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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1999
Representatives of several nonprofit groups showed up at an Annapolis city council public hearing last night to rail against a controversial bill that would charge event organizers for city services.Protesters argued that the bill would make it more difficult to stage events and would hurt the city economically rather than help it.Directors and board members of First Night Annapolis, Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce and former Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins -- in a rare appearance at a city council meeting -- were among the more than dozen people who took turns at the podium.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Funk revivalists Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Latin rockers Ozomatli, the jazz-funk sextet Galactic and R&B singer Anthony Hamilton headline the roster of musicians scheduled to perform at this year's Artscape, event organizers announced Tuesday. This year's free arts festival, scheduled for July 18-20 and billed as the largest such event in the country, will also feature an increased emphasis on dance and all things motion-related. Included under Artscape's exhortation to "Join the Movement!"
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BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Baltimore's weeklong Star-Spangled Sailabration in June drew more than 1.5 million people - some 435,000 from out of state - and had an estimated $166 million in economic impact on the metro area, according to a study released Thursday by the event organizers. The estimate includes about $98 million in spending by visitors, vendors and sponsors from outside the region, with the rest coming from the indirect effect of that "fresh" money cycling through the local economy. "This was spectacular in size," said Candace Campbell, senior project director at Forward Analytics, which prepared the report for the nonprofit Star-Spangled 200 Inc. "One of our survey questions was, 'Is Sailabration the main reason you're in the area?
EXPLORE
August 12, 2013
Healthy Harford, a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, nonprofits and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents, will once again host Healthy Harford Day on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Bel Air Farmers' Market. The annual event is designed to raise awareness about Healthy Harford's mission, as well as services, policies and programs in the community to help residents get and stay healthy. Last year's event attracted hundreds of people who turned out to enjoy free fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and kids' activities, and this year's event promises to offer even more healthy fun for the entire family.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2011
Those planning ahead to the summer of 2012 can likely figure on Indy race cars returning to the streets of Baltimore for Labor Day weekend. Will Power had barely crossed the finish line Sunday to win the IZOD IndyCar Series race at the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, but event organizers, IndyCar executives and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake were already looking ahead to next year. All were in agreement about how well a holiday weekend worked. The crowds, estimated by organizers at well over 100,000 for the three-day event, seemed to back that up. So did the effusive comments of the drivers, who said the combination of the challenging course and enthusiastic fans made it as attractive a site as there is on the series.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 28, 2005
The gated garden on Baltimore Avenue known as Towson's Secret Garden will be open to the public today during Towson Gardens Day. The 19th annual event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Towson courthouse plaza at Pennsylvania and Baltimore avenues, also features about 100 exhibitors and vendors of flowers, plants, crafts and food. Towson High School's jazz band will perform. Free garden seeds and seedlings from Tree-Mendous Maryland and tours of the gardens in front of the old courthouse will be offered, event organizers say. The Secret Garden, owned by publisher Robert M. Evans, is open to the public once a year, on Towson Gardens Day. Self-guided tours of the garden are $1. The rest of the event, which kicks off this weekend's Towsontown Festival, is free.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1999
After almost an hour of debate and one alderman choosing to abstain from voting to demonstrate his opposition, the Annapolis city council passed an ordinance last night to charge event organizers for city facilities and services.Ward 3 Democratic Alderman Samuel Gilmer abstained from voting.The ordinance, which Ward 5 Republican Alderman Herb McMillan introduced, aims to reduce taxpayer-subsidized use of city facilities and services such as police overtime and trash pickup during the hundreds of events that take place in the state capital every year.
SPORTS
By From staff reports | July 14, 2008
Not only will the Face-Off Classic college lacrosse doubleheader return to M&T Bank Stadium next season, an additional doubleheader also will be held at the stadium in April, event organizers will announce today. All four games will feature rivalries with significant local or national impact. The third annual Face-Off Classic, set for Feb. 28, 2009, and again sponsored by Konica, will pit Johns Hopkins against Princeton for the third time. The second game brings together Maryland, playing in the event for the first time, and Duke, its Atlantic Coast Conference rival and a Final Four participant three of the past four years (excluding 2006, when the Blue Devils' season was canceled)
NEWS
By Kaana Smith and Kaana Smith,SUN STAFF | June 18, 1996
Organizers of a summit on African-American men that is to be held in Baltimore on June 29 say they are hoping to create standards of action and behavior for black men and develop a plan to encourage them to be more responsible for their families and communities.The event, "Baltimore's Men of the March: A Day of Commitment" follows last fall's Million Man March and is sponsored by the Mayor's Commission on African American Males. Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said the summit will provide an opportunity to mobilize local black communities and establish a working agenda for African-Americans wanting to make positive changes.
