Tag Archives: music

Sing State

Johnny King

Johnny King is a storyteller. He tells a few when we meet…

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Head Rap

Ceschi

In 4th-century Greece, Demosthenes famously trained himself into a great orator by speaking with a mouth full of stones. In 21st-century New Haven, Julio Francisco “Ceschi” Ramos remembers teaching himself how to rap with an old retainer. …

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Good to Hear

Every day, we brush sixteenth notes across our teeth, drum rhythms into our cellphones, tap songs onto our keyboards.

Though it also makes music using some strange instruments, the Yale Percussion Group is…

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A Good Fit

Tim Moran Woodwinds

Unlike auto mechanics who run computer diagnostics, or surgeons who operate while watching a monitor, Tim Moran is practicing a craft that’s hardly changed in 200 years. …

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Producers

If you frequent New Haven’s Ninth Square, you’ve probably noticed it: an Orange Street space with tall, wide windows that’s very quiet unless it’s very not. …

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Party of Two

The Furors

In 1977, Derek Holcomb and Tom Dans were playing gigs in the Hamptons’ breezy, beachy Dune Road scene. But something didn’t fit. “We had these leather jeans made, which was very flash,” Holcomb says. The pants were a dead giveaway—these …

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To Do

The signs are everywhere. Underfoot, overhead and at eye level, too. They’re in windows and stands, on sidewalks and street poles. …

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Sonic Waves

Adam Christoferson

This past holiday season, nearly 70 homeless people gathered at Inspired Venue—now a wedding shop called Inspired Bridal—to sing about their troubles. The show, called “Inspired People,” was organized through …

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Rock ’n’ Roam

Orrin Bolton

If you caught even a whiff of what was coming through the airwaves in the late 1980s and early ’90s, you probably heard the soulful pop ballads of New Haven native Michael Bolton—“When a Man Loves a Woman,” “How Am …

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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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