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  • Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts of Interest
    For the first time in decades, City Paper was not invited to the V.I.P. Artscape kickoff party. In fact, Bill Gilmore, the head of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, personally turned Jennifer Marsh, our general manager, away from the door at the UB law school, despite a decades-long relationship and two BOPA-related CP covers in a row, focusing on the Sondheim Prize and Artscape respectively. 
  • Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?

    Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?
    There was good news in recent days: Standard & Poor’s, the big bond-rating agency, raised Baltimore City's bond rating one notch to AA, up from AA-. Yvonne Wenger did a nice job explaining what this means, for all of you (and all of me) who don'...

    Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)

    Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)
    Yesterday's dual city council meetings were both yawners; the new budget passed with only Councilman Carl Stokes voting "nay," as usual. ("Too few dollars for youth opportunities, too many dollars for law enforcement," he said afterward. "I've never voted...

    News & Media

    News & Media
    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...

    More on Artscape Lineup

    By Kimberly Uslin Legendary reggae band The Wailers, sprawling septet The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, southern rockers the North Mississippi Allstars, and R&B artist KEM will headline this year's Artscape, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced at a press...