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Jermaine Crawford on his R&B music, playing Dukie on 'The Wire' and the difficulty separating the two

Like plenty of 22-year-olds, Jermaine Crawford is no longer interested in being seen as a teenager.

The problem for the Bowie native is he played a famous one on TV named Duquan “Dukie” Weems, one of the main students “The Wire” focused on in its acclaimed fourth season in 2006.

“People are so used to seeing me so innocent, so young, so baby-faced,” Crawford said on the phone Tuesday. “But in 10 years,...

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'The Bachelorette' recap: Say goodbye to the show's only true gentleman

Yet again, we start the episode with a reminder that Kaitlyn and Nick, from Andi’s season, had sex and Shawn and his fancy socks can’t handle the pressure, making him a very bad combination of jealous and insecure.

Back at the hotel, the guys share their feelings on Cupcake Chris being sent home and agree things are only going to get harder, which is appropriate since tonight is supposed to be the...

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Fells Point's the Get Down to close after final party Aug. 1

After five years, the Get Down, a dance club and lounge in Fells Point, will close after a final party on Aug. 1, owner Bryan Burkert said Wednesday.

Burket said the decision was not based on profitability, as the club — which operates Thursday-Saturday nights — is “not a failing business." Instead, its owner said he is simply in search of a new challenge.

“We just had a great Saturday night, so it’s...

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Baltimore living column: A newfound appreciation for family vacations

Within the glorious summer tradition that is vacation, the subset of family vacations tends to get stuck with a rather cheesy reputation.

The term can conjure images of tourist traps, fanny packs full of sunscreen, souvenir T-shirts and screaming children in the backseat of a minivan during a nine-hour drive. Of course, finding any flaws with vacation in general takes some stretching (and whining).


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Mother's Federal Hill Grille renovates just enough

Since opening in 1997, Mother's Federal Hill Grille has earned the type of reputation sports bars envy. Whether it is a party outside on the popular "Purple Patio" before a Ravens game or friends grabbing drinks on their way to Oriole Park, Mother's marks a spot fans can count on to regularly produce the right gameday atmosphere.

But in Baltimore, well-worn reputations tend to overshadow nuances,...

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Neve Campbell joining cast of 'House of Cards'

"House of Cards" is adding some starpower for Season 4 with Neve Campbell ("Party of Five") joining the cast as a regular.

The series, which has resumed filming here this month for a February drop on Netflix, ended Season 3 with Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) leaving Frank (Kevin Spacey) with an election looming. Both Spacey and Wright will return for Season 4.

Neither Netflix nor the producers are...

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