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Before Makeover, Artists Preserve Winchester Legacy

by David Sepulveda | Sep 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Collection of Robert S. Greenberg Before transforming an 19th and 20th century Winchester rifle factory into luxury apartments, ForestCity developers hit the pause button, seeking a way to preserve and honor the building’s history and generations of Winchester workers.

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Arnott’s Arts Happenings For Sept. 29-Oct. 5

by Chris Arnott | Sep 23, 2014 2:48 pm

The galleries have it this week. There are new paintings, sculptures and/or drawings to appreciate at Atticus, City Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art. City-Wide Studios 2014 gets its party started. In other arts, Arcadia opens at Yale Rep, hard-working comedians take the mic in the Ninth Square and Wooster Street, and Big Sandy’s still rockin’.

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Expanded PRIDE Rejuvenates City

by Jordi Gassó | Sep 23, 2014 2:08 pm

Jordi Gassó Photo Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner and Judy Garland walked into a bar.

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An Entrepreneurs’ Memory Lane Debuts

by Allan Appel | Sep 23, 2014 2:06 pm

Kickapoo Indian Dream Book Most New Haveners know we produced the country’s clocks and its lollipops, its corsets and pizzas, its Erector Sets and Winchester rifles, and, of course, that allegedly history-making first burger at Louis’s Lunch.

But did you know that in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries we also made the sure the American people did not go without their rubber booties? Melodeans parlor organs? Combustible wooden matches made over in Westville? And don’t forget those indispensable bird cages for your beloved pet manufactured by the Andrew B. Hendryx Companyover on Audubon Street.

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“Parks” Carved From Concrete

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 22, 2014 7:59 am | Comments (1)

Eighteen local artists and organizations converted metered parking spaces all around the city into artistic public installations, to mark Friday’s international PARK(ing) Day.

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A New Haven Band Finds Its Lost Mind

by Lucy Gellman | Sep 19, 2014 11:45 am

Sam Perduta was losing his mind at the mic. The audience could see it slipping through his open lips and strumming fingers as he played, a brilliant flash of light here; a catch of breath there. In a small, clean corner of his skull, Erin McKeown, Buddy Holly and Wilco were slapping high fives and toasting to his new-found insanity. 

Lucy Gellman Photo Or maybe he had lost it already, wailing:

Lonesome, when I see you smile

And I’m dreaming that I’ve been someone else

Holy, when you’re here for a while 

All is beaming and we’re no longer in hell

I lost my mind in 2009

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The Grove Reborn As Digital Studios

by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2014 11:41 am | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo The Rev. Kevin Ewing told a business-rebirth story to a crowd gathered in the Ninth Square—then invited those assembled to start telling their own stories.

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“Thank You For Coming Out”

by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2014 8:41 am | Comments (2)

Paul Bass Photo Officially ushering in New Haven’s four-day Pride Weekend, Toni Harp used a punch line to make a serious statement about what kind of city she serves as mayor.

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Attention, New Haven: We Have “Swag”

by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 18, 2014 3:25 pm | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo When Kwaku Awuah and Nana Poku look out over New Haven—the home they chose for their hot Pan-African fashion house instead of New York—they see stylish people everywhere.

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Force MDs Hip-Hop Back To Life

by David Sepulveda | Sep 18, 2014 1:14 pm

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Czech-born British playwright Tom Stoppard once described theater production as a “team sport.” With a new play under production, New Haven playwright and theater director Sharece M. Sellem has broadened her theatrical team, inviting audience members to a series of staged readings to help shape the direction of Brothers Relived, a working title that could change—again.

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Sneakers on wires, graffiti on signs
Sep 23, 2014 5:17 pm
Address: Elm And Hobart New Haven, CT
Rating: 10

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Curb Damage
Sep 23, 2014 5:12 pm
Address: 335 Upson Terrace New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Resident reports that the curbing at this location is crumbling and in need of...

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