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Baltimore artist Amy Sherald selected to paint official portrait of Michelle Obama

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald has been selected to paint the official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama for the National Portrait Gallery, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal

Former President Barack Obama's portrait will be painted by Kehinde Wiley of New York.

Reached for comment, Sherald said she was unable to give interviews until February.

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Premiere: Listen to Natural Velvet's cover of the Britney Spears song 'Gimme More'
Dan Deacon and Bond St. District are headlining the Best of Baltimore party

Rap duo Bond St. District will perform and Dan Deacon will DJ two sets at this year's Best of Baltimore party, scheduled for Sept. 21 at Rams Head Live.

That's two of the best acts in Baltimore under one roof.

Tickets are still on sale for the party, which runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m., and buyers can now get 20 percent off using the code BESTFF. Just a reminder: A ticket gets you access to an open bar.

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Premiere: Listen to Moss of Aura's remix of Blacksage's 'Sight See'
Premiere: Listen to Micah E. Wood's 'Without You'
Metro Gallery extends hours to bolster bar presence

Station North music venue and art space Metro Gallery is extending its hours to up its presence as a watering hole.

Metro will stay open after shows Thursday through Sunday for late-night happy hour, and when they don't have shows on those days, they'll open at 8 p.m. to serve drinks.

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