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by David Sepulveda | Dec 9, 2013 1:15 pm | Comments (1)
A Hanukkah menorah at the corner of Blake Street and Whalley Avenue was still aglow with the good cheer of a holiday just ended. Several feet way, a crowd had gathered to usher in another holiday season with the annual lighting of the Westville Village Christmas Tree.
by Allan Appel | Dec 5, 2013 8:24 pm | Comments (1)
They assembled on stage in their street clothes. One wore a Santa cap, another a set of red antlers.
Then the 60 singers of the Wilbur Cross High School Chorus harmonized like full-dress angels, reflecting months of intensive rehearsal.
by David Sepulveda | Dec 2, 2013 2:48 pm | Comments (3)
What’s better than getting to celebrate your 90th birthday? Getting to jam at your own birthday celebration with other musicians among friends, family and guests.
by Allan Appel | Nov 25, 2013 3:32 pm
Old timers and new timers came together at a Whalley Avenue church to mark the centennial of a Catholic congregation that has grown smaller but still makes beautiful music together.
by Christopher Arnott | Nov 24, 2013 10:35 am | Comments (1)
You might look at Mamma Mia! as a cheeseball 1970s retro piece which gets its big laughs from the sight of people wearing spandex who probably shouldn’t be wearing spandex.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 19, 2013 11:39 am | Comments (3)
When Matias Anaya got into collecting vinyl LPs this year, it was already too late to shop at Cutler’s. Anaya found a new place to pick up albums like Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi and Art Blakey’s Moanin’—and discovered that the vinyl trade is not dead in New Haven.
by Robert Heltzel | Nov 18, 2013 2:46 pm
Spring brings with it birth, creation, change, and a sense of renewal. In Igor Stravinsky’s legendary work, “Rite of Spring,” all such sentiments are undoubtedly present, but his creation is accompanied with the sublime horror and forceful sense of composition that only a master artist can summon. When it debuted in Paris 100 years ago, the piece spawned a riot, to boot.
What a pleasure then that our city could behold RiteNow: A Centennial Celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”, a powerful tribute in which eight modern composers redendered the original piece in new form. with conducting by the graceful virtuoso Paola Bartolameolli, the same man who commissioned this updated wonder to begin with.
by Paul Bass | Nov 11, 2013 5:08 pm | Comments (1)
In the cozy confines of a restored old Vaudeville theater, New Haven got a taste of what a hipper town’s music sounds like.
by Joshua Mamis | Nov 11, 2013 2:42 pm | Comments (1)
Hours after the Board of Aldermen approved the sale of the Shubert Theater to its operators, the house was full for a solo set from Elvis Costello accompanied only by his six guitars, an electric keyboard, a lo-fi sound and an occasional and effective simple guitar loop.
by Staff | Nov 8, 2013 1:31 pm
On a weekend when a longtime star guitarist and songwriter hits the Shubert (Elivs Costello), an up-and-coming singer-songwriter hits Westville for a return engagement in a more intimate setting.