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Academy of Country Music Awards
With an app, Wham City finds its mainstream breakthrough
With an app, Wham City finds its mainstream breakthrough

At last month's Academy of Country Music Awards, Brad Paisley performed his single, “Beat This Summer,” alongside John Mayer. The audience held up cell phones — the modern version of the lighter at concerts — that displayed bright, flashing colors that changed in time with the song. It was an eye-catching trick, and it wouldn't have been possible without Wham City. Yes, the same Wham City responsible for some of Baltimore's most wonderfully surreal music, comedy, theater, art and more since the mid-2000s. It was an unlikely pairing that showcased Wham City's first attempt at a smartphone app. It also hinted at the app's crossover...

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