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New Centerstage play rewrites the script on race

Centerstage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah talks about his new play, "Beneatha's Place." In it, he challenges the assumptions about whites and blacks in reaction to another play also currently running at the theater.

More than a market: Waverly maps out a new plan for its future

Waverly Main Street has hired a local urban design firm to create a new master plan for the area that includes streetscape improvements, a new slogan and the redevelopment of several buildings. Leaders want the area to be known as a place to shop and dine — and not just the Saturday farmers' market.

Globe Poster's iconic images live on in new exhibit

The Globe Poster Co. created ads promoting legendary African-American musicians. Now its posters will be on display in a new exhibit at the Creative Alliance, which starts April 27. Though it closed three years ago, the company's influence can be seen in Baltimore and around the world. 

Baltimore and beyond: How anchor institutions are shaping cities

Anchor institutions are increasingly becoming catalysts in making their communities more vibrant, livable places. We take a look at how Johns Hopkins University and its counterparts in other cities are doing that.  

Johns Hopkins University to create "small campus" in Station North

Johns Hopkins University is putting $1 million in a new fund that will provide low-interest loans to developers and is looking at real estate in Station North for its film and other creative programs. Both initiatives are part of the university's plan to extend its influence beyond its Homewood campus. 

Step OUT for the Urban Visionary Awards

Join the Center for Urban Families as it honors visionary leaders at an award ceremony at the American Visionary Art Museum April 11.

Our dining blogger goes west in her quest for Asian cuisine

Our dining blogger takes us on a culinary journey through Asia. Get a taste of Korean BBQ, Vietnamese pho and Chinese dim sum on her dining route. 

From dim sum to dumplings, get the dish on Asian cuisine

Here's a rundown of all the places our dining blogger recommends for Asian cuisine along Route 40. The list includes 25 places, including food stalls, grocery stores and full-service restaurants.

Step OUT: For an Exhibit of an Award-Winning Watercolor Artist

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum kicks off MLK Jr. day with the new watercolor exhibit by Bryan Collier.

New foundation takes aim at the high cost of youth sports

Getting kids enrolled in basketball, baseball and soccer can cost thousands of dollars a year — an expense that many families can't afford. So Darryl Hill launched a foundation that will help families offset the costs and work with youth leagues and manufacturers to bring prices down. 

Step OUT: To Help Reshape Charm City

Join artists, intellectuals, public health officials and innovators as they explore ways to reenergize the urban lanscape in Baltimore.  It takes place Jan. 25 at Morgan State University. 

Mission Nutrition: Nonprofits Provide Healthful Foods

Many Baltimore City residents live in food deserts, where access to wholesome food is scarce. Several Baltimore nonprofits are placing farm-fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods and offering nutrition counseling.

Travel the World on the Charm City Circulator Purple Route

Our intrepid food blogger hits the Charm City Circulator once again in search of culinary finds. This time, Dara Bunjon is on the hunt for ethnic eats in Mount Vernon and Federal Hill. Hop on board. 

Our Guide to Ethnic Dining on the Purple Route

Our dining guru has compiled a list of tips to help guide you on your tour of international restaurants along the Charm City Circulator Purple Route. 

Universities Unleash Students' "Inner Entrepreneur"

Entrepreneurship is the latest buzzword on college campuses to help students get jobs at startups and small companies. Schools like the University of Baltimore are enhancing their entrepreneurship programs and teaching startup skills to all students — not just those studying business. 
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