Marcus Dieterle

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Marcus Dieterle is a freelancer and former associate editor of the Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Maryland. Before that, he served as the editor-in-chief of The Towerlight. Marcus graduated from Towson University in 2018 with his bachelor's degree in journalism and political science. He can be reached at [email protected]

American Visionary Art Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend

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The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore’s home to works by self-taught artists, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend.

Maryland records third-highest daily new COVID-19 cases, while deaths and hospitalizations continue to climb

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Maryland’s coronavirus caseload rose by 2,697 cases on Wednesday, the third highest daily increase in reported cases since the pandemic began, state data show.

BMA, Walters Art Museum to close until January due to coronavirus surge

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Baltimore Museum of Art Photo by Ethan McLeod

The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum on Wednesday will temporarily close most of their galleries to the public due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Maryland and across the United States.

The BMA plans to reopen on Jan. 6 “in accordance with health and safety requirements,” while the Walters said it will reopen “mid-January after the holiday season,” museum officials said in statements.

Maryland reports most new deaths since June, largest amount of current hospitalizations since May

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland reported 32 additional deaths on Tuesday, the largest single-day increase of deaths since the state reported 34 deaths on June 16, state data show.

Maryland’s average positive test rate remains above 5% for 15 straight days

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Maryland’s average rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive over the last seven days is 6.88%, and that average has remained above 5% for 15 straight days, state data show.

An die Musik will broadcast live music performances during Thanksgiving week, portion of ticket sales to benefit charities

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As families prepare to hold Thanksgiving dinners over Zoom or adopt other methods to reduce large, indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, An die Musik Live! is also shifting one of its traditions to the virtual space.

The downtown Baltimore jazz club will present its Thanksgiving Homecoming Concerts online this year, featuring a weeklong lineup of live-streamed performances with $5 from every ticket sold going to a charity of the musician’s choice.

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