October 16, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "Last weekend, the first in a series of four weekends of City Wide Open Studios kicked off in Westville, marking a watershed moment in the life of this emerging arts district. Consideration of Westville’s entree as a full-fledged, City Wide Open Studios (CWOS) weekend destination had its pros and cons according to Helen Kauder, executive director of Artspace, which sponsors the nearly month-long arts festival in New Haven.
Monday | October 17, 2016
Friday | October 14, 2016
October 13, 2016, The New Haven Independent, by Lucy Gellman- "A bottle has washed ashore in Westville Village with not a note, but chocolates inside. Chef Darrell Nurse has brought the chocolates to the corner of Whalley and West Rock avenues, where has opened a new sweet shop called Chip in A Bottle. Nurse wasn’t expecting to have a revelation when he stepped into Norman Love Confections on a trip to Naples, Florida, several years ago. One bonbon later, he was hooked. Not on the sweet, flavorful chocolates, though. He loved the idea of making them for customers in New Haven.
Thursday | October 13, 2016
"Long-time professional acting duo, Allan Zeller and Kimberly Squires of Milford, will perform their two-person show: "Zeller & Squires - Delightful Differences: An Evening of One-Act Plays" at the historical and beautiful Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT. Opening weekend is Oct. 14 & 15 at 8pm,which will be followed by two weekends on November 4 & 5 and 11 & 12.The husband and wife team will take on a total of 9 plays, 18 characters and multiple costume changes.... all, in less than 2 hours!
Thursday | October 6, 2016
September 29, 2016, The new Haven Register, by Randall Beach- "When my wife and I bought our first house in 1987, we chose a side street within walking distance of Westville Village, the New Haven enclave at that time lined with second-hand antique shops and other small businesses.
Thursday | September 15, 2016
September 14, 2016, by Veena McCoole- "New Haven-based independent boutique Strange Ways held its first vendor market last Saturday. The boutique's "Flair Fair," which took place in Lyric Hall on Whalley Avenue, showcased a variety of vintage trinkets alongside items from a dozen independent designers and sellers. With New Haven-made wares as well as objects from further afield, the event's affordable price point attracted indie enthusiasts from across the Northeast, according to organizers and attendees.
September 15, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "This coming Sunday, at 3 p.m., musicians Ignacy Gaydamovich, Cihan Yücel and Gary Capozziello will sit down on Lyric Hall‘s intimate stage. Gaydamovich, possibly resting his cello for a moment against his knees, will introduce the bill: Sergey Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata, followed by Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2. Yücel, on piano, and Capozziello, on violin, perhaps will nod knowingly. Then a wild, Russian-induced magic will explode from each of them.
Monday | September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "It was the end of the world and Brian Robinson, bouncing up and down in a flower-dotted yellow dress on the cusp on his 41st birthday, knew it. Behind him, a string quartet played on, rap-tap-tapping drums carrying its members toward a big finale. Before him, a a packed Lyric Hall was rising to its feet, audience members old and young bobbing to R.E.M. as he jumped off the stage and into a frenzied, lovable sort of mosh-pit-meets-dance-hall.
September 9, 2016, by Allan Appel- "Barbara Marks‘s new paintings are attired in bright, warm colors and shapes that seem to invite you into the room to hear what they’re saying to each other. She has an idea what they’re chattering about, but she’s not about to tell you. That’s your job. You can get close to the conversation on Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DaSilva Gallery on Whalley Avenue in Westville, where Marks is hosting the opening reception of her show, which runs through Oct.
Friday | September 9, 2016
Friday | September 2, 2016
August 31, 2016, by Daniel Shkolnik- "After three intense days decorating wedding cakes in her New York City shop, Ana De Los Angeles’s father came to her while she was falling asleep. This didn’t much surprise her, though perhaps it should have. Her father died when she was 13 years old. Exhausted, De Los Angeles asked her father if she’d always be working herself so hard. Her father told her that there would always be work to do-such was life-but one day she wouldn’t be decorating wedding cakes. Instead she’d own a different kind of business.