An Urgent Communique’ From The Senator Theatre!

An e-mail from Tom Kiefaber, owner of The Senator Theatre:

July, 20, 2009

Dear Friends of The Senator Theatre,

Today The Senator’s management released an urgent communique’ examining what’s currently taking place surrounding the  controversial auction of the historic landmark theatre by Baltimore City, scheduled to occur this Wednesday, July 22nd at 11am.

Please click this link to read the complete analysis at

It can also be accessed at along with additional information and links to recent relevant articles.

The most fearless and informed investigative reporter in Baltimore, who has been connecting the dots and reporting  on this unfolding saga for some time now, is Laura “Astrogirl” Serena on her blog site .

Thankfully her fellow media representatives have discovered that Astrogirl guides and they have recently picked up the trail that she so painstakingly revealed.

Thank you Astrogirl from all who love the encircled rebel base called The Senator. You’re slashing through the spin like a saber, outshining The Sun and providing “light for all” as the Empire closes in. May the force be with you Astrogirl!

Many of you have already expressed your individual concerns over what its occurring and asked
what you can do in response to the dire circumstances threatening The Senator and its precarious and uncertain future.

This is our 11th hour response asking for your timely attention to what’s taking place at The Senator!

We respectfully ask for approximately 20 minutes of your time to read an assessment [ it’s regrettably lengthy and not a tweet! ] regarding Baltimore’s murky business development group, the Baltimore Development Corporation [BDC] and their avowed intention to acquire ownership of
The Senator Theatre through a tainted auction process initiated by a former BDC official, now acting on behalf of Baltimore City government.

The document examines how our efforts in conjunction with the communities surrounding our landmark theatre to transition The Senator Theatre to community-based, non-profit ownership have been undermined by a number of our political representatves through methods that highlight Baltimore’s infamous culture of corruption.

The Senator Theatre is the pivotal property anchoring a 20 million dollar commercial redevelopment project and an attractive target in their sights.
They’ve chosen this late summer opportunity to step out of the shadows to pull the trigger with relative impunity in the absence of informed public scrutiny.

It’s an alarming situation coming to light at the proverbial 11th hour, creating a rising public outcry that appears destined to play out like a real life cliffhanger.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at and please also take the initiative to help disseminate the information by forwarding this email to others, including members of the media.

It’s now or never if this thinly veiled land grab of The Senator Theatre through behind-the-scenes machinations are to be better understood and possibly averted.

Contact information for Maryland’s city, state, and federal government officials is included below.

See you at the movies!

Regards, Tom Kiefaber

Contact Information for Government Officials
Baltimore City
Hon. Sheila Dixon, Mayor
100 N. Holliday St., Rm. 400
Baltimore, MD 21201

Andy Frank, Deputy Mayor

Stephanie Rawlings Blake, Pres. City Council
Baltimore City Council, City Hall
100 N. Holliday St., Rm. 400
Baltimore, MD 21201

Bill Henry, 4th District Council Representative
410-396-4830 OFFICE
410-303-8838 CELL
Local District Office: 5225 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212

Kim Clark, Executive Vice President
Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC)
36 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

William L. Beckford, Director of Commercial Revitalization
36 S. Charles St., Ste 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201

Kristy Taylor,
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, Northeast Baltimore


Governor Martin O’Malley
100 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland
FAX: 410-974-3275

State Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Miller Senate Office Building, 2 West Wing
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3145,
(301) 858-3145

Delegate Maggie Macintosh, District 43
House Office Building, Room 251
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
House Office Building, Room 131
12 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
FAX: 410-323-0401

Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
House Office Building, Room 314
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401


Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator’s Office
503 Hart Office Building, Washington D.C., 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4654 / Fax: (202) 224-8858

Benjamin L. Cardin, US Senator
509 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative
426 Cannon HOB
Washington D.C. 20515
PH: (202) 225-4016
FX: (202) 225-9219

Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative
2235 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington , D.C. , 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4741
Fax: (202) 225-3178

Charles A. Ruppersberger, US Representative
Washington Office
2453 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-2002
202-225-3061 phone
202-225-3094 fax


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