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Ray Rice announces Merriweather Post Pavilion event

Posted on 27 June 2012 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE JUNE 23, 2012   Ray Rice has announced that he has partnered with Merriweather Post Pavilion, Teen Truth Live, and other local sponsors to bring his “A Ray of Hope” campaign to the parents of youth in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area on July 13, 2012 at 6pm.

“Since starting my pro-kindness, anti-bullying campaign earlier this year, I have received thousands of emails from kids who have been bullied.  I have also received many who have told me that this message of hope assures them that they are not alone.  The content of many of the emails have been overwhelming,” says Rice. “Overwhelmingly sad, positive, and just plain scary.  I just want kids to know they are not alone in this world.  I want kids to know it’s okay to be who they are.  I want to help them learn compassion for one another.”

Teen Truth Live, an award winning program, is an interactive, multi-media assembly experience that combines motivational presentations with a 22-minute film that was created by students. The award winning film, TEEN TRUTH: BULLY & SCHOOL VIOLENCE, focuses on social issues that can lead to serious consequences while the presentation challenges students to think about how their reactions to these issues impact the lives of those around them. Using storytelling, humor, real world examples and audience participation, TEEN TRUTH LIVE: BULLY & SCHOOL VIOLENCE teaches students to identify the different forms of bullying, understand how bullying can lead to serious consequences, and motivate students to stop bullying from happening in their school.

The event is free and open to the public.  No tickets are required for entry but event organizers are asking that people wishing to attend RSVP via Ray’s website at www.RayRice27.com so appropriate accommodations for the correct number of people may be made.  Please make sure you RSVP for the event in order to attend as capacity is limited.  The event is open to all children and adults; however, the program contains content that may not be suitable for all viewers and parental discretion is strongly advised for children under 13.  Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for admittance to the event.

Doors will open at 6pm.  There will be music and entertainment prior to the program.  There will be many community oriented vendor booths to visit.  The program begins at 7pm and is expected to last 1.5 hours.  Directions to Merriweather can be found online at www.merriweathermusic.com.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank.  Donations are appreciated but are not required for admission.

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Legendary Bill Cosby back in Maryland this weekend

Posted on 31 May 2012 by WNST Audio

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 28 May 2012 by WNST Staff

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode (Saturday 9pm from Carson, CA live on Showtime), Gabriel Rosado vs. Joel Julio (Friday 9pm from Bethlehem, PA live on NBC Sports Network); WNBA: Minnesota Lynx @ Washington Mystics (Wednesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet); Pro Lacrosse: MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Denver Outlaws (Saturday 9pm from Denver live on ESPN3.com)

10. Zac Brown Band (Thursday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Capital Jazz Fest feat. Indie.Arie, Bill Cosby (Friday-Sunday Merriweather Post Pavilion); Radiohead (Sunday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Miranda Lambert/Jerrod Niemann (Sunday 4pm Jiffy Lube Live);  City and Colour (Wednesday 7pm Rams Head Live); Smile Empty Soul (Saturday 5pm Recher Theatre); Crossfade (Monday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dandy Warhols (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club); The Used (Wednesday 7:30pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Victor Wooten (Thursday 8pm Howard Theatre); Dr. John (Friday 7:30pm Birchmere); Rhett Miller (Monday 8pm Jammin Java)

I’d watch ZBB do just about anything, but this was as good as anything I’ve seen them do…

My favorite tune from Thom Yorke and the boys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKd06s1LNik

For more traditional country folk, I sorta dig this Jerrod Niemann tune…

I wish I didn’t have to admit to digging this tune…

9. Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival (Saturday & Sunday 12pm Oregon Ridge); Guy Torry (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Corey Holcomb (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); “Man on a Ledge” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Glenn Clark’s first ever “Hogfest” (Saturday)

