by Brian Slattery | Feb 28, 2015 6:45 pm
At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a moment 12 years in the making approached, as a crew put up the first part of the new marquee for the College Street Music Hall, formerly the Palace Theater.
“It’s still got to come another half-inch,” called one of the workmen. “Whoa! That’s a big-ass half inch!”
by Chris Arnott | Feb 27, 2015 12:04 pm
From Romantic art to An Historic music, from Beauty to Beast, from a Bach-laden Vespers service to karaoke protest songs, to whatever voters ask Orchestra New England to play, this is a diversely labelled week of arts in New Haven.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 26, 2015 1:49 pm
“When it comes to the physical side of things, you have to know how to hit someone without damaging a kidney.”
“I’m proud of the fact that I got two kids out of my small hole. My boys are awesome.”
So said two of the eight women — including a nun, a dominatrix, a musician, a lawyer, an actress, and someone who worked for Mother Teresa in Calcutta — in Shiny Objects, a show conceived, developed, and performed by Maura Hooper and Zenzi Williams for a Feb. 19–21 run at the Yale Cabaret.
by David Sepulveda | Feb 26, 2015 1:10 pm | Comments (1)
It was a close shave for some firefighters, police and civilians who dared “brave the shave,” losing their locks to a phalanx of hair stylists as part of the annual St. Baldrick’s childhood cancer research fundraiser held at Pitkin Plaza’s Trinity Bar — formerly O’Tooles — the site of previous St. Baldrick’s events.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 25, 2015 1:44 pm
It was a chilly night in January, and the headliner at Cafe Nine had cancelled due to a family emergency. That left Rudeyna — a New Havener by way of Lebanon, Cyprus, and other points Middle East — to headline the show herself.
Turned out that was just fine.
by Paul Bass | Feb 25, 2015 8:11 am
Curtiss Cook Jr. has an all-too-familiar story to tell New Haven, one he hopes the city will help him unpack: a story about a young African-American man, full of promise, shot dead in a senseless murder.
by David Sepulveda | Feb 24, 2015 5:01 pm
For dozens, perhaps hundreds of people in New Haven, the metallic, gold-painted shipping container deposited on the broad walkway outside the Yale University Art Gallery last week until Mar. 1, will be a gateway to Iran.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 24, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (24)
John Cavaliere doesn’t want Lyric Hall to be added to a growing list of places in New Haven that used to be — but a five-figure back-taxes bill threatens to lower the curtain on the Westville cultural gathering place.
by C.A. Nolte | Feb 24, 2015 2:32 pm
The day was blustery and frigid, and the contestants huddled together at crowded tables at the Russian Lady on Temple Street repeatedly asked the hosts of the first annual “World Series of Trivia” about the cold.
“What do they want me to do? People keep coming in from outside,” barked Craig Ventura, owner of Big Boy Entertainment and co-host for the day’s tournament.
“I know,” sighed Alley Meeker, one of his regular hosts.
by Donald Brown | Feb 24, 2015 8:37 am | Comments (1)
For six years, A Broken Umbrella Theatre has been producing theatrical works that incorporate New Haven history, staged in relevant locations. With Seen Change!, which has its final run of shows Feb. 25–28, the local troupe has put together a show that trades upon the history of theater in New Haven, using the Shubert lobby for Act I, the lobby of the Taft next door — where traditionally opening night receptions were held — for Act II, and the stage and orchestra section of the Shubert itself for Act III.