Dressed head to toe in medieval garb and playing instruments from the days of yore, frontman Alieś Čumakoŭ and his band Stary Olsa weren’t auditioning for Game of Thrones or showing up for a new “Tunic Tuesday” event in New Haven.
The last of the old Ninth Square merchants, ACME Furniture, is in the process of closing to make way for new apartments — while a third-generation member of the family is scurrying to preserve much of the New Haven history inside the building.
A little past noon, and the customers at Ninth Square Market are trickling in off Orange Street, queueing up for one of Eddie Jabura’s famous sandwiches or dropping in quickly for something they forgot to get for lunch earlier in the day. One customer wants a pack of Newports. Another person is asking about wheat bread. Jabura, standing at attention at the counter, takes it all in with a big grin on his face.
Connecticut’s own Damn Broads — Michelle Threat on bass, Crazines on guitar, and Taytoxic on drums, all of them on vocals — had already finished its short, punchy set by 9 Tuesday night when Fea, from San Antonio, took Cafe Nine‘s stage.
The inspiration for Robert Reynolds in designing a mural for the new and newly opened Sandy Hook Elementary School was a long time in coming.
Fifteen years ago on an overcast day, the New Haven gallery owner and fine artist stood on Middleburg Beach in Holland with his then girlfriend as he received bad news of her medical status; stage 4 cervical and ovarian cancer. Moments later, Reynolds recounted, a flock of sea birds descended, enveloping the couple in what seemed a protective gesture and hopeful sign.
New Haven’s most sartorially-minded can stop holding their breath for at least one big surprise in fall fashion: at Friday’s Design On9 “First Friday” showcase and fashion show in the Ninth Square, Neville Wisdom’s first standardized bridesmaid dresses will hit the runway.
A haphazard group of friends who met through Musical Intervention had settled well into their last Tuesday Open Mic jam of the summer when they got a welcome surprise: 18-month-old Noah Suggs toddled into the frame.
Suggs was eyeing the guitars at center stage, steadying himself as he made it over an orange-and-black nest of cables to the center of a tent where the band was gathered. On guitar, Adam Christoferson grinned as Noah came closer. Instinctively, he lowered a mic, and then unhooked it, passing it from its stand into Noah’s outstretched, willing hands.
The putative builders of a new development at the old New Haven Coliseum site may finally have a deal with a hotel — but they also have a new set of headaches threatening to further delay the long-stalled project.