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Arts Paper

As the editorially independent arm of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the Arts Paper seeks to celebrate, explore, and investigate the fine, visual, performing and culinary arts in and around New Haven.

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Kehler Liddell Travels Forward, Looks Back

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Black & Brown Queer Camp Fêtes Half A Decade

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Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant turns 45

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From Kabul To New Haven, A Story Of Resilience

One of the pieces of embroidery Z brought with her when her family fled Afghanistan. Z asked the Arts Paper not to use photographs of her or her father. 

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Pho Thai; BanTang Crêpe Food Review

Alex Lopes Photo.

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“Social Justice Reader” Spotlights Black Histories

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"Jazz Orbit" Rolls Out Its Stage Downtown

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After Pandemic Pause, Dwight/Edgewood Gets Back To The Magic

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Havenly Grows Social Justice Mission With New Menu

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Listen: I Have To Tell You Everything About Michelle Buteau

Image Courtesy of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Mindy Tucker Photo.

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BRAMS String Ensemble Blooms Into Summertime

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At Ely Center, Artists Summon A Shared Humanity

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At The Liberation Table, Dinner And Dialogue Sound Like Freedom

Participants at the Liberation Table. Abiba Biao Photos.

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Music Haven Passes The Baton

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Caribbean Heritage Fest Dances Its Way Downtown

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DRAGtastic Journey Brings Pride To The Green

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Hundreds Rally, Sing & March Against Roe Reversal

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"Parable" Preaches Empathy Through Opera

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Spotlight On Sustainable Seafood

Adrian Huq Photo.

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Make Music Day Arrives In West Haven

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The Jam Returns Jubilantly To The State House

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Co-Op Grad Makes It To Broadway

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Juneteenth Coalition Starts A Conversation

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Black Trans Punks To The Front

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Pantochino Redefines "Family-Friendly" Theater

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At CAW, Artists Commune With Octavia Butler

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Juneteenth Flag Flies High On The Green

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Wordfest Slam Brings The House Down

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On Juneteenth, A Newhallville Champion Receives Her Due

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Co-Op Graduates 122 "Culture Shifters"

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre Brings Storytelling To The Stage

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Arts & Ideas Probes Race, Place & Stories Of Asian American Identity

Hollis Ngai introducing his podcast project. Screenshot from the event.

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"We Made It Y'all:" HSC Seniors Soar To Graduation

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Maureen Sullivan Named Interim City Librarian

A former president of the American Library Association (ALA) and veteran of guiding libraries through transitions has been tapped to lead the New Haven Free Public Library for the next six months. As she comes into the system, Maureen Sullivan is focused on meeting and retaining staff, centering the library’s educational role, and making sure the city knows just how vital its public library system is. 

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The IIconic Brand Blazes A Path Forward

Xavier Langley, wearing his newly released trucker hats. Abiba Biao Photos.

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On Road To Itinerancy, Long Wharf Opens Its Big Tent

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Andrea Jenkins Spreads The Love

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ConnCAT Celebrates 10 Years, Looks To The Future

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Mitchell Library Garden Gets (Lady)Buggy

Zofia Filipczak Photos.

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Urban Environmentalist Gets Her Due

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"The Greeks" As A Vessel For Grief

Contributed Photos.

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An Emerging Composer Comes To The Festival Main Stage

Kot performing earlier this year, at the Le Duc des Lombards in Paris. Marion Ruszniewski Photo.

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New Haven Chorale Takes On Sweeping "Sacred Service"

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Frenemy, Martinez School Pave A Path To Public Art

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Arabic Festival Arrives At Wilbur Cross

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Betsy Ross Students Dance Out The Year

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Sun-Soaked Riverfest Returns To Fair Haven

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Dixwell Comes Out To Celebrate Stetson And Summer

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Witness Stones Shed Light On New Haven's History Of Enslavement Downtown

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Creative Arts Workshop Turns Its Lens On Proximate Perception

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Connecticut’s LGBTQ Film Festival Gets To The Heart: We Are Not Alone

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“Life, Love & Lashes” Comes to New Haven

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Fierce Fashion Leaves A Footprint In Westville

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Hamden Raises The Flag—And The Bar—On Pride Month

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"Community Cultivator" Award Blooms In Sharon Clemons' Memory

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In Inaugural Year, LGBTQ+ Youth Conference Finds The Joy

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High School Wordsmiths Deepen The Conversation

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In "Between Two Knees," Barbed Humor As Trauma Response

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Darbar India Makes Pandemic Moves In Branford

Darbar India's location in downtown Branford. The restaurant is moving after 30 years.  Amelia Stefanovics Photos.

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"Brilliant Boba" Spotlights Asian Storytellers

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“A Light That Cannot Be Extinguished:” City Librarian John Jessen Dies At 56

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NHA Juniors Report For Internship Duty

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Newhallville Pride Shines At A&I Neighborhood Fest

Monk Flake Family performing on stage. 

