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Cities turn to creative placemaking to revitalize neighborhoods

Cities across North America are relying on the arts to create more vibrant spaces, boost local economies and drive foot traffic to dormant areas. 

Film series launched by local artists promotes the retro

Step inside Gunky's Basement, a monthly film screening curated by two of Baltimore's best known artists. Jimmy Joe Roche and Dan Deacon show movies from the 80s and 90s in their original 35-millimeter format.

Step OUT for an artists' conference in Station North

Researchers, developers, artists and community members will discuss the challenges associated with development and gentrification at the Artists & Neighborhood Change Conference. The event takes place June 20-21 in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. 

More than a market: Waverly maps out a new plan for its future

Waverly Main Street has hired a local urban design firm to create a new master plan for the area that includes streetscape improvements, a new slogan and the redevelopment of several buildings. Leaders want the area to be known as a place to shop and dine — and not just the Saturday farmers' market.

Expanded Maryland Film Festival to feature Matthew Porterfield's latest movie

Baltimore filmmaker Matthew Porterfield talks about his latest film "I Used to Be Darker," showing next week at the Maryland Film Festival. The movie premiered at Sundance and picked up awards in Nashville and Buenos Aires.  

Check Out BmoreMedia's Top Stories of 2012

Want to know which stories were the most read in 2012? These were stories that covered happenings in Hampden, Station North, Harbor East and Fells Point. 

It Takes Two to Tango

Christina Simpson and Mark Longerbeam founded Baltimore Tango nearly five years ago. They hold weekly tango classes and Friday night milongas on the Broadway Pier in Fells Point. 

Aerial Theater Takes Audience to New Heights

In-Flight Theater blends gravity-defying feats with dramatic performances. Our writer takes us inside Mara Neimanis' studio.

What's Next for North Avenue?

Several building owners hope to breathe more life into the neighborhood's northern section by renovating buildings along North Avenue.

Acting Out: Four Local Thespians Share Their Love of the Stage

Not every budding actor heads to New York to perform on the stage. Many find their calling in Greater Baltimore, whether they're playing a classic Shakespeare role or a cutting-edge drama. Here's a look at four actors who count on Charm City to break a leg. 

Step OUT: Take a Dip In a "Small Pond"

Baltimore's Josh Slates is showing his first feature film once again at the Charles Theater May 7. The movie tells the story of a sarcastic slacker stagnating in a Small Pond

Walk This Way: The Making of the Jones Falls Trail

The making of the Jones Falls Trail includes five phases, three of which are still underway. Several changes were made along the way to address concerns of neighborhood groups. 

Film Festival to Feature Foreign Flicks, Shorts and a Movie Starring Common

It's three days of nonstop movies. We talk to the Maryland Film Festival's director, a festival sponsor and three filmmakers who have ties to Baltimore. One movie, starring rapper Common and Danny Glover, was shot entirely in Greater Baltimore. 

Step OUT: For the Launch of an Urban Culture Blog

Baltimore's emerging hip hop and urban culture scene has gotten its own voice with True Laurels. Founder Lawrence Burney is hosting a free event with live local music and visual art April 6.

Step OUT: To Support Arts and Entertainment Districts

Speakers from around the country are coming to the Hilton Baltimore to discuss best practices for sustaining arts and entertainment districts. Learn how neighborhoods are investing in innovation and using the arts to revitalize their areas.  
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