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The highlights and lowlights of Fields Festival

Highlights Bobbing around in the pool on Friday night with just about everyone; sipping the Champagne of Beers; the spontaneous whirlpool someone started; the line of beer cans and empty cups around the pool's perimeter that created an ephemeral and interactive installation; the security guards...More

  • Staring back at Charlie Parker on Pontella Mason's 'Bebop'

    Staring back at Charlie Parker on Pontella Mason's 'Bebop'

    Charlie Parker, born 96 years ago on August 29, was from the landlocked state of Kansas and he spent some of his worst years in sunny California (including a six-month stay in a mental institution), but Pontella Mason's 2008 mural "Bebop: Charlie Parker and Bettie Carter," painted on one of the...

  • Hands Up! crafts intentional party music for right now

    Hands Up! crafts intentional party music for right now

    Baltimore club music seems to be constantly in a state of resuscitation, but Hands Up! is eager to breathe new life into the genre. A collaboration between the ubiquitous club music DJ and producer Mighty Mark and new-to-us skilled studio engineer and producer Michael J.R., Hands Up! just released...

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