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THE MAIL Mediagnosis Let’s start a rollicking good spate of letters in City Paper—known for its honest assessments—on the state of the “mainstream media” in Baltimore (“The End of the Story,” The News Hole, citypaper. com, Feb. 13). I wished, for example, that WBAL-TV, a week or so ago, had run the whole 13-minute 911 call when the chimp attacked the friend of its owner, and the owner had to stab it and said it looked at her with a kind of “Why did you do that, mommy?” look. This was the highest, most touching drama. So much of the morning news chat focuses on animal stories and 911 calls (or children abducted in Florida), one just can’t get enough. All this presented by unreal young ladies— so pretty as to dazzle the most jaded. Do less than supermodels have the smarts to present the news? Then there’s radio. WYPR-FM plods along, minus Marc Steiner, with seldom a nod to Baltimore’s real problems. WIYY-FM, the zany rock station, records such effects as the sound of jets flying over the field at the Superbowl and does ethnic jokes bordering on the slanderous, but at least it has comedians and does not sink to the annoyingly low level of WBALAM. I pick on WBAL because of one reason: I listen to it. WBAL-AM is uniformly right wing—in a left leaning town?!? What’s with that? Even token Democrat, C-4 (Clarence Mitchell IV) is on the right! The other anchors—Bruce? Ron? Bob? etc. Neanderthals. I think people turn that stuff off. They act like THIS MODERN WORLD

Baltimore was a small town in Texas. (Of course WYPR is broadcasting to Frederick and Ocean City. But does that mean they have to “dumb down” their shtick?) This is Maryland, for Chrissake! As to the newspapers—except City Paper, of course—I had to write heritage columnist, Mike Olesker, as The Examiner went under to ask him why one of his last columns was entitled “Death of a Watchdog,” as if The Examiner had ever done anything to watch in town. Consistently coughing up right-wing editorials that flew into the face of this liberal town, to me, the end of The Examiner was “good riddance to bad rubbish.” Dan Rodricks, over at The Sun, occasionally can muster up the courage to do good work—then he slides back into pap. I mean, can they hear the laughter as people watch, listen or read them, these “mainstreamers?” I don’t think they’re worthy of the name“main stream.” Baltimore deserves better and some of these folk are capable of better. DAVE EBERHARDT BALTIMORE

Throw the Book at Him Alfred B. Schultz should be publicly known for what he is—a child-porn sex offender! After being charged with viewing dozens of hard-core web sites of underage children involved in sex acts over the period of a month. Mr. Schultz, replied, “I may have done some of it, but I don’t remember” (“Dirty Look?” Mobtown Beat, Jan 8; “Guilty as Charged,” Mobtown Beat, Feb. 10). Days later he signs a plea agreement admitting the facts were true! So I guess Mr. Schultz is a liar as well as a pervert. Even when first charged, Mr. Schultz BY TOM TOMORROW

Dundalk Comunity Theatre Presents Address letters to THE MAIL, City Paper, 812 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201; fax: (410) 523-0138; e-mail: letters@citypaper. com. Only letters that address material published in or policies of CP, are no more than 500 words long, and include the writer’s name, address, and daytime phone number will be considered for publication. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

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stated “Well my career’s over,” proving that even then he knew he was guilty. As a father of a 7-year-old daughter and a federal employee, I find it reprehensible that Schultz should be charged with only five years probation, and remain on “paid administrative leave status” when he should be behind bars and registered as a sex offender. Magistrate Jillyn K. Schulze and NASA should be very ashamed of themselves. And thanks to our City Paper for covering this travesty of justice. CURTIS LEIGH KIDWELL BALTIMORE

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As a God-centered, over-educated human, I so appreciate the letters of Larnell Custis Butler and the always heartfelt and sometimes rational responses they provoke (“Done With Butler,” The Mail, Feb. 18’ “Dixon a Victim,” The Mail, Jan. 28). I think it is helpful to break the discussion of her unconditional support for Mayor Dixon into two parts. 1) Support for a person who possibly screwed up. Do we European-Americans always throw them under the bus? Nah. We tolerate peccadilloes and serious faults (insert your own example here) if we decide the good he/she is doing outweighs the bad. 2) Importance of group cohesion. Children who are raised to see themselves as vulnerable victims and adults who have, as a group, been oppressed circle the wagons when a group member is attacked (again, insert your own example). Hypersensitivity is a normal defense against oppression. That said, there are two equally effective ways of destroying Johnny—actively teach Johnny that there is no difference between right and wrong, or totally defend Johnny against those who hold him accountable for harmful behavior. Examples: Johnny refused to take a test and teacher gives him an F. Mom comes in, berates teacher, and orders principal to fire her. Who loses? Everyone— especially Johnny. In accordance with colonial law, a people are disposed so that the colonial power can move another people into their homes, cities, businesses. The prior inhabitants, who have been placed on barren land and deprived of means to thrive or lawfully protest their plight, wrongly use missiles to harass the replacements. The replacing people kill the prior inhabitants en masse, also in violation of international law. Some of us defend the killers, calling the dead “hornets” and saying even the children should be annihilated. Who loses? What is lost? In the Old Testament, read

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the second chapter of Jeremiah and the book of Lamentations. A mayor might have violated an ethics law about gifts and is defended by Ms. Butler. Who loses? What is lost? When infractions are minor, praise publicly and criticize privately. But if people are being destroyed, criticize publicly. Criticize vehemently. Throw them under the bus. Let’s weigh offenses on the same scale, whatever the race, religion, or sex of the offender. CONNIE LAMKA BALTIMORE

Correction: The Feb. 18 edition of Councilmania, incorrectly reported that a City Council bill on trash and recycling would offer people “a free regulation trash can.” The bill neither promises nor funds new trash receptacles, though it would give the city Department of Public Works the authority to require a specific kind of trash can in the future. City Paper regrets the error.

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The News Hole: “OK, But It’s Probably Like the Third-Biggest Drug Bust Ever. At Least.” 2002 sported a rather sizable bust of 50-100 million dollars worth of PCP from the Liberty Heights area. 205 gallons of the shit! And apparently nowadays its making a big comeback in Annapolis. Sweeeeeeeeet. —“CITYTHATBREEDS,” 2/20/2009 5:16:17 P . M .

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For those offended by the headline of this piece, I’d like to apologize. CP often uses cultural allusions as headlines, and in this case, I picked a lyric from a song by the Pixies, entitled “Mr. Grieves,” which at the time seemed an appropriate reference. I now find myself rightly called out for being insensitive, and so would like to express my regrets to Mr. Pendergrass’ family and friends, and to all who simply find the headline egregious. Despite my intention, it was an entirely inappropriate way to package this piece. —“VAN DE CAMPS,” 2/20/2009 4:45:10 P . M .

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Feature: “The Elements of Style” Good things . . . I was hoping someone would mention the Harbor Circle cipher . . . but I guess I just have. —”AMADEO,” 2/19/2009 11:34:19 P . M .

Mobtown Beat: “Study Says Death Penalty Costs the State Big Bucks” I thought killing inmates was a long term investment. You’re only saving money on court costs, but you’re still going to be spending a larger pile of money in prison costs . . . —“KRAZEEEYEZKILLA,” 2/17/2009 11:10:09 P . M . ■.

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the second chapter of Jeremiah and the book of Lamentations. A mayor might have violated an ethics law about gifts and is defended by Ms. Butler. Who loses? What is lost? When infractions are minor, praise publicly and criticize privately. But if people are being destroyed, criticize publicly. Criticize vehemently. Throw them under the bus. Let’s weigh offenses on the same scale, whatever the race, religion, or sex of the offender. CONNIE LAMKA BALTIMORE

Correction: The Feb. 18 edition of Councilmania, incorrectly reported that a City Council bill on trash and recycling would offer people “a free regulation trash can.” The bill neither promises nor funds new trash receptacles, though it would give the city Department of Public Works the authority to require a specific kind of trash can in the future. City Paper regrets the error.

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B.Y.O.Z.Z. SO THEY (and you know who They are) have decided to ban the rabble (customers) from bringing their own beer into the Infield at Pimlico during the Preakness, aka Middle Jewel of the “Triple Crown” of horseracing, held right here in beautiful Baltimore, America. They’re also gonna have, like, ZZ Top play in there somewhere and there’s gonna be a beach-volleyball tournament. Sounds kinda awesome, kinda stupid, I know, let’s see, what should we do on the one day a year when everybody goes to the track and the Infield is a seething mass of drunks? Let’s have a volleyball tournament and ZZ Top. I dunno. maybe it will be great, maybe it will indeed be totally fucking awesome, I’m not gonna judge, I hope it’s great, I’m gonna Be Positive for My City and hope this is a big success, seriously, in my brain I am taking one for the team, you know?

never have to deal with the traffic and masses of Preakness-Pimlico attendees. I go to the track when there are lots of people there who want to fucking Gamble, you dig? I don’t go to the track the day errbody wants to have a pigpile in the infield and get fucked up, although it is their Right as Americans to do so, and I understand the Tradition, that’s just not my Scene, you know? I’m at the track to hit the Daily Double, you know? On the day of the Big Race, I watch it on teevee, and usually before that I catch a little of the radio broadcast from the Infield like I did last year on the 98 Rock, where they did a play-by-play on all the bad decisions, vomiting, and inadvertent nudity. Good times. If people are pissed about not being able to bring in coolers, they need to get organized and Boycott the Infield. The track ain’t gonna ever go back to The Way It Was, but maybe they could be convinced to compromise a little. I’m sure there are lots of people who go to the track once a year

LOWER THE BEER PRICE IN THE INFIELD TO $2.50 A POP who drink 30 beers and knock down half a bottle As an American, as a Beer Drinker, and most of hard stuff, but let’s do some conservative beer importantly, as a frequent contributor to the revenue of horseracing tracks such as Pimlico, math: Personally, if I was committed to doing I feel I must vociferously register my complete, the cooler-full-of-beer all-day, blazing-sun-heat utter, abject, and ambivalent lack of interest in Infield Party FUBAR thing, I figure I would want to drink, like, at least three sixers of beer to get the Beer Decision, because seriously, who gives in the right frame of mind. At 12 ounces a can a flying fuck about the “tradition” of shitfaced drunkeness that occurs in the Infield? I mean, I times 18 cans, that’s like 216 ounces of beer, I totally understand all about how it is a Tradition think. So if I go cheap and buy 24 or 30 cans of Natty Boh to stuff my cooler, that’s gonna run for people to bring in lots of beer to the Infield so’s they can get blind-ass bombed outta they me somewhere around what, 15 bucks? And if gourds, do stupid shit, and have a good time, I try to drink that much, 16 ounces at a time at and I also understand how in these Uncertain $3.50 a pop, it’s gonna take me about 13 beers to Economic Times people might not want to pay get near my magic 216 ounce mark, which will half a Benjamin for that advance ticket to the cost me about 47 bucks, without tips. So even if Infield hijinx and then have to cough up $3.50 I brought way more el cheapo beer than I could per each delicious, refreshing dose of beauti- drink in the BYO-cooler scenario, it’s still about 30 bucks cheaper to lug my own cooler to Old ful beer, but you gotta understand the people Hilltop, hoping after I empty it I don’t forget to in charge of the horse racing track are flailing take it home with me, providing I can remember around right now trying to find ways to squeeze more dough outta the patrons, and quite frankly, where I live, because I slept through ZZ Top, but the patrons who jam the Pimlico, the Infield, on I emptied that fucking cooler, OK? So just with this cheapass beer-only example Preakness day? They don’t go to the track the rest we’re talking about 30 bucks difference between of the year. There’s nothing bad about that, only BYOB and standing in a line in the going to the track one day a year, Infield. The reasonable compromise but I mean, this whole Horse Racing GOT AN OPINION I’d look for from whoever’s running thing at Pimlico is totally fucking ABOUT MR. WRONG? the show at Hi-Ho Pimlico would doomed unless it starts pulling in LEAVE A COMMENT AT be to split the difference, and lower more dough, and sticking people the beer price in the Infield to like up for beers in the Infield one lousy CITYPAPER.COM. $2.50 a pop so’s I could get wasted day a year means whatever dollars in the manner described above for they pull in this year will be a huge about 32 bucks. increase from last year, but it ain’t gonna save the So it’s like, if you are a one-time-a-year Pimlico Horseracing Industry in Maryland or whatever, Party Person, you are totally entitled to bitch you know? Right? Again, I don’t care either way, because I don’t about the change in rules, but maybe you should just take one for the team and get shitfaced anygo to the fucking track on Preakness day. Hells way at the new Infield Prices since it’s the only to the No, I go the day before, when there’s a nice-sized, but not insane-sardine-packed crowd way you’re gonna be able to tolerate being in bringing in lotsa money to make the payoffs that crowd all day. Hi Ho!■ better (assuming I win, which I do not want to discuss because it is a painful subject), and I can WWW.SPLICETODAY.COM, MRWRONG.TUMBLR.COM, get an advance bet down on the Preakness and WRONGCOLUMN@GMAIL.COM.

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DEATH IS EXPENSIVE MARYLAND’S GIANT BUDGET DEFICIT may be Gov. Martin O’Malley’s biggest problem, but it could help him achieve one of his other top targets this year: abolishing the death penalty. Capital punishment has long been known as costly, a fact that could have greater significance than ever to lawmakers in Annapolis as the economy continues to deteriorate. The Democratic governor, who has already introduced legislation to repeal the statute, faces a tough political battle, with lawmakers split on the issue. He may find some solace, however, in a 2008 report by the Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment. The blue-ribbon panel of legal experts concluded that it costs significantly more to litigate a death-penalty case and to house inmates on death row than it does to litigate and imprison an inmate facing life without parole. It costs $1.1 million to prosecute a death-penalty eligible case in which the death penalty is not sought, compared with $3 million for a case in which the death penalty is sought, the commission reported. The panel based much of its economic

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BUZZ BERG’S BUSINESS RAIDED

with Virginia and Maryland plates were parked nearby. “We’re wrapping it up right now,” said Charles Gillum, DCIS resident agent in charge in Baltimore, who was at the scene of the raid. Other than to explain that the operation is part of an “ongoing investigation,” Gillum provided no further comment. “The only thing we can say at this time,” Comerford wrote in an e-mail to City Paper, “is that the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the criminal investigative arm of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, along with other law enforcement agencies was involved in the execution of search warrants at the location you indicated.” Comerford also wrote that “DCIS special agents investigate Defenserelated cases involving contract fraud, corruption, technology and munitions theft and diversion, cyber crime, substandard and defective products, and terrorism.” Despite scouring federal-contracts web sites, City Paper could not immediately learn whether Berg Recycling—or other entities related to the company’s owner, Gerald “Buzz” Berg—has Department of Defense contracts. Berg s ta nd s out a mong p ol it ically connected business leaders in Maryland for at least two reasons. First, he’s a character whose antics over

notes that it would allow the state not only to save money, but also to re-allocate resources for other purposes. Supporters of the death penalty, including some members of the state commission, don’t buy into that methodology, but John Roman, lead author of the Urban Institute report, leaps to its defense. He says that state-funded defense attorneys now representing deathpenalty inmates could instead work on other criminal matters within the state public-defender’s office. “That’s of substantial benefit to the state of Maryland,” Roman says. The current economic climate can only help underline that argument, he says. Savings would come from a variety of sources, reflecting the lengthy legal process that has to be navigated before an execution can go ahead. Even O’Malley’s pro-death penalty predecessor, Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., presided over just two executions during his four years in office. There are currently five inmates citypaper.com

on death row, which is housed in the Supermax prison on East Madison Street in Baltimore. According to the 2008 report, it costs the state $68,000 a year to house them, compared with $38,140 for an inmate serving a life sentence. That doesn’t even touch upon the legal fees. A death penalty-eligible trial requires more court time, more lawyers, and considerably more investigation into the background of the defendant than there would be in a non-capital case. That’s because, at the special penalty phase of such trials, the defense lawyers are required to present mitigating evidence, which often centers on tales of abuse and neglect from the defendant’s childhood. It’s the defense lawyer’s job to track down as much evidence along those lines as possible. Those sentenced to death then face a lengthy appeals process in both state and federal court. Sen. Brian Frosh, a Democrat from Montgomer y County, who chairs the key Senate Judicial Proceedings Com m it tee that is consider i ng O’Malley’s bill, says potential savings could help sway members of the General Assembly who are unsure how to vote. “There may be some folks who

SEARCH-AND-SEIZURE WARRANTS were executed at Berg Recycling on Feb. 18 at the company’s scrapyard and offices at 1401 W. Hamburg St., in the Carroll Camden Industrial Area in Southwest Baltimore. The lead agency conducting the raid was the Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), confirmed Gary Comerford, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Inspector General. As the raids were underway, City Paper received an e-mail from a neighboring business owner, who wrote that there are “12 vehicles in front of Berg Recycling” and that agents are “pulling out paperwork and computers right now” from the company’s offices. Shortly thereafter, a City Paper reporter observed law enforcement agents milling about the Berg Recycling entrance. The door to the company’s office was open, and other agents could be seen inside. Several dark sedans and SUVs

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now vote on the legislation or whether it might instead go straight to a debate and vote before the full Senate. Supporters in favor of the ban prefer the latter option because in previous years similar efforts have died at the committee stage. Whatever happens, Frosh warns death penalty opponents that they still face an uphill battle. “It will be a close vote,” he says.

Defense Department Takes Computers and Paperwork Out of Ex-Racketeer’s Recycling Company

IN HIS STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS, GOV. MARTIN O’MALLEY CALLED THE DEATH PENALTY “OUTDATED, EXPENSIVE, AND UTTERLY INEFFECTIVE.” analysis on a study carried out by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington. Its economists concluded that the ongoing cost of deathpenalty cases in Maryland prosecuted between 1978 and 1999, most of which have not resulted in an execution, will be upwards of $186 million. In his State of the State speech in January, O’Malley made clear his views when he referred to the death penalty as “outdated, expensive, and utterly ineffective.” Spokeswoman Christine Hansen says in an interview that the governor’s long-held opposition to the death penalty goes way beyond concerns about cost, but she notes that the commission’s conclusion about the expense of capital punishment “is part of the reasoning” for seeking to abolish it. “Of course, it will be part of the conversation” with lawmakers, Hansen adds. Abolishing the death penalty would not resolve the state’s $2 billion budget shortfall, but the Urban Institute study

are in a quandary as to the morality of it and end up being persuaded by the cost argument,” he says. But Frosh, who opposes the death penalty, appears to have sympathy for his colleagues as they weigh what for most is primarily a moral question. On Feb. 18, his committee held a lengthy hearing on the bill in which O’Malley and dozens of other interested parties testified. It remains unclear whether the committee will


the decades—including raising bison on his Green Spring Valley property, where he also fought local officials for the right to land his helicopter—have at times entertained the public while rankling his posh neighbors. Second, he’s a federally convicted racketeer. In the late 1970s in Baltimore, Berg and several other businessmen in the demolition business were convicted, along with Ottavio Grande of Baltimore’s Department of Public Works, in a bid-rigging scheme involving city contracts (“Scandal-less,” July 29, 1998). Berg went to prison for his part in the crimes. Despite his criminal record, Berg’s outsized personality and substantial business interests as Maryland’s “wrecking czar,” as he’s been dubbed in the press, have kept him in the political game. Since 1999, Berg and his companies have donated at least $19,000 to Maryland political campaigns. The most—$5,500 given between 1999 and 2003—went to Democrat Martin O’M a l ley when he was mayor of Baltimore. As now-Gov. O’Malley’s ambitions to lead the state became clear,

though, Berg preferred Republican Robert Ehrlich, O’Malley’s predecessor in the State House, who received $3,600 of Berg’s money between 2002 and 2006. The nex t biggest beneficiar y of Berg’s largesse—$3,000 in 2006—is Democrat Steve Silverman. The former Montgomery County councilman lost his bid for county executive in 2006 after his opponent, Ike Leggett, pegged Silverman as a shill for developers. Today, Silverman is the chief of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office consumer-protection division. Most recently, in April 2008, Berg gave $1,000 to Baltimore City councilman Ed Reisinger, a Democrat who chairs the council’s Land Use and Transportation Committee. At the federal level, Berg has consistently helped bankroll Ben Cardin’s campaigns. The former congressman, now-senator, received $4,100 from Berg between 2003 and 2006. In 2007, Berg backed Rudy Giuliani for president with a $1,000 donation, then switched to John McCain, whose campaign received $2,000 from Berg. In October, Berg donated $1,000 to the Alaska

Republican Party. Politics isn’t just about campaign donations, though. City Paper recapped Berg’s past in 1998, when he emerged as one of a bevy of business leaders supporting a controversial hotel proposal for Inner Harbor East (“Executive Sweets,” Apr. 15, 1998). He remains a high-profile part of the development community, doing demolition for major projects all over the region and in Washington, D.C. Many of those projects involve public contracts—transactions that, back in the 1970s, landed him in jail for monkeying around with the rules. It rema i ns to be seen what t he Defense Department suspects Berg’s businesses are doing, as the search warrants establishing the cause for the raid remain under seal. But the fact that the raid happened is sure to lead to speculation as to whether or not Berg is still up to the same old games. Berg, who is in the best position to quash such talk, has not responded to City Paper’s attempts to speak with him about this latest wrinkle in his long and storied career.

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AN OCCASIONAL LOOK AT WHAT PEOPLE IN THE CITY ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT BY CH RIS LAN DERS

Disclaimer: What’s the 311? is based on data from the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology (currently from Sept. 20, 2005, until Jan. 31, 2008). It has been folded, spindled, and mutilated along the way, and no attempt has been made to verify the accuracy of the calls. Thanks to reader C.F. for pointing out that in the last 311 map, Baltimore was accidentally squished into a square. As it happens, we are working on a giant robot to do just that.

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THIS WEEK’S MAP requires a bit of explanation. On the lef t is a normal neighborhood map of Baltimore. The map at right is a cartogram, with the neighborhoods larger or smaller depending on population (per the 2000 census). The dots represent calls to 311 to report illegal dumping. As you can see, there’s a rough correlation between population and illegal dumping calls—so the more people, the more dumping, right? Not so simple. Sarah Williams, director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University, who has done some pretty cool analysis of 311 calls for New York City, points out that the calls often tell you more about the callers than whatever they’re calling about. In this case, it’s possible (likely, even) that the areas with the most dumping calls just have more people to report them.

MURDERS THIS WEEK: 5 MURDERS THIS YEAR: 36 THE THIRD fatal police-involved BY AN NA DITKOFF shooting of 2009 happenedon. Feb. 17. On officer, who is referred to in a statement of probable murdered in Highlandtown in the first cause as officer McKissick, was on two months of 2009. He is also the her way to a disorderly call in the sixth person to be fatally stabbed 200 block of N. Lakewood Avenue. this year. During her investigation, she came into contact with Joseph Forrest, a SUNDAY, FEB. 22 61-year-old African-American man, 8:58 P.M. Police were called to the in the 2600 block of Orleans Street. parking lot in front of the Greenspring Forrest allegedly tried to get the ofOverlook Apartments, in the 2400 ficer’s gun. While the ofblock of Loyola Northway ficer was struggling with near Cylburn Park. There WANT THE LATEST Forrest, his nephew (who they found a man lying on ON HOMICIDE is also named Joseph the ground who had been ARRESTS AND Forrest), a 45-year-old shot repeatedly. He died CONVICTIONS? African-American man, READ THE MURDER at a nearby hospital half appeared. The elder an hour later and has not INK UPDATES AT Forrest instructed his yet been identified. This CITYPAPER.COM/ nephew to get the ofis the second murder in GO/MURDERINK. ficer’s gun. The nephew the Greenspring neighstepped on the officer’s borhood this year. hand. While struggling with the two men, the original officer and a second UPDATES officer shot the uncle, killing him. Two arrests have been made in the The nephew (whose last name was Aug. 31, 2008 double shooting that given as “Forrester” in a statement left of Reginald Carter, a 19-year-old of probable cause, but was listed African-American man, dead and a as Forrest by the public information 24-year-old African-American man office) was arrested. injured. Tylei Hull, a 21-year-old African-American man, was charged with murder, attempted murder, asMONDAY, FEB. 16 10:16 P.M. James Flanary, a 23-year- sault, and handgun violations on Feb. 16. Four days later, police arrested old Caucasian man, was standing Wayne Brooks, a 19-year-old Africanoutside in the 3900 block of Hanover American man, and also charged him Street in Brooklyn, when a group of with the crime. males attacked him. They kicked On Feb. 17, Eric Little, a 29-yearand stabbed him repeatedly, then ran off. Flanary died at a local hospital old African-American man, pleaded guilty to murdering his younger brothan hour later. The next day, police er. He was sentenced to 33 years in arrested Charles Gray, a 28-year-old prison. On July 12, 2008, Little and Caucasian man, and charged him his 17-year-old brother Calvin Ray got with Flanary’s murder. into a fight about living space at their home in the 3700 block of Liberty TUESDAY, FEB. 17 Heights Avenue. Their mother tried 10:30 P . M . Rodger Evans Jr., a to break it up, but Little went into the 24-year-old African-American man, kitchen, got a knife, and stabbed his was found lying on the ground in the 5600 block of Sagra Road near Good little brother in the chest. Dante Russell, a 26 -year- old Samaritan Hospital. He had been shot African-American man, and Cheryl in the head several times and was Richards, a 26-year-old Caucasian dead. woman, were indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury on Feb. 19 for the SATURDAY, FEB. 21 murder of Theodore Moore, a 44-year1:15 A . M . Hubert Dickerson, a old African-American man,. Moore 32-year-old African-American man, was shot numerous times in the was fatally shot in the 2000 block of Edmondson Avenue on Jan. 23. 2500 block of W. Baltimore Street Police arrested Grechauna Rogers, near the West Baltimore MARC staa 16-year-old African-American girl, tion. He died less than an hour later on Feb. 19 for the murder of Petro at an area hospital. Taylor, a 20-year-old African-American 2 A.M. Forty-five minutes later, José man. Taylor’s badly burned body was Escobar Peña, a 32-year-old Hispanic found in Leakin Park on Dec. 30, man, was stabbed in the stomach in 2008. He had been beaten to death the 3500 block of Eastern Avenue— the same block as Carlos O’Charlies. in the 5800 block of Reisterstown He died at a local hospital at 2:45 Road. His body was then dumped in Leakin Park and set on fire. A.M. Peña is the second person to be citypaper.com

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THE SHIELD DAVID SIMON blasts the new Baltimore Police Department policy of withholding the names of officers who use deadly force BY DAVID SIMON

POLICE WORK, IT IS SAID, IS ONLY EASY IN A POLICE STATE. So welcome to the city of Baltimore, where a police officer who uses lethal force and takes human life is no longer required to stand behind his or her actions and suffer the scrutiny of the public he or she serves, where the identity of those officers who use lethal force will no longer be known, where our communities are now asked to trust in the judgment of those who clearly don’t trust us. A 61-year-old Baltimorean is dead, shot by a Southeastern District Officer Feb. 17. His death may well be a reasonable, if tragic outcome. It may even be good police work, though any veteran city prosecutor will acknowledge that having a shooting ruled “justified” by the state’s attorney’s office should in no way be mistaken for such an assessment. But if we let stand Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld’s new policy of withholding the identities of officers who use lethal force, make no mistake, there will not be any independent public oversight of such efforts ever again. From this point forward, we are in the dark. Discussions about what an officer did or did not do prior to taking a human life, reflections on the professional history of that officer, an accurate accounting of any other incidents, however many or few, that involved the use of deadly force by that officer—all of this now disappears behind a self-serving and Orwellian veil of secrecy. The commissioner, backed by the police union, wants you to believe this is about a rash of dangerous threats against his officers. They testified about just such an epidemic to a City Council subcommittee that asked few questions and seemed to blandly acquiesce to the new policy. And further, to secure the new secrecy in which his officers will now police our communities, the commissioner assures us that in the event he personally perceives that an officer may have done something illegal or against departmental codes in the taking of a life, he will decide—unilaterally and without review— to reveal the officer’s name. On a legal note, this is remarkable, because it leaves the city’s top law enforcement officer violating the law. By statute, the Baltimore po10 | city paper

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lice commissioner doesn’t determine what is public information in this state, nor does the City Council or even the mayor. The Maryland Public Information Act is a state law and changing it requires an act of the state legislature. Absent that, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled long ago that initial incident reports—the so-called “face sheet” of any police accounting of a reportable event is—are, in the whole and without any redaction, public records. Meaning, everything that belongs on that face sheet—including the name of known assailants, which are the officers in any police shooting—cannot be withheld from any citizen seeking such. But ignoring the legal niceties, which seems of no real concern to Commissioner Bealefeld, let’s focus on the substance of this new policy. We, the public, are to trust that the commissioner—and all who follow him in the post— will be entirely and forever honest with the responsibility of deciding what we are allowed to know about police officers who kill citizens in our city, that they will freely provide information embarrassing or problematic to the department, that in making statements that can no longer be verified by an independent press, they will tell the whole truth. It’s nice to think that the good judgment of one man can so easily replace the free exchange of facts and ideas. But there are words for that mode of government and they sound unkind to the modern ear. Still, rather than dwell on the totalitarian impulse here, perhaps we should simply look at how honestly the commissioner and his surrogates have performed on this issue thus far. At no point on this issue has the whole truth been in evidence. Far from it.

