by Brian Slattery | Oct 18, 2018 7:51 am
J.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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by Ted Littleford | Oct 18, 2018 7:44 am
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by Staff | Oct 17, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
This article was submitted by Bob Caplan.
The New Haven Police substation at 329 Valley St. is sandwiched between the West Hills school and the community center. And when school is closed the newest Little Free Library at the substation will still be open.
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by Adam Matlock | Oct 17, 2018 7:42 am
“It takes a lot of gumption…a lot of work to really map yourself,” said tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, “and get beyond your taught norm.”
He was speaking of his formative years in school and of his career path since — which will lead him to perform with his trio at Firehouse 12 this Friday night, Oct. 19.
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by Ted Littleford | Oct 17, 2018 7:35 am
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 16, 2018 3:01 pm | Comments (8)
A team of punk rock game designers has taken ownership of a popular downtown co-working space, with a new game plan.
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by Allison Hadley | Oct 16, 2018 7:52 am
A single chair, illuminated on the stage, defined the night as three songwriters — normally leaders of bands in their own right — took the State House on a deeply intimate journey through what it meant for each of them to have a solo set.
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by Ted Littleford | Oct 16, 2018 7:50 am
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by Karen Ponzio | Oct 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Up 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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by Brian Slattery | Oct 15, 2018 7:41 am
The 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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