| May 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Three artist-academics will receive the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards.
The Connecticut residents to be honored are: poet, essayist, playwright Elizabeth Alexander of Hamden, chairwoman of the African-American studies department at Yale...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Once again, Music on the Green returns to New Haven, bringing live music and community fun to the Elm City's downtown open space. Two upcoming events showcase diverse musical talent on the Lower Green, starting with the Mariachi Academy of Connecticut and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Last week, we told you about Emiliano Badillo Jr. whose dog survived 14 hours in a hot car after the Middletown dipshit allegedly left him there. Not so lucky was the Yorkie/Chihuahua mix owned by Waterbury asswad Tiffany July-Lindo. During last week's...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:05 AM
July 25: Long Splice, 5:30 p.m., Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, (860) 767-8269. ctrivermuseum.org; Hope Road, 6 p.m., Esker Point Beach, 900 Groton Long Point Rd., Groton, (860) 441-6600. grotonrec.com; Long Island Sound, 6:30 p.m., Vece...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Quinn: You said funk was about soul and anger. I have plenty of both. Look at me. Look at my life. I’m furious.
Mercedes: Let’s be honest. When white people try to be funky, you end up with KC & the Sunshine Band.
Artie: I love “...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Several of the Arts & Ideas offerings this year had relatively long runs for such a festival: Seven separate days of performances for Freewheelers, eight days for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Quiet Volume, nine for Stuck Elevator, and a full-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Spent the afternoon at the Shubert, watching a bunch of young male Brazilian dancers, Compagnie Kafig, cavort and spin and headstand and flip and dance divinely amid obstacles such as wooden legs, projection screens, drinking glasses and each other. The...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 10:38 AM
According to cofounder Nancy Shea, Ideat Village was over and done with last year, and everybody should have known that.
Shea says she's been inundated with emails asking when certain Ideat traditions, from the unjuried Orbit gallery exhibit to the live...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Midweek at Arts & Ideas offers live shows by bands (generally locally based) on New Haven Green, but not for the throngs which come out for the weekends. The excitement is largely indoors at the theater performances.
I saw The Quiet Volume, a text-heavy...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
A fine first day of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 20013. I saw two musical theater workshops, a talk by two winners of the Governors’ Arts Awards, and two renowned acts play live on New Haven Green.
I make this point fiercely and...