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In his letter to City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Commissioner cited as justification for the policy 23 reported threats against officers in 2008. There were such threats, true, but the lie is one of omission, because the commissioner did not tell the council precisely this: None of those threats involved any substantive threat against any officer in retaliation for a police-involved shooting, according to sources within the department. Not one. Nor was the number of threats against officers in 2008 in any way notable, according to those sources; there has been no significant increase in such threats in recent years. Told of this, Councilman Jack Young (D-12th District), chairman of the public safety subcommittee, said he felt deceived. He came away

from the commissioner’s testimony believing such threats were in some way related to police shootings: “How in the hell,” he asked, angrily, “am I supposed to do my job when they are lying in my face?” Councilman Jim Kraft (D-1st District) was similarly surprised to learn in detail the limited nature of the manner in which police-involved shootings are investigated. After hearing police officials testify, he said was under the impression that first the department itself and then the state’s attorney’s office undertook separate reviews of such shootings. In fact, the state’s attorney’s office has no independent investigators to undertake its own investigation—they necessarily rely on the department’s own investigation of itself before


a senior prosecutor reviews the file and recommends action. That prosecutor or the state’s attorney can recommend additional investigation, but again, the work is done by city detectives—the department probing itself. Furthermore, if a shooting is ruled “justified” by prosecutors, as most are, it in no way reflects a judgment that the use of lethal force constituted good police work. Legally, justification for a police shooting can result if an officer made a reasonable judgment to use lethal force in the belief that the officer, his fellow officers or citizens , his colleagues or citizens were in imminent danger. If that reasonable judgment was wrong? If the suspect was not in fact armed, but appeared to be? If the officer’s own actions introduced more risk to the situation, or contributed to an escalation of the conflict? If the officer failed to follow certain procedures, or to undertake an action that might have minimized the risk? None of that is directly relevant to the state’s attorney’s decision to legally justify a shooting.

zation, or a community group, or an individual citizen to evaluate the quality and consistency of that officer’s performance, to learn whether there is a recurring pattern of problematic behavior involving an individual officer, to even find out—independent of a police spokesman’s unverifiable say-so—whether this is the first life taken by an officer or the tenth. Only after being asked directly if the 29-yearold officer involved in Tuesday’s incident, fiveyear veteran Traci McKissick, had been involved in any prior incident of which the public ought to be informed did Mr. Guglielmi offer what can only be categorized as a sanitized and misleading version of same. Officer McKissick had, the spokesman said, been involved in “one other police-involved shooting. She was dragged by a car and she fired one shot. There were no injuries and the shooting was ruled justified.” Where there any other details that the department could provide? “No.”

weapon in physical altercations? Do you think the public might want to know if the department is looking into that aspect of her training and performance? Mr. Guglielmi replied that the department has “no concerns” with the officer’s performance in either incident and, further, that the 2005 event was not relevant. You don’t consider a prior incident, he argued, when investigating the current one. True, perhaps, in terms of the officer’s legal justification. But in terms of an officer’s training, capability, and performance? What could be more relevant than a potentially dangerous— and now lethal—circumstance that has repeated itself? Half-truths, omissions, the grudging release of favorable details, the obfuscation of problematic facts—such a performance is, apparently, the reservoir of integrity on which citizens are to drink under the new policy. So much for Commissioner Bealefeld’s assurances that we will be told what we need to know when we need to know it.

quick to cite the case of Officer Thomas Newman as justification for the new policy of secrecy. But again, this is half-truth where only the full measure will do. Officer Newman would have been targeted and killed if there had never been a newspaper published in Baltimore, if the general public had never learned his name. The officer testified in open court against his assailants and he was slain in retaliation almost a year after the trial and when he was observed as a happenstance in a bar on Dundalk Avenue. Media reports of his identity played no role in his death whatsoever and his tragic death has exactly nothing to do with the present change in policy. Instead of anecdotal equivocations, those who support this new policy might do better to contemplate this appalling and destructive hypocrisy: If those who are authorized and trained to carry a badge, who carry semiautomatic pistols and esplatoons, who are backed by their fellow officers, who are nearly 3,000 strong, who have the power of sub-

TRUST DEMANDS TRUST. AND FOR ANY CITIZEN OF THIS CITY TO BE ASKED TO CONSIGN LIFE AND LIMB TO A SYSTEM IN WHICH EVEN THE ARMED LAW OFFICERS WON’T STAND BEHIND THEIR ACTIONS IS AN UGLY AFFRONT. Says a veteran prosecutor involved in such reviews: “I’ve told the department on several occasions that while a shooting was legally justified, it should not be referred to as a ‘good shooting,’ that there was nothing at all good about it.” As to the internal review by the department itself, rarely, if ever, does this result in departmental charges against an officer whose actions have already been sanctioned by the state’s attorney, but for a wholly different reason: Veteran investigators in the department privately acknowledge that the risk and costs of exposing the department to civil liability by finding even modest fault with officers in use-of-force cases make the internal review problematic. “I see,” Kraft said on actually having the full process explained to him. “If that’s the way it’s done—and I did not know any of this —then I can see why there might be some concern with the new policy.” But again, at the hearing itself, the council members asked few questions and took the commissioner’s representations—and omissions— at face value. Just as reporters were asked to take departmental representations at face value in the wake of Tuesday night’s fatal shooting. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi insists, even against state law, that he has every right not to reveal the identity of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed 61-year-old man, and further, that the public loses little of its right to know by being denied the name of the officer. “You can still report everything except the name.” Again, a lie of omission: Without the name, there is no conceivable way for a news organi-

By that basic reading, the officer’s performance in that earlier incident was sterling and heroic, raising no issue as to her capabilities as a street officer. Yet here is what police sources provide of the 2005 incident in which Officer McKissick fired her weapon: During a traffic stop gone awry, the officer for some uncertain reason entered the suspect’s vehicle when the suspect was not properly detained. The suspect then drove away with the officer in the passenger seat and, as Officer McKissick had drawn her handgun, the suspect was able to seize the weapon. In the struggle, a shot was fired and the bullet was discharged into the rear of the car. The suspect threw the gun out of the window; it was never recovered. And Tuesday night’s incident? Well, yes, the same officer—who sources describe as physically diminutive—was again in a struggle with a larger, unarmed suspect and at some point she was in danger of losing her weapon for a second time. Whether she again drew her weapon first on an unarmed suspect, or did so prematurely, is unclear, sources close to the investigation acknowledge. During the struggle, a sergeant arrived and fired one shot, fatally wounding the suspect. Officer McKissick, still in the grip of the suspect, regained control of her weapon and fired as many as 15 shots, emptying her weapon into the suspect’s leg. All are grouped contact wounds. A citizen is now dead, perhaps justifiably so. But, the spokesman was asked, don’t you think it might also be relevant to the public that this officer has some history of losing her service

There may be many officers—younger ones, certainly, those without a sense of the department’s history—who think the new policy beneficial. There may be officers who feel that they risk their lives, that they are vulnerable in their duties, that they are entitled to an extra measure of protection. The service and risk of a law officer is not to be denied. But the greater and more fundamental truth is that being given the solitary right to carry a weapon and take human life as a publicly sanctioned act carries with it an essential responsibility to the public. If you cannot stand openly in sight of the community you police and defend your actions, if your service history cannot stand a full, proper, and unregulated scrutiny by that public, and if that action and that history needs to be tailored, groomed, and cleaned by police officials who don’t trust citizens with all of the facts, all of the time, then how are you deserving of a badge, a gun, or the public’s trust in any regard? Here is a fact: Over the last quarter century, in a drug-saturated city, dozens of Baltimoreans have been slain because they were witnesses or potential witnesses in state and federal prosecutions. Still, our city leaders insist—rightly— that to make the city safer, it is essential that citizens continue to come forward, to commit to the process, to believe authorities when they say they will be protected. In that same 25-year span, police officials can recall exactly one police who was murdered— seven years ago—after being involved in a police shooting and then testifying against the assailants. Fraternal Order of Police officials are

poena and arrest, who have the ability to pursue and charge criminal behavior—including threats on an officer—if these men and women are now too frightened to have their identities known to the public in conjunction with the use of force, then how can anyone in Baltimore law enforcement justify asking an unarmed, unsworn citizen to testify in court as a witness? Trust demands trust. And for any citizen of this city to be asked to consign life and limb to a system in which even the armed law officers won’t stand behind their actions is an ugly affront. It is, frankly, a question of institutional cowardice: The community standing of a onceproud and responsive police agency damaged by the sight of officers seemingly afraid to stand behind their actions in the same time-honored way that generations of Baltimore police have before them. As for Commissioner Bealefeld, his response to any of this is proving elusive. For days on end, he has not returned repeated calls on the matter. Evidently, the temptation to avoid public scrutiny and criticism, once sampled, is habit-forming. Police work in Baltimore is being made easy. But to anyone in city law enforcement who still understands the hard job of policing a city with precision, responsibility, and integrity, this is, of course, no real comfort. It is, in fact, both shameful and frightening. ■ DAVID SIMON, THE AUTHOR OF THE NON-FICTION NARRATIVES HOMICIDE AND THE CORNER, WAS A POLICE

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BY MICHAEL BYRNE ONE OF THE VERY FIRST THINGS YOU NOTICE about Arbouretum’s Dave Heumann is an unexpected smallness. He talks quietly, almost to himself, in spare sentences, every word as considered as a gunshot. You get the feeling he’d rather be in a cave somewhere than the center of attention, no less the center of a rock band that feels, more and more, to be poised to inherit the Lungfish throne of shaman-rock. says. Songs emerge after “takyou have lamps floating across livFor two albums, a split EP, and who knows how many lineup ing rooms, the haunt of failed love ing basic chord and melody ideas to the band, and building from is the only haunt that matters. changes, Arbouretum has Something odd, but not neces- there. It’s going to sound a lot reached further and further inward, honing and intensifying an sarily a fault, with Pearl is that different with everyone playing idiosyncratic sound that is both Heumann’s words are often ob- together than me at home with doomy and folky, visceral and scured; not totally, but he makes an acoustic guitar.” F i na l ly, a f t e r s o m e s eve n transcendent. They’re powerful you work for them, whether excavating from thick, roiling psych years of existence, with Pearl songs that sound both angry and guitar arrangements or through a Arbouretum has formed into a melancholic, yet carry a sort of internal hypnotic, pacifying churn. light distortion effect. The words solid, consistent unit. Rites Of The band’s newest release, Song are there, and still in Heumann’s Uncovering had no less than of the Pearl, is its most refined mammoth, solemn voice-of-a- three lineup changes during its and to-the-point—the noodling giant, but he’s not spoon-feeding creation. “We would do a session and it didn’t really [sound like a] them to you. of 2007’s Rites of Uncovering is finished record,” Heumann reThe Bob Dylan cover “Tomorrow gone, the stylistic experiments calls. “We did another session in Is a Long Time” is an exception, as are exhausted. More specifically, Arbouretum Heumann sounds like he’s sitting New York, but this time the band has perfected its relationship between full, loud, and heavy rock “INSTEAD OF IT PROGRESSING band and a songwriting core that comes from Heumann alone in a DYNAMICALLY, IT JUST bedroom with an acoustic guitar. SORT OF FALLS APART.” The success is in that translation. “The entire band in the room is next to you, singing in your ear. had already slightly changed the the germ of the entire arrangeThe words are simple, unshrouded lineup. We used a lot of songs ment,” Heumann says over lunch in a Mount Vernon café. “But not by metaphor or decoration, and from that, [but] Rites still didn’t they repeat, eventually burying feel finished. It wound up taking so much the song itself.” This basic band structure is an the song and record in the dark re- like two years.” If Pearl feels more devastating, oddly apt reflection of Heumann’s frain “and if only my own true love sometimes brutally sad, lonesome was waiting/ and if I could hear it’s, at least in part, because it doesn’t fuck around in Deadhead lyricism. The haunt that hangs her heart softly pounding/ only if noodling or more drawn out folk over these songs is unrelenting— she was lying beside me/ then I’d passages. Whereas Rites songs heartbreak in Heumann’s lyrical lie in my bed once again.” The song is slower than most on veered all over the place in length world isn’t something to be lingered on, remembered simply for Pearl, but it’s still full and thickly from a few minutes all the way up to 11 minutes, Pearl’s songs hover the sake of its poetry. It’s some- arranged, a poignant reconsideration; its looming consistently around the four to thing to be rememclouds of matte gray five minute mark. bered because you just guitar are some of the “We wanted to focus on the can’t help it—because MORE ARTS AND darkest on the record. songs themselves rather than havthis shit won’t leave ENTERTAINMENT you alone, through AT CITYPAPER.COM/ It’s a small example of ing a bunch of extended instruGO/ARTSMINDS the tension between mental passages,” Heumann says. h i g hway d r ive s the small and wound- “It’s gratifying for everyone in the watching “cities slip ed that feels at the band to play stuff that’s really solid by,” or drunken forgetheart of the band and the thun- and immediate in that way.” ting, or nights spent in the beds dering arrangements that carry That is a contrast from even of strangers: “last night found me with a woman in her bed/ who it. “Maybe half the arrangement last year’s Kale split with Pontiak, was new to me instead,” he sings is in my head, and it takes being with its “Time Doesn’t Lie” highin “Another Hiding Place.” This is in an effective space for the other light, a 10-minute song that burns what a haunt means and, unless half” to take shape, Heumann through its last five minutes in a

DAVE HEUMANN (LEFT) FINALLY HAS A STABLE ARBOURETUM LINEUP.

wallop of pure freeform instrumental jam. It’s fantastic but it doesn’t condense the melancholy behind Heumann’s songwriting in the same way as almost any of the material on Pearl. “That part of the song comes and we’re already on ‘ten’ right there,” he says, referring to the song’s intensity. “Instead of it progressing dynamically, it just sort of falls apart. That wasn’t my idea. I think it was [drummer] Dan [Franz’s] or [bassist]

Corey [Allender]’s idea to do it that way.” “Time Doesn’t Lie,” or at least its second-half jam, feels like the voice of a band rocking out for the sake of rocking out. It’s wicked fun and good for waking up to, but in the evening when winter is melting too slowly outside the window and various haunts dance around the dark rooms of the house, it’s the instrumental voices of Pearl’s incredibly refined band and Heumann’s own voice—singing citypaper.com

scenes of “newspapers stacked to the ceiling that dim cobwebs claim” or “no one is calling for you/ all those voices are gone”— that comforts you. “If there is no loneliness there is no reflection allowed,” he soothes on “Infinite Corridors.” “No one to color your form in its nakedness now.” ■

Arbouretum plays a CD-release show at the Talking Head March 3. For more information visit talkingheadclub.com.

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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard AT THE CHARLES THEATRE AT NOON FEB. 28, AT 7 P.M. MAR. 2, AND 9 P.M. MAR. 5

THE STYLIZED TICS of pulpy mid-century American genre flicks seeped into the cinematic language of Jean-Luc Godard from the very beginning. So it’s with a blithe dash of anarchic whimsy that the French filmmaker’s ostensible attempt to make an American crime flick feels more like a weedy bloom of absurdist French theater. The littleseen 1966 Made in U.S.A.—which didn’t get an American distribution when originally released, only hitting American theaters now in a restored 35-mm print thanks to Rialto Pictures—is based on a novel from sci-fi and crime workhorse Donald E. Westlake (penned under his Richard Stark pseudonym, the same nom de plume that churned out 1962’s The Hunter, which inspired John Boorman’s 1967 Point Blank). It’s dedicated to “Nick” (Nicholas Ray) and “Sam” (Samuel Fuller), has characters named Richard Widmark, David Goodis, Donald Siegel, and Inspector Aldrich (as in, presumably, Robert), and takes place in Atlantic City. A femme fatale is harangued by shadowy men in suits. A gun seen in the first act will more than likely go off by the third. And police detectives have square chins and expressionless mugs. Crime movie fans know these conventions. That this Atlantic City, France, looks a great deal like a Parisian exurb is the first in an endless stream of flourishes that twists this crime caper into a surreal world. Paula Nelson (Anna Karina, credited, as is the entire cast and crew, by her initials) wakes up in an Atlantic City hotel room and knows she’s being tailed by two men, Richard Widmark (László Szabó) and Donald Siegel (Jean-Pierre Léaud). She’s come to find out if her lover, Richard ________ (every time his name is mentioned in the movie, a burst of soundtrack/background noise blocks it out; he’s voiced by Godard himself on a series of increasingly politically radical taped recordings) was murdered.

THE TRIP African-American teens travel to Africa in search of a sense of self BY B R E T M CC A B E

BLACK TO OUR ROOTS Directed by Ras Tre Subira 7 P.M. FEB. 27 AT THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE AT THE PATTERSON

SYLVIA IS A DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER’S DREAM. The precociously confident 17-year-old young woman from a housing project in Atlanta’s rough Thomasville Heights neighborhood knows the world is a much bigger place than what she’s seen of it so far. She’s self-aware enough to admit that she’s not sure who she is yet, but is brave enough to try and figure that out. And she, somehow, hasn’t been hardened by life so much that she’s reluctant to share her thoughts and life with an inquisitive camera crew, casually talking about being a young AfricanAmerican in today’s America, when sometimes neither the “African” nor the “American” part of that demographic description feels accurate. And as one of the nine high-school students who embark on an educational journey to Africa, Sylvia and the documentary Black to Our Roots explores the physical, emotional, and psychological distances involved when exploring cultural and personal identity. Black to Our Roots fol lows Sylvia—who appears to live in a tiny white cinder-block apartment with her mother, who doesn’t quite u nder s ta nd why her d aug hter wants to go to Africa—Kweku, another Atlanta teen who grew up in a more traditionally African household, and seven other teens on this adventure. They’ve joined up with Cashawn Myers’ HABESHA—an acronym that stands for “helping Africa by establishing schools at home and abroad”—an Atlanta-

lates t he mov ie’s cent ra l idea: A f r ica n-A mer ica ns in A mer ica don’t know what they’ve lost and Africans in Africa don’t know what they have. About 20 minutes into this 53 minute documentary, the group heads to Ghana, where for the following three weeks the group visits a Tutu village, the Trinity Home Foundation Orphanage, Kukum National Park, and a lake in the Ashanti region. Each of these visits arrives as a fleeting, decontextual-

SYLVIA MAKES A FRIEND IN BLACK TO OUR ROOTS.

A VISIT TO A COASTAL SLAVE DUNGEON IS UNNERVING TO WATCH, AND THE FILMMAKERS WISELY STAY OUT OF THE WAY. based youth outreach program. It’s Black to Our Roots program enlists students for an educational, fundraising, and community service school-year endeavor that culminates in a three-week trip to Ghana in West Africa. Roots, the documentary, focuses almost exclusively on the students, particularly Sylvia and Kweku, as they first join HABESHA and work as a group to raise the money for their trip. In interviews, they talk about their preconceived notions and misconceptions about Africa and what they hope to learn. The camera follows the students on a visit to a Yoruba village among the Gullah in South Carolina, where one of the HABESHA men articu-

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ized stop in an itinerary, and Black does the documentary dramatize to Our Roots’ biggest problem is how the experience is affecting such time compression, a matter these young people. But this moof narrative expediency but one ment feels more like an Outward that occasionally undermines the Bound adventure-based testing of documentar y’s potential fears than an exploration emotional weight. Instead of cultural and personal o f c a p t u r i n g h o w t h i s ALSO NEW IN identity. A f r ica n tr ip is a f fec ti ng THEATERS THIS HABESHA’s Black to Our the students, it sometimes Roots program, though, is WEEK: resorts to having them ex- TWO LOVERS. part confidence builder and plain their feelings in voice SEE FILM CLIPS, personal odyssey, which bePAGE 47. over. Only when Sylvia has comes resoundingly clear to cross a rope bridge spanwhen t he ent i re g roup ning a deep ravine at the visits a coastal slave dunnational park, an experience that geon. These palatial buildings were finds the usually assured young where stolen Africans were kept in woman walking tentatively across dark, crowded cells until they were the rope-suspended wooden planks boarded on ships for the perilous w ith tea rs wel l i ng i n her eyes, journey across the Atlantic (the doc-

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umentary cites that 48 of the 52 such dungeons dotting the West African coast were located in Ghana). The visit—into the pitch-dark caverns where Africans were held captive— is unnerving to watch, and the filmmakers wisely stay out of the way, letting the impact of this experience be felt in the students’ faces and their observations of how the place smells. And then Sylvia, Kweku, and the rest are quickly back in Atlanta trying to vocalize how the experience has affected them. Black to Our Roots starts to feel incomplete here, unsure of what it has to say about the very journey it has documented. Sylvia comes to the rescue, though, in a voice over that captures the ephemeral nature of just what the African visit has taught her. She concludes by admitting that she still doesn’t know who she is, but that thanks to what she has seen and learned, “it’s the beginning of me finding that out.” ■

That’s about as straightforward as the movie gets. Dialog occasionally dwindles into selfreflexive linguistic discussions. Cinematographer Raoul Coutard’s camera frames people as if in print advertisements and circles an entire room just because it can. And, apropos of nothing, Marianne Faithfull shows up in a bar to sing the Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By” a cappella. By the time characters named Richard Nixon and Robert MacNamara pop up, all semblance of a crime picture have been jettisoned for something far more daft. Whether or not it completely works isn’t that important. The movie begins with Paula waking up and ends with her falling asleep; in between is a bizarre dream world, one French artist’s love/hate response to the cultural hegemony America exported via its wars, pop culture, and entertainments in the 1960s. (Bret McCabe)


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LAYING LOW The Elusive J. J. Cale Releases Possibly His Final Opus

THE COLE PORTER MIX B LU E N OTE

BY G E O F F R E Y H I M E S

THE POPULAR MYTH ABOUT THE VELVET UNDERGROUND is that the band never sold many records, but everyone who bought one started a band. As exaggerations go, that’s not too far from the truth. Pete Seeger once told me that Woody Guthrie hardly sold any records while he was alive, and yet today, he’s better known than someone like Peter Frampton, who sold millions. And that’s no exaggeration at all. Guthrie and Lou Reed’s legendary bands aren’t the only acts with an influence way out of proportion to their sales. Professor Longhair, Jonathan Richman, Laura Nyro, Gram Parsons, even the Ramones never had any real hits, but each had an enormous impact on American music. Unlike, say, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, or Michael Jackson, who influenced pop culture via their inescapable omnipresence, these more obscure acts did it by reaching only a few people. But they were the right people—tastemakers such as musicians, critics, and passionate music fans—and the impact on these few was profound. J.J. Cale is such a figure. Most people won’t recognize his name, but he had such an enormous impact on three musicians that they modeled their post1972 careers largely on Cale’s example of slippery country-blues. That those three fans were named Eric Clapton, Dickey Betts, and Mark Knopfler is a measure of Cale’s unacknowledged influence. His songs have been recorded by Clapton (“Cocaine”), Jerry Garcia (“After Midnight”), Waylon Jennings (“Clyde”), Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Same Old Blues”), the Allman Brothers (“Call Me the Breeze”), the Band (“Crazy Mama”), Maria Muldaur (“Cajun Moon”), Poco (“Magnolia”), Santana (“The Sensitive Kind”), and Widespread Panic (“Travelin’ Light”), and dozens more have aped Cale’s counter-intuitive blend of funky syncopation and laconic vocals. Cale’s new album, Roll On (Rounder), offers a dozen more songs in the same vein, but several of them are just as infectious in their sly tunefulness, burbling pulse, and off-handed commentary as his best known tunes. “Laid back” is the term most often applied to

Cale, but it’s misleading, for the secret of Cale’s music is the contrast between his sleepy tenor and his jittery guitar riffs. Anyone can sound relaxed in calm surroundings, but to sound relaxed in tense circumstances is a rare gift, and that’s why Cale is so endlessly fascinating. Cale got a late start on his career; he was already 32 when Clapton cut “After Midnight” in 1970 and was 33 when he released his own debut album, Naturally, in 1971. It was a masterpiece that skimmed the cream from more than a decade of songwriting, including five of his best known songs: “After Midnight,” “Magnolia,” “Call Me the Breeze,” “Crazy Mama,” and “Clyde.” He never quite matched it again, but he has released 14 more albums of new material, all of them full of well-crafted variations on the same basic sound, and all of them with two or three songs that are really special. Clapton has been a consistent supporter and even recorded a 2006 duo album with Cale, the Grammy-winning The Road to Escondido.

