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Domino's Sweet Spell Over Baltimore + Fireworks!

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The Domino Sugars sign in Baltimore's Inner Harbor has been restored and will be turned on for the first time on Sunday evening, July 4th. Credit: Melissa Gerr

Though fireworks in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor are cancelled for this year, there will still be a celebration of light!

The new Domino Sugars Sign, restored to all its 70-foot-by-120-foot glory, will be turned on for the first time. We hear some reasons Baltimoreans love it so.

Plus a conversation with pyrotechnic expert John Conkling, who describes how fireworks work and why we love them.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'