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Immigrant and refugee food festival planned for October

“#BreakingBarriersByBreakingBread” is the motto of an immigrant and refugee food festival planned for noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 in Canton Waterfront Park.

“[Culture] brings people together whether it’s food, music, clothing, festivals — it’s meeting new people during this very divisive time,” said festival co-organizer Taylor Jenkins, 27.

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Baltimore called 'the new millennial hotspot' by British newspaper

It’s hard to compare Baltimore to New York or D.C., but that’s OK. There’s nothing like Charm City, and rarely has this small piece of the Maryland pie tried to shape itself into something it’s not.

That air of defiance — it’s what makes Baltimore so cool.

Across the pond, somebody noticed.

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Orioles outfielder Adam Jones' Lutherville-Timonium house is up for sale

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones’ house in Lutherville-Timonium is on the market for $2.695 million.

Built in 1952, the house at 11151 Falls Road includes six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a three-car garage and a pool.

The center fielder is putting his house up for sale months after he bought Cal Ripken Jr.’s mansion in Reisterstown.

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Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' features a track from a Baltimore songwriter

When director Spike Lee sent out a call a couple years ago for songs that could be used in his Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It,” Joe DeFilippo sent in a couple. When months passed and he never heard anything, the retired Baltimore County social studies teacher figured this particular shot at fame was a non-starter.

But in February, he got a phone call saying Lee was interested.

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University of Maryland alum Natasha Rothwell talks HBO's 'Insecure' ahead of season premiere

It’s hard to believe that Natasha Rothwell ever considered a career path other than the multi-hyphenate position of actress-comedian-writer that she holds now.

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Artist Dread Scott's anti-police brutality banner makes its Baltimore debut on North Avenue

The international contemporary artist known as Dread Scott will have his provocative anti-lynching and anti-police brutality artwork displayed in Baltimore for 60 days, starting Tuesday.

The 7-foot-tall black banner, which reads “A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday” in bold white letters, will be displayed in Old Goucher at the intersection of North Avenue and St.

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