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December 04, 2003

NOW OR NEVER

Frederick artist Stephen Blickenstaff -- known for, among other things, drawing the cover for the Cramps' 1983 album Bad Music for Bad People -- is the subject of a one-night-only art show tomorrow night at Atomic Books.

The show features a new series of paintings by the artist, who also designed album covers and T-shirts for such bands as They Might Be Giants, Thin White Rope and Love Tractor.

The show kicks off at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Atomic Books, 1100 W. 36th St. Call the store at 410-662-4444 for more information.

Coming Up

When Tropical Storm Isabel rained out the Baltimore Book Festival, the city's literature community decided to fight back.

The CityLit Festival is scheduled for Saturday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Authors and poets, including Edward P. Jones, Ilyasah Shabazz, Christopher Corbett, David Spencer and Piotr Gwiazda, will appear, and book sales will be available as well.

The CityLit Festival takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. For more information, call Gregg Wilhelm at 410-327-0404.

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