Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun Wesley Case covers the city's after-hours scene
Baltimore restaurants honored for their wine lists by Wine Spectator

Four Baltimore restaurants — Wit & Wisdom Tavern, the Black Olive, Magdalena and the Capital Grille — were awarded the Best of Award of Excellence by veteran publication Wine Spectator in its newest issue.

Each year, Wine Spectator hands out three levels of awards, in ascending order of prestige: Award of Excellence (2,335 winners), Best of Award of Excellence (1,168 winners) and Grand Award (89 winners).

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers take victory lap 40 years in the making at Royal Farms Arena

Tom Petty rolled his shoulders and shimmied next to his mic stand, only to half-shrug and smirk at his attempts to dance moments later. He was feeling loose.

“I feel a little mojo building up here tonight,” Petty said to the Royal Farms Arena crowd near the start of his two-hour-plus set on Sunday night.

It was hard to blame him.

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Mad River in Federal Hill to become the Charles this fall

Federal Hill nightlife veteran Mad River Bar & Grill closed in May for a rebranding. Now, management has decided on a name and concept.

The bar and restaurant at 1110 South Charles St. will become the Charles this fall. Operating manager David Yike declined to give an opening date due to ongoing construction.

The new name represents a new, more refined approach to the business, Yike said.

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Revived Baltimore Eagle leather bar pulsates with good energy

When the Baltimore Eagle closed at the end of 2012, the city lost a storied establishment that was more than just a place to socialize and dance. It was an open-minded, safe space for all visitors, including those who embraced its leather subculture for personal enjoyment and empowerment.

But after significant renovations and plenty of meetings with the city’s liquor board, good news arrived in January.

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Artscape 2017 music schedule

Sheila E. and Gogol Bordello are the music headliners for this year’s Artscape, but there are plenty of other acts scheduled to perform at this weekend’s free arts festival.

You can find the complete schedule, according to the Artscape website, below. (You can also read reporter Wesley Case’s interview with Sheila E. here.

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DuClaw Brewing seeks investor or buyer

DuClaw Brewing Co., the Rosedale-based craft-beer company known for its Sweet Baby Jesus brew, is seeking an investor or buyer.

The company has hired Equity Partners, an Easton investment firm, to assist in the search, according to a news release.

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