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Labor of Love

The Yale Baroque Opera Project has a big heart.

No, really. High above the stage inside Yale’s University Theatre, where the group performs Cavalli’s Erismena

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Straight Shooters

Rodney Moore and Pepe Vega

Pepe Vega and Hugh “HG” Gallman grew up in “The Tribe,” a housing project that once stood in the Dixwell neighborhood. Eventually torn down, Dixwell’s projects were notorious for disrepair and…

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Bread and Oil

Frank Bruckmann at Kehler Liddell Gallery

On one Westville menu, Turkey Sausage costs $4,600. Pasta Primavera goes for $4,800.

That’s because they’re paintings, part of Frank Bruckmann’s…

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Vocal Locals

Frank Sinatra, Tony Consiglio and Michael Bolton with his band Blackjack

These are the tales of two crooners. One hailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, and picked up a close pal in New Haven along the way to becoming one of the most famous singers of the 20th century. The other is …

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Ring Tones

Yale Memorial Carillon in Harkness Tower

Like something out of The Lord of the Rings, “Harkness Tower” sounds foreboding enough to match the look of its bearer, the craggy Gothic grimace rising 216 feet above High Street south of Elm.…

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True Romance

Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (1781) is among the most influential intellectual works ever written, an all the more staggering achievement given how unapproachable it is. Modern English translations from…

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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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Looks Alive

You could say the south room of the Eli Whitney barn, located across the street from the famous Whitney museum and workshop that owns it, is “lived-in.” Sawdust marks the spots where file, rasp, radial blade, chainsaw, orbital…

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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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Hang On

For a professional hanger-upper, Wooster Square resident Mark Williams doesn’t seem to have many hang-ups. His demeanor is markedly relaxed, about as level as the stuff he’s…

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