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Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

For 36 years, Artscape has been Baltimore’s go-to summer party — an all-for-free celebration of the performing and visual arts, bringing together a vast range of Charm City’s creative minds, from street performers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. “Artscape is a tradition, but every year, it...

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  • What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    Our view: Talking about restoring American adoption of Russian children is code for excusing human rights abuses When Donald Trump Jr. was first confronted about his campaign meeting with a well-connected Russian lawyer, he explained that the topic of conversation was adoption. When President Donald...

  • Trump can't stop being himself

    Trump can't stop being himself

    In the same week we learned there was yet another reason to admire Amelia Earhart as a feminist icon and were reminded of the brilliance of Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics, our president reduced France’s first lady to the status of a racehorse....

  • Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Let’s accept, for the sake of argument, the most innocent possible explanation for the Baltimore police officer whose body camera footage appears to show him planting drugs in a trash strewn alley that he “finds” shortly thereafter. Let’s consider the additional context that Commissioner Kevin...

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  • Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft will provide pick-up and drop-off zones, charging stations, refreshments and discounted rides for new riders at Artscape this weekend, the ride-share company announced. First-time Lyft riders can get $5 off two rides to get to and from Artscape by using the code ARTSCAPEX17 in the Promos section...

  • Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Cushman & Wakefield said Thursday it had facilitated the $201 million sale of a an industrial portfolio concentrated in the Baltimore. The Baltimore-based real estate firm represented the seller, TA Realty, and will now serve as property manager for the portfolio’s 20 properties on behalf of the...

  • Waterfront Partnership moves forward with redesigned Rash Field

    Waterfront Partnership moves forward with redesigned Rash Field

    Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore is moving forward with an updated plan for Rash Field that includes an overhaul of the park’s pavilion. At a presentation Thursday before the city’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel, Waterfront Partnership and architect Mahan Rykiel Associates said...

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  • Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

    Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

    Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network chef known for her Italian cooking, says she is opening a restaurant in Baltimore (but don’t ask her why). In a Facebook Live video on the Food Network’s Facebook page Friday, de Laurentiis took questions from viewers while making lemon ricotta cookies. One...

  • Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

    Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

    Every summer, it seems like an inevitable heat wave rolls into Baltimore just in time for Artscape. This year, the largely outdoor free music and arts festival will take place during a Code Red heat advisory, meaning the heat poses a health risk. Art-lovers could face dehydration and hyperthermia...

  • Dan Metz joins Aggio as chef di cucina

    Dan Metz joins Aggio as chef di cucina

    Aggio, Bryan Voltaggio’s Italian restaurant in the Inner Harbor, has a new face at the head of its kitchen. Dan Metz has joined the restaurant as chef di cucina. A Cleveland native with experience in kitchens on both coasts of the country, Metz replaced Matt Crane in April and has been infusing...

  • ESPN to air documentary 'Baltimore Boys' featuring Dunbar boys basketball

    ESPN to air documentary 'Baltimore Boys' featuring Dunbar boys basketball

    Think Baltimore boys basketball, and the Dunbar Poets of the early 1980s come to mind. Coach Bob Wade’s talented team played flawlessly with a number of standouts — Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues, Reggie Lewis, Reggie Williams and David Wingate — making their way to the NBA. ESPN Films will air “Baltimore...

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  • Two CCBC-Essex students have developed a school club to share their passion for fishing

    Two CCBC-Essex students have developed a school club to share their passion for fishing

    Despite three days of practice and studying past tournaments at Smith Mountain Lake, Michael Duarte and Matthew Iman decided to gamble. In their first fishing competition representing the Community College of Baltimore County, the two CCBC-Essex students knew they had to take a risk and explore...

  • Ravens sign Griff Whalen, place Michael Campanaro on PUP list amid flurry of roster moves

    Ravens sign Griff Whalen, place Michael Campanaro on PUP list amid flurry of roster moves

    The Ravens continued their roster tinkering ahead of next Thursday’s start of training camp, signing two players while placing two others on the physically unable to perform list. Veteran wide receiver Griff Whalen, who has played five NFL seasons, was added to the Ravens roster after a successful...

  • Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

    Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

    The fan mail rolls in, maybe 20 cards a month to Tom Shopay's home in Miami, Fla. His autograph is what people want and Shopay, a .201 lifetime hitter, is happy to oblige. Some folks compliment him on his baseball success. "I'm thinking, 'Have they got the right guy?'" said Shopay, 72. Others sum...

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  • After five months, still no answers in case of missing Baltimore mother and daughter

    After five months, still no answers in case of missing Baltimore mother and daughter

    More than five months after the mysterious disappearance of his sister and her eldest daughter, Alfred Clark is still searching for answers. Joanna Clark, 33, and her daughter, Shariece Clark, 15, went missing from their Cherry Hill home on Feb. 4. But the circumstances leading up to their disappearance,...

  • Scientists say Conowingo dam no longer stopping pollution; Hogan seeks solutions

    Scientists say Conowingo dam no longer stopping pollution; Hogan seeks solutions

    A year ago, Gov. Larry Hogan put out a call for private industry to suggest how Maryland should address the pollution that was quickly piling up behind the Conowingo Dam — a staggeringly expensive problem that many policymakers thought could wait. For nearly a century, the dam had stopped silt...

  • Number of guns seized up sharply at BWI, airports nationwide

    Number of guns seized up sharply at BWI, airports nationwide

    The number of guns seized at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is climbing sharply, authorities say, mirroring a years-long increase at airports throughout the region and across the country. Seizures at BWI rose 50 percent in 2016, and are on pace to climb another 33 percent this year. Nationwide, they...

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