by David Sepulveda | Feb 23, 2018 3:05 pm
Career High School student and New Haven Arts and Ideas fellow Taryn Joseph could not have been more animated and excited to share her reaction to a “painful” painting with its creator, artist Rhinold Ponder.
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by Staff | Feb 23, 2018 11:09 am
As an especially vibrant Black History Month nears its end, this week’s Elm City Crossword tests your knowledge of some of the lasting achievements and institutions of New Haven’s African-American community.
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by Brian Slattery | Feb 23, 2018 8:16 am
A strong wind blew inside the rehearsal space at Long Wharf Theatre, making Dr. Watson and Sir Henry lean into it.
“And hat,” said director Brendon Fox. A member of the crew tossed a hat through the air in front of the characters, who were looking for and found a certain Dr. Mortimer, who might have some information they needed.
“We’re lookin’ for a woman with the initials ‘L.L.’!” Sir Henry shouted into the wind. “What?” Dr. Mortimer shouted back. “We’re looking for a woman!” Watson shouted. “So am I! I’m tired of being single!” Dr. Mortimer shouted.
Continue reading ‘Long Wharf Mystery Lets The Crowd See The Strings’
by Reinaldo Goeyenechea/ La Voz Hispana | Feb 23, 2018 8:04 am
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by Brian Slattery | Feb 22, 2018 8:36 am | Comments (1)
“Lantern Hill” begins with the drone of a guitar, a cello shaking out an eerie melody in its upper register. It’s somehow tense and peaceful at the same time. It then settles into a swinging melody that still doesn’t quite lose the paradox from the song’s opening minute. It feels old as the hills, but still unsettled. It’s there in a well-chosen note, an atmospheric sound hovering in the background. It’s there in the instruments themselves, the guitar and cello in the same range, weaving in and out of each other, making a big sound. And it’s the opening number from Pyrrhotite, the latest release from New Haven’s own Swamp Yankee.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 21, 2018 2:08 pm | Comments (2)
When Chef Francesco D’Amuri and Alison DeRenzi opened their restaurant L’Orcio on State Street 15 years ago, the winter months made them wonder what they had done moving away from Florence, Italy.
Continue reading ‘L’Orcio Turns 15’
by Tom Tomorrow | Feb 21, 2018 7:32 am
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by Brian Slattery | Feb 20, 2018 7:46 am
Damon is a drug dealer and a robber, but a scholar too. He reads academic treatises in his spare time, it turns out. It’s enough to surprise former revolutionary Kenyatta Shakur. First they trade street talk. Then they trade ideas. Shakur has been out of the fight for decades. “We need soldiers like you out here now,” Damon says.
Then they start talking about Nina. Kenyatta’s estranged daughter. Damon’s girlfriend. Nina has letters that Kenyatta and her mother Ashanti wrote to each other while Kenyatta was in prison, letters that a lot of academics want to get their hands on now that Ashanti has passed. Letters that Kenyatta wants even more than they do. Problem is, he needs to somehow reconnect with Nina to get them, and there’s a lot of hurt in the past to get through first.
Continue reading ‘“Sunset Baby” Looks Back In Anger’
by Anna Russell | Feb 20, 2018 7:43 am
Continue reading ‘Not A Dream’
by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2018 11:07 am | Comments (47)
A developer is seeking a 15-year tax break and $400,000 in city environmental clean-up help to transform a long-vacant clock factory complex on Hamilton Street into 130 low- and moderate-income apartments for artists.
Continue reading ‘Artists Eyed For $40M “Clock Shop Lofts”’