Long Wharf

Long Wharf And IRIS Make A Unicorn

by Brian Slattery | Jun 5, 2018 2:51 pm

Elizabeth Nearing PhotoAzhar Ahmed fled the war in Sudan in 2004. For a decade she lived with her husband in Cairo, working as a teacher and applying for refugee status in the United States. In June 2015 she and her husband finally arrived in New Haven. Her son was born six months ago, in a friend’s house.

“You have to start from the beginning,” she said, of her experience of arriving in the United States.

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Everyone Grabs The Vibe At Terminal 110

by Brian Slattery | May 3, 2018 1:12 pm

Brian Slattery PhotosAnthony Williams, a.k.a. Fashions Prince of Collective Vibe, stood tall on the stage of Terminal 110 Wednesday night before a packed house.

“It’s turn-up time,” he said. “It’s just good vibes. We’re just two-stepping in here.” He was midway through emceeing his eighth installment of R&B Wednesdays at the Long Wharf nightclub, and surveyed the crowd the event had brought — hundreds of people there to have a good time, dance like it was the weekend, and hear what New Haven’s own R&B talent had to offer.

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Pirelli Hosts Refugee Photo Unveiling

by Thomas Breen | May 2, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (5)

Thomas Breen photoThe first photograph in a 50-image series celebrating the dignity and endurance of New Haven’s refugees and immigrants was unveiled on the side of a towering, empty architectural landmark in Long Wharf, reminding city visitors and residents alike that those newest to this country best represent the core American rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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The Music Makes The Crown At Long Wharf

by Jason Fitzgerald | Apr 30, 2018 7:36 am

T. Charles Erickson PhotosIt’s not only Latice Crawford’s powerhouse vocals, athletic melisma, and seemingly bottomless reserves of soul that are bringing audiences to their feet at the Long Wharf Theatre. The force of her rendition of the gospel classic “His Eye is On the Sparrow” is sustained by its dramatic context.

Crawford is not just singing her heart out; she’s struggling to reach an angry and emotionally closed teenage girl, wounded by violence and betrayal, who can’t imagine that gospel music might have something to say to her. The girl’s reluctant opening to her heritage is the thin but effective plot of Crowns, the musical written and directed by Regina Taylor now being revived in a spirited and talent-riddled production co-presented with the McCarter Theatre.

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