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Identify The Artist. Win A Prize!

Alan Neigher is a noted Westport attorney.

His father Harry was well known too: a columnist, reporter, illustrator and cartoonist for the Bridgeport Sunday Herald from 1932 until it closed in 1974.

Harry was friendly with many area illustrators, including Steven Dohanos,  Harold Von Schmidt, Amos Sewall and R.L. Lambdin.

The other day, while exploring boxes of his dad’s memorabilia, Alan uncovered an unsigned pastel drawing.

He believes it was done for a high-end magazine, for either a jewelry ad or to illustrate a story. The colors are still vivid; the imagery, strong.

Alan would love to know the artist. And he’s offering a prize to find out.

If anyone — artist, relative, art collector, dealer, academic or anyone else — can identify the illustrator, Alan will donate $250 to your favorite charity or non-profit organization (“Fairfield County if possible,” Alan says.

Just email both of us: aneigher41@gmail.com, and dwoog@optonline.net Deadline is Tuesday, March 16.

And if you know any details about the artwork, let us know too.

Roundup: Volleyball Court; “Big Dogs”; More

They saw a concrete slab at the site of what used to be Save the Children headquarters on Wilton Road.

So they — whoever “they” are — did the natural thing.

They put up a volleyball net.

Who needs the beach when you’ve got all this other space?!

(Photo/Tracy Yost)

It’s taken a few years. But Westport entertainment lawyer Alan Neigher is about to see “Big Dogs” — a project he helped create — reach millions of homes.

The 8-part series — about an elite team of New York City detectives and a ruthless European crime syndicate, based on a trilogy by Adam Dunn — debuts July 1 on Amazon Prime Direct.

IMDB describes the New York of the show: “Businesses are shuttered, crime is rampant, black markets thrive.”

Neigher was first involved when he helped Dunn get his books published, copywritten and distributed. When the pair realized they would make a great TV series, they formed a production company and got to work.

You could say Neigher had a “hand” in nearly every aspect of “Big Dogs.” A jazz pianist in his spare time, he wrote 2 pieces that are heard in the show.

And finally … “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was written in 1900 as a poem by James Weldon Johnson. His brother John Rosamond Johnson put it to music in 1905. Today it is called “the black national anthem.” Many singers and choirs have recorded it. This version is one of my favorites.