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Struggling cafe’s owner sees success with Wild Pea hummus

Struggling cafe’s owner sees success with Wild Pea hummus

10 Photos, 1 Video

The Desert Cafe, in Baltimore’s Mount Washington Village, has had some tough years with business, hit hard by the economy, competition and a lack of nearby parking. But owner Blake Wollman is also the proprietor of The Wild Pea Hummous, which has only managed to grow in that time. The photos here show the cafe – empty at lunch time on a recent Friday – and the bustling office space where Wollman and his team make and package all of their hummus varieties.

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Former Recher Theatre to re-open as Torrent Lounge

Former Recher Theatre to re-open as Torrent Lounge

16 Photos, 1 Video

Nearly a year of construction and renovation come to an end this Valentine’s Day weekend when Torrent Lounge, the nightclub replacing the Recher Theatre on York Road in Towson, opens to provide a thumping heartbeat for Baltimore’s electronic music scene. Read more here, and see BSMG photographer Jen Rynda’s photos and video below.

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‘Sopranos’ actor Dominic Chianese sings for seniors at Stella Maris

‘Sopranos’ actor Dominic Chianese sings for seniors at Stella Maris

4 Videos, 8 photos

You wouldn’t know it by the character he played on HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’, Uncle Junior Soprano — who was prone to profanity, ire and general contempt for those around him – but actor Dominic Chianese has a passion for bringing music and art to the elderly.

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A Spanish New Year in Howard County

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The Howard County Concert Orchestra, with help from the Howard County Ballet, held a “Spanish New Year’s Celebration” at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City on Sunday, Jan. 12. Dick Story was the master of ceremonies and Kathi Ferguson directed the dancers, who wore authentic costumes.

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