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As Virginia-based artist wins Sondheim Prize, Mayor urges artists who can’t afford D.C. and New York to move to Baltimore

July 15, 2013
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As Virginia-based artist wins Sondheim Prize, Mayor urges artists who can’t afford D.C. and New York to move to Baltimore

Saturday night in the auditorium of the Walters’ Museum, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that Gabriela Bulisova, an artist from Northern Virginia, won the $30 thousand Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, “Baltimore’s Most Prestigious Art Award.” (Artscape’s website reported that the award was $25 thousand, but M&T Bank announced they would once again add $5 grand...
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More on Artscape Lineup

May 29, 2013
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More on Artscape Lineup

By Kimberly Uslin Legendary reggae band The Wailers, sprawling septet The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, southern rockers the North Mississippi Allstars, and R&B artist KEM will headline this year’s Artscape, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced at a press conference Tuesday morning. Also playing are local and regional musicians such as Matmos, Dead Melotron, Wild Honey,...
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Wale A Go-Go: Wale at Artscape, July 18

July 21, 2010
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Wale A Go-Go: Wale at Artscape, July 18

The old saying, “Hip-hop makes great records but puts on lousy shows,” is a cliché only because it’s so often true. There was reason to think that Wale might defy this pattern, because this MC emerged from Washington D.C.’s go-go scene, where the live shows are usually stronger than the studio recordings. Wale’s headlining...
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The Other Jam Music: Gov’t Mule at Artscape, July 16

July 20, 2010
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The Other Jam Music: Gov’t Mule at Artscape, July 16

What makes Gov’t Mule the most satisfying jam band of this era? Unlike most of its genremates, this quartet doesn’t play music; it plays songs. Attend a concert by Phish, Widespread Panic, the Yonder String Band, or the Funky Meters, and you’ll hear hours of skillfully played, feel-good, undifferentiated music unfurling like wallpaper. If...
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Artscape Music Lineup Announced: This Is Cool, But…

June 16, 2009
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Artscape Music Lineup Announced: This Is Cool, But…

Nickodemus …there’s no DJ Culture Stage this year. Booker Chris Brooks has basically half an hour on the main stage Sunday afternoon for downtempo/pan-global producer Nickodemus to perform a set with jazzy house producer Quantic and the band Sun People. And that’s it. Last year, we saw Clipse, Blaqstarr, K-Swift, Diplo, Rye Rye, and...
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Artscape’s DJ Culture Stage Returns With No Sunscreen Required

June 15, 2009
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Artscape’s DJ Culture Stage Returns With No Sunscreen Required

Well, the big outdoor stage is gone, but booker Chris Brooks is making do: July 17 and 18, the Windup Space hosts a not-at-all-shabby lineup of DJs in its stead. While part of the kick of the original DJ Culture stage was exposing all the Artscape families and general random people to music they...
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DJ K-Swift’s Final Set, the New Dru Hill, and Other Artscape Highlights: Artscape, July 18 and 19

July 21, 2008
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DJ K-Swift’s Final Set, the New Dru Hill, and Other Artscape Highlights: Artscape, July 18 and 19

| Image by Puja Patel We’d already started writing up our memories of this year’s Artscape when we received some shocking news this morning about a performer who was responsible for one of our favorite moments from the festival. Khia Edgerton, aka DJ K-Swift, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital from injuries sustained in...
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Whartscape, Artscape Announce (More) Details

June 30, 2008
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Well, Artscape actually announced this some time ago, but we figured it’d be more fun to give you an overload headache. “Busy weekend” doesn’t come close. You can find all of Artscape details here, but highlights and/or headliners include Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Roberta Flack, Felicia Carter, Diplo, Dave Nada, and Thrushes. And,...
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Your Turn: Vote for Artscape’s Sound Off! Performer

May 2, 2008
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Your Turn: Vote for Artscape’s Sound Off! Performer

OK, me and two other jurors did the hard, painful work, preening through some 40-odd bands–many of whom brought me to the edge of absolute despair–to come up with five semifinalists for you to vote onto Artscape’s Saturn Stage. Yep, you get to make the final cut. Not much to it: Click on this...
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