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Friday, July 27, 2012

Burger Boogy


Scenes from tonight’s Westport Arts Center Shake Your Groove 80s dance party fundraiser at Westport’s Shake Shack. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Strike Up the Band

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The 102nd Army Band of the Connecticut Army National Guard performed tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Members can be seen at a variety of concerts, ceremonies, and parades around the nation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Levitt Glow

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An early evening rain shower did not dissuade Levitt Pavilion concertgoers tonight who turned out for a performance by the the 102nd Army Band of the Connecticut Army National Guard. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Gossip Talk at the Playhouse

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Gossip, eavesdropping, and other aspects of human communication – all highlighted in the current Westport Country Playhouse production of “Tartuffe” – were the subject tonight of the Playhouse’s second event in its new Literary Salon Series in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center. The speaker was John L. Locke (c), professor of linguistics at Lehman College, City University of New York, and author of a book on eavesdropping. Journalist Joe Myers (l) moderated, and Michael Ross, managing director, welcomed the guests. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Playhouse Adds Performance of ‘Tartuffe’

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The Westport Country Playhouse said today due to ticket demand for its current production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” an extra performance has been added on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. The Playhouse production, which had been scheduled to run through Aug. 4, updates the comedy to the present day.  Three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Marc Kudisch (r) plays the title role in this scene with Nadia Bowers as Elmire. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by T. Charles Erickson

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fine Arts Festival Winds Up 39th Year

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The 39th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival brought one of its most successful years to an end late today. Perfect weather and an expanded range of artists, including those working in digital media, attracted large crowds to the two-day event in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Photographer Wins Best in Show

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Photographer Paul Shatz of Charleston, S.C. today won the Best in Show award at the 39th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival. Shatz is a large format black and white fine art photographer and a former darkroom assistant to noted landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Best Watercolor Art

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Artist Linda B. Cromer of New York won top prize in the best watercolor category in the 39th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival which ended today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Best Painting Winner

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Hans Petersen of Rock Hill, S.C. won top prize in the best painting category at the 39th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival which ended today. The Danish-born Petersen was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Art Scenes


More scenes from the first day today of the 39th annual Fine Arts Festival in Westport. Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Outdoor Art


More scenes from the first day today of the 39th annual Fine Arts Festival in Westport. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fine Arts Festival Off to Sunny Start

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The 39th annual Fine Arts Festival opened today along the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, the show includes varieties of art as well as entertainment. It runs through Sunday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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High Five in Honor of a 5th Birthday

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Westporter Aidan Zer, who turns 5 on Sunday, gets a high five from a pantomimist at today’s Fine Arts Festival in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Art on the Saugatuck


Scenes from the first day today of the two-day 39th annual Fine Arts Festival in Westport’s center. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Attention Getters

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Members of the Staples Players were getting attention today at the library book sale and fine arts festival as they promoted their production of “Willy Wonka” the musical based on the 1972 movie. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. matinees at Staples High School. Tickets are available at http://www.staplesplayers.com or at the door as available 30 minutes before the show. Pictured (l-r, top row) are Jack Baylis; Nicole Mathias; Nick Massoud; Scott Yarmoff; Carley Powers; Sam Kann, and Kaitlin Brozek; (bottom row) Sarah Quagliariello; Caroline Dideot, and Jordan Goodness. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Library Summer Book Sale Begins With a Rush

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The annual summer book sale by the Friends of the Westport Public Library got under way today with a rush of buyers scooping up what they considered the best bargains. Among them was Karen Lamb, a former Westporter who now lives in Weston and teaches sixth graders in Greenwich. “I am very excited as a teacher to be able to load up with these wonderful books,” she said.  She marveled at the quality and efficiency of the sale saying, “It is astonishingly well run.” The sale continues through Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Peek-A-Boo

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Cassidy Davis, 2, of Westport is enjoying “Peek-A-Boo” which was offered at today’s start of the annual Westport Public Library summer book sale. The event continues through Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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A Haven for Book Lovers


