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Call 561.625.5070 for a physician referral Money & InvestingIt gets crazier and crazier inside the Beltway. A20 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A7HEALTHY LIVING A18BUSINESS A19 MONEY & INVESTING A20REAL ESTATE A24ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B6-8PUZZLES B10CUISINE B23SOCIETY B12-13, 19-22 WEEK OF FEB. 28-MARCH 6, 2013 Vol. III, No. 21  FREE NETWORKINGSee who was at Woof Gang Bakery, other events. A21-23 X HERE THEY COME! HANGOVERS HIDDEN IN KENTUCKY DERBY hats and oversized designer sunglasses. First-timers in heels and veterans in wedges. Pink bowties, yellow slacks, seersucker everything. Theyre here to drink champagne. Theyre here to hydrate. Theyre here to out-hat each other. Are those ostrich feathers? That hat needs a chair of its own. An emerald green jumpsuit makes a young lass covetous, Im in love.Ž Theyre dressed for a yacht, though they stand atop a field, all looking ravish-ing, and hungry, for brunch on polo Sunday. But they are not alone. There are families in blue jeans. And equine enthusiasts, here for the game, not the glamour. Therein lies the beauty of this Sport of Kings, it pleases all palates „ fashionistas, families and aficionados. A shape-shifter of a sport, as ambidextrous You need NalaNala is a gentle, year-old lab mix who needs a home. A6 X BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@” Annie TimeSee the Annie Leibovitz collection purchased by the Norton. B1 X ofTheSport KingsInternational Polo Club Palm Beach offers a level playing field for fans of all backgrounds LILA PHOTO /COURTESY PHOTOSPolo at the International Polo Club Palm Beach welcomes fans of all kinds.Thirty years is a long time.And three decades is how long I have been watching the Palm Beach County arts scene as it has ebbed and flowed amid changing economic times. During that time, I have seen some of the finest in regional theater acted, sung and danced out on stages from Boca Ratons Caldwell Theatre to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. In between, Palm Beach Dramaworks has taught me to love the nuances of Edward Albees writing. Florida Stage gave me an appreciation for new works.Maltz can look back with pride as it moves forward V o l III N o. 21 {and everyone else} SEE POLO, A8 X SEE MALTZ, A10 XCOMMENTARY BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimons@” FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTOMilton Maltz and Tamar Maltz


Think Cardiac Think Palm beach gardens Medical Center Call 561-625-5070 for a physician referral. Visit to learn about our FREE Heart Month activities. Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures. 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) One of HealthGrades Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care(tm) 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013) Open Heart Surgery Coronary InterventionElectrophysiologyValve ClinicTranscatheter Aortic valve Replacement (TAVR)Accredited Chest Pain Center A2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARY You are an alien ...And so am I.I suspect that Im more of an alien than you, but lets not quibble over details. The facts are in, from way out.NASA scientist and astrobiologist Richard Hoover reported last week his discovery of tiny fossilized bacteria embedded in three meteorites arrived here from deep space. They represent the most invasive species ever discovered, but they present no threat because theyre long dead. Coincidentally, some of these life forms are strikingly simi-lar to earth-bound cyanobacteria, blue-green algae that can survive and thrive in extreme climates such as glaciers or geysers. But others arent.What is both exciting and extraordinary,Ž Dr. Hoover told the respected Journal of Cos-mology, is although many of the bacteria resemble and can be associated with generic species on earth, there are others which are completely alien. Neither I nor other experts who have seen the evidence have any idea what these creatures might be.Ž (To review this in greater depth, go to .) The news is stunning: the first, or at least the most demonstrable claim of its kind in the history of human beings. Its all the more stunning, perhaps, because it almost vanished in the weekly fragmentation of international news „ of war, natural disaster, hunger, and disease. Of fate, chance, kings and desperate men. But there it was.Dr. Hoovers discoveries, coupled with recent findings by other scientists, provide the world with decisive evidence that we are all aliens. Life is a truly cosmic phenomenon,Ž announced Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe, director of the Astrobiology program at Car-diff University, in Wales. There will be debate and testing and retesting, of course, but Dr. Hoovers credentials are as solid as a granite wall. So what does this mean for 7 billion friendly folks now inhabiting this spinning planet?It means, first of all, that our collective life very likely originated in some other world. The molecules of our hearts and minds were forged in the fires of distant star systems then spun into travel-hardened strands of animation, which probably crossed the vast sea of space to reach our small island countless eons ago.It also means that the search for the first aliens is now officially over. Weve found them, and they are us. They are, in fact, you and me. The overall pattern of evidence, from genetics to microfossils, indicates that life on Earth came from other planets,Ž says Dr. Rhawn Joseph, who introduced the discovery in the Journal of Cosmology and holds doctor-ate degrees from both the University of Chi-cago and from Yale University. Our ancient ancestors were visitors from the stars.Ž Weve always known that, and we dont need interstellar bacteria to prove it. Just look at the way people behave at a four-way stop at rush hour, or in a crowded grocery isle, or when they get hungry. Try the drive-through line at McDonalds on any late Saturday night. Or spend a minute sizing up any stadium full of Pittsburgh Steelers fans, or New York Yankees fans, or Manchester United fans, or Gator or Seminole fans. Only aliens could behave like that.For that matter, consider the way politicians get us into wars, or keep us dependent on alien oil, or allow the existence of overwhelmingly costly health care systems that keep a slender minority of rich people ensconced in lavish lifestyles, or shore up systems of private enter-prise that take advantage of poor farmers, or suggest cutting money and support to the one great impulse toward self-control that we have „ public education. Only a chief alien could behave like that.Heres what I mean: Without self-control, were done. Or let me use a better word: without selfless-control, were done. Well become the planet peopled with aliens that self-destructed. Anyone who ever stood in front of a classroom knows that children first and foremost require self-control, and tolerance of others, and all those qualities that are taught, not born. Teachers also know that children are not only descended from aliens imported here by means unknown, but theyre probably fresh-ly minted, and never mind the descendants. Somebody with a real sense of humor snuck them in and left them here, in our charge, probably to go off drinking in the constellation Orion or Ursa Major or the Pleiades or wher-ever the good bars are. As preposterous and paradoxical as it sounds, children are both aliens and engines of the future, creatures we fear and revere. And public school is the one sure bet to polish them a little bit, to take some of the rough edges off them, thereby making them a little less alien and a little more productive. You cant tell just by looking at children, either. You have to try to teach them, which ranks as just about the hardest job in the world when you do it for 20 aliens at a time, day after day after day. They look so cute, after all „ how hard could it be? Thats probably what Florida Gov. Rick Scott thought when he proposed cutting bil-lions from public education on his watch, and reducing the salaries of the only people who can slow down the aliens a little „ teachers „ by more than $2,200 a year, on average. Or maybe he really is the chief alien, and therefore dead set on promoting our very worst interests: cutting the education budget. There is compelling evidence to think so.With apologies to Bill Shakespeare, let me paraphrase that masters thinking on the mat-ter of aliens, from The Merchant of Venice:Ž I am (an alien). Hath not (an alien) eyes? Hath not (an alien) hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heald by the same means, warmd and coold by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, do we not revenge?ŽThose are rhetorical questions. The answer is yes „ aliens are us (and Shakespeare knew that without having to earn advanced degrees in astrobiology, or any degree whatsoever). Unless youre the chief alien. Then, obviously, youre something else. Q „ [Note: This column first appeared in March, 2011. Gov. Scott has proposed giving a little more money to teachers.] d m r t a roger


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe faux empiricist amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly The least-plausible sentence in the English language is We know this works,Ž when those words are spoken by President Barack Obama. He said them the other week in his State of the Union address about early-childhood education. President Obama called for universal preschool funded by the federal government in coop-eration with the states. He cited study after studyŽ showing that investment in Pre-K pays for itself several times over by creating be tter outc omes for children. He said this about two months after the release of a devastating report on the ineffectiveness of the federal gov-ernments already-existing $8 billion-a-year Pre-K program, Head Start. The study wasnt published by The Heritage Foundation. It was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Ser-vices, which presumably doesnt have a right-wing agenda or bristle with hostil-ity toward children. Grover Whitehurst of the Brookings Institution calls the study one of the most ambitious, methodologically rig-orous, and expensive federal program evaluations carried out in the last quar-ter century.Ž The HHS study concluded that there were initial positive impacts from having access to Head Start, but by the end of 3rd grade there were very few impacts ...The few impacts that were found did not show a clear pattern of favorable or unfavorable impacts for children.Ž One would have thought that an elaborate, state-of-the-art study of Head Start would have merited mention in a speech advocating expansion of Head Start-like programs. Instead, the presi-dent invoked study after studyŽ to cre-ate an impression of empirical certainty that, at the very least, doesnt exist. He said the experience of Oklahoma and Georgia with Pre-K is that it makes it more likely kids will go on to graduate high school, hold jobs and form stable families. Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker at The Washington Post, interviewed people close to the Oklahoma and Geor-gia programs, and they didnt know what the president was talking about. Believers in Pre-K usually cite the success of the Perry Preschool Project and the Abecedarian Project, widely heralded early-childhood education programs from the 1960s and the 1970s. But Grover Whitehurst notes what sets them apart: They were very small, lav-ishly funded, multiyear programs run by small teams of highly committed experts. The question is whether they can replicate them on a vast scale. The 40-year experience of Head Start, now serving 1 million children, says no.Ž If the state of the research mattered to the president, he would be cautious rather than audacious in his Pre-K goals. He would focus on at-risk kids, who have the most to gain from Pre-K, rather than launching a new universal pro-gram. He would want more research on what does and doesnt work at the state level rather than declaring the ques-tion settled for all time. He would sup-port incrementalism rather than a vast expansion on top of a failed Head Start. But he has an ideological commitment to an expansive government and an unshakable faith in its ability, given enough funding and the right rules and regulations, to overcome any obstacle. So impervious is his point of view to the evidence that even his own Department of Health and Human Services cant penetrate it. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Israel, Palestine and the OscarsThe Academy Awards ceremony made history this year with the first-ever nomination of a feature documen-tary made by a Palestinian. 5 Broken CamerasŽ was filmed and directed by Emad Burnat, a resident of the occupied Palestinian West Bank town of Bilin, along with his Israeli filmmaking part-ner Guy Davidi. What does a Palestinian farmer wear on the red carpet in Holly-wood? We were almost prevented from knowing, as Burnat, his wife and 8-year-old son were detained at Los Angeles International Airport and threatened with deportation. Despite his formal invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, it took the inter-vention of Oscar-winning documentar-ian Michael Moore, who now sits on the Academy Board of Governors, followed by Academy attorneys, for Burnat and his family to gain entry into the country. 5 Broken CamerasŽ was in competition at the Oscars with an Israeli docu-mentary, The Gatekeepers,Ž a film that features interviews with the six surviving former directors of Israels Shin Bet, the countrys secret internal security service, which functions as a sort of hybrid of the U.S. FBI and CIA. In the film, all six condemn the current practices of Israeli occupation and settlement expansion. In a remarkable case of life imitating art, as celebrities gathered for the enter-tainment industrys biggest gala of the year, the Israel/Palestine conflict played out on the streets of Tinseltown. Hours after regaining his freedom, Burnat issued a statement that read: Last night, on my way from Turkey to Los Angeles, Calif., my family and I were held at U.S. immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my visit to the United States. Immigration officials asked for proof that I was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary 5 Broken Cameras and they told me that if I couldnt prove the reason for my visit, my wife Soraya, my son Gibreel and I would be sent back to Turkey on the same day.Ž He went on: After 40 minutes of questions and answers, Gibreel asked me why we were still waiting in that small room. I simply told him the truth: Maybe well have to go back. I could see his heart sink.Ž Gibreels birth in 2005 was the motivation for the film. Emad Burnat got his first camera then, to record his fourth son growing up. At that time, the government of Israel began building the separation wall through Bilin, provok-ing a campaign of nonviolent resistance from the Palestinian residents and their supporters. As Burnat recorded the pro-tests, his cameras were smashed or shot, one by one, destroyed by the violent response from the Israeli army and the armed Israeli settlers. Dror Moreh is the Israeli director of The Gatekeepers.Ž Moreh told me: The settlements are the biggest obstacle to peace. If there is something that will prevent peace, its the settlements and the settlers. I think this is the largest and most influential and most powerful group in Israeli politics. Theyre basi-cally dictating the policy of Israel in the last years. I think that definitely for the Palestinians, the settlements are the worst enemy in their way to the home-land. When they see everywhere, in Judea and Samaria now, the settlements that are built like mushrooms after rain, they see how their country is shrinking.Ž Both 5 Broken CamerasŽ and The GatekeepersŽ were up for the Oscar against other very compelling nomi-nees: How to Survive a Plague,Ž about the AIDS epidemic; The Invisible War,Ž about rampant, unprosecuted rape in the U.S. military; and Searching for Sugar Man,Ž about renewal for a musi-cian long thought dead. Burnat finished his statement on his detention at Los Angeles International Airport: Although this was an unpleas-ant experience, this is a daily occur-rence for Palestinians, every single day, throughout the West Bank. There are more than 500 Israeli checkpoints, road-blocks, and other barriers to movement across our land, and not a single one of us has been spared the experience that my family and I experienced yesterday. Ours was a very minor example of what my people face every day.Ž Searching for Sugar Man,Ž won the Oscar. Regardless, the 2013 Oscars mark a historic shift in the public dialogue on Israel/Palestine, a long-overdue shift to which 40 million television viewers were exposed. Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority,Ž a New York Times best-seller. PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditorBetty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Marilyn Bauer Loren Gutentag Artis Henderson Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Jim McCracken Heather Purucker BretzlaffPresentation Editor Eric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comPrincipal DesignerScott Simmons ssimmons@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersCJ Gray Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Nick Bear Hannah Arnone Chris AndruskiewiczCirculation Supervisor Catt Smith csmith@floridaweekly.comCirculationBritt Amann KnothAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shafer Connie Perez Ted Dobish Business Office ManagerKelli Caricokcarico@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state  $59.95 out-of-state Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2012 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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During that time, Ive worked hard to reduce waste, keep our taxes low, ght overdevelopment and make parks and recreation a priority. Ive used my business experience to make local government more ecient by cutting our energy costs, eliminating unnecessary spending and reducing duplicative services.Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Levy for Palm Beach Gardens City Council, Group 4. Since Ive been in oce, we: saved $5 million by going green. reduced the city budget by $9 million without cutting services. negotiated the lowest residential garbage pickup contact in Palm Beach County. received accreditation for our Police and Fire Departments, one of only a few cities in our state. received national recognition for our budget presentations. received recognition from the Governor extolling new job creation in the Gardens. As your City Councilman, I will continue to: keep taxes low. create an environment that attracts news businesses and helps existing businesses t o grow. use my science background to preserve water resources and protec t the Loxahatchee Slough. protect the Vavrus property from overdevelopment. Please feel free to contact me with your questions. Id love to hear from you.David561-236-7062 VOTE TUESDAY, MARCH 12 BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickEven though my pets, from dogs to goats to horses, generally get along with others not of their kind, I believe most animals like having a companion of their own species. This is why I keep at least two of almost every type of pet I have, and why, three months ago, I added a cat. Not a kitten „ a cat. I thought my middle-aged indoor cat, Ilario, seemed lonely after my other cat had died. And while kittens are always appealing, I knew that many wonderful adult cats need homes. I had one opening and wanted to fill it with a middle-aged cat. Enter Mariposa.Within a month, I knew Id made the right decision in adopting her. An adult cat can slide quickly into your life. You know pretty well what youre getting with a grown cat „ activity level, sociability, health, etc. Given time in a loving environ-ment, a grown cat forms just as tight a bond with his new people as any kitten can.If youre thinking of adopting a kitten, I encourage you to think cat instead. (Or better yet: one of each!) Because adult cats are generally more reserved than kit-tens, you need to cut them some slack in the adoption process. And then give them plenty of time to adjust to their new home. Mariposa spent the first two weeks alone in a closed spare bedroom, secluded away from Ilario and the dogs to give her time to adjust to the upheaval. When I went in to feed or clean the box, I sat quietly on the bed, letting her choose how much she cared to interact. For the first few days, all I saw of her was the flash of her tail as she slid under the bed. When she started greeting me by purring and jumping up beside me to be petted, I moved to the next stage, putting a baby gate across the open doorway. After a few days and some hissy interactions, the two cats were happily sharing the sunny spot in the spare bedroom. But while Ilario came and went over the baby gate, Mariposa did not. She felt safer with the dogs on the other side of the gate, and I didnt push it. Another couple weeks went by before she felt brave enough to explore a little more. My dogs are not cataggressive. If they were, Id never risk having a cat in the home. But they are naturally curious, so I kept a close eye on interactions. After a few sniffs and one aborted chase that ended with Mariposa flying over the baby gate to safety „ my dogs know the leave itŽ command very well „ everyone decided to get along. Each week they seem to get along better than the week before. I made it easy, of course, with three litter boxes (experts advise one per cat, plus one) and separate feedings for everyone. Two cat trees at opposite ends of the house offer places for togeth-erness or quiet time alone. Not that either cat is often alone: As Id guessed he would, Ilario loves having another cat in the home. My biggest challenge now? Finding space on the bed. With two cats and two dogs, there doesnt seem to be a whole lot of room left over. Mariposa, for her part, sleeps on top of me. Thats going to be uncomfortable in the summer, but on these cold evenings I have to admit: It makes me even happier for adopting her than I ever would have dreamed possible. Q PET TALESCat additionPatience when adopting an adult pet pays off in love Introducing adult cats requires letting them work out the relationship on their own schedule. >>Nala is a 1-year-old spayed Golden Labrador mix. She has an extra-long tongue that hangs out of her mouth a bit, making people giggle. She loves people and is very gentle.>>Peanut is a 3-year-old spayed domestic. She is tiny, weighing just ve pounds and was brought to the shelter when her owner became ill. To adopt: The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information call 686-6656. >>Sahara is a neutered male medium longhaired cat, approximately 1 year old. He is a Siamese mix, with gorgeous blue eyes. He is very affectionate with people, and gets along well with other cats and dogs.>>Alice is a spayed female long-haired tabby. She is shy and reserved, but gets along well with people and with other cats. To adopt: Adopt A Cat is a no-kill cat rescue facility located at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. For additional information, and photos of other adoptable cats, see the website at For adoption information, call 848-4911.Pets of the Week


