Culture

Event Pick: A Screening of Black Brazilian Short Films at the Motor House

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Flyer via Nilewater Multimedia

An international film series based in Burkina Faso is eyeing inroads in North America in 2017, and it may all start with tonight’s black Brazilian short film showcase at Station North’s Motor House.

Women’s March to be Held Saturday in Baltimore

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Photo by Xandra Ellin, via Jmore

By Simone Ellin

Until the 2016 presidential campaign season, Owings Mills resident Jill Hornstein wasn’t the least bit interested in current affairs. “I hated history and politics,” says Hornstein, a mother and physical therapist who attends Beth Israel Congregation.

Local Illustrators Offer Low-Cost Art School Alternative in North Baltimore

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Baltimore Academy of Illustration instructor Greg Houston shows off the school’s new student portfolio website. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

In a nondescript two-story building in North Baltimore’s Homeland neighborhood, two professional illustrators are busily building – literally, cutting pieces of a door frame and drywall – for a new classroom. When they’ve finished construction, their long space will be divided into classrooms A and B.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society Hits its $75K Fundraising Target for a ‘Forever Home’

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A rendering of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s planned space, “The Paradise,” by Greg Bowen.

Thirteen months after being suddenly evicted from its longtime headquarters on the first floor of the Bell Foundry building, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society has successfully raised more than $75,000 to build a “forever home” and better secure its future.

Amy Sherald, Painter of Michelle Obama’s Much-Awaited Portrait, to Join BMA’s Board

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Ms. Everything, by Amy Sherald (courtesy Smithsonian)

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, known for her life-sized, high-contrast portraits of African-Americans – most recently that of first lady Michelle Obama, to be unveiled next month – will be joining the Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees in February.

BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events January 16 – 21

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email events@bmoreart.com!

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Scott Pennington: Two Minute Joys | Opening Reception
Thursday, January 18th: 6-9pm

Vikings’ Stefon Diggs, Other Former Terps Shine During NFL’s Divisional Round

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Photo via PressBox

By Luke Jackson

The biggest catch of former University of Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ career was also perhaps the best moment in Minnesota Vikings history. Diggs sent the Vikings to the NFC championship game with a 61-yard catch-and-run as time expired against the New Orleans Saints Jan. 14.

Braving the Cold, Crowds Pack MLK Boulevard for a Parade Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

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Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha holding their banner before the parade. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Dozens of Baltimore nonprofits, school marching bands, black Greek organizations and others paid no heed to an unforgiving chill in the air on Monday as they marched proudly down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Baltimore.

Happy MLK Day

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We’re on a light schedule today to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll be back tomorrow on a full schedule with more stories in the Baltimore Fishbowl.