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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal . Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes. On Monday, the avant-country act Lambchop plays Rams Head on Stage for the first time ( $20 ). On Tuesday, Detroit's the Black Dahlia Murder plays Rams Head Live ( $18 ). !!! and Shabazz Palaces will bring eclectic sounds to Sonar ( $13/$15 ). Promising pop-punk act the Wonder Years plays the Ottobar ( $13 )
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It was easy to find Maryland fans inside Bridgestone Arena and on the streets outside. The arena is located in a downtown tourist area filled with restaurants and bars, many featuring live country music. The Terps wear four colors -- red, white, black and gold -- but the traveling fans favor red apparel. It is the color most associated with the school, and there were splashes of Maryland red all around the arena, which seats about 20,000. Notre Dame has made four consecutive Final Four appearances, and Connecticut, which was playing in Sunday night's late game, has been to seven straight.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
With more than 50 local bands performing all around Station North and Mount Vernon this weekend, Scapescape is one of Baltimore's premier events to better understand the hype surrounding its diverse arts and music scenes. (It's also a bit intimidating. A friend of Midnight Sun, Seth, created a handy Google document to keep track of all the sets scheduled for Labor Day weekend.) I don't mean to single out a particular artist or band when there are so many worthy acts performing, so just know that Scapescape is an awesome event and we're lucky to have it. With that said, tonight could be particularly special because Jenn Wasner, the singer/guitarist of Wye Oak and her solo project Flock of Dimes, will perform two sets at the Charles Street Parking Lot (1712 N. Charles St.)
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
When he was growing up near Mondawmin Mall and the Christmas season rolled around, Andrew Dubose rarely missed a chance to visit the old man in the red suit and white beard who always gave him such a warm holiday greeting. Now 39, married, and the father of three, Dubose drives his children from the family's home in Randallstown so they can sit with the same man in exactly the same spot - Lucas Durant, the longest-running black Santa Claus in Baltimore. "Santa loves you," Durant, 65, tells Dubose's children, Jasmine, 15; Mason, 2; and Drew, 6 months, as he did their father decades ago. "Santa Luke," as he's known, has been Kriss Kringle at Mondawmin Mall for 29 years running.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Walk around Baltimore today and you could see Jenn Wasner's big eyes staring up at you. Wasner, who plays guitar and sings in Wye Oak and now by herself as Flock of Dimes, is the cover star for b's latest "10 to Watch Under 30" issue . In 2011, Wasner, an Owings Mills native, lived on the road, playing more than 200 shows alongside Wye Oak drummer Andy Stack. When she returned home to Baltimore, she was burned out, and even considered moving away from the city. But don't ever underestimate the power of rest.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | May 29, 1993
Six whoooping cranes born and raised at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center near Laurel are to be shipped to Canada next week as part of an international effort to save the endangered species.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which operates the Patuxent research center, is shipping the birds to the Calgary Zoological Society in Alberta, Canada, to establish a third captive flock and guard against the chance that an epidemic or disaster might erase the cranes' 26-year recovery.Whooping cranes, the tallest birds in North America at about 5 feet, have been deemed endangered since 1967.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Staff Writer | October 11, 1993
Sometimes, she was so strung out on drugs and alcohol come Sunday mornings that the mother of four would pack her brood off on a church bus so she could "lay back down and be hung over."Now, Pam, who asked to be identified by her first name only, is joining her children at the Brooklyn Church of the Nazarene, led through the doors by the youngsters when they had roles in a Christmas pageant.She is among a growing number of drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes, and poor, hungry or homeless people who are finding sanctuary at the church, once a place of worship for middle-class families from Brooklyn and surrounding areas.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | December 22, 1992
Suppose you found in your mail a postcard picturing four happy-go-lucky children, beach blond hair tousled, romping inTC shady park. Above the fair foursome, the card reads "Radical Good Times for Kids. Like, Intensely Cool. Even for a Church."Yes, of course you'd read the fine print on the back of the card.The question, of course, is whether the pitch would intrigue you enough to pay the sender a visit. Or would you think the pitch a turn-off, its approach a tad too New Age?The sender of the card, and others featuring smiling, young adults sipping cool drinks and handsome young couples relaxing in a park, is the non-denominational Valley Brook Community Church.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 26, 2003
About 3,000 people flocked to the National Guard Armory in Bel Air yesterday to sample chocolate delights and help raise money for downtown revitalization work. The Downtown Bel Air Chocolate Festival began for the second year at 10 a.m. and featured a host of desserts and confections, including truffles, chocolate-covered coffee beans, mousse, candies, pretzels, bagels and even chocolate-scented soap. One of downtown's newer shops, Moore's Candies - voted one of America's best chocolate makers by the Food Network - was hand-dipping strawberries in chocolate all day for visitors.
