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Baltimore and Annapolis holiday parades named among 10 best in the country by USA Today

The Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Baltimore and the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade in Annapolis are among the 10 best holiday parades the country, according to USA Today readers.

has ranked the annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade one of the top 10 holiday parades in the country.

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Liberty music teacher is finalist for Grammy Music Educator Award

Brandi Jason, an instrumental music teacher at Liberty High School, has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Grammy Music Educator Award. She has been a semifinalist for the award for two consecutive years.

The nine finalists and their schools will each receive a $1,000 grant.

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Dru Hill to perform at Baltimore's Washington Monument lighting Thursday

Baltimore R&B group Dru Hill will perform at Thursday evening’s Washington Monument lighting event in Mount Vernon, organizer Downtown Partnership confirmed to The Baltimore Sun.

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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to sing carols in downtown Baltimore Thursday afternoon

If you can barely wait to experience the holiday cheer during Thursday night’s lighting of the Washington Monument, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has something that will tide you over.

From 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the theater company’s staff will frolic downtown, from Inner Harbor streets to City Hall, singing carols, according to their Twitter post.

And their performance does not end there.

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Pantone's Color of the Year, 'ultra violet,' sure looks like Ravens purple

Good news, Ravens fans: It looks like 2018 is the year for everything purple.

Pantone announced its Color of the Year on Thursday, and it’s Ravens purple.

OK, so it’s really called “ultra violet,” but it sure looks like the home team’s colors.

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Baltimore artist Loring Cornish, known for his colorful mosaics and personality, moving to California

Artist Loring Cornish, whose glass and found-object mosaics have beautified homes on Eutaw Street, a former police outpost near Penn Station and his studio in Fells Point, is leaving Baltimore for Los Angeles, where he hopes to realize his dream of an acting career.

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