Canton Orioles Rally

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I attended the Orioles rally Tuesday night in Canton. Talk about a sea of orange! First, I should point out that there aren’t many pics or videos because I forgot to charge my phone fully. Oops.

Anyway,  I arrived around 5:30pm, and there were a few hundred people there already. Food trucks lined the perimeter of the Target parking lot, along with a stage for the band Pasadena Family (who ROCKED by the way.)

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I then bumped into WJZ’s Chelsea Ingram. It’s okay, be jealous.

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Pasadena Family continued to rock, as crowds started to gather in front of the stage waiting for the Orioles. Jeremy Conn from 105.7 The Fan emceed the event.

By now the event had close 1,000 people in attendance..

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(pic from @BmoreAroundTown on Twitter)

Yup. That’s a lot of Orioles fans.

Here’s a video of Jeremy Conn introducing Quinton Berry, Wayne Kirby and Adam Jones: http://bit.ly/1qTX41B

A few tidbits:

 

* A drone (you read that right) flew over the area and took video of all the fans..flipping it off.
* Wayne Kirby was the first to come and meet the crowd
* On stage, Adam Jones remarked “Thanks for coming out..this is..insane.”
* Jonathan Schoop seemed pretty chill on stage. He motioned for fans to come over to the guard rails to take some pictures if they wanted.
* Kevin Gausman looked..petrified. In a good way. I don’t think he had any idea that many people would show up.
* Morgan Cox (yes THAT Morgan Cox) was a surprise guest hanging out with the Orioles. Birds of a feather.
* I heard from someone close to the players that they were grateful and surprised a ton of people showed up to support them. Of course we support them!

And finally..the Iron Man showed up.  Sort of.

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I want this costume. Who wants to buy it for me?

All in all, it was a pretty awesome Orioles rally. Props to everyone for making it happen in four days!

Let’s show the Orioles, and the world, how much we support our guys. I challenge every Orioles fan (if possible) to wear Orioles gear, or something orange today, Thursday and Friday.

We Won’t Stop.

Fall 2014: Live, DVR, or Skip?

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Here’s a breakdown of what you should be watching LIVE, what you should DVR for a binge marathon, and flat out SKIP this Fall!

 

Mondays:

Live: “Gotham” (FOX)

DVR: “The Voice” (NBC), “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX) , “Scorpion” (CBS)

Skip: “Jane The Virgin” (CW), “State Of Affairs” (NBC)

 

Tuesdays:

Live: “The Flash” (CW), “About A Boy” (NBC)

DVR: “Marvel’s Agent Of Shield” (ABC), “Marry Me” (NBC), “NCIS” (CBS)

Skip: “Manhattan Love Story” (ABC), “Forever” (ABC), “Utopia” (FOX)

 

Wednesdays:

Live: “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX), “Red Band Society” (FOX), “The Goldbergs” (ABC)

DVR: “Stalker” (CBS), “Arrow” (CW), “Modern Family” & “black-ish” (ABC), “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “The Exes” (TV LAND)

Skip: “The Mysteries Of Laura” (NBC)

 

Thursdays:

Live: “Scandal” (ABC), “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Parenthood” (NBC)

DVR: “How To Get Away With Murder” (ABC), “Gracepoint” (FOX), “Bad Judge” (NBC)

Skip: “Reign” (CW)

 

Fridays:

Live: (nothing)

DVR: “Last Man Standing” and “Cristela” (ABC)

Sundays:

Live: “The Walking Dead” (AMC)

DVR: “Family Guy” (FOX), “Mulaney” (FOX), “Homeland” (Showtime), “The Newsroom” (HBO), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Resurrection” (ABC)

Skip: “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “Revenge” (ABC)

Press Release: Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Mini Golf Day 2014

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WHAT: MINI GOLF DAY 2014 – Miniature Golf Tournament and Crab Feast

WHO: The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit organization that raises awareness and promotes prevention of child abuse through its Courage House National Support Network for Kids and an affiliation with the National Football League and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society

WHEN: Saturday, September 27th Two Rounds of Play Available – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Perry Hall Mini Golf– 4123 E. Joppa Road – Perry Hall, MD 21236

WHY: Event benefits the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation and its efforts to raise awareness and promote the prevention of child abuse in Baltimore and other NFL communities.

The Foundation will host Celebrity Mini Golf Day 2013 – Puttin’ Away Child Abuse at Perry Hall Mini Golf– an 18 hole, world class “miniature” golf course located in Perry Hall, MD. The day will consist of two shotgun starts, 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and, based upon availability, each foursome will play with a local sports or media celebrity. Entry fees are $60 per individual, and $180 per foursome. Corporate sponsorship packages are available at either the $500 or $1,000 level, and opportunities exist to purchase fence signage (2’ x 2’ – $150) or a tee sign (11” x 17” – $50).

Following each round, a CRAB FEAST brought to you by The Pappas Seafood Co., will be provided, along with hot dogs, salads, and soda. Also, each player will receive a “goody bag” at registration. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each round.

Press Release: New Baltimore Theater Company Announces Launch Party

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New Baltimore theater company announces launch party
Baltimore – Cohesion Theatre Company, a new collaboration-based

Baltimore theater group, will host a launch party and fundraiser to introduce its inaugural season line-up at Gallery 788 in Hampden at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

Cohesion Theatre Company is the creation of the artistic team behind this spring’s critically acclaimed production of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II at Spotlighter’s Theatre in Mt. Vernon. Brad Norris and Alicia Stanley, who respectively directed and assistant directed Edward II, have been involved for several years in the Baltimore region theater community as directors, actors, lighting designers and stage managers for companies such as the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and The Jewish Theatre Workshop, among others.

Norris is the events manager of Center Stage, and has worked in the non-profits arts world in Chicago and Baltimore for more than 15 years.

“The goal of Cohesion is to be a catalyst for growing theater and the arts in Baltimore,” Norris said. “We want to create a strong sense of community in this wonderful and artistically thriving city by partnering with other theater groups and local artists of every discipline.”

Norris and Stanley will direct two of the three shows planned for Cohesion’s inaugural season, with Edward II lead actor Jonas David Grey directing the third. Grey, a resident member of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and starring as Richard II this season, has decades of national and regional acting and directing experience.

“Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of bringing together Brad and Alicia to direct Edward II. The show was a personal dream for me and one of the best theater experiences I’ve ever had,” Grey said. “That little show sparked something between Brad and Alicia that has rapidly grown into this exciting endeavor. They have a very clear vision to develop engaging theater experiences and bring together members of the artistic community in Baltimore as part of the process. I believe very strongly in Cohesion’s vision and purpose to accommodate ‘cohesion’ within the Baltimore artistic community.”

Tickets to Cohesion’s launch party may be purchased by making a donation of $20 or more to the company’s Indiegogo campaign page. Donors at various levels will receive gift certificates to area restaurants and tickets to Cohesion shows, in addition to tickets to the launch party. Cohesion’s Indiegogo campaign donations are the initial fundraising efforts for Cohesion’s inaugural season budget.

The launch party will include food, drinks, raffle prizes, dancing, live music by The Black and White Milk Bar singers and music by DJ Aurturo Ozaeta. Gallery 788 is at 3602 Hickory Ave. in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore.

Cohesion Theatre Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Cohesion Theatre Company must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more information, visit www.cohesiontheatre.org or www.facebook.com/CohesionTheatre, or email cohesiontheatrecompany@gmail.com.

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