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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

  • A novel take on 'Flies' from Annex Theater

    A novel take on 'Flies' from Annex Theater

    In William Golding's classic novel "Lord of the Flies," schoolboys survive a plane crash on a desolate island only to face a hideous fate of their own making, driven by base instincts of greed, power-lust and fear. That is, they behave just like adults. Members of Annex Theater, one of Baltimore's...

  • Murder-mystery musical 'Dorian's Closet' begins to take shape

    Murder-mystery musical 'Dorian's Closet' begins to take shape

    Inside a frigid, bare, black-box theater on the campus of Howard Community College the other day, a group of men sang ardently about imagining a world where dreams can come true and people can be celebrated for who they are. Everyone was in street clothes, but it didn't take much to imagine these...

  • A sampling of theater, classical music offerings to fill summer slowdown

    A sampling of theater, classical music offerings to fill summer slowdown

    As the heat index rises, the number of cultural events falls around here, with most of the big classical music and theater institutions going dark during the steamy summer weeks. This can leave some arts-craving folks feeling at a loss. But the calendar really isn't bare. Several outlets will deliver...

  • Concert Artists of Baltimore's 30th season to include Bach, Sirota premiere, homecoming

    Concert Artists of Baltimore's 30th season to include Bach, Sirota premiere, homecoming

    Concert Artists of Baltimore will celebrate its 30th anniversary season with a world premiere, a major work by Bach and a homecoming. Containing choral and orchestral forces, Concert Artists has long been known for interesting programs, a knack that is reflected in the 2016-2017 lineup. The organization...

  • Proud and dark moments of Md. history in Lewis, Historical Society exhibits

    Proud and dark moments of Md. history in Lewis, Historical Society exhibits

    Photographs of the Freddie Gray unrest taken by professionals and amateurs. Eubie Blake's celesta and cuff links. A whimsical sign from a decades-old Baltimore gay bar. The door from a building at segregation-era Druid Hill Park. Just a few of the fascinating items in two modest-sized exhibits...

  • New theater troupe unites Loyola Blakefield alumni

    New theater troupe unites Loyola Blakefield alumni

    It's almost routine to hear about new theater troupes popping up in Baltimore City. Not so much in Baltimore County. So the arrival of Gunpowder Repertory Theatre and its associated venture, the Later Acting Company, is newsy, as well as welcome.   Gunpowder Rep was formed by two alumni of Loyola...

  • Infinity Theatre rocks with 'Million Dollar Quartet'

    Infinity Theatre rocks with 'Million Dollar Quartet'

    There's something irresistible about eavesdropping on great musicians jamming, away from audiences and expectations. If someone thinks to turn on a microphone during such a session, you can end up with an invaluable souvenir. That's what happened Dec. 4, 1956. In a major case of serendipity, Elvis...

  • Sondheim finalists explore themes of race, religion, sex, violence

    Sondheim finalists explore themes of race, religion, sex, violence

    Playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht argued that art is not so much "a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it." The exhibit of the 2016 Sondheim Artscape Finalists at the Baltimore Museum of Art includes a combination of both notions. On one wall, for example, a display of...

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