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Tim Smith

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Tim Smith was 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. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

Recent Articles

  • Holy Frijoles in Hampden is back in the groove after 2016 fire

    Holy Frijoles in Hampden is back in the groove after 2016 fire

    After two decades of providing Mexican-style fare on the Avenue in Hampden, Holy Frijoles temporarily closed when it was heavily damaged by a fire August 2016. But the restaurant bounced back a year later and seems to be going strong again. The original kitchen — which, as owner Geoffrey Danek...

  • Alsop, BSO deliver a rousing 'Rite of Spring'

    Alsop, BSO deliver a rousing 'Rite of Spring'

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has introduced various concert series over the years and experienced likewise various results (remember Symphony With a Twist?). One that caught on early during Marin Alsop’s tenure as music director and, judging by the turnout Saturday night at Meyerhoff Symphony...

  • Dining review: At Foraged, back-to-nature dining feels fresh and adventurous

    Dining review: At Foraged, back-to-nature dining feels fresh and adventurous

    The back-to-nature, farm-to-table ethos is so widespread that some folks may yawn at yet another manifestation of it. But Foraged, the recent addition to Hampden’s dining scene, embraces the concept in a way that feels fresh, not to mention serious — when you’ve got a hydroponic garden occupying...

  • At the Vineyard Wine Bar, food and wine make a tasteful blend

    At the Vineyard Wine Bar, food and wine make a tasteful blend

    One of the most appetizing-looking places along North Washington Street in the heart of Havre de Grace is the Vineyard Wine Bar. It’s even more appetizing inside, where you may easily find yourself whiling away the vintages for hours. Launched in 2009, this establishment is clearly devoted to wine,...

  • BSO spotlights neglected African-American composer Florence Price

    BSO spotlights neglected African-American composer Florence Price

    Friday night’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert proved rewarding in many ways, not the least that it opened with a piece by Florence Price, a trailblazer as an African-American woman in the first half of the 20th century. That this Arkansas-born composer — whose output includes symphonies,...

  • Time traveling with the Cone sisters, Gertrude Stein in new Rep Stage play

    Time traveling with the Cone sisters, Gertrude Stein in new Rep Stage play

    At the center of “All She Must Possess,” the entertaining play by Susan McCully receiving its world premiere at Rep Stage, is Etta Cone, the unassuming half of the celebrated sisters from Baltimore who amassed an astounding collection of contemporary art at the turn of the 20th century. But Etta...

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