Generational Wisdom Passed

by Allan Appel | Feb 12, 2016 12:17 pm

Allan Appel Photo Remsen Welsh, a 14-year-old Educational Center for the Arts theater student, is just getting started on her most recent assignment, writing her own autobiographical play.

Jade King Carroll was about 14 when she was lucky enough to meet the centenarian Delany sisters, Sadie and Bessie, on the set at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, where her dad often contributed original music to the productions.

That’s where the outspoken Delanys’ lives — growing up with a father who was a freed slave and making their own pioneering achievements — were being fashioned into a Broadway-bound play entitled Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.

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Dine With Great Minds

by Staff | Feb 12, 2016 6:37 am

Contributed Photos What do world famous architect Cesar Pelli, renowned author Jelani Cobb, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, poet Reginald Dwayne Betts and Connecticut Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez have in common?  If you love New Haven children as much as we do, you can join these and other leaders for a rousing conversation over dinner in two weeks.

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Gershwin-Swift Legacy Soars Back To Life

by David Sepulveda | Feb 11, 2016 3:54 pm

Westville’s Lyric Hall will stage a world premiere Friday, as literature, music and history come together to celebrate the legacy of Broadway composers George Gershwin and Kay Swift in “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” a theatrical concert that will highlight composer George Gershwin’s  romance with Broadway composer Kay Swift and some of the landmark musical hits they produced.

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Elm City Celebrates Mardi Gras At Least Twice

by Brian Slattery | Feb 10, 2016 3:38 pm

At St. Paul and St. James Church on Wooster Street, the band was already swinging through some New Orleans classics and the food was out, a rich spread of gumbo, jambalaya, and rice and beans, complemented by a stack of pies from Pepe’s and a salad.

“Did you get a plate?” a parishioner asked. “It’s Fat Tuesday. You’re supposed to indulge a little.”

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