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By JACQUES KELLY | July 17, 2004
Half of Baltimore seems to post for this weekend's Artscape on Mount Royal Avenue, that old boulevard of generous proportions made all the more tolerable by the temporary traffic ban. I prefer to remember this street before it was laced into the Jones Falls Expressway's web and made into something of a minifreeway. I also miss the double line of sycamore trees, but there's a bumpy section or two of the original brick sidewalks with crabgrass sprouting through the cracks. As you can guess, I am not a big fan of the automobile in the city.
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May 1, 2013
To understand what Fred Lazarus accomplished during his 35 years as president of the Maryland Institute College of Art , one need only look at the gleaming concrete-and-glass structure housing the school's Brown Center for new media. The rakishly angled building rising above the school's Mount Royal Avenue campus symbolizes the future of both art and higher education in America as surely as the stately neoclassical building across the street from it reflects its past. Mr. Lazarus, who announced this week that he will step down as president in 2014, had the genius to see that future and the skill to build it in Baltimore.
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By Peter A. Jay | March 13, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Isn't it, like, just awesome the way young people on American high school and college campuses have embraced and refined the new digital technology?Take the Maryland Institute College of Art, which some of its neighbors wish you would.There, just as the daffodils were coming into bloom, assorted six-foot fingers suddenly sprouted from the earth in the median strip of Mount Royal Avenue. One of them appeared to be wearing a condom. It was a subtle blending of art and science.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
Baltimore police are searching for a man who torched a speed camera Friday morning on the border of Bolton Hill and Mid-Town Belvedere. Anthony Guglielmi, a city police spokesman, said the incident occurred about 7 a.m. at North Howard Street and Park Avenue. Police had no description of the vandal, but said someone threw or poured an accelerant onto the camera and set it on fire. Adrienne Barnes, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Transportation, said the camera was a mobile device and placed on a stand on the ground; it was not on a pole.
NEWS
January 8, 2000
Part of Mount Royal Avenue will be closed, and the Mass Transit Administration will supplement light rail service with shuttle buses today and tomorrow for Howard Street track maintenance. Repairs between the Camden Yards and North Avenue stops began last night and will finish tomorrow evening. A shuttle bus will run between the University of Baltimore (Mount Royal) light rail stop and Penn Station. But travel time on buses might be longer than that on trains, officials warn. Mount Royal Avenue at Dolphin Street will be closed today until 6 a.m. Monday.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | July 15, 2004
Artscape, the city's annual outdoor festival of the arts, is bigger than ever this year and includes several new off-site venues in addition to the main exhibitions along Mount Royal Avenue. Among them is Coppin State College on West North Avenue, which has put up a sparkling exhibition featuring three of the area's most accomplished artists: photographer Carl Clark and painters Tony Shore and Chevelle Makeba Moore Jones. Clark's contribution to the show draws on a number of series the artist has worked on over the years, including his signature portraits of African-American church ladies, sensitive subway portraits reminiscent of Walker Evans' famous hidden-camera studies of the 1930s, and portraits from Nigeria, where the artist traveled in 1994.
NEWS
July 21, 1993
ARTSCAPE '93, Baltimore's annual celebration of the arts, takes place 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday outside the Maryland Institute on Mount Royal Avenue. Baltimore City Public Works Director George G. Balog yesterday announced several changes in traffic patterns in the area that will be in effect during the three-day festival. Some of the changes went into effect Monday.CLOSURES (through 11 a.m. Monday)Already in effect: The 1200 block of Mount Royal Avenue, curb lanes only; 1300 block of Mount Royal Avenue, median (left lanes)
NEWS
July 14, 2008
Numerous streets near the Maryland Institute College of Art will be closed as workers prepare for the Artscape celebration that begins Friday, according to the city's Department of Transportation. Dolphin Street between Mount Royal Avenue and Howard Street closed on Friday and will remain shut to traffic through 5 p.m. July 22. Starting 7 a.m. today through July 22, these streets will be off-limits to traffic: * The northside and southside curb lanes of Mount Royal Avenue from North to Maryland avenues.
FEATURES
July 20, 1991
TODAYNoon: Registration for building with Tyco Super Blocks (lobbyLyric Opera House).1 p.m.: Go Global! International performances for children presents African storytelling (Decker Auditorium).Art-Ventures Children's Activities Tent features art activities promoting literacy until 8 p.m. (AAA Parking Lot, Fox Building).Creative landscaping for children using 100,000 Tyco Super Blocks (lobby, Lyric Opera House).1:30 p.m.: Family Performance Tent features "Wacky Hats" paper-plate sculpture workshop (AAA Parking Lot, Mount Royal Avenue)
NEWS
July 18, 1991
Artscape '91 will give Baltimoreans their 10th annual rendezvous with the arts tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, but it will tie up traffic around the Maryland Institute on Mount Royal Avenue, city transit officials said.Exhibits and booths will be open from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Street closures* Cathedral Street from Preston Street to Mount Royal Avenue until 6 a.m. Monday.* North and southbound Mount Royal Avenue from North Avenue to Maryland Avenue until 11 a.m. Monday.
