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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Historical Society Gifted Frazier Peters Papers

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The appreciative crowd gathered today at the Westport Historical Society for the opening of the Frazier Forman Peters exhibit included members of the Peters family as well as some Westport owners of the noted architect’s homes that are featured in the exhibit. Peters’ granddaughter, architect Laura Blau (r), presented Dorothy Curran, president of WHS, with two of her grandfather’s original manuscripts to be included in the Society’s archives. Bob Weingarten, curator, explained that the idea for the exhibit originated with an idea from the late Mollie Donovan to explore and honor Peters’ accomplishments and to showcase his 36 Westport houses. The exhibit runs until Dec. 31. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Welcome to the Historical Society’s New Exhibit

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Bob Weingarten, Westport Historical Society curator of its newest exhibit, today welcomed guests to the opening of the exhibit highlighting the work of one-time Westport resident Frazier Forman Peters. Many of the late architect’s family were present as were owners of some of the 36 homes he built in Westport with his distinctive stone building materials. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Historical Society Opens Frazier Peters Exhibit Today

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The Westport Historical Society today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. hosts an opening reception fo this year’s final exhibits. Frazier Forman Peters: At Home with Stone and Earth, Air, Water & Fire: The Wit and Wisdom of Frazier Forman Peters.  Peters a self-taught architect, lived in Westport from 1919 to 1936 and built some 36 stone homes here which are admired today as landmark residences.  Putting up the banner are, (l-r) Susan Gold, WHS executive director; Barbara Brauner, WHS administrator; Brian, O’Leary, exhibits; Bob Weingarten, exhibit curator, and Dorothy Curran WHS president. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Getting Ready for ‘Love Night’

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Associate Artistic Director for Westport Country Playhouse, David Kennedy, and Westport Arts Center Director of Visual Arts, Helen Klisser During, prepare for next week’s “Love Night.” The program is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. and will be a collaborative presentation from the two organizations, exploring the common language of visual art and theater. Actors, reading scenes from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” will help to weave together conversations, and to make powerful connections between Shakespeare’s words and “Love: In The Eye of The Beholder,” WAC’s current exhibition. “Twelfth Night, Or What You Will” will open at the Playhouse on Oct. 11.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alyssa Crouse for WestportNow.com

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Music Theatre Founders Honored

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Patrons, actors and theatre students of Westport’s Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) today honored its founders, Kevin Connors and Jim Schilling, at Westport’s Boathouse Restaurant. Founded in 1987, MTC’s professional Mainstage Company has presented 25 seasons of critically-acclaimed productions, including new works and buried treasures of the American musical theatre. Productions presented at MTC have been nominated for Best Musical of the Connecticut theatre season and several others have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at other regional houses. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Thanks for 25 Years

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Westport’s Scott Bryce was master of ceremonies for today’s reception honoring Kevin Connors and Jim Schilling, founders of Westport’s Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), on their 25th season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Skippyjon Jones Entertains Audiences of All Ages

Skippyjon Jones at Westport Country Playhouse
Today’s performance of “Skippyjon Jones” at the Westport Country Playhouse was a huge hit with playgoers. Part of the Family Festivities series, the play is about Skippyjon, a Siamese kittenboy with large ears that make him look like a Chihuahua dog and who has a cadre of imaginary Chihuahua friends. The play is based on the popular 2003 children’s picture book by Judith Byron Schachner. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Welcome and Thanks

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Jeff Wieser, president of Homes for Hope, thanks attendees for their support of tonight’s fund-raiser event at the Westport Country Playhouse starring comedian Martin Short. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Three Amigos

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Martin Short recruited three audience members tonight at the Westport Country Playhouse Homes With Hope fund-raiser to participate in a “Three Amigos” skit. “Three Amigos” is a 1986 comedy film directed directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels that starred Short as well as Steve Martin, Randy Newman. and Chevy Chase. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sold Out Crowd for Martin Short Benefit Performance

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Comedian Martin Short drew an enthusiastic sold-out crowd tonight to the Westport Country Playhouse for a benefit for Westport’s Homes With Hope. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Having Fun

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Comedian Martin Short playing Jiminy Glick interviewed Westport Selectman Shelly Kassen during tonight’s Homes With Hope fund-raiser at the Westport Country Playhouse. “I think I recognize you from porn films,” he told her. Also, “Can you imagine how my appearance here tonight is viewed when the highest ranking participant they can get for me is the Second, not the First Selectman?” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Warming Up

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Comedian Martin Short shares some laughs before tonight’s Homes With Hope fund-raiser at the Westport Country Playhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Westport Sound at Fest

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Among performers at the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival today was the Westport Heritage Blues Band Featuring Crispin Cioe, Charlie Karp (r), and David Hull (l). Karp attended Staples High School in the Class of ‘71 but dropped out to tour with Buddy Miles. Hull, on the bass guitar, grew up in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Gray Skies Don’t Stop the Blues

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The Westport Downtown Merchants Association fourth annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival continued on the grounds of the Westport Public Library and Levitt Pavilion spite of the threat of rain. In addition to live music, there is a food court, children’s events, and a backyard BBQ championship. Festivities continue Sunday, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with live music, pie- and rib-eating contests, the Kids Q cook-off, and more. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Blues, Views & BBQ Fest Kicks Off

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The fourth annual Blues, Views, & BBQ Festival kicked-off the weekend festivities tonight with the rock ‘n roll rhythm and blues group, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, a Jersey Shore musical group who have been recording albums since 1976.  The event was moved to the Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Ave., instead of the Levitt Pavilion because of rain.  In his welcome comments to the audience Southside Johnny (Lyon) said in jest, “I haven’t performed in a school since I was 16…and I think it was for the same audience.”  The festival continues at the Levitt Pavilion on Saturday rain or shine.  For more information go to http://specialevents.levittpavilion.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Friday, September 23, 2011

