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Billie Holiday Project Mural Celebrates Legacy of Elijah Cummings

Colorful Elijah Cummings mural on the side of a building

“Never let anyone define you.” It was a favorite phrase of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died a year ago, and it is now immortalized in a mural celebrating the longtime congressman in West Baltimore. The Upton Planning Community—a consortium of seven nearby neighborhood associations—endorsed the project and its creator, Adam Stab. Graffiti writer and […]

2nd Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Jazz Concert: A Livestream Event | Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.


Join us for a live concert honoring the life and musical legacy of jazz legend Billie Holiday. The 60-minute performance will feature renowned vocalist Maimouna Youssef a.k.a “Mumu Fresh”, accompanied by a world-class acoustic quartet from the Peabody Institute Jazz Studies department. Band members include Nasar Abadey (drums), who serves as Artistic Director of the concert, alongside Sean Jones […]

Baltimore Lives: A Discussion with Photographer John Clark Mayden | Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 12-1 p.m.

Mayden Woman at Park Bench

Award-winning photographer John Clark Mayden has been documenting life in Baltimore’s African American neighborhoods since the 1970s. His photographs capture the ordinary joys and sorrows, quiet moments, and daily realities of life: kids on their bikes and roller skates, old timers catching a breeze on their front stoops, busy people striding through the snow. Join the Sheridan Libraries and […]