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R&B star Mario eyes Baltimore as philanthropic destination during career resurgence

R&B star Mario eyes Baltimore as philanthropic destination during career resurgence

A couple of minutes before Mario Barrett was scheduled to take the stage at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Event Center on Sunday night, the veteran R&B performer gathered his team for a quick huddle and prayer session in his dressing room.

“It’s so good to be home,” the 32-year-old Baltimore native said as he thanked God, friends, family and the people around him for their loyalty and love. Dressed in white skinny jeans, a loose white button-down shirt, a gold leather jacket and matching metallic Jordan 6 sneakers, the singer then headed to the backstage area, where he would soon learn that one of the soundboards required for his set as the supporting act for...