The next time you’re downtown on the Green and need to send a quick email, an Instagram snap from a concert or simply find out when the next bus is coming you can do it without a cell phone data plan—though you will need a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
New York-based percussionist Ed Fast, who recently played in orchestras at Shubert Theater’s Motown The Musical, at Long Wharf Theatre’s The Most Beautiful Room in New York, and for Yale Rep’s production of Assassins, said he spent a lot of time in New Haven, recognized the city’s vibrancy, and wanted to add to it.
Climbing the 168 York Street stage, Kiki Lucia pulled at a noose hanging low around her neck, looking out at the audience with long-lashed, saucer-sized doe eyes. She jerked backward. The noose loosened, and she broke free.
Jimi Patterson has a lot of opinions and chooses his words carefully, especially when describing his relationship with his band — If Jesus Had Machine Guns — and his art.
“I am stubborn, easily agitated, strong-willed, brave, the most confident man you will ever meet, which can create some issues in a band,” he said. “It’s not a marriage, but it’s not prostitution either.”
As visitors entered the Ely Center of Contemporary Art for the center’s latest exhibit, they were offered copies of the Bill of Rights reproduced on white printer paper — giving a pointed political edge to the opening night of an already inherently political show. The reproduction of the historic document echoed the abundant reproduction of another American icon that was present: the American flag.