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Mayor Pugh, Other Local Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘Shithole Countries’ Label

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Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

Baltimore’s mayor was among a number of Maryland electeds who strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s unfiltered, xenophobic label for several countries on Thursday.

An Interview with (Possibly) the Oldest Brewery Worker in the World, Union’s Henry Benesch

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Henry “Zadie” Benesch holds one of the cardboard trays he folds for Union Craft Brewing. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Right next to the large tanks in Union Craft Brewing is a table stacked high with cardboard trays that the brewery uses to package multiple six-packs.

Preservationists Say Warden’s House, Facing Demolition, Serves as Important Reminder of Baltimore’s Slavery Days

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The Warden’s House and gateway. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

As the Warden’s House inside the Baltimore City Correctional Complex inches closer to the wrecking ball, local nonprofit Baltimore Heritage has shared some significant history about the iconic castle-like, prison yard edifice.

Ryan’s Daughter Announces It Will Close Later this Month

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Image via Facebook

Ryan’s Daughter Irish Pub in Belvedere will close on Jan. 21 after 14 years in business, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Event Pick: Peter Stern Discusses His Aerial Photography at Creative Alliance

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Photo by Peter Stern, courtesy of Creative Alliance.

Peter Stern’s photographs look at once familiar and indistinguishable. There are large splotches of earth tones and snaking lines in his compositions, and upon close inspection, you’ll see the image is actually a coal mine or an Eastern Shore landscape.

Baltimore Architecture Foundation Will Revive the Legendary Marble Bar for Fundraiser

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The Congress Hotel. Image by Frederic C. Chalfant, via Wikimedia Commons.

“Iggy loved it,” LesLee Anderson recalled in a 2012 interview with City Paper. “I remember I was mopping the floor and he was standing against the bar saying, ‘This is a great rock ‘n’ roll bar—this is going to be a rocking night.'”

Pro Skaters Helping to Raise Money for Rash Field Skatepark at Fundraiser this Saturday

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Image via Facebook

Local skateboarding prodigy-turned-professional Joey Jett spent the last year traveling the world and filming with two skateboarding icons. This Saturday, Jett will unveil their finished work at a fundraiser for a new skatepark at Rash Field.

Event Pick: Where to Watch ‘The Room’ on the Night of its National Release

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Tommy Wiseau in “The Room.” Image via IMDB

What a story, Mark. The story of an eccentric man of mysterious Eastern European origins who wrote, financed, directed and starred in “The Room,” what some consider to be the worst movie ever made. That man is Tommy Wiseau, who plays Johnny, an all-American banker in San Francisco who ends up feeling betrayed by everybody and fed up with this world.

Mayor Pugh Taps Davon Fleming, Baltimore’s Darling on ‘The Voice,’ for $65K City Consulting Job

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Davon Fleming and Mayor Pugh. Image via YouTube/Mayor Catherine Pugh.

Davon Fleming has gone from soulfully belting his way to TV stardom to working for the city, though this isn’t any odd job.

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Returns with Dan Deacon-Produced ‘Dunce’

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Image via Carpark Records

Local post-punk two-piece Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is back with a new single, “Dunce,” the first song off the group’s forthcoming album “Riddles,” due out March 2 on Carpark Records.