Category Archives: The lively arts

John La Farge’s Second Paradise

The Yale University Art Gallery is showing some works by John La Farge. La Farge was at least partially based in Rhode Island; he was a native New Yorker who owned a home in Newport, and some of his early … Continue reading

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Concert review (or, November at the symphony, continued)

As promised, here’s my gloss on Saturday’s Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concert. Alfred Schnittke, Ritual. A dirge that came out of nowhere with a low rumble of bass, tuba, trombones, and a whole bunch of percussion, and ended with tubular … Continue reading

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Four reasons not to go to a symphony concert

“I can’t afford it.” OK, it’s not exactly a cheap night out. The cheapest seats in the Garde are $30, and that’s either way in the upper deck (I’m tempted to call them “nosebleeds”, but the Garde isn’t that big) … Continue reading

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The Rossario Brothers in Rhode Island

What better way to reinvigorate a blog about Connecticut than by…going to Rhode Island? I went over to Westerly to see “The Rossario Brothers”, a comedy by Eugene J. Celico. Here’s a Westerly Sun writeup from last week; I read … Continue reading

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