Music

VIRTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD CELEBRATION: THE HILL

This 60-minute virtual concert, hosted by Martha Dye and Brian Sams, features music from two popular performers: Manny James and Aleecya Foreman.

VIRTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD CELEBRATION: DIXWELL

This 60-minute virtual concert hosted by Diane Brown and Aleta Staton features music from Chris Big Dog Davis, Rohn Lawrence, and Rahsaan Langley.

From Our Couches to Yours: 4 live shows to watch from home this holiday season

If you are a fan of live shows and performance art who is reluctantly saying “I’d rather stay in," here is the official staff list of best live shows that you can stream right to your living room.

Polar Punk: CBS 60 Minutes Profile of Tanya Tagaq

The sounds of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq"It's not for everybody," Tagaq says, but her unique music, a blend of an ancient art form with elements of punk rock, heavy metal and electronica, has...

Join the Journey to Pepperland

At the 2017 Golden Globes, Donald Glover made the proclamation that the Atlanta rap trio Migos was “The Beatles of our generation.” It was an ambitious statement, one that made audiences question...

"Festival" is a verb.

We know it; you showed it. Thank you - to our audiences, artists, thinkers, volunteers, and staff - for making Arts & Ideas the "Crown Jewel" of the arts in Connecticut!

Gospel Fest: Soul Stirring Music and the Woman Behind It All

Every community has its ray of light, its mother, the person to whom they look up to for faith and for hope, the New Haven community has Ms. Mae Gibson-Brown.

Aaron Jafferis on (Be)longing: Personal stories provide people with a pathway to connection.

“Paying attention to folks who might feel excluded and reaching out directly, and also creating entry points for folks indirectly who we might not know are feeling excluded, that’s one of the biggest...

A Summer wrap-up: Festival Life meets Anti-Internationalism

Profoundly symbolic in every way, this banner represented what all of us working in the world of festivals strive for every day: to create a pathway through the arts and humanities that brings the...

Festival 21 Video: Celebrate Your Summer

Festival 21 was the best Fest ever! Our artists, premieres, and panelists reached local, national, and global audiences, and you were here. We’re sharing the celebration with this video postcard from...

More Applause for "Our Ladies": New York Times & CT Press Reviews Are In!

"Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour" has opened its Festival run in New Haven and critics and audiences are loving this "brilliant," "vibrant," "coming-of-age comedy"!

Rave Reviews for "Our Ladies" Keep Rolling In

Critics have a crush on "Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour," the National Theatre of Scotland's irresistibly irreverent new musical. The girls have been getting wildly enthusiastic reviews on their...

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