by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 22, 2014 4:13 pm | Comments (3)
Yong Tru is “popping like bacon”: He has “more rings than a phone call”—and a freshly recorded verse bringing him one step closer to his dream of being a professional musician.
by David Sepulveda | Jul 22, 2014 1:00 pm | Comments (1)
Children frolicked, musicians strummed, and pie plates were emptied at the inaugural concert in a Westville summer series Monday night.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2014 1:44 pm
Blue and yellow stage light raked over Joe Cabral’s face as he stepped up to the microphone, his saxophone hanging from his neck like a great, symbolic pendant.
“Every time we take a drink, y’all take a drink!” he announced, lifting a shot of tequila into the air to raucous applause and cheers from a sweaty audience, gathered at the base of the stage like devotees to a prophet.
by Julia Zorthian | Jul 21, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments (4)
As the five members of The Temptations Review with Dennis Edwards performed the 1965 hit “Don’t Look Back,” they seemed to be contradicting themselves. The concert attendees packing the New Haven Green proved that the past is not always, as the song says, behind you.
by Staff | Jul 17, 2014 1:45 pm
The summer’s concerts on the Green offer the temptation of flavorful nostalgia trips for both Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 15, 2014 8:30 am
On a balmy Thursday last week, the students of Morse Summer Music Academy fanned out across New Haven for the first of their new “pop up concerts,” setting up shop inside the Peabody Museum and outside the Yale School of Music. Katherine Roque led the charge in a thicket of high school-aged students, joining an ensemble that was down one flutist. A few blocks away, Jocelyn Hernandez, Jesus Cortes-Sanchez and Richard Romero looked after the groups they had been “coaching” for a mere three days, readying them for their first public appearance.
by Staff | Jul 3, 2014 1:31 pm
An annual summertime concert series on the New Haven Green is back, and bigger than ever.
by Chris Arnott | Jun 26, 2014 6:00 pm
The Events—one of the key, ahem, events of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2014—might strike you, if you just read a description of it—as horrifically despressing. It’s not, even though it is indeed about the psychological motives of mass murderers.
Since it involves two actors, a pianist and a choir, you might peg The Events, sight unseen, as abstract. It’s not. It has characters, dialogue that goes somewhere, and a neat ending.
by Duo Dickinson | Jun 26, 2014 12:30 pm | Comments (2)
Two New Haven traditions—Mory’s and Trinity Church on the Green—were fused in a celebration of a man who has become almost as humanly iconic as those two places—Walden Moore.
by Paul Bass | Jun 19, 2014 4:18 pm
Midnight was approaching. Gowanus, a rock quartet hailing from and named after a “toxic Brooklyn waterway” and neighborhood, launched into its third (or maybe it was its fourth) number after having finally plugged in all its gizmos and cables. As dreamy strains emerged from the keyboards and the guitar, Matt Domser keep the music grounded—with his bass, and with his face.