Arts and Entertainment

Local restaurant brings Basque flavor to Baltimore

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chaz Brown Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Ben Lefenfeld’s love for cooking began as a child, when he would prepare breakfast for his family before school. Today, he owns his own restaurant. Lefenfeld, 37, is the executive chef and co-owner of La Cuchara, a Basque region inspired restaurant [...]

International filmmaker turns attention to Baltimore tradition

December 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Holden Warren describes himself as “hell bent on a better world,” and he has a lot to show for it. After spending a little over three years in Tonga serving in the Peace Corps, the photographer and filmmaker began travelling the world to [...]

Putting Baltimore artists on the MAP for 35 years

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Neil Kenworthy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer In the late 1990s, Mina Cheon went from place to place searching for a gallery in the Baltimore area to display a new large-scale project she  called “SCI-ART.” After hearing good things about the Maryland Art Place, Cheon decided to meet with [...]

Music Review: Chaz French gets personal in new mixtape

December 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jasmine Palmer Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The DMV is slowly but surely making a name for itself on the mainstream scene of hip-hop music and young artists like Washington, DC-native Chaz French, the self- proclaimed “ghetto superstar,” are the talk of the town and beyond. French held a [...]

From ‘average’ student to radio personalilty

November 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jasmine Palmer Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer For some college students, doing an extracurricular activity is something to fill spare time. But for Joshua Baker, his spare time activity turned into his present career in radio. As a student at Towson University, Baker said he was the average [...]

Baltimore history is opening its doors

October 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Dante U. Barboy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore area residents who are interested in the city’s architecture will get a chance to visit some historic buildings on Saturday as part of the annual Doors Open Baltimore event. Doors Open Baltimore is a one-day free event that welcomes the [...]

Local artist explores the meaning of masculinity

October 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Malena Khan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer It’s Thursday afternoon and prior to teaching an art class at Towson University, Matthew Sherwood walks through the MFA studio in the Center for the Arts. He passes paintings of city landscapes, abstract sculptures and finally stops in front of a [...]

Comic book convention brings out the artists

October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Josephine Valois Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Hundreds of artists from across the nation gathered on the last weekend of September to showcase their work at one of the most popular comic book conventions on the East Coast, Baltimore Comic Con. Artist Steve Blickenstaff showcases his work at [...]