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Arts and Leisure

Arts and Leisure

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Screenwriter on the ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan

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Harold Bailey, chair of TEAM Westport (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism), tonight introduces Margaret Nagle, screenwriter of the 2014 film “The Good Lie” about the “lost boys” of Sudan shown at the Westport Woman’s club tonight. The movie starring Reese Witherspoon tells the true story of five Sudanese children orphaned by a massacre of their village during the second Sudanese civil war. “I wrote the screenplay in 2005,” said Nagle. “It took a long time to finally get a producer for the film.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Worth the Wait

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After a one hour and 21 minute rain delay, the Staples High School Orphenians led by Luke Rosenberg sang the national anthem at Yankee Stadium tonight before the Bronx Bombers took on the Philadelphia Phillies. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Heather Hychko for WestportNow.com

Posted 08:37 PM
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Orphenians on Yankee Stadium Big Screen

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The big screen scoreboard at Yankee Stadium tonight showed the Staples High School Orphenians singing the national anthem behind home plate. An adjacent big screen identified them as being from Staples High School (without identifying the school’s location—but Westport was mentioned by the public address announcer.)  Anxiously awaited for months by the Staples singers, the appearance was delayed one hour and 21 minutes by rain before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies began. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Heather Hychko for WestportNow.com

Posted 08:32 PM
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Curtain Call for ‘Country Club’

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The cast takes a bow tonight before an overflow crowd at the Westport Country Playhouse following the script in hand reading of the comedy “Country Club.” One of the loudest laughs in the script by Tony-nominee Douglas Carter Beane referred to the WASP domain where the play takes place that includes houses “that made Martha Stewart forget she was Polish.” Pictured (l-r) are Jake Robards, Rebekah Brockman, Monique Barbee, Kate MacCluggage, Matthew Amendt, Robert Eli, and Amelia Pedlow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 11:15 PM
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All Laughs

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Westport Country Playhouse Managing Director Michael Ross and script in hand curator Anne Keefe celebrate tonight’s performance of “Country Club” with actors Amelia Pedlow and Matthew Amendt, who recently completed a two-month run in the play, “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” at the Red Bull Theatre Company in New York in which they played brother and sister. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 11:10 PM
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Love On and Off Stage

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Actors Kate MacCluggage who read the role of Soos and Robert Eli who read the role of Hutch in tonight’s Westport Country Playhouse script in hand reading of “Country Club,” are going a step beyond the script of the play and turning art into reality. The couple will marry next week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 11:05 PM
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Putting Finishing Touches on Paint the Town Portraits

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Westport artist Tammy Winser (l) was among those putting finishing touches today on some of the portraits painted Saturday as part of the Westport Paints the Town project on the construction fence on Church Lane surrounding the new Bedford Square development. Portraits shown include members of the Board of Selectmen—Helen Garten, Jim Marpe, and Avi Kaner (holding his dog). At right is Dan Woog, Staples High School boys soccer coach and local blogger. The event was cut short by rain and will resume for two hours on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 05:38 PM
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Rehearsing for Tonight’s Script in Hand Performance

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The cast of tonight’s Westport Country Playhouse script in hand play reading of Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s “Country Club” pose for a photo during today’s rehearsal. The play is a wry comedy, in which a young, witty and charmingly neurotic named Soos retreats from a failed marriage to her upper-class hometown and returns to her circle of old friends. The reading is directed by Anne Keefe, curator of the popular play reading series, and begins at 7 p.m. Pictured (front, l-r)  are Anne Keefe, Monique Barbee, Rebekah Brockman, Kate MacCluggage and Amelia Pedlow; (rear, l-r) Robert Eli, Matthew Amendt and Chad Kinsman, stage directions. Absent from the photo is Jake Robards. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 02:40 PM
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Westport Arts Center Names New Executive Director

The Westport Arts Center today announced the appointment of Cynthia Armijo of Weston as its new executive director.

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Cynthia Armijo: worked for nonprofit Boys Town. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

She takes over from Peter Van Heerden, who served almost three years and announced his resignation in December. He was named executive director of Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. (See WestportNow Dec. 15, 2004)

Married and the mother of three, Armijo most recently has been a real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Westport. After an earlier career in financial services, including senior vice president and director of technical research at Standard & Poor’s, she served as director of national advocacy for the nonprofit Boys Town.

She was also executive director of Boys Town New York, and the CEO/executive director of the Norwalk YMCA.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Art Slam! for Teens at Arts Center

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The Westport Arts Center’s (WAC) Teen Advisory Council tonight held its inaugural event, Art Slam!, a one-night gallery party featuring art by 12 local teens. In addition to art, there was music and food. Designed to provide teens the opportunity to present their artwork in a gallery setting, Art Slam! submissions were open to teens ages 14 to 18, who had parental permission.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 08:30 PM
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Showing Her Work

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Alex Spacadenta, 15, of Westport was one of a dozen teen artists showing their works tonight at the Westport Arts Center’s Teen Advisory Council inaugural event, Art Slam!  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 08:25 PM
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Painting the Town

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There was a festive air, despite threatening weather, as crowds took part in today’s “Paint the Town” project on Westport’s Church Lane, Participants painted portraits themselves—sometimes with the help of local artists—on the construction fence surrounding the Bedford Square development. The event sponsored by the Westport Arts Center, the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Merchants Association was cut short in the afternoon by rain. It will resume next Saturday, a rain date makeup, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Posted 03:40 PM
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Painting a Self Portrait

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Sally Nathan, 5, of Westport was one of the 80 persons who signed up to paint themselves today on the construction fence surrounding the Bedford Square development. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 03:35 PM
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Selectmen Outlined

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Westport artist Miggs Burroughs today draws the outline of members of the Westport Board of Selectmen—(l-r) Helen Garten, Jim Marpe, and Avi Kaner—on the construction fence on Church Lane surrounding the Bedford Square development. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 03:20 PM
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Turning the Tables

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Olivia Valante, 12, of Westport draws an outline around Westport artist Miggs Burroughs at today’s Paint the Town project. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 03:05 PM
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