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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
Dan Deacon, along with John Eaton, will host a "fun free dance party" on Wednesday at "The Space Formerly Known as the Zodiac" (1726 N. Charles St.). The party kicks off at 10 p.m., and will include DJ sets from Deacon and Eaton. There will also be a set from DJ Regional Barbecue - which isn't just the greatest DJ name of 2013, but it's also the moniker of Future Islands bassist William Cashion. It's 21+, and again, best of all - it's free. For more details and a look at who could be there, check out the Facebook event . wesley.case@baltsun.com twitter.com/midnightsunblog
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By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Monica Snodgrass was a brave woman to invite more than two dozen 7-year-olds into her home for her son's birthday party. But with spot-on entertainment planned, it wasn't the headache one might envision.  The Clarksville mother of three had arranged for a visit from Darth Vader, who led light saber training with pool noodles, and talked about what it means to be a Jedi. “You could say it's just a kid's birthday party,” says Snodgrass, whose Heroes for Hire character knew to mention his TIE fighter.
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By Catherine Mallette, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
Four times a week, groupies gather at the Garrison Forest School dance studio in Owings Mills to follow Samantha Satchell's high-energy choreographed routines that combine hip hop, jazz, burlesque, African, Latin, belly dancing, swing, bhangra and just about every kind of dance style you can imagine. No participant gets left behind. "If you get lost," class T-shirts proclaim, "just shake something. " The fearless leader: A former cheerleader for the Baltimore Stallions, Satchell, 38, was teaching zumba and other dance classes at local health clubs when she decided she wanted to start her own kind of class, which would give her more freedom to mix things up, incorporate new moves and have more fun. She's been teaching Maverick Dance Party for almost a year at this location and about 100 women (and some men)
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Erica L. Green | April 11, 2013
W.E.B. DuBois High School is the latest to win the Mayor's Attendance Campaign competition, after its ninth-grade class increasing its daily attendance by nearly 11 percentage points. The school was surprised with the honor--which includes a dance party staffed by a 92Q DJ at The Grille at Peerce's Landing--with a visit from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake city schools CEO Andres Alonso, and Jonathon Rondeau, of the Family League of Baltimore.  The ninth-grade class increased its daily attendance from 63.42 percent to 74.05 percent, according to a release.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2011
"It's raw, simple, almost primal music that is meant to be the soundtrack to the time of your life. " That's DJ James Nasty talking about Baltimore club music. He's a longtime fan. But for an upcoming gig, he's been researching it and other historic Baltimore sounds more meticulously than he would for his weekly Mustache party at the Ottobar . The online magazine Gutter asked him and DJ Benny Stixx to come up with a dance party where they'd spin only Baltimore music. The two will finally show off their set lists tonight at the Windup Space at a party where they'll play songs that stretch as far back as the 1940s.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | August 28, 2008
Hometown: College Park Members: Mick Coogan, vocals and guitar; Danny Hoag, bass; Jeff David, drums; Kevin Bayly, guitar; Drew Doucette, keyboards and guitar Founded: 2005 Style: Power pop Influenced by: The Cars, Santogold, Cobra Starship, Van Halen Notable: The band has been working with producer/engineer Andros Rodriguez (Justin Timberlake, Ludacris) in New York City for its new album. Doucette and Rodriguez were friends, and Doucette persuaded him to see one of The Dance Party's shows.
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By SAM SESSA | June 28, 2007
La Boom had a long fuse. The Wednesday night deck dance party at Mex in Power Plant Live took awhile to get rolling. But by 11:30 p.m., the place was packed with partyers. We went the Wednesday before last, which was actually the last La Boom. Mex's managers had a dispute with the promoters and decided to change the name of the event but keep the same DJs, said Elby Bonnet, Mex's server manager. When we arrived about 9:45 p.m., there weren't many people inside or out, and we thought it was a dud. So we sat inside for a minute and planned our next move.
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By SAM SESSA | June 8, 2006
Remember when the latest dance party wave hit Charm City? It was four or five years ago, when Underground and Taxlo sprung up, among others. Around that time, The Sidebar Tavern started hosting a soul night, though the party moved to another location soon thereafter. Now The Sidebar's back in the game with Reaction, a monthly Mod dance party with resident and guest DJs and live bands. The Things, a local psychedelic garage punk band, play tomorrow night, and the Dansettes, a '60s soul band fronted by three female singers, headline the July 14 Reaction.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
At the 2:17 mark of Britney Spears' 2011 hit single "Hold It Against Me," dubstep entered the mainstream. It had been bubbling around pop's surface before Spears put her glossy touch on it, but this was Top 40's most blatant — and effective — use of the increasingly popular electronic dance music sub-genre. As Spears' vocals cut out, the track builds to a climactic "breakdown," signified by dubstep's trademark bass wobble. It's deep enough to crush your chest, and it's a huge part of what makes the genre so appealing: A song builds and builds until the rug is suddenly ripped from under it, only to re-form.
