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Kay Wicker

City Smart: Philadelphia

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins turned America on its head in 2014 when his OBIE Award-winning play, “An Octoroon,” debuted. “An Octoroon” reboots the plot of the 19th-century play “The Octoroon” by Dion Boucicault. Jacobs-Jenkins adds humor to the melodrama about a forbidden love story and smartly inserts himself among the characters. …

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City Smart: Washington, D.C.

Prepare to rock harder this month when AC/DC and The Who both descend upon the Verizon Center (albeit separately—the early-to-rise capital probably couldn’t handle them at the selfsame show). AC/DC takes to the stage first—on March 17. The banging Australian band will play sans founding member Malcolm Young (due to …

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Divorce How five Baltimoreans feel about the divorces they’ve instigated, witnessed or found thrust upon them.

Of late, I’ve been inspired by certain formerly loving couples in my social sphere who’ve elected to, well, uncouple—and made the separation swiftly, bravely, even adventurously. I’ve witnessed husbands and wives—and wives and wives—share child custody like champs. I’ve also walked brisk Lake Montebello laps with the same friends who …

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A Pop-Punk Proposal

Maybe it was the Camembert. Snacking at home, Alex Gaskarth, the lead singer for pop-punk band All Time Low, couldn’t stand the thought of going back on tour without proposing to his longtime girlfriend. “I had a plan,” he said, “but it didn’t work out. So I kinda just went …

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Restaurant Deconstructed Midnight Mangia

The team behind Fork & Wrench, Andy Gruver and Jason Sanchez, have finally opened their latest project, Modern Cook Shop, and the place could very well become—for lower Fells Point—what Dean and Deluca is for Soho, and then some. It’s a vast food emporium, where upscale neighbors can find everything …

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