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

  • Best of Baltimore 2018: Dining & nightlife

    Best of Baltimore 2018: Dining & nightlife

    Here are Baltimore Sun staffers’ picks in dining and nightlife categories for 2018: Ambience Bygone Talk about an uplifting experience. There is nothing like Bygone’s mesmerizing views of the harbor and the city, views that would make this a prime destination if it only served fast food. But this...

  • Baltimore Symphony in colorful form with Stenz, Steinbacher

    Baltimore Symphony in colorful form with Stenz, Steinbacher

    The tight chemistry between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Markus Stenz has been easy to hear since he took up the post in 2015 with a three-year contract. This week, that contract was extended until June 2019. Do I hear 2020? On Friday night at Meyerhoff Symphony...

  • At Lib's Grill in Maple Lawn, stellar food and service in an unlikely setting

    At Lib's Grill in Maple Lawn, stellar food and service in an unlikely setting

    There’s something extra energizing about encountering stellar food and service in an unlikely place. Nothing about Maple Lawn, the rather faceless development in Fulton where Lib’s Grill opened in December, suggests that fine dining could beckon there. An initial look inside the restaurant doesn’t...

  • Baldwin's Station remains an appealing destination in Sykesville

    Baldwin's Station remains an appealing destination in Sykesville

    Helping to put the picturesque in Sykesville is the former B&O Railroad depot, designed in vibrant Queen Anne style by E. Francis Baldwin. Opened in 1884, it fell into disrepair after the suspension of rail passenger service in the 1950s. But, rechristened Baldwin’s Station and substantially renovated,...

  • Emma's Tea Spot brings a bit of British charm to Hamilton

    Emma's Tea Spot brings a bit of British charm to Hamilton

    Nothing gets an Anglophile’s heart a-racing like the arrival of an authentic British tea shop in the Baltimore area. If, like me, you’re addicted to the venerable British soap opera “EastEnders” — Hey, WETA-UK: Couldn’t you air the show more than twice a week? We’re 11 years behind the series in...

  • Everyman Theatre serves a filling story of love, family and loss in 'Aubergine'

    Everyman Theatre serves a filling story of love, family and loss in 'Aubergine'

    The ingredients in “Aubergine,” Julia Cho’s play receiving an effective staging at Everyman Theatre, are not all that unusual — cups of relationship issues and family tensions, dashes of heart and head, a smidgen of old-fashioned wit and wisdom. But by making food the thread that connects everything...

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