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February 22, 2012

Midweek Madness: A musical romp through 'Downton Abbey'

If, like me, you are having severe withdrawal pains since the Season Two finale of "Downton Abbey," you could use a little of my global gift, Midweek Madness, more than ever.

So how about a brief musical tour through the show for this week's entry?

OK, so the video is a bit old and doesn't actually take into account the second season, but most of the characters haven't changed that much, so it still works.

Anyway, you will be singing along in no time and feeling frightfully better:

Posted by Tim Smith at 5:48 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Clef Notes, Drama Queens


It's going to be a long wait until Season 3, but not as long as we have waited for MadMen to return.

I'll say -- I'm beginning to forget what the "Mad Men' people looked like. TIM

talking about mad men, that same channel posted a video about mad men, check it out!!!

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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 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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