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Jacques Kelly | July 15, 2011
The organizers of this weekend's Artscape seem to be fascinated by 1982, the year the outdoor festival made its debut. Let's consider 1982 Baltimore. A double feature of "Poltergeist" and "Star Trek" was playing at the Hippodrome ; Barry Levinson's "Diner" was at the Senator and later at the Pikes. The first Artscape was held in June along Mount Royal Avenue, signaling a momentous year for the neighborhood. The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall would open that September. The Lyric simultaneously underwent a dramatic renovation that gave it an enlarged lobby and a rearranged orchestra seating.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | October 6, 2008
University of Baltimore and Maryland Institute College of Art officials are focusing attention and money on the areas adjacent to Baltimore's Penn Station with a goal of wresting a more attractive and recognizable neighborhood from parking lots and random, underused spaces. They have identified a spine along Mount Royal Avenue, from North Avenue to Calvert Street, as a unifying corridor the two educational institutions can enhance. They are thinking beyond trees and new curbs to apartments and shops, a joint student-community recreation center and, in their distant dreams, a soccer field above the Jones Falls Expressway.
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By Jacques Kelly | August 9, 2008
The parking lot at the northeast corner of Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue is due to become the University of Baltimore's new law school building. Attorney and Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos has made a major gift to the school, and the Abell Foundation is backing an architectural competition for the very visible downtown crossroads. I can recall when this corner was not a parking lot but contained shops and businesses, all of which were far from glamorous. They were part of the fabric of the upper Mount Vernon-Belvedere neighborhood and were handy little parts of city living.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2008
Note: Events free. Other events take place on and off site. Go to artscape.org for more information. Music Main Stage: 1400 Cathedral St. at Mount Royal Avenue / National, international and regional artists. *4 p.m. tomorrow: Mia Miata, soul *5:30 p.m. tomorrow: Groove Stu, neo-soul *8:30 p.m. tomorro w: Roberta Flack, soul *1 p.m. Saturday: Reverb, a cappella *2 p.m. Saturday: Kia Heath, R&B *3:30 p.m. Saturday: JSoul, R&B *5 p.m. Saturday: Rye-Rye, DJ Class and K-Swift, hip-hop *7 p.m. Saturday: Mario, R&B *8:30 p.m. Saturday: Dru Hill, R&B *1 p.m. Sunday: 3 the Hard Way, roots *3 p.m. Sunday: See I, roots/reggae *4:30 p.m. Sunday: SOJA, reggae *6:30 p.m. Sunday: The Wailers, reggae Saturn Stage: Mount Royal Avenue (near Mosher Street)
NEWS
July 14, 2008
Numerous streets near the Maryland Institute College of Art will be closed as workers prepare for the Artscape celebration that begins Friday, according to the city's Department of Transportation. Dolphin Street between Mount Royal Avenue and Howard Street closed on Friday and will remain shut to traffic through 5 p.m. July 22. Starting 7 a.m. today through July 22, these streets will be off-limits to traffic: * The northside and southside curb lanes of Mount Royal Avenue from North to Maryland avenues.
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By Richard Irwin and Brent Jones and Richard Irwin and Brent Jones,Sun reporters | February 28, 2008
A male driver and his female companion were fatally shot last night on a Bolton Hill street in what police believe was a road rage confrontation. The names of the victims, both described as adults, were being withheld pending notification of family members, a police spokesman said. Witnesses told police that about 6 p.m., a man and woman in a white Ford Crown Victoria were involved in a verbal dispute with two men in a green Volkswagen Jetta while the vehicles were westbound on West North Avenue not far from Mount Royal Avenue, said Agent Donny Moses, the spokesman.
NEWS
July 23, 2006
Music Sun/Live! Stage 1400 Cathedral St. at Mount Royal Avenue Today noon --Carl Filipiak, jazz 1:30 p.m. --Charles "Big Daddy" Stallings, blues 3 p.m. --TBD 4:30 p.m. --Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, soul/blues 6:30 p.m. --Michael Franti and Spearhead, roots reggae United Way Stage Mount Royal Avenue near Lafayette Street Today noon --Guy Robinson and Friends, contemporary gospel 1:30 p.m. --Junkyard Saints, zydeco 3 p.m. --Mikey Jr. and...
FEATURES
July 21, 2006
Sun/Live! Stage 1400 Cathedral St. at Mount Royal Avenue 4 p.m. -- Thomas Williams, soul 5:30 p.m. --Sharon Thomas, rhythm and blues/jazz 7 p.m. --Fertile Ground, neo-soul 8:30 p.m. --Teena Marie, rhythm and blues/soul United Way Stage Mount Royal Avenue near Lafayette Street 5 p.m. --The Jarflys, rock 6:30 p.m. --Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, bluegrass 8:30 p.m. --Citizen Cope, alternative rock University of Baltimore Stage University of...
FEATURES
July 21, 2006
Sun/Live! Stage 1400 Cathedral St. at Mount Royal Avenue 4 p.m. -- Thomas Williams, soul 5:30 p.m. --Sharon Thomas, rhythm and blues/jazz 7 p.m. --Fertile Ground, neo-soul 8:30 p.m. --Teena Marie, rhythm and blues/soul United Way Stage Mount Royal Avenue near Lafayette Street 5 p.m. --The Jarflys, rock 6:30 p.m. --Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, bluegrass 8:30 p.m. --Citizen Cope, alternative rock University of Baltimore Stage University of...
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