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March 27, 2008


I keep forgetting to mention that last month I went to Suite, the fairly new nightclub in the basement of The Belvedere in Mount Vernon (1 E. Chase St.)

You get there by taking the lobby elevator down one floor. 

On Wednesdays, Charm City Improv hosts an R&B open mike night.

Most of the performers were OK, but one or two -- such as Kia Calloway -- were really impressive.  

And I loved how the live band could pick out pretty much any song the performer wanted to sing off the cuff -- no matter what key it was in. 

I just thought the $10 cover was too much for an open mike night on a weekday.

Here's a link to the venue's incredibly annoying MySpace site

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:04 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Charm City Improv? Is that different than Baltimore Improv Group?

Heh, yes. Very different.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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