FEATURES
By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2005
Last year, he wanted Orioles fans to "Believe." Now, he wants them to bleed. Orange, that is. After watching his favorite team suffer through one of its worst seasons ever, 22-year-old Towson University student James Baker has decided diehard O's fans like him need to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Or at least on their chests. So, along with organizing what he hopes will be a new hardcore fan group -- The Flock -- he's created two Orioles-themed T-shirts that he's offering over the Internet.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Marylanders have been rushing to buy guns at a rate of 1,000 a day over the past two weeks, hastening the pace of an unprecedented surge in gun sales. More than 102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year - twice the number for all of 2011, state police said Monday. "It's like Prohibition," said Rick Kain, a gun owner from Howard County. "People want to get their guns before the law takes effect. " Maryland's tough new gun control law takes effect next week, banning the sale of assault-style rifles and requiring fingerprints and a license to buy a handgun.
NEWS
By Shelly Silwick, write2shell@yahoo.com | September 19, 2013
The annual corn maze is now open at Beachmont Christian Camp and ministries in Kingsville. Beachmont hit a home run in itsr choice of a sports theme for its third maze. "The Birds of Baltimore" celebrates Baltimore's home teams, the Orioles and the Ravens! Designed after their bird logos, (with use permission from both teams), the interactive maze takes up six acres with more than two miles of pathways. According to volunteer General Manager Glen Newmann, "A GPS and computer were used to guide the cutting of the logo into the cornfield.
SPORTS
By Ian Duncan and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Race cars whipped around downtown Baltimore on Saturday, turning usually traffic-choked streets into a speedway, their engines filling the air with the sounds of a hornet's hum on the straights and a smoker's cackle at the hairpin turn. As the cars negotiated the two mile course's first turn from Pratt Street onto Light Street during morning warm-ups, spectators lounged in the grandstands or pressed against the barriers, many with cameras in hand trying to freeze the action in a snapshot.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Maryland's lottery and casino industries generated $929.74 million for the state during the last fiscal year, the regulatory body that monitors both announced Wednesday. Traditional lottery sales decreased 2.2 percent, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported, but gains from four casinos contributed to a total increase of 35.1 percent over what the state received during the previous fiscal year. "We fully expected the lottery number to drop given the increased access for our consumers to casinos," the agency's director, Stephen Martino, said.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | August 7, 2013
Think of it as the graying of social media. Mom and dad - even the grandparents - are flocking to Facebook, and for the same reason the kids do. Connections. A report from the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of adults who use the Internet also use social network sites, up from 67 percent just a year ago. It is still mostly young people; almost 90 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds use social media. But 60 percent of those ages 50 to 64 who use the Internet also use social media - double the percentage since the spring of 2009.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
Ravens fan Robert Radawiec moved to Cleveland a decade ago, but he had never made the 45-minute drive to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That changed this weekend not only for him, but for so many other Ravens fans who descended on this northeastern Ohio city to welcome in one of their own. Left tackle Jonathan Ogden became the first player the Ravens drafted to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. "I've never had a reason to go," said Radawiec, who wore purple camouflaged pants and a Ravens polo shirt.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2000
SILVER SPRING -- Few places in Maryland demonstrate the power of the vote more convincingly than the 610-acre chunk of Montgomery County known as Precinct 13-54. Politicians flock to it, hugging voters, dancing with them. They'll even endure an impolitic remark about their weight if it cements their relationship. Pollsters and reporters track it, gauging who's hot and who's not. The allure of Precinct 13-54 is this: Election year after election year, it is thought by election officials to have the highest voter turnout in the state -- 80 percent, compared with 58 percent in a high-interest year statewide.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery County Democrat took a break Wednesday from the budget battles playing out in Congress to take Officer Aaron Smith to the White House, where President Barack Obama honored the Super Bowl ...
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