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“They,” “Hir,” “Ze” Bend Gender Boundaries

by David Sepulveda | Apr 24, 2015 3:06 pm | Comments (5)

David Sepulveda Photos “I can’t call myself a man because of how I present myself, and I can’t call myself a woman because of how I present myself,” Brian said. “I am in the middle.”

Brian was among the non-professional models for Gender, Projected: Exploring Gender and Identity Through Photography and Dialogue, a new portrait exhibit at the New Haven Pride Center.

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Spring Wisdom

by Lucy Gellman | Apr 7, 2015 2:29 pm | Comments (1)

A design for a Cinderella-caliber fantasy dress has lain dormant in Neville Wisdom’s sketchbooks and on his mock-up boards for three years now. It starts simply: a silken, almost sweetheart neckline in a deep blue, the color of something you’d want to dive into at the first hint of summer.

Then the magic begins: a tightly wrapped, ruched bust in the mildest tan, a seductive sliver of midsection, and a hip-hugging skirt, punctuated by large, light pockets and clean blocks of blue and tan.

Every season, Wisdom stopped to gaze at it and then, with a sigh, flipped the page.

But 2015 had a different scent in the air. Wisdom had just finalized plans to open his new store in Westville. More of his fashions were popping up on women around town. And something was going to change when he went to the fashion storyboards.

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Painter Paints, New Business Opens To A Quiet “On9”

by Brian Slattery | Mar 9, 2015 8:03 am | Comments (1)

Brian Slattery Photo Maybe it was the cold, or the snow finally getting to the Elm City. Maybe it was the parking situation. Whatever it was, Friday’s On9 — produced monthly by the Town Green District in cooperation with the businesses in the area — seemed quiet.

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New Jams Simmer Slowly, Move Fast At Skappo

by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 23, 2015 5:46 pm | Comments (1)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Boiling fruit and sugar for a half-hour might technically make a jelly. Yvette Sincavage spends four hours slow-cooking dried apricots, water, sugar and lemon for Skappo’s new line of jams, which reminds her of an important lesson: “You can slow down a bit if you want to.”

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Judge Will Decide 9th Note’s Fate

by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 19, 2015 1:29 pm | Comments (5)

Paul Bass Photo A New Haven Superior Court judge will call the tune on whether or not the 9th Note will remain in Ninth Square.

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A Sage Time

by Staff | Feb 16, 2015 1:10 pm

Connecticut-born-and-raised singer-songwriter Rachael Sage warmed up an intimated crowd at Cafe Nine with the help of feather boas draped onstage, sequins splattered across self, and chocolate coins scattered across the tables.

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Albert Lee Hits 90 MPH

by Norman Plankey | Feb 15, 2015 12:53 pm

Judy Totton Photo In May 1970, Ruby Mitchell, called the “Queen of the Gypsies” in the press, died in Albany, N.Y. As she lay in critical condition, at least 500 Romani from across the United States converged on Albany Medical Center Hospital to hold vigil.

While Albert Lee isn’t Romani and nowhere near dead, when the legendary guitarist — he’s considered one of the best country players alive — brought his band to Cafe Nine on Friday, the faithful came from all over the state for a chance to see Mr. Telecaster for themselves, with their own eyes, up close.

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Small Biz Storefronts Pop Up In 9th Square

by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 13, 2015 9:25 am | Comments (4)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Octavia Pollard had to find a new space for her fledgling uniform supply store in Milford, after construction prevented potential customers from easily accessing the building.

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Noise? What Noise?

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 23, 2015 5:10 pm | Comments (6)

Thomas MacMillan Photo (Update 5 p.m. 9th Note owner Chris O’Dowd relayed to the Independent that a city mediator said the landlord wants to work things out.)
Someone heard too much “noise” coming from a Ninth Square jazz supper club. The city’s cops and health department didn’t hear it—at least not by official standards.

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Local Designers’ Shout! App “Cuts The Noise”

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 22, 2015 2:30 pm

Markeshia Ricks Photo You want to grab your broomstick for an impromptu game of Muggle quidditch this weekend, but don’t know anyone in New Haven who likes the sport as much as you. And you don’t feel like inviting people from 2,000 miles away.

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