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(In fact, since neighbor-ing Colorado recently legalized some marijuana possession, a Colorado driver motoring through Arizona weeks later could be guilty of DUI for a completely legal, harmless act, as could the 35,000 Arizona medical-marijuana users.) The appeals court majority reasoned that since the legislature did not distinguish the inactive ingredient from the active, neither would the court. Q Compelling explanationsQ Richard Blake took the witness stand in Ottawa, Ontario, in January to deny that it was he who had invaded a home and stabbed two people numer-ous times. With a straight face, he had an answer for all of the incriminating evidence. He had the perps car because a strangerŽ had just handed him the keys; he didnt recall what the stranger looked like (but guessed that he prob-ably resembled Mr. Blake, because for some reason Mr. Blake got picked out of the lineup); he donned the strangers bloody knit cap (abandoning his own cap); he handled the strangers knife and bloody gl ove, and thats why his DNA was on them; he fled at the first sight of police, ramming a cruiser to escape (even though he had done nothing wrongŽ); he fled on foot after the col-lision and hid in a tree (but only to get away from a swarm of black flies). After deliberating politely for a day, the jury found him guilty.Q A 61-year-old man in southern Sweden beat a DUI charge in February even though his blood-alcohol was five times over the legal limit. The man told the judge he is a hearty drinker and normally starts in even before work every day, with no effectŽ on his performance. Accord-ing to the Skanskan newspaper, that must have impressed the judge, who was so awed that he tossed out the charge. Q IroniesQ A longtime high school teacher of French and Spanish is suing the Mariemont, Ohio, school district for having pressured her to resign in the face of what she calls her phobia, a fear of kidsŽ disorder, which she says should be protected by disability-discrimina-tion law. Maria Waltherr-Willard, 61, had been reassigned to teach some junior high students, but doctors said she suffered hypertension, nightmares, chest pains and vomiting when around the younger-age children. Q Lisa Birons recent biography shows her to be a licensed lawyer in two states, practicing in Manchester, N.H., and also affiliated with a group of volunteer lawyers that advocates religious lib-erty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family,Ž and issues warnings about the homosexual agenda.Ž (She recently represented a church in Concord, N.H., and served on the board of directors of a Christian school in Manchester.) In January, Biron was convicted in federal court in Concord on nine counts involv-ing taking her teenage daughter to Can-ada and creating child pornography. Q The litigious societyQ In September 2010, a speeding, intoxicated driver ran a stop sign near Dade City, careened off a highway, and rammed two trees along a private road, instantly killing himself and his passen-ger. In January, the estate of the passenger filed a lawsuit for wrongful death, charg-ing the residents along the private road with letting the trees grow in a dangerous location where they could be easily hit, especially since the residents had failed to light the area adequately. How its our fault, I have no idea,Ž said one surprised resident, who noted that the entire neigh-borhood had mourned the strangers at the time of the sad, traumatic collision.Q Keith Brown and four other inmates at Idahos Kuna prison filed a lawsuit in December against eight major beer and liquor manufacturers for having sold them alcohol at an early age without warning of its addictiveness „ and are thus responsible for the mens subsequent lives of crime. Mr. Brown, 52, said he personally has been locked up a total of 30 years and is now serving time for manslaughter. (The Oglala Sioux tribe has sued beer distributors and the state of Nebraska for enabling easy access to nearby beer even though it was banned on the reservation. The lawsuit was dis-missed on jurisdictional issues, but the tribe may refile soon.) Q Jason Starn, formerly a law student at the Laurence Drivon School of Law in Stockton, Calif., filed a lawsuit recently against three Stockton-Modesto-area head shopsŽ that had sold him Whip-It nitrous oxide, which led him to overin-dulge and eventually suffer spinal-cord degeneration. Mr. Starns attorney told the Sacramento Bee, At first, he felt a little embarrassed aboutŽ filing the lawsuit (but managed to overcome the shame in order to warn all the other nitrous-oxide abusers). Q Suspicions confirmedQ A 53-year-old Rosenheim, Germany, postal worker was relieved of criminal charges in January when a judge ruled him innocent of discarding mail (as jealous whistle-blowersŽ had charged) after concluding that the carrier fin-ished routes early simply because he worked faster. Although the charge was dropped, he was reprimanded for taking unauthorized (i.e., simpler) routes. Q After a 400-pound woman broke both arms accidentally falling through a sidewalk in New York City in January, doctors told her that a thinner woman might have died from the same fall. Thank God, they said that my size was the only thing that saved me.Ž Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


