No Line North Escapes This Mad World

by Karen Ponzio | Feb 17, 2017 8:12 am

Karen Ponzio Photo During a set at Best Video by the group No Line North on Thursday night, the 1963 comedy adventure film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World played behind the band without sound except for the band’s music.

“It seemed appropriate,” Jon Schlesinger, lead singer and guitarist for the New Haven-based band, said in a soft, slightly joking tone. It suited the mood perfectly as a week filled with stories of spy ships and secret international dealings came to a close.

The performance space in the video store had an enthusiastic audience for the double bill of No Line North — which has a new album coming out next month — and area songwriter Bop Tweedie.

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Perennial Pines Party

by Staff | Nov 1, 2016 9:37 am

Contributed Photo Hamden Hall Country Day School recently conducted its Middle School Signature Program, the Perennial Pines Party Campaign and Convention. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and state Sen. Len Fasano, a Hamden Hall alumnus, offered keynote addresses during the program’s culminating event, the mock political convention. Students pictured are, from left, Spencer McCleery, William Mollow, Liam Kohler, Claire Shemo, Caleb Bolden and Sam Judson. The week-long, experiential learning project focused on a fictitious third party, called the Perennial Pines Party, and immersed students in the American political process.