J.J. CALE WALKS ALONE

“HE DID TWO INTERVIEWS FOR THIS ALBUM, DECIDED HE’D SAID ALL HE HAD TO SAY AND REFUSED TO DO ANYMORE.” So why has Cale remained so obscure while Clapton and Knopf ler have achieved such fame with virtually the same music? For one, as limited as Clapton’s and Knopfler’s voices are, they’re decidedly stronger and more versatile than Cale’s. And while Cale is every bit as good a guitarist as his two heirs, he is far less likely to step forward with a showy, crowd-pleasing solo. That’s a symptom of the main reason for Cale’s obscurity: his career-long evasion of fame. He rarely allows his photo on his album

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covers; he tours very infrequently, and he avoids the press. When asked about an interview for this story, his exasperated publicist said, “He did two interviews for this album, decided he’d said all he had to say and refused to do anymore.” Cale turned 70 in December, and the four best songs on Roll On confront the end stage of life. He contemplates the “Former Me,” that “fancy man” who “was lighter on his feet.” With its jaunty blues piano figure, the song seems to be poking fun at Cale’s old age, but a sadness creeps into the vocal, as if he is mystified by the stranger staring back at him from his own past. “Old Friend” is one of Cale’s loveliest country ballads, the double-tracked vocal tracing a melody full of affection and longing for a longtime pal. “Leaving in the Morning” is ostensibly a song about leaving your hometown for good and wishing farewell to all one’s friends. As Cale leaves his guitar to one friend, his dog to another, and his job to a third, his selfassured vocal implies that he’s not going to miss any of it, that he’s glad to be going.

Such assertions are belied, however, by the drawn-out, descending phrases of the guitars, suggesting sobs of regret. It’s not difficult to hear the song as a departure not from a town but from life itself, with all the mixed feelings that implies. It’s as if Cale’s same old drama of troubled circumstances, contrasted by calm demeanor, has been brought into sharper focus than ever by approaching mortality. The same feeling invests “Bring Down the Curtain,” which is ostensibly about the last song of a show. Joined by Clapton and the Tractors’ Steve Ripley on guitar, Cale suggests that the end of the show is not a stopping of the music—for the three guitarists keep pushing the swampy funk of the Tulsa sound ever forward— but a moving on to somewhere else. This may or may not be the last album of Cale’s career, but it’s hard to imagine a more fitting final song for a final album than “Bring Down the Curtain.” “It’s dark outside,” Cale drawls in a foreboding tone. “Enough is enough,” he adds, “can’t do it no more.” The guitars suggest all the dread of a final show or a final year, but in the face of it all, Cale maintains his lifelong stoicism: “Leave it alone; slow it down easy, let it be gone, gone, gone.” citypaper.com

PATRICIA BARBER has been singing Cole Porter’s songs her entire career, but because she has also been singing the songs of Bobbie Gentry and Smokey Robinson, the Chicago veteran has a different approach to the Porter catalogue than most of her jazz-vocalist colleagues. On the new album, The Cole Porter Mix, Barber uses these standards not as vehicles for showing off her big, agile voice, but as opportunities for personal revelation. She pulls back her alto into an intimate, conversational murmur as if confiding a secret rather than showing off for the entire world. She slides into a substitute chord or holds out a phrase against the beat not to be clever, but to shed new light on the lyrics. In other words, she approaches these songs not as a jazz diva, but as a singer-songwriter. Barber, an accomplished writer herself, penned three respectable songs in the Porter style to go with the 10 gems by her songwriting hero on this disc. So when she tackles Porter’s “Easy To Love,” she understands the songwriter’s intent. She doesn’t belt it out, but sighs her way through it as if in the first throes of infatuation; even her piano solo over the relaxed bossa-nova beat seems to sigh. And when she does “I Get a Kick Out of You,” she transforms it from its usual snappy swing into a reluctantly confessional ballad. Barber works with her longtime quartet, supplemented by saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Nate Smith, recently of the Dave Holland Quintet. Check out Potter’s spectacular, eruptive coda on “In the Still of the Night” or Neal Alger’s Brazilianflavored acoustic guitar solo on “I Concentrate on You.” Barber reworks all these tunes, even turning “Miss Otis Regrets” into the narrative folk ballad it has always wanted to be. You wouldn’t want every Cole Porter album to sound like this, but this one will remind you that Porter was a very personal songwriter, as well as a public entertainer. (Geoffrey Himes)

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f rom Ma n hat ta n or igina l ly, wh i le K ing spent part of his childhood in Fulton, Md. It was during one of King’s frequent trips to the Baltimore area in 1975 that he first stumbled on a novelty record full of breakins, of fering an introduction to a groov y cut-up style the Dust Brothers, Dike, and company would further explore first as DJs, and then as producers. “I’d go to the Columbia Mall and buy 45s of everything,” King recalls. “And there was this record—Mr. Jaws, based on the movie—which featured an announcer who would ask these questions, and the answer would be a snippet of a hit song.” However, it was the East Coast’s sonic landscape more than its physical topography that

“I’D GO TO THE COLUMBIA MALL AND BUY 45S OF EVERYTHING.” became the common thread. “What was going on in New York was a big influence on us when [Matt Dike and myself] started our label in 1987,” says Californiaborn Mike Ross, Delicious Vinyl co-founder and production partner on Tone L oc’s first singles “On Fire/Cheeba Cheeba,” “Funky Cold Medina,” and “Wild Thing.” “Compared to the West Coast, New York was more of a funk-based, deeper message kind of scene,” he adds. “There was more lyricism. And as Run-DMC hit, then Eric B. and Rakim, then EPMD, then Boogie Down Productions, etc., I would go and buy all those records. “Listening to them all, we realized they were sampling all the records we’d play in clubs anyway,” Ross continues. “So we got an [Emu] SP12 [drum machine/sampler], then a Sequential TOM. We had the Ultimate Breaks and Beats records, plus what we’d collected ourselves. We were in these local record pools and so much of what we were getting was horrible, so we figured if we followed our instincts we could make something way more dope.” With some rough tracks ready, Ross and Dike went looking for MCs. And one of the - whose first they hooked up with was Tone L oc, voice had a laid back Rakim quality they liked. They debuted his first single, and through trial and error they learned how to re-EQ for the club rather than the studio, “to make it tor’s commentary,” L oc-ed digital only with sound bright in the right places, and to create the separation to make it jump off,” Ross six bonus tracks. Of these records, one was a says. That record also resulted in Tone L oc commercial success, the other a cult favorite, while both were about artists putting visiting the KSPC radio show of Simpson and King, whose fledgling productions, used first together a puzzle: how to use positive flow as bumper music on-air, were inspired by to bypass the era’s technical and critical the crisp-yet-dense approach of Rick Rubin, limitations. Scott La Rock, and especially Public While the core of these sessions Enemy’s Bomb Squad. my t h ic a l ly re volve d a rou nd a “We were on the West Coast, and THERE ARE MANY cramped apar tment (a “dump”) in 1986, 1987, we were certainly MUSICAL THINGS i n Ca l i for n ia, it’s i mpor ta nt to aware of NWA, Ice-T, etc.,” King TO PONDER AT note the East Coast’s role in their says. “But a notch up for us would CITYPAPER.COM making. Besides the obvious oribe Schoolly D, Big Daddy Kane, the gin of the Beastie Boys, New York Jungle Brothers, BDP’s Criminal was also in the blood of L.A.-based Minded, and especially Yo! Bum Rush DJ Matt Dike, whose events and the Show. So we were making instrumentals, after-parties were the backdrop for many fingering through sweet crates of records, and initial meetings. Mike Simpson was also It was on the top of that very building in 1989 that he celebrated the release of the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique, an album, like Tone L oc’s L oc-ed After Dark, that marked the peak of the golden era of sample-heavy hip-hop. These two full-lengths showcased the inaugural production work of King, his fellow Dust Brother Mike Simpson, Delicious Vi nyl co -fou nder M at t Di ke, a nd M a r io Caldato Jr., among others. And both albums are currently celebrating a 20th anniversary with a deluxe reissue—Paul’s a remastered, repackaged CD with downloadable “direc-


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QUICK SKETCHES GOING GREEN Since the 1970s American artist Buster Simpson has individually and collaboratively worked with and in environmental concerns with his creative output, whether it be creating his “Litmus Test” umbrellas whose skins react to acids in rainfall or, more recently, his “Whole Flow” for a Whole Foods store in California, which aerates the store’s gray water and redistributes it to the landscape. His sculptural works and designs often find ways to be both aesthetically alluring and pragmatically utilitarian. Simpson delivers an artist’s talk March 4 at 7 P.M. in the Brown Center’s Falvey Hall.

Images Also Recasts Their Emotive Potential BY B R E T M CC A B E

HAND TO FRAME/ SURFACE TO LENS THROUGH APRIL 30 AT THE JAMES BACKAS GALLERY AT THE MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL

SHE STARES AT HIM, and the silence between them makes their closeness feel like a chasm. She looks inscrutable in her hat, coat, and bag held at her waist in both hands. What he’s thinking is even more fugitive, as the framing obscures his face. Tentatively, she reaches her right hand out toward his face, extends her fingers, and withdraws the hand. A very short time later, she again extends the hand, this time in a partial fist, and casually moves her thumb up and down as if wrestling an imaginary opponent, before withdrawing the hand again. Nothing else in the image moves. Is he refusing a reconciliatory handshake? Is he statuary? It’s never quite clear, and during the 2.5 minute loop of this animation from local artist Karen Yasinsky, “Oh Juliette” becomes an impermeable portal into an extremely personal moment, dissected by the repetitive focus on such an otherwise innocuous act. Better visual memories than this one may recognize the woman in “Oh Juliette” as illustrated versions of Dita Parlo, an actress in Jean Vigo’s absolutely flawless 1934 silent romance, L’Atalante, but it took the accompanying booklet to Hand to Frame/ Surface to Lens to clue this pair of eyes into

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frame from L’Atalante and shear of it every moving part save one or two. In “Jean and Juliette,” he carries her in her arms, as if after a wedding CLOSING Hidenori Ishii’s collection of new ceremony, and her fingers caress his cheek. In “Jules and Juliette,” he leans over her, tattooed paintings, A Little Earthshine, closes Feb. 28 and shirtless, as she reclines and extends a finger at the C. Grimaldis Gallery. Reuben Kramer’s toward him. These are ephemeral candid dr aw ings f r om moments that barely register in the course the Collection of a motion picture, but freezing such of the Maryland fleeting postures and expressions drains Institute College them of their otherwise mundane life—a of Art closes smile becomes something else when it March 2 at Galerie doesn’t change over time. As a result, the Francoise II. interpersonal weight of the simplest of Maggie Gourlay’s gestures—extending a hand, raising a Patterns of finger—becomes exponentially amplified Dislocation COSTUMES HIDE IDENTITIES IN COMICS, BUT THEY ALSO in these intimate scenes. closes at School 33 Feb. 28. The ELIMINATE ANY EMOTIONAL SIGNIFIERS OF FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. A different amplification happens in Kent’s four canvases. Kent fearlessly deEubie Blake Jazz the source for Yasinsky’s three animations here. bird enters the frame from the left carrying a basket. constructs masculinity, looking for cracks Institute and That’s not a knock on curator Symmes Gardner’s The scene feels like a family’s creation myth from and fissures in its confident swagger, and Cultural Center’s curatorial vision. The Director of the Center for Arts, some little-known indigenous culture. his recurring use of comic-book imagery pair of shows— HIDENORI ISHII’S Design, and Visual Culture at UMBC organized A more familiar culture appears in Shafie’s five deftly accomplishes this feat. He titles three M a m m y ’s , “PINK M.O.S.S. BALL” this exhibition around the idea of visual trans- photo collages. The Iranian-born artist’s previously canvasses here with questions not typically Watermelon and formations between media, the way images and exhibited works with paper take an overabunassociated with superheroes—”Disabled?,” Coons, which exthe responses to them change when moving from dance of materials—specifically, rolls and rolls “Pain?,” and “Vulnerable?”—that recast the comicplores the impact of stereotypes in a multicinema to animation (Yasinsky), serial narrative to and rolls of colored paper—and turn them into book renderings of these figures. In “Pain?,” Batman racial society, and The Golden Age of Black individual images (painter Jeffrey Kent), single im- painstakingly realized geometric abstracts. Here, and Robin appear familiarly masked—costumes Broadway: 1890s to 1930s?—close Feb. 28. ages from multiple sources (Hadieh Shafie), and still she works a similar alchemy with photographic that hide their true identities, yes, but which also, Ruth Pettus’ ink studies, an extension of her drawings to moving images (Nino Leselidze). It’s images, creating brightly colored scenes from in the vocabulary of comics, eliminate any emo“The Horizon Series,” closes Feb. 28 at the an interesting process-oriented theme, but a more some family’s ritual or celebration. A tional signifiers of facial expression. Minás Gallery. Definition Gallery’s 1st Annual interesting one is the emotional territory these pair of women sit on a couch in one imBatman is always this square-jawed, Local Artist Group Exhibition closes Feb. 28. MORE IMAGES works share given the curatorial framework. age; a young woman is made up in some grimacing visage, but Kent’s addition Deborah Bedwell’s An Abundance of Cups closFROM HAND TO Specifically, variations on the personal and do- kind of ceremonial makeup and dress of dialog bubbles featuring backward es Feb. 27 at Baltimore Clayworks. The Black FRAME/SURFACE mestic run through the works, an idea most readily in another. In all, out of focus elements text—in which Batman wonders why Body Exhibition closes Feb. 28 at Moe’s Art & TO LENS suggested by Nino Leselidze’s work. The subject bleed into sharply focused items, giving MAY BE FOUND AT he’s being spurned by Superman—makes Design. The Art Under Ground Studio’s Friends matter in her eight drawings and single animation these composite snapshots the feeling this otherwise stoic expression feel as with Benefits Valentine’s show closes Feb. CITYPAPER.COM/ —especially the drawings—feels resoundingly of Chuck Close paintings where each damaged and pensive as a hurt child. 28. Allison Pasarew’s works at Dougherty’s GO/ARTSMINDS personal. “Subdued by Water” reads like a response individual element is a moving part. It’s a subversive twist—not depicting suIrish Pup closes March 4 with a closing recepto hydrophobia, while “Sleeping on the Top of a Yasinsky freezes motion and emotion perheroes with such ordinary thoughts, tion 5-7 P.M. March 1. Adam Estes’ Disjointed Tree”—a busy ink on paper rendering of a figure in her animations, and the resultant power of such but the mere act of catching men in these moments closes March 4 at Joe Squared. And the sacasually reclined in a forest-like setting—conveys a subtle process feels monumental. 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precarious place. Leselidze’s vocabulary gives her work its personal singularity. Her visual style here is a mix of imaginative whimsy flirting with the familiarly observable world, resulting in imagery that has one foot in children’s book illustration and another in otherworldly adult fears. These forces combine to yield a parallel universe, such as the one depicted in “Destiny.” Here, Leselidze renders a couple—presumably, as the two heads, one male, the other female, either emerge from two bodies standing very close together or one torso with four arms—with long, anteater-like noses who appear to live in a florid wilderness. A bed rests in a flower to the right, and a long-beaked

OPENINGS Art of Memory—an installation by Seet van Hout—opens in MICA’s Middendorf Gallery Feb. 26, while an exhibition of Uwe Poth’s oil paintings, Artes Liberalis, opens in the Rosenberg Gallery the same day. Matthew Freel’s Invisible Champion: Jack Johnson opens at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Feb. 26 with a reception from 5:30-7:30 P.M. Federal Hill’s Metropolitan Coffee House and Wine Bar opens a show featuring the works of Sophy Tuttle and Davis Haakon Poyner Feb 27 with a reception from 7 P.M.-2 A.M.

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STAGE SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE? Facts feed into fictions in new theater company’s debut production BY J O H N BA R RY

THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER MEN IN MY WIFE’S BED By Tom Shade OPENS FEB. 26 AT THE THEATRE PROJECT AND RUNS THROUGH MARCH 7

SLOWLY BUT SURELY, EDGY YOUNG theater troupes with weird names are coming to Baltimore. In 2004, Run of the Mill came to prove that it was “anything but.” In 2007, Single Carrot Theatre moved to town. Now, with its debut production, There Have Been Other Men in My Wife’s Bed, opening at the Theatre Project, the Nine Imaginary Cows Theater Collective joins that growing crowd. Director Tom Shade, 42, isn’t ready to explain how that name came about. “It comes up in the play,” he says. And two of the actors from the three-person ensemble, Temple Crocker and Ben King, also present at the interview, aren’t ready to spill the beans either. That appears to be the defining rule for Nine Imaginary Cows, with its emphasis on new forms of play writing: If you want to understand what’s going on, you have to show up. As a playwright, director, father of two, and a drama professor at Towson University, Shade is a determined multi-tasker. His Lauraville home is papered over with his children’s artwork. His two-year-old son is taking his daily afternoon nap. His wife of nine years, Stephanie Santer—also an actress in the production— is busy at her day job. And now, five years after moving to Towson for its MFA theater program, Shade is ready to make the plunge into Baltimore’s theater world with a play about trust. It’s about his marriage, to be precise, but not necessarily in the way you’d expect. Despite the suggestive title, theatergoers shouldn’t come expecting a confessional or a comic rant. Shade is trying to get at something a little more fleeting, but much more real: the issue of trust in a relationship. As a playwright and director, he’s interested in

stage to get as close to the actual issues of staging a play as possible. “Anything you’re honest about helps,” he says. “Art is an ability to step back and look at something in a fresh way. In terms of subject matter, it lets you step back and look at yourself from a fresh perspective. It’s part of the experience.” If there’s a plot, he says, it’s located firmly in the present. “The storyline, I guess, is the question: are we going to get through this play again?” he says. In the debut performances of the play, which was initially performed two years ago at Towson University as part of Shade’s master’s degree, he was surprised at how much emotional resonance that question had. “It proved to be far more accessible than we thought it might be,” he says. Shade includes Richard Foreman, Gertrude Stein, and monologist Spalding Gray as some of his primary influences. A link with Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theater is made a little closer by Temple Crocker, 38, whose career in modern theater and performance art includes a stint in New York in Foreman’s ZOMBOID. Married to Ric Royer, she also has ties to Baltimore’s experimental performance community.

CURTAIN TIME LAST CHANCE Theatre Hopkins’ winning production of Lisa Kron’s Well concludes this weekend, and all fans of kinda/sorta experimental narrative should check out this playfully bonkers story. Basically an extended autobiographical monologue broken up by dramatic interludes, actress Lisa Hodsoll (pictured) gamely tackles the unenviable task of filling the play-

wright’s shoes as Lisa Kron, a New York-based playwright trying to explore what it means to be “healthy” as a person and a community, even though her characters/cast—including an actress playing her mother— eventually take over. It runs Friday through Sunday; see citypaper.com/ stage for a full review. Also ending this week: The Johns Hopkins University Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard’s Simpatico runs Feb. 27-March 1 at the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus.

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“CREATING A PLAY ABOUT MARRIAGE IS ITSELF AN ISSUE OF TRUST.” stripping plays down to what is “bracingly real.” By focusing on marriage, and its own illusions, he found that there were a number of similarities between a crumbling marriage and a crumbling play. “So many of these trust issues stem from how people find ways to communicate with one another,” he says. “I realized that by dealing with marriage, a lot of conversations involve people talking about the same thing, but missing one another completely.” Shade began writing the play with voices instead of characters. Gradually, as the collective read through them, the play and characters took shape. And eventually, the form fit the function. By writing a play about marriage, with his wife as a principle actor, he found himself in a new relationship with his writing. “Creating a play about marriage is itself an issue of trust,” he says. He and his wife “were very cautious. We sat down and had numerous conversations about it. She’s got sections in it that are very difficult.” Rather than leave the awkward ones out, though, Other Men deals directly with that often awkward conflict. As a playwright, Shade prefers to use the

Despite his interest in fresh perspectives, Shade says that “new” isn’t an end in itself, nor does it imply that there’s an artistic manifesto. He defines the collective as a support system, “a community of sensibilities,” where people inspire one another. “I don’t think that people get very far with the idea of ‘Let’s make something that’s different—it’ll be weird,’” he says. “I don’t think that’s where new ideas come from. They come from people examining their lives. This play and a number of new works are just trying to get at a sense of what it’s like to get through the day.” Other Men, Shade says, is about how people think. It captures thought patterns in a world where people actually switch identities and dimensions. And while Shade doesn’t have a panacea for theater’s declining attendance rates among the younger generation, he thinks that for today’s

audiences, traditional dramatic narrative lacks the vital connection that people have come to expect. “I’ve always felt that when kids are asked to go to traditional theater, for ‘culture,’ that it feels like theater under glass for them,” he says. “There’s a play going up there and we sit back here and we’re going to watch it, and it could be going on just as well even if we weren’t sitting here. I don’t think that’s necessarily what theater practitioners do, but I think young audiences feel that way. It feels very separate from them.” For Nine Imaginary Cows, closing the distance means recognizing it: both in a marriage and between audience and actors. On all levels, the increasingly fine lines between honesty and fabrications have turned into a drama of their own. In a play that Crocker describes as “performance intensive,” the voices and characters press against those limits and explore them. Expect songs, poetry, humor, and layers of manic consciousness, all inspired by a marriage that is slowly disintegrating. And then expect to wonder if this is really what you were expecting. “Sure, they’re going to wonder, ‘Is this really their marriage?,’” Shade says. “The most interesting thing about this play is that people ask, ‘Is this really happening? Is this supposed to be happening?’ I think any audience needs to be kept off balance—instead of sitting back and saying, ‘Alright, I’m ready for the ride. Take me through it.’” citypaper.com

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dip. The difference between lite fare and appetizers? Lite fare plates are half price in the bar during happy hour, but the discount doesn’t extend to the dining room. We pick among pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and entrées, and begin with surf and turf sliders ($12)—the turf, Kobe beef, and the surf, a crab cake—and a salad of sweet potatoes and arugula ($8). The salad was delightfully simple: a pretty tangle of tiny greens, as delicate as those you find at the farmers’ market, their spiciness balanced with small cubes of roasted sweet potato, toasted cashews, and tangy Roaring Forties blue cheese all served artfully on a long rectangular plate. The sliders weren’t too fussy either, though I preferred the rich beef with its dab of savory sweet red onion marmalade to the crab cake, in which the pickled papaya overwhelmed the seafood with unnecessary sweetness. The menu holds a number of straightforward entrée choices ranging from grilled filet mignon and jumbo lump crab cake to pan seared medallions of pork. But it also includes several fish dishes and a “cheese steak,” ($19) described as “espresso and brown sugar marinated London broil with Shropshire Blue mac ’n’ cheese.” Our server termed it more “daring” than some of the other choices, so we tried it, and while “daring” turned out to be an overstatement, “enjoyable” would be an honest substitute. Although the table was split on how chewy versus tender this cut of meat should be (and the slices definitely fell on the chewier side), there was agreement regarding how using espresso gave depth to the glaze, not unlike the way chocolate gives a dusky tinge to mole. Our order of hazelnut and curry crusted salmon ($18) was tame in comparison, though the kitchen showed a steady hand in cooking it to order. Both the fish and the wild mushroom ravioli ($12) were served with a blood orange sauce, but the sweetness worked better with the salmon than with the ravioli. Sauce aside, the ravioli impressed with its subtle earthy richness and, at $12 for a generous plate, was the bargain of the evening—an $8 fishbowl of a glass of wine aside. After reeling off a list of usual dessert suspects such as crème brûlée and chocolate soufflé cake, our attentive server confided that there were several more cakes not on the menu, made daily by “Mr. Nicky,” the owner. If this tempts you, as

ESPRESSO GAVE DEPTH TO THE GLAZE, THE WAY CHOCOLATE GIVES A DUSKY TINGE TO MOLE. front window, where during the evening you can watch Canton jog, bike, and saunter by. Meridian 54’s web site describes the food cooked by Chef Russell Braitsch as “diverse with a splash of Mediterranean,” and the two-sided menu certainly offers plenty of choices but, overall, casual comfort food seems a better description. On the menu’s front page, appetizers include the now almost mandatory lobster mac ’n’ cheese, as well as the equally popular sliders, and a soft pretzel and grilled lamb sausage combo. Lite fare options on the menu’s other side include familiar gussied-up bar fare such as lobster quesadillas, coconut shrimp, and crab

it did us, plan to share; the moist, old-fashioned, multi-layered chocolate-cappuccino cake ($7) is more than a mouthful. Meridian 54 is trying to do a lot, and at least on the night of our visit, was doing it pretty successfully. More importantly for a business, it looks like the neighborhood has embraced it, a good sign that the restaurant will survive long enough to have some history. ■ Open daily for lunch and dinner, including a late night menu. Brunch served on weekends. Nouveau comfort food abounds: freerange@citypaper.com


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EATS & DRINKS CHIYO SUSHI There won’t be any surprises, bad or good, here—standard-issue Japanese ambiance, leatherette-bound menu with plastic sheeting. But if one thing ultimately distinguished our time here, it was the extra bit of kindness and interest the staff took in our meal. The nigiri is lacking, but the rest of the sushi fare is satisfactory. Chiyo is sweet and decent, but a bit boring. 1619 Sulgrave Ave., (410) 466-1000. EDO SUSHI Timonium’s widely admired Edo Sushi’s first downtown location ditches geisha kitsch for shiny contemporary feel, and the lunch-only sushiand-sashimi combination demonstrates why it has such an ardent following. Though the sushi chefs don’t always maintain that high-voltage charge, the kitchen’s Wasabi Shumai—savory pork meat enclosed in wasabi-flavored wrappings—is a must. Harborplace, 201 E. Pratt St., (410) 843-9804

MINATO The relocation, from the basement of the Park Plaza building to the bright and spacious first floor of a mid-block townhouse has increased the visibility of this reliable Japanese restaurant, but not everything about the new space adds up. The sushi bar puts patrons’ backs to the action and a weird hanging light fixture casts milky tones on food whose true colors need to shine. The prices remain fair, the service a pleasure. 1013 N. Charles St., (410) 332-0332. NANAMI CAFÉ The uptown Kawasaki location remains shuttered but this Fells Point spinoff has reopened under new ownership with a new name. It’s a friendly, casual, and intimate waterfront space for raw-fish enjoyment—patrons dress in sweats and jeans. The sushi chefs fillet up sterling examples

JONG KAK One of a few remaining full-scale restaurants in Baltimore’s once blossoming Koreatown neighborhood, this family-style, plain-spoken joint specializes in fiery barbecue: Raw marinated meat is grilled on tabletop and then ladled onto broad lettuce leaves. Elemental, lip-licking pleasure, before even considering the menu’s vast listings of hotpots, noodle dishes, and other everyday Korean pleasures. A must. 18 W. 20th St., (410) 837-5231. EATS & DRINKS LISTS RESTAURANTS PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED BY CITY PAPER.

