‘Love Letters to Belvedere’ talent show focuses on the city’s history

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‘Love Letters to Belvedere’ talent show performers include, left to right, Patty Klein, Allan Lindskog, Police Chief Jason Wu, Peyton Stein, Dorene Curtis, Sandra Donnell, Sally Burr, Rosalind Colver, Nancy Kemnitzer , Patsy Couto, Noemie Marquie, Jordan Shlain, Adam Gavzer, Bryan Kemnitzer, Paige Peterson, Kevin Burke, Mac Couto, Judith Ward, Lia Ernst and Phoebe Putney. (Via Adam Gavzer)

The history of the Belvedere will come to life in September, not in the form of an exhibition or a lecture, but with a multimedia show featuring local singers, dancers and musicians.

The set’s showcase, dubbed “Love Letters to Belvedere,” is scheduled for Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in Belvedere Community Park. It’s free and is organized and led by the city’s 2021 Citizen of the Year, Adam Gavzer.

Gavzer has toyed with the idea of ​​hosting a talent show for years. The estate agent, who is married to council member James Campbell, says he has always had a passion for the arts. He studied acting at Emerson College in Boston and eventually moved to London to pursue his career before moving into real estate in 2004.

Gavzer held auditions in June, though he pledged to find a spot for anyone who wanted to participate. About 35 people are helping to create the show, which will feature 18 live performers, as well as pre-recorded videos of Belvedere residents sharing their thoughts and letters about the city. Mel Owen, a longtime resident and member of the town’s historic preservation committee, will play harmonica, and the local Windsor Street Blues Band will perform as the show’s house band.

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