Thursday Morning Headlines: One Gun Case Underscores Debate Over Minimum Sentencing Bill; $200M Federal Loan Could Help City Infrastructure; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 7:24am

Baltimore Could Get $200 Million To Repair City Infrastructure – CBS Baltimore

Baltimore judge throws book at young man in gun arrest – WBAL-TV

A 1930s campground will be revived in Gwynns Falls Park – Baltimore Sun

Five Bands to see at Artscape 2017 – BmoreArt

‘Detour Dave’ Sandler’s Contract Not Renewed by Baltimore Radio Stations – Jmore

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The Rack: Local Artisans Make Their Mark on Artscape This Weekend

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 2:56pm

Tigerlilly Shop – One of many local vendors at Artscape this weekend

While the rest of us blast our air conditioning this week, artists from far and wide will be sweating their way through booth setup for the 36th annual Artscape.  Read More →


Stretch of Light Rail System to Shut Down for 18 Days of Repairs After Artscape

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 4:57pm

The inside of an MTA light rail car. Photo by Payton Chung, via Wikimedia Commons.

State transportation officials are preparing to close down seven light rail stops in the city starting next Tuesday in order to make some major repairs.

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Hot Plate: Jimmy’s Reopens, Beer & Mojitos at Birroteca, Artscape Action

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 10:10am

Ejji Ramen is one of many local food companies that will be at Artscape, which starts July 21.

It’s hot out there, Baltimore, but it’s even hotter in the kitchen. It’s a good week to go out.

This week is busy one for restaurants, too, with tons of news, from expansions and reopenings to beer dinners, restaurant yoga and all the festivities surrounding Artscape.

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Culture, Featured

Artscape ’17 Musical Performers: ‘Queen of Percussion’ Sheila E., Gogol Bordello, Robert Randolph & The Family Band

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017 2:52pm

Gogol Bordello in Madrid. Photo by Carlos Delgado, via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore’s ambitiously huge, free arts festival returns next month with an eclectic array of performers in the musical lineup, including a renowned family soul band, a legendary Latin percussionist and a wild and well-loved gypsy punk group.

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Baltimore Design School Junior Brian High Wins the 4th Annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize

0 Written by: | Monday, May 15, 2017 2:22pm

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to announce the winner of the fourth annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize (The Fred). The winner is Brian High, a student at the Baltimore Design School. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Seven Baltimore Artists Picked as Sondheim Finalists

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 11:28am

“Score for Room” by Sara Dittrich (2015).

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts has whittled down its pool of entries for the city’s prestigious Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

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City to Embrace Great Outdoors with ‘Camp Artscape’ Theme for 2017

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 05, 2016 5:03pm


The largest free arts festival in the country is coming back. Next July, “Camp Artscape” will take over a handful of neighborhoods surrounding Penn Station for a long weekend aiming to transport city dwellers away to a more open, nature-filled setting.

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City-Zen: Meet Jason, Co-organizer of The Mothership Connection

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 3:00pm


Welcome to City-Zena Q & A series of real conversations with real Baltimoreans sharing their thoughts on issues that are top-of-mind to many.  Whether just starting out, raising a family, struggling to get by, or at the top of your game, we all have something in common.  It’s easier to communicate when we understand the perspective of others.  

Meet Jason Harrisa writer, IT contractor, fledgling futurist, and a creative director at a local community space.  Jason has lived in Baltimore for 17 years and currently resides in the Bel Air-Edison neighborhood.  Although he’s a transplant, coming to Baltimore as an adult, he has worked at Frederick Douglass High, Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts and was a man-on-a-mission, working hard on the Parent-Teachers Organization at the Baltimore Design School, advocating for students. (See his website,

What do you most like about your neighborhood?

Herring Run Park is my backyard!  Herring Run is a beautiful feature of East Baltimore. It is a 3.5 mile refuge, of sorts, with a developing bike trail, so I can ride my bike from Sinclair Lane all the way to Lake Montebello. There are soccer leagues that play there, there is a movie night that happens in an area of the park next to Belair Road.
What would you like to change about your neighborhood?  

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Police Arrest 65 Protesters for Blocking Highway During Artscape

5 Written by: | Monday, Jul 18, 2016 9:39am

Photo via Instagram @beyond_shae

Photo via Instagram @beyond_shae

Over the weekend, Baltimore police arrested 55 adults and 10 juveniles (including a handful of journalists) for participating in a protest on the Jones Falls Expressway during Artscape.  Read More →

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