Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun Wesley Case covers the city's after-hours scene
Baltimore's Davon Fleming of 'The Voice' forming city youth choir

“The Voice” contestant and Baltimore singer Davon Fleming is forming a youth choir with the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Department.

Fleming, hired last month as a consultant by city officials, announced the call for auditions earlier this week in a BCRP Facebook video that featured Fleming singing with two other musicians.

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Baltimore ax-throwing bar to open in April in Highlandtown

Urban Axes, a chain-bar concept involving patrons throwing axes at targets, will open in April in Highlandtown.

On Thursday, the Baltimore City Liquor Board approved a liquor license for the bar located at 1 N. Haven St., according to a liquor board spokeswoman.

The 10,000-square-foot Urban Axes facility in Baltimore will open in April, said company spokeswoman Courtney Osgood.

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At this tiny basement bar in Mount Vernon, music and mood are the focus

The most memorable bars possess a certain strand of conviction in their DNA.

This doesn’t mean they’re rigid — good bars must adapt on the fly — but at their core, they know what they have to offer, and they confidently stand by it.

A recent Friday night trip to Diskobar, a small Mount Vernon establishment located in the basement of the Nepalese restaurant Kumari, served as a potent reminder of that.

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Blackwater Distilling has launched Whiskey Project No. 2

Often a product of years-long aging and flavor development, whiskey is a spirit worth a closer look.

Blackwater Distilling on Kent Island agrees, which is why it offers the Whiskey Project No. 2, the second iteration of a series of workshops where participants receive bottles of whiskey each year (for up to five years) that they help create.

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New Canton bar The Regal Beagle to open in April in former Jack's Bistro space

The Regal Beagle, a casual cocktail bar in Canton nodding to the sitcom “Three’s Company,” will open in early April in the former Jack’s Bistro space.

The Regal Beagle’s bar and front of the house will be run by managing partner Ryan Sparks, while Ted Stelzenmuller will handle the food, Sparks said.

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Baltimore Whiskey Co. is building geothermal system for new Union Collective distillery

Baltimore Whiskey Co. has started work on its new distillery at Union Collective in Baltimore’s Medfield neighborhood, beginning with construction of a state-of-the-art geothermal system that will be used in production.

Construction has begun on the $100,000 system, which will use naturally cold groundwater for the cooling needed to make spirits.

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