15 theater shows to see in Baltimore in October

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Derrick Davis and Eva Tavares in “Phantom of the Opera.” Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Baltimore theater offerings this month includes a handful of horror stories, world premieres and popular musicals, such as a rare extended run of “Phantom of the Opera” at the Hippodrome. The weekend of Oct. 11-13 is the last and only chance to see four intriguing productions, including Deer in the Spotlight’s annual production of “Evil Dead: The Musical.” Eleven more shows open this month in the city, including originals, classic plays and more.

To be included in monthly Baltimore theater features, email writer Cassandra Miller at [email protected] with show information.

GOP Gov. Hogan affirms support for Trump impeachment inquiry

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Gov. Larry Hogan at a Baltimore Coca-Cola bottling plant in March 2018. Photo byJoe Andrucyk, via Flickr.

By Elliott Davis
Capital News Service

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has shared his support for a Congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, saying at one point that the allegations are “troubling and disturbing.”

Weekend Events Calendar: Fells Point Fun Festival, ChiliBrew, Charm City Fringe Festival

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Fall festivals keep rolling this weekend, from Fells Point to Halethorpe. On the side of homegrown talent, check out DIY Fest and the always-filling ChiliBrew. On the stage and screen, there are the Black International Film Festival, podcasts and theater from the fringe.

Hot Plate: Openings from Elkridge to White Marsh, fall festivals, philanthropic dinners and more

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Italian spot Limoncello will open in Anthem House on Oct. 26.

Fall festival season is in full swing, but those aren’t the only fun food events taking place this week. From lots of openings to fundraisers, here’s a look at what’s coming up:

$50 million, 3,750-seat concert venue proposed for South Baltimore

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A “world-class” concert venue is in the works for South Baltimore. 

Towson man who led $550M Ponzi scheme sentenced to 22 years

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A Bugatti Veyron allegedly purchased by Merrill using defrauded funds from investors. Photo courtesy of U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

The man at the center of an infamous Ponzi scheme that drew more than half a billion dollars was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison.

Some Chesapeake Bay states fighting EPA clean water rule rollback

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The Thomas Point Shoal Light Station in Chesapeake Bay, just west of Kent Island. (James R. Carroll/Capital News Service)

By Dan Novak
Capital News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency revoked two regulations last month dealing with clean water and air that present conflicting positions from the Trump Administration over the role states should play in protecting their own natural resources.

The first came in the removal of an Obama-era rule that sought to protect streams, lakes, wetlands and other bodies of water from pollution, a move state officials say threatens the Chesapeake Bay.

“(The Trump Administration’s) determination to weaken the Clean Water Act threatens to undo our hard-won progress cleaning up (waterways) in Maryland and across the nation,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement. “We plan to vigorously challenge this latest unlawful rollback.”