Day: July 15, 2019

Efforts are underway to save and restore Cab Calloway’s boyhood home in Baltimore

The childhood home of Cab Calloway, entertainer and bandleader, considered by many to be the first rapper, and his older sister, Blanche, the first woman to lead an all-male big band called “Her Joy Boys,” has escaped the wrecking ball for now and possibly forever. Baltimore officials wanted to demolish the boarded up rowhouse at 2216 Druid Hill Avenue and[Read More…]