NEWS
By Kurt Streeter and Kurt Streeter,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2000
Trying to boost this year's AFRAM Expo, Mayor Martin O'Malley yesterday announced a new format for Baltimore's largest ethnic festival, which is scheduled to start at the end of September at Pimlico Race Course. At a news conference at Pimlico, the mayor said yesterday that the 24th AFRAM Expo will be organized around a "village concept," which the city and event organizers hope will draw thousands more people than in 1999. The annual event, which is usually held in August, will be held on the Pimlico infield from Sept.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
The Moonrise Festival, a new electronic dance concert that was expected to draw thousands to South Baltimore, has been canceled only weeks before the event, after organizers failed to obtain the necessary permits, city officials said. The festival had been promoted as a successor to the long-running Starscape Festival. After safety problems at last year's Starscape event, including overcrowding and drug overdoses, city officials said that event could not return to Fort Armistead Park.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
A weekend festival in Canton that promised classes on bondage, role play and other sexual techniques has been canceled after the new operators of the Clarence H. Du Burns Arena idecided the erotic exposition was not appropriate at a facility also used for children's sports practices. The organizers of the Touch of Flavor event sued the arena's managers this week, saying that their contract was breached. They also made an unsuccessful bid for a restraining order that would have let the festival go on. The two-day event was to have featured classes on the use of hot wax, sex-dungeon safety and "Rope Bondage You Can Actually Use. " "We feel like there's been a great interest due to books and things that have come out," said Cassie Fuller, one of the organizers.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Baltimore's weeklong Star-Spangled Sailabration in June drew more than 1.5 million people - some 435,000 from out of state - and had an estimated $166 million in economic impact on the metro area, according to a study released Thursday by the event organizers. The estimate includes about $98 million in spending by visitors, vendors and sponsors from outside the region, with the rest coming from the indirect effect of that "fresh" money cycling through the local economy. "This was spectacular in size," said Candace Campbell, senior project director at Forward Analytics, which prepared the report for the nonprofit Star-Spangled 200 Inc. "One of our survey questions was, 'Is Sailabration the main reason you're in the area?
SPORTS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
IndyCar announced Sunday night that it will return to Baltimore for a third year. While the city made a five-year commitment to host an IndyCar race, the 2013 race wasn't assured until Tuesday. That's when J.P. Grant , the financier who formed Race On LLC and took over operations of the second Grand Prix of Baltimore about 100 days before the event, reached an agreement on a sanctioning fee with IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard to again hold the race the Sunday before Labor Day. IndyCar's schedule includes 19 races over 16 weekends; three road courses, not including Baltimore, are each hosting two full-length IndyCar races in one weekend.
BUSINESS
Gus G. Sentementes | September 21, 2012
Meetup.com , the popular site for people to organize meetups through the Web, has a lot of tech-related events that organizers host through its site. Not a surprise. Indeed, in Baltimore alone, there are 10 tech-related meetups alone. And, nationwide, the website is host to 11,000 tech meetups. Techies like to meet up, get sponsors to buy pizza, and network and share ideas on everything from social media to better coding. So, it seems like a smart idea -- and perhaps a possible revenue generator for Meetup.com -- that the website is testing the waters for an "uber" meetup of Meetup.com tech event organizers.
NEWS
August 31, 2012
During the upcoming 2012 Baltimore Grand Prix, downtown Baltimore may not be as congested with traffic as people expect ("Downtown streets to close for Grand Prix of Baltimore," Aug. 30). The event's promoters say that attendance is expected to be lower than last year, and many residents of nearby neighborhoods are leaving town for the weekend. Baltimore Police will be keeping the traffic moving and everyone safe. Retail stores, eateries, pubs and bars in the area will be open. And when I was there last year, none of those businesses were crowded, even though you can see and hear some of the race from outside of the paid entrance areas.
NEWS
By Staff report | August 15, 1993
A 31-year old woman in a crowd leaving the AFRAM Expo '93 late Friday was shot accidentally in the chest as she passed two men who were arguing, police said.Sandra Anderson of the 4000 block of Dudley Ave. in Northeast Baltimore happened to be next to a man who fired a gun at another man just before 10 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of S. Howard St., investigators said.She was shot in the left side of the chest and admitted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was in serious but stable condition yesterday.
TRAVEL
By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Rapper Lupe Fiasco, Wolfgang Gartner, Baltimore's The Perfects and indie artist Vital are among the artists set to rock the stage at the Dew Tour's Pantech Beach Championship in Ocean City. Organizers announced nine musicians set to perform at the Aug. 16-19 event , making it the largest line-up in Dew Tour history. The biggest name on the roster is Grammy-nominee Fiasco, who will be headlining Friday, Aug. 17, at 10 p.m. on the beach. Rapper Theophilus London will open the show at 9 p.m. The performances begin Thursday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 p.m. with a set from RAC DJ. On Saturday, Aug. 18, six acts will perform, three during a daytime line-up and three during an evening line-up.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | July 24, 2012
Twenty-nine athletes who have received a donated organ or have donated one will represent Maryland in the 2012 Transplant Games of America , an annual awareness raising event. The games aim to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation, while also celebrating the lives or donors and recipients, according to event organizers. This year, the multi-sport competition will be held in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 28-31. The local competitors, in their 30s, 40, 50s and 60s, will compete on behalf of Donate Life Maryland , the nonprofit group that maintains the state's donor registry through a partnership with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
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