Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Pride of Baltimore II Seeks Funding Amid Financial Shortfall

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The group that oversees the Pride of Baltimore II, a wooden tall ship that hosts educational programs and serves as an ambassador to the city, announced it is “at a financial crossroads” and will have to dock the vessel during sailing season unless $230,000 is raised by March.

Event Pick: Begin the Black Restaurant Challenge

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Now that last night’s kick-off party is over, featuring free tastings and live music at the Baltimore Visitor Center, it’s time to begin the Black Restaurant Challenge itself.

Event Pick: Watch ‘Groundhog Day’ on Groundhog Day

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The holiday Groundhog Day, which is today, was once just a simple little tradition where a small town in Pennsylvania pulled a groundhog from its burrow to determine how much longer the winter would last. Totally normal. But thanks to the 1993 film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day has become shorthand for feeling like you’re in a nightmarish, Sisyphean loop and can’t get out of it.

Watch the Amazing Video for Greenspan’s ‘Indie’

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Though Greenspan’s album “Never Gon Die” came out back in 2016, a video for the song “Indie” dropped this week on hip-hop news site OkayPlayer.

Rap Group Peso Da Mafia Debuts Video for ‘Winning,’ Talks Hit ‘Money Man’

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Baltimore rappers have been getting some well-deserved national ink of late. Chief among them is the group Peso Da Mafia, whose hit from last spring, “Money Man,” and its prompt to do the Money Dance, blew up, pulling in 3.4 million views on YouTube, 586,000 SoundCloud plays, a co-sign from Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, and the honor of being named Song of the Year by the Baltimore Beat.

Mount Vernon’s Tavern On the Hill is Closing

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Low-key Mount Vernon bar and restaurant Tavern on the Hill will close this Sunday, the restaurant announced in a Facebook post.

Wye Oak Announces New Album, ‘The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs’

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The year 2018 will thankfully have some new Wye Oak. And even though vocalist/guitarist Jenn Wasner and percussionist Andy Stack don’t live in Baltimore anymore, their music will always have a special place here.

Bel-Air Edison Neighborhoods, Morgan Community Mile to host ‘Black Panther’ premiere party

Lupita Nyong’o (left), Chadwick Boseman (center) and Letitia Wright in “Black Panther.” Image via IMDB.

Back in January, we told you about a premiere party for “Black Panther,” the much-hyped movie adaptation of the comic book of the same name, hosted by more than a half-dozen community groups.

‘Recycled,’ Not ‘Returned’: How City Schools May Have Actually Lost Out on $66 Million to Fix Schools

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The figure $66 million has popped up again and again during the recent debate on heating and facilities repairs at city schools.

Roof at Merriweather Post Pavilion collapsed, no injuries reported

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The roof at Merriweather Post Pavilion collapsed last night. The roof is in the process of being raised but nobody was working on it at the time, Audrey Fix Schaefer, communications director for the venue, told Baltimore Fishbowl, and there were no injuries, “which is the most important thing of all.”*