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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Overflow Crowd for The Hot Sardines at Levitt

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There was an overflow crowd tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts for The Hot Sardines, a blustery brass lineup, layered over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, a great vocalist and a tap dancer too. The first of the Levitt’s Celebration Sundays Music Series, the event was sponsored by Jewish Senior Services. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 09:30 PM
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Levitt Celebration Sundays Music Series Kicks Off

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The new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight kicked off its Celebration Sundays Music Series with a performance by The Hot Sardines featuring hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to make. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 09:25 PM
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Packed In Like (Hot) Sardines at Levitt


Scenes tonight as Levitt Pavilion guests gave a warm welcome to the New York jazz group The Hot Sardines. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 09:20 PM
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sweet Steel Music at Saugatuck Center

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The Bridgeport-based Silver Steel Band, under the direction of Jim Royle, tonight entertained a large summer crowd on a warm July night on the plaza at Westport’s Saugatuck Center. The band, in its third year together, played Caribbean favorites as well as Soca and Calypso-styled music from Trinidad and Tobago. The Saugatuck Center Plaza is the host venue 7 p.m.-10 p.m. every Saturday night this summer courtesy of Saugatuck Sweets co-owners Pete Romano and Al DiGuido. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 10:38 PM
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Barefoot Dancing at the Levitt

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Some danced barefoot tonight at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts as DJ Rekha led the large crowd in music of India. Since establishing herself on the New York club scene with her inaugural event, Basement Bhangra at SOBs nightclub in 1997, DJ Rekha has produced some of the longest running and most successful parties in New York, including Bollywood Disco, and Mutiny. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Posted 10:05 PM
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Bhangra, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, and Electronic Sounds

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DJ Rekha performed at the Levitt Pavilion for the Perfoming Arts tonight with her signature blend of South Asian bhangra music merged with hip-hop, dancehall, and electronic sounds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 10:00 PM
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Dancing in the Dark

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The crowd danced the night away tonight at the new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts as DJ Rekha performed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Posted 09:57 PM
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Learning the Moves

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There was still plenty of light tonight as DJ Rekha began bhangra dance lessons at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. As darkness fell, the music enthused the crowd and the lawn was filled with dancing to the South Asian sound. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 09:55 PM
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First Saturday Dance Party at New Levitt


Scenes from tonight’s performance by DJ Rekha at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 09:50 PM
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Packed in at the Levitt

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There was a large Friday night crowd tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pvilion for the Performing Arts for the New York City Irish rock band Black 47. Early in the concert, the band invited several audience members on stage to dance.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carleigh Welsh for WestportNow.com

Posted 09:41 PM
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Black 47 Entertains at Levitt

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The New York City-based celtic rock band Black 47 drew a large crowd tonight to Westport’s new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. One of the group’s last concers, it was the first rock concert at the new Levitt. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carleigh Welsh for WestportNow.com

Posted 09:35 PM
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Groovin’ in the Grove

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A couple dances to the samba music of the Brazilian group Casuarina tonight at Westport’s New Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. The celebrated samba specialists from Rio were the first international band to grace the all-new stage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carleigh Welsh for WestportNow.com

Posted 01:38 AM
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Samba Sounds at Levitt

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The Brazilian samba and choro group Casuarina performed tonight to the delight of several hundred at the new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. The group, which earlier performed at Lincoln Center in New York, is on a tour of the United States and Canada. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Posted 01:33 AM
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Sunset at Levitt

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Tonight’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts audience for a concert starring the Brazilian samba group Casuarina also enjoyed a pretty sunset following the first 8 p.m. start at the new facility since Sunday’s grand opening. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Posted 01:28 AM
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Historical Society Opens Larry Silver Retrospective

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The Westport Historical Society tonight hosted a reception to mark the opening of its exhibit “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” by famed photographer Larry Silver of Westport. His retrospective features images of Westport’s favorite haunts, quiet spots and humorous encounters of everyday life since the artist first settled here 40 years ago. Joining him was his son, Bruce Silverstein,  -Bruce Silverstein, the youngest of Silver’s three sons and owner of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 W. 24th St, New York, N.Y. which he said has the largest body of his father’s works. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 12:45 AM
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