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Sonic Wave

This past holiday season, nearly 70 homeless people gathered at Inspired Venue—now a wedding shop called Inspired Bridal—to sing about their troubles. The show, called “Inspired People,” was organized through Musical Intervention, a group founded to help people “write, record and perform music”—and achieve personal growth and enrichment along the way. It was the second such concert featuring songs written and performed by the city’s homeless.   From the street to the stage, there were many challenges, including a seemingly arbitrary eviction from a Crown Street practice space. But the singers, led by MI’s founder and leader, Adam Christoferson, were determined to.
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New Business Openings! Sept. 2015

Last week we celebrated a couple of new businesses opening in downtown New Haven. First, we welcomed Bridal Trousseau, formerly of Branford, to 77 Audubon Street. Owners of 9th Square's Inspired Venue (formerly called Inspired Turkey) took over the business from its owner who is moving to the West Coast. Bridal Trousseau was in business for nearly 10 years in Branford and was very successful.

We are excited to welcome them to New Haven. Ide and Melaka Ehigiato are the proud new owners offering the latest in bridal fashions from gowns, to suits to tuxes, to accessories. BT has.

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