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Children's March Centers Justice, Holds Space For Uvalde

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At ConnCAT, A Young Artist Hits Her Stride

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Live From Stetson, Long Wharf Launches A Season "For Everyone"

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"Queen" Sets Long Wharf Abuzz

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In Fair Haven, The Gift Of A Guelaguetza

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The Narrative Project Cuts Ribbon On Local Office, National Plans

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On Multicultural Night, HSC Students Travel The Globe

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Massaro Farm Conjures Springtime Magic

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Theatermakers Add Their Voices To Climate Crisis Fight

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Students Speak Out: “Activism Is Something You Don’t Turn Off”

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A Trailblazer's Legacy Lives On In Memorial Playground

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City's Cultural Affairs Director Wins National Recognition

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Two "Nu" Murals Poised For Fair Haven

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In "Gone Like A Sip Of Water," Life And Death In The Dheisheh Refugee Camp

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Joy The Black Boy Joins Creative Me Daycare Family

Mural displayed at Creative Me Daycare, featuring signature character Joy the Black Boy.  Abiba Biao Photos.

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In "Footnotes," Artists' Research Leads To Risk-Taking

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Middle School Artists Sketch Their Way Back To In Person

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Planned Parenthood Pens 247 Love Letters To Abortion

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At Pride Center, Lavender Lit Book Club Makes A Joyful Return

Suyane Oliveira, who leads the Lavender Lit Book Club at the New Haven Pride Center. Benie N'sumbu Photo. 

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Dancers, Musicians Tap Into Tradition

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Women’s 20th Century Club Shines A Light Into The Future

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East Rock House "Spring Thing" Funds Queer Community

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Hillhouse Drama Finds Its Way To "BKLYN"

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Horn Hangout Brings Brass To The Library

Makeda Murray Photo.

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National Asian American Theatre Co. Partnership Buzzes Into Long Wharf

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"We Are All Human"

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In "The Magical Freaking Bird," Co-Op Students Make Dreams Come True

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Je T'aime Cupcakes Opens Its Doors in Milford

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Cyclists Roll Out At Rock To Rock Earth Day Ride

Longtime participants Allie Perry and Ginger Chapman. Abiba Biao Photos.

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NHTC Moves Mountains In Return To The Stage

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Proyecto Cimarrón Plays In May Day

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Chapel Haven, YCBA Join Forces To Fête "Our Neurodiverse Community"

 

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The East Rock Record Crew Writes On Through A Pandemic

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At Iftar, Food & Memories Span Continents

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King Lanson Finds Home At The New Haven Museum

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“Yemandja” Paints A Journey of Healing Far From Home

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"DiasporaCon" Puts Black Comics, Creators Center Stage

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Climate Action Sprouts At Yale Earth Day Fest

  Yale students lying down on the Cross Campus field. Abiba Biao Photos. A sea of Yale University students packed Cross Campus last Friday, enjoying the spring weather while learning about environmental advocacy. 

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Wooster Square (Cherry) Blossoms Into Spring

Teresa Joseph and her daughter. Lily Sutton Photos.

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In Photos: The Dragaret Returns Downtown

Splits and Schitt's Creek references. Glitter and Lady Gaga. Thickly powdered cheekbones, fierce dance routines, and an ode to ballroom that had the audience cheering as they learned the history of an era through movement. 

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At Common Ground, A School-Wide Family Rallies Around Teacher Cuts

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“Death By 1,000 Cuts” Visits The Whitney Center

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National Water Dance Flows To Long Wharf

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Ramadan Rituals Reborn At UNH

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Holi Arrives Brightly In Westville

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"The Quantum Revolution" Lands At The New Haven Museum

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In His Painting, A Bridge From Oaxaca To New Haven

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"Dyke Trivia" Raises Funds For Ukraine

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"Tlaxcala Friendship Day" Opens A Door To Mexico

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An Artist's First Teacher: Her Grandfather

Lucy Gellman File Photo. "Mother Divine" is pictured below.  

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Strings, Piano Build A Musical Bridge To Ukraine

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"A Magic Place:" Atticus Snags Federal Recognition

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On Campus & Off, SCSU Students Rebuild Ramadan Traditions

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"Choir Boy" Lets The Music Do The Talking

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Gospel Star Helps Co-Op Raise The Roof

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Five Ekphrastic Poets Take Their Time

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Arts & Ideas Celebrates “Visionary” Voices

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At BEKI, Two Artists Channel Visions Of Home

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"Assem•Blage" Kicks It Old School At Albertus

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Je T’aime Cupcakes Sweetens Up The City

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Best Video Dives Deep On Music With New Film Series

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At Shubert, Monty Alexander Spins Jazz Into Story

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In Cedar Hill, "Mindless Thoughts" Grows Its Brand

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"A Magnificent Dreamer:" David Pilot Dies At 67

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The Bitsie Fund Celebrates 2021 Recipients

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