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  • Inside the BDC, questions about Port Covington

    Inside the BDC, questions about Port Covington

    The board of the Baltimore Development Corp. voted unanimously in March to back a request from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank for $535 million in city financing to support his plan to redevelop Port Covington with a dense, mixed-use project, including a new Under Armour campus. Despite appearances,...

  • Under Armour Performance Center downtown offers cutting-edge gym in historic setting

    Under Armour Performance Center downtown offers cutting-edge gym in historic setting

    Nate Costa spent three years envisioning how a state-of-the-art gym could take hold in a 1920s-era former Baltimore bank with sweeping stone staircases, marble columns and a vault with three-foot-thick walls. The gym, a collaboration between Costa's FX Studios and Under Armour, opened May 2 in...

  • As projects continue, Baltimore hotel market rebounds

    As projects continue, Baltimore hotel market rebounds

    Though travel to Baltimore declined last summer after the April riots, hotelier Khaled Said, who was planning a $14 million conversion of a former culinary college building downtown into a 101-room hotel, was undeterred. The 55-year-old has built his business working on hotels on Baltimore's outskirts,...

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  • BSO brings back 'Hairspray' -- and John Waters

    BSO brings back 'Hairspray' -- and John Waters

    Edna Turnblad will be arnin' some more clothes and her likewise well-fed daughter, Tracy, will be trying out again for a spot on a TV dance show when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brings back a concert version of the hit musical "Hairspray" this week. Three years ago, the BSO brightened things...

  • Sowebo Fest and more of the week's best Baltimore-area events

    Sowebo Fest and more of the week's best Baltimore-area events

    Sowebo Arts and Music Festival Southwest Baltimore, at its most vibrant and alive. You've got artistic types of all sorts, participating in a proudly "un-juried and uncensored" art show. You've got five stages filled with music, from Afi Soul and Cowabunga Pizza Time to Out of Water Experience...

  • With Haussner's building to be demolished next week, a look back at the beloved restaurant

    With Haussner's building to be demolished next week, a look back at the beloved restaurant

    The landmark building that housed the storied Haussner's restaurant in Highlandtown will soon come crumbling down as work crews make way for an apartment building on the site.  The corner building at Eastern Avenue and Clinton Street has been vacant for the last decade, and is scheduled to be demolished...

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  • Subtle beach home decor goes beyond seashells and sailboats

    Subtle beach home decor goes beyond seashells and sailboats

    When starting a recent project at a client's Ocean City home, interior designer Phillip Smith wasn't looking to create an obvious beach home feel. "When you are at the beach, it's hard to convey beach without screaming it," he said. Smith focused on color, reflective objects and natural fibers...

  • Crooked Road leads the way to country music's roots

    Crooked Road leads the way to country music's roots

    At 9 o'clock on a Thursday morning, the Dairy Queen is jammin' with live bluegrass music. It doesn't seem to matter that most of the musicians are grizzled older men; they are twanging up a storm. And this isn't a flukey one-and-done thing; music like this happens here every week. The next night,...

  • Local man to release "Baltimorials" coloring book

    Local man to release "Baltimorials" coloring book

    The people of Baltimore can soon color their way through the city’s statues of historical figures. Brandon Nicklas, 36, is the author of the coloring book “Baltimorials: Color your way through Baltimore’s Memorial Sculptures, from Armistead to Zappa!” The Middletown native said in a press release...

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  • Netanyahu's loose cannon

    Netanyahu's loose cannon

    Avigdor Lieberman is detested by the military he's supposed to lead. In naming Avigdor Lieberman to the post of defense minister this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu erased virtually any chance of peace with the Palestinians and instead presented the world with a far right-wing...

  • Nothing was the same after 'Roots'

    Nothing was the same after 'Roots'

    Everything was different, the day after. If you are a child of the millennium, if you've never known a world without 500 networks, it may be difficult for you to get this. You might find it hard to appreciate how it was when there were only three networks and no DVR nor even VCR, so that one major...

  • Could we have a four-way race for president?

    Could we have a four-way race for president?

    Could Bernie Sanders put Mitt Romney in the White House? I haven't gotten my 2012 and 2016 wires crossed; I have a theory that's slightly more realistic than a Donald Trump presidency seemed a year ago. As it stands now, it seems almost inconceivable that Senator Sanders could become the Democratic...

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  • Critics of Baltimore school board secrecy have little recourse

    Critics of Baltimore school board secrecy have little recourse

    When the Baltimore school board revealed this month that it had secretly hired a new CEO, city and state officials were incensed that the panel had circumvented a process that would have given them and the public a say. But they have little recourse beyond airing their grievances. For two decades,...

  • O'Malley points to fewer questions in presidential debates

    O'Malley points to fewer questions in presidential debates

    Former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley made a notable claim when he appeared this month on a Baltimore television station for his first full-length interview to assess his unsuccessful bid for the White House. The networks hosting the televised debates he...

  • City sheriff's office renews sidewalk permit for trials in Gray case

    City sheriff's office renews sidewalk permit for trials in Gray case

    Baltimore's Transportation Department has again granted the city sheriff's office a months-long permit to control public sidewalks around the downtown courthouse where the trials of six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray are scheduled. The sheriff's office, responsible...

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