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Baltimore Club music, the city’s frenetic genre that has evolved from house music, incorporates elements of hip-hop and other samples at a fast-paced 130 beats per minute. Its prominence has plateaued, but dancers and organizers such as Terry Wedington are hoping to revive the local scene for future generations. 🎥: @y00lz

Baltimore's Confederate monuments have been relegated to a city-owned lot, where they stood Thursday morning covered by tarps and under the protection of a police officer. The statues, which were removed from their pedestals unannounced by the city before dawn Wednesday, face an uncertain future. (Photos by @cmcampbell6)

Overnight, crews working for the city removed four public monuments linked to the Confederacy. The surprise action, preceded by a vote by the City Council to deconstruct the statues, ended months of uncertainty surrounding the monuments. Mayor Catherine Pugh, who did not reveal where they were taken, said the city is still deciding what to do with the statues. She said replacing them with markers explaining their historical significance and why they were removed would be appropriate. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

Confederate statues in Baltimore were removed from their concrete bases overnight, as crews using heavy machinery loaded them onto flat bed trucks and hauled them away. (Photo: @jphotoj)

#MoonriseFestival — in its fifth year — boasted arguably its strongest lineup yet. Link to Wes Case's full review in bio. 📷: @y00lz

More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of Baltimore Sunday to protest the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that turned deadly the day before. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Matt Leyden would propose to Andrea Olsen at the sunflower vendor at the farmers' market because the woman he loves, loves sunflowers. “I hate flowers,” she said. “I only like sunflowers.” Another option would have been the sunflower fields – but that was too cliché, he said. No, for this Baltimore couple of ten months, the farmers' market would do. “This is a very Baltimore thing,” Leyden said. “We’re semi-regulars.” Link in bio (📷 by Christina Tkacik/Baltimore Sun)

For Sale: Boarded-up, crumbling former corner store assessed at $5,000. Price: $1.76 million.

Phyllis Weinstein remembers the property in its heyday. Her grandfather Reuben Rosenthal rented the building some 60 years ago for his Rosenthal Food Market, selling household staples such as milk, bread and eggs. The family lived upstairs. “I have so many wonderful memories as a kid,” said Weinstein, of Pikesville.

Today, the crumbling, century-old building he owned in West Baltimore is one of at least 15 properties on the city’s tax sale list that have accrued more than $1 million in debt over the past decade.

Across the city, thousands of properties are encumbered with liens for more than they’re worth. In many cases, far more.

And that makes them zombies, empty, abandoned and unattractive to developers, contributing to the blight that plagues the city.

Link in bio. (Photo by Karl Merton Ferron)

When summer peaches are at their peak, Fenwick Bakery in Parkville is, too. During July, August and early September, the bakery slices up to 1,500 pounds of ripe peaches per week from Susquehanna Orchards in Delta, Pa. for their famous Baltimore Peach Cakes. (Photos by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore Ceasefire -- a plea for a 72-hour break in the relentless gun violence that has struck Baltimore this year -- was held over the weekend. Baltimore photographer Paul Lai followed organizers and supporters with his camera, at times feeling more like a participant than a documentarian. (Photos by @pl_art)

It was once known as the Zombie: now, bartenders at @eatatgunther call it "Death of the Bachelor." Across Baltimore, craft bartenders are reimagining tiki bar favorites of yore. “When I first started bartending, someone asked, ‘What’s in a Mai Tai? What’s in a Rum Runner?’ ” recalled Nick Ramey, beverage director for local restaurant group Southern Boys Concepts. “Another bartender was like, “I don’t know, just make it fruity and sweet, and nobody will know the difference.’ That’s sort of the reputation tiki had for a long time.” Fortunately for those of us who like piña coladas, times change. Story by Wesley Case. Link in bio. (📷 by Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

The category for our current Reader SunShots photo contest, "Cool, green and shady," leaves plenty of possibilities. Enter at (Photos by users jweze1, shutchins19 and SUSAN THEUNS)

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