Scenes from today’s opening day of the summer book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Westport Public Library. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Former Westporter Returns to Touch Up Town Art

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Fine art conservator Peggy Van Witt, former Westport resident, cleans, stabilizes and inpaints the Works Progress Administrative (WPA) mural “Arctic Life” (1934) painted by Colcord Heurlin originally for Bedford Elementary School (now Town Hall). Because the mural was severely flaking and too large to transport, Van Witt set up a temporary conservation studio at Coleytown Elementary School where it was on view. Under the direction of Westport’s Arts Advisory Council, Van Witt has spent more than 100 hours this month conserving this mural along with Stevan Dohanos’s “American Heritage” fresco and other paintings in the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection. Once her work is completed, the conserved paintings will be hung in the schools in time for the students’ first day. Van Witt, a third generation paintings conservator, today is based in Kansas City where she works in private practice in a state-of-the-art conservation studio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Warhol Signed Book Tops Library Sale Offerings

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This year’s annual summer Friends of the Westport Public Library Book Sale beginning Saturday will feature the single most expensive item the library has ever offered—a 1975 signed volume by Andy Warhol titled “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.” Warhol not only signed the book (10/75), but also sketched the iconic Campbell Soup Can. The book, priced at $1,000, will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Book Sale Laughs

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Miimi Greenlee, (l), chair of the Friends of the Westport Public Library annual summer book sale, shares a laugh today with Dick Lowenstein, donations volunteer, as they prepared for the four-day event which opens Saturday. They said despite having had to stop work during Wednesday’s storms, they are on schedule. Greenlee emphasized that this year more than ever there will be something for everyone at the sale. Of particular note this year, she said, is increased interest in used textbooks already shown by students and book dealers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Westport’s GVI Hosts Film on Reinventing U.S. Economy

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Westport’s GVI (Green Village Initiative) tonight hosted the only Connecticut showing along with theaters across the country of the PBS film “Fixing the Future: Building Local Jobs, Income, & Sustainability.”  Among those on hand at the Bow Tie Royale Cinema in Norwalk were Westporters Deidre Price (l), acting executive director GVI, and Melissa Kane, a member of the Westport Representative Town Meeting. The film hosted by David Brancaccio of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across the United States using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity. The film points the way toward grassroots solutions such as local business alliances in response to the national economic downturn, in effect attempting a revolution— the reinvention of the American economy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Frankie Valli Headlines Levitt Aug. 24 Benefit Concert

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Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, will headline the Friday, Aug. 24 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts benefit gala, the Board of Selectmen was told today. The board approved use of town-owned Jesup Green and the RiverWalk for the event. The performer and his legendary group are known for such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” The group and the songs gained new fame in the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” now in its third year. Contributed photo

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

‘Tartuffe’ in Previews at Playhouse Beginning Tonight

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The Westport Country Playhouse tonight begins previews of “Tartuffe,” the Moliere comedy directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse Associate Artistic Director. The play, a farcical take on the outer limits of hypocrisy, opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 4. Pictured: Charise Castro Smith (Mariane, the daughter) and Mark Nelson (Orgon, the father).  Nelson said he played this role in 1973 in high school in The Bronx. Information and tickets available at www.westportplayhouse.org. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Brazilian Music Performers at Levitt Tonight

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As part of its U.S. debut tour, including legendary venues like Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, Quarteto Olinda makes its debut tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. The 8 p.m. free concert will be preceded by a 7:15 p.m. free dance lesson in Brazilian Forró by dance specialist Marizete Browne. Forró music, and its earlier style called baião, originated in the northeastern province of Brazil called Pernambuco. The music is lively, accordion-driven, danceable –- “music for all the people,” according to a Levitt news release -– and it is danced at the Feast of St. João every year in June. The event is part of the Pavilion’s RiverSwing Series, which are evenings throughout the season on which a free preconcert dance lesson, led by professional instructors, is offered in the style of music about to be performed. Contributed photo

