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Tim Smith

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Tim Smith is The Sun’s fine arts critic, covering classical music, theater and visual arts. Before starting at The Sun in 2000, Smith was classical critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where he also contributed to NPR. He's written for The New York Times and BBC Music Magazine, and he's a contributor to Opera News. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

Recent Articles

  • 'Something Rotten' is anything but

    'Something Rotten' is anything but

    Brevity, as the one and only William Shakespeare wrote (or did he?), may be the soul of wit, but the creators of "Something Rotten!" never met a pun or a piece of shtick they couldn't stretch. The result, which you can catch at the Hippodrome Theatre through Sunday (and you should), is a musical...

  • The Moth to make Baltimore debut with storytelling at Center Stage

    The Moth to make Baltimore debut with storytelling at Center Stage

    The Moth, a New York-based nonprofit organization marking its 20th anniversary of promoting "the art and craft of storytelling," will make its local debut in May at Baltimore Center Stage. Five storytellers will be featured in this Moth Mainstage event, speaking without notes as they share personal...

  • Center Stage to explore faith, love and comedy in 2017-2018 season

    Center Stage to explore faith, love and comedy in 2017-2018 season

    For its 2017-2018 season, the first full one in the company's freshly renovated home on North Calvert Street, Baltimore Center Stage will offer a mix of light, dark and in-between. And the not-yet-known — the finale to the Mainstage Season will be a new work, to be announced later, written and...

  • 'Annie' tour to play Baltimore on 40th anniversary of show's Broadway opening

    'Annie' tour to play Baltimore on 40th anniversary of show's Broadway opening

    There's serendipitous timing in the arrival of "Annie" at the Lyric Opera House on Friday. This national touring production of the popular musical will open its short Baltimore visit with a performance on the exact 40th anniversary of the show's Broadway opening at the Alvin (now Neil Simon) Theatre...

  • Leonard Slatkin conducts hearty program with Peabody Symphony, Marina Piccinini

    Leonard Slatkin conducts hearty program with Peabody Symphony, Marina Piccinini

    It was nice to have Leonard Slatkin in town, if only for a single concert with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. The eminent, if (in some stubborn corners) under-valued, conductor has done terrific work as music director of the Detroit Symphony for nearly a decade. Like the city...

  • Clayworks board to move ahead with sale of buildings

    Clayworks board to move ahead with sale of buildings

    Brushing aside "criticism from a small population of petitioners," the board of Baltimore Clayworks has voted to move ahead with the sale of two buildings that have long been home to the organization in Mount Washington.  The board received an offer on the two properties on opposite sides of Smith...

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