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January 4, 2012

Midweek Madness: A distinctive duo notes that it's cold outside

It's a new year, and a new excuse to continue inflicting Midweek Madness on you.

As all but my warm weather friends know, temperatures have aken a decidedly wintry turn of late. Some of us got awfully spoiled by the nearly balmy conditions over the holidays (my other half, my sister and I went down-y-oshun, as we say in Baltimore, on New Year's Day, enjoying the very tolerable conditions Lewes and Rehoboth Beach in Delaware), but we knew it couldn't last forever.

So, for all of those you currently thinking, baby, it's cold outside, here's a duet by two icons who, somehow, seem ...

meant for each other -- Mae West and Rock Hudson:

Posted by Tim Smith at 5:33 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Clef Notes, Drama Queens
        

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Perfection (of a sort) Achieved!

Of a sort, indeed. TIM

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

Think of this as your open-all-hours, cyber green room, where there's always a performer or performance to discuss, some news to digest, or maybe just a little good gossip to share.
Note: Tim Smith now writes about the fine arts at baltimoresun.com/artsmash. This blog will be kept in place as an archive for an indefinite period. Please visit the new location to get the latest Mid-Atlantic arts coverage.
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