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2011 Readers Poll: Arts and Entertainment

Best Rock Band

1) Wye Oak

2) J. Roddy Walston and the Business

3) Loving the Lie

Best Hip-Hop Act

1) AK Slaughter

2) E-Dubble

3) Tie: Soul Cannon, Rapdragons

Best Solo Music Artist

1) Caleb Stine

2) E-Dubble

3) Kevin Hock

Best Rock Club

1) The Ottobar

2) Rams Head Live

3) The 8x10

Best Place to Hear Hip-Hop

1) Sonar (407 E. Saratoga St., [410] 783-7888, sonarbaltimore.com)

2) Streets of Baltimore

3) Tie: the Ottobar, the 8X10, the Get Down

Best Underground Music Venue

1) The Ottobar

2) Floristree

3) The 8x10

Best All-Ages Venue to See Bands

1) Rams Head Live (20 Market Place, Power Plant Live, [410] 244-8854, ramsheadlive.com)

2) Pier Six Pavilion

3) The Ottobar

Best Local Music Festival

1) Artscape

2) Hot August Blues and Roots Festival

3) Maryland Deathfest

Best Radio Station for Music

1) WTMD-FM (89.7)

2) 98Rock (97.9 FM)

3) 92Q (92.3 FM)

Best Movie Theater

1) The Charles Theatre (1711 N. Charles St., [410] 727-3456, thecharles.com)

2) Landmark Harbor East

3) The Senator Theatre

Best Film Festival/Series

1) Maryland Film Festival

2) Charles Theatre Revival Series

3) 48-Hour Film Project

Best Local Theater Company

1) Single Carrot Theatre (122 W. North Ave., [443] 844-9253, singlecarrot.com)

2) Everyman Theatre

3) Center Stage

Best Dance Company

1) Effervescent Collective (effervescentcollective.com)

2) The Collective

3) Full Circle Dance Company

Best Drag Performer

1) Sue Nami

2) Paco Fish

3) Nikki Coxx

Best Multi-use Arts Space

1) Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave., [410] 276-1651, creativealliance.org)

2) The Windup Space

3) Load of Fun Studios

Best Place to See Art

1) American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway, [410] 244-1900, avam.org)

2) Baltimore Museum of Art

3) Walters Art Museum

Best Visual Artist

1) Spencer Horsman

2) Gaia

3) Tie: Shaun Flynn, David Purcell, Joyce Scott, Brady Starr

Best Local Cartoonist/Illustrator

1) Dina Kelberman

2) Tom Chalkley

3) Alex Fine

Best Local Author

1) Laura Lippman

2) Nora Roberts

3) Tie: Edgar Allan Poe, Tom Clancy

Miscellaneous

Best City Paper Story

1) “Barking Mad,” by Andrea Appleton

2) “Ms. Honderstood,” by Edward Ericson Jr.

3) “Bottle Rockers,” by Lee Gardner

Best Reason We Should Invite You to the Best of Baltimore Party

“I will show up in the Android suit from The Terrible Secret of Lunastus. It has a built-in robot voice and you will love it.” —Charles Green

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