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LEAVING THE HARBOR EAST WHOLE FOODS via Central Avenue always finds us singing “Kab-bobi” when we pass this tiny corner take-out joint that serves Indian food, but we waited until we were starving for lunch on a Friday afternoon to run inside and place a carry-out order. First impression: The interior did not smell like a kitchen cooking Indian food. Soldiering on, we ordered two sandwiches and a platter and waited for the proper spices to fill the air—which they did, along with the ding of a microwave. The spicy falafel pita ($6.99) was disappointing: bready falafel patties broken up and mixed with tomato, iceberg, a dull cream sauce, red onion, and hot sauce. The sliced meat in the Gyro ($6.50) had the right flavors, but there wasn’t enough nestled in the soft pita with lettuce and sauce. The chicken kabab platter ($9.50) featured tandori seasoned meat and grilled onions served on basmati rice with a side of curried chick peas, a sad green salad dressed with sweet vinegar and oil, and a container of thin green sauce. While overpriced and dry, at least the taste of the chicken was correct. Overall, this carry-out would be good for a post-last call munch if it was open late, but it isn’t. Every once in a while, Cheap Eats eats at the place you pass by all the time so you don’t have to. (Wendy Ward)

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IN THE WEEKLY: CLUBS/CONCERTS/31 CLASSICAL/36 DANCE & DANCING/37 GAY & LESBIAN/38 STAGE/38 COMEDY/40 ART/40 WORDS/44 BENEFITS/45 SPECIAL EVENTS/45 TALKS PLUS/45 BUSINESS/46 SCREENS/46 KIDS/46 HEALTH & FITNESS/46 SPORTS & RECREATION/46 FILM/47 Not HIGH enough? See NOW HEAR THIS throughout the Baltimore Weekly calendar.

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LYNCHFEST 9 P.M., Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., myspace.com/thewindupspace, $5. (Spoiler alert!) So, this week marks the 30th anniversary of Laura Palmer’s death, brutally murdered by her father and dumped in a river on the outskirts of the hallucinatory town of Twin Peaks. There’s a small army of people that can recall every plot wrinkle and line of dialogue from David Lynch’s television opus, and, for them, the Windup Space delivers Lynchfest, a night of Lynch nerditry featuring a Twin Peaks beauty pageant, prizes for costumes, coffee, and pie, of course. Music comes courtesy of Chug-A-Lug Donna, Bene Gesserit Witch, Mark Ultra, and the John Merrick Experience. (Michael Byrne) We’d be glad to list your event in the Baltimore Weekly calendar. Send information in w riting at least three weeks in advance to Baltimore Weekly, c/o C i t y P a p e r, 8 1 2 P a r k A v e . , Baltimore, MD 21201, or fax it t o (410) 52 3 - 8 4 37, o r e - m a i l it to calendar@cit ypaper.com. We dig on images but cannot return them. All listings are subject to space limitations.

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CRADLE OF FILTH, SATYRICON 8 P.M., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131, ramsheadlive.com, $20. There are black-metal bands that appear to exist only as poorly recorded mutterings of unspeakable rituals performed under a frozen moon, and then there are blackmetal bands that play clean, welllighted places such as Rams Head Live. (The former can be relied on to bitterly denounce the latter, of course.) Cradle of Filth is downright glossy, by genre standards, and has enjoyed success comparable with being the acceptable face of unacceptableness, hence the headlining spot. Satyricon, on the other hand, presents a more interesting proposition; Satyr and Frost’s “black ‘n’ roll” sound is relatively polished, too, but they sound more like they, um, mean it. And extra credit to any band that names a 2009 album The Age of Nero. (Lee Gardner)

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BLACK TO OUR ROOTS: AWARD WINNING FILM SCREENING AND PREMIER 8:30 P.M., Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance. org, blackmissionmedia.com, $12, members $10, $10 advance, $8 members advance. Trying to discover their identity and trace their genealogy, Sylvia Dorsey and fellow teens from inner-city Atlanta, after DNA testing, traveled to Ghana to find their ancestral home. This documentary, Black to Our Roots, captures the stories of these African-American youth who, for a month, come face to face with their African heritage. Sylvia and her peers had to adapt to a life that is foreign to them and while doing so, learned to appreciate the lives they took for granted in America and address misconceptions that exist for both

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INSTANT COFFEE, CACHE-FLOW QUARTET 8:30 P.M., Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st St., redroom.org, $5. No idea what to expect the end result of tonight to be—OK, no one does; not even the performers—but it sure looks cool on paper. Instant Coffee, what appears to be a “new” ensemble, consists of Martin Schmidt (one half of the giant Matmos brain), New Yorkbased jazz-man Lisle Ellis (whose weapons of choice include bass and improvised electronics), and local out-music standard Jason Willet (Half Japanese, Pleasant Livers, Leprechaun Catering, and so forth) doing, well, something interesting. The show’s second half is the resurrected CacheFlow Quartet, which includes some Trockeneis, some Matmos, and some Nautical Almanac, creating sound under a preimposed set of disorder-inducing rules. (Michael Byrne)

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SITTING DOWN TO TAKE A STAND — REMEMBERING ROSA PARKS Through March 31, opening reception 7-9 P.M. March 5, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St., (410) 225-3130, eubieblake.org, $5. Everybody knows Rosa Parks was the lady who was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for not giving up her seat on the bus to a white man. What most people don’t know is how many people helped plan and support that act of defiance and transform it into an iconic chapter in U.S. history. The Eubie Blake Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Maryland Humanities Council, the Maryland Transit Administration, and the AFRO-American Newspapers,

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GOLDEN LEGACY: ORIGINAL ART FROM 65 YEARS OF GOLDEN BOOKS Through May 9, opening reception 2:30 P.M. March 7, Enoch Pratt Central Library, Second Floor Corridor Gallery, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 5433115, free. Little Golden Books had pretty much faded from memory until we had a child of our own. We received a couple as gifts and, suddenly, the bedside shelf of little books emerged from the past, their pages dog-eared, their gold bindings torn by many, many nighttime reads. All-time bestseller The Poky Little Puppy, Thomas the Tank Engine precursor Tootle, and a slew of animal-, truck-, and train-themed titles were packed onto that shelf. These children’s books were revolutionary because they were cheap (25 cents in inaugural year 1942, $2.99 today) and infinitely accessible (you could buy them anywhere). They had vibrant, colorful drawings (and sometimes misaligned printing) steeped in a mid-century optimism that seems quaint now, especially when a typical title these days is a tie-in to a Disney product. Children of Albert Rice Leventhal, the original publisher, will help guide your warm recollections at March 7’s reception. (Tim Hill)

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MOBTOWN MODERN’S SEQUENZA-THON 6:30 P.M., Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., (410) 783-5720, mobtownmodern.com, $10, students and Contemporary members $5. Between 1958 and 2002,

Luciano Berio—the late Italian composer of fringeleaning symphonic works and maverick sensuality—composed a series of 14 pieces for solo performance. Called the Sequenza, the series is noted for Berio’s often theatrical investigation of an instrument’s color—Sequenz V for trombone and Sequenza VI for viola stand out for such dizzying pomp—and the frequently virtuosic technique the pieces demand. Tonight, Mobtown Modern—that indispensable local series spotlighting contemporary repertoire—offers the extremely rare chance to see and hear all 14 of these Berio compositions in one evening. (Bret McCabe)

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EVOLUTION SERIES AND PEABODY CHAMBER WINDS 7 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andimusiklive.com, $15, $10 students. 7:30 P.M., Peabody Institute’s Griswold Hall, 10 E. Mount Vernon Place, (410) 659-8100, Peabody.jhu.edu, free. Classical music fans have two impeccable options from which to choose this evening. Over at An die Musik, the fourth season of the superb Evolution Contemporary Music Series continues with an evening of the solo and chamber works of celebrated Peabody faculty composer Christopher Theofanidis, a concert that begins with a composer talk prior to the performance. Just up the street at Peabody, Harlan Pa r k e r l e a d s t h e Pe a b o d y Chamber W inds through a piece each from two 20th century American composers, Vincent Persichetti and George Rochberg—whose Black Sounds for 17 wind instruments and percussion should be a dynamic highlight tonight—before concluding with a Mozart piece. (BM)

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BAR BACON FUN TIME COMEDY HOUR (OR SO) Jimmy “Valentine” Meyer, standup comedian, roller derby MC and man about town, is bringing his comedic stylings and his salmon-colored suit to Hampden for the first of what he says will be a monthly comedy showcase. Actually, he says it will be “the greatest night of comedy, high jynx, and high weirdness in the history of Baltimore,” and Meyer is not a man given to exaggeration. Lying yes, but never exaggeration. In addition to Meyer, performers include Seaton Smith, Dorian Grey, Erique Watson, and Pietro DiGennaro. Meyer assures us that “It’s bound to be a riot,” which, having seen Jimmy work, is almost certainly true. Thanks, we’ll be here all night. 10 P.M., Golden West Café, 1105 W. 36th St., (410) 889-8891, $5. (Chris Landers)

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DRINKS METRO GALLERY 1700 N CHARLES ST., (410) 244-0899 THE STATION NORTH BAR HOP has added another checkpoint. It seems like just yesterday we were rolling into a stageless, very gallery/gallery Metro Gallery with a six pack of Boh in our bag. Though it seemed like it was subject to endless delays, Metro Gallery finally opened as a bar just a few weeks ago. As in, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open for boozing even when no shows are happening. (Metro took the opposite route to the successful and close by Windup Space, which opened as a bar first, then started having music.) Metro Gallery-as-bar will take some getting used to. Like the Windup, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really open spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a gallery, after allâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got its disadvantages. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be interesting to see how it grows into the room. The bar itself, a three-sided rectangle with some plush chairs off to the side, is nice and has a great beer selection heavy on Euro pilsners, most of which seemed reasonably priced (starting at $4 for a Pilsner Urquell) and, on Thursday nights, the space does a $12 all-you-can-drink wine special if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling dangerous. For shows, the space remains a great spot, now with a stage and remarkably good sound for a room with two glass walls, and it remains a well-curated gallery. (Michael Byrne)

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WEDNESDAY 25

BY MICHAEL BYRNE

ANGELS ROCK BAR. L-80’s Night. BIRCHMERE. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Blackberry Smoke. BLACK CAT. Gestures, Capillary Action, Cannot Be Stopped. THE BLACK HOLE. Go Folk Yourself. CAT’S EYE PUB. Dogs Among the Bushes. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Qi-Lo. CLUB ONE. Salsa Uno with guest DJs. CLUB 347. Panama Band. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Singles Night with DJ Tanz, hosted by Gary Gray. THE 8X10. The Remnants, the Names, the Royals. EXPLORER’S LOUNGE. Dick Smith. FLETCHER’S. The Search for the Next Great Metal Band- East of Eden, Isetta, One Day Broken. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ. Open Mic. JAY’S ON READ. Larry Buck. JOE SQUARED. Aerport Rocking Chairs. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. Jeff from Burnt Sienna. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. DJ Grode. METRO GALLERY. True Womanhood, Weekends, Bad Liquor Pond. 9:30 CLUB. Tom Jones. THE OTTOBAR. Lovedrug, Rescue the Hero, Vince Sheuman, the Baby Grand. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Mos Def. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Marcia Ball. RED MAPLE. Oasis. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. Not Dead Yet, Carol Bui, Title Tracks. SILVER SHADOWS CLUB. Open mic. SONAR. Pulling Teeth, Magrudergrind, Amen Ra, Zoroaster, Pala. TALKING HEAD. Pulling Teeth, Magrudergrind, Zoroaster, Amen Ra, Pala. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Old School. THE WINDUP SPACE. LaBianca, Baby Aspirin, Overmedicated Society. AN DIE MUSIK. The Devin Arne Quintet.

WEDNESDAY: T o m J o n e s plays Washington’s 9:30 Club in what the web site points out is a non-seated show, which the Short List is considering attending just to see how a standing mass behaves at a Tom Jones show. True Womanhood—a sedate, atmospheric Washington indierock band—makes the walls sing at Metro Gallery with Weekends and Bad Liquor Pond. The mighty Mos Def hits Rams Head Live. Baltimore-bred doom brute Pulling Teeth pummels the Talking Head with Magrudergrind, Zoroaster, Amen Ra, and Pala.

CONCERTS THE DEVIN ARNE QUINTET. CD release concert. 8 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $8.

THURSDAY 26 ANGELS ROCK BAR. Mayhem with DJs Supernik and Sean of the Dead. BIRCHMERE. Ledisi. BLACK CAT. Tokyo Police Club, Born Ruffians, Harlem Shakes. CAT’S EYE PUB. Nate Myers and the Aces. THE CLADDAGH PUB. DJ John Anthony. CLUB ORPHEUS. Glow Factor with DJ Warring, Umbris, and guests. CLUB 347. Current Situation. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Flow Theory Thursdays with Kimberly Nicole. THE 8X10. Funk Out Da Trunk, Lowercase Blues, Van Meter. EXPLORER’S LOUNGE. Dick Smith. FLETCHER’S. William Tell, Jimmy Robbins, Brian Stewart. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ. Hungry Bodies, Afternoon Penis. HORSE YOU CAME IN ON. Angelique Henle. JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT. Single Malts and Small Plates.

MATT AND KIM FEB. 26 After a year or so of bubonic jams such as “Silver Tiles,” “No More Long Years,” and “Yea Yeah”—a track whose beyondinfectious chorus probably sent a few babbling hipsters off to padded rooms— Matt and Kim sure felt like a singles band. Well, hey, then the Brooklyn, NY, duo went off and made an album album, full of welldeveloped, smart songs that feel less like pop sucker-punches—though they still are—based on one or two devastating hooks and more like songs we’ll want to savor like a fine meal. Of course, this isn’t to say you won’t see a hundred early twentysomethings bouncing off the ceiling tonight, you just might dig it more if you’re not an early twentysomething. 9 P.M., the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $10. (Michael Byrne) JOE SQUARED. Uncle John Sawbriar, the Herd of Main Street. LA PALAPA GRILL AND CANTINA. DJ Earl. LATIN PALACE. DC Latin Sound Band. LEPEARL BALLROOM. Networking and karaoke. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Will. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. DJ Yummy. MOSAIC LOUNGE. DJ Xclusive. 9:30 CLUB. Ben Kweller, the Watson Twins, Jones St. Station. THE OTTOBAR. Matt and Kim, Hollywood Holt, Sick Weapons. PALMA NIGHTCLUB. DJ Chris Styles. RA SUSHI BAR RESTAURANT. Mardi RA with DJ Soulstar. RADISSON CROSS KEYS. Jazz. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Cradle of Filth, Satyricon, Septic Flesh. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Carbon Leaf. RED MAPLE. Moog with DJ Patrick Turner, N’Dinga, Soulminer, Brandon Riggs. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Funeral Party, Midnight Masses. RYAN’S DAUGHTER. Uncle Dave. CONTINUED ON PAGE 35

BLACK SHEEP THURSDAY: The mysteriously popular Ben Kweller probably bums out fans of openers the Watson Twins at the 9:30 Club with Jones St. Station. The impossibly cute, impossibly catchy Matt and Kim spread the bug at the Ottobar with Hollywood Holt and Sick Weapons. Epic black metal band Cradle Of Filth lords over the Rams Head Live with Satyricon and Septic Flesh. Hungry Bodies—a freeform electronic/noise/hip-hop side project of Food For Animals that is kind of brutal and awesome—gets fed at the Golden West with Afternoon Penis, the solo project of Mouthus/ Crazy Dreams Band/Religious Knives drummer Nate Nelson. FRIDAY: Something called the AutoTune Apocalypse goes down at the Hexagon with a helluva local cast of weirdos, including John Berndt, Sarah El Jallad, Sam Burt, Peter Blasser, Mike Muniak, John Eaton, and Lexi Macchi; Matmos’ M.C. Schmidt and Max “DJ Dog Dick” Eisenberg do visuals probably not suited for Jesus nuts and children of Jesus nuts. Hip-Hop For the Headstrong goes down at the Ottobar with Oz, T.M.F., Still Burning, Peter Parker, and Truely Plext.

Interminably dull Washington acid- rap duo Black Sheep takes Muzak duo Thievery Corporation to the mic at the Ottobar with performs at Rams Head Live with For The People Ent., Jade Nickodemus. New York country- Fox, Fresh Competition, and soul outfit the Izzys play the Talking DJ Mills; upstairs at the club, Head with the Expotentials and adorable Canadian garage-rockers the Jagged Hearts. Strange the Stolen Minks play with Designs, another band that Hollywood, which is not the same covers old Phish shows—let it go kind of adorable at all. The Disco already, this band isn’t the fucking Biscuits, a “freaky” electronic band Civil War—does so at the 8X10 that is pretty insufferable to most of with the Rez. Awful name aside, those not under the influence, play the band . . . soihadto . . . makes a Rams Head Live with Adam Deitch pretty decent instrumental post-rock of Break Science and Orchard storm; it’s at the Sidebar with Vib Lounge. A new dance night heavy and Motion Sensor Soundtrack. on minimal techno jams kicks off Global fusion outfit Soul Beat at the Hexagon with Blackmoth and Frauhaus. Africa performs at An die Musik. SATURDAY: The really fun-tosay Snallygasters bring their M O N D A Y : T h e R o s e w o o d “monstrous fury of pre-post-punk- Thieves, a rock band that owes a rock” to the Hexagon with Solar lot to ’70s proto-indie music, plays Temple Suicides, Go Pills, and the Talking Head with June Star and Mumbly Peg. Dan Ellen Cherry. Indie/classic/countryAuerbach, one of the rock schmear Blitzen Trapper dudes from indie-blues stops off at Washington’s Black Cat big deal the Black with lovely, Jolie Holland-esque folk Keys, plays the 9:30 songwriter Alela Diane. Club with Hacienda and Those Darlins. TUESDAY: Washington steals Two local improv/out a couple of our finer loud bands music supergroups, tonight with Sick Weapons and Cache-Flow Quartet Hollywood joining the Stolen and Instant Coffee— Minks at the Black Cat. Gil the two bands include Mantera’s Party Dream, maybe members of Matmos, the only band ever to have toured Nautical Almanac, and with both Gwar and Art Brut, brings Half Japanese, among his irony heavy synth-pop to the o t h e r s — c o n v e n e Ottobar with Baby Venom, chipat the Red Room at tuner Entertainment System, Normal’s Books and and Engine. The Hollywood Records. True Vine Undead brings its “brash hip-hop, guru/Pleasant Liver/ rock, and minor metalcore touches” Leprechaun Caterer to Rams Head Live with Senses J a s o n W i l l e t t ’ s Fail, Haste the Day and the waste monthly dance party of gasoline, electricity, and white g o e s d o w n a t t h e privilege that is the punchline known Golden West. Witch—the project as Brokencyde. Arbouretum of Dinosaur Jr. dude J Mascis celebrates the release of its making doom metal with a couple fantastic new record at the Talking of folkies from Feathers—makes Head with James Blackshaw and the Ottobar shudder with Vincent Meg Baird. Black Shadow and the Flying E y e s . M i c h a e l F r a n t i a n d WEDNESDAY: Chicago electronica Spearhead, a Socially Conscious chill-time outfit the Atomica Rap 101 outfit with a legion of Project gets into your blood at socially conscious devotees, plays Metro Gallery. Country music antiRams Head Live. Local post-punk diva Lucinda Williams plays the old-schooler Landspeedrecord 9:30 Club with Buick 6. Irepress gets racing at the Sidebar with the brings its soupy prog to the Talking Swims and the Matrimonials. The Head with Isthmus, Mobula, and Albatross. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, a IN THE WINGS: Chicago trio whose FOR MORE SHOW Outlaw Order, work revolves around PREVIEWS, REVIEWS an even beastier Afro-American AND ANY OTHER offshoot of traditional music MUSIC INFO FIT TO sludge-metal deity revival, performs EYEHATEGOD, PRINT ONLINE, at An die Musik. comes to Sonar PLEASE TO VISIT S o m e t h i n g absolutely awesome NOISE.CITYPAPER.COM M a r c h 2 8 w i t h If He Dies, He c a l l e d Ly n c h f e s t Dies, Triac, and goes down at the Windup Space—this week Earthride. (For more information marks the anniversary of Laura v i s i t s o n a r b a l t i m o r e . c o m o r Palmer’s death—with musical call [410] 783-7888.) Metalaccompaniment from Chug-A-Lug hardcore terrors the Cro-Mags Donna, Bene Gesserit Witch, come to the Ottobar March 20 Mark Ultra (plays the Leland with Pulling Teeth, Wisdom In Palmer songbook), and the John Chains, Psyched To Die, Deep Sleep, and Bad Seed. (For more Merrick Experience. information visit theottobar.com or SUNDAY: Way old-school NYC call [410] 662-0069.) citypaper.com

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SHORTY’S MARTINI BAR AND LOUNGE. Breakout. TALKING HEAD. Armed Elephant, East It Raw, Verse the Tempest, Sonic Bloom. TYSON’S TAVERN. Brian Kendig. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Loose Caboose. THE WINDUP SPACE. VAPID!!.

CONCERTS BRANDA LOCK SINGS “ALL ARLEN.” 7:30 P . M ., Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., (410) 752-4515, germanostrattoria.com, $10. PNC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Song and verse with Rutha Harris. 8-10 A.M., Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com.

FRIDAY 27 BALTIMORE’S TREMONTS. Jazz night. BIRCHMERE. David Bromberg with Angel Band. BL ACK CAT. No Control with DJ Denman and DJ Steve EP. THE BLACK HOLE. Trigga CD release. BRASS MONKEY SALOON. Tiger Hill, Kodiak, Longfellow Project, BDK. CAT’S EYE PUB. Mulemen Band. THE CLADDAGH PUB. DJ John Anthony. CLUB ORPHEUS. Ascension with DJs Kele-De, Steven Archer, Neska, and Liebchen. CLUB 347. DJ Biskit. EDEN’S LOUNGE. DJ P-Drama. THE 8X10. Strange Design, the Rez. EXPLORER’S LOUNGE. Brent Hardesty. FISH HEAD CANTINA. Unannounced. FLETCHER’S. Smashing with DJ Craig Boarman and Matt Walter. GOOD LOVE BAR. Pure. HIPPO. Dimitria presents A Night of a Thousand Fantasies. JAY’S ON READ. Dave Kessler, Dick Smith. JOE SQUARED. Artherius Johnson, Karter Jaymes. JUDGE’S BENCH PUB. Ken Fischer, Wayne Smith Duo. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Johnny Teal. MICK O’SHEA’S. Move like Seamus. MOSAIC LOUNGE. DJ Scene. NEW HAVEN LOUNGE. Walt Weiskopf Quartet. 9:30 CLUB. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic with Sam H. NOTTINGHAM’S. Stella Mira. PALMA NIGHTCLUB. DJ Soulstar. PHILLIPS HARBORPLACE. Brain Comotto. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Carbon Leaf. RECHER THEATRE. The Hint, Carbon Kin, Fire in the Hole, Fairgreen, Straight to Film. RED MAPLE. Rhythm! with DJ Alex Funk. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. Stay Loose! with DJs Ivaner and Areseven, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Wild Light, the Subjects. RYAN’S DAUGHTER. Pete Baker. SHORTY’S MARTINI BAR AND LOUNGE. RADAR. SIDEBAR. Motion Sensor Soundtrack, Vib, Soihadto. SONAR. Tay-land Promo and Mexillence presents DJ Dyrti, Bishop, Dave Da Barber, Ruff Cut, Acumen, Pharmacist, Trait Razor, Clever 1, Copywrite, Trouble. STAN AND JOE’S. The Idle Americans. TALKING HEAD. Expotentials, the Izzy’s, the Jagged Hearts. TYSON’S TAVERN. Pat Owens. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Driscoll and Huseman, Swingin’ Swamis.

CONCERTS KINOBE AND SOUL BEAT AFRICA-UGANDAN ENSEMBLE. An die Musik Live celebrates Black History

Month with the Kinobe and Soul Beat Africa-Ugandan Ensemble. 8 and 9:30 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $15. MONSTER JAM. 7:30 P.M., 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, baltimorearena.com.

SATURDAY 28 BALTIMORE’S TREMONTS. Jazz night. BARE BONES GRILL AND BREWERY. The Idle Americans. BIRCHMERE. Maura O’Connell, Kelleigh McKenzie. BLACK CAT. Benjy Ferree, Tim Fite, the Laughing Man, Bliss Dance Party with DJ Will Eastman. THE BLACK HOLE. Pulsar presents Heartbeat. BRASS MONKEY SALOON. All Together Spent, the Usuals. CAT’S EYE PUB. Timmy Shelley Band, Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz trio. C H A R M C I T Y A R T S PA C E . Stoned, Cringe, Discourse. THE CLADDAGH PUB. DJ John Anthony. CLUB ONE. Live Life Love. CLUB ORPHEUS. Rapture with host K and DJs Xy, Threshold, and VJ Umbris. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Flawless with BlackList Live and DJ Spontaneous. THE 8X10. Ryan Montbleau Band, Dubconscious. EXPLORER’S LOUNGE. Brent Hardesty and David Smith. FISH HEAD CANTINA. Group Therapy. FLETCHER’S. Jesse Boykins. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ. DJ Jason Willett. GRAND CENTRAL. Dance Central. T H E H E X A G O N . Solar Temple Suic ides, the Snallygasters, Mumbly Peg. JAY’S ON READ. Dave Kessler, Phil Vendemmia. JAZZWAY 6004. Maryland’s Jazz Traditions with Carl Grubbs and Lafayette Gilchrist. JOE SQUARED. Sujay Pathak, Whistlin Charlie, Ms. Sara and the Help. JUDGE’S BENCH PUB. Whiskey Train. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Yummy. MICK O’SHEA’S. The Hard Way. NOTTINGHAM’S. Candlelight Red. 9 : 3 0 C LU B . Dan Auerbach, Hacienda, Those Darlins. THE OTTOBAR. Funky Reggae Party, Witch, Earthless, Vincent Black Shadow, Flying Eyes. PALMA NIGHTCLUB. Damien Daniel. PAUL’S BAR. Karaoke with DJ DanDaMan. PHILLIPS HARBORPLACE. Brain Comotto. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Michael Franti, Spearhead, Cherine Anderson, Courtney John. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Carbon Leaf, Bo Bice. RECHER THEATRE. Rebelution, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. AC Slater, Trouble and Bass, Nouveau Riche DJs, Tax Lo DJs, Ca$$idy and Fabiana. RYAN’S DAUGHTER. Damion Wolfe. SECOND CHANCE SALOON. The Swingin’ Swamis. S I D E B A R . T h e M a t r i m o n i a l s , t h e Sw i m s , LandSpeedRecord! SONAR. Never Go Broke Tour: Dirt and Bank, Ambush, Mai, Billy Lyve, U-Wreck, Southpaw Entertainment, Romel, DJ Anchor the Bank, Squirrel Wyde. TYSON’S TAVERN. Stan and LeeAnne. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Nell, Kevin Driscoll Band.

