Baltimore Rock Opera Society Gets a 6-Pack

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:13pm

RO6P_ShowLogo_CAcatch of the day fish (2)Music and performance usually come all in one shot with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. But over the next two weekends, they’re spreading things out with a six pack. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Schools

Teachable Treasure: Roland Park Country School’s “Peace on Earthbench”

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:00am

The Harvest Collective team provided RPCS critical know-how and volunteers for their all-school "Peace on Earthbench."

The Harvest Collective team provided RPCS critical know-how and volunteers for their “Peace on Earthbench.”

If you have school-aged children, you may have noticed that this generation is learning about our environment differently than their predecessors. Environmental studies, or “ecology” to some, isn’t just a science elective class anymore. With twenty percent of schools certified as Green Schools, Maryland is a leader in integrating environment studies into all grade levels and curricula. Located in Baltimore, Roland Park Country School’s “Peace on Earthbench” is an A+ example of how Maryland’s next generation is learning about our planet.  That’s good, because they’ll be saving it.

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Culture, Lifeline

Ray Lewis Is Writing His Memoirs

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:21am


i feel like going on small

Between his childhood in Florida and his current stint as an NFL commentator, Ray Lewis did a lot of interesting things — like, oh, say, winning two Super Bowls, inventing a dance, and being indicted on murder charges. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Nelson Cruz Comes Back to Camden Yards Tonight

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:04am

Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz rounding the bases in 2014. Photo by Keith Allison.

Nelson Cruz was only with the Orioles for one season, but he made quite the impression. And, apparently, there was more to it than his amazing home run production. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Baltimore Street Artist Brightens Walls in Liberia

0 Written by: | Friday, May 15, 2015 9:36am

Photo by M. Holden Warren, via NPR

Photo by M. Holden Warren, via NPR

The Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in Liberia has been closed since last August, when the country was crippled by the rapid spread of Ebola. Last week, the school reopened–and students were welcomed back by a brightly-colored mural that might look familiar to some Baltimore residents. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Preakness Will Stay in Baltimore, Says USA Today

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:09pm


The idea of moving the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico to Laurel Park is more than the idle wish of a Washington Post columnist. It’s been “discuss[ed] openly” by The Stronach Group, which owns both race tracks and the Preakness. Not a chance, says USA Today. Let’s hope they’re right.  Read More →

Culture, Hunt Valley, Sponsored Post

Hot August Music Festival Tickets ON SALE! Reserve Now for Early Bird Discounts

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:00pm

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Early Bird Tickets on sale now!  Click here to reserve your tickets today.  Check out a few of the amazing artists lined up for this years festival.

Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), Davcounting-crowsid Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. The band just released their seventh studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, to rave reviews. This album is the band’s first new material since 2007. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, the Counting Crows are consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today. View their website. Read More →

Culture, Druid Hill, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Art Outside Spotlight on Baltimore City Teacher, Turned Artist – Charles Cooper

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00pm

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music

Art Outside 3 returns to Druid Hill Park this Sunday, May 17 from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s art festival will feature more than 100 artists from around the Maryland region. They will be a diverse group who reflect a wide array of influences and inspirations from around the region. Among them will be Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who lives on Eutaw Street in Bolton Hill and creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music.

Charles Cooper (2)

Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

Formerly a Baltimore City schools teacher, Charles decided several years ago to resign from teaching and focus on art full time. The result has been the creation of a large portfolio of colorful, fun and unique prints representative of Charles’ outgoing personality and perspective on Baltimore life.

Art Outside 3 will be Charles’ second year participating in this annual arts event. According to Charles, Art Outside is his most favorite arts event of the year thanks to its intimacy and the opportunity to really engage with visitors to the festival as well as other participating artists. “There is a great energy that pervades Art Outside,” said Charles. “Last year I had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the country who seemed genuinely interested in art, collecting art and learning what inspired me to create my works. This grassroots event provides a wonderful opportunity to bring people together from all over the City for a beautiful day around the lake in Druid Hill Park.”

Charles Cooper (3)

Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

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Culture, Featured

Orioles Wear Special Home Jerseys for ReOpening Day

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:28am

ReOpening Day

The ReOpening Day jerseys, via Twitter.

The Baltimore Orioles, like most major-league baseball teams, wear white jerseys featuring the team name for home games. The city name goes on the gray away jerseys. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Prince Releases Baltimore Protest Song; Concert Rocks the City

2 Written by: | Monday, May 11, 2015 9:31am


I didn’t get to go to Prince’s concert in Baltimore last night, but my friends who went pronounced it “f***ing awesome.” Read More →


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