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The Baltimore Sun

Tim Smith

Writer

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 'Melange' of jazz, classical — and life

    A 'Melange' of jazz, classical — and life

    W.C. Handy's bluesy "Chantez Les Bas" segues, somehow, into the slow movement from Brahms' Violin Concerto. Debussy's "Clair de Lune," lushly transformed by a string quartet, a subtle drummer and a man sweetly singing about masks and moonlight, conjures up images of an unusually sophisticated nightclub.

  • Baltimore's Vagabond Players still going strong 100 years after launch

    Baltimore's Vagabond Players still going strong 100 years after launch

    Maybe it was something in the water — or maybe just that it was finally safe to drink after years of a dicey supply system. Whatever the cause, something sure started affecting a lot of culturally minded folks a century ago in Baltimore.

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