Michael Phelps testifies before Congress: What you need to know

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Artist creates 10-foot candy sculpture at abandoned East Baltimore warehouse

After 20 years of traveling and living outside of Baltimore, contemporary artist Matthew Gray has returned to his hometown with a fairly unique piece — a 10-foot tall, multicolored candy prism that sits among a dilapidated warehouse in East Baltimore.

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#OscarsSoWhite creator says there's more work to be done to improve Hollywood diversity

This year's Oscars award show was filled with excitement — especially for those who have been calling for more diversity and the inclusion of marginalized communities within Hollywood films. 

Actress Viola Davis won best supporting actress for her role in "Hidden Figures"; Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor for "Moonlight"; and the latter film, a coming-of-age story of an African-American man,

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'La La Land' producer, Pikesville native Marc Platt reflects on Oscars best picture mix-up

Reflecting on what was likely the most bizarre night of his professional life, Pikesville native Marc Platt, one of the producers of “La La Land,” refused to be upset about his film’s two-minute-plus stint as a best picture Oscar winner.

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NBC game show 'The Wall' filming in Patterson Park today

"The Wall," an NBC game show produced by LeBron James, will be filming in Patterson Park today, the Baltimore Film Office confirmed.

Notice of the filming was posted on Twitter by Patterson Park Neighborhood Association President Pat Lundberg, with an image of what appeared to be a city application for use of the park.

The application said filming will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Mahershala Ali credits 'House of Cards' for his Oscar glory

Mahershala Ali credits the four years he spent on the filmed-in-Baltimore series “House of Cards” with giving him the career boost that led to his winning a best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday night for his performance in “Moonlight.”

“'House of Cards' is the reason I’m here,” Ali said backstage after the Oscars ceremony.

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Ivanka Trump attends Monster Jam truck rally in Baltimore

First Daughter Ivanka Trump attended Baltimore's Monster Jam truck rally on Sunday. It's her second time in the city in several days.

Trump posted several pictures to Twitter and Instagram showing her and one of her sons at the truck rally. In one, she poses with her son and a monster truck driver in front of a massively-wheeled truck that resembles a shark.

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