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I was disappointed to find that the cover photo on City Paper for July 13 (Big Music Issue) was just that, a photo. In spite of the fact that the photo was of Andrew Laumann, the singer for Dope Body, there was no article (or in fact, as far as I could find) mention of Dope Body in the paper itself.

Lily Herman


That’s what you call a Big Music Issue, two articles and a comic? I can’t speak about other genres, but jazz is suffering in Baltimore, despite a wealth of great players, in part because of lack of media attention. That’s not a surprise from The Baltimore Sun, which covers little more than classical, but I expect better from City Paper.

Bob Jacobson


Editor’s note: Filled out your Best of Baltimore ballot yet? Grab a paper ballot in your nearest hard copy of City Paper or click on over You’ve got until Sept. 2, but why wait?


Big Music Issue: “It’s (Not) Over”

Kudos to Ultra, Teddy, Tommy, etc. etc., for keeping House Music Alive & Kicking. What a great Club you have at the Paradox (with Wayne). It’s a place where you can let your guard down, dance, praise, worship, all wrapped up into one. Cool people who just want to get into the vibe of the music hang there. Truly a home.

—“big dave,” 7/13/2011

Deep Sugar is the business!! AMAZING DJ’s rock the decks monthly and the vibe is divine!! People who aren’t aware of this party are TRULY missing a gem!! With Ultra Nate’, Lisa Moody, Jerome Hicks, and a host of other local and international talent, you are bound to be thoroughly entertained on the dance floor! Check it out!!!

—“b-note,” 7/13/2011

How can you have an article about house music in Baltimore and not mention Fever, Scott Henry or Feelgood?

—“sam g,” 7/17/2011

Artscape 2011

I‘ve never been to any another ArtScape, but others must have been better. The choices for foods was an awesome collection of great ethnic and carni-food! The selection of artisans was good ... experts in many media ... many even explained how they created their work. The car show as great!

The greater down side was the organization of stands and flow of traffic. Hats off to the transportation to and from the event: Light Rail and CCC!

One long street woud have worked ... the end where the car show was not really thoughtout ... the restaurants there was good but there weren’t any good end shops or entertainment. The major of patrons only wanted what was “free” ... If I had a dollar for every parton who complained about this: I could have easily made hundred dollars per day of the event. I’ve been to many different events ... this really fell short. The lack of solid areas to showcase all the great artwork ... Sorry ArtScapers ... I’ll skip your event in future ...

—“drfate1313,” 7/18/2011

News Hole: “Two Candidates Withdraw From City Races”

Is the Let Me At ‘Em the guy from the XFL?

— “m.m. mcdermott,” 7/20/2011

BrokeAss Gourmet: “Coconut Ice Cream”

hi do you recommend a coconut milk brand?

—“bleu,” 7/12/2011

I love Chaokoh, but A Taste of Thai is pretty readily available and good if you can’t find it.

—“gabi moskowitz,” 7/13/2011

Love this! I have never tried coconut ice cream but now I will! I think mostly because the picture that accompanies the recipe makes my mouth water and drool! Thanks for the recipe and keep those illustrations coming!!!!!!!!!!!

—“amanda mooney,” 7/14/2011

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