That’s right. For the first time in my (still?) young life, I will be roasting a pig Saturday. It’s all thanks in part to ABC Rental Store in Rosedale. A talented young man I listen to on the radio is always talking to me about them. I think his show is called “The Reality Check.” I PRAY my results make me as happy as George W. Bush…

Also, I will be hosting a qualifier for the Olympic KanJam team Saturday (more on Twitter @OlympicKanJam). I expect the day to look much like this…

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Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa Headline Preakness Infield

Posted on 03 February 2012 by WNST Staff

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER MAROON 5 AND WIZ KHALIFA TO HEADLINE INFIELD CONCERT ON PREAKNESS DAY

Infield Ticket Prices Reduced For Entire Weekend

BALTIMORE, 02-03-12—The Maryland Jockey Club today announced 2012 Preakness InfieldFest will include performances by Grammy Award nominees Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa. Both artists will play extended sets on the main stage in the public Infield on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club, North America’s oldest sporting organization, hosts the 137th renewal of the Preakness® Stakes.

Maroon 5 won a GRAMMY for Best New Artist in 2005 and is currently nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for “Moves Like Jagger”, which also features Christina Aguilera. Lead vocalist Adam Levine and Aguilera are coaches on the popular NBC talent show program “The Voice”. Maroon 5, who were named Favorite Band at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards in January, has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Wiz Khalifa is nominated for two GRAMMY Awards: Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Black & Yellow”, his single that peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 3 million digital copies since release. Khalifa’s recent single “Young, Wild & Free”, which also stars Snoop Dogg, recently reached Platinum status.

“The InfieldFest brand, now in its fourth year, is all about first class music for the region’s most celebrated party at an historic and iconic sporting classic. The multi-celebration festival experience promises a variety of music and entertainment, including the return of the hugely popular MUG Club,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas. “There is plenty for fans to do all day long. The Preakness Infield has become a rite of passage for generations in the mid-Atlantic region. Nowhere else can you listen to great music and soak up the party atmosphere that is InfieldFest at such low prices, capped off by the constant action of live racing that is Preakness Day.”

GRAMMY winners Bruno Mars (2011), Train (2011) and Zac Brown (2010) have performed on the main stage at InfieldFest in previous years as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top (2009), Buckcherry (2009) and O.A.R. (2010). Renowned independent promotion and production company, I.M.P., of the legendary 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion, has booked and produced the InfieldFest main stage since its inception in 2009.

In addition to the main stage headliners, Preakness InfieldFest will feature live music from top acts on a second stage, presented by Jägermeister, a variety of activities and a slew of Maryland-branded food and beverage concessions. The Jägermeister stage acts will be announced at a later date.

Two 160 feet MUG Club areas will be available and easily accessible for the second consecutive year. For an additional $20 to a regular admission to the public Infield, fans receive a souvenir mug for unlimited refills of beer. As in all prior years, the Maryland Jockey will continue to work closely with its beverage partners to ensure that responsible drinking policies and protocol is in place for all Preakness fans.

Infield Tickets will be reduced to $40, with a MUG Club package $60 until 7:30 a.m. Monday, February 6 before prices are returned to $50 (Infield Ticket) and $70 (MUG Club).

Seating information and ticket reservations are available at www.preakness.com. Tickets can be bought by calling the Preakness sales office at 410-542-9400 or 877-206-8042 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

NO beverage of any kind (cans or bottles), including alcohol, soft drinks and water will be allowed to be brought into the public Infield. Coolers and backpacks, containing food, will be permitted in the Infield but coolers larger than 28″l x 15″w x 17″h will be prohibited. Beach blankets and suntan lotion, cellular phones, cameras (up to 35mm), camcorders, binoculars and lightweight plastic lawn chairs are also allowed in the Infield.

 

Additional information can be found on www.facebook.com/InfieldFest and https://twitter.com/PreaknessStakes.

