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Readers Poll


Alex Fine

2010 Readers Poll: Arts and Entertainment

Readers pick the best movie theater and more.

Best Rock Band

Winner: Fools and Horses

2nd: Beach House

3rd: Loving the Lie

Best Hip-Hop Act

Winner: (tie) Get 'Em Mamis and A Cool Stick

2nd: Rap Dragons

3rd: Height With Friends

Best Solo Music Act

Winner: Caleb Stine

2nd: Kevin Hock

3rd: Shodekeh

Best Rock Club

Winner: Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069,

2nd: Rams Head Live

3rd: 8x10

Best Place to Hear Hip-Hop

Winner: Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., (410) 783-7888,

2nd: Hip Hop Cycle at Merritt Canton

3rd: Ottobar

Best Underground Music Venue

Winner: Floristree,

2nd: Charm City Art Space

3rd: Hexagon Space

Best All-Ages Venue to See Bands

Winner: Rams Head Live, Power Plant Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-8854,

2nd: Pier 6 Concert Pavilion

3rd: Ottobar

Best Local Music Festival

Winner: Whartscape

2nd: Artscape

3rd: Virgin Fest

Best Radio Station for Music

Winner: WTMD-FM

2nd: 98Rock

3rd: 92Q

Best Movie Theater

Winner: Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 727-3456,

2nd: Landmark Inner Harbor East

3rd: Senator Theatre

Best Film Festival/Series

Winner: Maryland Film Festival

2nd: Cinema Sundays, Charles Theatre

3rd: 48 Hour Film Project

Best Local Theater Company

Winner: Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Ave., (443) 844-9253,

2nd: Everyman Theatre

3rd: CenterStage

Best Dance Company

Winner: Effervescent Collective,

2nd: The Collective

3rd: Full Circle Dance Company

Best Drag Performer

Winner: (tie) Sunrize Highway and Sue Nami

2nd: Paco Fish

3rd: Franz Fiddler

Best Multi-use Arts Space

Winner: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651,

2nd: Windup Space

3rd: Load of Fun

Best Place to See Art

Winner: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900,

2nd: Baltimore Museum of Art

3rd: Walters Art Museum

Best Visual Artist

Winner: Kristina DeSantis

2nd: (tie) Spencer Horsman and Matt Bovie

3rd: (tie) Jimmy Joe Roche, David Purcell, Robert McClintock

Best Local Cartoonist/Illustrator

Winner: Dina Kelberman

2nd: Tom Chalkley

3rd: Emily Flake

Best Local Author

Winner: Laura Lippman

2nd: Anne Tyler

3rd: David Simon

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