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  • Baltimore's underappreciated cultural treasure [Editorial]

    Baltimore's underappreciated cultural treasure  [Editorial]
    For more than three decades, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum has been one of the underappreciated cultural gems of Baltimore. Located in an unprepossessing building on East North Avenue, the institution that calls itself "the museum with a message" attracts some 150,000 visitors a year from all over the world to marvel at its vividly rendered figures and detailed historical scenes. This week, museum officials announced plans for an ambitious, $75 million expansion of the facility at its present location, and we hope city leaders will do whatever they can to help support the effort and ensure the project's success.
  • Blacks in Wax Museum presses forward with expansion

    Blacks in Wax Museum presses forward with expansion
    Joanne Martin has grown used to doubters. There were questions when she and her late husband, Elmer Martin, a professor of social work, first located Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum on a forlorn stretch of North Avenue in East Baltimore....

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER More clouds than sun today, with a high of 75 and a low of 62. There is a 15 percent chance of rain, so grab an umbrella, you may need it. Winds will be from the southeast at 6-12 mph.    TRAFFIC Get the latest on delays for this morning&...

    Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days

    Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days
    Blood smeared the white door and concrete slab outside a rowhouse where a teenager was gunned down early Thursday, the second 17-year-old killed in Baltimore in as many days. The killings of Keith Powell in Northeast Baltimore early Thursday and Adrian...

    SAG Awards 2014: Lupita Nyong'o wins for supporting actress

    SAG Awards 2014: Lupita Nyong'o wins for supporting actress
    Lupita Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor in a supporting role Saturday night for her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." It was the first nomination for the Mexico City-born, Kenyan-...