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Cities turn to creative placemaking to revitalize neighborhoods

Cities across North America are relying on the arts to create more vibrant spaces, boost local economies and drive foot traffic to dormant areas. 

Can the redevelopment of a former pumping station boost Baltimore's food economy?

Three vacant buildings in East Baltimore will be the home of a new incubator and commercial kitchen where budding food entrepreneurs can hone their skills. Bill Struever, Spike Gjerde and others talk about what's cooking at the Baltimore Food Hub. 

Baltimore Playwrights Festival takes scripts from page to stage

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival has been introducing audiences to new plays for more than three decades. Learn more about some of the artists who will see their works produced this summer. 

Q&A: Hometown girl Mink Stole sings a new tune

Mink Stole may be best known for acting in all of John Waters' films. But her creative repertoire also includes singing. She recently chatted with BmoreMedia about her experience making her first CD, working with the "Hairspray" director and Catholicism.  

Step OUT for an artists' conference in Station North

Researchers, developers, artists and community members will discuss the challenges associated with development and gentrification at the Artists & Neighborhood Change Conference. The event takes place June 20-21 in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. 

Everyman Theatre actor embraces new role as the underdog

"This is not a safe play," says actor Eric Berryman of the current production at Everyman Theatre. Berryman, who plays Booth in "Topdog/Underdog," talks about his character and the influence of his "theater mom."

Morgan State University unveils plan to boost neighborhood

Morgan State University has embarked on a new initiative aimed at improving the surrounding community and quality of life for students and staff. It has teamed up with Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, MedStar Samaritan Hospital and others on the Morgan Community Mile.
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