by David Sepulveda | Mar 27, 2015 1:13 pm | Comments (6)
Two young women keeping a brisk pace in the cold of a dark spring evening briefly paused to gaze upward.
“That’s cool,” said one of them, as they glimpsed a towering, feminine figure bedecked in a flowing gown of cascading neckties.
by Allan Appel | Mar 27, 2015 1:05 pm | Comments (2)
Playing to a full house at the Shubert, Ammon Downer and Tanaiza Glass set the beat and a joyous tone for their talented crew of singers and dancers from the Edgewood School in “A Friend Like Me,” from the musical Aladdin.
by Chris Arnott | Mar 27, 2015 12:00 pm
Richard Pryor, Harry Potter, Cantonese opera singers, and The Stylistics co-exist (in various media), and Beethoven meets Schoenberg. Easter Day coincides with the start of a humanists’ conference. A cultural melting pot, as the snow continues to melt in April.
by Alexis Zanghi | Mar 27, 2015 12:00 pm | Comments (5)
When I first came to Daggett Street Square in 2007, I was taken by its rambling hallways, its pulley-operated elevator. The building may not have been insulated, but it was insular. By that time, few live-work spaces remained in New Haven. There had been others — on River Street; in the Munniemaker cigar factory on State Street; at Chapel and Church, above what is now Gotham Citi—all now shut down.
Now we can add Daggett Street Square to the list: Last week officials ordered it cleared out.
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 27, 2015 11:56 am
A cuckoo, popping out from its home to wish listeners a piercing, rhythmic hello. Upper strings coming in as a dizzying, modified melody. A deeper-throated cuckoo in a far-away nest, his throbbing birdsong flowing and out of conversation.
by Brian Slattery | Mar 27, 2015 8:12 am
“I’m every lung that’s breathing in this filthy city waste / I’m trick turning street walker / Mary full of grace / undocumented worker wage slave / I’m needle pierced vein / I am black rose on Grandmother’s grave,” Ceschi tells us on “Elm City Ballad,” an ode to the place he was raised and the first song released from his new album.
And then: “Love me, city, ‘till I’m gray / Elm City, love me safe / Love me ‘till I am erased.”
by Staff | Mar 26, 2015 2:57 pm
New Haven’s premier summer arts festival is looking back, and ahead, as it closes its second decade.
by Thomas Breen | Mar 26, 2015 2:11 pm
“Children deserve not lesser films but greater ones because their imaginations can take in larger truths and bigger ideas.” So film critic Roger Ebert wrote in his review of 1994’s The Secret of Roan Inish, a story of a young Irish girl who learns that her family tree includes a few selkies, the magical half-human, half-seal creatures of Irish folklore. As The Wizard of Oz, The Iron Giant, and the best works of Pixar and Studio Ghibli attest, however, when made well, these children’s films resonate just as deeply with adults.
As does Song of the Sea, the new Oscar-nominated animated film from director Tomm Moore. It creates a splendid and disturbing world in which children triumph, not through naïveté or some immaculate purity, but through courage, love, and an openness to that which they cannot easily understand. (The film is Song of the Sea currently playing now at the Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple St.)
by Allan Appel | Mar 26, 2015 11:02 am
Knights of Columbus museum curator Bethany Sheffer’s great-grandfather, Sheridan Phillip Sheffer, was a World War I veteran. A relative from a generation before him, still unidentified, served in the cavalry under General Philip Sheridan.
That general, who commanded Union cavalry in the Civil War, must have made quite an impression, because Sheridan is now a full-fledged Sheffer family name. Sheridan is Sheffer’s brother’s middle name.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 25, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments (2)
Ninth Square fashion designer (by way of Jamaica) Neville Wisdom is taking his design studio back to where it all began for him—well not exactly that far back. He’s heading back to Whalley Avenue in Westville Village, where he first owned a boutique in 2008, to expand his studio.