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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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Boxy Rebellion

Tiny Gallery at Creative Arts Workshop

In the midst of the Audubon Arts District stands an exhibit space that’s three-of-a-kind.

Creative Arts Workshop’s Tiny Gallery—set inside a red, yellow and blue signpost, like an obelisk or a totem, outside…

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Choose Your Own Adventure

CDs at Ives Main Library

The pundit class’s longstanding doom-and-gloom take on hard-copy books has always seemed more about stock market outlooks and missed revenue projections than about real consumer demand. The rest of…

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Elm City Whodunit

New Haven mystery novels

Peer into New Haven’s fictional case files with this page-turner, originally published September 19, 2012.

A few years ago, the New Haven Free Public Library distributed a hand-out: “Check Out These…

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Child’s Players

Yale Children's Theatre

In a city full of arts and arts critics, professional or otherwise, one dramatic troupe is aiming their art at a picky audience indeed: kids.

Okay—they’re actually not that picky when it comes to theater, but it still helps if …

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