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What’s My Lyric: Civil rights photographer Robert Houston reads ‘Logic of Color’ by Wye Oak

Robert Houston documented the Civil Rights movement with photos of Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others. Portrait by J.M. Giordano.

Great songs can mean different things to different people. And hearing Robert Houston, who photographed many of the luminaries of the Civil Rights movement, read the lyrics to Wye Oak’s song “Logic of Color” gives the song a stark new perspective. Houston is one of several subjects of “Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black…

Bono gives Future Islands some love in Rolling Stone

Future Islands!

2014 just keeps getting better for Baltimore’s Future Islands. They were a huge hit on Letterman. Win Butler, the lead singer of Arcade Fire, joined them on stage to play their single “Seasons (Waiting On You).” And thousands came out to see them play for free at Hampdenfest last month. Now, they can add another…

Weekend on the Radio 10/30 to 11/02

Halloween 2014

This weekend, watch the freaks come out at night at the Maryland Science Center for the annual Halloween craft beer and costume ball benefiting Believe in Music, tap into Baltimore’s musical past at a mammoth Baltimore music showcase at the Timmonium Fairgrounds, enjoy one of the greatest banjo players around, Tony Trischka, in Carroll County…

New art exhibit ‘Test Patterns’ opens 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at WTMD

A mural by Baltimore artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, who, along with Robby Rackleff, are transforming the WTMD Studios with "Test Patterns."

Artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn have turned outdoor public spaces into vibrant works of art, and video artist Robby Rackleff has transformed pure color into complex animation. Now, they’re re-imagining the WTMD Studios with a new art exhibit, “Test Patterns.” It’s a partnership between WTMD and BmoreArt, curated by Alex Ebstein and featuring screen…

Video: Ruut Live In-Studio

Come Uptown to Towson for WTMD's Live Lunch with Ruut

Ruut performs “Canyon” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Friday, October 10th, 2014

Relive World Cafe’s Sense of Place Baltimore

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Tell your friends! Tune in Saturday at 10am for a special encore of The World Cafe’s Sense of Place Baltimore! You’ll hear a live session from Future Islands, while WTMD’s Sam Sessa share 5 rising Baltimore talents and Morning Show host Erik Deatherage digs deep into Baltimore’s musical past for some true treasures. Learn about…

Video: Jukebox The Ghost Live In-Studio

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Jukebox The Ghost performs “Empire” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Friday, August 22nd, 2014.

Video: Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band Live In-Studio

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Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band perform “Wakan Tanka” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on August 8, 2014.

The Shadow! Nov. 26th

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This is a perfect little rock n roll song by one of the greats. So perfect that it’s not easy to even hold on to. This artist also found time to make a whole lot of elevators in his short lifetime. The Shadow artist is not the Ravens, but they are a dark bird. Enjoy…

SHADOW- Nov. 25th

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The original band makes me feel better. Symptomatically speaking. And musically. This song comes from their second studio release from 1980, billed as a very short record, 17 seconds, but it’s longer than that. The song is about the big picture and the little trees that get in the way. The Shadow artist does this…