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Perry So, one of four candidates for music director at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, will conduct a concert on Sunday, March 10 at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). He is pictured here in Wooster Square. Lucy Gellman Photo.
Marie Sanford Photos.
Finn Crumlish as Seymour. Behind him are Jose Saez, Mikaila Matta, Warren Letridge, Laila Wooten, and Amelia Tamborra-Walton. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Photographer and filmmaker Lydia Douglas (at left, in the purple) at an opening reception for Seven Lenses at SCSU last month. Lucy Gellman File Photo.
Jenny Nelson and Dexter Singleton. Barbecue runs at Collective Consciousness Theatre, 319 Peck St., from March 23 through April 8. Shows run Thursdays through Saturdays only.
When Angel Dahfay wanted to design her own website, establish a business and organize her first event, she had to learn how to do it completely on her own. Now, she's trying to take what she has learned, invite fellow creatives, and open up that body of knowledge for her peers in Connecticut.
Lucy Gellman Photo.
Constance LaPalombara painting in Tuscany. Photo courtesy Susan LaPalombara. The third photo in this article is also courtesy Susan LaPalombara.
“We do not know what happened to Roya, but we know that she deserved better,” said Co-Executive Director Jane Dowd.
Executive Director Mikyle Byrd-Vaughn with Zael. Lucy Gellman Photos.
When Maddie Falcone started shopping for a prom dress her sophomore year of high school, the sticker shock didn’t take long to sink in. Over three years and one graduation later, she’s called in reinforcements to grow her effort—and make sure no one has to choose between a dress and their basic needs.
Tania Miller Tuesday morning at Atticus. "One of the first things I believe is that music is for everyone," she said. "And that's really truly a passion for me. I think about myself as this young kid from a rural place, and I'm in love with classical music. I can translate the humble place that I started into this extraordinary world of expression, of art, of the highest art." Lucy Gellman Photo.
Amelia Stefanovics Photos.
Cynthia Beth Rubin's Ciliates in the Circular Void, 2020 (in foreground). Her 2020 Drawing Ciliates into Old Cairo Text is pictured at the far left. Lucy Gellman Photos; all artwork by Cynthia Beth Rubin.
Neha Middela Photos.
Jonathan Quinn Berryman Wednesday night. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Lucy Nalpathanchil and Leah Penniman. Judy Sirota Rosenthal Photo.
Martin de Jesus Flores in front of the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op on December 4, 2021. Ryan Caron King Photo.
Rafael Feliciano-Roman. Screenshot from Connecticut General Assembly YouTube.
Tubyez Cropper Wednesday night. Lucy Gellman Photo.
Filmmaker and photographer Lydia Douglas tears up the dance floor during the Cupid Shuffle. Lucy Gellman Photos.
The Dome, part of the new 123,000 square foot YSC.
On the left: Jamel Shabazz' "Father's Day" (1990) and "Honoring The Ancestors." Right: Katrina Goldburn's Lucretia Was Here, 1638 series.
Kelly Clark, “Immersed,” at Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville. Light, the gallery's seventh annual juried show, runs through March 12. Juliette Lao Photos.
Manny Camacho and Catherine Wicks as Hamlet(s). Lucy Gellman Photos.
Makeda Murray Photos.
Lucy Gellman Photos.
Tom Goldenberg at his home in New Haven's East Rock neighborhood. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Sun Queen and her goddaughter, Ka'meya Ingram. Ingram's sweatshirt is part of Sun Queen's "Black Girls Are Sunshine" brand. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Ryan Sands, William Frank Mitchell, and Jesse Hameen II. Delores Greenlee, the daughter of Monterey owner and proprietor Rufus Greenlee, joined virtually. Marie Sanford Photos.
Co-emcee Samantha Myers Galberth. Danielle Campbell Photos.
Detail, Jasmine Nikole, “The Present Is The Future.” Made Visible: Freedom Dreams runs at Creative Arts Workshop through March 18. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Juancarlos Soto, interim executive director at the New Haven Pride Center, photographed at the 84 Orange St. space last month. Lucy Gellman Photo.
Owner Hazel Lebron during Saturday's grand opening. Corey Schmidt Photos.
Elinor Slomba, who worked with artists, arts advocates, Mayor Nancy Rossi and state legislators in drafting a business plan for the West Haven Arts Center. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Matt Fried Photos. Courtesy of the Yale School of Music.
Lyrical Faith during the performance. “When everything goes into flames, everybody looks to the artists," she said. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Thabisa at Westville's 2021 Artwalk. Lucy Gellman File Photo.
ammar Friday night at Artspace New Haven. Their debut album is called “farewell, xx.” Jordan Ashby Photos.
Hanan Hameen. Lucy Gellman Photos.
6th Dimension runs Jan. 28 through March 9, 2023 at the Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London. Pictured is the artist illformative's Adam 9.0. JOËL Cintron Photos.
Courtesy Jason Ting.
