by Brian Slattery | Jul 21, 2017 7:52 am | Comments (2)
During a show in July 1980 by the local new wave band Disturbance, Hank Hoffman — musician, recording collector, and now proprietor of Best Video Film & Cultural Center — recorded the sound of what could have been a shooting. It was at Ron’s Place, which was on the corner of Park and Chapel. In the recording, you can hear guitarist and vocalist Marc Puttock apologizing for the delay. “We’re glad to be with you now,” he says.
Then someone interrupts. “Whoa, whoa, whoa! Get down! Everybody get out of the way. Just get down and out of the way. I’m telling you, get down, he’s got a gun!”
Continue reading ‘How Hank Hoffman Caught New Waven’
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2017 7:43 am
In marrying craftsmanship and financial savvy, a New Haven printshop has become a case study in keeping a creative business afloat.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2017 7:42 am
Scene: The city and the forest, once a single village, have been divided by a railroad that cuts through the land.
Scene: The two halves are now two municipalities. No trade flows between them. Families, then friends, lose touch. The city moves to protect itself with high walls.
Scene: All the trees are dying, one by one. The walls have severed their roots.
Continue reading ‘All Aboard The “Dream Train”’
by Reinaldo Goeyenechea/ La Voz Hispana | Jul 21, 2017 7:41 am
by David Sepulveda | Jul 20, 2017 11:40 am | Comments (1)
New York-based percussionist Ed Fast, who recently played in orchestras at Shubert Theater’s Motown The Musical, at Long Wharf Theatre’s The Most Beautiful Room in New York, and for Yale Rep’s production of Assassins, said he spent a lot of time in New Haven, recognized the city’s vibrancy, and wanted to add to it.
Continue reading ‘Ed Fast & Congo-Bop Has The Clave To Elm City Social’
by Samuel Hadelman | Jul 20, 2017 7:50 am | Comments (3)
Chubb Rock, a rapper popular for the 1991 smash hit “Treat ‘Em Right,” gave New Haven a soulful performance Wednesday evening in Goffe Street Park to launch this summer’s Cool Breeze in the Park Series.
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by Jerry Craft | Jul 20, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (1)
Continue reading ‘Mama’s Boyz’
by Zoe Matthiessen | Jul 19, 2017 7:40 am | Comments (1)
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by Jon Greenberg | Jul 18, 2017 7:51 pm | Comments (2)
Libby Abraham claimed the rights to the title of best pie baker in Westville Monday evening, fending off seven strong competitors to win a neighborhood-wide competition.
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by Zoe Matthiessen | Jul 18, 2017 7:43 am | Comments (2)
Continue reading ‘Brothers From Another Mother’