Category Archives: Nightspots

Lost City: The Regent Theater

(Maryland Historical Society, 3/21/2013) The theaters, night clubs, and restaurants that once made Pennsylvania Avenue Baltimore’s center for African-American entertainment are today a receding memory. In the segregated Baltimore of the early to mid twentieth century, the Avenue was where … Continue reading

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Michael Edward ‘Mick’ King (1964-2012)

Bartender made art and music with the same dexterity and measure of whimsy he brought to his bartending By Frederick N. Rasmussen (The Baltimore Sun, 3/10/2012) Michael Edward “Mick” King, a longtime Mount Royal Tavern bartender who in addition to … Continue reading

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Ramones play Essex’s Seagull Inn (2/4/1979)

Ramones at the Seagull: Stripped-down, honest rock is their stock in trade By Tom Basham (Baltimore Sun 2/9/1979) The Ramones came to town this week. They drove down from New York city Sunday in a window van. Their guitars, drums, … Continue reading

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Esther Martin (1923 – Jan. 19, 2003)

By Brennen Jensen (Baltimore City Paper, 1/29/2003) Esther Martin, owner and founder of the Club Charles bar on the 1700 block of North Charles Street, died Jan. 19 following surgery to correct the debilitating effects of diabetes. The 80-year-old Oklahoma … Continue reading

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