Top: Elijah Cross said that the performance has made him think about the power of working as a team. Bottom: The run-through gets into full swing. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Cutting the ribbon on the celebration. From left to right: BLOOM Owner Alisha Crutchfield, City Economic Development Administrator Mike Piscitelli, Stetson Branch Manager Diane Brown, Black Haven Founder and Director Salwa Abdussabur, State Senior Development Specialist Lindy Lee Gold, Filmmaker and Musician Kolton Harris, and City Cultural Affairs Director Adriane Jefferson. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Marie Sanford Photos.
Sayniel Sawmadal and Daniomar Gonzalez. Lucy Gellman Photos.
From left to right: Vannak Seng, of the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut; Angela Rola, founding director of the University of Connecticut's Asian American Cultural Center; State Sen. Tony Hwang; State Sen. MD Rahman; and Khadija Shaikh. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Jisu Sheen on a recent Friday. Lucy Gellman Photos; all artwork by Jisu Sheen.
Danielle Campbell Photos.
Juancarlos Soto at the Pride Center Friday. Lucy Gellman Photos.
From left to right: Dan Kalwhite, Ben Kirsch, Colin Pasquerella. Shawn Murray Photo.
Donato Cabrera Tuesday morning at Kaiyden's. He is the first of four finalists to audition for music director at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Ryan Minezzi and Mahari Kerrison. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Ravenna Michalsen. Jessica Smolinksi Photo.
Ángel Martinez and Carlos Raúl Dufflar. Marie Sanford Photos.
Dancers at the Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade on Dixwell Avenue in June 2019. After taking 2020 through 2022 to rebuild after the Covid-19 pandemic, the parade is returning this year. Lucy Gellman File Photo.
Kenneth Joseph, who has directed the St. Luke's Steel Band since 2011. Founder Debby Teason, who is still the group's liturgical music director, was in the audience. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Abiba Biao Photos.
James Keene, who was a Harmony Fellow with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Lucy Gellman File Photo.
Puma Simone. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Belton: "At 38 years, I'm really looking to impact students in another direction." Lucy Gellman Photos.
Victoria Harriott. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Deborah Elmore. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Bet Calix on bass, Albear Sheffield is pictured on drums in the background.
Anaily Amaro learning about Bomba for the first time. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Saddi Khali Photo Courtesy of UNIVERSES.
Gillian D'Costa and Ronald Dorsey, who are both program directors. Both started Daedream almost a decade ago, when they were Francis' students at Mauro Sheridan. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Marin Korenaga. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Third graders from L. W. Beecher Museum Magnet School of Arts and Sciences. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Dakarai Langley at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School’s Winterfest earlier this year. Maya McFadden Photo.
Reinaldo Cruz. Credit to NXTHVN High School Apprentice Ashlynn Topper.
Laila Hugley, a fourth grader at Worthington Hooker who has loved music since she was a baby. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Asher Duke Photos.
Dalontrez Galberth, who plays Wes, and Destinique James, who plays Roxana. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Danielle Campbell Photos.
Anthony Murrell of Black Goat Milk Clothiers. Kayla Yup Photos.
In foreground: Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez’ “A Myth In My Heart, A Stake In Your Hand." Lucy Gellman Photos.
Steven DiGiovanni, Untitled (chasm); Greg Slick The Lives of Others 7 and The Lives of Others 17; Donna Forma, Freeing The Mind. Miranda Jeyaretnam Photos.
Hosts Lisa Bergmann and Ben McManus welcomed the crowd to the 2022 People's World Amistad Awards honoring its three Amistad Award recipients and celebrating the Unite States Communist Party's 103rd anniversary. Corey Schmidt Photos.
Ramirez, a self-described science evangelist who is moving from author to entrepreneur. Neha Middela Photos.
The 2019 Broadway Revival Company of A Soldier's Play. Joan Marcus Photo.
Artist Kathleen DeMeo at an opening of the show last week. Abiba Biao Photos.
Sculptor Robert Taplin and artist Ridha Ali. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Michele Selene Ang and Katherine Romans in a scene from The Brightest Thing In The World by Leah Nanako Winkler, directed by Margot Bordelon. The show runs at the Yale Repertory Theatre through Dec. 17. Joan Marcus Photos.
Amelia Stefanovics Photos.
William Tarrant, a faith keeper and cultural preservation director of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, on Friday morning. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Diamond Tree: "It’s part of our essence. It’s a part of our soul." Lucy Gellman Photos.
Adam Matlock. Lucy Gellman Photo.
Mitchell Rembert with the in-progress carving of his parents. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Marcella Monk Flake, executive director of the Monk Youth Jazz & STEAM Collective. Abiba Biao Photos.
Mike DeCarlo traced his blue pencil over the page. Stroke by stroke, the pointy hair and wicked scowl of Sideshow Bob, the high-cultured villain from The Simpsons, began to manifest under his pencil tip. First the light blue pencil for sketching the general shape, then a charcoal one for the defined linework he’s so known for.
Installation view, To Dissolve into the Hydrocommons, One Drop at a Time. The exhibition, from New York based artist sTo Len, runs in the Seton Gallery at the at the University of New Haven through December 9. Photos by Jessica Smolinski courtesy of Seton Gallery.
Joan Henry, DeLanna Studi, and Allison Hudson Hicks in a reading of Flying Bird's Diary at Long Wharf Theatre. Jeremy Daniel Photos.