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Artsmash Critic Tim Smith covers classical music, theater and visual arts in Baltimore and beyond
Infinity Theatre rocks with 'Million Dollar Quartet'

There's something irresistible about eavesdropping on great musicians jamming, away from audiences and expectations. If someone thinks to turn on a microphone during such a session, you can end up with an invaluable souvenir.

That's what happened Dec. 4, 1956.

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Sondheim finalists explore themes of race, religion, sex, violence

Playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht argued that art is not so much "a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it." The exhibit of the 2016 Sondheim Artscape Finalists at the Baltimore Museum of Art includes a combination of both notions.

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Confronting race, violence through art at Galerie Myrtis

That post-racial society we were all supposed to be enjoying by now remains elusive, which makes “To Be Black in White America,” opening Saturday at Galerie Myrtis, all the more powerful.

The show, part of the Artscape Gallery Network, offers a timely commentary as much on old days as the here and now, and it does so in ways subtle and confrontational, poetic and emotional.

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Verdi's affecting Requiem closes BSO season

About a year and a half ago, when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced its 2015-2016 centennial season, the choice of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem for this weekend's final program could be viewed solely on the basis of the work's extraordinary musical worth. The massacre at a gay club in Orlando last Sunday morning gave a sobering new context to the selection.

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A complex 'Midlife' crisis from Single Carrot Theatre

If you're at all anxious about having a midlife crisis, or still scarred from the one you experienced, you might want to steer clear of Single Carrot Theatre.

The company's world-premiere production of Ben Hoover's "Midlife" takes you deep inside the head of a woman named Beck.

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Packed house greets Yo-Yo Ma, Alsop, BSO for all-Dvorak program

A packed house roared its approval for cellist Yo-Yo Ma, featured artist in an all-Dvorak program with the Baltimore Symphony led by Marin Alsop.

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