CONCERTS ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE. Celebrates Black History Month. 8 and 10 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $20, students and seniors $18. HONKY TONK BLUES: A TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS. With Arty Hill and his Long Gone Daddys, the Hello

Strangers, Glenn Moomau, and other. 7 P.M., Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, $16, members and students $14. INSTANT COFFEE, CACHE-FLOW QUARTET. 8:30 P.M., Red Room, Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st St., (410) 243-6888, redroom.org, $6. MICAPELLAFEST. Features Maryland Institute College of Art’s co-ed MICApella ensemble and singers from local colleges performing in Falvey Hall. 8 P.M., Maryland Institute College of Art, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 223-2300, mica.edu, free. MONSTER JAM. 7:30 P.M., 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, baltimorearena.com, A SAVE VS. POISON PRODUCTION: TWIN PEAKS/ DAVID LYNCHFEST (VOL. 4 YEAR 7). A musical and visual tribute to director David Lynch. Presented by East Coat Bookhouse Boys. 8 P.M., the Windup Space, 10-12 W. North Ave., (410) 812-1502, thewindupspace. com, $5. THE TEMPTATIONS AND FOUR TOPS. 8 P.M., Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 685-5086, lyricoperahouse.com, $31-$75.

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BLACK CAT. Sean Mcardle and John Bustine. CAT’S EYE PUB. Steve Kramer and the Bluesicians, Patty Reese and Dave Chappell. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Premiere Karaoke. CLUB ONE. Sunday Steam with DJ Tanz. E D E N ’ S L O U N G E . Lavish Sunday with the OverAchieverz. EL RANCHO GRANDÉ. Andy Friedman and Other Failures CD release. FLETCHER’S. Gorilla Music’s Battle of the Bands with Kelsey Conquered the Bus, Drunken Brutality, From This Point On, Malander, A Sunlit Aperture, East of Eden, In Dying Arms, the Music Process, Mad Hatter, and the Gryphons. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ. Tim Fight. HIPPO. Ladies Tea with DJ Rosie. HORSE YOU CAME IN ON. Rob Fahey. JOE SQUARED. Roy Crosse and his Steel Drums, Todd Marcus Trio Open Jazz Jam Session. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Jason. MELI. Ryan Diehl Trio. 9:30 CLUB. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Deer Tick. THE OTTOBAR. Black Sheep, For the People, Jade Fox, Fresh Competition. PALMA NIGHTCLUB. DJ Chris “Bemba.” R AMS HEAD LIVE. The Disco Biscuits, Adam Deitch. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. John Waite. RECHER THEATRE. Somewhere, Anywhere Else, Courting Amber, First Day Back, Monterey. RED MAPLE. Professional Soul Night. REDHOUSE TAVERN. Slumdaze. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. PowerShift After Party featuring DubConscious, Jonny Lives, Black and Tan Fantasy Band.

PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS. 7:30 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $8, students $5.

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MONSTER JAM. 7:30 P.M., 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, baltimorearena.com.

MONDAY 2 BIRCHMERE. The Robert Cray Band with K.J. Denhert. BLACK CAT. Blitzen Trapper and Alela Diane. CAT’S EYE PUB. Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio. CHARM CITY ART SPACE. Bridge and Tunnel, Mouthbreather, We’d Riot for Less. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Ed Lauer, Frank Florence. CLUB 347. Jazz Jam Session.

THE DEPOT. Maximum Soul Mondaze with Selector Pablo Fiasco. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Live Jazz with Lady D. hosted by Mully Man. HORSE YOU CAME IN ON. Rockin’ Karaoke. JOE SQUARED. The Terry Gourley Trio. 9:30 CLUB. Missy Higgins, Justin Nozuka, Lenka. THE OTTOBAR. I Am Ghost. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Al Stewart. REDHOUSE TAVERN. Fools and Horses. SHORTY’S MARTINI BAR AND LOUNGE. Noize In the Attic. SISTA’S PLACE. DJ Spontaneous. TALKING HEAD. Ellen Cherry, June Star, the Rosewood Thieves.

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BIRCHMERE. Rachelle Ferrell. BL ACK CAT. Hollywood, Sick Weapons, Stolen Minks. CAT’S EYE PUB. Matt Kelly, the Idle Americans. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Will Hill. CLUB 347. Blues Jam Session. THE 8X10. 40 Oz. to Freedom: Sublime Tribute. EXPLORER’S LOUNGE. Dick Smith. FLETCHER’S. The Scenic, the Lives of Famous Men, Halfway To The Moon, Play Pause Repeat, Gun Click Panic. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ. O Pioneers, Ghost Town Trio,

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SATURDAY 28 DVORĂ K CELLO CONCERTO. Young cellist Daniel Mueller-Schott makes his BSO debut. The program also includes Brittenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Four Sea Interludes from the opera Peter Grimes and Elgarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Enigma Variations. 11 A.M., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, baltimoresymphony. org, $20-$60. ELGARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MYSTERY X 2. Peter Oundjian, will lead the BSO in Elgarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Enigma Variations. The performance will also feature Brittenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Four Sea Interludes from his widely acclaimed opera, Peter Grimes. 7 P.M., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, baltimoresymphony.org, $20-$60.

SUNDAY 1 BACH CONCERT SERIES. T. Herbert Dimmock directs Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cantata 29. 4 P.M., Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St., (410) 752-7179, christinnerharbor. org/findex.html, free. ETERNAL REST. Jonathan Moyer plays Suite for Organ, Op. 5; Quatre motets sur des Themes Gregoriens, Op. 10; and Requiem, Op. 9 with Catherine Choi, Robert Cantrell, and Melinda Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal. 4 P.M., Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., (410) (433) 6650, handelchoir.org, begin at $25, students $10. EVENSONG AND CONCERT. Lenten Service of Choral Evensong, followed by a concert featuring the Bethesda Chamber Singers. 4:30 P .M ., St. Bartholomewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave., (410) 945-7263, free. HEATHER Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;DONNELL. The pianist will perform Ives, Schumann, and Debussy. 3 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $15, students and seniors $10. SONGS OF HARRIET TUBMAN . The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra celebrates the life of Ms. Tubman with a concert preceded by a 2 P.M. talk presented by Okoye. 3 P.M., Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins University, Charles and 34th streets, (410) 516-6542, shriverconcerts.org, $10.

TUESDAY 3 FELIX HELL, ORGAN. Part of Old St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuesday Music Series. 12:15-12:45 P.M., Old St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Charles and Saratoga streets, (410) 685-3404, oldstpauls.ang-md.org, free. MOBTOWN MODERNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SEQUENZA-THON. Mobtown Modern offers the chance to see and hear all 14 Berio compositions in one evening. 6:30 P.M., the Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., (410) 783-5720, contemporary.org, $10, students and Contemporary members $5.

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MUSIC OF CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS. Evolution Contemporary Music Series celebrates the music of composer Christopher Theofanidis. Post-concert wine reception. 7 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $15, students $10.


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DANCE & DANCING WEDNESDAY 25 BELLY DANCING. 7:30-8:30 P . M ., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., (410) 627-9357, $10. CHARM CITY SWING LESSONS. 7:30-10:30 P.M., Vietnam Veterans of America, Baltimore Chapter 451, 6401 Beckley St., (443) 928-4797, charmcityswing.com. CONTRADANCING. 8 P.M., Lovely Lane Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St., (410) 366-0808, $12, BFMS members and affiliates $8, full-time students receive a $3 discount.

THURSDAY 26 ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE FUNDAMENTALS. 7 P.M., True Balance Studio, 1021 N. Cathedral St., (410) 800-2812, truebalancestudio.com, $111-$125. NIA MOVEMENT/DANCE CL ASSES. 8-9 P . M ., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., (443) 845-6224, $13 drop-in. TANGO FUSION. 8:30-10 P.M., StudioDNA, 1301 Baylis St., suite # 228, (443) 794-1139, $40 per month or $12 walk-in.

FRIDAY 27 SIZZLIN’ SALSA. 9:30 P.M.-close, Austin Grill, 2400 Boston St., (410) 271-8558, austingrill.com, $10, students $5. STUDIO DNA MILONGA. 9 P.M.-12:30 A.M., the Broom Factory, studio 431, 3500 Boston St., (443) 794-1139, $13, students $10.

SATURDAY 28 CANTON SALSA DANCING. 7:30 P.M.-midnight, Hucka’s Sports Pub, 2324 Boston St., (410) 522-7770, huckassportsbar.com, $10. FAMILY DANCING. 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M., Baltimore Yoga Village, 3000 Chestnut Ave. #15, (410) 6628626, baltimoreyogavillage.com, drop-in $15 with child.

SUNDAY 1 MILONGA “NUEVOS AIRES.” 6:30-9:30 P . M ., Latin Palace, 509 S. Broadway St., (202) 744-8119, latinpalace.com, fontanatango.com, $10, $15 a class.

MONDAY 2 HIP-HOP CLASS. 6:30-8 P.M., Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $15 per class, $90 for all 8 classes. NIA MOVEMENT/DANCE CL ASSES. 8-9 P . M ., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., (443) 845-6224, $13 drop-in.

TUESDAY 3 TUESDAY TANGO PRACTICA. 8-11 P.M., Merritt’s Downtown Athletic Club, 210 E. Centre St., (410) 332-0906, $5.

WEDNESDAY 4 BELLY DANCING. 7:30-8:30 P . M ., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., (410) 627-9357, $10. CHARM CITY SWING LESSONS. 7:30-10:30 P.M., citypaper.com

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BELLY DANCING SHOW. Reservations recommended. Also Saturdays. 10 P.M., Cazbar, 316 N. Charles St., (410) 528-1222, cazbarbaltimore.com.

SATURDAY 28 BALTIMORE BALLET AT THE BMA. Baltimore Ballet presents Les Sylphides and Salome’s Daughters, two exquisite textural pieces. 7:30 P.M., Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (410) 667-7974, artbma. org, $35, children under 12 $25.

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org, $9. BROTHERS OF BAR AZA . Fridays, the Portal, Baltimore’s African-American GLBT Community Center, 2419 Greenmount Ave., suite 4, (410) 962-8838, theportalbmoreonline.org. FREE HIV AND STD TESTING. 5-8 P.M. TuesdaysThursdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, free. HEARTS AND EARS, INC. DROP-IN AND RESOURCE CENTER. 4-9 P.M. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 1-6 P.M. Sundays, Hearts and Ears, Inc., 10 W. Biddle St., suite 1F, (410) 528-0444, heartsandears.org. J.U.M.P. SUPPORT GROUP. 7-8:30 P.M. Thursdays, the Portal, Baltimore’s African-American GLBT Community Center, 2419 Greenmount Ave., suite 4, (443) 803-6909, theportalbmoreonline.org. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. 11:30 A.M. Sundays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org. SAIM - GLBT YOUTH GROUP. 12:30 P.M. Saturdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, free. STONEWALL DEMOCRATS MEETING AND MIXER. 7 P . M . March 4, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance. org, free. TRANS MASCULINE ALLIANCE - SUPPORT GROUP. 6 P . M . Saturdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 8375445, glccb.org. WOMEN OF COLOR - SUPPORT GROUP. 7:30 P.M. Thursdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, free.

STAGE ANCESTRAL VOICES. A.R. Gurney performs a staged reading of his book. 2 P.M. Feb. 28, Theatre Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus, Charles and 34th streets, (410) 516-7159, jhu.edu/~theatre, $10. THE BOOK OF CONDALESTHER. Richard Siegel’s musical. 7 P.M. Feb. 26, Latin Palace, 509 S. Broadway St., (202) 250-9193, latinpalace.com, $15. CLOUD 9. Written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Brad J. Ranno. Through March 8. 8 P.M. FridaysSaturdays, 2 P.M. Sundays, Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., (410) 752-1225, spotlighters.org, $18, seniors and students $15. FABULATION OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE. Written by Lynn Nottage; directed by Jackson Gay. Through March 8. 8 P.M. Wednesdays and Fridays, 7 P.M. Thursdays, 2 and 7 P.M. Saturdays, 2 P.M. Sundays, Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $10-$60. GODSPELL. Opens Feb. 27. Through March 1. 8 P.M. Fridays-Sundays, First United Evangelical Church , 1728 Eastern Ave., (410) 732-7644, $20, opening night reception $35. KILLER JOE. Play by Tracy Letts. Through March 15. 7:30 P.M. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30 P.M. Sundays, Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Ave., (443) 844-9253, singlecarrot.com, $15, students and seniors $10. THE NEARLY NAKED TRUTH. With local troupe Gilded Lily Burlesque and Paco Fish will help you navigate the slippery slopes of sex, drugs, plaid pants, and communism. 8 P.M. Feb. 28, Load Of Fun Studios, 120 W. North Ave., (410) 467-2126, loadoffun.net, $10. OLD TIMES . Drama written by Harold Pinter and

directed by Sharon Weaver. Opens Feb. 27. Through March 29. 8 P.M. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 P.M. Sundays, Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, (410) 563-9135, bcpl.net/~thevag/index.htm, $15. POST-SHOW SHOWCASE CABARET. Presented by the Baltimore Theater Alliance. 6 P.M. March 1, Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., (410) 752-1225, spotlighters.org, $15. SCHOOL: A SHOW AND TELL SERIES. Moderated by Ric Royer. Learn about Michael Kimball author of Dear Everybody. 7 P.M. March 3, Load Of Fun Studios, 120 W. North Ave., loadoffun.net. SIMPATICO. Directed by Joe Martin. 8 P.M. Feb. 27-March 1, Merrick Barn, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus, 34th and Charles streets, (410) 516-7159, $15, seniors $13, Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff, students, and alumni $5. SPRING AWAKENING. Presented by the Mobtown Players, conceived by the late Terry Long, and directed by Matt Bowerman. Through March 14. 8 P.M. FridaysSaturdays, the Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, (410) 367-3057, mobtownplayers. com, $15, students and seniors $12. THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER MEN IN MY WIFE’S BED. 9 Imaginary Cows Theatre Collective presents a play written and directed by Tom Shade and performed by fellow company founders, Temple Crocker, Ben King, and Stephanie Santer. Opens Feb. 26. Through March 7. 8 P.M. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 P.M. March 1, Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., (410) 752-8558, theatreproject. org, $20, seniors and artists $15, students $10. THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES . Students and staff members from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health come together to raise funds and awareness to stop violence

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COMEDY BALTIMORE COMEDY FACTORY, 36 Light St., (410) 547-7798, BaltimoreComedy.com. Roy Wood Jr., Alicia Cooper, and MC Sonny Fuller. 8 P.M. Feb. 26; 8 and 10 P.M. and midnight Feb. 27; 7, 9, and 11 P.M. Feb. 28; $17. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ, 1105 W. 36th St., (410) 8898891, goldenwestcafe.com. Bar Bacon Fun Time Comedy Hour with Jimmy “Valentine” Meyer. 10 P.M. Feb. 27; $5. SIDEBAR, 218 E. Lexington St., (410) 659-4130, sidebartavern.com. Black and Blue Collar Comedy featuring Bill Monaghan, and Matt Stovall. 9 P.M. Feb. 25. STRAND THEATRE, 1823 N Charles St, (443) 874-4719, strandtheatercompany.org. Baltimore Improv Group show. 8 P.M. Feb. 28; $10, students and military $8.

ART AMARANTHINE MUSEUM, 2010 Clipper Park Road, (410) 523-2574, amaranthinemuseum.com. Enigma Variations. An installation by Les Harris. New Views. Rotating Sistine Ceiling Cylinders. AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam.org. The Marriage of Art, Science, and Philosophy. Works by over 100 visionary artists/scientists/inventors and philosophers. Through Sept. 6. AREA 405, 405 E. Oliver St., (410) 528-2101, area405. com. Propositions. Features works by Neal Reinalda, Ding Ren, Glenn Shrum, and Elena Volkova; curated by Stephen G. Dewyer. Through March 29. ART GALLERY OF FELLS POINT, 1716 Thames St., (410) 327-1272, fellspointgallery.org. Reflections of Fells Point. Featuring Bill Jaeger. Through March 29. BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919, baltimoreclayworks.org. An Abundance of Cups. Personal porcelain cups by Deborah Bedwell. Through Feb. 27. Teapots IV. Works by multiple artists jurored by David MacDonald. Through Feb. 27. BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org. African Art Collection. Numbering more than 2,000 objects from ancient Egypt to contemporary Zimbabwean art. Ongoing. A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art. Features the monumental Rinaldo and Armida, one of the world’s finest paintings by Sir Anthony van Dyck, as well as masterpieces by Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin. A Circus Family: Picasso to Léger. See the circus- and bohemian-themed work of artists like Picasso and Léger, featuring more than 80 prints, drawings, paintings, and books. Through May 17. C. GRIMALDIS GALLERY, 523 N. Charles St., (410) 539-1080, cgrimaldisgallery.com. Neil Meyerhoff: New Photographs, Children. Photographs of children that he has taken in Bhutan, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Vietnam, New York, and Maryland. Through Feb. 28. Hidenori Ishii: A little Earthshine. New paintings. Through Feb. 28. CREATIVE ALLIANCE AT THE PATTERSON, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org. Matthew Freel’s Invisible Champion: Jack Johnson.

Matthew Freel’s large scale paintings and small drawings. Opens Feb. 26 (opening reception 5:307:30 P.M. Feb. 26). Through March 14. DEFINITION GALLERY, 1800 Fleet St., (410) 342-0577, definitiongallery.com. 1st Annual Local Artist Group Exhibition. Featuring works by Sylvia Ortiz, Seth Matherine, Art Palmer, George Hagegeorge, Cheryl Fair, Jim Judeikis, Hunter Spanks, and more. Through Feb. 28. DOUGHERTY’S IRISH PUB, 223 W. Chase St., (410) 752-4059. Works by Allison Pasarew. Through March 4 (closing reception 5-7 P.M. March 1). ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY, CENTRAL LIBRARY, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5430, prattlibrary.org/ locations/. Edgar Allan Poe: More Than a Poet. An exhibition of letters, photographs, and other memorabilia. Through April 25. Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books. An exhibition of original illustration art from the Little Golden Books. Opens March 2 (reception with special guests J. P. Leventhal, Bobbie Crosby, and Jane Valentine, the children of Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher of the Little Golden Books 2:30 p.m. March 7). Through May 9. EUBIE BLAKE JAZZ INSTITUTE AND CULTURAL CENTER, 847 N. Howard St., (410) 225-3130, eubieblake.org. Mammy’s, Watermelon and Coons. Explores the impact of stereotypes in a multi-racial society. Through Feb. 28. The Golden Age of Black Broadway: 1890s to 1930s. Explores the construction and emancipation of a race in America. Through Feb. 28. EVERGREEN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, 4545 N. Charles St., (410) 516-0341, museums.jhu.edu/evergreen. It’s a Man’s World: The Collections of Male Garretts. This student-curated focus show on the male collectors of the philanthropic Garrett family. Through March 31. Evergreen as Muse. View unique photographic perspectives of Evergreen’s artistic and architectural riches created by 10 undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins University. Through March 31. GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM, 301 W. Camden St., (410) 625-7060, geppismuseum.com. Barbie: Fifty Fashionable Years. A half century of dream houses, sports cars, fashions and hairstyles, and how Barbara Millicent Roberts affected pop culture. Through May 31. HOMEWOOD MUSEUM, 3400 N. Charles St., (410) 516-5589, jhu.edu/historichouses. Next to Godliness: Cleanliness in Early Maryland. This student curated focus show explores aspects of clean and dirty in the early 19th century. Through March 29. JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND, 15 Lloyd St., (410) 732-6400, jewishmuseummd.org. Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore. Exhibit chronicling the East Baltimore neighborhood from 1900 to today. Ongoing. LOYOLA COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Andrew White Student Center, Loyola College, 4501 N. Charles St., (410) 617-2799, loyola.edu/gallery. Fantastical Imaginings. A traveling exhibition featuring 14 artists. Through March 28 (reception 5 p.m. Feb. 27). LUCINDA GALLERY AND UNIQUE BOUTIQUE, 929 S. Charles St., (410) 727-2782. Looking Back/ Leaping Forward. Retrospective and new art by Kenlynn K. Schroeder. Through March 1. MARYL AND ART PL ACE. 8 Market Place, suite 100, (410) 962-8565, MDartplace.org. Fantastical Imaginings. A traveling exhibition featuring 14 artists. Through March 28 (reception 7 P.M. Feb. 27). MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART, 330 N. Charles St., (410) 685-0300. Member Showcase II. Works of mixed media by 12 artists in the Main Gallery. Through March 1. Mardi Gras Mask Festival. Fundraising event. Through March 22.


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MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 225-2300, mica.edu. Unbroken Thread: Nature Painting and the American Imagination. Works by MICA faculty member Philip Koch. Through March 15. MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, DECKER GALLERY, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 2252300, mica.edu. Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul. The first large-scale retrospective of the local interdisciplinary artist. Through March 15. MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART MOUNT ROYAL STATION, 1400 Cathedral St., (410) 225-2300, mica.edu. Art of Memory. An installation by Seet van Hout in the Middendorf Gallery. Opens Feb. 26. Through March 26. MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, BROWN CENTER, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 223-2300, mica.edu. Artes Liberalis. An exhibit of oil paintings by Uwe Poth in the Rosenberg Gallery. Opens Feb. 26. Through March 26. MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL, 175 W. Ostend St., (410) 767-6555, msac.org. Hand to Frame/Surface to Lens. Curated by Symmes Gardner; with work by Nino Leselidze, Hadieh Shafie, Karen Yasinsky, and Jeffrey Kent. Through April 30. METROPOLITAN COFFEE HOUSE AND WINE BAR, 902 S. Charles St., (410) 234-0235, metrobalto.com. Works by Sophy Tuttle and Davis Haakon Poyner. Through March 30 (opening reception 7 P.M.-2 A.M. Feb. 27). MINAS GALLERY, 815 W. 36th St., (410) 732-4258, minasgalleryandboutique.com. Memoranda. Ruth Pettus’ ink studies are an extension of her “The

Horizon Series.” Through Feb. 28. MOE’S ART & DESIGN, 3000 Druid Park Drive, (410) 466-7278, moesartdesign.com. Black Body Art Show. Maurice Bradford Jr. works in oil paints, acrylic, gouache, and charcoal. 2-10 P.M. Feb. 28. REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM OF MARYLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, 830 E. Pratt St., (410) 767-0473, africanamericanculture. org. Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight for it. In 2004, the Levine Museum of the New South commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1954 decision, Brown vs. Board of Education by creating this traveling exhibit. Through March 1. Sister Soldiers: Black Women and the Modern Military. This art exhibit explores the role of black women in the military from the Civil War to the War on Terror. Through June 14. Lift Every Voice: Photographs of African American Musicians. Russ Moss’ photographs of Maryland African American musicians such as Ruby Glover and Charles Harris. Through March 8. SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER, 1427 Light St., (410) 396-4641, school33.org. Works by Maggie Gourlay. Through Feb. 28. Involving Violence. Curated by Karin Patzke and Carrie Ruckel; includes works by Chicago- and Baltimore-based artists. Through April 11. SHEPPARD PRATT CONFERENCE CENTER, 6501 N. Charles, (410) 938-3900. Love Your Tree. Posters created by Maryland students. Part of National Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention Week. Through Feb. 28. SHERIDAN LIBR ARIES, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., (410) 516-8992. Grauer’s Blue Jay: A Hopkins Tradition. Early drawings and memorabilia of Neil

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set alongside approximately 49 manuscripts and rare books from the Walters' permanent collection. Through May 24. THE WINDUP SPACE, 10-12 W. North Ave., (410) 2448855, thewindupspace.com. Kitchen Sink: 1st Annual Salon Show. An open call exhibition where local and regional artists get to submit anything they would like. Through Feb. 28.

WORDS WEDNESDAY 25 PAUL MCHUGH. The author will be discussing and signing copies of, Try to Remember: Psychiatry’s Clash Over Meaning, Memory, and Mind. 7 P.M., Barnes & Noble, Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 400-4411, free. LESLIE SHERROD. The author discusses Like Sheep Gone Astray. 6 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Northwood branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd., (410) 396-

6076, prattlibrary.org/locations/northwood, free.

THURSDAY 26 “LAST THURSDAY.” Poetry night hosted by author Vickie M. Oliver-Lawson. 7 P . M ., Eubie Blake Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St., (410) 225-3130, eubieblake.org, $3.

FRIDAY 27 THE BALTIMORE CABARET. A group of Baltimore novelists, poets, musicians, videographers, and more perform a fundraiser for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Includes cash bar. 7-11 P.M., Frazier’s on the Avenue, 919 W. 36th St., (410) 662-4914, fraziersontheavenue.com, tannertoys. com $15, students $10.

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CELEBRATION. With 100 years of the NAACP. Noon, Barnes and Noble, 601 E. Pratt St., (410) 385-1709, bn.com, free. PICTURE BOOKS. William Henry Lewis leads a workshop on creating written pieces inspired by works of African-American artists. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org, $120, BMA members $75. MARK WALSTON. The author signs Historic Photos of Baltimore. 1 P . M ., Barnes and Noble, 601 E. Pratt St., (410) 385-2086, bn.com, free.

MONDAY 2 MICHAEL SRAGOW. Baltimore Sun movie critic will be discussing and signing copies of Victor Fleming - An American Movie Master. 7 P.M., Barnes & Noble - Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 833-5151, free. VERBATIMONDAYS OPEN MIC POETRY.WithhostRebecca Dupas. Peace and a Cup of Joe Cafe,713 W. Pratt St.,(410) 2448858, peaceandacupofjoe.com, $10, performers $7.

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TUESDAY 3 FOLLOW THE BUFFALO WRITING WORKSHOP. A critique-style writing workshop for writers and any with a taste for critique. 8-11 P.M., El Rancho Grandé, 3608 Falls Road, (443) 977-8716, myspace.com/itsabigranch.

WEDNESDAY 4 DR. ROBIN GOLDSTEIN. The doctor will be discussing and signing The New Parent Answer Book. 7 P.M., Barnes & Noble, Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 662-5850, free.

BENEFITS THURSDAY 26 THE BLACK HERITAGE GALA. A chance to learn more about black life and culture in Baltimore and across the region. Proceeds go to Mount Royal Elementary and Middle School. 7-10 P.M., Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 685-5086, lyricoperahouse.com, $10, $7 advance.

endangered Rockfish. 6:30-9 P.M. March 4, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 E. Pratt St., (410) 576-3800, aqua.org, $75, members $65. STITCH-N-KNIT. Bring your knitting, crocheting or cross-stitching projects to trade tips and techniques. 11 A.M. Feb. 28, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Light Street branch, 1251 Light St., (410) 396-1096, prattlibrary. org/locations/lightstreet, free. TWO B&O R AILROAD MUSEUM BIR THDAY CELEBRATIONS. 10 A.M.-4 P.M. Feb. 27-28, 11 A.M.-4 P.M. March 1, B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2490, borail.org, $14, children $8, seniors $12. U.S. POST OFFICE STAMP UNVEILING. The U.S. Post Office unveils its Civil Rights stamp series and Abraham Lincoln stamp. 11 A.M. Feb. 25, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (410) 767-0473, africanamericanculture.org, free with admission. WAVERLY FARMERS’ MARKET. Vendors come from all over the Mid-Atlantic featuring everything from breads and produce, to ethnic foods and plants. 7 A.M.noon Saturdays, Waverly’s Farmer Market, E. 32nd and Barclay streets, 32ndstreetmarket.org, free.

