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'An astonishing story': How an heiress' $900 donation led to a BMA exhibit of Picasso, Dali and other masters

A gesture as simple as writing a check can have heroic consequences.

The $900 that the Baltimore heiress and art patron Saidie Adler May filled out represents a modest sum, even viewed from the perspective of 1940. It’s the equivalent of $16,150 in 2019 dollars, or roughly the amount needed to buy a late-model used car. But it was enough to possibly save four people from the Nazis.

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Hampden's Little Bird Coffee Bar to close Sunday to make room for Bluebird Cocktail Room expansion

There comes a time for all young birds to leave the nest. That time has come for Hampden’s Little Bird.

To make way for The Bluebird Cocktail Room’s planned expansion into the ground floor, the Little Bird Coffee Bar will close for good Sunday.

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Shriver Hall Concert Series returns to namesake hall after $14 million renovation

Following an 18-month, $14 million renovation, the Shriver Hall Concert Series will return March 3 to the venue that gave the popular music program its name.

The organization announced Wednesday in a news release that the opening recital in its refurbished home at 3400 N. Charles St. will be performed by cellist Johannes Moser making his Baltimore recital debut along with pianist Till Fellner.

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This young Yankees fan really, really didn't want Manny Machado and he's made it clear why

When he learned about Manny Machado’s reported 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, young Yankees fan Jacob Carpenter argued he was glad the former Orioles star would not be suiting up in pinstripes, as some in New York had hoped.

Jacob’s rant at Spring Training at George M.

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At Hunt Valley's Charm School Chocolate, a former engineer creates a delightful formula for vegans

To make good chocolate, it all starts with the right bean.

The cocoa beans manufactured for Hunt Valley’s Charm School Chocolate factory and retail store arrive in 120-pound burlap sacks, with anywhere from 35,000 to 40,000 large almond-shaped nuggets per bag.

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Orioles fans, rejoice: BWI adds nonstop flights to Sarasota

Orioles fans can now flock to spring training in Sarasota quicker, thanks to new nonstop service being offered by Allegiant airlines.

Beginning Feb. 22, the Las Vegas-based airline will offer flights on Fridays and Mondays from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

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