A8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYas the ponies, polo brings everyone to their own place of Sunday Zen „ whether it be a Champagne brunch with the match as a background amusement; a sunny day tailgating field-side with the kids and the cooler; or a weekly ritual religiously attended, not for the recre-ation, but out of respect. Ah, polo. The scene excessive, the sport extreme. NFL players affirm: Football season is over. Polo season is on!Ž Country singers are floored: This is not a rich sport, its a rough sport!Ž And those in the know, those here every week, must confess: This is the best kept secret,Ž for polo may feel exclusive, but its totally accessible. Anyone can come feast on the scenesters and the thoroughbreds. Saturday night pales in comparison to Sunday polo,Ž Aaron Menitoff says of the revelry to be had at the Internation-al Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. As the president and CEO of Interna-tional Polo Club Catering, Mr. Menitoff oversees Sunday brunch at the Pavilion, where the swanky converge to see and be seen. Four months out of the year, the Palm Beach club becomes the eques-trian capital of the world. Mr. Menitoff attends to the menus and the seating arrangements, the entertainment and the after-party themes, making his Pavil-ion guests feel hip and happy. It is week six of the 13-week season and brunch on the veranda has sold out again. We sell out every single week,Ž Mr. Menitoff says, which becomes much more impressive when you consider that there are a lot of people who dont even know we exist.Ž Brunch prices start at $120. Veranda seating for two with a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot costs $330. Fare for the reception inside the Pavilion, including two drink tokens and passed light hors doeuvres, costs $65. Its a misconception for people to think this is an elitist sport and an elit-ist group of people,Ž says Mr. Menitoff, who any given Sunday could seat the children of Madonna or Katie Couric down to brunch. Tommy Lee Jones or Bruce Springsteen may be tucked into the more exclusive clubhouse across the way, but there are still $20 lawn seats, $30 center lawn, available for the gen-eral public. Ten minutes to 2 and Mr. Menitoffs Pavilion partygoers start to mosey on in. Whew! The rain has stopped. The club wont have to call in the helicopters to dry the field. No need for the rainy-day protocol, the sky has turned blue. Mr. Menitoff saunters off in his red Converse sneakers, western snap-up shirt and tuxedo-like blazer, his outfit looking part skater, part cowboy, part crooner, all the while playing to this weeks theme: Wellington gone coun-try.Ž You can get away with wearing anything here,Ž he says. If theres some-thing youve been wanting to wear, try it out at polo.Ž Fittingly this Sunday, theres a mechanical bull out front. John Wash, president of the premier polo club, steps up to ride it. He holds his right hand up and grips on with his left, leaving those in the crowd to conclude, Hes done this before.Ž Turn it up a notch!Ž onlookers yell to the operator. No!Ž Mr. Wash hollers back as he tightens his grip on the reins wrapped round this machine-driven beast, its artificial red nostrils flaring. I know whats gonna happen ƒŽ The operator proves kind and Mr. Wash dismounts. Six years ago when Mr. Wash took on the role of president, he decided he was going to saddle up and learn the sport. He wanted to feel that Avatar-like one-ness between player and pony. Youve got a 1,200-pound animal running 35 mph down the field,Ž he says. Youre holding on to that 1,200-pound animal with nothing but your thighs. That pony will only play right if you handle the reins right. Its a very, very physical game.Ž Sweat beads can be seen forming on the shirt under his sport coat. You know, when I got into this, I thought it was going to be all glitz and glamour „ Pretty Woman „ and that really scared me to death,Ž he says. I like dealing with real people. I thought this was going to be staunch and stuffy, a Look at me-type world. But what I found, what brings everybody together is the love of the horse, the love of the game.Ž There, hes gone and said it „ Pretty WomanŽ „ the movie that will be named countless times in countless inflections today. But if the film were to cast an honest portrayal of the polo world, it would have to pair the wonder-ment of Julia Roberts with the outdoor frolic of a feel-good family classic like Mary Poppins,Ž along with a generous serving of the athletic grit rendered in Friday Night Lights.Ž A hush falls over veranda brunch for the singing of the national anthem. The quiet only lasts as long as the song. Back to the chatter, women flipping through the pages of the IPC magazine, daydreaming, Oh, hes my boyfriend. Hes one of the best polo players in the world!Ž Why did they ever look at quar-terbacks or point guards when there are Argentine polo players with their olive skin, brawny build and perfect length of face stubble to swoon over? Pop! Another bottle of Champagne uncorks. More and more bubbly bub-bling over. These veranda revelers drink and dine, looking each other up and down. Whenever they can turn away from the food and the fashion, theyre suddenly reminded: Oh! Theres a polo match!Ž Ah, polo. You either come as a spectator, or to be part of the spectacle. Traipsing over to the tailgaters, the scene feels less South Beach and much more family reunion. Children are doing cartwheels and playing the beanbag toss. Adults are wearing blue jeans and drinking from Solo cups. But it still aint football. The IPC has taken the art of the tailgate and made it polo posh. Tailgating spots „ white tents like you see lined along art festivals „ go for $5,000 a season. Some shindigs are elaborate (glassware). Some are relaxed (Solo cups). All seem amicable, ask-ing any wanderers who pass by: Are you hungry? Would you like a Bloody Mary?Ž Good food, good times. The casual side of polo looks like a cookout, a pas-time, a day at the park, soaking up the sun. But theres not much chitchat here. Tailgaters actually watch the match „ the stolen possession, the pass, the score! From their vantage, its a flurry of hooves and mallets. They hear the Argentine players yell to each other in Spanish. And they listen for confirma-tion from the commentator, announcing the play-by-play. The tailgate is the way to go,Ž says one first-time tailgater, already hooked. This is the way all sporting events should be,Ž where you never have to leave your cooler, to watch your game. Many Wellington-based businesses hold on to tailgating spots, catering to prospective clients and entertaining employees. This week the Diagnostic Centers of America tent has taken on a New Orleans theme, dishing up blue crab cakes, Andouille sausage gumbo, roasted corn bread and bourbon bread pudding. When the horses run by, you hear the thundering of hooves at 30 mph. That always get me,Ž says Jody Bridger, mean-dering through the Mardi Gras tent. You hear it and it reverberates through your body. Its all about the horses.Ž Roughly 4 oclock and the first half ends. That sea of Bermuda grass no longer divides the decadent from the devoted. All sides intermingle on the field for the halftime divot stomp, kick-ing over any upturned turf. Little ones chow down on fudge pops: Mommy, Im all sticky!Ž Big ones pose for photographs, smiling like theyre on the red carpet. It appears the Kansas State Fair has met Wimbledon, smack-dab in the middle of the polo field. Everybodys happy. Everybody gets their own taste of a Sunday. I didnt know what to expect,Ž says Tarry Graziotto, taking in her first polo match. I thought Pretty Woman, I thought Julia Roberts. I found myself POLOFrom page 1 THE 2013 POLO SEASON>> Sundays through April 21 >> Entrance at 2 p.m.  Polo match at 3 p.m. >> GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS — $10 to $30 per person >> PAVILION RECEPTION PASS Passed light hors d’oeuvres (includes two drink tokens) $65 per person >> CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Pavilion reception and gourmet buffet brunch (includes two drink tokens) $120 per person (veranda seating) >> VEUVE CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH FOR TWO Pavilion reception and gourmet buffet brunch, plus a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Complimentary valet parking. $330 for two Parking not included. All prices are taxinclusive. >> International Polo Club Palm Beach is at 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington >> For reception and brunch reservations:  561-204-5687 LILA PHOTO/COURTESY PHOTOSAll sides mingle on the field of the International Polo Club Palm Beach to stomp the divots, kicking over any upturned turf. Brunch is a crowded scene on the veranda at The Pavilion.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 NEWS A9 LILA PHOTO /COURTESY PHOTOS1) Barbara Goldsmith and Jonathan Gold-smith (The Most Interesting Man in the World), Andrea Strauss and Les Strauss2) Polo player Brandon Phillips and Bo Derek3) Aaron Menitoff, manager of The Pavilion4) Robert Duvall watching the match5) John Wash and Toy Wash6) Tarry Graziotto and Raymond Graziottostanding in my closet thinking, she wore a brown polka-dot dress, thats not me, what am I going to wear?Ž Just like that, Mrs. Graziotto reveals the most asked polo question: What am I going to wear?Ž She settles on a floral print, V-neck Lilly Pulitzer dress. Not too loud, not too conservative, just polo perfect. Mrs. Graziotto and her husband retreat to the clubhouse side to watch the second half, box seats alongside the real polo people, the polo savant. Silence permeates the clubhouse. All watch with bated breath as polo ponies body-check each other and players swing their mallets with such force it looks like their shoulders are going to twist right out of their sockets. Serious-ly, the swing of their mallets conjures the image of a guillotine. Slicing. Its evident why they shave the manes and wrap the tails of their ponies, to avoid entangling. More evident, players must wear helmets and kneepads, the threat of injury imminent. I could get into this,Ž says former Miami Dolphin Dwight Stephenson. Now I see why some of the guys (NFL players), guys I never suspected would be polo fans, now I get it.Ž A former offensive lineman, five-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Mr. Stephen-son has been taken aback by the athleti-cism of polo. Its a lot faster than what I thought it would be. Its a pretty intense sport,Ž he concedes, as he watches players charge their ponies downfield, hustling after a little white ball. Stacking polo Sunday up against football Sunday, Mr. Stephenson says, Foot-ball season is over. Polo season is on!Ž And then as if on cue, the commentator heralds: Score!Ž Six weeks into the season, public attendance is up 26 percent over 2012. Country western star Jason Thomas commends this. You have to watch a polo match live,Ž says the singer, watch-ing his first match among the reverent before he plays to the revelers at the Pavilion after-party. Transfixed by the adrenalin and the aggression, the intuition of the play-ers and the instinct of the ponies, Mr. Thomas admits, I did not anticipate this reaction Im having.Ž Though public opinion may be quick to pen polo as rich, Mr. Thomas ascribes it a different adjective. Its a rough sport,Ž he says. A really rough sport.Ž Brandon Phillips knows the perils of polo. As a professional player, he has broken his nose, suffered the occasional concussion and once had a horse step on his chest, ripping the cartilage off of his sternum. His horses have suffered from sprained ankles and torn tendons. He considers himself and his career, lucky. People hear polo and they think Prince Charles, they think Pretty Woman, they think its just a bunch of rich guys running around,Ž Mr. Phil-lips says. Polo is very physical. Its the opposite of Pretty Woman.Ž He knows the game may be the pretense for some, their real lure, the scene. Whatever the pull, he doesnt care, he cant hear the whoopla from the field. To him, the draw does not matter: Come to one game and youll come back,Ž for this sport, though ancient, remains versatile. Five oclock now. Match over. Best team wins 10-8. Awards go to the most valuable player and the most valuable pony. The reverent stand on the field in admiration. The revelers schmooze about the after-party. Ah, polo. What an ambiguous romp. Love of the game really does bring everyone together, whatever you define your game to be. Q 1 234 56


A10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY For the better part of two decades I have covered those theaters, first as assis-tant entertainment editor at The Palm Beach Post, and now as staff writer at Florida Weekly. I have watched them thrive, and seen two of them fade away. Of those four companies, only the Maltz and Dramaworks remain. Those two clearly are doing something right. Each company is run by a visionary with both strong artistic and business backgrounds. One of the first things Producing Artistic Director William Hayes did at Dramaworks was to shore up his theater companys financial future. He and co-founder Sue Ellen Beryl organized a strong board, did effective fundraising then backed it up with programming that whet the areas appetite for more. The result 12 years later? A gorgeous theater in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. But 12 years ago, the scene in northern Palm Beach County was not so rosy. That is what Maltz Jupiter Theatre founder Milton Maltz reminded his audi-ence during a 10th anniversary gala held Feb. 23 in a tent outside the theater. The building had been home to the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre. I even volunteer ushered there for a few shows in the late 80s, including during a benefit show by singer Tammy Wynette. The work they did there was solid, and Mr. Reynolds brought in the stars „ Sally Field performed there, and Charles Nelson Reilly was a much loved director. Ethel Merman even made her final public appearance from that stage. But even talents such as theirs could not pay all the bills. Mr. Reynolds shut-tered the theater. The building had a couple of incarnations before it was left standing vacant, seemingly destined for demolition. But Mr. Maltz and his wife, Tamar, saw the possibilities. So did Rick and Peggy Katz and lawyer Kathleen Kozinski. They formed a board and started fundraising, and opened in 2004 with My Fair Lady.Ž The fledgling not-for-profit company went through a series of artistic directors and artistic blunders. Who remembers Golf: The MusicalŽ today? Then Mr. and Mrs. Maltz met Andrew Kato. Andrew had grown up in the Jupiter area, and had worked as a waiter during the Burt Reynolds days. He was working as a theater producer in New York. We must have interviewed about 20 applicants. We heard about Andrew and we went to New York to meet him. We took a suite at the Sherry Netherland Hotel. Within 15 minutes, we knew he was the guy,Ž Mr. Maltz said in an interview last year. The Maltzes instincts once again proved correct and Andrew came down to be artistic director. The couple inspires others to action.Anna Berardi-Grant came on board to rally the volunteers, and later built a sec-ond career there as volunteer coordinator. And my pal Jennifer Sardone-Shiner left a marketing career at concert-promoter Fantasma Productions to help get the fledgling company off the ground. I worked there for a year in the 2009/2010 season as director of public relations and was constantly amazed and humbled by the talent I saw there. Where else could I have come to know and love such people as Elaine Newman, Susan Johnson and Beth Neuhoff, who brought their money and their time to the theater and its fundraising? In the world behind the Maltz stage, the dedication is overwhelming. The corps of volunteers has given hundreds of thousands of hours cleaning and ironing and repairing costumes, selling and collecting tickets and raising money for the theater they all love. The word visionaries once again comes to mind. How else can you explain the dedication of a 70or 80-something volunteer who is willing to walk the auditorium until all hours with the public relations and marketing staff as they tape subscription renewals to the backs of seats? Or a staff member who is ready to work 80-hour weeks with nary a word of com-plaint? But it is because of that dedication that the theater can boast near sell-out audi-ences for its Broadway-caliber musicals. The theater also has stepped up to the plate with a selection of well-chosen plays. Think meatier fare, like Twelve Angry Men,Ž RedŽ and Doubt,Ž to name a few. And perhaps that is one of the reasons other visionaries, such as Roe Green, have stepped up to the plate. Ms. Green, known for her generosity to the arts in Cleveland, announced during the gala that she would kick in $1.5 mil-lion toward expanding the theaters seat-ing and adding an upstairs lobby and improved restrooms. That will mean less waiting in long lines for the ladies room, an issue since the dinner theater days. Managing Director Tricia Trimble said that the $500-a-seat galas $776,000 payout had brought the theaters fundraising to $33 million to date; of that, $15 million had come from the Maltzes family founda-tion, including a $10 million endowment campaign for the theaters future. That speaks to the passion these key players have for the theater they love. And that may explain another, sadder announcement. Milton Maltz is stepping down as chairman of the board. He will remain on the board. In a way, the timing could not be better.His leadership has led the theater to where it is. But he is 84 and recognizes the importance of being able to step back and work with his successor. That person, when he or she is selected next month, will work with Andrew Kato to guide the theater. It will be up to rest of us to support it and to look on with awe. Q MALTZFrom page 1FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTOTamar Maltz and Milton Maltz in the lobby of their namesake theater. Q More about the Maltz’s $1.5 million grant, B14


Join collector Scott Simmons for his version of the Antiques Roadshow This part treasure hunt, part history lesson, and part adventure is open to the public at no charge!Join us Saturday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. at STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage.Reservations are required and limited to 20 people per session; one item per person.For reservations, call STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage at 561-627-8444 Additional sessions with Scott will be held on the following Saturdays: June 15, September 21, and November 9 Scott SimmonsFlorida Weekly reporter, antiques a“cionado 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 | TRINKETS OR TREASURES? For tickets, please visit or call 561.204.5687. Polo HOTLINE 561.282.5290 3 667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, Florida 33414 *Tax inclusive. Parking additional, unless otherwise noted. Enjoy fabulous cuisine, entertainment, fashion and, of cour se, world-class polo every Sunday, January 6 through April 21. Entrance at 2 p.m. | Polo match at 3 p.m. The Perfect Match … Polo and Brunch LILA PHOTO ALEX PACHECO Champagne Brunch January-February: $100 March-April: $120 r1BWJMJPOSFDFQUJPOr-BWJTIHPVSNFUCSVODIr7FSBOEBTFBUJOHr5XPDPNQMJNFOUBSZ ESJOLUPLFOT Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch (for two) January-February: $300 March-April: $330 r$PNQMJNFOUBSZWBMFUQBSLJOHr1BWJMJPOSFDFQUJPOr-BWJTIHPVSNFUCSVODIr"DPNQMJNFOUBSZCPUUMFPG7FVWF$MJDRVPU e Pavilion Reception Pass January-February: $55 March-April: $65 r1SFNBUDIDIBNQBHOFUPBTUr1BTTFEMJHIUIPSTEPFVWSFTr5XPDPNQMJNFOUBSZESJOLUPLFOT Ticket Prices January-Aprilm(FOFSBM"ENJTTJPO#MFBDIFS4FBUJOHm/PSUIBOE4PVUI4UBEJVN-BXO4FBUJOHm$FOUFS4UBEJVN-BXO4FBUJOHm#PY4FBUTMJNJUFEBWBJMBCJMJUZn FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 A11 Kathe Thompson named to Marshall boardKathe Thompson has been named to the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades board of directors. As a longtime member of the Marshall Foundations Advi-sory Council, Kathe Thompson shares our profound commit-ment to preserving and protecting the envi-ronment,Ž said Nancy Marshall, president of the Foundation. Her impressive experi-ence and genuine passion will be an invalu-able asset to the Marshall Foundation for the Everglades as we prepare for a vigorous 15th anniversary celebration.Ž The non-profit Foundation champions the restoration and preservation of the greater ecosystem of Floridas historic River of Grass The Marshall Foundation is truly for the Everglades, and I am honored to serve on its board,Ž said Ms. Thompson. Ms. Thompson graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She taught music in elementary, middle and high schools; worked in law offices in Texas and Washington, D.C. as a receptionist, office manager, and paralegal; framed art work in a gallery on the West Bank in New Orleans; been a docent at the Audubon House in Key West; a grounds keeper at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key; and worked in the Laubach Adult Literacy program in Homestead. She was president of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County from 2009 to 2011. She lives in Wellington. Q New manager named of breast centerJill Kamla has been appointed manager of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Ms. Kamla will be responsible for the daily operations of the Breast Center, which provides women in Palm Beach and Trea-sure Coast access to advanced t ools to detect breast cancer early. For the past two years our breast center has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers as a comprehensive breast center and we have also earned the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence award from the America College of Radiology,Ž said Mark Nosacka, chief executive officer, in a prepared statement. I am confident that Kamlas leadership experience will continue to uphold the high standards of patient care at our breast center.Ž Kamla has 21 years of experience. Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 333-bed acute care hospital in West Palm Beach. For more information see or call 655-5511. Q Kathe Thompson Jill Kamla


