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Curbed Names The George Peabody Library Among the Beautiful and Bookish

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Enoch Pratt’s Central Library is under renovation. But if you need a place that combines brain power with architectural wonder in the coming months, don’t forget about Johns Hopkins’ spot just up the street.

Peabody Sells Off Pianos for Cheap(ish)

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The Peabody Institute is one of the nation’s top music schools, so you know their pianos are top-notch.

Peabody Needs Dogs (and Humans) to Audition for Its Next Opera

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Does your dog have what it takes to be an opera star? More specifically — is he or she a small, mixed-breed dog who isn’t afraid of a little singing? If so, let your pet know about the upcoming auditions for Street Scenean opera being staged at the Lyric by Peabody this November.

Baltimore Gets a Brand New Community Choir– Auditions This Weekend!

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Shower singers and karaoke stars take note: The Peabody Institute, Baltimore’s world-class music conservatory, is spearheading a brand-new community chorus, and they want you to take part.

As you might expect given Peabody’s reputation for excellence, this isn’t one of those who-cares-if-you-can-carry-a-tune choruses. As the chorus’ website notes, “The chorus is for adults with an appreciation of classical music and a desire to strive for artistic excellence. Although a plus, the ability to read music is not required as long as you can learn by ear.”

Concerto Inspired by Tiny Murder Dollhouses is the Most Baltimore Thing Ever

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Photo by Sarah Fask
Photo by Sarah Fask

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death are one of my favorite secret Baltimore treasures: They’re a series of domestic dollhouse dioramas from the 1930s, complete with tiny upholstered furniture and other adorable details. And each dollhouse includes a dead body, as well as some hidden clues as to whether the death was murder, accident, or natural causes. (Read more about the Nutshell Studies here.) I’m not the only one to have been fascinated by the tiny death scenes; over the years, everyone from David Byrne to John Waters has paid the Nutshells a visit. And now a Peabody professor has created a concerto that takes the Nutshell studies as its inspiration.

House of the Day: Mt. Vernon Brownstone, Walk To Walters, Peabody

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$399,900
910 Calvert Street North, Mount Vernon
7 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
910 Calvert Street North
910 Calvert Street North
910 Calvert Street North
910 Calvert Street North

House of Cards Casting Call in Bel Air

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Think you’ve got what it takes to wander around in the background while Congressmembers plot and scheme? Then ready yourself for the next casting call for the Netflix original series House of Cards:  Saturday, May 18 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Bel Air Reckord Armory.

Peabody Institute Gets in Costume for TV Series

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If you were wandering around Mt. Vernon last week, you may have been excited to see a new, swanky-looking hotel. Alas, the Hotel Cotesworth is fictional; the Peabody Institute was just dressing up for a role on the new TV series House of Cards, which is filming in Baltimore this summer.

Baltimore Area Commencement Speech Rundown: Part II

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The other day, we reported on some of the commencement speakers who’ll be gracing the dais at various local universities this month. As we reported, the main speaker for Johns Hopkins’ May 24 ceremony is IBM chairman Samuel Palmisano. Which will probably be… fine. But if you want the real quality speakers, you’ve got to look to Hopkins’ smaller divisions. These speakers might have less immediate name recognition, but they’re stars in their particular fields.

Our roundup of the best speakers at the smaller schools is below:

Carey Business School (May 21, 3 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall):  Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric. Probably the best way to watch this is to pretend that Immelt is Alec Baldwin’s character from 30 Rock.

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