NEW YORK, N.Y. — Westport’s own Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy played a show this week at The Bitter End on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village — her first live in-person show on the east coast since COVID. Daughter of longtime resident Judy Hardy and her late husband, Neil Hardy, Heather began her musical journey in the Westport Public Schools, studying classical and jazz before gaining a considerable reputation as a blues virtuoso. For more information, visit her website. (photo by Jarret Liotta)