ArtCafé Resumes at Arts Center

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The Westport Arts Center today resumed its Friday ArtCafé with Helen Klisser During, director of visual arts. The weekly session, including homemade baked offerings from During’s kitchen, reviews the latest on the area art scene as well as notes art coverage in the media. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Jamming at the Westport Arts Center

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The Westport Arts Center kicked off a new season of its popular Jazz Jam series tonight with Artistic Director for Jazz, Brian Torff, leading a toe-tapping jam session with some of the area’s most active musicians. The sessions are intended to be a spontaneous exploration of Jazz, Blues, and other music styles. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Cool Music


Highlights of tonight’s Jazz Jam session at the Westport Arts Center. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sybil Steinberg Lists the Best New Books

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Westporter Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review editor for Publishers Weekly, addressed an overflow Westport Public Library audience today about the best new reads. The annual program is one of the library’s most popular. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Book Talk Plug from Proud Mom

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Westporter Ann Sheffer took a moment at the Westport Rotary Club meeting today to promote a talk by her son, Brian Reich, at the Westport Country Playhouse on Wednesday at 4 p.m. about his new book “Shift and Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society.” Published last month, the work looks at essential strategies the nonprofit community can use to take advantage of rapidly changing technologies and new communication methods in our ultra-connected society. The talk is sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and the Fairfield County Community Foundation. Reich is senior VP–global editor for Edelman, the world’s largest independent PR firm. He teaches consumer behavior and marketing strategy in the Graduate School of Communications at Columbia University and contributes as a Fast Company expert. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Celebrating 80 Years of Musical Theater


UPDATE The Westport Country Playhouse tonight marked its 80th anniversary with a gala presentation “Playing Our Songs: Celebrating 80 Years of Musical Theater” with a special tribute to Bernadette Peters “for her dedication and service to the American musical theater.” Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com except for the final six photos by Kathleen O’Rourke (CLICK “SHOW INFO” FOR CAPTION INFO)

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Comings and Goings: Wine Bar to Main Street

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A wine bar, Luxe Modern Wine & Cocktails, opens at 190 Main St. probably in November, according to owner Robert Reilly of Redding. He said that the cafe will carry 40 wines that can be purchased by the glass, seven or eight seasonal cocktails, and a selection of 15 cheeses and cured meats. In addition to a bar, there will be a few tables with plans for outdoor tables next spring, he said. The new cafe will be located in the space formerly occupied by Fay Kim Designs that relocated to the nearby space that formerly housed Coco Michelle which closed in August 2010 and relocated to Railroad Place. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cinema Initiative Presents ‘Animal House’

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The Westport Cinema Initiative (WCI) Saturday night screened “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the 1978 iconic college comedy film about a misfit group of fraternity men who challenge their college’s administrators. Joining Sandy Lefkowitz (l), WCI director, and Doug Tirola (r), WCI vice president and creative director, at the Toquet Hall screening was Matty Simmons, publisher of National Lampoon and a producer of “Animal House.” He regaled the audience with stories of his first movie venture that is still the highest grossing comedic film of all time. Costing $2.7 million, it garnered an estimated return of more than $141 million, not including merchandising. After the screening, the audience experienced WCI’s version of a “toga party” at Bobby Q’s where the beer pong competition was fierce. Contributed photo

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Community Theatre Opens 2011-12 Season

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Westport Community Theatre Friday night opened its 2011-2012 season with a madcap comedy, “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Jessica Denes. The fast-paced, slapstick farce stars (l-r) John Bachelder, Bob Fillipowich, Rick Waln and Westporter Cindy Hartog.  The play runs through Oct. 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m, and Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. The Westport Community Theatre is located at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Love is the Air


Highlights from tonight’s opening reception for the Westport Arts Center’s new member exhibit “Love in the Eye of the Beholder” and “Malawi With Love” Larry Untermeyer and Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Closeup View

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A visitor looks at artist Alanna Fagan’s “Flying to Acadia” tonight at the Westport Arts Center exhibit “Love in the Eye of the Beholder.” The Milford artist was one of 49 member artists represented in the show which runs through Nov. 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Lots of Love

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Helen Klisser During (with microphone) tonight welcomes member artists whose works were selected for the Westport. Arts Center’s exhibit “Love: In The Eye Of The Beholder” which opened tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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‘Clouds’

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Westport artist Susan Malloy (l) explains her painting “Clouds” to Shirley Mellor of Westport tonight at the Westport Arts Center opening reception for its exhibit “Love in the Eye of the Beholder.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Finishing Touches for ‘Love in the Eye of the Beholder’

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Westport Arts Center Director of Visual Arts Helen Klisser During (l) and Jill Sarver, visual arts coordinator, put last minute touches today on the exhibit “Love: In The Eye Of The Beholder,” which opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. It features works by close to 100 WAC member artists. The exhibition was juried by Whitney Museum Curator David Kiehl and is intended to complement the themes in Westport Country Playhouse’s fall production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will.” The show will run through Sunday, Nov. 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Art Patron Drops by Arts Center

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Emily Fisher Landau, who has amassed one of the largest private collections of contemporary art in the world, dropped by unannounced to the Westport Arts Center this week for a visit. Landau, who marked her 90th birthday last year, enjoyed previewing the 49 works selected by the Whitney Museum curator David Kiehl for the annual member themed exhibition “Love in the Eye of the Beholder” opening Friday.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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