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May 4-8: Maryland Film Festival 2016

Movie buffs can choose from among the 120 feature-length and short films of all genres at the 18th annual festival, taking place in and around the Station North Arts District.

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Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac, dies at 69

Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac, dies at 69

Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur, died in her Bay Area home Monday night, sheriff’s officials said. A family friend called 911 at 9:34 p.m. to Shakur Davis' home in Sausalito after she was experienced “physical distress,” according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office....

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  • Baltimore Museum of Art appoints Christopher Bedford as next director

    Baltimore Museum of Art appoints Christopher Bedford as next director

    The Baltimore Museum of Art has chosen as its next director Christopher Bedford, who at age 39 already has achieved art world coups. After a 10-month international search that attracted about 270 candidates, the museum's board of trustees voted Monday to appoint Bedford to succeed Doreen Bolger,...

  • 'Hamilton' lands record 16 nominations in Tonys with many Chicago ties

    "Hamilton" lands record 16 nominations in Tonys

    The ten-dollar founding father stole the cannons of his Broadway rivals as Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" dominated the 2016 Tony Award nominations. When the smoke had cleared from the delayed live feed from New York's Paramount Hotel, "Hamilton" had landed in a record-setting 16 different ballot...

  • This year's Maryland Film Festival highlights some new directions for documentaries

    This year's Maryland Film Festival highlights some new directions for documentaries

    For those who think documentary films are about straight-ahead truth-telling, Robert Greene's "Kate Plays Christine" could make their heads explode. Greene's film, screening Thursday and Friday as part of this week's Maryland Film Festival, looks at the 1974 on-air suicide of Sarasota, Fla., newscaster...

  • Boreyko makes impressive BSO debut

    Boreyko makes impressive BSO debut

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra offers all-Russian programs with considerable frequency. This weekend offers another, but with novel elements that make it well worth catching. The caliber of the music-making makes a pretty good reason to check it out, too. Making his BSO debut, Russian-born Andrey...

  • With memoir 'The Cook Up,' D. Watkins takes us deeper into his former life

    With memoir 'The Cook Up,' D. Watkins takes us deeper into his former life

    D. Watkins thought he'd cook crack and market it for the rest of his life. He thought that, in his words, he'd "hustle, pitch, get rid of, jug, sell, move and slang drugs forever." He thought that the corrupt cop, who Watkins says in his new memoir hated "all minorities in general and probably...

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