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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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A-Sides

Estrogen Highs photographed by Kathleen Cei

Plug in and turn up the amps. Here, vaguely chronologically, are the top 20 bands who shaped the sound of New Haven and have maintained the city’s image as the most creative original-music scene in Connecticut.…

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Boys to Men

His fingers and feet chasing a maelstrom of keys, levers, switches and pedals, organist Andy Kotylo’s face is a maelstrom itself—tightening up, then releasing, then tightening, his lungs seemingly forgetting to breathe, then expelling and…

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Broad Cast

Citizens Television

Several days a week, it’s lights, cameras, action at Citizens Television (CTV), the public access TV studio servicing New Haven, Hamden and West Haven. Behind the scenes, staff members and volunteers buzz about checking mic levels and…

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’Scape Velocity

Gerald Saladyga

For New Haven artist Gerald Saladyga (“suh-lah-di-guh”), landscape painting isn’t about windswept mountains, snaking rivers, pastoral valleys. Instead, think off-kilter cityscapes, billowing smokestacks, speckled cosmos.…

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Air Show

A young woman in black and grey, with long brown locks tied back into a braid, is rising stepwise into the air. Torso muscles rippling, she hoists herself up sheets of chartreuse nylon fastened to a…

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House of Wax

Replay Records interior

Never more the record store—not in New Haven, anyway. But Hamden’s Replay Records, about six miles up Whitney Avenue, keeps resetting its needle six days a week, with a fondness for grooved-vinyl 33s and 45s and the…

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Eastern Exposure

Silk Road Art Gallery

If you think New Haven is a world apart from Xi’an, China, Silk Road Art Gallery head and Xi’an native Liwen Ma begs to differ. “Xi’an culture can speak to New Haven culture,” she says, with Silk Road exhibit…

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History Vérité

“History, one might say, is sculpted by the winners,” curators Michael Hatt, Martina Droth and Jason Edwards co-write in the book that accompanies Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age

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