Local business owner hopes to teach kids a second language: music.

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sixteen years ago, Justin Levy set out to teach children a second language: music. Today, the 32-year-old biochemist and musician has built a growing business in the heart of Towson in which he revels in the chance to teach students to create their own [...]

Baltimore artists bring life to the city

December 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore arts scene is a growing force in the country as local painters, writers, sculptors and others are getting their voices heard, four critically acclaimed artists said in interviews over the past two weeks. Oletha DeVane, Espi [...]

When art becomes a verb

May 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Jared M. Swain Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer No one took Donald Hicken seriously when he said he wanted to get into theatre in high school. He was a football player and most saw him as a jock. “I asked the guy in charge to join…but he thought it was a joke,” Hicken said. “I had to [...]

Like it or not, local artist always tells Da Truth

April 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Faras Aamir Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Madea Bailey, who goes by the stage name Da Truth, performing in front of about 150 people at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. Photo by Faras Aamir. At a time of racial tension in Baltimore and around the country, one local artist is trying [...]