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A Different Kind Of Pussycat Doll

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 26, 2014 11:57 am

Bathed in flashing pink and green light was a pint-sized, shop-window ready Miss Pussycat—literally. Her head was on a mini mannequin popping out from behind a curtain. She appeared to cheers and loud, ringing claps from the audience. Someone waved a metallic baton. The warmup act, The Simple Pleasure, hopped up and down wildly in their gym shorts and tank tops, spraying sweat as they pumped their fists in anticipation. The DJ If Jesus Had Machine Guns perfected his single dance move of the night. 

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The Owl Grooves

by Brian Slattery | Nov 25, 2014 3:05 pm

“It’s the applause that feeds the soul of a musician,” Rick Reyes said, with grace and humor, after a round of it came his way. The crowd at the Owl Shop was getting bigger, and Pasofino Social Club was just getting warmed up.

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There’s A New Movement In Town

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 21, 2014 11:46 am

Giulia Cardillo Photo Midway into the third movement of Robert Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen, David Perry was well on his way to constructing an alternate universe—a place where Schumann’s fairy tales could spring to life at the surprising change of a note, a new thought emerging from the belly of a clarinet or flurry of piano keys.

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Electronics Rage

by Brian Slattery | Nov 21, 2014 10:01 am | Comments (2)

“You want us to turn the house music down before you start?” the sound man at Cafe Nine said. Chris Goudreau smiled. “It might be better than what you’re about to hear,” he joked.

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Adoption Journeys Celebrated

by David Sepulveda | Nov 18, 2014 12:46 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Event sponsors insisted it was not a workshop or seminar, but it had all the hallmarks of one. Flip charts with prompts scrawled in magic marker lined the walls of the hall. On tables sat programs to go along with bright-red information packets. November is National Adoption Awareness Month and invited speakers drove shards of awareness into every heart present.

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Rising Jazz Star Takes A Solo Outing

by Adam Matlock | Nov 14, 2014 11:32 am

Photo Kelly Jensen At first glance, Mary Halvorson’s recent performance at Firehouse 12 wouldn’t seem out of place at any bar or restaurant in New Haven: music for solo electric guitar, performing standards and ballads by some of the most well-known names of the 20th century, including Oliver Nelson, Thelonius Monk, and Duke Ellington. But only at first glance.

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With Originals, Jeff Fuller Finds His New Groove

by Jordi Gassó | Nov 11, 2014 1:53 pm | Comments (2)

Local jazz luminary Jeff Fuller and his upright bass invoked the ghosts of jazz past, bending these specters to his modern will. His head tilted toward the strings, as if the bass were telling him a secret.

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Stage Presence Taught, Note by Note

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 11, 2014 1:51 pm | Comments (1)

Just past closing, the Hill’s Wilson branch library was undergoing a strange change. The librarians, packing their bags and putting on their coats, could hear rustling coming from the basement. An occasional giggle or squeal of delight floated up the narrow stairs, joined by the soft pitter-patter of doll-sized gym shoes and mini ballet flats. Someone rummaged around for a pint-sized cello.

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Fest Revives City’s DJ Culture

by Brian Slattery | Nov 10, 2014 8:12 am | Comments (1)

Brian Slattery Photo “We have to move back to a knowledge-based society. You know, giving away knowledge instead of trinkets.”

So said Hashim Allah of Hallah Edutainment about the Elm City Music Fest, a multi-genre extravaganza of shows, talks, and workshops that ran this past weekend at Cafe Nine, the Space complex in Hamden, and LoRicco Towers on Crown Street.

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Hip-Hop Master Offers “Something 2” Hear

by Brian Slattery | Nov 5, 2014 1:01 pm

Puma Simone owned the stage. With DJ Lokash behind her, she delivered a fast, ricocheting flow over a fleet-footed beat to a crowded house at Stella Blues. She finished to claps and hollers. And that was just the first act.

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Illegal Dumping
Nov 27, 2014 9:40 am
Address: 822 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, CT 06515, USA
Rating: 2

Parking Violation/Abandoned Auto
Nov 27, 2014 9:34 am
Address: Greene St. New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

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