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St. Paul & St. James Does Second Line, New Haven Style

by Brian Slattery | Mar 30, 2015 7:44 am

Brian Slattery Photo “I ordered up some spring weather,” said the Rev. Alex Dyer, on the morning of Palm Sunday, from the steps of St. Paul and St. James on the corner of Olive and Chapel. “There must have been some miscommunication.”

His congregation was on the steps and sidewalk all around him, everyone smiling in the cold.

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Ode To Daggett Street

by Alexis Zanghi | Mar 27, 2015 12:00 pm | Comments (5)

Fake Babies Photo When I first came to Daggett Street Square in 2007, I was taken by its rambling hallways, its pulley-operated elevator. The building may not have been insulated, but it was insular. By that time, few live-work spaces remained in New Haven. There had been others — on River Street; in the Munniemaker cigar factory on State Street; at Chapel and Church, above what is now Gotham Citi—all now shut down.

Now we can add Daggett Street Square to the list: Last week officials ordered it cleared out.
David Lasala Photo

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Repression Rendered Revelatory

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 27, 2015 11:56 am

Lucy Gellman Photo A cuckoo, popping out from its home to wish listeners a piercing, rhythmic hello. Upper strings coming in as a dizzying, modified melody. A deeper-throated cuckoo in a far-away nest, his throbbing birdsong flowing and out of conversation.

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Ceschi’s “Broken Bone Ballads” Has Key To City

by Brian Slattery | Mar 27, 2015 8:12 am

“I’m every lung that’s breathing in this filthy city waste / I’m trick turning street walker / Mary full of grace / undocumented worker wage slave / I’m needle pierced vein / I am black rose on Grandmother’s grave,” Ceschi tells us on “Elm City Ballad,” an ode to the place he was raised and the first song released from his new album.

And then: “Love me, city, ‘till I’m gray / Elm City, love me safe / Love me ‘till I am erased.”

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Erin McKeown Thrills At Ballroom

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 23, 2015 4:04 pm

“I want you to make me uncomfortable,” Erin McKeown instructed from the microphone, having paused suddenly during “(put the fun back in) the funeral,” a song that takes claustrophobia by the horns and shakes it. Hard. A Gretsch rested alert and at the ready across her torso.

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Baton Passed

by Staff | Mar 20, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments (1)

Music Haven, one of the busiest community-focused arts groups in town, has a new director: Mandi Isaacs Jackson.

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We Jammed With Brubeck On The Blues

by Lewis Nelken | Mar 20, 2015 12:58 pm

This is the third of three essays about musician and composer Chris Brubeck‘s teaching in Wilbur Cross High School’s music classes from Feb. 27 to Mar. 5 as part of his artist in residency program with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The first essay, written by Brubeck, ran the day before yesterday. The second essay, written by Stephanie Persiani, a sophomore at Wilbur Cross, ran yesterday. Lewis Nelken is a junior and started playing trumpet in band last year, but now plays French horn, tenor and alto saxophone, trombone, and clarinet. He is also learning to play double bass. He is on the band leadership team and is drum major/band captain.

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Improvisers Make The Big Room Breathe

by Brian Slattery | Mar 20, 2015 12:44 pm

Brian Slattery Photo Franz Hautzinger and Isabelle Duthoit started the evening at the Big Room standing alone, Duthoit’s hands at her side, Hautzinger’s trumpet in his hands. He peered out into the audience of 30 or so expectant New Haveners.

“Can we turn off that machine there?” he said.

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“Ghost Walks” In

by Stephanie Persiani | Mar 19, 2015 2:02 pm

This is the second of three essays about musician and composer Chris Brubeck‘s teaching in Wilbur Cross High School’s music classes from Feb. 27 to Mar. 5 as part of his artist in residency program with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The first essay, written by Brubeck, ran yesterday. The third essay, written by Lewis Nelken, a junior at Wilbur Cross, will run tomorrow. Stephanie Persiani is a sophomore at Wilbur Cross and plays trumpet in the band and jazz ensemble. She is on the band leadership team and is trumpet section leader.

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St. Luke’s Steel Band Marks 15 Years

by Allan Appel | Mar 18, 2015 12:26 pm

When she was growing up in Antigua, Pat Daniel was not allowed to join the steel band. Rehearsals were at night; participating was frowned on, especially for girls. When she came to New Haven, Daniel became one of the first members of the St. Luke’s Steel Band.

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