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Mayor Catherine Pugh closes inaugural festivities with an evening celebration with around 1,500 guests

Mayor Catherine Pugh closes inaugural festivities with an evening celebration with around 1,500 guests

Catherine E. Pugh, who was sworn in Tuesday morning as Baltimore’s 50th mayor, closed a rainy day of inaugural activities with an evening celebration of dancing and dining at the Hilton.

Doors opened at 7 p.m. and local politicians, businesspeople, and community members dressed in cocktail attire quickly filled the room for the Baltimore-centric party. About 1,500 guests attended. Music rotated between live performances by local music group Panama Band and a DJ, and slideshow installations displayed images of Pugh, city residents and a backdrop of Baltimore neighborhoods.

Even the food stations had Baltimore ties, according to James...

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