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Shadows of Doubt

The well-being of a Catholic schoolboy is in question. The actions of a priest are under scrutiny. The certainty of an accusing nun is unsettling.

With no clear answers offered by the time the actors…

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Heavy Meta

Ryan and Lisa with Typewriter_Photo by Lisa Daly and Ian Dunn

A funny thing happened on the way into the Shubert last Thursday.

It was opening night for Seen Change!, A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s original tribute to the 100-year-old playhouse.…

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Happy New Year

On Whitney Avenue between Grove and Trumbull this coming Saturday morning, a pair of lions will be on the loose, and unlike usual, feeding them is encouraged. Their favorite snack is…

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Kids on the Block

Randi Rubin Rodriguez

Just north from where Dixwell Avenue meets Goffe and Whalley, a long, red brick building with blue window frames keeps an otherwise low profile. What signage it has is oblique: a marbled stone…

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Family Pictures

When Joanne Paone-Gill looks at a butterfly or a bouquet or a beagle or a boat, she sees them in terms of pencil sketches and watercolor paintings and works of stained glass.…

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Major Player

Shubert Theater past and present

As a little girl, I remember the excitement of going downtown to see a brand-new musical at the Shubert on a Saturday afternoon, then getting a meal at Kaysey’s Restaurant where the stars of the show would go…

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Sound and Vision

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

You can’t accuse William Boughton of fiddling around. As the dapper music director and conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, he’s been instrumental in helping that august 120-year-old…

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Scenic Route

Long Wharf Theatre collage

By late 1964, Yale graduate students Jon Jory and Harlan Kleiman realized they shared an uncommon aspiration: to start a theater. In a 1966 article for Smith Alumnae Quarterly, the late New Haven arts scene powerhouse Elizabeth “Betty” Kubler…

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Beat It

Kelly Turner Cole of The C.H.A.I.N. Fund

Kelly Turner Cole spent two decades serving the public as a New Haven police officer. Eventually becoming a trainer of new recruits, before that she spent years policing the Beaver Hills area.…

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Nativity Scene

Nu Haven Kepelye

It’s tough sharing a birthday with Christmas, but in Nu Haven Kapelye’s case, that was the whole point. The band’s first performance happened on December 25, 1998, in order to give non-observers something fun to do.…

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