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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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Arnott’s Arts Happenings For Sept. 22-28

by Christopher Arnott | Sep 18, 2014 9:13 am

A week of awareness: of fast-rising pop and rap sensations, of new design innovations, of resident classical artistes, of punk performance poetry, of new Korean drama, of black cinema, and of rape as an international cultural and social-justice concern.

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Brunch Pops Up

by David Sepulveda | Sep 17, 2014 2:38 pm | Comments (3)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Combine a Love of New Haven, a love of cooking, and two “guerrilla gourmets” with determination— and Downtown Table, a new “pop-up” brunch restaurant in the heart of 9th Square, leaps beyond concept, to reality.

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Harpist Takes Care Of Unfinished Business

by Lucy Gellman | Sep 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Several years ago, in a Brooklyn that was largely new to him, Edmar Castaneda was picturing his ideal jazz setup: A clean, long stage in a performance hall or bar, ready for a night of music. But no upright bass. And certainly no saxophone.


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Pride Grows

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 17, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (2)

Metroline Aliyya Swaby Photo After a two-year hiatus, queer pride celebrations return to New Haven in full force this week, ballooning to fill four days instead of just one—and reflecting the movement’s continued advance into the cultural mainstream.

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Satchel’s Mural, Delivered

by David Sepulveda | Sep 16, 2014 4:52 pm | Comments (3)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Satchel Ramos watched aerosol-paint artist Josh Griffin create a mural-sized portrait of jazz great Wynton Marsalis. One day, Satchel said, I hope you paint my portrait, too.

Five years later, Griffin did. Sadly, Satchel was not around to see it. Lots of other people were.

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Scam with Invalid Handicapped tag
Sep 20, 2014 11:37 pm
Address: Woodland Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 6

Some guy with CT 766ZSS parks in different people's handicapped spots. Neighbor called...

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Noise issue with two residences at Park and Crown (one on each side of Crown)
Sep 20, 2014 10:20 pm
Address: Crown & Park St. New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

The two houses on either side of Crown (at Park St.) have been generating a ridiculous...

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