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Getting Blu Parrot Ready for Fall Debut

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Westporter Adam Lubarksy was busy today getting his new Blu Parrot restaurant and nightspot ready for its fall debut at 60 Charles St. in the Saugatuck location of the former Jasmine Restaurant and onetime Arrow Restaurant. Lubarsky, who owned the now closed Georgetown Saloon in Redding from 1978 to 2004, named the restaurant in honor of his late brother Drew who designed the stained glass blue parrot (l) which will have a prominent spot at the new venture. Drew Lubarsky, Saples ‘70, was an active member of Staples Players and later became a gifted performer and member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. He died in 1985. Their mother and father, Thelma and Jerry Lubarsky, were well known in the Westport community. She was an artist, and he was a Staples booster long active on the Staples sports scene. Adam Lubarsky is a member of Staples Class of 1973. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Playhouse Sets Terrence McNally Gala Tribute

The Westport Country Playhouse announced today it will honor Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally at its “The Full McNally:  A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally” fall fund-raiser gala in September.

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Terence McNally: to be honored Sept. 24 in gala hosted by Tyne Daly and Richard Thomas. Contributed photo

Hosting the Monday, Sept. 24 tribute will be actors Tyne Daly and Richard Thomas, who have appeared in McNally plays; Daly in “Master Class” and Thomas in “Unusual Acts of Devotion” and “The Stendhal Syndrome.” 

“Terrence is the only truly great American playwright who has written successfully for the dramatic as well as the musical stage,” said Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.

“It’s such an honor for us to be able to do this for him, especially since the co-hosts of the gala are two stars who have been influential in bringing Terrence’s work to the stage in mesmerizing performances.”

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Release Date Set for Movie Filmed in Westport

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“Hello I Must Be Going” opens in New York and Los Angeles on Sept. 7. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

After making its debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, a film shot last summer in Westport, “Hello I Must Be Going,” is going into national release in September and has just released a trailer and poster.

Written by 1985 Staples High School graduate Sarah Koskoff and shot in her parents’ Westport home as well around Westport, the film opens in New York and Los Angeles on Sept. 7. The trailer includes some Westport scenes, including Compo Beach.

Directed by Todd Louiso, who is married to Koskoff, the film stars Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner, Christopher Abbott, John Rubinstein, and Julie White. It is about a divorced, childless, demoralized woman named Amy Minsky who at 35 is condemned to move back in with her parents. Her prospects look bleak –- until the unexpected attention of a teenage boy changes everything.

Much of the filming was done for three weeks in and around the Saugatuck Shores waterfront home of Koskoff’s parents, Michael and Roz Koskoff. (See WestportNow Aug. 1, 2011)

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Full House for Happy Hour Talk on E-Books

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NYU Professor Emeritus Sumner Jules Glimcher of Westport attracted a full house to tonight’s Westport Arts Center Art Café Happy Hour, including Linda Platzer of New York. Glimcher, who turned 88 last month, talked about self-publishing, reading tablets, and e-books. His recently self-published book “A Filmmaker’s Journal” is available here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Community Theatre Debuts One-Act Play Festival

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Westport Community Theatre hosts its fifth annual summer one-act play festival, “Summer 2012: XII,” tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. Free to the public, the popular summer festival is an audience favorite featuring new one-act plays with an opportunity to vote for the winning one-act play that will appear at the Stratford Festival Aug. 1 – 5. With a running time of approximately 80 minutes, it makes a perfect ending –- or beginning -– of a summer evening. Pictured are Geoffrey Gilbert of Stratford and Kristin Gagliardi of West Haven at the final dress rehearsal for one of the one-act plays, “Twelfth Day in Paris,” written by Maximillian Gill of New York. The plot: a disavowed spy holds a couple hostage to determine which one is responsible for his disgrace. Tickets are available through the box office (203)226-1983 or www.westportcommunitytheatre.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kevin McNair for WestportNow.com

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