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DJ Reggie Reg mourners number more than 800 at funeral

DJ Reggie Reg mourners number more than 800 at funeral

More than 800 mourners gathered at the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore on Friday morning for the funeral of Reginald Calhoun — better known as DJ Reggie Reg. The prominent former 92Q radio personality, known for his charm and talent for mixing house music, hip-hop beats and sampled songs, died Saturday...

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  • Seeking: kids' books with black, female protagonists

    Seeking: kids' books with black, female protagonists

    An 11-year-old girl from New Jersey named Marley Dias received national media attention this month for her drive to collect 1,000 books featuring protagonists who are black girls. "I was sick of reading about white boys and dogs," Marley explained in an article on PhillyVoice.com. The sixth-grade...

  • Catching up with violinist Joshua Bell, the BSO's centennial guest artist

    Catching up with violinist Joshua Bell, the BSO's centennial guest artist

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is, quite rightly, the primary star of Thursday's centennial concert at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall — 100 years to the day since the ensemble debuted. But a little extra star power doesn't hurt. Joining music director Marin Alsop and the BSO will be one of the most...

  • Scholastic to publish new Harry Potter book

    Scholastic to publish new Harry Potter book

    The eighth story in the Harry Potter series will be published July 31, Scholastic announced today in a press release. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II" by Jack Thorne is a play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany that follows Harry as an employee of...

  • Station North exhibit explores Maryland's rye whiskey history

    Station North exhibit explores Maryland's rye whiskey history

    When talking to local distillers about why they want rye whiskey to reclaim its place in the spirits industry, they mention Maryland's rich history with the product. Now, an exhibition aims to illuminate that history through the state's archives. “Maryland Rye: Straight from the Bottle,” a collaboration...

  • Peabody Chamber Opera ready to ride 'Ghost Train' at B&O Railroad Museum

    Peabody Chamber Opera ready to ride 'Ghost Train' at B&O Railroad Museum

    Now arriving at the B&O Railroad Museum: "Ghost Train," an opera about a mysterious, dangerous vision that rides the rails. British-born American composer Paul Crabtree intended this work to be performed in or around abandoned railway buildings. Peabody Chamber Opera settled on a more practical,...

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