An Airstream trailer is pulling into Baltimore next month, and this one has a recording studio inside. StoryCorps is set to park its road show in The City That Reads for a monthlong stay. Read More →
This year’s Baltimore’s Pride festival is set for the summer, but organizers are turning to a public fundraiser to cover leftover costs from last year. Read More →
It’s safe to say that one factor Freddie Gray’s death and the ensuing unrest exposed is that Baltimore continues to be a city divided. We have a lot to learn about each other. Like other cities, many of us stick with who and what we know. We tend to stay in our zones which makes it tough to engage with others outside of our routine.
When key players from OneBaltimore, Innovation Village, Mt. Royal Community Development Corp, and the Light City team examined how to bridge these divides, they came up with a new idea called “Kindling.” As the name implies, Kindling is designed to spark one-on-one conversations between Baltimoreans who may never get the opportunity to know one another.
The inaugural Kindling event will be held this Saturday, April 30 at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in historic Bolton Hill in Innovation Village. Consider taking part in a new type of community conversation built on the belief that progress will be made when we move past labels and see one another as individuals.
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Monday brings a landmark anniversary for a Baltimore landmark: The Domino Sugars sign turns 65. Read More →
The Prince tributes were flowing on Thursday, and, let’s be honest, it should stay that way for a long time. While Baltimore didn’t quite have an all-night party in the streets like the one in the musician’s hometown of Minneapolis, one of our prime public gathering points was the scene of a memorial for the purple legend. Read More →
Loyola Prof Ron Tanner’s ‘Missile Paradise’ Takes Aim at Imperialism, Insularity, and Going Off the Grid
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Ron Tanner is a man who wears a lot of hats. He’s a professional jazz musician, a Loyola professor, a builder, and handyman, and a writer. But even as a writer, you can’t pin him down. When I first met him, he was working on a memoir about how he and his wife Jill bought a completely destroyed frat house in Charles Village and renovated it to its original glory, one window pane, banister rail, and brick at a time. That tale became From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story. Read More →
According to authorities, Prince died Thursday morning at his estate outside Minneapolis at the age of 57. The cause remained unknown this afternoon. From Paisley Park to social media, there’s been an outpouring as the news spread.
Prince last performed in Baltimore on Mother’s Day 2015 at his Rally 4 Peace benefit concert following the unrest. His call for peace and effort to honor Freddie Gray extended to a song, titled “Baltimore.” In remembrance, below is Marion Winik’s essay about the concert, originally published on June 3, 2015: Read More →
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