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

  • Palio offers fresh, vibrant Italian fare at Foundry Row

    Palio offers fresh, vibrant Italian fare at Foundry Row

    If you haven’t thought of Foundry Row as a fine dining destination, it’s time for another visit to this Wegmans-anchored retail center in Owings Mills. The collection of eateries now boasts Palio, a vibrant restaurant serving characterful Italian fare. Named for a famously raucous bareback horse...

  • Jazz + Soju spices up the Locust Point dining scene

    Jazz + Soju spices up the Locust Point dining scene

    A fusion of flavor and visual flair make Jazz + Soju a distinctive addition to the Locust Point area. The handsome restaurant on the ground floor of Anthem House combines industrial chic (high ceilings, exposed duct work, eclectic lighting fixtures, etc.) with a neat homage to classic jazz — album...

  • Everyman Theatre's summer cabaret features Broadway veterans

    Everyman Theatre's summer cabaret features Broadway veterans

    Back in the days when Everyman Theatre was located in cramped quarters on North Charles Street, the company periodically inserted modest musical revues into the lineup. I remember enjoyable cabarets there devoted to songs by Irving Berlin and the lyrics of Dorothy Fields. Happily ensconced in its...

  • David Cordish's new restaurant a good bet 24/7 at Live Hotel

    David Cordish's new restaurant a good bet 24/7 at Live Hotel

    You can tell a lot about a restaurant by the way it treats potatoes. They’re clearly considered much more than just an obligatory starch to fill up plates at David’s in the new Live Hotel adjoining Maryland Live Casino. The kitchen prepares potatoes with such finesse that they’ll make you feel...

  • Miku Sushi and Steakhouse a pleasant haven in Cockeysville

    Miku Sushi and Steakhouse a pleasant haven in Cockeysville

    Miku Sushi and Steakhouse in Cockeysville provides a casual, hospitable haven for sampling a wide selection of sushi, tempura and more. Despite its name, this Japanese restaurant, occupying a space previously home to Saigon Remembered, doesn’t list a great deal of steak on the menu. That might...

  • Single Carrot Theatre seeks to raise $55,000 by July 31 to stay afloat

    Single Carrot Theatre seeks to raise $55,000 by July 31 to stay afloat

    Single Carrot Theatre, the ambitious troupe that has stirred up Baltimore’s cultural life with provocative productions since 2007, is facing a financial crisis. The company has issued a plea to the public seeking to raise $55,000 by July 31 due to “a critical shortfall that may mean the end of...

  • Young Victorian Theatre Co. approaches 'Mikado' mindful of controversy

    Young Victorian Theatre Co. approaches 'Mikado' mindful of controversy

    For most of the past 133 years, Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “The Mikado” has been widely enjoyed for its extraordinarily tuneful score and its droll satire of British government and society, thinly disguised by use of a fictional Japanese setting. Today, this 1885 work comes with what might...

  • Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene

    Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene

    Maybe the world doesn’t really need yet another purveyor of American cuisine, but the month-old Stanford Kitchen does it with style and snap, giving a welcome boost to the dining scene in Owings Mills. Never mind that the restaurant has a blah location — just another of those cookie-cutter strip...

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