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Six Local Groups Announce “Black Panther” Premiere Party and TalkBack

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Courtesy Marvel Studios, via IMDB

Viewers of last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship got an extended look at “Black Panther,” Marvel Studios’ film adaptation of the comic of the same name, starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the king and protector of African nation Wakanda.

Pianos Become the Teeth Share Video for ‘Bitter Red’

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Image via Epitaph Records

Last week we told you about the forthcoming album, “Wait For Love,” and Metro Gallery release show for local post-hardcore group Pianos Become the Teeth. If you weren’t enticed before, check out the glistening new single “Bitter Red” below.

Event Pick: Listen to Your Favorite Video Game Tunes at Itty Bitty Bit Gen 2

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Fresh off the video game convention MAG Fest at National Harbor, Bit Gen Gamer Fest is coming to Ottobar in itty bitty form for a night of video game music that promises to warm you up “like an overheating PS2.”

J.D. Merrill, Former School Administrator and Son-In-Law of Martin O’Malley, Launches State Senate Campaign

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Image via Facebook

J.D. Merrill, a former special assistant to the chief of staff in Baltimore City Public Schools and former city schools teacher, today launched a campaign for the State Senate in District 41.

Pratt Library Announces Expanded Hours

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Photo by Smash the Iron Cage

All branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library will extend hours and remain open six days a week, CEO Heidi Daniel announced today. And rather than open on a staggered schedule, libraries across the city will all open at 10 a.m.

In Announcing School Legislation, Emergency Funding, Hogan Slams City Schools Over Heating

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Gov. Larry Hogan holds a press conference on education legislation. Image via Facebook Live.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced legislation to create an office of the state education inspector general to look into complaints on illegal and unethical conduct by school administrators, as well as $2.5 million in discretionary funding from the state’s Catastrophic Event Account to fix the “immediate, horrendous, failing HVAC systems crisis” in Baltimore.

Event Pick: The Baltimore Blast Battle Harrisburg Heat for JFX Supremacy

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Credit: Brandon Weigel

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have the Battle of the Beltway. Well, the local arena soccer equivalent is the Battle of I-83, between the Baltimore Blast and Harrisburg Heat. And hey, at least the highway in question actually connects the two cities in this instance.

Event Pick: Warm Up Tonight at Save Your Soul

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It is 18 degrees as I write this, and it’s supposed to drop to as low as 12 degrees by 11 p.m., according to the Weather.com app on my phone. That’s really, really freaking cold.

The Sun is Moving, and Staffers Past and Present Don’t Seem Happy About It

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The Sun’s N. Calvert Street headquarters. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The Sun’s Sarah Gantz reported yesterday the city’s paper of record is leaving its downtown office and is on the verge of renovating space in its Port Covington printing plant to accommodate a state-of-the-art newsroom.

Pianos Become the Teeth Announce Hometown Album Release Show, Tickets on Sale Today

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With lead single “Charisma” out in the world since November, local post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth is ready to release “Wait For Love,” the band’s fourth album and first since 2014’s critically acclaimed “Keep You,” on Feb. 16 via Epitaph Records.