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CHILI COOK-OFF. Chili chefs cook to win the Top Chili Chef with celebrity judges Mary K. Zajac and Leah Eskin. Benefits the historic Roland Park Fire House Home for Heroes Campaign. 5-8 P.M., St. David’s Church, 4700 Roland Ave., (410) 494-0125, krculotta@ msn.com, $10, family $50.

EX TENDED MUSEUM HOURS AND CHRIS ROBERTS-ANTIEAU CHITCHAT. Plus, join fabric artist Chris Roberts-Antieau for a conversation in the Joy America Café 6:30-8 P.M., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam. org, free with admission and for members. IN HER SHOES . An interactive workshop simulating the roles of a victim and her abuser in the situation of domestic violence. Ellyn Loy from the House of Ruth, Maryland will facilitate the program. Part of the Johns Hopkins University V-Day 2009 Campaign. Lunch will be served. 12:15 P.M., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., son.jhmi.edu. “THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY: BEHIND THE MIRRORS AND UNFILTERED.” Ryan Coffman, a Tobacco Treatment Specialist from a DC metro area hospital will expose the past, present, and future of one of the world’s most controversial and influential companies. 7 P.M., Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St., (410) 230-0450, redemmas.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTS FESTIVAL. A performance of Margaret Locklear’s The Belly of a Woman. City Paper is a media sponsor. 8 P.M. Feb. 25, UB Student Center’s Performing Arts Theater, University of Baltimore, Maryland and Mount Royal avenues, ubalt.edu/studentcenter, free. AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY FESTIVAL AT THE WALTERS. A modern Harlem Renaissance with music, historical exhibits, and dance performances celebrating African-Americans’ past, present, and future. 10 A.M.-4 P.M. Feb. 28, Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org, free. AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL SHOW. 10 A.M.-9 P.M. Feb. 27, 10 A.M.-6 P.M. Feb. 28, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. March 1, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., (800) 836-3470, $14, $20 for a 2-day pass. BL ACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE LEXINGTON MARKET. With school performances, exhibits, music, and artisans. Through Feb. 28. Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., (410) 685-6169, lexingtonmarket. com, free. BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER OPEN STUDIO DAY. Local and regional artists showcase their original works, plus tours the renovated tower. 1-5 P.M. Feb. 28, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw St., (443) 874-3596, bromoseltzerartstower.com. RESTAURANT NIGHT. Students from the NAF’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism will prepare a three course meal in the Café Aroma cafeteria. 5:30 P.M. Feb. 25, National Academy Foundation High School, 1100 Covington St., (443) 984-1593, nafbaltimore.org, $10, reservations recommended. 8MINUTEDATING. Singles will participate in eight dates lasting eight minutes each. 7 P.M. March 2, Five Seasons Restaurant, 830 Guilford Ave., (443) 9349790, the5seasons.com, 8MinuteDating.com, $35. ROCKFISH: A TALE OF REPLENISHMENT. Chefs demonstrate how to cook locally caught, previously-

FRIDAY 27 FREE SPANISH CL ASS. 6-7:30 P.M., the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St., (410) 235-2210, registration fee $10.

SATURDAY 28 CONNECTING THROUGH CONUNDRUMS. Scented papermaking workshop noon-1 P.M. and Phantom Limb sewing seminar and knitting lessons 2-3 P.M. working through the working processes of art Laure Drogoul. With gallery tours. Maryland Institute College of Art Fox Building Galleries, 1303 Mount Royal Ave., (410) 225-2300, mica.edu. ELECTRONIC SEWING AND LED ACCESSORIES WITH BONNIE CRAWFORD KOTULA. Students will learn about simple electronic circuits, and how to make these circuits with alternative materials. Each student will bring a personal garment or accessory to modify with tiny lights and safe low voltage “button” batteries. You must register in advance. 2-5 P.M., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam.org, $35, members $20. ILLUMINATED HATS WORKSHOP WITH NANA citypaper.com

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PROJECTS. Make your own hat to show off at the AfterGlow Party on March 28 or just for fun with wire, cloth, hot glue, and LED lights. Must register in advance. 10 A . M .-1 P . M ., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam. org, $35, members $20. OPENSTREETMAP MAPPING PARTY. OpenStreetMap is a grassroots effort to create a free, open digital map of the world, adding another crucial piece of the digital information commons outside the control of corporate interests like Google. 10 A.M., Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St., (410) 230-0450, redemmas.org.

THURSDAY 26 FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ON BARACK OBAMA. On the Potomac Productions premiere in the Health and Human Services Building at Coppin State University. 6-8 P.M., Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Ave., (443) 984-3766, coppin.edu/chcdc. “POE THROUGH FILM.” A free film and discussion series examining adaptations of Poe stories. 6-8 P.M., the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St., (410) 2352210, registration fee $10.

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St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, $15-$41. MULTI-CULTURAL TOT SHABBAT. 1:15-1:45 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Light Street branch, 1251 Light St., (410) 396-1096, prattlibrary.org/locations/lightstreet, free.

SUNDAY 1 SATURDAY 28 DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE: SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS. 7 P.M., Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, $15-$41. DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES: THE LUCK OF THE DRAGON. Celebrate Chinese New Year with dragon sculptures, good luck gifts, and shadow puppets. 10 A.M.-3 P.M., Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org.

MONDAY 2

AUDITION TECHNIQUE. Professional actress Libya Pugh teaches aspiring performers how to pick the right material, find work and market themselves. 8-9:30 P.M., Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $200 plus $50 enrollment fee. TOON VERHOFF. Dutch abstract painter Toon Verhoff presents a survey of his work in Falvey Hall. Noon, Maryland Institute College of Art, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 223-2300, mica.edu, free.

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2009 FOREIGN AFFAIRS SYMPOSIUM. Lecture by New York Times chief White House correspondent David Sanger. 8 P.M., Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus, 34th and Charles streets, (443) 287-9960, free. “YOUNG BRAHMS AND VEILED SYMPHONIES.” A talk by Ray Sprenkle who is a composer, historian and lecturer. 5:30 P.M., Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins University, Charles and 34th streets, (410) 5167164, shriverconcerts.org, Free, reservations required.

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BLACK TO OUR ROOTS: Award-winning film screening and premier with a marketplace with Diasporic cuisine and an Afrobeat DJ. Panel discussion with Ras Tre Subira and live reggae by Proverbs and guests. Dinner sold separately. Part of Black History Month. 8:30 P.M., Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, $12, members $10, $10 advance, $8 members advance.

SATURDAY 28 A SAVE VS. POISON PRODUCTION: TWIN PEAKS/ DAVID LYNCHFEST (VOL. 4 YEAR 7). A musical and visual tribute to director David Lynch featuring live bands (Bene Gesserit Witch, Chug-a-Lug Donna, Mark Ultra, the John Merrick Experience, and DJ Diane) performing his soundtracks, coffee and donuts and pie, owls, the Miss Twin Peaks contest, and more. Presented by East Coat Bookhouse Boys. 8 P.M., the Windup Space, 10-12 W. North Ave., (410) 812-1502, thewindupspace.com, $5.

MONDAY 2 CAMM CINE LOUNGE. Bring your new film or work in progress (max length 15 minutes) and have a critical conversation with peers. Plus, tips and stuff. 7 P.M., Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, $8, members $6.

THURSDAY 26 “NET IMPACT: MARKETING IN THE DIGITAL ERA.” 8:30 A.M., University of Baltimore, William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 837-4973, ubalt.edu, $30, alumni, faculty, staff $20, students $5. “THE CUBAN GUY.” The University of Baltimore’s Student Events Board will host a talk by Andres Lara. 3:30 P.M., University of Baltimore, William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 8374680, ubalt.edu, free.

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SUNDAY 1 DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE: SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS. 7 P.M., Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, $15-$41. FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS. Features sketching tours, hands-on art workshops, gallery tours, and more. 2 P.M., Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org, free. MUSICAL MYSTERY TOUR. This children’s concert features members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a musical exploration for ages 7-12. 3:30 P.M., Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., (443) 759-3309, secondpresby.org, free, no tickets, donations accepted.

TUESDAY 3 CHILDREN’S STORY TIME. 10:30 A.M., Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 662-5850, free. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Includes stories, music, science activities, and hands on games. 11 A.M., Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., (410) 685-5225, mdsci.org. SILLY WILLY CIRCLE TIME. Sing alongs and storytelling by Canadian author, Robert Munsch. 11:30 A.M., Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, (410) 727-8120, portdiscovery.org, free with admission.

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WEDNESDAY 25 DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE: SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS. 7 P.M., Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, $15-$41.

CLUTTER-ERS ANONYMOUS 12 STEP MEETING. 7-8 P.M., Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton, 5315 Harford Road, free.

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SUNDAY 1 GROUP SUPPORT FOR JOB SEEKERS. Stress reduction. 8:30-10:30 A.M., breathe books, 810 W. 36th St., (410) 467-0842, breathebooks.com.

MONDAY 2 INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE. For seniors and lowto-middle income individuals, presented by trained volunteers from AARP. 10:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Walbrook branch, 3203 W. North Ave., (410) 396-0935, prattlibrary.org/locations/walbrook, free.

AFRICAN TALKIN’ DRUM. Storyteller Bunjo Butler presents “educatainment” in the African oral tradition. 12:30 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Orleans Street Branch, 1303 Orleans St., (410) 396-0970, prattlibrary. org, free. 6:30 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Govans branch, 5714 Bellona Ave., (410) 396-6098, prattlibrary. org/locations/govans, free. DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE: SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS. 7 P.M., Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, $15-$41. THRIFTY THURSDAY. Enjoy a discount admission of $6. 1-4:30 P.M., Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, (410) 727-8120, portdiscovery.org.

PRE-NATAL YOGA. 5-6:15 P.M., Charm City Yoga Fells Point, 901 Fell St., (310) 276-9642, charmcityyoga.com, $15. TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO. 5:30-7 P.M., and Tuesdays, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3009 Greenmount Ave., (410) 560-2838.

FRIDAY 27 HATHA YOGA BASICS. 10-11:30 A.M., Baltimore Yoga Village, 3000 Chestnut Ave. #15, (410) 662-8626, baltimoreyogavillage.com.

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TUESDAY 3 FRIDAY 27 SMALL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. Noon, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Light Street branch, 1251 Light St., (410) 3961096, prattlibrary.org/locations/lightstreet, free.

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LOVE YOU DAY. Family event with cooking demos and activities to promote health and a positive self image; part of American Heart Month. Noon-4 P.M., Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., (410) 685-5225,

PRE-NATAL YOGA. 4:30-5:45 P.M., Charm City Yoga, 107 E. Preston St., (410) 234-8967, charmcityyoga.com, $15 drop-in, $70 for 5 classes, $125 for 10 classes. YOGA NIDRA. 12:30 P.M.-1:45 P.M., Quantum Yoga and Wellness, 6080 Falls Road, (443) 722-0189, quantumyoga.com, by donation.

MONDAY 2 THE LAST DRUG: SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES. Quit smoking is a confidential and supportive group setting. 5:30 P.M., Chase Brexton Health Services, 1001 Cathedral St., (410) 837-2050, chasebrexton.org, free. TAI CHI CLASSES. For health and relaxation. 7:45 P.M., St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul St., (410) 296-4944. TAI CHI FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. For health and relaxation. 12:30 P.M., Senior Network of North Baltimore, 5828 York Road, (410) 323-7131.

TUESDAY 3 CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS. 8-9:15 P.M., Church of the Redeemer, 5603 Charles St., (410) 262-2223, free. TUESDAY TALK. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the Baltimore City Health Commissioner, speaks about the leading health challenges in Baltimore, and how the city is responding. A light breakfast is available. 8:45 A.M., Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., (410) 685-5225, mdsci.org, free with registration.

SPORTS & RECREATION THURSDAY 26 FROM ROOKIE TO RETIREMENT: THE NFL UNIVERSE IN THE NEW ECONOMY. Baltimore Ravens president, Richard Cass, leads a discussion of the economic lives of professional athletes. 10 A.M., the University of Baltimore School of Law Art Gallery, Law School Lobby, Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room, free with registration.

FRIDAY 27 SENIOR FRIENDLY FRIDAYS. With activities like water aerobics, line dancing, performers, art lessons, and more. 11 A.M.-4 P.M., Patterson Park Recreation Center, 2601 E. Baltimore St., (410) 396-9156, pattersonpark. com/Activities/recreationcenter.html.

SATURDAY 28 MORNING CANOE ESCAPE. View the downtown skyline and the Hanover Street Bridge. Pre-registration required at least 24 hours in advance; for ages 7 and up. 10 A.M., Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave., (410) 396-0440, $5.

SUNDAY 1 VELOCIPEDE SUNDAY SHOP. Shop gives old bikes an extreme build-over when volunteers gather to get these bad boys up, running, and ready for resale at moderate prices. 2-6 P.M., Velocipede Bike Project, 4 W. Lanvale St., velocipedebikeproject.org, monthly membership $33 or three volunteer hours. ■


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the star of three of his four outer-boroughs-set features, including The Yards and We Own the Night. Here he finally gives Phoenix a part that makes the most of his wounded quality, a protagonist who wins empathy even as he’s making dubious decisions. But despite Gray’s impeccable mise en scene and good performances all around, the central triangle feels dubious, and the movie ultimately follows. (Lee Gardner) Opens Feb. 27 at the Charles Theatre.

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BEDTIME STORIES Disney’s latest live-action feature is a typically wide-eyed, PG-rated family flick about magic and imagination. Bedtime Stories charms with its inventive fantasy premise, as the stories Skeeter (Adam Sandler) tells his niece and nephew begin mysteriously coming true, and it’s to the movie’s credit that it expends no energy trying to explain or justify the fantasy device. At its best, not even cheap CGI or the most contrived speech impediment in child actor history can stall the flick, and Brit comic Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), though also accustomed to working blue, easily outshines Sandler in a small supporting role. (AS) At Beltway Movies 6. BRIDE WARS Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Ann Hathaway), friends since they were children, live and love in New York. When they each get engaged, first, they scream, and, second, they take a meeting with wedding planner queen bitch Marion St. Claire (Candice Bergen.) After dress shopping and buying every wedding magazine published, they discover their June weddings at the Plaza—which they have dreamed about, like, forever—erroneously got booked on the, gasp, same day. Their relationship suffers tension so thick you could cut it with a silver-plated knife wrapped with a colored silk bow and they break up. They fight dirty and mastermind sneak attacks on the other’s special day and take it all seriously so we don’t have to. (WW) At Beltway Movie 6. CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) has run into a bit of bad luck. The home and garden magazine she writes for has just shut down, and she can’t afford to pay her rent. Instead of adopting a frugal lifestyle, however, she continues to frequent sample sales and a variety of designer-clothing boutiques. She simply can’t stop shopping, and her addiction to buying new clothes is so bad that the mannequins have even started talking to her. It’s ironic, then, when she gets a job working at a business magazine and launches a column about how to stay out of debt. It’s inevitable that her inability to control her own spending habits will be exposed and undo the celebrity status she attains through her column. Based on the Sophie Kinsella novel, P.J. Hogan’s movie has some good moments, mostly because Fisher is so adept at physical comedy, tripping and flinging herself around relentlessly. But it quickly fizzles as it takes on a more serious tone and develops the rather routine love story between Rebecca and her editor Luke (Hugh Dancy). (JN) CORALINE Wonderfully dark and amazingly tactile, the animated Coraline, based on the Neil Gaiman children’s book, follows the titular little girl (voiced by Dakota Fanning) whose move with her parents into an old, pink Victorian in the forest of Ashland, Ore., spurs an adventure into another realm where she must use her wit and courage to save not just herself, but her parents and even the spirits of chil-

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HOTEL FOR DOGS An abandoned building that’s become home to a group of wayward canines,the“hotel”in director Thor Freudenthal’s feature-length debut is virtually a character in itself. That’s where Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin), two young orphans, set up an assortment of contraptions that enable the dogs to entertain themselves in the absence of their surrogate owners. While it might seem like the perfect opportunity to use computer-generated graphics to show the dogs doing an amazing array of tricks, that’s not the case here, as a group of professional dog trainers trained the creatures to strut their stuff without imposing too many human qualities. As a result, the movie’s unabashed charm—as well as the fact that not a single dog dies— distinguishes it from the slew of recent dog flicks. (JN) INKHEART Nine years ago, Mo Folchart (Brendan Fraser) discovered that he could bring literary characters to life simply by reading aloud from books. The price: for anyone he brings into our world, someone from ours has to vanish into the book. That’s how he lost his wife, and he and his daughter, Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett), have been searching for a way to bring her back ever since, while trying to stay two steps ahead of the villainous Capricorn (Andy Serkis)--the first character Mo summoned. A fascinating premise for a movie, but the execution is dull and lacks any sense of fun. (CH) At Muvico Egyptian 24.

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HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU Director Ken Kwapis’ thoughtful take on the 2004 self-help book of the same name stars Drew Barrymore as Mary, an ad rep for Baltimore’s gay paper (get it? Mary?). Yeah, HJNTIY’s love, loss, and conversation takes place in Baltimore’s tony rowhouses, slick lofts, and cobblestones, although you might not recognize it much. The strong and handsome ensemble here never astounds through HJNTIY’s collection of dovetailing stories, and while its plunge into dating and mating isn’t world-shattering, it is entertaining and, although almost too good looking, not too far away from our own relationship backyard. (WW)

GRAN TORINO GRAN TORINO Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is an implacable Korean War veteran and retired autoworker mourning the recent death of his wife. He doesn’t really understand the modern American society that has, it seems, suddenly sprung up around his neighborhood in the guise of the Hmong families, who represent the new face of his block. When a straight-laced Hmong boy from next door, Thao (Bee Vang), is bullied by his gangbanger cousin into trying to steal Walt’s pristine ’72 Ford Gran Torino, it sets off a chain of events that leads Walt and Thao’s family into the arena of uneasy friendship. What these characters share is an ability to fill the voids left by absent—emotionally or physically—sons and fathers. Whatever else Gran Torino is or isn’t, it’s at least a master class in the irascibility that Eastwood has perfected over his 50-plus years in showbiz. (RB) HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29 In this documentary about the legendary 1968 Harvard vs. Yale football game, director Kevin Rafferty depicts the Harvard Crimson as hard-scrabble working-class underdogs and the Yale Bulldogs as a bunch of overconfident privileged legacies. Both entered the game undefeated, but Yale was favored. Rafferty mixes footage of the game with talking-head interviews with the players from both teams, and this format feels tired and uninspired. Made for Harvard and Yale alumni. (AD) At the Charles Theatre through Feb. 26.

THE INTERNATIONAL This glibly plotted, elaborately staged thriller teams a Manhattan district attorney (Naomi Watts) with a British Interpol agent (Clive Owen) targeting a global bank with a frightening fiscal reach and political acumen, willing to kill and scheme to maintain profits and control. The International aims for that heady paranoia of American 1970s flicks, but only its posh settings— bouncing from Berlin to Lyon to Luxembourg to Milan and New York—and director Tom Tykwer’s compelling action staging, such as a taut shootout in the Guggenheim Museum, give it any life. (BM) MARLEY & ME The Marley & Me constructed by director David Frankel is conventional to the point of generic, a contemporary Norman Rockwell vision enlivened only by the eponymous dog and the chaos he leaves in his wake. John (Owen Wilson) and wife Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) are so bland, their challenges so commonplace, that they need the anarchy of the Labrador retriever who will not be tamed—or shamed—to shake them out of their comfort zone. But in adapting the best-selling 2005 memoir, screenwriters Scott Frank and Don Roos keep this exuberant dog on a very tight leash. (SD) At Beltway Movies 6. MILK The first half of director Gus Van Sant’s moving portrait of assassinated activist Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, is a fascinating mix of archival


FILM CLIPS C O N T I N U E D footage, historical re-enactment, and bravura acting. It’s a disarmingly effective structure, juxtaposing the lead’s horrible fate against Van Sant’s irrepressibly lively picture of Milk moving from New York to San Francisco in 1970 with his partner (James Franco), opening a camera store, becoming a local activist for both gay and basic human rights, and his first few unsuccessful runs for public office. Once Milk enters public office it becomes a much more conventional movie; throughout, though, it’s anchored by Penn’s remarkably mimetic performance and Emile Hirsch’s even better Cleve Jones. Solid. (BM) MY BLOODY VALENTINE Praise the horror movie gods! My Bloody Valentine 3D makes murder and mayhem fun again, proving not all remakes have to suck. The script is a reasonably engaging “whodunit” that actually spends a little time on character development. Bloody also boasts a solid cast, including genre veteran Tom Atkins in a nice supporting role. It is unapologetically violent and includes a completely gratuitous nude scene, but unlike Saw and other recent so-called torture-porn horror, you won’t feel like you need to take a shower after you leave the theater. Horror fans should eat this one up like a box of chocolates. (RI) NEW IN TOWN Lucy Hill (Renee Zellweger) is on the fast track to a VP seat at her Miami-based corporation, but when she’s sent to New Ulm, Minn., to downsize and eventually shutter a union plant, she begins to question everything she believes about the value of the working man. En route, New in Town shamelessly plays to blue-collar families’ fears of corporate America’s seeming indifference to their survival. The filmmakers blatantly pander to slogans over substance, and as much as the movie argues that corporate America is evil, the solution it offers is that corporations are expected to be socialist, but the working men and women of America are not. (CH) NOTORIOUS Just who is this Notorious B.I.G. biopic for? Director George Tillman Jr. literally puts everything already known about the preternaturally gifted MC Christopher Wallace (Jamal Woolard, who has Biggie’s gentle grace, sense of humor, and goofy way with the

ladies down) into a made-for-TV special: growing up a smart kid under the watchful eye of a single mother (Angela Bassett) in Brooklyn, turning to drug dealing early to make that cash, rapping on the side, doing a jail bid, honing his rhyme skills, and meeting up with Sean Combs in early ’90s New York to bring East Coast rap back to the top of the pops. And while Notorious is certainly faithful to how people remember this era, it never offers more insight into the MC than can’t be gleaned from close listenings to the two flawless albums he recorded before he was gunned down March 9, 1997. Pass. (BM) PAUL BLART: MALL COP The titular loser is played by sitcom star Kevin James, and for its first half the picture relies on the delusional security guard’s power trips for laughs. But behind the silly mustache and the Segway he wheels around the shopping center, James is constitutionally incapable of coming across unlikable. So Blart’s inevitable transformation from underdog to hero, as he attempts to foil a robbery of the mall, feels more plausible than it should. And as James throws his rotund frame into action, Mall Cop transitions from mundane patrolling to exploding cop movie clichés almost as entertainingly as Hot Fuzz. One of the more tolerable lowbrow laughers in recent memory. (AS) THE PINK PANTHER 2 A group of international investigators come together to catch a world-renowned treasure thief who has come out of hiding for the first time in decades to steal the Pink Panther, a huge pink diamond. Steve Martin returns to his comedic roots of physical comedy, silly accents, and misunderstandings as Inspector Clouseau, and he’s teamed with some equally inept international detectives: Ponton (Jean Reno), Vicenzo (Andy Garcia), Pepperidge (Alfred Molina), Kenji (Yuki Matsuzaki), and the stunning Aishwarya Rai as Sonia. The movie’s colors are nice, but chasing after the bad guy while tripping up, falling down, flirting with your assistant, and disappointing your country feels a little too close for comfort. Much like the dream team, here’s a group of supposed talents pissing it all away. (WW) PUSH Looks great, utterly vacuous: Clairvoyants,

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TWILIGHT Director Catherine Hardwicke and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg ruin the perfectly beautiful magic of Stephenie Meyers’ book, and even the most aflutter young nerdlette who swoons into the theater to see Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) lustily, but chastely, work his vampire magic on distraught young Bella (Kristen Stewart) will be sorely disappointed in this astonishingly horrible movie. Twilight is so leaden with angsty melodrama that by its midpoint, Bella’s incessant sighing, Edward’s awkward stoicism, and their utter lack of onscreen chemistry has become so ridiculous that you have to laugh. Unfortunately, the midpoint is an hour in. Oh, did I neglect to mention the whole vampire thing? So did the filmmakers. (JF) At Beltway Movies 6.

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS Director Patrick Tatopolous makes this prequel to the previous two Underworld movies seem like some kind of Holocaust drama. Not that a movie about werewolves rising up against their cruel vampire masters can’t or shouldn’t play it straight, but it requires a deft touch that Tatopolous lacks. So when the movie awkwardly becomes an alle-

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TAKEN Liam Neeson shoots, beats, maims, stabs, cons, tortures, and otherwise kills a seemingly endless stream of bad guys on his way through Paris’ sex-trafficking underground to save his daughter in this Luc Bessonproduced action thriller directed by Pierre Morel. As an action flick, it’s a decidedly reactionary and rote exercise in the sort of moral superiority in a foreign land more indicative of a previous presidential administration. As saucily overcooked melodrama, though, Taken’s expressing a father’s undying love for his daughter as a homicidal rampage is a real hoot. (BM)

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TWO FOR THE LOAD My boyfriend of 16 months and I have a great relationship. He loves my blowjobs, but he will not kiss me if I have his come in my mouth. It grosses him out. We have talked about this, and he won’t even try. I have no problem if he kisses me after going down on me. I just want him to try. Is there something wrong with asking him to taste himself? I do it all the time and love it. M ISSING K ISSES It’s funny your question—with its hint of gay panic— should arrive today. I’ve been on vacation with the family all week snowboarding in beautiful British Columbia, and what I enjoy most—besides the snowboarding and the half-naked, fully stoned Australian snowboard instructors lolling around in hot tubs at the end of the day—is watching the straight boys who refuse to sit four to a chairlift. They want to ride up alone or ride up two at a time on a four-seater with two empty seats between ’em. They seem to think gayness can be contracted through thigh-to-thigh contact. Which it can. Now, MK, there’s kissing someone with your come on her breath and then there’s kissing someone with your come in her mouth. It sounds like you’re interested in the latter, which makes it sound like you’re interested in passing some of your boyfriend’s load into his mouth— i.e., snowballing—and not simply being rewarded with a kiss, his come on your breath, for a blowjob well-done. And that’s an entirely different wad of spunk. Just because you enjoy tasting yourself on his lips, doesn’t mean your boyfriend will enjoy or should have to enjoy mouthing his own load. First, there’s a significant difference in volume and consistency between you kissing his glazed lips and him eating his own spunk. And then there’s this: After a woman comes, MK, she’s still in a groove, still capable of more orgasms, still cranked up. After ejaculating, a man is essentially uncranked. He’s not capable of another orgasm (not right away, anyway)—he’s been knocked out of his groove. So even if the idea of snowballing appeals to a man as you’re blowing him, it might not hold the same appeal the moment after he comes. Some men are afraid of tasting their own come because they believe that doing so, like sitting too close on a chairlift, can turn a guy gay. And it’s not an unreasonable fear: Not because it will turn a guy gay, but because, judging from my mail, a lot of women are convinced that any man who would taste his own come must secretly be gay. It’s possible that your boyfriend is dying to taste himself, MK, but like the boys on the chairlifts, is afraid of getting a reputation if he goes ahead with this and you blab about it to your friends.

