, Tedeschi Trucks at Pier 6, Delbert McClinton, and…

Notice of Meeting of the Board of Directors of Towson University Public Media

TUPM Board Meeting – Closed Session Thursday, July 30th at 7pm A closed emergency meeting of the board has been called to discuss a personnel matter.

Weekend on the Radio: July 23rd – 26th

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Wave your flag Baltimore. There’s a lot to be proud about.  We’ve all got Pride this weekend; plus birthday parties, festivals, clinics, meals, and concerts. Find out more by listening to Sam Gallant and Don Rogers below, or click here for details. You can submit your own event here too. Also, check out Live Baltimore,…

Sisqo and the making of ‘The Thong Song,’ 15 years later

15 years after "The Thong Song" peaked on the Billboard charts, R&B singer Sisqo shares the stories behind his most notorious single (Handout image, graphic by Jason George)

A devilish grin flashes across the face of R&B singer Sisqo when he thinks about the first time he laid eyes on the undergarment that inspired his most notorious song. “I was like, ‘Hey, what’s that?,’” he said. “‘What is that — whatever you’re garnishing — that has me all starry-eyed?’” Loved by many, reviled…

Sisqo’s ‘The Thong Song’ re-imagined by Horse Lords, TT the Artist, Wing Dam and more

7 Baltimore artists re-interpret Sisqo's "The Thong Song"

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the summer of “The Thong Song,” we asked 7 Baltimore musicians to re-imagine Sisqo’s ode to the skimpiest of underwear. We couldn’t be more excited with the results. TT the Artist teamed up with producer Schwarz for the banger “2 Much Junk In My Trunk.” Experimental groups Horse Lords…

The Shadow- July 31st

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The original artist was a garage rock band from Michigan that hit it big with Hanky Panky in ’66. This song hit #1 in the UK on this day in 1968, and it peaked at #3 in the US. The title supposedly comes from the Mutual of New York building. The Shadow artist had success…

The Shadow- July 30th

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The original artist recorded this song on this day 60 years ago at Sun Studios in Memphis. This became one of his signature songs and he even performed and recorded it live at the namesake correctional institution in California in 1968. The Shadow artist recorded this one in 1967 but it was “lost” for a…