by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 7, 2015 5:12 pm | Comments (2)
The burrito started out the way so many burritos start: with a flour tortilla.
What Sasha Feliciano loaded the steamed flour tortilla up with next probably would have made you pause and say either, “Why would anyone do that?” or “Why didn’t I think of that?”
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 7, 2015 1:14 pm
“I just couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of someone who appeared to be the female forefather of the theater and I got so intrigued by the fact that no one knows the real facts about her ... she just seemed to contain so many selves,” said Leora Morris on a recent afternoon, her hands whizzing through the air as she spoke.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 6, 2015 3:06 pm | Comments (1)
“Sing modestly,” Reverand Kari Henkelmann urged the audience from where she stood in the blue-and-green dotted apse of Battell Chapel. “Do not bawl, so as to be heard above or distinct from the rest of the congregation, that you may not destroy the harmony, but strive to unite your voices together, so as to make one clear melodius sound. Above all, sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing.”
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 5, 2015 8:50 pm | Comments (1)
Adam Williamson was having a good night. It was not quite dark, and already he had walked the U.S. Coast Guard Band through several patriotic anthems, a cloudless, orange-streaked sky settling over East Rock as they played. Then he moved onto Charles Ives and American jazz standards, the sky morphing to a velvety indigo. Now, strains of La Marseillaise marched triumphantly from the horns and woodwinds, climaxing before they were overtaken by a stronger Russian theme.
by Finnegan Schick | Jul 5, 2015 8:32 pm | Comments (4)
National pride became local pride on the Fourth of July as New Haven honored the city’s role in the American Revolution.
by Alessandro Powell | Jul 2, 2015 9:24 am
“Everyone’s from everywhere,” said frontman Erik Elligers of Goodnight Blue Moon from the stage last Wednesday, as the band kicked off the Twilight Concert Series on the lawn of the historic Pardee-Morris House in Morris Cove. The sounds of light traffic beyond the hedges were the only reminder we were not in the country. The lawn filled with fans on picnic blankets and folding chairs. Encouraged by Elligers, young and old took to their feet, clapped, and danced. The lawn crowd swelled with passersby and neighbors who joined concertgoers, whether they boogied down or lounged in the dying light and the plentiful shade of a nearby tree.
by David Sepulveda | Jul 1, 2015 2:45 pm | Comments (2)
“I’ve looked at this for years and years in books. I can’t believe it’s in front of me,” said New Haven artist and printmaker Allan Greenier, as he stood before an etching by 20th century French painter and printmaker Jacques Villon, brother of the more famous Marcel Duchamp.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 1, 2015 1:32 pm | Comments (1)
The Guzman siblings used to knead and bake sweet, nutty pan de fiesta to sell at festivals in their home town of Tlaxcala, Mexico.
When they moved to New Haven, they brought the party to Grand Avenue.
by Allan Appel | Jun 30, 2015 3:05 pm
Never cut the fingernails of your left hand. Bury your head in the ground. Or your body, up to the neck, to feed the ants.
Let a huge jug of water, drop by drop, fall on your head.
by Sebastian Medina-Tayac | Jun 30, 2015 11:21 am | Comments (1)
Dancers under umbrellas, jackets, and trash bags were soaked by a steady rain at the last performance of the Arts and Ideas Festival on the Green. No one seemed to care about the weather, though, as they were pulled into the high energy of the Puerto Rican hit band Plena Libre.