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“It Comes At Night” examines the distinctly human inhumanity of the Apocalypse and asks, “Are we cool?”

“It Comes At Night”—the sophomore release from “Krishna” director Trey Edward Shults and reliable indie production company A24—opens with a scene horrifying in its mundanity: The son-in-law and grandson of of an elderly man infected with an unknown contagion euthanize and dispose their family member.

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We Chase You Out the Dancehall: Anti-racist ska legends The Specials play Baltimore

Last April, a photo made the rounds of a punkish-looking woman named Saffiyah Khan as she smiled at a member of the far-right, very-white English Defense League at one of its rallies in the city of Birmingham, U.K. The photo was taken moments after Khan decided to intervene in a circle of howling men that had formed around Saira Zafar, a fellow Brummie, as locals are known, who wears the hijab.

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Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah announces departure

Baltimore Center Stage announced Tuesday that its artistic director since 2011, Kwame Kwei-Armah, will be leaving the theater at the end of the 2017/2018 season.

As artistic director, Kwei-Armah steered Center Stage through three of the top-selling shows in its 54-year history: "The Mountaintop," "One Night in Miami...," and "Marley."

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Beyond Video meets its goal, Baltimore will get a nonprofit video store

With roughly two days to go, Beyond Video, the nonprofit video store project developed by the Baltimore Video Collective, reached its $30,000 funding goal.

The store got a pretty significant boost over the weekend when an anonymous donor ponied up $10,000 (gotta be John Waters, right?).

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Toni Morrison breathes through "Jazz" at Center Stage

"Jazz" isn't a musical, but it couldn't exist without music. Center Stage's current production, the world premiere of an adaptation of the novel by Toni Morrison, is the product of close collaboration between playwright Nambi E. Kelley and creative director Kwame Kwei-Armah. They give us a taste of synesthesia—voice as jazz, jazz as language.

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Single Carrot Theatre takes audiences on a meandering bus ride through the city in "Promenade: Baltimore"

At the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street, on top of an abandoned bank building, there is a gray billboard with large black letters that reads "Whoever Died From A Rough Ride."

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