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by Allan Appel | Jun 18, 2013 2:11 pm | Comments (1)
It’s not every string quartet concert where you can run through the splash pad, lick a cool Sponge Bob pop, and then climb on stage and sit down next to the violist.
by Doron Monk Flake | Jun 18, 2013 1:53 pm
There was brilliance backstage. One-man acrobatics on the grass. And a non-shrinking Violet thumping the bass on a main stage.
by Allan Appel | Jun 17, 2013 12:41 pm
In writing a play about a man stuck in an elevator, Aaron Jafferis, who infuses his work with social-justice messages, faced a challenge: How to be a writer unstuck, so that imagination soars up to the higher floors while he stays true to himself and his values. Or, in other words, how not to leave art stranded on the bottom floor.
by Ava Kofman | Jun 16, 2013 1:29 pm | Comments (3)
As his voice carried with gusto across the New Haven Green, Aaron Neville looked as though he hadn’t even broken a sweat. The R&B and soul singer from New Orleans was singing Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” as he best does––smoothly, the notes blending together with ease.
by Allan Appel | Jun 14, 2013 1:53 pm
When Don Wunderlee moved his studio from Westville to Erector Square, he had to cram into a reduced 400 square feet of space and hang his paintings-in-progress chock-a-block and atop each other.
That constriction gave him some new visual ideas that he now has plenty of room to show off.
They’re hanging in a unique new gallery space in town that is literally a city block long.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 14, 2013 11:05 am | Comments (2)
Surrounded by old-media volumes in a library with a storied past, 60 people gathered in the second floor of a narrow Chapel Street landmark to hear about new-media news websites and the future of journalism.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 13, 2013 11:50 am | Comments (1)
Two century-old Yale music buildings will be joined together and renovated, thanks to $25 million and new permission from city zoners.
by Allan Appel | Jun 13, 2013 11:45 am
Kansas-born and Illinois-raised Margot Nimiroski remembers the first time she saw the ocean. She was in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. She was 16 years old and prone to fall in love.
She did precisely that: with the ocean.
Decades later, after 26 years of service teaching pre-school special-ed kids in New Haven, she has taken up a new profession and expressed that former love in 15 large acrylic-on-canvas paintings inspired by the harbor in Branford, where she lives.
by Paul Bass | Jun 12, 2013 1:25 pm | Comments (10)
The ghost of Miles Davis haunted an old Vaudeville theater—and racked up some coins for a modern-day mayoral campaign.
by Ariela Martin | Jun 12, 2013 12:44 pm
“God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” a boy shouted to Josh.
They were at a school assembly, and Josh Castillo had just come out to his entire 8th grade.