Category Archives: Baltimorons

John Waters Looks for Trouble

Filmmaker John Waters is still looking to make people laugh uncomfortably—this time in the art world By Alexandra Wolfe (Weekend Confidential, Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2015) “I don’t trust anybody who hasn’t been in jail once.”- John Waters “Have … Continue reading

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Mouth Trumpet Lets You Toot Your Own Horn, but Without the Horn

Also Known as ‘Vocal’ or ‘Lip’ Trumpet, Musicians Use Their Own Mouths to Jazz Up the Music Scene By Angus Loten (Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2015) BALTIMORE—Side-by-side on folding chairs, Rick and Sonia Samuel pursed their lips and blew. … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Block Burly Performers Not “Strip-Teasers” but “Beauty-Flashers” (1942)

Not Strip But Flashers (The Billboard, 6/27/1942) Feminine burly performers are not “strip-teasers” but “beauty-flashers,” according to Gus Flaig, veteran stage manager for the Gayety, only exclusively burlesque house in Baltimore. According to Flaig, the backbone of burlesque is not … Continue reading

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