| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Renee Stout is the winner of the 2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, but a look at her photos, prints and other creations gives a glimpse of another woman — Fatima Mayfield.
The woman is an alter ego Stout created, pulling her name...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:50 AM
A juke joint, a national park and a health spa for cars — all located within about five blocks of one another. For three days beginning Friday, a stretch of North Charles Street will be transformed into what just might be the coolest stretch of...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Sebastian Martorana is a stoop storyteller in the finest tradition of Baltimore's stoop storytellers.
The sculptor, a transplant to the city who recognized immediately the cultural meaning of rowhouse marble steps, tells the story of trying to rescue...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Call it manifest restaurant destiny. In 2012, Baltimore-based restaurateurs set about expanding their empires, or at least their brands.
Clementine opened a second location in the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown, the team behind Langermann's in...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:04 AM
If the Bellevederes isn't Baltimore's best soul/R&B band — and it just might be — it's certainly the biggest.
There are 10 people in all, including a horn section and a hype man known as Velvet Johnson (aka Justin Metzger). Technically, they'...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse will move next year from its Mount Vernon home of eight years to Station North.
The collectively owned anarchist coffee shop and bookstore has signed a lease for the Station North storefront at 30 W. North Ave.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Well before the first performance last week of Lola Pierson's latest work, "Office Ladies," it was advertised as a "hit play."
That's the sort of cheekiness you might expect from a young, DIY-type theater company that calls itself the Acme Corporation,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:24 AM
After seven albums and nearly 15 years of leading the Baltimore alt-country act June Star, lead singer and songwriter Andrew Grimm finally sounds at ease about his band's place in the city's scene.
The six-piece has a small but loyal following, and can...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The Johns Hopkins University pledged Thursday to spend $10 million over the next five years to strengthen and stabilize neighborhoods near its North Baltimore campus.
"The interests of our neighbors — safe streets, the elimination of blighted...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:07 AM
When Baltimore rapper DDm began writing the songs for his new mixtape, he looked to Omar Little, the ruthless-yet-honorable stickup man from "The Wire," for inspiration.
Omar, like DDm, was raw, aggressive — and gay. DDm saw enough in common with...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's best-known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off a list: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone warfare,...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:29 PM
With more than 50 local bands performing all around Station North and Mount Vernon this weekend, Scapescape is one of Baltimore's premier events to better understand the hype surrounding its diverse arts and music scenes. (It's also a bit intimidating....