Saturday, April 1, 2023
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Giving Holabird and Pikesville love to the great Calvin Statham

It took Nestor nearly 31 years to drag his Holabird Junior High music teacher and production leader of the 1982 spring presentation of "My Fair Lady" at Dundalk Middle School onto his show. A beautiful afternoon and discussion with a man who traveled the gospel world and brought joy and the magic of music to thousands of children in Baltimore. The King of Dundalk music Calvin Statham tells Nestor how their paths crossed back in 1979 on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at The Tasting Room at Drug City.

Who would come to Baltimore, fall in love with our city and want to write about it?

Local journalist Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine is a noted transplant whom extols the many virtues – and vices – of the Charm City for Nestor as they discuss their mutual love of the Land of Pleasant Living on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at State Fare in Catonsville.

Bringing the big acts back to Baltimore becomes real with Bruce and The Eagles opening doors to CFG Bank Arena in April

Baltimore Magazine writer Ron Cassie joins Nestor on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at State Fare in Catonsville to discuss the future of live music in downtown Baltimore and the big acts and big hopes for a million people visiting the building in the first year.

Taking the kids to Annapolis to rock breakfast and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

Sam Sessa and Jimi Haha tell Nestor about bringing the kids together in Annapolis on to see Jimmie's Chicken Shack and recount the story of the first concert of their childhood. Who loves Styx and Black Sabbath?

Blazing the trail of an epic gathering of Baltimore legends

Ron Cassie tells Nestor about the epic Baltimore Magazine gathering of local legends and trailblazers for the January 2023 cover.

Davidson brings his smooth jazz, comedy and soul back home to Maryland this weekend at Baltimore Comedy Factory

Comedian and Silver Spring native Tommy Davidson talks about his smooth jazz collaboration with Dave Koz and the living color of comedy and why his Maryland roots remain deep.

Reimagining a new, beautiful Inner Harbor for our children

Visionary Rebecca Hoffberger shares her vision for the future of Baltimore prosperity with Nestor. Big thanks to The Baltimore Fishbowl for this inspired story and TBC for this amazing image.

Putting on our Rally Caps for a locally inspired baseball film

Jodi Cutler tells old pal Nestor the local story behind the upcoming movie Rally Caps and bringing awareness home

Shaking the history of Milkshake and legend of Beyond Words and the New Wave 80s

The Maryland Crab Cake Tour celebrated its final stop of the year under the Christmas lights of Costas Inn with old friends telling music tales. Your kids might know Milkshake but Nestor knew them as a kid music critic in the 1980s as Beyond Words and went back to the New Wave 80s with Lisa, George and Mikel in his dreams for his 31st Anniversary celebration.

Going Beyond Words to Scratch n’ Sniff and history of Gina Schock in Dundalk

The Maryland Crab Cake Tour final stop of the year brought old friends together for the holidays at Costas Inn. John Allen joined Nestor in welcoming their old Dundalk High art teacher Joyce Bucci on to discuss her role with the band Beyond Words (and the Child's Play logo) and how it tied back to the first punk rock band of Gina Schock before The Go-Go's.
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Longtime sports columnist and insider Bob Kravitz joins Nestor from Indianapolis where Jim Irsay might be one of the remaining owners to covet the Ravens former MVP quarterback. Will the Colts make a play for Lamar Jackson? As all Baltimore folks know, if it says "Irsay" it's usually unpredictable.

So, Lamar Jackson wants a trade, does he?

After hijacking the Coaches Breakfast press conference with John Harbaugh and the national media with a tweet outing his March 2 trade request, we wonder what happens next for the Ravens' disgruntled former MVP quarterback. Luke Jones and Nestor answer the Lamar Jackson mandate for the Baltimore Ravens and opine on the few possibilities for peace and prosperity in this broken relationship.

It’s time to Play Ball

As Opening Day looms, our longtime Orioles insider Luke Jones gets Nestor pumped for Opening Day and a real Orioles season of hope and questions. First up, the new rules and new schedule format and how it might help the Birds' chances of getting to October baseball.
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