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Culture & Artsby Brew Editors5:03 pmJun 9, 20100

Belly dancers wiggle their middles for Artscape

Above: Belly dancers dance outside today’s Artscape press event

The 2010 Artscape lineup aims to shake up the annual summer arts-n-eats event with some hipper music and edgier features so, as if to reinforce the theme, they had belly dancers shaking their hips at today’s news conference.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts appeared at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to promote the dance, art, tech, and music events included in this year’s annual summer festival, which will take place Friday, July 16 through Sunday July 18, on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

This year’s lineup will include a number of contemporary indie, hip hop and R&B acts such as Musiq Soulchild, Cold War Kids, and Wale, as part of what seems to be an ongoing effort to keep the festival interesting and relevant. This year’s festival will also include a new tech-oriented event called “BetaScape,” which will consist of three days of demonstrations and workshops revolving around experimental technology and video gaming.

The belly dancers, we’re told, will be there too.

Read the full and detailed 2010 Artscape lineup here.

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