Alterations & Tailor Studio A12 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYRotary dinner, auction March 9The Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches Flavor of TuscanyŽ dinner, silent auction and entertainment by Pep-pino will be noon to 8 p.m. March 9 at the Jupiter Community Center. Pro-ceeds from the event provide support for Rotary youth activities, scholarships, and community and international projects. The Flavor of Tuscany menu includes spaghetti and meatballs or spaghetti veg-etable medley, a salad, Italian bread, des-sert and coffee or tea. A wine bar is avail-able at an additional charge. Rotary club members and students from the Interact Clubs of Jupiter Middle and Palm Beach Gardens High Schools will be the serving and waiting on guests. Tickets can be purchased from any club member, at the Village Bootery in Tequesta, at the door or online at Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for children between ages 6-12 and free for chil-dren five and under. There is a drawing for a $50 Macys gift certificate for adult ticket holders. The Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches meets every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gar-dens. Visitors and guest are welcomed. Q Police foundation carnival to display 9/11 fire truck SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYRescue 5, a restored New York City fire truck from the 9/11 attacks, will be on display at the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation Carnival. The truck is touring the East Coast as part of the Remembrance Project, which was founded by a group of firefighters who learned that two FDNY vehicles were to be scrapped. They created the non-profit to purchase and restore the trucks and then to use them as traveling 9/11 memorials and educational tools. Rescue 5 and Rescue 4 are the only two pieces of fire apparatus from 9/11 operating outside New York. Rescue 5 will be on display from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 2 as part of the Foundations Carnival at the Amara Shrine Circus grounds, 3650 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Scott Vaughn, a founding member of the Remembrance Project said in a prepared statement, We travel all over the country educating people about 9/11 with a particular focus on kids who either werent born yet or were too young to understand when it happened.Ž The Foundations carnival will be open on March 1 from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; March 2 from 1 p.m.-11 p.m., and March 3 from 1 p.m.-9 p.m. The event will include food, games, entertainment, rides and prizes. Tickets to the carnival can be purchased in advance at or by calling 799-4440. Q COURTESY PHOTO Teeing up for the Habitat for Humanity tournament will be from left, Nick Chillemi, Michael Roscoe, Eric Weaver and Charlie Asheim. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHabitat for Humanity Palm Beach County and PGA South Florida Founda-tion will hold the 6th Annual Home in One Golf Classic on March 22 at Jona-thans Landing-Old Trail Fazio course. A Tee It Up Cocktail Reception will be held the evening before at Jonathans Landing Golf Club, Villages Course. The Tee-It-Up Cocktail Reception will feature silent and live auctions, fol-lowed the next day by the golf outing, a BBQ lunch and cocktails, and hors doeuvres after play at the awards pre-sentation. Auction packages at the 2012 tournament included tickets to the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, Honda Classic and several destination resorts. In addition, every playing foursome receives a com-plimentary round at neighboring specialty clubs such as Old Marsh, Lost Tree, Loxahatchee Club and the Bears Club, to mention a few. Auction packages being offered this year will include 2013 Presidents Cup tickets, 2013 LPGA Solheim Cup tickets, a weekend of golf and resort stay at Casa de Campo and numerous destina-tion resort get-a-ways including golf or spa experiences. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $375 for a single player, and $1,500 for a foursome that includes the cocktail reception. Tickets to the reception only are $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available and begin at $2,500. For more information, sponsorship inquiries or registration information, see or call 253-2080. Q Jonathan’s Landing hosts Habitat for Humanity classic The Adopt A Cat Foundation will be hold a fund-raising event at the New York Bar and Grill in North Palm Beach on March 9 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. For $5.95, attendees will be treated to dinner and a drink. In addition, there will be live music, a raffle, silent auc-tions and door prizes. Anyone bringing something for the cats will receive a ticket for a door prize. The New York Bar and Grill is located at 12189 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach. Adopt A Cat Foundation is a no-kill rescue facility located at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. For additional infor-mation, see adoptaca Q Adopt A Cat fundraiser set in North Palm Beach SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYAdopt A Cat houses dozens of cats like this one at its facility on Old Dixie Highway in Lake Park. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 NEWS A17The evolution of space-saving tablesSmall rooms need small furniture, but large families need large tables. This problem has been solved in a variety of ways since the 17th century. Homes with long center halls, which were needed to keep the house cool filled the space with several tables that could fit together to form one large table. A favorite style was a four-legged center table and two end tables with curved leaves that could be raised to be level with the center table or dropped to hang at the side. By Victo-rian times, the table could be on a center pedestal with sides that pulled out so leaves could be added. By the late 1890s, patented slides and hardware made it possible to pull both ends of a table out, then to fill the vacant space with leaves that matched the tabletop. And by the 1900s, some tables had self-storing leaves that popped into place from under the tabletop when the top was turned or pulled out. But the most interesting and rarest are round tables made larger by the addition of wedge-shaped pieces, or a group of tables that could be made into one round table. Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) was an architect and furniture designer in Copenhagen, Denmark. He made furniture, usually of teak and steel, in the 1960s. Pieces were very streamlined in the prevailing Danish style „ thin legs and arms, no fancy trim, very little upholstery. The unique table was made of three curved shapes that could be put togeth-er in different ways. There could be one large, round table, a middle-size table or a small table for one. Rago Arts and Auction Center in New Jersey sold one recently for $3,750. Q: I have some plates marked Edelstein, Bavaria, Maria Theresia.Ž Theres also a num-ber I cant read on the bottom. The plates have a plain center and a slight-ly scalloped edge trimmed in gold, gold leaves and gold flowers. Can you tell me who made them? A: The Edelstein Porcelain Factory was located in Kups, Bavaria, Germany, from about 1934 until a few years ago. Dishes marked Maria TheresiaŽ can be found with several different decorations, so it may be the shapes name. The num-ber is a pattern number. Maria Theresia dishes are part of an inexpensive line. A plate is worth less than $10.Q: Does old sheet music have any value? We have some that was published between 1880 and the 1940s. Were trying to raise money for a local charity, and thought we could frame some of the more colorful ones and see if they would sell. We dont know what to charge for them. Can you tell us?A: A piece of sheet music published in the 20th century usu-ally sells for about $5. Earlier sheet music may sell for more, especially if the cover is interesting, colorful or appeals to collectors. Most col-lectors want sheet music thats com-plete, untrimmed, unframed and in good condition. Start at $5 to $30 for unframed examples. Ask more if theyre very unusual.Q: I have a John F. Kennedy friendship spoon.Ž One side of the handle is marked with the year 1961.Ž The other side just has the number 19,Ž because the last two numbers of the year are miss-ing. I saw one online that had all four numbers on each side. Why would two numbers be missing? What is the value of this spoon? A: Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. made souvenir spoons honoring the 1962 flight of Friendship 7 in both silver plate and gold plate. Piloted by astronaut John Glenn, it was the first manned orbital flight launched by the United States. In 1961, President Kennedy announced the goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Seven astronauts were chosen, and a tradition of letting the astronauts choose the name of their space capsules began with the first flight. John Glenns children chose the name Friendship,Ž and the number 7Ž was added in honor of the original group of astronauts. Most of the Rogers spoons found online have 1961Ž and 1963Ž underneath a bust of President Kennedy, and obviously were made after he was assassinated in 1963, but we found one pictured that had only the number 19Ž on the right side of his bust. It was listed as being made in 1962. Value: about $10. Tip: Decorated glasses given as promotions at fast-food restaurants often fade in sunlight. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 KOVEL: ANTIQUES s v w c c e T terry COURTESY PHOTO This three-part teak coffee table was designed by Peter Hvidt for France and Son of Denmark in the 1960s. It is 17 inches high and, when put together, 51 inches in diameter. Rago Arts and Auction Center of Lambertville, N.J., sold it for $4,000.Marinelife Center seeks volunteers for April TurtleFest SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY It is the 10th anniversary of Loggerhead Marinelife Centers largest annual event, TurtleFest, which means the cen-ter will need more volunteers than ever. TurtleFest 2013: Celebrating 10 Years of Ocean Conservation, Every One Makes a DifferenceŽ will be held on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the surrounding Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. The rain date „ in case of severe weather „ is April 14. The free-admis-sion festival is expected to draw more than 12,000 people to celebrate and appreciate ocean conservation through-out the day. The festival will feature music by Lizzie Sider, Making Faces, Mike Mineo and The Resolvers. The festival includes art, games, activities, and up-close inter-actions with threatened and endangered sea turtles. A Global Village will incor-porate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of regions around the world, with information about the sea turtles native to each region and the steps different countries are taking to promote ocean conservation. An event as large and diverse as TurtleFest requires dedicated and hard-working volunteers,Ž said Tomm y Cutt, director of operations. In order to cre-ate a successful festival, we need enthu-siastic volunteers to make a memorable and fun experience for everyone.Ž TurtleFest volunteers will receive a meal and T-shirt, and can work in areas of hospitality, logistics, childrens activi-ties and more. Volunteers can choose 4-hour shifts in the morning or after-noon. Those interested are asked to fill out an online application at, or e-mail LMC is also looking for artists to exhibit at the festival and ven-dors to sell eco-friendly, marine-themed merchandise. See the web site or email turtlefest@ to participate as a vendor. For more information call 627-8280. Q Three loggerhead turtles nursed to health, released by Loggerhead Marinelife Center SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHundreds of people lined up to witness three loggerhead sea turtles getting another chance at life in the sea. Boomer, J.P. and Snowflake were released back into the ocean on Feb. 20, thanks to the rehabilitation staff and volunteers at Log-gerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. Boomer and Snowflake are loggerhead sea turtles that stranded in Cape Cod, Mass., and became cold-stunned, the cen-ter said in a prepared statement. The sea turtles were suffering from hypothermia and were transferred to LMC to receive further treatment, as facilities in the New England area were over-capacity with additional cold-stunned sea turtles. The patients received antibiotics and anti-fungal medications that help support their suppressed immune systems as well as a nutritious diet. Both of these sea tur-tles made a surprisingly fast turnaround and were eager to begin their journey back home. They are in really good shape,Ž Dr. Charles Manire, director of research and rehabilitation, as they were released. They have been eating a lot and gaining a lot of weight, so theyre clearly feeling better than they were up in Cape Cod.ŽJ.P. was transported back to the center in September 2012 after being acciden-tally hooked by a fisherman at the local fishing pier in Juno Beach. A total of four hooks were successfully removed from J.P. and the turtle made a full recovery. J.P. has been outfitted with a GPS tracking tag and can be followed on the tracking page of the centers website. The centers hospital staff is interested in the turtles behavior and is curious to see if its instinct is to return to the pier again. To follow J.Ps journey, see Its nice to be able to help a single animal, but to be able to help out the popula-tion as a whole, which is our main goal, is an amazing feeling,Ž Mr. Manire said. Its good to see that.Ž The center, a non-profit organization, is committed to the conservation of Floridas coastal ecosystems through public education, research and rehabili-tation with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The center features an on-site campus hospital, learning exhibits and aquariums. Situated on the worlds most important sea turtle nesting beach, it is open daily and hosts more than 215,000 visitors each year. For more information, see or call 627-8280. Q COURTESY PHOTO Hundreds of people watched as three loggerheads headed into the Atlantic Ocean along Juno Beach. Two of the turtles had been cold-stunned in Cape Cod.


