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

  • New jukebox musical 'Soul' delivers stacks of hits in vibrant production

    New jukebox musical 'Soul' delivers stacks of hits in vibrant production

    Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly get excited about another jukebox musical, couldn’t endure another two acts of golden — or not so golden — oldies woven into a vague sort of narrative, darned if Baltimore Center Stage doesn’t come along and give the tired genre a fresh jolt. “Soul: The...

  • Baltimore Symphony will wrap up its summer tour in Dublin

    Baltimore Symphony will wrap up its summer tour in Dublin

    The final stop in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s international tour in August will be Ireland. On August 29, music director Marin Alsop will lead the BSO in a program saluting the centennial of her mentor and friend Leonard Bernstein as part of the 2018-2019 International Concert Series at...

  • Vibrant food, friendly atmosphere make it easy to unwind at Grind and Wine

    Vibrant food, friendly atmosphere make it easy to unwind at Grind and Wine

    How often have you been to a restaurant where strangers said hello and waved goodbye? If you had asked me that question a few days ago, my response would have been quick and simple: never. But now I’ve been to Grind and Wine. Talk about a disarming experience. From the moment we stepped into the...

  • Kwame Kwei-Armah looks back on Center Stage, Baltimore

    Kwame Kwei-Armah looks back on Center Stage, Baltimore

    The world premiere of “Soul: The Stax Musical” at Baltimore Center Stage this week will serve as a kind of swan song for Kwame Kwei-Armah. He stepped down as the company’s artistic director early this year after seven eventful seasons that included a good deal of interesting work onstage and an...

  • Cool space, clever drinks, adventurous menu at The Charles

    Cool space, clever drinks, adventurous menu at The Charles

    As my colleague Wesley Case reported last fall, several Federal Hill restaurants and bars have undergone makeovers in recent years “to better reflect customer trends and appeal to patrons in search of new experiences. In some cases … that has meant an emphasis on dining rather than the party atmosphere...

  • BSO delivers bracing Bernstein program with Benedetti, Alsop

    BSO delivers bracing Bernstein program with Benedetti, Alsop

    Some anniversaries in the classical music world go by barely noticed. You are not likely to happen upon too many programs marking, say, the centennials this year of such composers as Gottfried von Einem, Frank Wigglesworth, Godfey Ridout or George Rochberg. But you can’t miss the attention generated...

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