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Miss Maryland takes home fitness prize from Miss America pageant

Miss Maryland takes home fitness prize from Miss America pageant

Miss Maryland didn't take home the top prize at last night's Miss America competition, but she did win an award for having a fit body.

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Singing America's song one state at a time

'National Anthem Girl' sings her way to Baltimore this weekend 

As the Star-Spangled Spectacular, one of the largest events in Baltimore history, takes place across the city this weekend to commemorate the 200th birthday of our national anthem, Janine Stange will be celebrating her own musical milestone.

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Columbia native Kevin Frazier debuts as 'Entertainment Tonight' co-anchor tonight

Columbia native Kevin Frazier debuts as 'Entertainment Tonight' co-anchor tonight 

The former 'Insider' host is the son of former Morgan State University football coach Nat Frazier.

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Demi Lovato hangs out with the fishes while in Baltimore

Demi Lovato hangs out with the fishes while in Baltimore

Nice to see that singer Demi Lovato did more while she was in town than just wow 'em from the Baltimore Arena stage Saturday night.

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Meet Tony Hale and a chicken named Archie

Meet Tony Hale and a chicken named Archie

"Veep" and "Arrested Development" star will sign new book

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Towson U. student starts Beyonce birthday movement

Towson U. student starts Beyonce birthday movement

This could start something. Let's hope not.

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Handy, the art car that loved reaching out to its fans, dies

Handy, the art car that loved reaching out to its fans, dies

R.I.P. Handy.

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Kacy Catanzaro's 'American Ninja Warrior' run ends in Las Vegas

Kacy Catanzaro's 'American Ninja Warrior' run ends in Las Vegas

The "American Ninja Warrior" sensation and former Towson gymnast returned to her alma mater on Saturday night.

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Frank Underwood, crooner?

Frank Underwood, crooner?

Actor Kevin Spacey set to perform in D.C. concert Sept. 29.

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Josh Charles, wife Sophie Flack, expecting their first child

Josh Charles, wife Sophie Flack, expecting their first child

Baltimore-born actor Josh Charles and his wife, Sophie Flack, are expecting their first child, People reports.

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Former Playboy 'Bunnies' converge in Baltimore for reunion this weekend

Former Playboy 'Bunnies' converge in Baltimore for reunion this weekend

Baltimore, don't be surprised if you see bunny ears around town this weekend.

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Stacy Keibler and husband welcome baby Ava Grace

Stacy Keibler and husband welcome baby Ava Grace

Stacy Keibler's baby has arrived!

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Vintage images of Baltimore's Playboy bunnies [Pictures]

Vintage images of Baltimore's Playboy bunnies [Pictures] 

Baltimore's Playboy Club opened in 1964 -- 50 years ago -- and closed in 1977. Browse vintage images of the women who worked there. READ MORE AT RETRO BALTIMORE

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Video: The cutest participant in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Torrey Smith's 5-month-old son

Video: The cutest participant in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Torrey Smith's 5-month-old son

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'Supernatural' star sends 100 visitors to grandmother's Baltimore retirement home

'Supernatural' star sends 100 visitors to grandmother's Baltimore retirement home 

When the first contestants arrived at Roland Park Place retirement home bearing cards and flowers, residents and staff weren't sure what to make of them.

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Adam Jones takes the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for ALS research, calls on Obama, Boehner and Showalter to join

Adam Jones takes the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for ALS research, calls on Obama, Boehner and Showalter to join

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones sure doesn't aim low.

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Street artist Reed Bmore stages a high wire act

Street artist Reed Bmore stages a high wire act 

The girl in the tire swing is swaying above North Avenue, sneakers pointing to a traffic light.

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Oprah visits Baltimore, enjoys Canton crab feast

Oprah visits Baltimore, enjoys Canton crab feast 

You get a crab, and you get a crab, and you get a crab! Everybody here gets a crab! 

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Julie Scharper has written for the Baltimore Sun since 2006 and covered City Hall for three years, among other beats. She is a fourth-generation Baltimorean, the descendant of Pigtown speakeasy owners, and among the first in her family to pronounce the “t” in Baltimore. She spent several years living in radiator-rattling distance from The Hippo in Mount Vernon, but now resides in Wyman Park with Mr. Insider and Baby Insider.

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