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Video Americain Charles Village Holds Candlelight Vigil Tonight

March 12, 2012
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Video Americain Charles Village Holds Candlelight Vigil Tonight

Patrons, employees, and other fans of the Charles Village location of Video Americain are holding a candelight vigil tonight (10 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)  to observe/mourn the store’s closing. It’s just a video store, you might find yourself thinking. Well, it is/was, but like the best brick-and-mortar video-rental stores, it was also sort of a community...
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Video Americain to Close Charles Village Location

March 7, 2012
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Video Americain to Close Charles Village Location

Venerable regional video-rental chain Video Americain will close its Charles Village location on Monday, March 12. For nearly 20 years, the crammed basement space offered thousands of titles both popcorn-friendly and deeply obscure, serving as a neighborhood video spot for Charles Villagers and Hopkins students and an invaluable resource for Baltimore cinephiles. “It’s a...
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The Café Hon Episode of Kitchen Nightmares Debuts Tonight

February 24, 2012
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The Café Hon Episode of Kitchen Nightmares Debuts Tonight

Yes, schadenfreude fans, the episode of Kitchen Nightmares that TV food celebrity/reality host Gordon Ramsay filmed at Hampden’s own Café Hon last fall debuts tonight on Fox at 8 p.m. In case you haven’t seen the series, Ramsay drops in on a struggling restaurant each episode and tries to tough-love it back onto the...
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RIP Morris Martick

December 16, 2011
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RIP Morris Martick

Word has reached City Paper that much-loved local restauranteur Morris Martick has died. The long-time proprietor of Martick’s Restaurant Francais on Mulberry Street, Martick served bouillabaisse and irascible personality to generations of Baltimoreans. We’ll have more details when they become available.
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Charles Theatre Revival Series Returns

June 16, 2011
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Charles Theatre Revival Series Returns

When the Charles Theatre's John Standiford left Baltimore for a year in Rome last September (his wife, visual artist/filmmaker Karen Yasinsky, won the prestigious Rome Prize), the Charles’ revival series–weekly screenings of canonical cinema classics and choice obscurities–went on hiatus. Well, the year in Rome is almost up, Standiford is returning to Baltimore, and...
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Normal’s Books and Records Celebrates 21 Years With Sale, Music

June 15, 2011
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Normal’s Books and Records Celebrates 21 Years With Sale, Music

Normal’s Books and Records, Charles Village/Waverly’s essential subcultural secondhand retail outlet, turned 21 years old June 1, and it’s marking the occasion with a weekend-long sale on all used merchandise and a special birthday concert. Everything used (books, vinyl, CDs, what have you) is 30 percent off Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19,...
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Restaurant Round-up

May 19, 2011
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Restaurant Round-up

Happy Hours: On June 2 Petit Louis Bistro will host a French cocktail hour from 5–7 p.m. featuring free hors d’oeuvres (gougère, paté maison) and $5 cocktails, including kir royale, Pernod, Ricard, and a cocktail maison, as part of a national movement across the country to celebrate French food and drink. On Fridays, the...
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MICA Officially Buys Globe Poster

March 11, 2011
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MICA Officially Buys Globe Poster

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will officially announce on Tuesday, March 22, that it indeed plans to buy approximately 75 percent of the remaining assets of Baltimore’s Globe Poster. Early word of a prospective deal between the art school and the shuttered letterpress had leaked a few weeks ago, but a press...
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BSO Announces 2011-12 Season

March 1, 2011
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BSO Announces 2011-12 Season

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced its forthcoming season today, and, at the risk of further overusing one of the more obnoxious cliches of the day, it’s fairly epic. Here are just a handful among many highlights: • In a nod to Marin Alsop’s trailblazing stint as the music director of a major American orchestra,...
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MICA Buys Globe Poster Company

February 23, 2011
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MICA Buys Globe Poster Company

The @baltimoreprints Twitter feed alerted us this afternoon to news that many music nerds, graphic design heads, and printmakers have been waiting and hoping to hear: BREAKING NEWS: MICA will be purchasing the Baltimore Globe Poster collection. Preservation through production. So very exciting. Please RT. Globe Poster, known far beyond Baltimore for its letterpress...
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Good Early Press for Putty Hill

February 17, 2011
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Good Early Press for Putty Hill

We’ve been buzzing about Baltimore filmmaker Matt Porterfield’s second feature Putty Hill for a while now, but the reviews and other press coverage from the first week or so of its bonafide theatrical run have started appearing. And so far it’s been a general lovefest: The New York Times, Modern Painters, The L, and...
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2011 Farmers’ Market Applications Up, Opens a Month Early

January 28, 2011
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2011 Farmers’ Market Applications Up, Opens a Month Early

It may be gray and snowy out there, but the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts is now accepting vendor applications for the 2011 Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar. And hurry, cause the market opens a month earlier than usual this year–April 3–and runs through Dec. 18.
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