A18 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYHere’s how you can change your salty ways in only 21 daysSodium … the everyday meal offender that might make your face feel puffy and your jeans look, and feel, tighter. Did you know that by reducing your sodium intake during a three week period you can change your sodium palate and start enjoying foods with less sodium? Step up to the plate, re-charge your taste buds and give your heart-health a boost with the new Sodium Swap Challenge from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The average American consumes about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day „ more than twice the 1,500 milligrams recom-mended by the American Heart Asso-ciation/American Stroke Association. Changing your salty ways may be difficult, especially since you have acquired a taste for salt, but dont worry „ making the swap or taking the challenge doesnt have to be hard. With the help of the Salty Six (common foods that may be loaded with excess sodium that can increase your risk of heart disease), youll be able to identify, and keep track of, top food culprits. To get started with the associations challenge, we ask that consumers get familiar with the food labels and nutri-tion facts for the foods they eat and track their sodium consumption over the first two days to get an idea of how much they are eating, which Im sure will be surpris-ing to many people,Ž said Regan Gold-berg, regional vice president of Southwest Florida and Central Florida communities markets. Then, over the course of the next three weeks, consumers will use the Salty Six as their guide to help lower their sodium intake.Ž Heres an outline of how you can kickoff your own Sodium Swap Challenge: Q Week 1 … Start by tackling your consumption of breads and rolls as well as cold cuts and cured meats. For example, one piece of bread can have as much as 230 milligrams of sodium while a serving of turkey cold cuts could contain as much as 1,050 milligrams of sodium. When your recommended daily intake is kept to 1,500 milligrams or less, its amazing how fast it all adds up. Check your labels on these items, look for lower sodium items and track your sodium consumption each day and log how much youve shaved out of your diet. Portion control does make a differ-ence. Foods eaten several times a day add up to a lot of sodium even though each serving is not high. Q Week 2 … Keep that momentum going! This weeks foods include pizza and poultry. If youre going to eat pizza, try to aim for one with less cheese and meats or lower sodium versions of these items or try something different and add veggies instead. When cooking for your family this week, use fresh, skin-less poultry that is not enhanced with sodium solution rather than fried or processed. Keep your eyes on the 1,500 milligrams of sodium each day and, again, log your results. Q Week 3 … As you round out your challenge and embark on the last week of your challenge, your focus includes soups and sandwiches. The two together typi-cally make a tasty lunch or dinner duo, but one cup of chicken noodle or tomato soup may have up to 940 milligrams „ it varies by brand „ and, after you add all of your meats, cheeses and condiments to your sandwich, you can easily surpass 1,500 milligrams in one day. This week, when choosing a soup, check the label and try lower sodium varieties of your favorites and make your sandwiches with lower sodium meats and cheeses and try to eliminate piling on your condiments. Be sure to track your sodium and try to keep your daily consumption to less than 1,500 milligrams. By the end of the challenge you should start to notice a change in the way your food tastes and how you feel after you eat. You might even start to lean toward lower sodium options and will be aware of how much sodium you are consum-ing in a day „ keeping that sight on the goal of only having no more than 1,500 milligrams in a day and controlling the portion sizes of your meals. As you start jotting down your grocery list, or planning your next meal out, be sure to keep the Salty Six in mind and look for the Heart-Check mark on prod-ucts in your local grocery story and menu items in restaurants. Products that are certified by the Heart-Check Food Certi-fication Program meet nutritional crite-ria for heart-healthy foods and can help keep you on track during your challenge. ( Making an effort to reduce the sodium in your diet will help you feel better and will help you live a heart-healthier life. Take time to educate yourself and lean more from others. Explore links to tasty recipes, get shopping tips, access tools and resources and share your personal Sodium Swap successes on our Face-book page: and click on the Sodium Swap tab. For further sodium tips, resources and encouragement during your own Sodium Swap Challenge visit Q About the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Sodium Reduction Efforts The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association is committed to improving cardiovascular health of the whole population as part of its 2020 impact goal. Successful sodium reduction is just one of the contributing factors to this goal and requires action and partnership at all levels „ individuals, health-care providers, professional organizations, public health agencies, governments and industry. The association urges a renewed and intensive focus on this critically important public health issue. The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association is actively working toward a population-wide reduction in sodium intake. For more information on the associations sodium reduction efforts, visit HEALTHY LIVING Do you feel like your marriage is in a rut? You can fix itJeff feigned interest but frankly he was bored to tears. Did his wife Fran truly believe he actually cared about their neighbors recent home addition, or the details of the Smiths family vacation? Fran loved to digest every detail of everyone elses lives and to then share the latest with Jeff each night. He came home exhausted and didnt have the patience to listen. But, then again, he supposed these topics were more interesting than hearing Frans recanting of the latest Kardashian escapades. And, to be fair, Fran was always a great sport, pretending to be interested in the blow-by-blow account of his weekly golf match. And he knew how much she hated hearing about golf. After 20 years of marriage, Jeff knew he still loved Fran and would never dream of ending things. On paper, they lived a great life. They both liked their jobs. Their sons were great students and athletes, and the family was active and well regarded in the community. Weekends were largely spent with their boys on soccer fields, running errands or relaxing quietly at home. Lately their lives had become so stale and predictable. He knew it was unfair to complain. But, more and more, he found himself wondering: Is this all there is? Would there ever be anything more to look forward to?Ž Over time, its not uncommon for couples to discover that their long-term relationships have become predictable and disappointing. They may complain theyve become so comfortable and set in their ways, theyre just going through the motions. But does it have to be that way? ABSOLUTELY NOT!! So many of us have the mistaken notion: Just knowing we are in love is sufficient to carry us forward.Ž While the security of knowing we are a couple can be hugely gratifying, we must never take this com-mitment for granted. Letting our partners know, over and over again, in as many dif-ferent ways, how much they matter to us cannot be over-estimated. At the beginning, romantic relationships can be an exciting thrill. Both people are drawn to learning everything they can about this important new person, who may have very different opinions, attitudes and behaviors. Much of the time, both parties are on their best behavior, seeking to score the others admiration and full attention. And theres often a willingness to actively experience the others interests and activi-ties (even if the preference would have been to decline). The uncertainty about the other persons commitment may create a thrilling edge that keeps both parties on their toes. As the relationship progresses, the couple may enter a more comfortable, secure stage, where they can better predict each others moods and behaviors. They can let down their guard, and settle into an easy routine. Understandably, this can be tremendously reassuring. But if both par-ties are not attentive, this can be the very climate that lulls them into a monotonous autopilot. They may no longer make efforts to energize the relationship the way they may have at the beginning. Two people change over time and are often quite different than they were in the beginning. One of the most important principles long-married people can follow to ensure the longevity of their bond is to not only notice the changes, but to support-ively show appreciation, and an openness to adapting together. Growing side-by-side, and maintaining a flexible receptivity com-municates a passionate commitment to the relationship. Granted, our responsibilities and daily routines have a potential to mire us down with heaviness, but recognizing this may help us to stay above the fray. We must all take responsibility for adding vitality to our relationships. We do so by consistently showing interest in our partners and taking active steps to become more interesting. There are givens at the beginnings of most relationships that may be overlooked or forgotten as time passes. At the begin-ning, we took great care to show our best face to our partner. We were patient, con-siderate and had impeccable manners. We kept complaints in check, and tried to maintain an up-beat, adventuresome mood. Now, of course, one of the best advantages of settling into a secure relationship is we can relax and not have to always be on.Ž But that doesnt mean that we neglect basic levels of decorum and grooming. Now, sometimes ripped jeans and a tee shirt can be quite adorable. But a misshapen, stained get-up can be a turn-off to even the most accepting of partners. Again, no ones saying we must all be perfectly made-up and coiffed at all times, but ignoring ones grooming and hygiene can compromise the intimacy in the best of relationships. And, while were on the subject of intimacy ... Over time, a lot of us may fall into disappointing, hurtful patterns of disap-pointing our partners, and ourselves, in our sexual relationships. We may have very different ideas about lovemaking, and may feel awkward or confused about how to address our personal preferences. Clarify-ing what is important to us, and finding a way to frankly speak about our concerns, is a conversation that often eludes us. We may feel frustrated, hurt or embarrassed, and pull further away, rather than clos-er. Recognizing that this is an important dimension of our lives, and we all have very different sexual styles and levels of desire and comfort may be a first step in opening up a very personal, complex dis-cussion. Volumes have been written about the merits of surprising our partners with flowers, candy and love notes. But, what about surprising our loved ones in far more meaningful ways? Many of us adopt an attitude of this is the way I am,Ž refusing to try anything new. Our partners may back off because theyve learned over time that weve tuned out. They may have given up, assuming we are closed off to something they consider important. In the past, our loved ones may have invited us to a sport-ing event or wistfully asked us to consider a vacation option outside of our comfort zone. We may have summarily said NO!!Ž without considering the possibility that we actually might have enjoyed ourselves if wed given it a chance. Going forward, lets not be so quick to say NOŽ in our predictable ways. Lets surprise our loved ones (and ourselves) by saying why not?Ž We may discover we actually enjoy the new experience. And, more importantly, we are letting our part-ners know we are open to meeting them half way. Lets surprise our loved ones by stepping outside the boxŽ and adding vitality and creativity to our everyday lives. Lets push past the same old, same old.Ž When we communicate we are open to embrac-ing change and anticipation, we are infus-ing our relationships with the spirit of possibility. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist in Palm Beach Gardens. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached at 630-2827, online at or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz. linda


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF FEB. 28-MARCH 6, 2013 A19 Whole Foods to open at old mall siteWhole Foods Market Inc. announced plans to open a 42,000-square-foot location in West Palm Beach. The store will be locat-ed at the intersection of I-95 and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard on the site of the old Palm Beach Mall, which is being redeveloped into a new venue, primarily an outlet mall, the company said in a prepared statement. For years, customers have been asking us to fill the gap between our Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington stores,Ž said Juan Nunez, regional president for Whole Foods Market…Florida, in the statement. With this new store were able to do that, and also bring Whole Foods Market to the Palm Beach and West Palm Beach communities. Its a win-win for everyone.Ž The opening is tentatively set for late 2014. Additional information on the store will be available closer to the anticipated opening, as each of the companys stores are built specifically to serve the needs of their neighborhoods. The West Palm Beach store joins six other Florida locations in development: North Miami, Pompano Beach, Clearwater, Tallahassee, Altamonte Springs and down-town Miami. Additional stores are located throughout Florida in Pinecrest, Coral Gables, South Beach, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Planta-tion, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Wel-lington, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Jacksonville, Winter Park, Orlando, Car-rollwood/Northdale, Tampa, Sarasota and Naples. PIAGET again sponsors tourney at Palm Beach polo International Polo Club Palm Beach has announced that for the sixth consecutive year, Swiss watchmaker PIAGET will spon-sor the USPA Gold Cup. First played in 1974, the 26-goal USPA Gold Cup is a symbol of professionalism, good sportsmanship and high-goal polo at its finest. The tournament has been played at various polo clubs across the nation, but found a home at the International Polo Club (IPC) in 2007. Matches will be played every Sunday at 3 p.m. from March 10 to March 24. A variety of ticketing options, includ-ing The Pavilions champagne brunch, gen-eral admission, and lawn seating will be available. Casual fare and beverages will be offered at the Wellington Zone. As the exclusive watch and jewelry sponsor, and the official timekeeper of the Inter-national Polo Club Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Polo Season, PIAGET salutes the clubs 10th Anniversary Season with the launch of its new, luxury Polo FortyFive Black watch, which will join its highly suc-cessful iconic collection of polo watches introduced in the late 1970s. The 2013 Palm Beach Polo Season at IPC commenced on Jan. 6. PIAGET brings to IPC and our upcoming 2013 season, the style, panache, and world-renowned cachet commensurate with their brand and international polo,Ž said John Wash, IPC president, in the state-ment. IPC has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with PIAGET, and we are hon-ored to have them involved with our orga-nization. Their reputation for excellence makes them an ideal sponsor.ŽSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of a growing crime known as tax preparer fraud. According to the Internal Revenue Service, tax preparer fraud occurs when a preparer alters return information without their clients knowledge or con-sent in an attempt to obtain improperly inflated refunds or to divert refunds for their personal benefit.Ž The taxpayer is usually unaware of the preparers actions but is left liable for the discrep-ancies. In response to the prevalence of return preparer fraud, here are some of the spe-cific schemes the IRS is warning about: € Internet solicitations that direct taxpayers to toll-free numbers and then solicit Social Security numbers. € Homemade flyers and brochures implying credits or refunds are available without proof of eligibility. € Offers of free money with no documentation required. € Promises of refunds for Low Income „ No Documents Tax Returns.Ž To find a trustworthy professional to help prepare your taxes, BBB offers these tips: € Get references and do your research. 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A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Saks names new manager; increases card benefits SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Terry Zmyslo has been named vice president, general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens. Mr. Zmyslo will lead the luxury fashion retailer as it launches its enhanced SaksFirst program, offering increased benefits to Saks card members and complimen-tary shipping, the retailer said in a prepared statement. He will also bring charity to the community through the store s many fashion-focused fundraising events, the statement said. Mr. Zmyslo is rejoining the Palm Beach Gardens team after spending nearly seven years leading the Saks Inc. flagship store in Houston. He previously served as vice president, general man-ager of Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens from 2002-2006. I am thrilled to return to Palm Beach Gardens during such an exciting time for the store,Ž said Mr. Zmyslo in the statement. Saks is committed to serv-ing the growing and dynamic commu-nity in north Palm Beach County. The store's expansion and renovation in 2008 enables the store to be the desti-nation for exemplary service and unsur-passed luxury product offerings." Mr. Zmyslo began his career with Saks nearly 25 years ago in Dallas. Saks said that enhancements to its SaksFirt loyalty program include: € All Saks card holders will be granted automatic, free membership in SaksFirst, with no minimum spending requirement. € SaksFirst members will earn points toward a SaksFirst Gift Card with their very first purchase. € SaksFirst will be expanded to include purchases made at the compa-nys Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH outlet stores. € All SaksFirst members will receive free shipping from Saks stores, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores. € SaksFirst members will be granted access to more special events and pri-vate benefits. Saks will kick off the program by offering rewards, gifts and specials March 17 through March 23. Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens is located at The Gardens Mall at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Store hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-6.p.m. Q MONEY & INVESTINGWashington’s facts are stranger than fiction Sequestration is upon us. What does the 12-letter word mean? Sequestration is the act of removing, separating or seizing anything from the possession of its owner, particularly in law, or the taking possession of property under process of law for the benefit of creditors or the state. That very strange, legalistic mumbo jumbo defines our current state of affairs. In 2011, Congress authorized this legal action to be taken to pare runaway federal deficit spending if bi-partisan, cooperative efforts failed to do so. With-out a lastminute patch, there will be an automatic reduction in federal govern-ment agency expenditures of some $85 billion beginning March 1. The president says sequestration could have a very big and painful economic impact. Many Republicans say, Bring it on!Ž as they chaff at federal spend-ing. Instead, they opt for very real pain now as they consider it to be bearable compared to further delays in spending cuts making the future economic pain unbearable. The Congressional Budget Office reports covering the various economic implications of sequestration concluded, If allowed to run their course, the aus-terity measures could cost 750,000 jobs and keep weak economic growth stunted for the rest of 2013.Ž Also weighing in was the White Houses own budget controller, Danny Werfel, who acknowl-edged last week after testifying to Con-gressƒ that the full force of the $85 bil-lion in cuts would not be felt immedi-ately.Ž But On a seven-month time frame youre going to see the effects relatively quickly,Ž according to Reuters. So there you have it: non-partisan and partisan pencil pushers agree that the economy will really be feeling the pinch by August or Septemberƒ but not imme-diately. However, the Federal Reserve chairman might be very discouraged by sequestration, as the Fed has been trying to create a recovery through a wealth-effect in bonds and equities. And he would fear a major roil in U.S. capital markets as market participants do not like uncertainty, unresolved problems or anything that hints of undoing a tepid recovery. Who is hurt by the cutbacks? Individuals who are recipients of government programs, those who work for the government and businesses owners, suppliers and employees with ties to the government will feel the brunt of seques-tration. Across governmental agencies, employees are expected to have 22 days of furlough „ they wont work one day a week until Sept. 30. Likely there will be a slowdown in new government contracts, a double hit to the defense sector, which already is poised to take 50 percent of the $85 billion in cuts, causing a 13 percent contraction in defense spending from now through September. There are exceptions and exemptions. Excepted civilians include those deployed overseas in a combat zone, those who ensure the safety of life or property to the extent needed to pre-vent unacceptable risk or catastroph-ic gaps,Ž according to the Washington Times. So where did the quirky idea of sequestration come from? It was part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, passed Aug. 2, 2011, which was designed to be a mechanism to force budget reductions of $1 trillion over a 10-year period in which $44 trillion was projected to be spent. BCA took another reasonable step toward responsible budget cutting; it cre-ated a super committeeŽ (equally com-prised from the house and Senate and both sides of the aisle) to fashion a bal-anced, comprehensive deficit reduction plan. However, the BCA had foresight to make provisions for blunt, across the board cuts (or sequestration) to go into effect if the super committee met with failure „ which it did. By November, the committee announced, After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agree-ment available to the public before the committees deadline.Ž Sequestration was to have begun Jan. 2, but the fiscal cliffŽ tax legislation allowed the seques-tration to be delayed until March 1.What does it all mean?It might mean that Congress will spend the next several months arguing over the $1 trillion in budget cuts. Though such cuts are much needed, the focus on bud-get cuts/sequestration takes legislative eyes and efforts off the real economic goal, which is growth in GDP. Only with GDP growing faster than 2.5 percent can we solve our financial problems. A grow-ing GDP can only come from a reduction in net exports and from increased busi-ness investment. It cannot come from government spending (as we try to curb) and it could only marginally come from an already bloated level of consumption. A growing GDP will reverse high unem-ployment. It is a growing economy that raises national income so that IRS tax receipts increase. On the bright side, this budget mess might mean that deficit spending might be facing a dead end. Obviously, a sequestration will be very hard on some recipients of federal programs. It will be very hard on defense contractors who employ thousands of Republicans and Democrats. It will be hard on employees of the federal government. As ugly as the problems are and as congested as the legislative process is, the U.S. still remains a better choice, a safer haven, than the EU or Japan. And that is often very hard to imagine. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Contact her at 239-571-8896 or showalter@ww fsyst a f i c e g l jeannette SHOWALTER CFA TERRY ZMYSLO COURTESY PHOTO Terry Zmyslo will take over as vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue at The Gardens Mall.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 BUSINESS A21FLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING “Drink, Dance and Dine,” free weekly dance lessons, at Mainstreet at Midtown 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 10 12 11 1 Debbie Wang, Jessica Wang 2 Ruth Pininella, Paul Pininella 3 Amande Malletti, Bill Malletti 4. Kiandra Hering, David Cook 5. Sheile Grennan, Addie Duffy 6. Nancy Wright, Habib Pepo Mokhefi 7. Donna Dubois, David Dubois 8. Ellen Tucher, Donna Short 9. Hoviad Bloch, Geri Bloch10. Amy Law, Amande Malletti 11. Kiandra Hering, David Cook12. Linda Rosati13. Amy Law JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLY


