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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.

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  • Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau give brilliant recital at Shriver Hall

    Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau give brilliant recital at Shriver Hall

    Susan Graham's long, eventful career -- almost 30 years of valued performances in opera houses and concert halls around the world -- finally included a visit to Baltimore on Sunday evening. Her recital for the Shriver Hall Concert Series wasn't just well worth the wait. It was sensational. The...

  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to present Maryland premiere in 2017-2018

    Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to present Maryland premiere in 2017-2018

    Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's 2017-2018 season will include plenty of attention to its namesake, along with some intriguing departures.As for the Bard, he will be represented by two productions at the company's downtown Baltimore home, starting with "Julius Caesar," Sept. 29 to Oct. 29. "The...

  • 'That Face' at Center Stage looks at ultra-dysfunctional family

    'That Face' at Center Stage looks at ultra-dysfunctional family

    Remember "Absolutely Fabulous"? That wickedly funny BBC sitcom introduced the character of a well-off, dysfunctional, British mother (and her equally flawed gal pal), spouting "Sweetie darling" in between fresh infusions of drugs and booze. Now try to imagine the darkest possible flip-side of that...

  • Everyman Theatre's 2017-2018 season to include company's first O'Neill, third Nottage play

    Everyman Theatre's 2017-2018 season to include company's first O'Neill, third Nottage play

    For its 27th season, Everyman Theatre will showcase works by  women, including 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. That four of six playwrights represented are women was not part of a deliberate plan. "I picked these works because they're great plays, not because they were written by women,"...

  • '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...

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