I am at a heavy-metal show at a dive bar as I write this. There are tons of guys I consider hot here, 98 percent of whom, I’m sure, are straight. But I got a vibe off this one guy. This is such a macho environment, though, that there’s a considerable amount of danger in asking the question, “So, you gay?” I remember an episode of Law and Order where Jerry Orbach tried to determine if a suspect was in AA by asking a secret question. Something like, “Are you a friend of Bill W.?” The idea was that the question was innocuous if you weren’t in AA. Since you are the king of “santorum” and “pegging” and “saddlebacking,” I thought maybe you could invent a secret question for masculine gay men in masculine environments. Something like, “Hey, do you like to barbecue?” So how ’bout it? Can you declare the official secret are-you-a-masculine-gay-guy question? M EN A RE C UTE H OT O BJECTS

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The best I could come up with on my own, MACHO, was this: “A Little Night Music—original Broadway cast recording or original London cast?” But that line will get your ass kicked in a lot of gay bars—as I know from bitter experience. So let’s toss this out to my readers, the folks who came up with the definitions for “santorum,” “pegging,” and “saddlebacking”: OK, gang, we’re looking for an innocuous question that 1) all fags everywhere would know the answer to, but 2) no straight guys anywhere would. My long-suffering interns—their uniforms chafe—await your suggested questions at mail@savagelove.net.

I had to refrain from opening this with “Hey, Asshole!” (oops, guess I kind of just did) after reading your advice to Sex Best One On One, the woman who married a man who warned her that he could not be monogamous and who then realized she couldn’t share him. While I agree with your assessment of SBOOO’s husband—up-front, honest—your assessment of SBOOO is obviously influenced by your need to have a good rant at polyamory-unfriendly marriage counselors, family, friends, and the world at large. SBOOO does not have to apologize for who she is (not as willing to do long-term nonmonogamy as previously thought) to elitist, more-liberated-than-thou jerk-offs (hint: you!) after giving it a good fucking try (12 times!). Pun intended. L OVING T ORONTO R EADER

I am a polyamorist. I am always up-front with my partners about this, especially if I want to get serious with them. So many people seem to say that they are fine with it out of some kind of misguided assumption that they can eventually change my mind. You know, “Polyamory isn’t real; it’s just a phase!” You know, like being gay. I just wanted to say thank you for your reply to SBOOO! I couldn’t have said it better myself. That was an absolutely fantastic response. Just like you said, counselors (and for that matter, family members) always see the polyamorist as the bad guy, unreasonably refusing to take the simple easy route of strict monogamy. It was really nice to finally have someone stand up for us. Thank you! While I’m sure you enjoy positive feedback, saying thank you is cheap. A lot of times you plug various charities and causes in your column, is there any group you’d like me to donate to as a more concrete symbol of my appreciation?

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L ONGTIME F AN Some folks think I was too hard on SBOOO, some think I was just hard enough. Like I said in my original response, I intentionally came down hard on SBOOO to compensate for the vast and overwhelming majority of advice professionals who would, per LF, side aggressively with her because a nonmonogamous partner—even an honest one like SBOOO’s mate—is always perceived as the bad guy. For the record: I am not biased toward nonmonogamy. But I do think monogamous people should be with each other and should refrain from marrying folks who are self-aware enough to inform them in advance that they don’t think they’re capable of being monogamous. Some folks who wrote in about my advice for SBOOO raised a good point: I should have come down on the husband as well. If nonmonogamy was a deal breaker for him, then he was a fool to marry SBOOO before verifying her ability to be nonmonogamous. Agreed. So, for the record: SBOOO’s husband? You’re an idiot, too. Finally, LF, I’m always happy to see money go to Planned Parenthood. ■ Download the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at thestranger.com/savage. E-mail: mail@savagelove.net

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NOW HIRING Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MD-2364

POST OFFICE HIRING NATIONALLY! Avg. pay $20/hr, $57K/yr, incl. Federal Benefits, OT. Optional feebased test prep materials, not affiliated with the US Postal Service. 1-866-616-7019 (AAN CAN) RESTAURANT

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Correct Rx is also seeking a PHARMACY TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR (prior experience as a supervisor required), PHARMACY TECHNICIANS and DATA ENTRY TECHNICIANS whom have National Certification or Maryland Registration. Preference is given to data entry technicians who have previous prescription computer entry and Long Term Care experience.

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We are seeking experienced Baristas for our location at Fort Meade. Shift hours are Monday - Friday 5:30 am to 2 pm Also seeking Night Cashier also needed Sunday Thursday 10 pm to 6 am Benefits and uniforms are included Own transportation is highly desired For government facilities in Fort Meade, MD. You MUST be a U.S. Citizen and pass a background check

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UTILITY / DINING ROOM SERVERS The Maples of Towson Assisted Living is looking for P/T Utility workers and Dining Room servers for weekday & weekend work. Must be able to work a flexible schedule. Interested parties please call 410-296-8900 or stop by to fill out an application @ 7925 York Rd. Towson, MD 21204 SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE

MOVING CO. Looking for Cust Serv/Sales Rep. Must have ppl skills, hard worker, quick learner. 410-536-0914 x 19 Sarah@1movers.com SALES/MARKETING

EXECUTIVE LEVEL INCOME Working from home. No travel required. CALL 1-800-645-1296

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COMMERCIAL CLEANING CO Seeking Sales Reps in your area. Great Commissions. 1-888-904-7616 SALES

RESIDUAL SALES INCOME Work from Home, F/T, P/T, Contacting Law Firms in Maryland. Email resume to: Sales@legalpapers.net or fax 410-823-1649 www.legalpapers.net STYLIST

HAIR 2000 Talented Stylist to join our team. Exp. in coloring & highlights. Grt'd Salary & Bene. Call 410-207-8336

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EARN EXECUTIVE LEVEL INCOME Working from home. Free 2-min msg. 1-800-224-5977 Don't believe…don't call!

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H;I;7H9>  M;BBD;II Do it for a good cause! The ad in City Paper has been amazing! We get 40 to 60 people calling per edition. Close to 40% of them go through the study. We actually have a waiting list of people who want to get into the center!

Algorithme Pharma is currently seeking men and women, nonsmokers and light-smokers, ages 18 and older, to participate in a research study of known medications. You could receive from $700 to $4,000* in compensation as well as study-related medical evaluation at no cost.

-Dr. Alberto Yataco International Research Center

* Compensation based on the completed study, length of stay and number of return visits. Several studies are available.

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To place your ad for clinical trials, employment or health care opportunities, call Leslie at 443-452-1534.

COUPLES NEEDED!

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Type II Diabetic

â&#x20AC;˘ Women who are sexually active, 18-50 years old, and either not using contraception or have had a tubal ligation

INTERESTED IN LOSING WEIGHT?

WITH â&#x20AC;˘ Men who are 18-55 years old and have not had a vasectomy Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is recruiting healthy, heterosexual couples for a research study investigating markers of sexual activity. Qualified couples may receive up to $500 in compensation for time and travel. Call 410-550-3060 or email whrap@jhmi.edu for more information.. Contraceptive Research and Programs Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 4940 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 Principal Investigator: Roxanne Jamshidi, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins University IRB NA_00016471

If you are over 18 years old, have type II diabetes, and would like to lose weight, you may be eligible to participate in a 26-week weight-loss study.

Do you get depressed during the fall and winter months? Do you have problems with low energy and increased appetite during this time of year? If so, you may be experiencing seasonal depression. Investigators at University of Maryland are conducting a 6 week study of a non-medication light therapy for individuals with seasonal depression who are not currently being treated with antidepressants. Participants will receive a free evaluation of seasonal mood problems, and will be compensated for their time.

Please call 410-706-2324

QualiďŹ ed Participants will receive the following at no charge:

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(410) 502-3103 9am -5pm M â&#x20AC;&#x201C; F JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 Principal Investigator: Lawrence Cheskin, MD

Approved: 04Dec08 Lawrence, Cheskin IRB #00001685; IRB V1 11/11/08

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H;I;7H9>  M;BBD;II DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE FOR HAVE SEVERE EMPHYSEMA? Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore is seeking patients with severe Emphysema to participate in a research trial under the guidance of Dr. William Krimsky

Give The Sweetest Gift of All! GLASS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS, Inc.

Emphysema is a progressive disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans. Emphysema causes irreversible lung damage. Over time, elasticity of the lung tissue is lost, causing air to be trapped in the air sacs and impairing the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Symptoms of Emphysema include cough, shortness of breath and limited exercise ability. Almost 44 percent of individuals with Emphysema report that the disease has limited their daily activities.

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At the present time, treatment options include management through prescription medications, oxygen therapy and surgery. In spite of these therapies and smoking cessation, many patients with severe symptoms are in need of more effective treatments.

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NEEDED Volunteers aged 18-30 are needed to participate in the studies on the effects of drug use at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Currently participants are needed for 5-day inpatient studies and 2 day outpatient studies. Study participants will receive financial compensation. Travel expenses will be covered. For more information call: 410.550.5295 or 410.550.2588

Hypertension: The Silence is Deafening A third of people with hypertension don’t know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Although it is called the silent killer, consequences of untreated hypertension ring loud and clear - stroke, heart attack and kidney or heart failure, to name a few. Right now, a clinical trial is under way for men and women age 18 or older with moderate to severe hypertension. If eligible, your participation will last 9 to 12 weeks.

Collect calls accepted.

Sound the alarm on hypertension.

IRB#: 04-02-09-05

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Healthy men and women who are between ages of 18-55 are needed to participate in an outpatient research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study will last up to 31 weeks and will provide standard methadone maintenance treatment.

1. Are you HIV Positive? 2. Planning to start or change HIV medications? 3. Are you having memory or concentration problems? UʘˆÌˆ>ÊÃVÀii˜ˆ˜}ʈ˜VÕ`iÃÊ>ÊŜÀÌÊ>ÃÃiÃÓi˜ÌʜvÊޜÕÀʓi“œÀÞÊ >˜`ÊVœ˜Vi˜ÌÀ>̈œ˜Ê>ÃÊÜiÊ>ÃÊLœœ`Ê`À>Ü°Ê UÊ-…œÕ`Ê̅iÃiÊÃVÀii˜ˆ˜}ÊÌiÃÌÃʈ˜`ˆV>ÌiÊ>ʏˆŽiÞÊiˆ}ˆLˆˆÌÞ]Ê̅i˜Ê vÕÀ̅iÀÊÌiÃÌÃÊ>˜`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʓ>ÞÊLiʜvviÀi`Ê̜ÊޜÕ

Researchers at the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins are trying to learn more about the effects of HAART in the brain. Eligible participants will be compensated

Total possible earnings are $1155.00 Principal Investigator: Annie Umbricht, MD.

NA_00006493 Principal Investigator: Ned Sacktor, MD CONFIDENTIALITY: All information obtained during the course of this study is kept strictly confidential

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7H;OEK7>;7BJ>O7:KBJ 8;JM;;D'.7D:(/O;7HIE<7=;5 We are looking for people who have either one full day or two half days of free time to participate in a research study on substance abuse. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Includes filling out questionnaires and doing various tasks in the computer You will be paid for participation.

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H;I;7H9>  M;BBD;II The Research Unit Unitlocated locatedatatHarbor HarborHospital Hospital The PAREXEL PAREXEL Clinical Clinical Pharmacology Research is volunteersto toparticipate participateininclinical clinicalresearch researchtrials trialsthat thatevaluate evaluate is now now seeking volunteers experimental medications. We are looking to enroll individuals who are:

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Length of participation and number of unit visits vary by the study. Some require overnight stays and others are strictly outpatient visits. Depending on the study, participants could receive compensation ranging from $1,200 to $6,000 upon completion.

Please contact us toll free at 1-877-61-STUDY or 1-877-617-8839 You may also contact us by email at study.Baltimore@parexel.com Or visit www.baltimoretrials.com The PAREXEL Clinical Pharmacology Unit, located at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore is currently seeking Volunteers to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate a new Investigational medication for Psoriasis, a disorder which affects the skin and joints.

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Please reference study # 96042

The study involves one screening visit, one in-house stay of 1 night and 14 outpatient visits. If you qualify and complete that study you may receive up to $3760.00 in compensation. For more information, please visit our website www.baltimoretrials.com, or contact us toll free at 1-800-797-2448 (Monday to Friday between 9AM and 5PM).


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Attention: City of Baltimore Certified MBE & WBE subcontractors and material suppliers. KINSLEY CONSTRUCTION, INC. will be submitting a bid on the following project: CITY OF BALTIMORE, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, WATER CONTRACT NO. 1160, MONTEBELLO PLANT 2 FINISHED RESERVOIR COVER. Location: Baltimore, MD. Bid Date: April 8, 2009, 11:00 AM. Subcontractor / Supplier bids are due to Kinsley Construction, Inc. by 3:00 PM Monday April 6, 2009. All bids are to be faxed to (717) 741-9054 Attention: Doug Copp. We hereby request bids from interested and qualified MBE & WBE subcontractors and material suppliers. Work includes site demolition, selective building demolition, earthwork, site utilities, asphalt paving, cast-in-place concrete, structural precast concrete, masonry, cast stone, structural steel, CFMF, misc metals, rough carpentry, millwork, fiberglass gratings and handrails, FRP Baffle wall systems, damproofing, waterproofing, clay roof tiles, caulking, doors & hardware, overhead coiling doors, glazing, louvers & vents, drywall & metal framing, tiling, acoustical panel ceilings, resilient flooring, painting, signage, plaques, toilet accessories, metal storage shelving, fire extinguishers, systems furniture, metal building systems, hoists and cranes, plumbing, integrated automation, electrical, fire detection & alarm system, ornamental security fence, sluice gates, water process piping & measurement devices, and liquid pumps & process meters. Contract bidding documents are available for viewing at our office located at 1922 Greenspring Drive, Suite 5, Timonium, MD 21093. Please call (410) 453-6707 to make arrangements for review of bidding documents. KINSLEY CONSTRUCTION, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. February, 2009

ADOPTION

Is a courageous decision for you. We promise your newborn secure life of forever love. Michelle & Todd 866-936-8363. Expenses paid.

In Frederick seeks Financially secure Gentleman for casual discreet relationship w/ no strings attached. He should be prepared in advance to show his appreciation for this timeless beauty who looks 40 and acts 30. Our time together will be well spent. No regrets. 240-409-5140

GOT RECORDS? I pay $ CASH $ for your LP's, 45's & 78's. R & B, jazz, rock, blues, world, reggae, punk, new wave, metal, rap, folk, gospel, lounge exotica, soul funk, country, club, dance, etc. I also buy TURN TABLES & GUITARS Call 443-226-9628

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COMPUTERS FOR KIDS AND THE NEEDY! Looking for people to donate broken or unused computers that we can repair and donate to local schools and charitable organizations. 410-563-9000 r_poisson@comcast.net

GET A NEW COMPUTER Brand Name Laptops & Desktops Bad or NO Credit – No Problem Smallest weekly payments available. It's yours NOW – Call 800-803-8819 (AAN CAN)

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PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Local agency. Caring, Compassionate, 24 hour a day personalized confidential service. WE'RE HERE TO HELP. Adoption is from one heart to another. Adoption Makes Family. 410-683-2100

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A CASH BUYER Coins, US gold & silver, antiques, gold jewelry, sterling silver & pocket watches. Top dollar paid by collector. Will travel. 410-647-8253

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ANTIQUES TOP CASH PAID for Antiques & Collectible. Glassware, toys, trains, furniture, pottery, silver, military items, jewelry, etc. Buying 7 days a week. Call 410-391-4405

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BED $240 BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP SET in plastic w/ warranty. Can deliver. 410-982-2003

BEDS Quilted tops. New, still in plastic. Queen sz. retailed $598, sell $199. King sz. retailed $798, sell $299. 10yr/warr. Can Deliver. Financing Available. 410-598-2460

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X-THICK PILLOW TOP New in plastic. Queen Size: retailed $798, sell $279. King: retailed $998, sell $379. 10 yr warr. Can deliver. Financing avail. 410-687-5313

BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOWTOP BED in plastic w/ warranty. $170. Can deliver. 410-982-2003

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4 SALE Household items & furniture: lvg rm set, dinette set, twin beds, queen beds. Baby items: crib, chg table, games, toys & movies. TVs: 19" & 13" color. Misc: 2 walkers, bath spa, silverware, cookware, towels & hand cloths, metal cabinet, bike carrier, dishwasher, window fans, fridge, electric stove, women's clothes size 16/18 & 14/12. Washer/dryer electric, sheet sets, queen & twin comforters & other misc items. Before 10am @ 410-265-6793. Leave msg after 10am

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CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 4 Sale: 1 female, white, $875 & 1 male, buff w/ white marking, $825 firm. Both with America's Pet Registry Paper & Vet Checked. Available for delivery October 18, 2008. Contact Ms. Nancy @ 410-265-6793

CHINESE SHAR PEI Free to a good home & stable environment. Pure-bred, 3 y.o., greyish blue. Friendly but spoiled rotten. Homes will be inspected and possible new owners interviewed. 410-609-0709 or 410-562-5740

COCKAPOOS Yorkipoos, Maltipoos, Puggles, Labs, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Shepherds, Mini Pins & cute mixed puppies. $175 & up. 717-548-4291 lic. knl

FEMALE PIT BULL Blue, 1 & ½ y.o., everything incl. Have papers. Moving! $200. 410-235-1707 or 443-473-2523

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A NEW BEGINNING BAIL BONDS Serving the state of MD, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Quick & reliable service. Call Larry at 410-462-1488 or Chris at 443-621-3376 or Rob at 443-857-8520

J-BIRD BAIL BONDS

ARE YOU A TECHIE? Cut your digital cable bill by $49 a month. Host a slingbox for our market research. For details, email slingboxmanager@noof.com (AAN CAN)

IT'S BETTER TO KNOW US AND NOT NEED US, THEN TO NEED US AND NOT KNOW US 410-366-BAIL (2245) CLASSIFIEDS UPDATED DAILY AT WWW.CITYPAPER.COM

GET A NEW COMPUTER! Brand name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO credit – no problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. CALL NOW 1-800-816-2232 (AAN CAN)

SICK COMPUTER? Don’t buy a new one, save the one you have!

ELECTRICAL & MECH

Kitchen & Bath renovations, Decks, Drywall, Tile. Lic & Bonded. No job too big or too small! 410-814-7293

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

LICENSE PREPARATION Tutoring and Customized Training for Electrical & Mechanical License Preparation by Licensed Master Electrician, 1st Grade Engineer George Maloney 410-635-2584

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SENIOR CITIZEN With truck needs work. Moving, Hauling, Clean-up Call Roy 410-382-8668

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WE FINISH JOBS OTHER PEOPLE STARTED! All phases of construction. 40 Years Experience. Call 410-615-6005

THE LEARNING COACH

MOVING/HAULING/DEMOLITION & Towing. Cheap! For low income. Short notice. Personal service, over 30 yrs exp. Insured. 410-327-8993

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CASH FOR GOLD We buy Gold, Silver, Plat. Get Cash NOW! Highest Payouts – Satisfaction Guaranteed. 1-877-548-1550 (AAN CAN)

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AIR-TECH Refrigeration & Mechanical *Heating *Air Conditioning *Refrigeration *Plumbing Sales & Service *We service & sell all brands of equipment *Specialize in installing duct systems in older homes 410-335-3660 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.*Professional, quality service *Affordable prices * Free estimates given on all new systems* HVAC/R #10230 Financing Avail

VERTICAL MECH SERVICES Straight up solutions! Reasonable rates. Plumbing, heating & air conditioning. 410-935-7120

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DEWAR LLC.COM Licensed & insured. No job too small. Windows, doors, tile, wood flrs, carpet, kitchens, bathrooms, crown molding, framing, drywall, painting, finished basements, roofs, concrete, decks and more. All phases, investor-friendly, apt turnovers, building conversions, Honey-Do Lists. If it can be done, we can do it! 5% discount for military, police and teachers. 443-803-4800

HANDYMAN LOW PRICES FREE ESTIMATES All phases of work. 27 years exp. Call Tim 410-982-7441

FITNESS TRAINING In-home or my gym. Starts at $50. You want to get Fit & in Top Shape? 443-324-4549 www.premiersportstech.com FREE CONSULTATION

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MIDDAY DOG WALKING

WINTER SPECIAL $500 OFF OF Complete Bathroom Remodel (Contract must be signed by 3/1/09) 9639 Aldo Dr, Carney, MD 21234

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AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN. Plaster, tile, paint, wood, locks, metal, roof, rats killed, drains, leaks, gutters, cleaning, hauling, plumbing, electric, doors, windows, floors, lead paint, carpets. Anything. 24/hrs 443-527-8515

TREE SERVICES

Company has 5yrs exp. competitive rates, friendly service, free Consultation. 336-575-0575

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DRS PLUMBING & HEATING Master plumber, I do my own work., Courteous & reliable. Snr citizen dsc. Pete 410-905-0386 Lic 9012

PLUMBING & DRAIN CLEANING Same day, 24/7 Emergency service. Clean, courteous, and professional. Licensed/Insured. Credit Cards accepted. 410-265-8833

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GROWTH CENTER

Counseling for women & men, couples, families, plus women's therapy group. Sliding fee scale, some insurance. Call, lv message. 410-532-2GROW (2476)





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NEED LEGAL HELP? Don't know where to start? Make the right call, for the right lawyer… Bar Association of Baltimore City LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE 410-539-3112

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A 1-- 2 -- 3 HAULING Reliable service. Snow plow & trash removal. Houses, yards, garages & bsmts. Reasonable rates, senior discounts. $20 & up. 443-804-6744

ARE YOU READY FOR DTV? Call FCI/Vision Quest. Off-Air Antenna & Digital Conversions, HughesNET High Speed Satellite Internet. 410-346-6933

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BANDS WANTED The Red House Tavern, Canton is looking for live Bands. Call 410-522-2310 Leave a Message

BASS PLAYER For Theophany, a progressive original rock fusion band. Vocals a plus. Please, must be able to play! Call 410-627-8078 or email froggleggs312@comcast.net

DRUMMER WANTED

ADT SECURITY HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS Starting at $99 Serving Baltimore City & Counties Call David Miller at 443-514-8583

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Will clean basements, yards, etc. Will move your possessions or haul them away. Very reliable & reasonable. 410-889-3795 or 443-690-6525

PET CARE FINANCIAL SERVICES

HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS 320

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Academic Help for Middle Grades Unique, affordable academic support. Organizational & reading plus support & tutorials for content area classes. Masters/MSDE cert. 1-877-673-7084 www.thelearningcoach.info

We can save you thousands and lower your monthly payments. Call Debt Relief hotline for your free consultation. 1-800-399-3560 (AAN CAN)

Total computer wellness starting at $40

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For the U.S. Army's Premier Touring Show Band (Active Army Position). Annual salary $49,029 - $55,275 + full Army benefits. See: www.armyfieldband.com/pages/va cancy/vols_drum.html

SINGERS & SONGWRITERS Pop/R&B or Gospel Needed. Call Dee 410-428-7338 "We got an overwhelming response! In 2 days, we hired the employee we were looking for!" Renaissance Fine Arts Gallery

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SINGERS WANTED FOR NEW CHOIR Original secular SATB music. No exp necessary. danmeyerchoir@yahoo.com

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& HAULING Reasonable Rates. Fast Response. Call 410-752-5155 (Leave message)

$250-$400/month. 443-831-2263 Heat incld. www.bandrehearsal.net

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   PIANO, VOICE LESSONS & VOCAL COACHING Get lessons from an experienced University of Maryland graduate who has been teaching for 9 years! Flexible scheduling & competitive rates! All ages welcome, all skill levels encouraged! Call Stephanie at 301-751-7776 or email her at jimmorrison27@hotmail.com for more info.

   

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FREE PSYCHIC AND TAROT READING Online: www.sostarots.com or by telephone: 1-866-800-4775 (AAN CAN)

LEXUS PSYCHIC READER, MEDIUM 20 years experience. Asks no questions. 1-877-272-2700 ext. 884. (AAN CAN)

CITY PAPER = RESULTS! "I've advertised with the City Paper for 30 years…I've been in several papers; City Paper is my favorite… the ad definitely keeps me in business…my ad rep is great" – John Thomas (JT Thomas Moving & Hauling).

THE BALTIMORE POTTERS GUILD ½ PRICE SALE!

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Beware of people who act like polite jerks or tone-deaf music critics or emotionally numb lovers. While they may be able to teach you a lot about what you don’t need, they’re not worthy candidates for enduring relationships. Now let’s turn our attention to the question of who exactly does belong on your future team. What encouraging voices should you draw into your inner sphere? What smart adventurers should be solicited as staunch allies? Which respectful helpers should be rewarded for the good influences they’ve had on you? It’s an excellent time to make those determinations. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) When Ireland’s top bookmaker first opened the betting on the existence of God last September, the odds were 20-1 against, and quickly rose to 33-1. But more recently they’ve been down to 4-1. Is this evidence that the Supreme Being is close to a big disclosure? Is some concrete proof about to appear? If I were evaluating the state of your imminent destiny, I’d say yes—maybe not in a way that would satisfy a raging atheist, and maybe not with the blatant splash of an obvious divine intervention. But don’t even dismiss those possibilities. It is the season of miracles and epiphanies for you. You should expect sublime help and inspiration. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) My friend Riley was the first member of her family to attend college. None of her hard-

scrabble Irish forebears had ever pursued higher education. In her senior year, Riley began having nightmares of her relatives trying to stop her from finishing school. In one recurring dream, her great-grandfather burned all her textbooks. In another, a mob of aunts and uncles tackled her and held her down as she tried to get to class. Despite these psychic obstacles, Riley persevered in her studies and eventually got her diploma. The week after graduation, she had another dream: A host of her ancestors came to her in the form of a great choir singing songs in praise of her success. Riley’s psychotherapist speculated that the dream meant she had not only overcome the inertia of her heritage, but had also healed an ancient wound of her family. I believe this is akin to an accomplishment you will be capable of in the coming months. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) I’m in quest of new role models. There’ve been some good ones in my life, and I’m grateful

for how they’ve awakened me, but right now I need fresh heroes worth emulating. Know any? I’m not dogmatic about what I’m looking for, and am willing to be surprised, but here are a few qualities I admire: compassion combined with unpredictability, high integrity mixed with an intense commitment to creativity, and self-discipline blended with playfulness. I like smart talkers who are also savvy listeners, and people who have a balance of open-minded objectivity and emotional intelligence. By the way, what’s true for me is true for many of you, my fellow Cancerians: You could use a new role model, too, and it’s an excellent time to go in search of one.