 

The annual running of the Preakness is an American institution. First contested in 1873, it is one of thoroughbred horse racing’s most valued Grade 1 stakes races. Now one of the largest single-day sporting events in the United States, “The People’s Race…The People’s Party” has hosted up to 121,263 for the pivotal middle jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown at famed Pimlico.

 

The greatest three-year old horses in the history of racing have thundered down the stretch at “Old Hilltop” in their quest for the Woodlawn Vase, the most valuable trophy in American Sports, including Man o’ War, Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Rachel Alexandra.

 

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Ray Lewis and Snoop Dogg in Westminster

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Live from Snoop-minster: Pics & vids of Snoop Dogg in the hizzouse at Ravens camp here!

Posted on 06 August 2009 by Luke Jones

7:46 p.m. — Practice will get underway at 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning.  The team will have a special teams practice at 2 p.m. with special teams coordinator/assistant head coach Jerry Rosburg running the show.

Harbaugh will be attending the memorial service of former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson.  The two men coached together in Philadelphia for a decade before Harbaugh became the head coach of the Ravens in 2008.

5:28 p.m. — Happy birthday to Frank Walker.  In honor of his 28th birthday, he was allowed to break the team huddle at the end of the afternoon practice.

How did he celebrate?  Walker worked on his conditioning by running laps around the field after practice.

5:19 p.m. — Just when we thought Marcus Smith’s weight fluctuation problem was settled, the wide receiver did not practice this afternoon, though he was running on his own out on the field.

With Smith having problems staying on the practice field and Clayton sidelined for the next few weeks, Kelley Washington and Justin Harper will both get looks at the No. 3 position.  Washington is a little more polished while running his routes, but Harper continues to stretch the field unlike any other receiver on the roster.

5:10 p.m. — Another interesting competition to watch this summer is the battle for the kick and punt returner jobs.

At this point in camp, Chris Carr is No. 1 on the depth chart at kick returner and punt returner, but we’ve seen a plethora of other players returning punts, including Ed Reed, Yamon Figurs, Jayson Foster, and Lardarius Webb.

Much like we’ve seen over the last couple years, Reed continues to lobby to return punts, but it’s hard to envision the coaching staff allowing him to do it on a consistent basis.

Webb has been more of a factor returning kickoffs

4:51 p.m. — The Snoop Dogg video of the “What Time Is It?” is here…

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4:32 p.m. — In Gaither’s absence, rookie right tackle Michael Oher shifted over to the left side with Marshal Yanda lining up at right tackle.  David Hale (in for Ben Grubbs) and Chris Chester were the guards with Matt Birk at his customary center position.

Oniel Cousins lined up at left tackle for the second team.

4:29 p.m. — The other significant name not to practice was Tavares Gooden.  The inside linebacker was not participating at the very end of the morning session, but I asked him about it after practice (The interview is up in the WNST.net audio vault), and he downplayed it as simply getting some rest and allowing some other players to get some first-team reps.

While we have no official word on any injury, he did appear to be favoring his right leg as he walked up the steps and back into the McDaniel gym.

4:25 p.m. — The afternoon practice lasted a little over an hour, as the team completed what was little more than a glorified walk-through.  Players were dressed in shorts, helmets, and shells, and there was no contact.

Gaither did not practice but was out on the field for the afternoon session.  Right now, we’re speculating that it has something to do with his left arm or shoulder, but we have received no further word from the Ravens on any injury.  Harbaugh said after the morning practice that Gaither was not on the trainer’s report, but it looks like there’s a little more to this story.  We’ll see if he’s out on the field tomorrow morning.

2:55 p.m. — Tavares Gooden and Jared Gaither are not practicing this afternoon. Demetrius Williams is out on the field. Brendon Ayanbadejo is also on the field with a helmet but hasn’t participated as much.

12:13 p.m. — Harbaugh continues to allow his special teams roots to shine.  At the end of practice, Harbaugh sported a yellow helmet beanie over his cap and sprinted down with the kickoff team, earning the cheers of the crowd and his players.

