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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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Elastic Band

New Haven Improvisers Collective

Nearly 10 years in, members of the New Haven Improvisers Collective still like to figure it out as they go. During NHIC’s open-call workshops, held every last Monday of the month at Never Ending Books (810 State St, New Haven), …

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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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