Great opp to scoop up some beautiful pottery, for a great price! February 28th 10-5pm March 1st 12-5 pm Located in Hampden 3600 Clipper Mill Rd. Bring a friend! 410-235-4884

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) An American residing in Berlin had leukemia as well as AIDS. Doctors did a bone marrow

RECORDING STUDIO FOR RENT Totally soundproof recording studio, Wired & ready to occupy. Call Musicians Institute of Baltimore for more info 410-661-6848

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transplant to cure the leukemia, obtaining stem cells from a healthy donor. The operation was a success—the leukemia disappeared. As an added and surprising bonus, the HIV also left the patient’s body. He has been free of both diseases for two years. I predict a psychological version of this double cure for you in the coming weeks. The healing you receive for one type of suffering will unexpectedly heal another kind, too.

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ARBUTUS M ISO quiet M to shr hm. Private living qtrs. $490/mo, utils incl. $200 sec dep req'd. 21227. Call Jack @ 410-242-5916

ARBUTUS Near UMBC. ISO NS RM to shr hm w/ 2 Fs & 2 Ms, not big partiers, aged 21-25. Must like animals. $450/mo, split utils. W/D, d/w, 'net, CAC, cable. 410-404-6492 fullmoon123joy@yahoo.com

BEL AIR ROAD Rm avail on #15 busline. ISO NS prof to shr hm w/ 3 F. You must work 35-40 hrs/wk. CAC, W/D, cable ready. No pets. Avail 3/01. $275/mo + sec dep, split utils. 410-274-0729

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DUNDALK Married couple ISO RM(s). Must be employed w/ refs. Gender/sex pref of no concern. Must like pets. NS indoors. Hot tub, pool, AC, W/D. Currently renovating. $175/wk. 21222. 443-980-9300 nzdw@comcast.net

ESSEX ISO M to shr house, use of Ba & kitch. Must have job. No drugs, no pets. Background check req'd. 21221. 410-682-3054

M ISO neat, reliable, stable NS RM to shr SFH. No drama. 2 rms avail w/ priv Ba. Quiet golf course area. Long-term please. Off-st pkg. Backs to woods. $1000/mo. lemontecristo@gmail.com

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PIKESVILLE 25 y.o. prof M ISO RM to shr grnd flr condo unit. Pool use, priv Ba, W/D, fpl. Near beltway & pub trans. $700/ mo + $350 dep. Utils, 'net, cable, bimonthly cleaning service all incl. 443-768-4812

TOWSON Friendly, clean prof NS ISO same to shr 3 BR, 3 Ba hm in quiet area. AC, W/D, storage, fin bsmt, pool, prking. Must be responsible. Avail now. $500/mo + utils. Zip: 21286. 410-296-0296

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BEL AIR-EDISON 33 y.o. prof/grad student ISO RM for lrg renovated TH. W/D, 'net, d/w, cable, hdwd, sec sys. $450500/mo + 1/3 utils. 21213. lastubbs@verizon.net

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BOLTON HILL ISO NS RM to shr condo. AC, W/D, fpl, 'net, d/w, cable, gym, sec sys. 1 yr lse + 1 mo's dep req'd. $600/mo + ½ elec. Near pub trans. 21217. 410-669-7901 kfi10@msn.com

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MAYFIELD ISO gay-friendly NS. Near JHU, Morgan, pub trans. AC, W/D, d/w, hdwd, yd, 'net. Utils incl. Furniture avail if wanted. $400/mo. 21218. 410-889-3282 energyhands@earthlink.net

MOUNT VERNON ISO prof straight M to shr apt. Utils & 'net incl. Avail now. AC, W/D. $550/mo. 443-615-5007 adrianhessen@gmail.com

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FEDERAL HILL Priv BR & Ba avail in luxury condo. AC, d/w, W/D, 'net, fitness center, rooftop deck, more. $800/ mo, utils & cable & bi-monthly cleanings all incl. 21230. 443-224-5142 sipping_water@yahoo.com

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58 y.o. SM ISO 1 RM for 2 rms on 2nd flr. Some furn avail. W/D, 'net, cable, CAC. Near pub trans. Ample st pkg. $575/mo, utils incl. 2 mo.'s rent req'd to move in. 21214. 410-591-1099 billr52@comcast.net

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Friendly, co-ed, drug/smoke free. $400-$480. Kitch, cable, laundry. Furn/Unfurn. COUPLES $540-$600 Easy move in! 443-806-9324

PIMLICO AREA ISO RM to shr expenses near Sinai Hospital. Full use of hm, utils incl. 21215. Call Ashley at 410-400-2913 or email lgipson33@hotmail.com

RESERVOIR HILL ISO mature M for furn rm in priv hm. Shr kitch. Cable incl. No drugs, smoking ok. $400/mo. 21217. 410-523-1966 after 4pm

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WEST BALTIMORE ISO responsible F to shr SFH. Drugfree, smokers ok. Req'd: 4 most recent paystubs, contact info, MD ID, 2 personal refs, $30 app fee. $600/mo. 21229. 443-759-5535 lambertshawnese@yahoo.com

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4311 Roland Spring Dr, 21210. Looking to share very spacious 3 Br TH. One person $600/mo, all utils incld. Quiet street with good parking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; safe place. Call Tim 410-967-3444

12 ACRES: Great Farmhouse 2+ Bedroom. No credit check $900 HAMPSTEAD: 3 Bedroom, utilities paid! Patio, parking, air. $850 HALETHORPE: 6 rm, 2 Ba Carriage house! Garage, porch, Pets $1100 REISTERSTOWN: 4 Bedroom, 2 Ba single! Den, yard, Pets OK $1200 WATERFRONT: Single House, 3 Br, 2 Ba, fireplace, pets OK $1200

SAFE AREA Bel Air Rd/Northern Pkwy area. Large unfurn, rms for rent, quiet, spacious, utils incl, $525/mo 443-416-6891 / 410-963-4485

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ISO quiet respectful RM w/ healthy lifestyle for creative environment. SFH w/ art studio in bsmt. AC, deck, d/w, W/D, in-ground pool. Near pub trans. $725/mo + utils. elisabeth.gambino@gmail.com

ISO senior citizen RM or mature, responsible person. $95/wk. 21225. Call between noon & 5 pm 410-350-0284

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4 Car Garage. Roll-up door. Electric. Residential area. Private use only. $525/mo 443-465-2906

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ISO mature single RM. W/D. No pets. Near subway. Utils, cable incl. $500/mo + $100 sec dep. 21215. 443-739-8363

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AAA ALL AREAS BELVEDERE SQ: 4 room apt, 1st flr, prkg, patio, bsmt, hdwd flrs $800's BUTCHERS HILL: Hse apt, fee pd, deck, Pets OK, no credit check $550 CANTON:4 rm apt, negotiable lease, air hdwd flrs, utils pd $700's ST. PAUL ST: Charles Village, utils pd, hdwd flrs, Pets welcome $525 INNER HARBOR: No credit check! Utils pd, W/D, shr, hdwd flrs $600's

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BEAUTIFUL 4br, 1/2 Acr; beautiful countryside. Hdwd Flrs, ceil fans. 40' pool, 7' hot tub, 60' deck. Bamboo grove. $1150 + util. W/D. DW. No dogs. 443-629-3865

BALTIMORE CITY

1, 2 & 3 BR APARTMENTS & HOUSES Available all over the City. Section 8 Approved. Starting at $600 + Utils + SD. 410-342-6287

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FELLS POINT - 21231

APT. RENTAL (CITY)

855 CHARLES VILLAGE

CURTIS BAY - 21226

CLOSE TO JHU Large 1 Br, 1 Ba, 1st flr. W/D, CAC, access to yd, 2 blks to JHU. $750/mo. 240-899-5777 CHARLES VILLAGE

CHARLES VILLAGE - 21218

☺!READY NOW!☺ 1 Br. $625 per month! 1 Month Deposit. Includes heat and water! Ceiling Fans, w/w carpet. No Pets! Bus Line 64! Call 410-440-7710

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THE BALTIMOREAN APARTMENTS

Sunny 2 Br apt in quiet building. 4 blocks to JHU. Hdwd flrs, French doors, balcony. $999/mo, inclds heat. 410-889-1339

Furnished Studios starting at $785 Short and Long term leases. www.baltimoreanapartments.com For More Information Call 410-889-4157

CHARLES VILLAGE

NEAR UNION MEMORIAL Large 1 Br with balcony. $925/mo, inclds heat. 410-889-1339 CHARLES VILLAGE

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STUDIO, 1 & 2 BR

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Maryland Ave. $650 - $998/mo, some include utilities. Available now. Call 410-837-2430

The Perfect Studio Apartment!

CITY PAPER RENTALS "Here's nothing but the truth: I don't use anybody else for my apartment rentals," Bo Forrest

Studio $625

410-444-7611

CHARLES VILL SOUTH – 21218

Equal Housing Opportunity

1 Br, new crpt, fresh paint, lg balc. Good value at $640/mo + utils. 410-255-2826

www.aptrent.com Open Daily 10-6, Sun 12-5

700 SQ FEET

CURTIS BAY/BROOKLYN - 21226

1 BR 2 BA + DEN Apts starting at $650. 2nd yr MBQ accepted. Call Ann 410-661-0909 X 104 DOWNTOWN/UMAB/BIOTECH 21201

ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2 BR APTS With w/w carpet, CAC, dishwasher, Ceiling Fan, Rooftop Deck, etc. $555-$675/mo. Call 410-653-8192

EDNOR GARDENS

BALCONY APT 2 Br, BIG closets, new Kit, new CAC/gas heat, hdwd flr. W/D prem., quiet bldg, great area, #3 & 36 bus line. $780 + utils, Appt. 410-323-1300

727 S. BOND ST. 2 Br, 1 Ba, CAC, W/D, d/w, garbage disposal. $950/mo. 410-977-5540 FELLS POINT - 21231

ST. PADDY'S DAY SPECIAL 1 Weekend in Ocean City FREE. The best view in Baltimore! 2 Br, w/ deck, CAC, W/D, bsmt for storage. 1830 East Pratt, between Wolfe & Ann. $1195/mo + utils Call Robert 443-277-6510 FOREST PARK - 21216

1 & 2 BR APTS Available for immediate occupancy. Starting at $625/mo. 410-466-2900 HAMILTON - 21214

HAMPDEN - 21211

CRÈME DE LA HAMPDEN 285 sq ft studio efficiency Ceil fan, hwd flrs, rehab. Rear + roof deck, beautiful views. W. 37th no dogs. W/D, $650 + util. 443-629-3865

HAMPDEN – 21211

GYM/POOL INCL 1 Br, CAC, DW, W/D in building, w/w cpt. Avail Now! Parking lot. $675/m 410-532-8866 HAMPDEN

Galleries all around. Columns and

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arches to thrill your eye and ceiling fans

Fridge, stove. Ready now. $750/mo. 410-733-1115

to create indoor summer breezes.

This place is NOT to be MISSED!

1 & 2 Br LOFT Apartments

$600 Off 1 year lease! U 36 Manhattan style loft apartments –8 different floor plans U Hardwood Floors U 14' to 16' Ceilings U 9' to 12' Windows U Decorative columns and arches in every unit

U Washer and Dryer in unit U Ceiling Fans U Pets allowed U Private Lobby and Gallery space U State-of-the-art Security U Concierge Available

300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Wyman Court Apartments Efficiency $585/mo 1 Br From $675/mo 2 Br From $775/mo Carpeted with Central Air. Call 410-764-7776 BrooksManagementCompany.com

INNER HARBOR No cred chk! Utils pd, W/D, $600s. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee IRVINGTON - 21229

307 COLLINS AVE 4 BR,2 BA w/ in-law suite -$1395 3 BR, 1 BA - $950 Hdwd Flrs, On-site W/D. SD req'd. M-F 12-5. 410-781-6069

MOUNT VERNON - 21201

HIST MT VERNON 4 Br, 3Ba Hse $2200 2Br, 1 Ba, apt $1100 1 Br /den, renov $1050 Studio, renov $775 All with w/d, CAC, D/W & new appliances. 410-303-2928 MOUNT VERNON - 21201

MONUMENT PLACE APTS 1 Br Loft or flat w/ fireplace 630-805 sq ft $739 -$799. 2 Br, 2 Ba 816 - 913 sq ft $999 - $1059/mo. Central heat & air. Full appliances inc w/d, Tele entry system, w/w carpets, all elect units. Off street parking also avail. 410-625-0604 MOUNT VERNON

MOUNT VERNON - 21201

1 & 2 BEDROOM Fabulous industrial & firehouse setting, loft-style apts. Original details, enormous windows, stained concrete flrs, multiple baths, decks, A/C, W/D, secure bldg, off st pkg. $700-$1600/mo. 410-685-8887 MOUNT VERNON - 21201

1ST MONTH'S RENT FREE Secure Building. 1 Br and Studio Apartments Available. Large. Laundromat on the 1st Floor. Desk Attendant 24 Hours per Day. Call 410-727-8360

Add your company's logo to your Classified Line ad! Call Nicole at 443-452-1522 for details

Theater, Shopping, Businesses and

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A Downtown location with Restaurants,

HAMPDEN/WYMAN PARK - 21211

706 PARK AVENUE 1st floor. Spacious 2 Br, 2 Ba. Hdwd flrs, lots of closets, private yard. $1100/mo + utils. Available March 1st. 410-547-8396 MOUNT WASHINGTON – 21209

MOUNT WASHINGTON PARK APTS Very spacious 2 Br, 1 ½ Ba. Refinished wood floors. Mid-level, secured building. Central air, dishwasher. $850/mo + utilities; Renovated upper level with new kitchen & bath. $900/mo + utilities. Pet Friendly. 410-764-7776 BrooksManagementCompany.com

MOUNT VERNON - 21201

2 BR APT ON THE SQUARE With window view & private courtyrd. 5 mins to Peabody, Walters, near Univ of Baltimore, Amtrak & MTA. $1200/mo (utils incl) 410-382-7382 ahlfield@verizon.net

MOUNT WASHINGTON - 21209

MOUNT VERNON - 21201

2 Br, high ceilings, balcony leading to backyard, hardwood floors, CAC, dishwasher, updated windows. Pet friendly. $985/mo + utilities. Available April. Call 410-764-7776 brooksmanagementcompany.com

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RENOVATED 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FREE RENT UNTIL APRIL 1ST! 2 Br with updated kitchen and bathroom, Hardwood floors & Balcony. $875/mo + utilities. 1 Br. $775/mo + utilities. Pet Friendly. Call 410-764-7776 brooksmanagementcompany.com

MT VERNON-21201 1 Br's From $695 & 2 Br's From $795/mo Heat & Hot water included! W/D in bldg. No section 8. 410-322-0562 Patrick.tyler@hotmail.com

1, 2 & 4 BR 3801 Oakford & 5032 Denmore. CAC, lead free. 1 blk from Callaway School. $675/mo. 410-800-5005 iemh43@hotmail.com

RESERVOIR HILL Studios & 1 Brs: $450-$650/mo. 21217 443-904-9309

UPPER PARK HEIGHTS / PIKESVILLE - 21208

2 Br, 1 Ba. LR with Fireplace, DR, Kitchen, Sun porch, W/D on premises, Hot air heat & CAC. Street Parking. $1400/mo. 443-465-2906

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2 BR APTS 907 St Paul -$1300/mo(incl utils) 922 St Paul- $850/mo + Utils Renov't Kitchen, Updated Bath, Fire Place, Hdwd Floors, W/D. Call 410-547-6623

MT VERNON-21201 700 Park Ave â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 blk from Wash Monument. Historic mid-rise. 2 Br, 1 Ba. $895/mo Carriage House. $695/mo Secure apt bldng w/ laundry. No pets. Call 410-383-8815

2APTS AVAILABLE 4th floor walk-up Studio apt with Ba, Kitchen, AC, hot air heat w/w carpeting, permit pkg, & W/D on premises $900/mo. 443-465-2906

1 BR, 1 ½ BA loft style condo located at the shipyard. 2639 Boston Street. Located on the waterside of Boston street! This condo is within walking distance to Everything: Canton, Fells Point, downtown Baltimore, Walk to grocery store, Blockbuster, Starbucks, Merritt Athletic Club. Price includes Water & gated parking. Pets OK. $1300/mo. Avail immediately! Call Anne Marie 813-892-0038

Ground level Apt Studio Ba, Kitch area LR/Br combines, Full cpt permit pkg, W/D on premises. $850/mo. 443-465-2906

SAINT PAUL ST Utils pd, hdwd, pets ok, $525. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

WEST BALTIMORE - 21216

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BELVEDERE SQ 3 BR 3 Ba, lrg kitch, fee pd! Fpl! Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

BUTCHERS HILL - 21231

1 MO FREE RENT! 2 Br, 1.5 Ba completely rehabbed TH. New appliances and carpet. W/D hook-up. 118 S Durham St. Close to Fells Point. $1325/mo. 410-971-6733 / 410-647-2222 BUY FORECLOSURES & REPOS!

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CANTON - 21224

DOWNTOWN/NR UMB – 21201

2 BR, 1 BA REHAB

3 BR 2 BA $1200/M

Exp Brick, Hdwd Flrs, All Appl. Close to Square. No Pets! $1200/mo. 410-808- 3103 mdavis@mris.com

W/D, lge bsmt, fncd bkyd, CAC. Nr MTA route, Utilities not incld. No pets or Sect 8. Parking permit available. Call 410-491-7911

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HOUSE/THS RENTAL (CITY) 865

CANTON - 21224

CANTON 1, 2, & 3 bedroom town homes and apartments available in desired locations in and around Baltimore. Rents begin at $700/mo to $3000/mo. Seasonal Specials Available & Pets ok'd w/add'l fee. Call 410-342-2205 or visit www.cantonmanagement.com

CANTON - 21224

CLOSE TO SQUARE WITH PARKING 2 BR, 2 ½ BA Townhouse. Hdwd floors, W/W Carpet in the bedrooms. Updated appliances, W/D, Dishwasher, Finished den with Second kitchen/full bath/separate entrance. Parking pad in rear, Rooftop Deck. Within walking distance to Merritt Athletic club, Safeway, Marina, Restaurants etc. $1300/mo w/ 1 year lease. 1st & Last month's rent + SD upon signing. Pet Deposit Req'd for pets. Utilities not included. No Sec 8! Call Anne Marie at 813-892-0038

DOWNTOWN / UMAB/ RIDGELY'S DELIGHT- 21230

WALK TO UMAB DOWNTOWN Super attractive 4 Br, 2 ½ Ba w/ hdwd flrs, CAC, d/w, ceiling fans, W/D, off st parking, etc. $1650 & $1850/mo. 410-653-8192 EAST BALTIMORE- 21205

AVAIL NOW! 3 Br, 1 Ba w/w cpt, hdwd flrs, all appls, W/D, clean unfinished bsmt. $800/mo No Pets, All programs accepted. 443-839-3642

EAST/WEST BALTIMORE

SEVERAL HOMES AVAILABLE 2-4 Br apts/townhouses available immediately. $900 -$2200/mo + utils, MBQ & Section 8 OK. Trust Realty, Bernard 240-460-3247

FEDERAL HILL 3 BR 2 Ba, bsmt, pets ok, $1300. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

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623 S. ROSE ST. New renovation. 2 Br, 2 ½ Ba. Cherry oak flrs throughout, gourmet kitchen, Jenair SS appls, cherry cabinets, granite counters, Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, separate den with gas FP, 3rd flr roof deck & home office, 2 W/Ds – perfect for roommates! Too many extras to mention! Available 3/1. $2000/mo. 1st mo rent + 1 mo sec dep. Call Mike 443-421-1388

CHARLES VILL 2+ BR, fncd yd, W/D, pets ok $850 Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

FEDERAL HILL/OTTERBEIN – 21230

1028 PATAPSCO 2 BR+loft,1BA. Hdwd flrs, SSapps, Dishwasher, W/D, Skylights, Deck & Patio. $1450 +Utils. 240-305-3389

FELLS POINT

RENT TO OWN BILLIE HOLIDAY'S CHILDHOOD HOME–HISTORICAL LANDMARK Newly renovated 3 Br, 1 ½ Ba. Gourmet kitch, bamboo flrs, video intercom, energy efficient. Walk to Harbor, Whole Foods, Patt Park, JHH & I-95. 202-607-4377 or visit http://www.fellspoint.us/ HAMPDEN – 21211

3531 FALLS RD 1 Br, 2nd flr, 2 lvl, bright & spacious. W/D, Air, DW, Trash disp, all utils inc!!! $975/mo. Call Gary 410-879-2212 HIGHLANDTOWN

300 BLOCK CONKLING ST 2 Br, 1 Ba, w/w carpet, CAC, W/D, d/w. $820/mo + utils. Available now. Call 443-803-4800 Pics at eamre.com


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SUPER LOCATION, OUTSTANDING VALUE! 4 Br, 1 Ba Single Family Townhouse; Three floors, with LR/DR, Kitchen, laundry room on first floor, 2 Br, 1 Ba on 2nd, 2 Br on 3rd. Brand new carpet, flooring. Close to downtown, Bio-Tech Center, stadiums, transp., and more. $1000/month + utilities. 1 mo Sec. Dep. Min. 1 yr. lease; no pets, no smoking, no sec. 8. Credit check required, bank account preferred. 1-866-352-5772, MgrSberg@aol.com

 HUD HOMES! FROM $199/MO 4 Br, 2 Ba. Only $238/mo. More 1-4 Br's avail! For listings, call 1-800-585-3617 ext. B046

INNER HARBOR 4 BR 2 Ba, yd, air, patio, $1250. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

JHH AREA - 21205

3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH RENTALS! 3 Br, 1 Ba recently redone TH clean, fresh paint! 818 N Montford $895/mo 721 N. Streeper $850/mo Accepting Section 8 Vouchers. 410-971-6733 OR 410-971-7323 JOHNS HOPKINS AREA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21205

2602 E MONUMENT Fully rehabbed townhse. 4 Br, 1 ½ Ba, fin bsmt. $1200/mo. Sec 8 OK. Call 410-812-7282

PATTERSON - 21224 JHH AREA - 21205

COMPLETELY NEW & RENOV! 3/4/5 Br Units Avail. All houses have new appl & CAC. Pick out your own color scheme! Section 8 Welcome. Call 443-938-8894 PATTERSON PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21224

RECENT REHAB 2635 Miles Ave. 2 BR, 1 BA. D/W, garbage disposal, fridge & micro. $950/mo Sec 8 OK. Call Gary 410-879-2212

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1500 sq ft. Pratt & Eaton St corner location. Multiple usage. Avail imm. Suitable for Daycare/retail/food outlet/ small church etc. $975/mo. Call 410-808-6660 or citylivingprop@aol.com

2 Br 1 Ba, Renovated hse. Excellent location. $750/mo. Call Sydney 410-925-3450

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WASHINGTON VILLAGE - 21230

WAVERLY - 21218

3 BR, 1.5 BA Semi-detached house with fenced in yard, neutral dĂŠcor, $1300. 2nd yr MBQ accepted. Call Ann 410-661-0909 X 104

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VIEW OF THE PK 3 BR, 1 BA, CAC, W/D, DW, all new appl, refurb Kitch & Ba. Pets OK w/dep. $1275/mo + utils + sd. Avail now. Rosie 443-756-5583 or James 443-802-9282 PATTERSON PK/CANTON - 21224

2 BR 2 BA $1500 529 S Kenwood Ave, CAC W/D 443-570-5285 EastSideMgt.com

DEEP CREEK, MD 21520 - Adorable cedar-sided cabin provides front row seats for your mountain entertainment. This 3 Br, 3 Ba home has all the country charm that you will need for your getaway. For more information, visit www.deepcreek.com or call 1-800-846-RENT and ask about LANDMARK VILLAGE #1

AVAILABLE NOW 3 BR, 1 BA VICTORIAN HOUSE Hardwood Floors, $925/mo + $925 SD + $125 Water Bill SD. 3 BR TOWNHOUSE Kitchen, W/W Carpet, CAC, Rear deck & Parking Pad. $925/mo + SD & Water Bill SD. No Pets, No Section 8. Call 410-235-1736 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. ONLY

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4 Br, 1.5 Ba, Updated, W/D, refrig & range. Wooden flrs. Avail Now!!. $1500/mo.

1131 POPLAR GROVE ST 3 Br, 1 Ba, Updated and Clean. W/D, range, refrigerator. $900/mo

The beach isn't just for a summer getaway! This completely renovated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Oceanfront Condo has it all. Indoor heated pool, game room, steps from the beach. For more info, visit cbvacations.com or call 1-877-220-3788 and ask about GOLDEN SANDS UNIT #2113

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GRANDE Avail 3/1. Newly renov, 3 Br, 1.5 Ba, ceil fans, bsmt, W/D, new cpt & paint. $1100/mo. 2432 Fayette Call 301-526-2288 Habla Espanol ? - 443-570-7439

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412 S. WASHINGTON This 14’ wide 2 Br, 2 full Ba is the perfect starter house. Functional basement (possibly a 3rd Br), w/full Ba & Laundry. Renovated in 2006 with/ rear addition adding a separate dining room & larger 2nd Br. Hardwood floors throughout, open kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Option to sublease parking. Listing agent: Julie Gochar

ORIGINAL NORTHWOOD

$399,900

1108 ARGONNE DR. Historic charm and modern convenience. Original hardwood floors, wide staircase w/banister, moldings & trim were meticulously restored. Tons of natural light with original tile work. Entertain in the renovated Kitchen w/landscaped outdoor patio or recline in the den with a rolling fire. Listing agent: Julie Gochar

3700 REISTERSTOWN ROAD Immaculately clean and deceptively large home. 7 Br’s, 4 Ba’s - Currently offers 4 apartments. Separately metered and zoned. Currently leased, with good paying tenants. Enjoy the fenced lovely lawn, on the large porch front. Own, or own and operate this investment property. Shows very well. Buyer to provide financials.

$629,000 2140 E. BALTIMORE STREET *TAX CREDIT UNTIL 2016—$1126 Beautiful 4 Br, 2 full Ba, 2 half Ba in Historic Butcher’s Hill home. Possible rear parking. 12+ foot ceilings on every level. Finished LL / living room w/gas fire-place. Fire place (gas), dining room, ½ bath on main level, large chef kitchen w/Granite counter tops and all stainless steel appliances. TREX deck w/360 views of city and water.

Listing agent: Heather Powell

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Baltimore City Paper, Vol. 33, No. 8  

Baltimore's Free Alternative Weekly, Feb. 25, 2009

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