City approves $318K for temporary fixes to Federal Hill park

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Photo via Councilman Eric Costello’s Facebook page.

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates this morning approved $318,000 for the repair of Federal Hill Park after a part of the eastern slope eroded away in December.

Of that, $150,000 comes from the state and $118,000 from the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, a benefits district funded by grants from Maryland’s three biggest casinos, including Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.

Rebekah Kirkman named managing editor of BmoreArt

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The most recent print issue of BmoreArt. Photo via Rebekah Kirkman.

Baltimore’s most prominent arts-focused publication has a new managing editor in Rebekah Kirkman, formerly Baltimore City Paper’s visual arts editor.

Kirkman announced her new role with the magazine this morning.

The 10th Anniversary Black & White Party in photos

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For the Pratt Contemporaries’ 10th Annual Black and White Party, I shot a mix of black-and-white film and digital to capture the spirit of the original Studio 54, the theme of this year’s black-tie fundraiser. The disco-themed ball, held at The Assembly Room, as the central branch of the library undergoes extensive renovation, raised $235,000 for youth programs at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, according to the philanthropic organization.

Fells Point Corner Theatre delivers an ambitious, energetic take on ‘Jerusalem’

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Ian Blackwell Rogers as “Rooster.” Credit: Shealyn Jae Photography.

“Jerusalem” is a behemoth of a play, clocking in at more than three hours long, with a 14-person cast, and symbolically tackling the entire history and society of Britain through a script chock full of inferred mythological, literary and historical references that would delight any former English lit major.

What Baltimore loses if the BSO is forced to cut its schedule

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Photo by Maryland GovPics on Flickr.

This is just the beginning, the first blip on a slippery slope whose ending is all too foreseeable.

On Nov. 1, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s board of directors announced its intention to cut the musicians’ employment schedule from 52 weeks to 40, and their salaries by 17 percent. And if that were to happen, it could mark the end of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as any kind of orchestra worth listening to–and possibly, the beginning of the end for other great orchestras in mid-size cities.

Featured Hot Listing: One of a Kind Property For Sale in Roland Park

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