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By SAM SESSA | March 22, 2007
I'm not so sure about Shanta. Red Maple started hosting this multicultural dance party some years back, bringing in belly dancers, hookahs and drummers every Wednesday night. It sounded exciting, and several of my friends highly recommended it as a way to stir up a dull weeknight. But a couple weeks ago, Shanta took plenty of time to warm up. Granted, it was cold outside, and there was some snow on the ground. Still, I expected more people -- especially since Shanta will soon be expanding to other clubs like Mosaic and Kamp.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
Dan Deacon, along with John Eaton, will host a "fun free dance party" on Wednesday at "The Space Formerly Known as the Zodiac" (1726 N. Charles St.). The party kicks off at 10 p.m., and will include DJ sets from Deacon and Eaton. There will also be a set from DJ Regional Barbecue - which isn't just the greatest DJ name of 2013, but it's also the moniker of Future Islands bassist William Cashion. It's 21+, and again, best of all - it's free. For more details and a look at who could be there, check out the Facebook event . wesley.case@baltsun.com twitter.com/midnightsunblog
HEALTH
By Catherine Mallette, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
Four times a week, groupies gather at the Garrison Forest School dance studio in Owings Mills to follow Samantha Satchell's high-energy choreographed routines that combine hip hop, jazz, burlesque, African, Latin, belly dancing, swing, bhangra and just about every kind of dance style you can imagine. No participant gets left behind. "If you get lost," class T-shirts proclaim, "just shake something. " The fearless leader: A former cheerleader for the Baltimore Stallions, Satchell, 38, was teaching zumba and other dance classes at local health clubs when she decided she wanted to start her own kind of class, which would give her more freedom to mix things up, incorporate new moves and have more fun. She's been teaching Maverick Dance Party for almost a year at this location and about 100 women (and some men)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
At the 2:17 mark of Britney Spears' 2011 hit single "Hold It Against Me," dubstep entered the mainstream. It had been bubbling around pop's surface before Spears put her glossy touch on it, but this was Top 40's most blatant — and effective — use of the increasingly popular electronic dance music sub-genre. As Spears' vocals cut out, the track builds to a climactic "breakdown," signified by dubstep's trademark bass wobble. It's deep enough to crush your chest, and it's a huge part of what makes the genre so appealing: A song builds and builds until the rug is suddenly ripped from under it, only to re-form.
NEWS
January 13, 2012
Painting workshop A mixed media painting workshop will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 and 25, at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1270 Odenton Road. Instructor is Kathy Kniess. Participants will get to make a mixed media acrylic painting infused with found material and textures. Most supplies are included but students will need to bring paper towels, rags and scrap fabrics. Cost is $15. To register and for more information, call 410-222-6227. Trips for 2012 Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the Trip Desk for a preview of 2012 outings and make reservations and deposits.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
We might be amid the Holidaze, but area clubs and venues are still hosting concerts and dance parties. Luckily, some of the performers this week have non-traditional takes on Christmas. John Waters will tell you what not to do during the holidays at his show at the Lyric, while Scott Weiland will do his take on classic Christmas songs at the 9:30 Club. Elsewhere: Winks, Judy Collins, Spank Rock, and a James Brown dance party. On Monday , Scott Weiland the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, who just performed at Pier Six last year, is out promoting his new Christmas album.
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By Wesley Case | August 31, 2011
For the past two years, James Nasty has co-hosted the Physical Education dance party at Ottobar each Friday, spinning everything from Basement Boys to Future Islands. This Friday, Nasty will not only host TT the Artist's birthday party at Ottobar, but he'll be shooting footage for his first music video. His sets are eclectic, so it's no surprise his answers for Like/Dislike are, too. What's on your iPod? Rye Rye's latest mixtape, RYEOT POWRR , with the homie, DJ Sega, Hall and Oates' Greatest Hits and the new LMFAO album, Sorry For Party Rocking . I also put tunes I have in the works on my iPod.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 1, 2011
They were arrested, slammed to the ground and choked last weekend. But protesters opposed to a federal judge's ruling that bans dancing inside the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in D.C. aren't backing down.  Led by Russia Today host Adam Kokesh (an Iraq war vet), the protesters plan a larger silent dance party for noon this Saturday at the memorial.  Kokesh's movement found support from a majority of this blog's readers on Monday in an unscientific poll, in which voters 2-1 said the police were wrong to arrest the protesters.  Kokesh also found support from Fox Business Network host Judge Andrew Napolitano, who described the arrests as "a scene out of 'Footloose meets the Gestapo.'"  "It looks like they're choking you to death here," Napolitano told Kokesh.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun reporter | September 29, 2006
The Baltimore liquor board is forcing the businessman buying Velleggia's restaurant in Little Italy to reapply to transfer its liquor license to his name, a bureaucratic process that likely will further delay the sale of the popular trattoria. But in announcing the decision, liquor board Commissioner Edward Smith Jr. made it clear that the action was not due to complaints by Little Italy residents who accused buyer Terry Lee Coffman Jr. -- who for about a year has leased the property -- of holding a wild dance party there.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2011
At 10 p.m. on a recent Thursday night, Red Maple, the lounge in Mount Vernon, was as quiet as an Old West movie town before a gunfight. Even the tumbleweeds were away, possibly pre-gaming somewhere else. Then, at 10:30 p.m. on the dot, like Daniel Craig in "Cowboys & Aliens," the crowds materialized as if out of nowhere, looking just as surprised to be there. The reason for the sudden change was the lounge's special that night: an open bar until 11 p.m. Yuengling and rail vodkas flew from the behind the bar as an overburdened bartender struggled to keep up with demand.
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