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Businessman, philanthropist, art collector publishes memoir
BY Simone Ellin
October 22, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to talk about Baltimore history without talking about the Hoffberger family. Natives and transplants alike are aware of the family’s historic ties to the Orioles and the National Brewing Company, former producers of Natty Boh, Charm City’s beloved hometown beer. The Hoffberger name graces buildings on college campuses, hospitals, synagogues and museums CONTINUE »

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Museum artifacts, through art, retell the story
BY Allie Freedman
October 16, 2014

Two panels, 125 drawings and endless stories to tell. Using small pen and ink, pencil and watercolor paint, acclaimed artist and illustrator Nancy Patz carefully brought artifacts of the Holocaust to life. They are on display through Dec. 4 at the Goucher College Library. “The Artifacts Drawings” showcases artifacts from Holocaust museums in Washington, D.C., CONTINUE »

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Shabbos Project brings Jews from around the world together for Shabbat observance
BY Allie Freedman
October 16, 2014

Put down your cell phones and grab a prayer book, because the Shabbos Project is coming to Baltimore. From sundown to nightfall on Oct. 24-25, the project is encouraging locals to join Jews around the world and keep Shabbat for one weekend. Starting in South Africa in October 2013, the Shabbos Project introduced many Jews CONTINUE »

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D.C. leader accused of installing hidden recording device
BY Suzanne Pollak and Dmitriy Shapiro
October 16, 2014

Rabbi Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in the 3000 block of O Street N.W. by Washington D.C. Metro Police. Freundel, 62, was charged with voyeurism, according to Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department. Freundel, who was suspended without pay from the CONTINUE »

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Baltimore Rock Opera Society premieres ‘Electric Pharaoh’ this weekend
BY Marc Shapiro
October 16, 2014

An ambitious show calls for ambitious materials: LED lights, wigs, foam armor, bicycle tubes, belly-dancing outfits and telescoping wooden columns. There were no creative limitations in creating a futuristic sci-fi world, where electricity is currency and an oppressive pharaoh keeps the people deeply divided into two classes — the upper-class “luxies” and the lower-class “dimmers.” CONTINUE »