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Spotlight On Baltimore Rapper DDM

Baltimore’s own DDM is a rising rap headliner that has entertained hip hop lovers with his charming, gritty and lyrical raps.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Antonina Clarke

Raised in Southern California and now living in Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art student Antonina Clarke’s passion for justice is reflected in her art. Her images portraying the violence in Juarez are particularly powerful. CBSBaltimore.com recently talked to the artist about her work and inspiration.


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Local Artist Spotlight: TT The Artist

Hailing from Florida, TT the Artist has captured the Charm City’s heart, becoming one of Baltimore’s most celebrated visual and performance artists. She’s the ultimate multitasker—not only does she perform hip-hop and pop music, and creates art, she also mentors, teaches and volunteers for two non-profit organizations. She is debuting her first EP “She Rockin,” is one of the personalities in CW Baltimore’s “Keepin It Real,” and has a t-shirt line called “Artist Tees.”


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Best Places For Affordable Furniture

There’s nothing more important than being comfortable in your own home. To create that soothing feng shui atmosphere in your home, you’ll need fitting furniture that’s affordable. Buying furniture on a budget isn’t as hard as one might think. Finding the right furniture store that satisfies your interior aesthetic and wallets is only a U-Haul truck away. Baltimore has a great selection of best places to get furniture on a dime!


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Baltimore Art Star: Kelly Walker

Throughout centuries there have been many visual artists who have been called to do custom paintings. Rome had Michelangelo, the world had Keith Haring, and Baltimore has Kelly Walker.


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First Fridays In Hampden

Thank goodness for Fridays. Without Fridays, people wouldn’t be able to kick back, relax and break away from work. Without Fridays, there wouldn’t be “You can’t beat this” happy hour, and Baltimoreans wouldn’t have a chance to explore the retail corridors of exclusive discounts, stylish fashion finds and good times at First Fridays In Hampden.


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Online Shopping For Vintage With Jenny Andrzejewski

Most people spend a good part of their free time online, so it only makes sense that they indulge in online shopping! By now you have probably heard of Etsy.com, a chic place to shop online. Set up as an e-commerce site, it allows people from all over the world to sell cool stylish threads — old or new alike. CBS Baltimore recently sat down with Jenny Andrzejewski, an Etsy store connoisseur who is the owner of Charm City based, Old Baltimore Vintage to talk all these vintage and Etsy.


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Top 5 Food Vendors to Try At Artscape 2011

Not only do thousands of people come to Artscape for the delectable art, but they also come to sample the festival’s various eats. This year, Charm City Hospitality, a concessionaire with a fresh sustainable approach to cuisine, will be gracing Artscape with their innovative (and green!) food offerings.


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Guide To Arts At Artscape

The biggest free arts festival is right around the corner. From July 15 – 17, Artscape will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and art-loving Baltimorians can enjoy the best in local music, local artists, street performers, art installations, interactive art, food and entertainment.