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Jazz Loft Project 

When: Fri., July 27, 6:30 p.m. 2012
Price: Free

If you either enjoyed, or regretfully missed, the Nasher Museum of Art exhibition The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957–1965 last year, make plans to head to the cozy Daylight Project Space lawn in Hillsborough for an evening of screenings, audio recordings and refreshments under the stars. In 1955, renowned Life photographer Smith quit his gig at the magazine to move into a run-down, five-story loft building in New York City's wholesale flower district. By day, he shot life on the street through a jagged hole in an upper-floor window, amassing a fascinating, varied collective portrait of urban life of the time. By night, he was recording, on both audio and film, the lives and sessions of some of the great artists and jazz musicians of the era who hung out, jammed and caroused in the building. Thelonious Monk and Salvador Dali make memorable appearances. With a sensibility combining street and fine-art photography, Smith's archive from this period is formidable. —Chris Vitiello



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