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  • Couple with Light City idea responds to Baltimore lawsuit

    Couple with Light City idea responds to Baltimore lawsuit

    The couple that came up with the idea for the Light City festival has asked a federal judge to bar the city from using trademarks associated with the event. Brooke and Justin Allen, in a countersuit in response to a lawsuit filed by the city last month, say the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the...

  • Light City Baltimore announces key speakers for 2017 festival

    Light City Baltimore announces key speakers for 2017 festival

    Despite the legal troubles that have threatened to dim the luster of Light City Baltimore, organizers are amping up the wattage for next year's weeklong celebration of innovation and the visual arts.  On Friday, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced an expanded presence for conference...

  • Lawsuit casts shadow on Light City

    Lawsuit casts shadow on Light City

    Organizers of next year's Light City festival are forging ahead, despite the shadow cast by a dispute between the city and the duo that developed the idea over who owns the name, logo and other parts of the event, which was designed to showcase the bright side of Baltimore. The federal lawsuit...

  • City sues couple who came up with the idea for Light City Baltimore

    City sues couple who came up with the idea for Light City Baltimore

    The Baltimore arts council* that put on this past spring's inaugural Light City Baltimore festival has sued the couple that came up with the idea, and is asking a court to rule that the name, logos, designs and other elements associated with the festival belong to the city. The suit, which lists...

  • Light City Baltimore adds $33.8 million to economy, study finds

    Light City Baltimore adds $33.8 million to economy, study finds

    Light City Baltimore contributed $33.8 million to the local economy during the festival's inaugural run in March and April, according to Forward Analytics, a Pennsylvania-based marketing research firm. A study summary released Wednesday by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts stated that...

  • Nearly 400,000 come for Light City Baltimore

    Nearly 400,000 come for Light City Baltimore

    Nearly 400,000 people piled into the Inner Harbor and several Baltimore neighborhoods for the inaugural Light City Festival — a weeklong interactive art walk that featured light displays, talks, music and other performances. The free event concluded on Sunday. "In a first-year festival you really...

  • Light City Baltimore goes bird-friendly

    Light City Baltimore goes bird-friendly

    Downtown Baltimore is inundated this week with people taking in the inaugural Light City Baltimore, but there’s one aspect of the festival that will go largely unnoticed by the crowds: migrating birds, passing above the city on their way north. The birds tend to land in illuminated places, and...

  • Concert Artists, BROS re-converge as part of Light City Baltimore

    Concert Artists, BROS re-converge as part of Light City Baltimore

    A highlight of the fall music season in 2014 was a mash-up of classical and rock grandly titled Convergence Maximus. The participants in that outing, Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, joined forces again this week as part of Light City. This version of the fusion...

  • Lights turn on in dress rehearsal for Light City Baltimore festival

    Lights turn on in dress rehearsal for Light City Baltimore festival

    His mother sewed the red cloths into hundreds of sandbags. His father delivered the straw to stuff them. Now, if only artist Justin Thompson could make glow an antique chandelier hanging above the sandbags in Harbor East. It was Sunday evening and the dress rehearsal approached for Light City Baltimore,...

  • Speaker events spread in Baltimore

    Speaker events spread in Baltimore

    Future NFL Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis wants to talk about environmental sustainability. Sociology professor Raj Ghoshal hopes people think more critically about how and where they donate to charity. And after going on 200 dates in two years, marketing consultant Christine Osazuwa thinks singles...

  • Meet the married couple behind Light City Baltimore

    Meet the married couple behind Light City Baltimore

    Brooke Hall and Justin Allen, the married founders of Baltimore-based creative agency What Works Studio and online magazine "What Weekly," have long dreamt of "shining a light" on the innovation and creativity happening in Baltimore. But they didn't know that their aspirations would materialize...

  • Light City Baltimore music schedule and related events

    Light City Baltimore music schedule and related events

    While the main draw of Light City Baltimore is its illuminated tech-art, music will play a significant role, as well. Prominent musical artists include those with Baltimore-area ties (Dan Deacon, Spank Rock, Thomas Dolby) and national acts like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Robert DeLong and more. The artists,...

  • Mr. Trash Wheel gets his googly eyes back for Light City Baltimore

    Mr. Trash Wheel gets his googly eyes back for Light City Baltimore

    With the return of his set of eyes, Mr. Trash Wheel won't have to miss out on witnessing the installations, lights or musical acts at the Light City Baltimore festival. Mr. Trash Wheel, a water wheel in the Inner Harbor overseen by Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore's Healthy Harbor Initiative,...

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