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Here and Gone

Eddie Prendergast with Pencilgrass at The Ballroom at The Outer Space

“You gotta break all the rules if you ever wanna be the champion,” intones frontman/songwriter Eddie Prendergast’s tangy yet buttery baritone on Pencilgrass’s funky epic “Soul Train Champion.” Unsaid is that…

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Murder, Staged

Ian Lowe and Kyle Branzel in Murder For Two at Long Wharf Theatre

With Murder for Two, the crowd is in on it. The performers not only wink and nod at you, both literally and figuratively, but also chastise you and apologize to you, and at one point…

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Sticking Around

Jesse Hameen II

To jazz-drum is to lead, says Neighborhood Music School instructor Jesse Hameen II. “The proper name for what the drummer sits on is not a seat but a throne… It’s a seat of authority. You direct the pace, the rhythm, …

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Art Work

Captain Deane Keller drove an estimated 60,000 miles around Italy during World War II, racing to preserve priceless works of art from looters, goons, mortar shells and fires.…

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Tagging Along

Daily Nutmeg is on vacation this week. Meantime, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from the past few months. Like this one:

Heading west on Water Street from Olive, with a long…

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A Fighting Chance

Daily Nutmeg is on vacation this week. Meantime, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from the past few months. Like this one:

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Escape Artists

Computer terminal detail at Escape New Haven

We were trapped within the space station, and time was running out.

We’d begun in a long, thin access corridor, its tire-black floor grooved and rubbery. A silver ventilation tube ran…

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Preparing for Liftoff

José Oyola

On Wednesday night, José Oyola & The Astronauts played Cafe 9 as part of Astrophest, a back-to-back mini-festival of local bands organized by Oyola himself. At the end of the night, Oyola unrolled a gently glowing violet-orange flyer…

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Evening Service

On Temple Street, just south of Chapel, there’s a chapel. It has a pulpit, intricate woodcarvings, even a Madonna of sorts. And best of all: it serves vodka.…

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The Short Walk

Puma Simone

In the testosterone-driven world of hip-hop, the short walk up to the mic can be the most difficult steps for a woman to make. It’s a walk New Haven native Puma Simone makes regularly.…

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