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Maryland State Arts Council Presents


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Housing Choice Voucher program ends, city housing ‘crisis’ continues

Demand for the Housing Choice Voucher program assistance has outpaced supply of the federally funded vouchers, a dilemma that has led the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership to close its waiting list for applications.

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Singing Sensations captivate audiences in Baltimore and beyond

Many of the members of the Singing Sensations Youth Choir come from challenging backgrounds.

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Volunteer barbers give free haircuts

Robert Cradle, founder of Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation (RBCF), knows that a neat and clean appearance can give job seekers, children, students and homeless individuals who are getting back on their feet an extra confidence and image boost.

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Bowie State celebrates 150 years of excellence

When the 40 African American founders opened what was then called the Baltimore Normal School on January 9, 1865, their mission was to establish educational facilities across Maryland that would help educate the more than 85,000 newly emancipated slaves.