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  • Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk

    Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk
    All summer long, even on the hottest days, a gentleman in a tuxedo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk. Locals and vacationers scurry over to find out what he's up to. The man is Joe Kro-Art, owner of Ocean Gallery, and if he's not playing boardwalk...
  • Arbutus teams prepare for annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

    Arbutus teams prepare for annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
    Two teams from the Arbutus area are preparing for Saturday's 15th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race hosted by the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The race on May 4 challenges participants to engineer and construct a human-powered machine capable...
  • Through mud, sand and water, kinetic sculpture racers go for glory

    Through mud, sand and water, kinetic sculpture racers go for glory
    It was just after noon Saturday and a large blue-crab-mobile was drifting out into the harbor with four students from Arbutus Middle School aboard and unable to steer. The problem? A thrown sock puppet that had damaged their controls. The absurd moment...
  • A kinetic proposal

    A kinetic proposal
    It's not every day a giant pink poodle assists with a marriage proposal. On May 4, Bob Keefer, 38, proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Erin Alexander, 30, at the 15th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. Unbeknownst to Alexander, Keefer arranged with...
  • Same-sex couples celebrate first legal weddings

    Same-sex couples celebrate first legal weddings
    In the 17 years since Katie Cleary and Sharon Dongarra locked eyes in the kitchen of an Arby's restaurant, they have shared a first, tentative kiss, traded letters across continents, set up a home, exchanged vows before family and friends, signed a host...
  • State awards $1.5 million in bicentennial grants

    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Thursday announced $1.5 million in state matching grants to 22 government and nonprofit agencies across Maryland. The money will be used to promote projects that mark the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812. "All the...
  • Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative

    Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative
    Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees. Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
  • Youth turn trash into treasure

    Youth turn trash into treasure
    Teens at the Children's Home in Catonsville say they are recycling their lives and using art to illustrate their journey. After months of workshops where they turned the ordinary into objets d'art, they have put together an exhibit that will raise...
  • Hampden man's art part of 'Storytelling' exhibit at AVAM

    Hampden man's art part of 'Storytelling' exhibit at AVAM
    Allen Hicks, Hampden resident, community activist and one-time political candidate, now can claim the title of artist. Although he's been painting gourds, sculpting discarded trees and turning trash into artistic treasures for years, two of his pieces...
  • A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore

    A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore
    It was a quiet night for a revolution. People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...
  • Mount Vernon streets to be closed for Flowermart

    Commuters who've begun using downtown streets because of lane closures on the Jones Falls Expressway might want to think about a backup plan for Thursday evening and Friday. The Baltimore Department of Transportation will close streets in the Mount...
  • Adding punch to cocktail scene

    Adding punch to cocktail scene
    Punch is back on the restaurant scene in Baltimore, but be careful. It packs one. America's oldest cocktail, that mix of spirits, tea, sweet, sour and bitter, is finding a fresh start in the shot glasses and shakers of some of the city's most creative...