A22 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING Young Friends of the Norton ValentineÂ’s Day Event Seminar sponsored by the Risk Management Association Young Professionals Group at Panama HattieÂ’s in Palm Beach Gardens 1 3 1 5 5 3 6 4 4 2 6 2 7 8 9 1 Jen Brown, Sue Gibson, Marie Lawrence 2 Lisa Saunders, Song Han, Eve Bucwinski 3 Kristin Kellogg, Amanda Herrick 4. Fran Knoeppeo and Tim Knoeppeo 5. Olivia Crossman, Jodi Ulrich 6. Sarah Gates, Alexander Ives 7. Jessica Ivers, Vanessa Nedvins 8. Shanna Kahan and Daniel Kahan 9. Madison Collum, Dara Ross Collum 1 Cheryl Hoste, Janet Richardson, Kitty Lanier and Stephanie Galicki 2 Monica Graham, Bill West and Jean Marie Reyes 3 Sri Prasad Valluri and Bill Bramlett 4. Diego Melians II and Diego Melians Sr. 5. Raul Mercader, Alexis Villwock and Kelley Herrmann 6. Kelley Herrmann and Raul MercaderCOURTESY PHOTOSCOURTESY PHOTOS


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 BUSINESS A23FLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING ValentineÂ’s Yappy Hour and Pawdicures, at Woof Gang Bakery 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 9 10 1 Jeff Ehlers, Carrie Schultz with Chevy, and Tom Gwatkin 2 Carrie Schultz with Chevy and Karen Gwatkin with Xuma 3 Dayna Clark with Khaleesi 4. Kim Donaldson and Axel Donaldson with Gingerbread 5. Kim Mutch and David Cook with Peggy 6. Matt MacDonald and Ashlea Green 7. Tracy Green, Courtney Barnes and Kim Mutch 8. PJ Petiniot, Ian Petiniot and Leslie Petiniot 9. Rachel Wlliams with Maizie10. Jeff Ehlers and Tom Gwatkin with ZumaANDY SPILOS/FLORIDA WEEKLY


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28 MARCH 6, 2013 A24 FLORIDA WEEKLY Custom Casa Bella in prestigious Palacio SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY This new, custom Casa Bella four-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom one-level home with 3.5-car garage is located in prestigious Palacio in Palm Beach Gardens. A full golf membership is available. This warm, invit-ing and light-filled home offers breathtak-ing, open, private preserve views. As you enter the open foyer, you are immedi-ately focused on the captivating tranquil views and bright spacious living areas. Saturnis marble flooring is featured, as are floor-to-ceiling windows. An upgraded gourmet kitchen features clean lines; Sub-zero, Bausch and Wolf appliances; granite countertops; a generous center island, and large breakfast bar. The master suite offers dual, custom built-in closets, and spectacular private views of the outdoor paradise. The dual master bathrooms offers upgrad-ed cabinetry fixtures, oversized walk-in showers, granite countertops, and relaxing Jacuzzi tubs. Lush outdoor landscaping surrounds the custom heated pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. A large, covered loggia is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Hur-ricane impact glass is offered throughout. Warranties are extended on the all new, upgraded appliances. The builders war-ranty is still in place. Enjoy Mir asols country club lifestyle featuring a full luxury spa and fitness center, 15 clay tennis courts, two world-class golf courses, a practice facility and spectacular clubhouse. The home, at 227 Via Palacio, is listed at $2,295,000 by Fite Shavell & Associates. Agent is Linda Bright, 561-629-4995, Q COURTESY PHOTOS


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RENT AL RENT AL RENT AL SHORT SALE UNDER CONTRACT SOLD SOLD 30 Year Fixed Rate 3.375% 0 Points 3.581 Apr 15 Year Fixed Rate 2.750% 0 Points 3.110 Apr 10 Year Fixed Rate 2.625% 0 Points 3.151 Apr Reverse Mortgage Purchase Programs 30 Year Fixed Jumbo 3.875% 0 Points 4.081 Apr A26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY 550 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403 Office: (561) 848-3627 Fax: (561) 845-3726 Lennie Cottrell Mildred Cottrell Help you with your Real Estate Needs With Sales and PurchaseCottrell Realty and Appraisal Services40 years experience in Real Estate sales and Appraisals 9 Residential 9 Appraisals 9 Estate Appraisals 9 FHA Approved Ap praisals heather PURUCKER BRETZLAFF Want a quick sale? Clean and de-clutterLast month I received an offer on a property. It was the first offer in more than five months on this particular listing and it was a very good offer „ the closing is supposed to take place next week. When I first listed the property, the owner (who also happens to be a relative) had expectations of selling it within the first 30 days. I felt this was realistic given the fact that the neighborhood is very desirable, it was a fairly new home and the design of the home would appeal to most buyers. I ts a four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home with just less than 4,000 square feet of living space. The outdoor area is like a resort; very large pool, water fountains, beautiful landscaping and outdoor sum-mer kitchen. It was my relatives second home. She lived in it full time when it was first built, but within the past three months has moved permanently up North. When the home hit the market last year, I had several calls wanting to see the property. My relative was still living there with two large dogs and a cat. The home was decorated nicely, but her recent lifestyle change left her with some addi-tional furnishings that did not match her dcor. The home was decorated in soft color palettes with very clean lines. The additional pieces were very heavy and somewhat outdated which covered up the cleanliness of the home and clashed with the other dcor. The very first showing that I had, the family walked in and out of the home in less then five minutes. They never even went outside to see how beautiful the outdoor area was. Later that evening I received feedback from their agent. He said their son had a severe animal allergy and they felt it would take too much reno-vation to remove the pet odor and dander from the home. I understood their concerns and talked to my relative about this. She was not pleased, but was very aware that the home had a strong pet odor. She worked dur-ing the day and allowed the pets to roam the house. Unfortunately, they were not trained as much as she liked and she would come home to some unwanted presentsŽ most of the time. I encouraged her to replace the carpets so the home was fresh and felt that would get rid of most of the odor. She did not want to do it at the time and felt that the new owner would replace the carpet with their own dcor style. My next showing was the very next day. The family spent quite a bit of time in the home and the showing went well. They had been looking in the neighborhood for the past six months and liked the design and the location. They came back for a second showing the same day. They were ready to purchase. Again, there was no offer and this family could not see past all of the  clutterŽ in the home. They did not want to renovate or update the home and couldnt seem to visualize what the home would look like without all the additional furnish-ings. They ended up purchasing the same model with an inferior location down the street. My relative again was disappointed. These two scenarios seemed to take place each time I had a showing. Again, I suggested she replace the carpets and move some of the furnishings into storage so the home showed as it was originally decorated ƒ without the unpleasant odor. My relative was in and out of town and did not want to be bothered. She believed that the right person would come along. After four months and several showings, my relative was getting settled up North and I persuaded her to do what I had suggested, since she was not visiting as much as she thought. She agreed and I coordinated for the carpets to be replaced, the home to be repainted on the inside and for the furnishings to be moved to storage. This took about two weeks and we did not show the home during this time. Immediately following the changes, I did a marketing and advertising campaign. Three clients who had previously been through the home called to come for a second showing. It took one week after the small changes for the home to go under contract at a very good price! You dont have to move out all your furnishings, replace carpet, do renova-tions and get rid of your beloved pets prior to selling. What I am suggesting is that when it comes to selling your home, always put your best foot forward, and look at the home from a buyers perspec-tive. De-cl utter the space, freshen up any areas that are worn, and neutralize the home so it appeals to most buyers. Most importantly, make sure it is clean and tidy. This will always bring you a higher price and a more confident buyer throughout the closing process. It may be a small expense up front, but I guarantee that you will sell your property in less time at a higher price. Q „ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a broker and Realtor Associate at Fite Shavell & Associates. She can be reached at 7226136, or at


