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Mic Drop: It’s Karaoke Week

Listen up, singing enthusiasts: The fourth week of April is officially declared National Karaoke Week. But perhaps you already know this. Perhaps you have been singing your lungs out all week. If not, it’s not too late. There are still two more days to stylishly sing through some “Bohemian Rhapsody.” …

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Revved Up by Community

Every time Rich “Will” Williams’ uncle rumbled past his childhood home in the Poconos, Williams ran to the window to catch a glimpse of his uncle’s 1965 Buick Skylark. This epic automobile began Williams’ lifelong enthusiasm for cars. In 2012, Williams founded Hunt Valley Horsepower and his love for cars …

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Where Cozy Meets Functional

In hopes of turning their home basement into a practical and “useable space for their family of four,” these Eldersburg homeowners knew they were in need of a complete renovation, says interior designer April Force Pardoe. Complete meant a “two-part process,” she says. “This involved designing the spaces and room …

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Petit Louis offers Notre Dame menu

Starting April 22, Petit Louis will offer a three-course Notre Dame menu of Parisian classics for both lunch and dinner. The special menu runs through Sunday, May 5. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Friends of Notre Dame de Paris to benefit the cathedral’s renovation efforts. Notre …

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Lithuania, You Say?

Anywhere you stand in Lithuania’s Old Town Vilnius, you can see the spires of at least three churches. For a nation once under the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle, the number of ancient cathedrals that survived is amazing — in part the result of its remote location, the southernmost nation …

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A Fashionable Life

Paris. Los Angeles. New York. All in the running for the world’s fashion capital, and the settings of our stylish selections this month. ‘The Age of Light’ by Whitney Scharer Beautiful Lee, a Vogue model, moves to Paris, not to continue her modeling career but hopefully to begin her photography …

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How Grandma Threw It Down

As a wedding present, my husband and I received a rare and quite interesting book called “Home Management.” Published in 1934 and written by Margaret Garth and a “Mrs. Stanley Wrench,” it is a treasure trove of horrifying recipes and then-useful tips for home repairs, first aid, cleaning, parenting, entertaining, …

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Wearing of the Green

Photography by Paula Simon We call it Beechdale Farm,” says the 70-something attorney and garden owner who prefers to be anonymous. Over 34 years, this urban farmer has transformed the three-quarter-acre bit of hilly terrain around his Roland Park house into a series of graceful gardens. “I come in all …

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Strong City Celebrates 50 Years

Get ready to move because the biggest party in Baltimore is coming this May as Strong City Baltimore celebrates its 50th anniversary with “Get On Up!” This will be the biggest event in the nonprofit’s history and involves an elaborate celebration of 1969, the same year Strong City became an …

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Halo Effect

All lasers are not created equal. That’s what I learned when my go-to person for facial rejuvenation, Christiane McCombie, a registered nurse at Chesapeake Plastic Surgery, suggested I have a Halo Hybrid Fractional laser treatment. Initially, I was skeptical. In the past, my face has endured innumerable peels, lasers and …

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Hope After Loss

The most common misconception about the Tony Award-winning play “Come From Away,” which arrives at The Hippodrome in Baltimore later this month, is that it’s a musical about 9-11, says actor Becky Gulsvig. “It’s a 9-12 musical,” she says. “It’s about all the good that comes out of a tragedy.” …

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Line & Verse

Jessica Gregg has been the editor of Baltimore Style for two years. In July, Finishing Line Press will publish her first book of poetry, “News from this Lonesome City,” which has a definite local theme. You went to journalism school. How did you end up writing poetry? In the fall …

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Tame that Stress and Anxiety

It’s a workday morning and your mind races with thoughts of chauffeuring the kids around, managing a new project at work, renovating the basement — or maybe all of the above. You try to keep your worrisome thoughts at bay — after all, it’s not even 8 a.m. yet — …

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