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Sound On The Sound: Musicians test the waters in the New London restaurant scene

Restaurants and bars are pivotal in the New London music scene. The pandemic has forced some to close while others have had to reinvent. UConn's Corina Wallenta talked to Wendy Bury, the executive director of Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, about the role of restaurants in the New London music scene. She also talked to Sean Murray, manager of The Social and The Oasis - a restaurant and pub that are central to the downtown New London scene, and musicians Sean Nelson and Noah Feldman who have relied on the establishments to bring their music to live audiences.

About the Sound On The Sound series

Under the direction of instructors Gail B. MacDonald, a UConn professor in residence and former Day reporter, and Carlos Virgen, The Day's assistant managing editor for audience development, UConn journalism students worked all semester crafting stories in text, audio and photographs that strive to tell parts of the overarching tale of music in New London. They spoke to musicians, business people, city and regional officials, educators and others to inform their work. These stories will be published in The Day and on

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