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INSIDE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 A GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENEWEEK OF FEB. 28-MARCH 6, 2013 The DishBaby back ribs: Consistently tender and tasty at Park Avenue BBQ & Grille. B23 XNo lieOur critic says “Snitch” is a good idea, but poorly done. B11 X The Honda Classic is the hottest ticket in South Florida. See Tiger. See Rory. Soak up the energy. Not only does the Classic provide a couple of hundred thousand people the opportunity to watch the wor lds best golfers „ did we mention theres Rory and Tiger? „ theres great food and drink, and theres entertainment for the kids and nearly $2 million is raised for childrens charities. Its bigger and better than ever this year. Feb. 28: 7 a.m. „ The Honda Classic „ First Round Begins „ Pairings & Tee Times 10 a.m.-3 p.m. „ Play Golf America Expo 6 p.m. „ Special Performance by Kenny G (Michelob ULTRA Ter-race) March 1:7 a.m. „ The Honda Clas-sic „ Second Round begins „ Pairings & Tee Times 10 am.-3 p.m. „ Play Golf America Expo 6 p.m.-9 p.m. „ After Play Concert (Michelob ULTRA Terrace) „ DJ MPG7:30 p.m. „ FireworksMarch 2:All Day „ Tire Kingdom/Yokohama Family Day 9 a.m. „ The Honda Classic „ Third Round Begins „ Pairings & Tee Times 10 a.m.-3 p.m. „ Play Golf America Expo Noon-8 p.m. „ Kids Club6 p.m.-9 p.m. „ After Play Concert (Michelob ULTRA Terrace) „ Brooke Eden7:30 p.m. „ Fireworks March 3:9 a.m. „ The Honda Classic „ Final Round Begins „ Pairings & Tee Times 10 a.m.-3 pm. „ Play Golf America Expo 6 p.m. „ Awards Ceremony (18th Green) March 48 a.m. „ The First Tee Invitational (Champion Course)Cost: Ticket prices vary. Daily grounds tickets, $20-$40; Classic Value Pack, $125; RBC WineTour Pack, $60; free for kids 15 and under. See Q Tiger and Rory, great food and drink, and it’s for charitySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY What becomes a legend most?For some legends, like Marilyn Monroe, it was diamonds. But for others, like photographer Annie Leibovitz, its all about coming down from the mountaintop and sharing her considerable art. And that is exactly what Ms. Leibovitz did the day after her gala opening night at the Nor-ton Museum of Art, when she offered a tour of her self-titled show, which opened in January, to local journalists, moving from gallery to gal-lery and image to image. The show, which consists of 39 portraits added to the Nortons collection, runs through June 9. The photographs run the gamut from late 60s, before Ms. Leibovitz thought of herself as a photographer, into the past decade, and offer a window into the world of the famous and the infamous. Norton collection explores 30 years of Leibovitz’s careerANNIE TIME BY SCOTT“The Reverend Al Sharpton,” PrimaDonna Beauty Care Center, Brooklyn, 1988 LILA PHOTO/COURTESY PHOTO Annie Leibovitz examines her portrait of artist Cindy Sherman, taken in New York in 1992, and on display at the Norton Museum of Art.SocietySee who was out and about across Palm Beach County. B12-13, 19-22 XSEE NORTON, B4 X


experience 5,000 years ofDIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE ORDER TODAY FOR PREMIUM SEATING FOLLOWING ITS RUN of shows in Ft. Laud-erdale in January of this year, Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to South Florida with an unparalleled blend of energy, grace, and originality on April 29-30. e New York-based Shen Yun is the rst company to pre-sent classical Chinese dance on a global scale and has taken the world by storm, performing in over 100 cities. In a collection of vignettes, audiences journey from ancient legends to contem-porary tales of courage, from the highest heavens to the dusty pla-teaus of the Middle Kingdom. Shen Yun is traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be experienced. Dozens of danc-ers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, owing patterns. Chinas ethnic and folk dance styles ll the stage with color and energy. A full, live orches-tra blends East and West like no other. underous battle drums, masterful vocalists, and spectac-ular backdrops transport you to another world. I am completely enchanted,Ž says Her Royal Highness Prin-cess Michael of Kent. is was a marvelous evening.Ž Shen Yun will hold two performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30. Both per-formances start at 7:30 p.m. A visually dazzling tour of 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture.Ž„ San Francisco Chronicle Presented by Florida Falun Dafa Association, Inc. ALL-NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA TICKETS By Phone: 888.974.3698 | 561.832.7469 Online: APRIL 29-30, 2013 West Palm Beach Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 PM B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWhat keeps us from picking smart?I recently had the good fortune to speak with Sidney Simon, a profes-sor emeritus from the University of Massachusetts now living on Sanibel Island. For more than 20 years Dr. Simon taught at the universit ys School of Education, and his interactive classes often touched on the topic of finding the right partner. For this Dr. Simon has three simple rules: Pick smart, pick smart, pick smart. The culture works us so hard,Ž he said during our conversation. We get sucked in by chemistry. By the clothes a person wears. By their hair. By their biceps. We sacrifice our most basic needs for someone whos hot.Ž I couldnt agree more.So how does a person go about picking smart? Dr. Simon says it all comes down to values clarification. During his courses he would often give students a list of personal qualities and have them rank those qualities based on what they needed in a partner. The answers, he said, always varied. No single qual-ity consistently outranked the others, which should come as no surprise. We have different love needs,Ž he said. Which makes sense to me. But, I wondered, why do so many of us still get it wrong? Yes, good relationships are about picking smart. Yes, the secret to healthy partnerships is first knowing our own needs. But many sophisticated, intel-ligent people continue to choose part-ners who are completely unsuited for them. Part of the problem, Dr. Simon said, is that we dont have enough models for what a healthy relationship should look like. During a recent life-long learning course he gave at Hodges University, Dr. Simon asked his students to list three marriages they admired. Many had trouble coming up with two. Worst of all, most doubted their own marriag-es would appear on someone elses list. This is troubling and undeniably true. But there must be something else going on, otherwise wed see more happy relationships. As it turns out, there is. And I discovered the answer in the unlikeliest of places „ Walmart. With the recent string of cold snaps, I got it in my head that I needed an elec-tric blanket. I had seen one at a friends house, a plush throw that looked luxuri-ously warm. But as I stood in Walmart facing shelf upon shelf of the exact same blanket „ a bland, beige color in a thin, cheap material „ I realized this was not the blanket I had imagined. Confronted with those weak imitations, I faced a choice: I could purchase the sub-par version or carry on in my quest. The problem in that moment „ and this is the same problem many of us face in relationships „ is that I wanted an electric blanket. I needed an electric blanket. And if I were going to go home with an electric blanket from Walmart that day, then I would be settling for something less than ideal. The challenge with finding the perfect partner „ and linens that plug into the wall „ is that the search takes time. And patience. And a willingness to do without. Qualities not many of us possess. It is remarkably embarrassing,Ž Dr. Simon said, what we will settle for.Ž Q „ Artis Henderson has joined the Twitterverse. Follow her @ArtisHenderson. artis


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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYLeonardo DiCaprio cradles a swan in a portrait on one wall, while the Rev. Al Sharpton sits under a dryer in a beauty parlor, his hair in curlers, in another. I ts quite a collection, and much of it was acquired with money from arts patrons Ralph and Muriel Saltzman, who have a home in Palm Beach Gar-dens. My books are my greatest representation of myself. Its one thing to acquire one or two of my photographs but its another statement to acquire 39 or 40 of my photographs,Ž she said. The collection of photographs was assembled for the museum by its out-going assistant director, Charles Stain-back. Charlie had a very concrete idea about what he imagined doing and what he wanted to do with this set of pictures,Ž Ms. Leibovitz said. So its no surprise that certain portraits are not here. I did have a very specific idea. And it wasnt anything against John and Yoko or the Keith Haring or the Whoo-pi Goldberg. Those are great pictures, but I wanted to have these straightfor-ward, pure portraits,Ž Mr. Stainback said. I wanted to really look at her work from that standpoint.Ž There seemed to be a synergy between the two. Its always difficult working with any artist to sort of edit what theyve done because they have very specific ideas,Ž he said. I feel very privileged that Annie worked with me in this col-laboration and said, OK, lets proceed.Ž Its probably the first time Ms. Leibovitz has had an exhibition that was not held in conjunction with a book. She started at the beginning, in 1968.This was before I was a photographer,Ž she said. She had bought a camera in Japan en route to the Philippines, where her father was stationed at Clark Air Base. In the image, a trio of American soldiers towers over a tiny woman called Mary, Queen of the Negritos. The community of Negritos lived off the garbage of the base. I didnt really know what do or how to do it. I just thought of family and just lined everybody up. Its very graphic. You see it repeated. Its auto „ its not a big idea. You just stand them straight. Its before I thought about tak-ing pictures, but it threads off through everything else,Ž she said. She then led the group through the gallery and into another area. The Rev. Al Sharpton reigns supreme from a beauty parlor chair like a mon-arch on his throne in this 1988 portrait shot as part of a project for Vanity Fair. They had hoped to get an image of him at his church, and in the process of planning the shoot, Ms. Leibovitz and her team learned he was getting his hair done at the Prima Donna Beauty Care Center in Brooklyn. The Rev. Sharpton agreed to be photographed there. He was just sitting there in the chair,Ž she said, adding, We never even went to the church.Ž The image is very organic, with little setup. Who could have imagined the clergyman in curlers? Ms. Leibovitz said she composes her images full frame, with no cropping. The camera is so limiting. You have to keep everything in that rectangle or that square. Id grown up looking through the viewfinder of the camera. If you look at all these pictures, they are full frame. When you see a film border, its film, if you dont see a film border in the later work, its digital,Ž she said. That was at least part of her approach when she was shooting cov-ers for Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. In the early days people like Rod Stewart would show up, What do you want me to do?, and I had to start directing,Ž she said. She said she remains a reluctant director, and lets the subject dictate the image. Case in point: her dual portraits of Las Vegas showgirl Susan McNamara. She had photographed Ms. McNamara as part of a series of portraits of women she did at the suggestion of Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown. When she invited the dancer to her studio after watching her perform, she had no idea who she was when she appeared sans makeup and costume. It is a compelling statement about how women can alter their appear-ances. I think someone like the showgirls, it doesnt work unless you see both pictures. The idea of getting everything in one picture didnt work for this. It freed me up,Ž she said. And perhaps it frees her viewers, too.The contrast of the two is quite shocking. Its not what one expects after Ms. Leibovitzs 40-year career of photo-graphing celebrities. Tom Cruise, David Byrne, Brad Pitt, Allen Ginsberg and Andy Warhol are there. So is Mikhail Baryshnikov, along with dancer Mark Morris. And Leonardo DiCaprio has that swan draped around his neck, much as Leda did in mythology, or ballerina Anna Pavlova did in the last century. Swans are notoriously difficult birds to work with, but this one was not drugged or stuffed, as someone sug-gested. We actually had real swans, and I didnt know how we were going to do this, and Leonardo picked up the swanƒ. Leonardo really has an instinc-tual love for animals. It has some-thing to do about him and his love of animals. The swan just did that. And now we know the mystery of the Anna Pavlova picture. They can do that,Ž she said. And it doesnt hurt if the swan has a Leonardo DiCaprio holding it and an Annie Leibovitz at the other end of the camera ready to capture the moment. Q NORTONFrom page 1 >>What: “Annie Leibovitz” >>When: Through June 9 >>Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach>>Cost: General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Mem-bers and children ages 12 and under. Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach resi-dents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the rst Saturday of each month with proof of residency. >>Info: 832-5196, or visit in the know “Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris,” New York City, 1988 LILA PHOTO/COURTESY PHOTO One gallery wall hangs with portraits of Merce Cunningham (left), artist Cindy Sherman and rapper Sean Combs. LILA PHOTO/COURTESY PHOTO Annie Leibovitz clowns around with photog-raphers during her press tour.


