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September 13, 2007|By BRAD SCHLEICHER

FESTIVAL

PARTY IN HAMPDEN

Make your way to Hampdenfest on Saturday for the annual street fair featuring live performances; "Hampden Idol" hosted by Keyboard Man; local artists, artisans and craftspeople selling and displaying their works; children's entertainment; Brewer's Art beer; and numerous food vendors. A variety of local bands will perform on three stages, including Private Eleanor, Caleb Stine and the Brakemen, the Jennifers, the Oranges Band, Stalking Horses, Frenemies, Television Hill, Chelsea Graveyard and the Screams at Midnight, Baby Aspirin, Secret Crush Society and Double Dagger Electric Junk Band.

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Hampdenfest runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday on West 36th Street from Chestnut Avenue to Falls Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-662-4444 or go to hampdenfest.com.

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[BRAD SCHLEICHER]

FAMILY

ELMO AND FRIENDS COME TO TOWN

Catch "Sesame Street Live" this weekend when Elmo, Zoe, Rosita, Abby Cadabby (the newest Muppet on Sesame Street) and all their furry and feathered friends get together to ponder what they want to be when they grow up and imagine themselves in various professions. This musical show-and-tell will feature singalongs and lessons on perseverance, teamwork and the power of imagination.

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"Sesame Street Live -- When Elmo Grows Up" takes place at 7 tonight, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Admission is $13-$28. For tickets, call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 410-347-2010 or go to sesamestreetlive.com.

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[BRAD SCHLEICHER]

CONVENTION POP CULTURE NOSTALGIA

Experience a blast from the past this weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, a three-day festival featuring autograph, photograph and question-and-answer sessions with such film and television stars and writers as Erin Gray from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Denny Miller from Tarzan, the Ape Man and Arthur Weingarten, the script writer for The Fugitive and Wonder Woman. Guests can attend presentations on "The Radio and TV Broadcasts of Superman," by Michael Hayde; "The History of the Lone Ranger," by historian Terry Salomonson; "Lassie, a Dog's Tale," by the Lassie Network; and "Have Gun -- Will Travel: A Retrospective" and "James Bond in Cinema," by Martin Grams Jr. The convention will also feature a movie room offering vintage television classics and motion pictures.

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The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention runs today through Saturday at the Clarion Hotel, 980 Hospitality Way in Aberdeen. The movie room will show films continuously. Celebrities will be available for autographs and photographs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15 for adults; free for those younger than 12 and members of the military. For more information, call 443-286-6821 or go to midatlan ticnostalgiaconvention.com.

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[BRAD SCHLEICHER]

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