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Ravens’ National Anthem Singer Resigns, Citing ‘Country’s Cultural Crisis’

Joey Odoms (right) with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. Photo via BaltimoreRavens.com.

After three dutiful years of singing for the Baltimore Ravens franchise, Joey Odoms is done belting out “The Star-Spangled Banner” at M&T Bank Stadium.

This Century-Old Newsletter About Baltimore Is Hilarious


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The Atlantic’s City Lab has turned up an amazing (and amusing)  piece of Baltimore history: the 1914 program for the centennial commemoration of the War of 1812.

The bragging starts early on — in paragraph one, in fact:

Baltimore, as far as the memory of man runneth, has always been big. … Baltimore has been bountifully endowed by nature, and nature is being assisted by those most skilled in civic development.

Most People Can’t Sing the National Anthem. These People Really Can.

Photo via the National Park Service
Photo via the National Park Service

The United States’s national anthem is a notoriously difficult challenge for singers. And when it goes wrong, it goes really wrong. But when someone really skilled hits those soaring notes? It’s beautiful! And so we extend our congratulations to the singers whose solo (yike!) a capella (double yike!) renditions of “The Star Spangled Banner” won the Star-Spangled Sing-Off.

Celebrate the Baltimore Monument Lighting at the Maryland Historical Society



catch of the day fish (2)It’s official. The holidays are in full swing, and we never miss a holiday open house, a light lighting, or a cookie tray if we can help it. So we’re marking our calendars for this Thursday, December 5th, when the Baltimore Historical Society will host a debut party for Lady Baltimore (the iconic statue) and a Holiday Open House in conjunction with the Baltimore Monument lighting. In attendance will be Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, speaking about the 190-year old Lady Baltimore statue and its significance to our city. And of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday open house without cookies, cider, hot cocoa, and a Christmas carol sing-a-long.