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We get great photogenic customers/visitors/friends every day.

Laure Drogoul, artist extraordinaire, former hostess of The 14 Karat Cabaret, Baltimore treasure.

 
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Walter Blount. Former WPFW dj, jazz scholar & all around great wise human.

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Baynard Woods & Brandon Soderberg. Distinguished & dedicated journalists & authors. Authors of I Got A Monster.

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Ian Mackaye, punk legend & Dischord chief.

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Alec Mackaye. Hammered Hulls, Faith, Warmers  vox & distinguished laborer in the art world.

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Beloved Smoke Bellow.

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Memoirist, poet & book reviewer Marion Winik & daughter.

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Actor & playwright & sprite, Theresa Columbus.

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Santa Graham & his mom.

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Legendary flaneur & bibliophile Larry Temple. Well versed in poetry, history, classic art, politics, gags & the mafia. Worked at legendary Abe’s Books as a kid. Would’ve made a better Lemmy Caution in “Alphaville”.

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Supergenius jazz & experimental musician & Red Room member Jamal Moore.

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Everyone’s favorite mystical warbler & artist Elizabeth Downing. 

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Mighta been Halloween, maybe not. Bob & T-Dogg during full moon.

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Max, our much missed store dog. Voted “Greatest canine in world history” by Life magazine.

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“Fleegix” filmshoot day under the direction of Matthew Thurber.

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The day Horse Lords gitfiddle master Owen Gardner left us for the all night raves & big bucks experimental music gigs in Berlin.

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Free Jazz & Beyond bassist & electronics maestro Luke Stewart. Any album he plays on is a sure bet.

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Doreen Bolger, patron of all things Baltimore & director of the BMA for 17 years.

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Tariq of Infinity Knives. When I met Tariq he was only 12 & was working at Zeke’s. He went by “Andy” there & had side hustle of selling bootleg Steven Seagal vhs tapes.

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Wigs McGrath & Chris Grady, former members of the popular boy band Dumpling Sauce. Wigs now roams from suburban pool to pool pretending to be the lifeguard. Chris documents the current downtown DC music scene.

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Gentle Alex of the dream metal band Beach House you may have heard of. New album dropping in a week! We will have it. (2/18/2022)

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Lexie Mountain of Lexie Mountain Boys, talk show host & stretchy charismatic model with pal.

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No idea who this crew is but they look like trouble.

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Multimedia artist & contender for nicest guy award, Pierre Bennu. Although if you try to cut in front of him in Safeway line with your Little Debbies he will take you down.

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Sienna & Tommy of Baltimore punk band Pearl on the occasion of the release of their debut LP on 20/20 Records.

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The once & future poet prince of mirth, Shane Moritz.

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The lovable Ivy Bookstore crew, Teddy, Joey & Ashleigh. When they are not scouring bookstores’ shelves or getting tanked racing lawnmowers, they can be found outside bars “shooting the stump” (retrieving discarded cigarette butts).

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Writer, performer, scourer of alleys for discarded holy objects, patron saint of dogs, bon vivant, early collector of folk art, antiques expert in another lifetime, Linda Franklin.

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Performance artists Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks.

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Ed Schrader tellin’ us what’s in his dang bag!

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Valerie Maynard is a sculptor, teacher, printmaker & designer. She had an exhibit called Lost & Found at the BMA in 2020 & In 2003, Maynard was commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to create a glass mosaic mural entitled Polyrhythmics of Consciousness and Light

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Gentleman Guy Blakeslee aka Entrance. Or is it my old friend, 19th century poet John Keats?

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‪The star power of “Silence=Death: An Afternoon of Queer Voices”. Sarah Smith, Mejdulene Shomali, Megan McShea, Rahne Alexander, John Lucky Charms Eaton who curated & Steve Bellin-Oka.‬

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Deakin of Animal Collective. Some of Deakin’s first live performances, as a teenager, were at the Red Room at Normals!

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Safra of BLK VAPOR & Primitive Tongue