Tim Smith

Writer

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

  • 101 Baltimore serves more than terrific milkshakes in Federal Hill

    101 Baltimore serves more than terrific milkshakes in Federal Hill

    If you were to go grub-hopping in Federal Hill, you might find it hard to keep all the establishments straight (especially if you imbibe liberally as you hop). But if these places seem interchangeable in terms of culinary offerings, they do reveal little distinctions. At 101 Baltimore that means...

  • Bernstein's 'Mass' returns to Baltimore, as provocative as ever

    Bernstein's 'Mass' returns to Baltimore, as provocative as ever

    Leonard Bernstein never stopped searching for answers to age-old questions of life, love and death; never stopped seeking a way to bring disparate peoples together, to make them feel, to care, to hope. That search animated the incisive, riveting performances Bernstein conducted of works by Mozart,...

  • Cunningham's remains a vibrant dining spot in Towson

    Cunningham's remains a vibrant dining spot in Towson

    Cunningham’s, the popular restaurant just north of the Towson Circle, is located in a sleek, if faceless, building. The interior design, flecked with puffy fabric ceiling lights and other touches that would be at home in a Boca Raton club, approaches the edge of kitschy. Once you get seated in...

  • Patterson Public House, in former Bistro Rx space, shows off character and finesse

    Patterson Public House, in former Bistro Rx space, shows off character and finesse

    When Tanya Gralto and Scott Lanphear bought Bistro Rx early this year (Gralto used to be a manager there), they clearly found the right prescription to transform that pub into an inviting new place called Patterson Public House. Located across from Patterson Park, this corner tavern exudes a mix...

  • Little Bird Coffee Bar serves breakfast, lunch with Italian accent

    Little Bird Coffee Bar serves breakfast, lunch with Italian accent

    When you step into the basement where Little Bird Coffee Bar is nested just off the Avenue in Hampden, the charm rises up to greet you. It comes from the vintage-looking tables with covers patterned like blue china. From the exposed brick walls decorated with plates and old photos. And from the...

  • Concert in West Baltimore to bring together faiths, communities

    Concert in West Baltimore to bring together faiths, communities

    In a spirit of ecumenicism and civic activism, Union Baptist Church in West Baltimore will present “Amazing Grace: Uniting Community,” a free concert Oct. 11 featuring notable classical and jazz artists. The event is an outgrowth of collaborations in recent years between Union Baptist and the Church...

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