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Sunday, January 25, 2009


Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Preemptive Resistances”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Lost Paradise”
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Music@the Library: The Ralph Lalama Quartet
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Opening Receptions, “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes” and “Paintings by Gay Dearborn” exhibits
3 p.m. – MTC MainStage Studio Theatre – “Mothers and Sons”
5 p.m. – Staples Black Box Theatre – Ninth Annual One-Act Play Festival (schedule)
7 p.m. –  Greens Farm Congregational Church – Good News Gospel Choir

Super Saturday at the Westport Arts Center

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Today was another “Super Saturday Workshop” at the Westport Arts Center. Anne Penrosa (black top) and Katie Hacala (gray t-shirt) showed a group of 5-10 year olds how to sculpture animals using wire and clay at the workshop which is conducted every other Saturday morning at the Center where children are encouraged to explore multiple art forms. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

FCIAC Track and Field Qualifers at Staples

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Track and field participants comprised of boys and girls from six area high schools converged on the Staples High School field house today for the third of four Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) indoor track and field qualifier rounds leading to statewide competition.  In addition to Staples, the other schools represented were New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Trumbull and Stamford.  There were 24 events split evenly between male and female competition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Debut Performance

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Westporter Susan Terry (3rd. r)) led a cast of six in the debut performance Friday night of “Mothers and Sons” at the MTC Mainstage Theatre on Colonial Green. Terry, a seasoned Broadway and off-Broadway actress, made her Broadway debut in the original Broadway cast of “Evita” followed by feature roles in “Zorba,” “Anything Goes,” and “City of Angels.”  “Mothers and Sons” performances are on weekends through Feb. 1. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Saturday, January 24, 2009


10:30 a.m. – noon – Westport Arts Center – Super Saturday Workshop: “Animal Kingdom”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Preemptive Resistances”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Lost Paradise”
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – MTC MainStage Studio Theatre – “Mothers and Sons”
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Staples Black Box Theatre – 9th Annual One Act Play Festival (schedule)

CNBC: Fake Bernie Madoff Blogger is Westporter

UPDATE The man behind the fake Bernie Madoff blog that has created a following on Wall Street and elsewhere is Westporter Jay Berkman, CNBC said today.WestportNow.com Image
Westporter Jay Berkman admits on CNBC he’s the “fake Bernie Madoff.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) CNBC/WestportNow.com photo

CNBC said Berkman, a marketing and PR consultant, started posing online as Madoff on Dec. 15, shortly after finding out that his father, a Florida retiree, had lost “a significant amount” of money in the alleged Ponzi scheme by the securities dealer.

“It was an emotional event, and that sort of drove me to try and do something creative about it,” Berkman told the cable business network. 

He vented that emotion by creating a caricature of Madoff and starting a blog, much like Dan Lyons created Fake Steve Jobs, CNBC said. CNBC broadcast an interview with Berkman and reporter Jane Wells wrote about him on her blog.