• music world January 22, 2022 12:10 am

    Music World Mourns Meat Loaf's Death, Some Recall His Connecticut Ties

    His sound was unique and his on-stage presence was quite memorable. The singer born with the name Marvin Lee Aday, turned rock superstar known as Meat Loaf, has died at age 74. His wife made the announcement overnight on his official Facebook page. He was best known for his 1977 “Bat Out of Hell” album and 1994 Grammy winning song, “I’d…

  • new haven September 20, 2021 2:17 am

    Toad's Place Offers COVID-19 Rapid Tests Amid Options For Entry

    More entertainment venues are requiring people to be vaccinated or test negative before seeing a show. Now, one place is getting creative to help make sure people can get inside. Before people rocked out at Toad’s Place in New Haven on Sunday, they had to either show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test result. “It makes...

  • new haven June 20, 2021 9:27 pm

    Legendary New Haven Nightspot Reopening After Year-Long Closure

    One of Connecticut’s legendary music clubs is reopening after a year-long closure due to the pandemic, with the help of the federal government. Toad’s Place celebrated with its first live music, a jazz duo, Friday along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The club had been closed since March 2020. Blumenthal called the club “iconic.” Toad’s opened...

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