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Betascape highlights vibrancy, creativity of Baltimore's tech community

Including a technology showcase in the nation's largest free arts festival may leave many arts lovers scratching their heads. Baltimore's tech community doesn't think combining the two is strange at all. In fact they see Betascape, the latest addition to Artscape, as their coming out party, demonstrating to area residents and the rest of the country that Bmore's tech scene is badass.

In the 'hood: Station North Arts District

The name says it all and with the Maryland Institute College of Art just down the street, it's no wonder that Station North was the first neighborhood in the city to receive the state's designation as an arts district. It is one of the most vibrant locations in Baltimore with an ever-growing community of artists helping to fuel the area's cultural and economic revitalization. So, we decided to take a closer look.

Great cities have great art and Buck Jabaily wants to share Baltimore's greatness with the world

We know Charm City has art. You know this is a city full of creative types, too. Buck Jabaily knows it as well. And, if he has his way, the world will soon know it, too, as Baltimore takes its  rightful place as one of the premier arts cities on the East Coast.

New high school aims to help students design their future

What high school did you go to? It's the question that separates the natives from the transplants in Baltimore. For decades, the answers have included Poly, Western, City, Douglas, Dunbar, Mervo and others. Starting in 2011, lucky Bmore teens with an eye for design will add a new name to the list.

Michael Hearts Baltimore

The mark of a great civilization is in part measured by its art. The same holds true for great cities. Michael Owen, a MICA graduate is doing his part to make Baltimore great with murals scattered throughout the city. He's dubbed his campaign the Baltimore Love Project.

Fencing for Loot

When their hopes to try to break a Guinness World Record fell through, The Cheasapeake Fencing Club didn't cry touche. Instead club members will lift their epees, foils and sabres and take on as many opponents as they can in what they've dubbed the Megabout.

The Land of Biotech Opportunity

Twenty years ago it was possible to travel the length and breadth of Maryland and miss the few biotechnology firms in the state. Fast forward to 2010 and in key regions of Maryland its hard to go down the street without tripping over one biotech company after another. We wondered what it is that's attracting researchers, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies to Maryland. So we sent a video crew out to find out.

Lights! Camera! Baltimore!

It doesn't take a multi-million dollar budget to be a good filmmaker. It does take vision, passion and a compelling talent for story-telling. Just ask John Waters. Or better yet, ask Matt Porterfield. With Baltimore as his backdrop, Porterfield is earning top marks in the indie film scene for his portrayal of working-class Baltimoreans. Our Julekha Dash sat down with Porterfield as he prepares for the Md. Film Festival.

It's Child's Play

From Shakespeare to Cinderella, Jimi Kinstle has trod the boards in Baltimore for 20 years. As the artistic director of Pumpkin Theater, Kinstle hopes his passion for Baltimore's theater scene will create a new generation of theater lovers to carry on.

Do You Know Alex Hewett?

If you don't -- or even if you do -- you'll enjoy our Q&A with this Baltimore-based actress and playwright. She may have the mien of a pixie but she's dead serious when it comes to her craft.

Fast CEOs -- Neil Davis

What makes Baltimore a great place to start a business? We caught up with the Emerging Tech Centers' Neil Davis and asked him what the city and state have going for them that attract both fledgling startups and established businesses.

Baltimore's Top Chefs: Ted Stelzenmuller

Baltimore claims its title as THE place for all things blue crab-related with pride. But, in case you haven't noticed, the city's culinary scene has expanded way beyond crab cakes and sauerkraut. One chef leading the way? Ted Stelzenmuller.

What Baltimore Has That Pittsburgh Wants

Ever wonder what a visitor thinks about Baltimore? Or what another city might want that we have? Our sister publication, Pittsburgh's Pop City, took a look at our city. Here's what Pitt wishes they had...

Why We Love This Charmed City -- Daytripping

Looking at our city from afar might leave outsiders wondering what's so great about Baltimore. Well, here's a clue - location, location, location.

Chartering A New Course to Education

It's no secret that Baltimore's public school system has struggled to adequately educate the city's children. In a time when private education tuitions too closely resembe college tuition fees, parents across the city are turning to new charter schools. So we wondered what's in a charter school?
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