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Hidden Mt. Vernon Gem: Carriage House Condo Asks $199K

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Hot House: 13 E. Branch Lane, #C1, Baltimore, MD 21201

One bedroom, two-level, 700 sq. ft condo in the brick carriage house of an E. Mt. Vernon Place mansion, circa 1850. Private courtyard entrance. Small vestibule, large living room with wood burning fireplace, updated galley kitchen, upstairs master bedroom with fireplace and walk-in closet, and large modern, spa-like bathroom. Washer/dryer, central a/c, new windows and HVAC, storage unit and maintenance included. $199,000. Coop fee: $229/mo. Also available as a rental.

Event Pick: Get wild at a party or share the love at an interfaith celebration for Baltimore Pride

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We’re not even midway through the week yet, but Baltimore Pride is upon us, and surely some of you are ready to celebrate. Here are a couple options tonight for both partiers and those seeking a calm, reflective evening.

TLC, Toots & The Maytals, ZZ Ward will headline this year’s Artscape

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R&B favorites TLC, reggae group Toots & the Maytals and blues rocker ZZ Ward are the music headliners at this year’s Artscape, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced today.

The group Garth Fagan Dance will also perform at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric during the festival.

Event Pick: Take in a photo essay about Baltimore at a historic Mt. Vernon mansion

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Here’s an engagement that should capitalize on any local’s love for Baltimore’s impressive architecture and the tremendous history its streets hold: The opening of a photo exhibition all about Baltimore’s blocks, hosted at a grand, early-20th century mansion in Mt. Vernon-Belvedere.

Preservationists to screen archived WJZ footage in Hampden, celebrating station’s 70th anniversary

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Oprah anchors “Eyewitness News” in 1976. Image courtesy of MARMIA.

Locals can relive some classic moments in local TV history tonight at a screening in Hampden celebrating WJZ’s 70th anniversary. Highlights include the infamous 1979 Hanukkah blooper scene, Marty Bass flipping his wig, clips of a young Oprah anchoring the “Eyewitness News” desk and the hazy promo of weatherman Bob Turk and company’s adaptation of “My Girl.”

“I grew up watching the one promo, which was made in the eighties,” Siobhan Hagan, who’s spent years now working to digitize WJZ’s vast archive of footage, says of the Turk video. “I always wondered, Why is he going to this street in Fells Point and hallucinating these singers there? I realized now that it’s because he’s having a memory of the first promo they were doing in the ’70s.”

Power Plant Live! will host (at least one) Caps viewing party with boozy snowballs

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As has been noted in this space before, Baltimore rides for the Washington Capitals. That has continued into the Stanley Cup Finals, where the Caps hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven championship series. Baltimore has ranked in the top three television markets for three out of the four games, behind only the host cities, Las Vegas and D.C.

For Game 1, Charm City was fourth.

Event Pick: Musicians Wendel Patrick, Lafayette Gilchrist and Susan Zhang discuss their trade

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Wendel Patrick/Kevin Gift. Photo via Facebook.

Kevin Gift has seen and done just about everything in local music, releasing and producing hip-hop music under the name of his late twin brother Wendel Patrick, releasing jazz under his own name, teaching hip-hop at the Peabody Conservatory, creating the improvisational series the Baltimore Boom Bap Society and serving as the composer and producer on the WYPR show “Out of the Blocks,” to name a few things.

Red Emma’s is moving to the old Ryleigh’s space in Mount Vernon

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Members of the Red Emma’s collective pose outside their future home at 1225 Cathedral St. Photo via the Red Emma’s Facebook.

The radical bookstore and cafe Red Emma’s is leaving its location on North Avenue for the old Ryleigh’s Oyster space on Cathedral Street, the collective announced today on social media.

Stephen Malkmus discusses his lyrical references to Baltimore

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Photo by Giovanni Duca.

Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus has no obvious connections to Baltimore, and yet the city has appeared in his lyrics three times. He did it first in “Transport is Arranged” on Pavement’s fourth album, 1997’s “Brighten the Corners,” and then twice with his post-Pavement band, the Jicks.

Steve Geppi donates comics collection to Library of Congress, meaning his downtown museum will close

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Steve Geppi, president and founder of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, shows off his collection. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Local comic book distributor Steve Geppi has donated his collection of rare comic books and pop art to the Library of Congress, including rare storyboards from the first Walt Disney cartoon produced with the Mickey Mouse character and rare Superman and Batman comics.

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