Arts and Entertainment

Annual tree lighting kicks off WinterFest 2017, despite construction

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Santa and Mrs. Claus ride fire truck into town to mingle. Photo by Morgan Schmidt. By Morgan Schmidt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer TOWSON, Md. – The lighting of the city’s 20-foot pine Christmas tree filled with 1,400 twinkling bulbs kick-started exciting month-long activities while [...]

Art was key during the Anti-Apartheid movement

November 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Internationally renowned actor, screenwriter Malcolm Purkey. Photo by Jerice Boston Jerice Boston Baltimore Watchdog Staff writer TOWSON – Art played a significant role in helping to dismantle the racist, inhumane system of apartheid in South Africa, internationally renowned actor, director [...]

Towson students learn ideologies by way of the Arts

October 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

“Defamation” cast. Photo by Alexander Muldrow By Alexander Muldrow Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson University students, faculty and staff faced challenges to core beliefs about race, religion, gender and class on Wednesday from the most unlikely place – a play. [...]

Feminist writer Roxane Gay: Be yourself, accept your flaws

October 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Seanne Coates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Popular feminist and New York Times writer Roxane Gay wowed a Towson University audience with tales of her struggles with weight after a traumatic gang rape, but stressed that meaningful change only comes when we trust the inner goodness of mankind. [...]

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 [...]
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