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Baltimore Style’s Arts coverage includes the latest news on local artists, musicians, exhibits, museums and more.

Beach Reading

‘Intimacy Idiot’ by Isaac Oliver Based on an autobiographical blog turned off-Broadway solo show, Baltimore native Isaac Oliver—dubbed a “monstrous new talent,” by New York magazine—serves up a collection of ultra-personal essays and other laugh-inducing fragments. Over the kooky course, he hooks up romantically with a man who dresses as …

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Lily Tomlin

When I was a little girl, I fell in love with all these great feminist movies, like “Silkwood” and “The Color Purple.” I’m pretty sure I was the only kid who dressed up as Norma Rae for Halloween in 1979! But “Nine to Five” was my absolute favorite, it was just …

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Stage Left

Amy Herzog wrote her first play sitting on the floor of a laundromat waiting for her clothes to dry. At the time, as a recent college graduate, she thought she wanted to be an actor. That’s precisely why she found herself traveling city to city stuffed inside a van with …

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Ones to Watch: Music 2014 Fall Art Preview

Abdu Ali, recording artist At 24, the nationally touring UB grad already has two mixtapes under his belt. Influenced by Baltimore club music, his funky, chaotic, danceable jams mixed with rap and punk sound unlike anything else you’ve heard. “I have a lot of energy and I’m not shy about …

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Ones To Watch: Theater Fall Art Preview

Danny Gavigan, actor at Everyman Theatre Everyman’s brand-new company member (and soon-to-be heartthrob) splits his time between Charm City and Los Angeles. Gavigan is excited to play Hollywood star “Jake” in Theresa Rebeck’s three-person play, “The Understudy” in September. “One of my all-time favorite rants is in this play—about relationships …

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Ones to Watch: Fun Fall Art Preview

Joe Riggs, mentalist Move over, Benedict Cumberbatch. There’s a new Sherlock Holmes in town and his name is Joe Riggs. The internationally known mentalist and deductionist, influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous consulting detective, has a knack for reading people just by looking at them. Essentially, lying to Riggs …

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Ones to Watch: Words 2014 Fall Art Preview

Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Marilynne Robinson’s fourth novel, tells the sweeping story of her eponymous (and utterly complex) protagonist’s hardscrabble childhood and unusual courtship to a much older man. Why readers enthusiastically await the October release: Robinson’s first book, “Housekeeping,” (1980) remains a critical darling, while her “Gilead” (2004) …

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Ones to Watch: Brains 2014 Fall Art Preview

Fred Bronstein, Dean, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University With past stints as president of the St. Louis, Dallas and Omaha symphonies, the talented pianist and educator seeks to establish Peabody as a national voice for music advocacy. Last great books he read: “My Nine Lives” by Leon Fleisher …

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  The People’s Photographer: Martha Cooper Faking It: Hannah Brancato & Rebecca Nagle Expect the Unexpected: Jeffrey Kent & Jeanine Turner Putting Down Roots: Ian Gallanar Spontaneous Combustion: Baltimore Improv Group Ones To Watch Soul Siren: Katrina Ford The Cat’s Pajamas: Bosley Brown The Jazz Singer: Molly Ringwald Ones To …

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