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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Levitt Lights His Fire

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NIne-time Grammy Award winner Jose Feliciano performed tonight at the opening night of the new Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. The Weston resident said he was honored to be chosen when so many artists live in the area and also could have been asked. The Levitt said he was donating his fee to the Levitt to continue to provide free concert nights. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 11:41 PM
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New Levitt Debuts With Jose Feliciano Concert

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Westport’s new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts made its debut today with an opening night concert by Jose Feliciano. More than 500 guests packed the new sloped lawn of the $9 million facility to watch a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a concert by the nine-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist, who resides in Weston.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com photo

Posted 11:35 PM
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Ready for Ribbon Cutting

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An aerial view as the ribbbon cutting ceremony was about to get under way tonight at the new Levitt Pavilon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Levitt Pavilion photo

Posted 11:19 PM
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Emotional Moment

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Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch (l) comforts her mother, Mimi Levitt, as Mimi addressed the crowd at the new Levitt Pavilion tonight.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 11:15 PM
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Cutting the Ribbon to Officially Open Levitt

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Mimi Levitt reacts with delight tonight after cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. The Mimi and Mortimer Levitt Foundation were major contributors to the $9 million renovation cost. Joining her were (l-r) Fred Plotkin, husband of Levitt Pavilion chair Janet Plotkin, Freda Welsh, executive director of the Levitt, former Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch, Mimi’s daughter head of the Levitt Foundation, and current First Selectman Jim Marpe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 10:54 PM
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Ready to Party at the New Levitt

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More than 1,800 persons settled in at the new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts late today for a ribbon cutting ceremony and concert by Jose Feliciano. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s made for ideal conditions for the debut of the $9 million facility. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Posted 10:24 PM
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Packed in at the New Levitt

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There was little room to picnic on the sloped lawn of the new Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts late today as hundreds packed in for a ribbon cutting and concert by Jose Feliciano. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Posted 10:19 PM
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Crowds for Second Day of Fine Arts Festival

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Crowds were out agan today for the second and final day of the Westport Downtown Merchants Association’s Fine Arts Festival on the banks of the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

Posted 07:05 PM
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Taking a Break

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Some visitors to today’s second and final day of the Westport Fine Arts Festival took a break on steps above the Saugatuck River at Parker-Harding Plaza.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

Posted 07:00 PM
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Levitt Looking Good for Tonight’s Grand Opening

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All was ready today at the new Wetport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts for tonight’s grand opening and concert by Jose Feliciano. Gates open to ticket holders at 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

Posted 03:54 PM
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Flags Aflutter at New Levitt

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The American and Town of Westport flags flew above the new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts today in readiness for tonight’s grand opening. The new Levitt features a state of the art sound system, performer dressing rooms, indoor rest rooms, and a concession stand.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

Posted 03:49 PM
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Curtain Call for Playhouse’s ‘Nora’

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The cast of “Nora” at the Westport Country Playhouse tonight takes a bow after the opening night performance. They are (l-r)  Shawn Fagan, LeRoy McClain, Liv Rooth, Lucas Hall, and Stephanie Janssen. “Nora,” Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” is a story of love, blackmail, and the little lies people tell. It was translated into the English language by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. It runs through Aug.2. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 02:57 AM
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Proud Moment

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Actors Liv Rooth and Lucas Hall acknowledge the standing ovation tonight of the opening night audience for “Nora” at the Westport Country Playhouse. Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” runs through Aug. 2. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Posted 02:55 AM
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Post-Performance Fun

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David Kennedy (c), Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director and director of “Nora,” gets together with Liv Rooth (l), who played the title role, and Stephanie Janssen, who portrayed Mrs. Linde, following tonight’s opening night performance.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 02:52 AM
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Celebrating

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David Kennedy (l), Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director and director of “Nora,” celebrates with the cast following tonight’s opening nigh performance. They are (l-r) LeRoy McClain, Liv Rooth, Shawn Fagan, Stephanie Janssen and Lucas Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 02:47 AM
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