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  • Ahead of Its Time: Mr. Isaac Allen at Lyric Hall Theater on May 20th

    Ahead of Its Time:  Mr. Isaac Allen at Lyric Hall Theater on May 20th
    In the past year, Lyric Hall's defined itself as one of the premiere emerging arts venues for New Haven. The vaudeville-era theater has hosted everything from the New Haven Review's “Silent Movie, Live Music” series to A Broken Umbrella...
  • Raymond Clark III, Killer of Yale Student Annie Le, Finally Shows Remorse

    Mug shots capture a bad moment that's usually not the best representation of their subjects. When Steven Hayes was arrested for the 2007 slaying of the Petit family, the police photo of his shaved head, his glower and his bulging neck suggested a ticking...
  • Elizabeth Alexander's Poems Explore the Black American Experience

    Elizabeth Alexander writes poems of elegant simplicity about the black American experience. Author of five books of poetry and two books of essays and chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale, she’s probably best known for her poem...
  • Annie Le's Killer Finally Shows Remorse

    Mug shots capture a bad moment that's usually not the best representation of their subjects. When Steven Hayes was arrested for the 2007 slaying of the Petit family, the police photo of his shaved head, glowing face and bulging neck suggested a ticking...
  • With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate

    With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate
    With a piece of India n flour bread in his pocket and hopes of becoming a free man in his heart, James W.C. Pennington ran away from Rockland Estate in search of freedom. The so-called fugitive blacksmith would go on to become a minister in Presbyterian...
  • Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding

    Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding
    Leaders in Connecticut's arts community were stunned Wednesday over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1. The proposed cuts have raised concern as more than 20 different programs have a...
  • Malloy Reverses Position On Arts Funding

    Malloy Reverses Position On Arts Funding
    Under pressure from the state's arts community, Gov.Dannel P. Malloyreversed positions Thursday and will restore funding to numerous organizations — 80 percent of their previous year's amount plus money to be allocated through a competitive process....
  • Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season

    Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season
    Lyric Opera of Chicago has shied away from commissioning any new operas over the last decade, at a time when other major American opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Opera have...
  • 'Collective Memories' exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford

    'Collective Memories' exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford
    The first of two new exhibitions presented by the Amistad Center at the Wadsworth, Collective Memories explores societal concepts of race and culture — how they are created, distributed, and maintained historically — to help folks understand...
  • Jumoke Charter School Shows Odds Can Be Beaten

    Jumoke Charter School Shows Odds Can Be Beaten
    The student populations seem much the same: Minority children from mostly working-class families attending schools in the city's North End. The school buildings are separated by just a few blocks. But the achievement levels are gaping. At Jumoke...
  • 5 rescued from cross-border tunnel

    5 rescued from cross-border tunnel
    SAN DIEGO -- Firefighters rescued five people who became stuck in an abandoned pipe while trying to sneak across the border in the Otay Mesa area, officials said. Border Patrol agents saw the four men and a woman enter the tunnel on the Mexican side of...