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South by Southwest

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  • Mykki Blanco aims for the masses

    Mykki Blanco aims for the masses
    Last Thursday afternoon, Michael Quattlebaum Jr. waited to board a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Raleigh, N.C., where the 27-year-old would spend Christmas with his mother. It was a familiar feeling, as Quattlebaum found himself sitting in...
  • Film about dying Indiana town shows what Bel Air could have been, town officials say

    Film about dying Indiana town shows what Bel Air could have been, town officials say
    In the town of Medora, Ind., a tiny high school struggles to hold together a basketball team, buildings stand boarded up and one shop owner, when asked to describe the town, called it "closed." "This is almost what Bel Air was teetering on, in a way,"...
  • Push and slay: Abdu Ali finds his voice

    Push and slay: Abdu Ali finds his voice
    DOWNLOAD: Abdu Ali, "Push + Slay" Sitting outside a Mid-Town Belvedere coffee shop on a warm October afternoon, Abdu Ali Eaton was dressed a lot like his music sounds. He wore beat-to-hell pink-and-yellow Adidas high-tops, black sweatpants that...
  • Americana trio Lone Bellow on 'surreal' trip

    Americana trio Lone Bellow on 'surreal' trip
    "Hold on. I'm in a weird place," said Zach Williams, leader of The Lone Bellow, as he lost reception while passing through a mountain range over the phone on Wednesday. That "weird place" could also be applied to his music career at the moment. The...
  • City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore

    City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Race cars speeding down Pratt Street brought Kevin and Debbie Parkhurst the 50 miles from their home in North East to downtown Baltimore for a third consecutive Labor Day weekend this month. "It's the best thing the city's done," Kevin Parkhurst said...
  • Catonsville resident co-produces Beatles film at Maryland Film Festival

    Catonsville resident co-produces Beatles film at Maryland Film Festival
    Beatles fans in the Baltimore area will have an opportunity to see the history of the Fab Four through an insider's eyes this week. "Good Ol' Freda" chronicles the life and experiences of the Beatles' secretary and fan club manager, Freda Kelly. The...
  • '12 O'clock Boys' director is riding high

    '12 O'clock Boys' director is riding high
    Lotfy Nathan spent some five years putting together his film about West Baltimore's dirt-bike culture. Now, with national acclaim for "12 O'clock Boys" promising to turn it into one of the year's breakout documentaries after a February premiere at the...
  • Also from Baltimore …

    A dozen films to be shown at this year's Maryland Film Festival have ties to Baltimore or Maryland — a record number, organizers say. Here are some of the highlights: "12 O'Clock Boys" Maryland Institute College of Art grad Lotfy Nathan's...
  • 4th annual Town of Bel Air Film Festival Kicks off at Bel Air Armory Oct. 19

    4th annual Town of Bel Air Film Festival Kicks off at Bel Air Armory Oct. 19
    The Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission has announced that the fourth annual Town of Bel Air Film Festival will be held this weekend - Oct. 19-21 - at the Bel Air Reckord Armory at 37-41 North Main St. This year's festival features four documentaries, all...
  • Music Fest will rock Ellicott City Fall Festival

    Music Fest will rock Ellicott City Fall Festival
    Small is the new big. That's the premise behind the inaugural Main Street Music Fest on Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Ellicott City. Organizers say the event aims to shine a light on the area's independent music scene. "A lot of people are exposed to...
  • Oscilloscope buys rights to Baltimore-filmed '12 O'Clock Boys'

    Oscilloscope buys rights to Baltimore-filmed '12 O'Clock Boys'
    When “12 O’Clock Boys” director Lotfy Nathan brought his film to this month’s South by Southwest film festival, one of his main goals was to find distribution for the documentary. Nathan didn’t have to wait long, as...
  • Baltimore's own Divine to be featured at SXSW Festival

    Baltimore's own Divine to be featured at SXSW Festival
    "I Am Divine," a documentary on the life and career of Baltimore's favorite home-grown drag queen, was to make its debut Saturday night at the South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas. Director Jeffrey Schwarz, interviewed for SXSW's online...