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Folk Rocker Kevin Morby Releases Single ‘Baltimore,’ Donates Proceeds to Local Music Nonprofit

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Morby performing in Los Angeles in 2016. Still via YouTube/Daniel Kirby

Kevin Morby took his fondness from touring through Charm City and infused it into not one, but two endearing singles.

Harford County Teacher Fighting Cancer Campaigns to Share Colleagues’ Sick Days

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Dominic Selvi, 34, has taught music at Forest Lakes Elementary School for eight years now. Selvi, a popular personality at the school, was going about his busy, young, musical life as usual last December when he was diagnosed with stage IV rectal cancer. Selvi — an Abington resident and Fallston High School grad — is also the sole breadwinner for his wife and two children, one of whom has autism that requires a good deal of medical intervention. So, this devastating health news — as we know, advanced cancer requires drastic, debilitating, time-consuming treatment — hit home on every possible level.

That’s why the inventive Selvi this week petitioned the members of the Harford County Board of Education to allow his fellow educators to donate their accrued sick days so that Selvi can gather enough time off for treatment and rest. That’s also why his fellow faculty members are beyond eager to help, like Superintendent Robert Tomback who signed away a significant chunk of time to the cause:

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