Cafe Nine Goes Honky Tonk

by Brian Slattery | Oct 18, 2018 7:51 am

Brian Slattery PhotoJ.P. Harris got a song out of riding a freight train through freezing weather into Washington state. Brian Dolzani got a song of his own out of driving across Indiana. Both acts brought their travels and their tunes to Cafe Nine on Wednesday night to turn it into a honky tonk, with sets of songs that connected New Haven to the highways around it, and the country beyond.

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The Rough Draft Reanimates With Movie Brunch

by Karen Ponzio | Oct 15, 2018 2:44 pm

Karen Ponzio PhotoUp on the screen that hung over the stage at the Rough Draft this past Sunday, Gene Wilder as the grandson of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein screamed as he brought back to life the body of a man with some recently deceased parts in the Mel Brooks classic Young Frankenstein, a not-so-scary take on Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel and the film featured during the venue’s monthly Movie Brunch.

The Rough Draft had undergone a rebirth itself only a couple of weeks before, as the fairly new venue (it replaced the old Space) had a setback after it became flooded during a torrential rainstorm during the last week of September.

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Artists Make Barn Into Memory Palace

by Brian Slattery | Oct 15, 2018 7:41 am

Brian Slattery PhotoThe carved faces of immigrants. A sea turtle diving beneath the waves. A quilt full of mythological animals.

As part of Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios, The Eli Whitney Barn on Whitney Avenue once again opened its doors to artists who took over the old wooden space and transformed it, for Saturday and Sunday, into a gallery filled with art that was suffused with memory.

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