It’s easy to see the passion that Harbaugh has for the game, and it’s contagious with his players.

12:06 p.m. — Domonique Foxworth made one of the finer defensive plays of the morning, picking off Flacco as he tried to get the ball to Marcus Smith.

Staying in the secondary, Frank Walker had a nice day, breaking up passes on several occasions.

12:03 p.m. — The kicking battle was fairly equal today, but I’d give the slightest edge to Hauschka.  Early in practice, both kickers were perfect in a series of attempts from inside 40 yards.  As they moved further out, Gano missed a 40-yard attempt but made one from 49.  Hauschka hit a field goal from 44 but missed from 54 yards out.

11:59 a.m. — Justin Harper continues to impress on a daily basis.  Today, he battled for the football with Fabian Washington but wrestled it away for the reception.  Later in  practice, he beat Lardarius Webb for a long touchdown pass from John Beck.

Time and time again, we’ve seen Harper beat a plethora of defensive backs on the deep ball over the first two weeks of camp.

11:54 a.m. — The team spent some time early in practice working on the no-huddle offense.  On the very first play, Joe Flacco’s pass was batted up in the air and intercepted by Haloti Ngata.  Despite his massive size, Ngata is very active at the line of scrimmage as we saw last season.

Flacco rebounded after the miscue and completed a nice timing route to Derrick Mason.

The highlight of Flacco’s morning was a touchdown pass thrown to Kelley Washington on a nice fade route.  Washington worked out as the No. 2 receiver today with Clayton and Williams both missing from practice.

11:52 a.m. — Justin Bannan received the morning off since he is in the “Over 30” club.  Due to the Ravens needing him on the defensive line for practice, his off day is staggered from the rest of the veterans who were off yesterday.

11:44 a.m. — Grubbs will be out for a few days as he rehabs the ankle to get back on the field, according to Harbaugh.

11:42 a.m. — Samari Rolle worked out in shorts and a helmet this morning and appears to be working his way back to getting on the practice field.  He will sport a red jersey and will not participate in contact drills, much like Ed Reed.

11:21 a.m. — Jared Gaither limped off the field during the morning practice, but John Harbaugh said he was not on the trainer report after practice, so he should be fine.  Demetrius Williams did not practice this morning after suffering a mild concussion when he landed hard during drills yesterday.  Ben Grubbs sat out practice as he continues to deal with the same ankle issue that landed him on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp.

Harbaugh also said Mark Clayton’s injured hamstring will keep him sidelined for at least two or three preseason games.  He had some significant bleeding in the hamstring, according to Harbaugh.

11:03 a.m. — Snoop Dogg and Ray Lewis made their way over to the media area. It’s been quite the scene.

Ray Lewis and Snoop Dogg in Westminster

10:38 a.m. — Our favorite line so far about the Snoop Dogg appearance here: “It’s the Westminster Dogg Show!”

Ray and Snoop

10:34 a.m. — Snoop Dogg is apparently a guest of Ray Lewis this morning in Westminster. It has been said that he will not be meeting with the fans or the media. We’ll see how he sneaks off the field. Everyone here knows he’s here and he’s had way more eyeballs than anything on the field. And, we’re sure you’ve noticed, it’s not the greatest weather day here at camp.

Fabian Washington is back on the field after a minor tweak earlier in practice. Jared Gaither has limped off the field and Ben Grubbs did not practice this morning.

10 a.m. — First things first…Twitter is screwed up this morning. No one can get on to tweet the biggest news of camp: Snoop Dogg is standing on the sidelines, running between the raindrops. He played at Merriweather Post Pavilion last night and WNST.net’s own Ray Bachman was in hizzouse. Now Snoop is at McDaniel College.

Also: in an unrelated, non-celebrity note of football, cornerback Fabian Washington pulled up lame today and sat out for a few plays but is now back on the field.

I’ll be on every :30 after the hour today on AM 1570. Check out my reports from Snoop-minster!

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