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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

  • Baltimore artist Joyce Scott named MacArthur Fellow

    Baltimore artist Joyce Scott named MacArthur Fellow

    Joyce J. Scott was in no mood for a prank phone call a few weeks ago. The Baltimore-born artist, known for creating intricate, often provocative jewelry and beaded sculptures, was coping with acute sciatica. Unable to lie down, she tried to get some sleep while seated at a desk, her head resting...

  • Everyman Theatre pairs drinks, dessert with performances; spotlights women's voices

    Everyman Theatre pairs drinks, dessert with performances; spotlights women's voices

    You can take in a whole lot more than a play this season at Everyman Theatre, which seems to have developed quite an appetite for offering extras to its patrons.  The company introduced a dessert bar on opening night earlier this month. Now comes word of a party nights and new dinner-and-show package....

  • Baltimore Symphony gala with Itzhak Perlman, OrchKids raises $1 million

    Baltimore Symphony gala with Itzhak Perlman, OrchKids raises $1 million

    Judging by the bottom line, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2016-2017 season-opening gala Saturday night was an unqualified success. The event raised a little over $1 million. That total includes about $40,000 raised during the concert portion of the evening. Audience members were encouraged...

  • New musical work, 'Mother's Lament,' confronts deaths of young black men

    New musical work, 'Mother's Lament,' confronts deaths of young black men

    Politicians, pundits and protesters have had much to say about the deaths of young black men in Baltimore and other cities. Saturday night at Morgan State University, musicians will address the issue. "Mother's Lament," a work for soprano, chorus and orchestra created by two Morgan faculty members,...

  • Rep Stage takes telling journey to 'The Other Place'

    Rep Stage takes telling journey to 'The Other Place'

    Wearing a trim, businesslike suit and allowing a trim, businesslike trace of a smile to cross her face, Juliana Smithton launches into a sales pitch for a new drug at a convention of neurologists in the Virgin Islands. A few weak jokes, some slick visual illustrations — all is going routinely for...

  • A mildly startling encounter with 'Wait Until Dark' at Everyman Theatre

    A mildly startling encounter with 'Wait Until Dark' at Everyman Theatre

    "Wait Until Dark" isn't a fool-proof thriller. While the 1966 play by Frederick Knott contains ingredients for suspense — the central figure is a blind woman in Greenwich Village, N.Y., terrorized by men seeking a doll stuffed with a valuable commodity — there's the little matter of a Swiss cheese-like...

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