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Nov 14, 2016

Former Light City partners file counterclaim against Baltimore city

The former partners in Baltimore’s Light City festival being sued by the city over the trademark to the name responded Friday with counterclaims for unfair competition, trademark infringement, fraud and civil conspiracy. The city is seeking a court order to block What Works Studio LLC and Light City LLC from using the phrase “Light City” […]

Mar 18, 2016

Light City festival: High risk, with potential for high reward

When Brooke Hall and Justin Allen came up with the idea for Light City, they were looking for a way to showcase Baltimore’s creative talent and innovative spirit. But after the year the city’s had, the local business and tourism community is hoping the event will also change the conversation about Baltimore. Hall and Allen, […]

May 6, 2013

State of the Arts: Adding artistic touches to heavily trafficked Bromo Tower area

Community leaders are hopeful that the newly minted Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District will become a nightlife destination for the thousands of people who already live and work in the area and an attraction for others.

Jul 12, 2012

Editorial: Summertime and the movies are showin’

There are many welcome signs of summer in Baltimore – steamed crabs, snow cones and the Orioles, to name a few – and one of them has come to be the Little Italy Outdoor Film festival. The 2012 season began July 6 and will continue every Friday through August. In 14 years, attendance has grown […]

Jul 4, 2012

It’s movie night in Little Italy

What Mary Ann Cricchio wanted was a mural. What she got was a summer film festival that attracts thousands to one of Baltimore’s signature neighborhoods. One of the founders of the Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival, which kicks off Friday with the traditional showing of “Moonstruck,” Cricchio also owns Da Mimmo restaurant. The restaurant’s parking […]

Mar 22, 2012

Derwart named COO of Baltimore arts agency

Gregory Derwart has joined the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts as its new chief operating officer. BOPA produces high-quality special events, festivals and arts programming that stimulates communities economically, artistically and culturally. Prior to joining BOPA, Derwart was the chief operating officer for The Arc of Baltimore. He is active in the Baltimore […]

Jun 27, 2011

Baltimore gets ready for 4th of July, starting with the harbor

Volunteers from Morgan Stanley’s Baltimore office took part in a clean-up effort last week to help get a head start on making the Inner Harbor healthier by 2020. Volunteers worked with Waterfront Partnership staff to prepare for Baltimore’s Fourth of July celebration, which is always a big treat at the harbor. Baltimore Office of Promotion […]

Jun 2, 2011

Bromo Seltzer tower marks centennial

Baltimore’s Bromo Seltzer tower has been a city icon for 100 years. The tower and the original factory inspired by the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, was the tallest in the city when it was built in 1911 by Bromo-Seltzer inventor Isaac Emerson. The words Bromo Seltzer are prominently displayed on the tower’s four clock […]

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