| Jul 20, 2014
| 3:38 PM
People at Artscape stared at the group of dancers in a small pocket park. A man in a tucked-in checkered shirt twirled his fingers, a woman in a red bandana danced the hula and a boy in an Outkast T-shirt moved his hips.
Yet there was no music in the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:52 PM
After spending a few hours inside the former Centre Theatre on North Avenue, I had no trouble envisioning its dazzling future. What had been a partially roofless, water-saturated spongy mess of wet plaster is now thoroughly cleaned, a shell full of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:13 AM
This weekend, Artscape (you know, just "America's largest free art festival") will bring an abundance of color and quirkiness to Baltimore for the 33rd year. The annual festival will entertain over 350,000 attendees with a slate of free performances,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
This weekend, Artscape will bring an abundance of color and quirkiness to Baltimore for the 33rd year. Here are new must-see attractions.
Aerial Arts Arena
Up in the air (just a little aerial arts humor) about checking out this lineup of acrobats,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The leaders of Baltimore's fashion scene are collaborating to stage three days of fashion marketplace events in the city this summer.
The third annual Fashion Block at Artscape and the Fashion and Art Block in the Inner Harbor will bring fashion...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
A listless west-side block of downtown Baltimore will undergo an energetic makeover if an idea generated by DIY-style theater troupes and local developer Winstead "Ted" Rouse comes to fruition.
Their plan, submitted earlier this year when the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:18 AM
I returned to my old community of West Baltimore, under the shadow of Bon Secours Hospital near the intersection of West Fayette and North Payson streets, to visit a native I had not seen for three decades. David Brown, who lived across the alley from...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Five community art projects, including a sculptural weather station featuring a giant pig, a children's garden full of upward-growing, kinetic "sculptures" and Baltimore's tallest mural, will begin transforming some of Baltimore's underused public...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The financially troubled People's Community Health Centers closed its five clinics serving low-income Marylanders on Monday.
The organization had announced plans to shut the doors at the end of June, though as recently as last week officials were...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Alice Johnson noticed the checker boards that recently popped up behind her house, a neat brick rowhouse in the Barclay neighborhood of Baltimore.
"People will definitely use them," she said. "I play. I wish I could play chess, too."
She should have...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Names are not what they seem for the Baltimore rock quintet Vinny Vegas. Start with the band's name: It is not the alter ego of lead singer Scott Siskind, but rather an obscure reference to a professional wrestler from the early '90s.
Then there's the...