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Artscape: from Shaggy to Biz Markie


This year's Artscape will once again be a melting pot of musical styles - and not just because the festival takes place on what is traditionally the hottest, most humid weekend of the summer. Top acts will include R&B; crooners Boyz II Men; Southern rockers the Drive By Truckers; jazz's Lafayette Gilchrist; reggae's Maxi Priest and Shaggy; and "Bebop to Hip Hop," featuring the Sankofa Drummers and the Western High School Dance Team.

The festival will be held July 22-24 in the 1200 block of Mount Royal Ave.

Other notable acts on the list released yesterday by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts include Biz Markie, Ozomatli, Morris Day and the Time, the Subdudes and the Eubie Blake Legacy Band. Also performing will be O'Malley's March and the winner of the 16th annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition.

By a Sun staff writer

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