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The Charmery to open its 'Ice Cream Factory' at Union Collective next week

Baltimore ice cream company The Charmery will open its largest facility, known as “The Ice Cream Factory,” next week at Union Collective in Medfield.

With its original store in Hampden and a recently opened location in Towson, the Charmery’s expansion will continue on July 2, when owners Laura and David Alima open the doors to its newest store inside the Union Collective manufacturing/retail complex.

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Tracy Morgan, Salt-n-Pepa, Dane Cook lead entertainment lineup at Maryland Live Casino's new theater

Comedians Tracy Morgan and Dane Cook, along with musicians Salt-n-Pepa and Sheila E., are among the first performers scheduled to take the stage at the soon-to-open entertainment venue inside Live Casino’s new hotel in Hanover.

The 17-floor hotel will open its 1,500-seat Grand Event Center in the coming weeks, according to a spokeswoman. The hotel opened earlier this month.

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Ocean City's Seacrets named top beach bar by Daily Meal

Seacrets, one of Ocean City’s most popular destinations, is also one of the top 25 beach bars in the country, according to The Daily Meal.

The list applauds Seacrets’ spring break feel and calls the bar and restaurant a “lively waterfront behemoth.”

Seacrets’ multiple music stages and signature drink featuring rum runner and piña colada are also a selling point, according to the list.

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Baltimore AFRAM music lineup includes 'Boo'd Up' singer Ella Mai, Jacquees, Dru Hill and more

Returning to its two-day format this year, the AFRAM Festival announced its music lineup on Monday, including British R&B singer Ella Mai.

Mai, best known for the song “Boo’d Up,” and Cash Money Records singer/rapper Jacquees will perform at Druid Hill Park for the free festival on Aug. 11, while Baltimore group Dru Hill and gospel singer VaShawn Mitchell are scheduled to perform Aug.

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In Washington, U2 traces its history on 'Experience + Innocence' tour

“We’re a band from the Northside of Dublin,” the singer, who goes by Bono Vox, told his audience Sunday evening. “We’re called the U2. This is our new song.”

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AFRAM Festival to expand back to two days in August at Druid Hill Park

The AFRAM Festival, Baltimore’s annual celebration of African-American culture, will return to its two-day format in August at Druid Hill Park.

Entering its 42nd year, the free festival will take place noon-8 p.m. Aug. 11 and noon-6 p.m. Aug. 12, said Tonya Miller, senior director of public affairs for Mayor Catherine Pugh.

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