by Chris Arnott | Nov 21, 2014 12:01 pm
It’s homecoming week for New Haven-raised musicians. It’s also a time to honor such old and worthy traditions as 18th-century tribute concerts, live stagings of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and visits from one of the most foremost electronica/puppetry duos in the nation. Oh, and Thanksgiving is in there somewhere too.
by Lucy Gellman | Nov 21, 2014 11:46 am
Midway into the third movement of Robert Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen, David Perry was well on his way to constructing an alternate universe—a place where Schumann’s fairy tales could spring to life at the surprising change of a note, a new thought emerging from the belly of a clarinet or flurry of piano keys.
by Brian Slattery | Nov 21, 2014 10:01 am | Comments (2)
“You want us to turn the house music down before you start?” the sound man at Cafe Nine said. Chris Goudreau smiled. “It might be better than what you’re about to hear,” he joked.
by Allan Appel | Nov 20, 2014 1:55 pm
“Put your point down and then bring it straight up,” Jim Andreassi said. “He’s a beautiful man. I don’t want to lose any of that.”
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 20, 2014 12:24 pm | Comments (1)
Wearing a shirt that punned “All we knead is love,” Dominick Mirabile flung a disc of dough back and forth between open hands, “opening it up” to 11 inches, the size of a standard personal pizza at Red Tomado.
by Lucy Gellman | Nov 19, 2014 4:41 pm
Christian Shaboo had ventured deep into the territory of “The Laughing Man.” Already he had relayed to the audience the man’s repeated triumphs against the nefarious Marcel Dufarge and his evil daughter; his cunning ways with the Paris sewer system; his facility in talking to animals. With one free hand, the actor wove The Laughing Man’s mask through the air, a layering of red poppy petals, waxy and pungent, appearing before the rapt audience as his fingers flitted to and fro.
by Brian Slattery | Nov 18, 2014 4:18 pm | Comments (2)
“You’d never imagine that in this day and age, people would believe in psychics. But it’s big. They’re filling arenas.” So Mark Edward said to a packed house at the Institute Library for the latest “Amateur Hour,” where Edward worked his powers as a medium, then showed how most of it is a crock—and then, somehow, worked his powers again.
by Donald Brown | Nov 18, 2014 12:49 pm
The idea behind the phrase “the blind leading the blind” is that without true faith a person is blind and anyone he leads or teaches will be led astray. Both will fall into the ditch. The phrase is apt for Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer, which finishes its run at the New Haven Theater Company this weekend.
by David Sepulveda | Nov 18, 2014 12:46 pm | Comments (1)
Event sponsors insisted it was not a workshop or seminar, but it had all the hallmarks of one. Flip charts with prompts scrawled in magic marker lined the walls of the hall. On tables sat programs to go along with bright-red information packets. November is National Adoption Awareness Month and invited speakers drove shards of awareness into every heart present.
by Ike Swetlitz | Nov 17, 2014 4:35 pm | Comments (3)
One week after Whole G Bakery arrived in Pitkin Plaza, another coffee shop announced plans to open a block away—with a mission to “end poverty” in the process.