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New Fillmore Silver Spring could hurt Baltimore's live music scene, promoters say
New Fillmore Silver Spring could hurt Baltimore's live music scene, promoters say

In Silver Spring, they've been waiting for it for a decade: a brand-new music venue smack in the middle of the arts district — a rock counterpart to the dignified AFI Silver Theatre and the brainy Discovery complex. When the Fillmore Silver Spring was finally unveiled this month, scores turned up to watch R&B star Mary J. Blige perform. But the 2,000-capacity theater won't just be a new stage — it has the potential to rewrite the landscape for Baltimore and Washington booking agents as well as music lovers. That's because it pits the independent promoters who've long dominated the region against Live Nation, the country's most powerful live...

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