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B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to At The Borland The Borland Center for Performing Arts is at Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 904-3130 or visit Men & A Baby Grand — 7 p.m. March 6. This versatile group is known for singing tributes to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and the hits of the 1950s and 60s and every era of music since. Tickets $32.50. At The Duncan The Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, Congress Avenue, Lake Worth. Call (561) 868-3309 or visit Spector — 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets: $27.QCreole Choir of Cuba — 8 p.m. March 1. Tickets: $27.QJesse Cook — 8 p.m. March 2. Tickets: $35. At The Eissey The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Unless otherwise noted, call 207-5900 or visit Mario Jean — His show is for a French speaking audience. 8 p.m. March 1. Tickets: $49.QKenny Vance and the Planotones — Intimate show featuring songs and stories from Vances 50 year career. 8 p.m. March 2. Tickets $40 and up. $70 VIP includes meet and greet.QClint Holmes — Well known Vegas entertainer joins the Palm Beach Pops in the music of legends Elton John, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and more. 8 p.m. March 3. Tickets: $75-$85. At The Four Arts The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office (561) 655-7226 or visit from the Beaver Art Gallery — Through March 30. Free to members and children under 14, all others $5.QThe Great British Oscar Winners with Barrie Ingham — 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Every Monday through April 8. $150 per session.Q“Enemies, a Love Story” — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Gal-lery Square North, Tequesta. Tickets: General admission: $20. Premium seat-ing: $45 (Includes premium seating at tables and complimentary champagne.) Student admission: $10. (18 years and under or college with ID); 746-3101.Q“The Golden Age of Taste: 200 Years of Connoisseurship in England” with James Caugh-man — 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets: $25. QArt Exhibition: “Florida’s Wetlands” — Through June 30 in The Mary Alice Fortin Childrens Art Gallery.QArt Exhibition: “Copley, Delacroix, Dali and Others: Master-works from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery” — Through March 30. At The Kravis The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to, The International Rolling Stones Show — 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets: $15 and up.QHerb Albert & Lani Hall with Michael Franks — 8 p.m. March 1. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets: Start$25 QTony Bennett — 8 p.m. March 2. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets: $30 and up.QThe Boston Pops — The Streisand Songbook with Keith Lockhart and Ann Callaway. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 2. Dreyfoos Hall. $30 and up.QBilly Elliot the Musical — 8 p.m. March 5. Tickets: $25 and up. At The Lake Park Public Library Lake Park Public Library is at 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Refreshments and raf-fles. Events are free unless noted other-wise. 881-3330.QSuper Hero Hour — 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Thursday. For ages 12 and under.QKids Monthly Movie Madness — ŽBrave,Ž 5 p.m. QAnime Club — 6-7 p.m. Feb. 26. For ages 12 years and up. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit For films, call 296-9382.QFilms — Feb. 28: A Late QuartetŽ and How to Survive a Plague.ŽQ“The Foreigner” — Feb. 28-March 17 … In a resort-style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, this comedy rev LeSueur. Charlie is so pathologically shy that he is unable to speak. As way of explana-tion, Froggy claims that his companion is the native of an exotic country who does not understand a word of English. Before long, Charlie finds himself privy to assorted secrets and scandals freely discussed in front of him by the other visitors. Tickets start at $26. At MacArthur Park John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Welcome and Nature Center is at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach. Call 624-6952 or visit“Birds of America” Audubon Art Show & Sale — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 31. Free. For more infor-mation, call 776-7449, Ext. 111.QNature walk — 10-11 a.m. daily. QAnimal feeding — 11 a.m. weekends in the Nature Center At The Maltz The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit Q“Thoroughly Modern Millie” — March 5-29. Tickets: $51-$63QPride Night for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” — 6:30 p.m. March 8. At The Mos’Art The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit — Feb. 28: Searching for Sugar ManŽ and Just 45 Minutes From Broad-way.Ž March 1-7: Inescapable,Ž Sound CityŽ and Rendezvous with French Cinema.Ž At The Mounts Mounts Botanical Garden is at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit a Garden Trough — 10 a.m.-noon. Call 233-1796 for details. At Palm Beach Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. For tick-ets: 803-2970 or Piano Festival — The festival concludes with a concert featuring the PBA Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, in the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 general admis-sion; $10 students with ID. Information at Trio with Jun-Ching Lin — 7:30 p.m. March 1, Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach.Tickets: $20 general admission; $10 stu-dents with ID. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOShirine Babb & Ethan Henry in a scene from Palm Beach Dramaworks production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market — 5-9 p.m. Fridays through April, Riverwalk Events Plaza, 150 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Admission is free. The event will include baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, pet products and more. Vendors are welcome. Con-tact Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit Abacoa Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April, Abacoa Town Center amphitheater, 1200 University Blvd., Jupiter. Will open for the season Saturday at the Abacoa Town Center amphitheater. The market will feature fruits and vegetables, organic meats, sauces, jewelry, handbags, crafts and more. Info: 307-4944 or Palm Beach Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 101 S. Flagler Drive. Visit Beach Gardens Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-1100 or visit Artisan Market at the Waterfront in West Palm Beach — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday through April 28. Featuring everything creative but food. Clematis Street at Flagler Drive. Call Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit Thursday, Feb. 28 Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center „ 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupi-ter; 743-7123; or visit — Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.QClematis by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Feb. 28: Jeff Harding. March 7: Biscuit Miller and the Mix. March 14: Jah Creation. March 21: No show. March 28: Big Al & The Heavyweights. Free; 822-1515 or visit QStudio Parties — Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Alexander s Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party every Thursday. Group Lesson 7:15-8 p.m.; Party 8-10 p.m.; Admission: $20 (theme $25) for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255.QSusan Merritt Trio and Guests — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. No cover; 318-8821. Friday, March 1 QWest Palm Beach Antiques Festival — The show is open noon-5 p.m. March 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 3 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, off Southern Bou-levard just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors, free for those under 16. A $25 early buyer ticket that allows admission at 9 a.m. March 1 offers admission for the entire weekend. Discount coupon available online at Informa-tion: (941) 697-7475. Saturday, March 2 QKids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center — 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Wild & Scenic and Deep Marine Tanks, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation — Sixth Annual Young Friends Gone CountryŽ Dinner Dance March 2 at Bonnette Lodge in Palm Beach Gardens. Co-chairmen: Micah and Rob Ford, Kristen and Brian Ray. Tickets are $100. Call 371-1481 or email Sunday, March 3 QSunday Brunch and Polo — 2 p.m. (brunch); 3 p.m. (polo), Sundays through April 21, International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Ave. South, Wellington. Tickets for Sunday brunch at The Pavilion and its reception start at $55, upward to $330 for the Veuve Clicquot brunch package for two. Ticket prices for Sunday polo range from $10 general admission to $120 box seat-ing. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 204-5687.QNorth Palm Beach Public Library — Scrabble „ 1:30-4 p.m. first and third Sundays (next meeting is March 3). Library is at 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Free. 841-3383. Monday, March 4 QDuplicate Bridge Games — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednes-days, Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Light lunch and refreshments provided. $6 guests/$2 Friends of the J. ACBL sanctioned. Call ahead if you need a partner; 712-5233.QTimely Topics Discussion Group — 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Lively discussion group cov-ers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community, including national affairs and foreign relations as they relate to Israel and the United States. Free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; call 712-5233.QNorth Palm Beach Public Library — Knit & Crochet „ 1-4 p.m. each Monday. Library is at 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Free. 841-3383. Tuesday, March 5 QStayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens. Play party bridge in a friendly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rul-ings; no partner necessary; coffee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233.QZumba Class — 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 651 W. Indian-town Road, Jupiter; 747-0030.QMah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guests; 712-5233.QZumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit Wednesday, March 6 Q“Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and sup-port groups; 624-4358.QBridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233.QHatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Ongoing Events QAnn Norton Sculpture Gardens — Through March 24: The Collectors Series: Exhibition No. 1,Ž with works by Picasso, Matisse, Milton Avery and Malvina Hoffman, among others. Gardens are at 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tickets available at Art Center — Through March 16. Cuban Connection: Con-temporary Cuban-American Art from Florida.Ž Exhibition of work by seven Cuban-American artists. The Armory Art Center is at 1700 Parker Ave. in West Palm Beach. Free; 832-1776.QChildren’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280.QCultural Council of Palm Beach County — Through March 2: Tom Otterness.Ž Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Call 471-2901 or visit QFitness classes for women — Classes are sponsored by the Jupiter Recreation Department. Aerobic Dance is 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Total Body Ton-ing is 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Zumba Latin Fitness Workout is 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class is free to new students. Cost of a five-class fitness card that allows for flexible attendance is $26.50 for Jupiter residents and $33 for non-residents. A five-class Zumba card is $31.50 for Jupiter residents and $39.50 for non-residents; 10-class cards also are available. Classes meet in the community center, behind the Police Department on Military Trail, Jupiter. For information, contact instruc-tor Kathy Andio at 236-4298 or Flagler Museum — Through April 21: Impressions of Interiors: Gild-ed Age Paintings by Walter Gay.Ž Fraud of the Century: The Election of President Hayes,Ž by Roy Morris Jr., author and edi-tor of Military Heritage magazine, 3 p.m. March 3. Call 655-2833. Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Museum is housed in Henry Fla-glers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, White-hall; at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12) accompanied by adult; and free for children under 6. 655-2833.QHolden Luntz Gallery — Photography exhibition through March 30: New York to Paris.Ž Hours: Mon-day through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Holden Luntz Gallery, 332 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. C all 805 -9550. QLighthouse ArtCenter — Through March 13: Altered RealitiesŽ by Jake Fernandez. Through March 13: Watercolors by DIna MerrillŽ. Museum is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-days. Cost: Members free, $5 non-mem-bers ages 12 and up. Free admission Satur-days; 746-3101 or Marinelife Center — 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Call 627-8280.QNew Earth Gifts & Beads — Beading and wire wrapping classes every weekend, New Earth Gifts & Beads, Legacy Place, 11320 Legacy Ave., No. 120, Palm Beach Gardens. Classes $30 (including $15 for materials) All classes are prepaid. For class details and to register, call 799-0177.QNorton Museum of Art —Say It Loud: Art by African and African-Amer-ican Artists in the Collection, through March 3. Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Landscape and Trees,Ž through March 3. Annie Leibovitz,Ž through Jun. 9. Rob Wynne: I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges,Ž through Oct. 6. The Middle East and the Middle Kingdom: Islamic and Chinese Artis-tic Exchange,Ž Through Aug. 4. Do-It-Yourself Art Project: Art in the Garden,Ž 1-4 p.m. March 2. Art After Dark, with music and art demonstrations, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission: $12 adults, $5 visi-tors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mon-days and major holidays; 832-5196.QPalm Beach Dramaworks — Through March 9: A Raisin in the Sun;Ž Tickets: $47 (preview); $55 (evening/matinee); $70 (opening night). Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit www.


C Ch h e ea p p pe e r th h a an n a c a a ab a a n n n nd d c c c h he e ap er t ha n a a a D D D U I, I, D D D o on ’ ’t R R is k k It W W W e e b b r r i n n g g y y o o u u u u a a n n n d d d y o u r c a r h h h o m m m e e e e s s s a a f f e w w w h h e n n y o o u u u h h a a v v v e e h h h h a a d t o o m u c c h t t t o d d r r i i n k ! WELL GET YOU AND YOUR CAR HOME SAFE AND IN STYLE C C a a a l l W W W H Y Y Y CAB I T T ? ? s r r r r s W W W WW W W W W. W W H H Y Y C C A B B B I T .N N N E E ET T T T I I I [ h h h l l d d d ] ] ] F F F W W b b c c c 8 8 [ [ [ W Y Y ^ ^ ^ ^ 9 e e e e k d j o š M M M 9 9 9 9 ? 0 + + + , # ) ) ) & # ) ) ) ' ' ' C AB ? B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOQPalm Beach Improv — Feb. 28-March 2: Ko Joy. At CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or Beach Photographic Centre — Through Feb. 28: FOTOmentor Exhibition: Bill Eppridge: 50 Years of Photojournalism.Ž The Pho-tographic Centre is in the City Center, 415 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; call 253-2600 or visit or Lecture Series: Vincent Versace, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, West Palm Beach Library, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Free to members; $10 to general public.QPalm Beach State College Art Gallery — Through March 22: Dark Crystals.Ž Gallery hours: Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Palm Beach State College, BB Building, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 207-5015. QPalm Beach Zoo — Wings Over WaterŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. Wild Things Show.Ž: 1 p.m. weekdays; noon week-ends. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week. 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: Regular Adult Admis-sion, $18.95; seniors, $16.95; children 3-12, $12.95; free toddlers.533-0887 or Beach’s Living Room Jazz Series — Presented by JAMS and The Four Seasons. $25 JAMS mem-bers/$35 non-members/$15 students. Concerts start at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Tick-ets: 877-722-2820 or Theatre — Through May 12: WaistWatchers The Musical!Ž Tickets: $45. Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or visit Room Cabaret — Through March 9: Steve Tyrrell. At The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Each cabaret headliner will perform 8:30 p.m. shows with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for dinner. Tickets: Tuesday-Thurs-day, $85 show only, $145 dinner and show; Friday and Saturday, $60 show only, $120 dinner and show. Call 655-5430 or visit QSouth Florida Science Museum — Early Learning (for children 18 months to 4 years accompanied by an adult), Seven-week class from 10-11:15 a.m. $80 members; $95 nonmembers, Wonderful World of Water: Tuesdays; Through March 19; Space Explorers: Wednesdays, through March 20; Creepy Crawlies: Thursdays, through March 21. ExerScience! 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. One-hour Zumba class for parent, one-hour educational program for one child while the parent works out, and admis-sion into the museum. $85 for a four-week sessions for parent and child ($75 for members); $10 fee for each additional child; Individual fee per class is $25 for one adult and one child. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sun-days. 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. General admission: $11.95 adults, $8.95 children 3-12, $10.45 seniors, free for members. 832-1988 or March Events QThe Great Books Reading and Discussion Group — meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month (next session March 7) in the coffee shop at Barnes & Noble, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Dis-cussion follows the Shared InquiryŽ format promoted by The Great Books Foundation and used by more than 800 Great Books Groups around the country, and by groups and classes in colleges and universities. Free; 624-4358.QAdult Discussion Group — Contemporary topics of philosophical, political, socio-economic and moral implications. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (next meet-ing is March 7) in the conference of the Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail; call Irene Garbo at 715-7571.QShabbat B’Yachad (Shabbat Together) — For young families, 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. (next session is March 8) at JCC North (located in Midtown on PGA Boulevard). This free program is an opportunity for children to experi-ence Shabb ats celebratory rituals with parents, family members or caregivers. Call 640-5603 or email Garage Sale — 8 a.m.2 p.m. March 9 at the 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches, 635 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. Needlepoint Guild — 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meeting is March 11), 110 Man-grove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m., second Wednesday of each month (next session is March 13). Arts and crafts for kids. Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Cost $3; call 743-7123.QLe Cercle Francais — Francophiles and Francophones can join for a monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (next session March 14), in members homes. Call 744-0016.QLighthouse Kids Explorers Club — 10 a.m.-12 p.m. March 16, April 20 and May 18 at the Seminole Chickee at the Jupiter LIghthouse and Museum, Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. For kids 8-12. A club to explore history, nature, archeology, ancient tribal life, maritime and pirate life, and life-saving rescue. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Q “Myakka Fork” is part of “Altered Realities” by Jake Fernandez on exhibit at Lighthouse ArtCenter. Through March 13: “Watercolors by Dina Merrill”. Museum is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: Members free, $5 non-members ages 12 and up. Free admission Saturdays; 746-3101 or


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 B11 CAPSULESA Good Day To Die Hard ++ (Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch) NYPD cop John McClane (Mr. Willis) travels to Russia and helps his son (Mr. Courtney) protect a political prisoner (Mr. Koch). There are a few stellar action sequences, but the story is very thin, Mr. Willis doesn t have many wise guy remarks and the action grows tired quickly. It just doesnt feel like a Die HardŽ movie (this is the fifth one, if youre counting). Rated R.Beautiful Creatures +++ (Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons) Teen love between Ethan (Mr. Ehrenreich) and Lena (Ms. Englert) gets complicated when its learned that shes a witch with a life-defining birth-day coming soon. The love story is hard to buy, but its a compelling narrative and it delivers a positive message for teen girls. Rated PG-13. ++ Is it worth $10? NoDwayne Johnson is having an identity crisis. In the last few years hes been a pro wrestler, childrens movie star (The Game PlanŽ), action star (Fast FiveŽ) and a childrens action movie star (Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandŽ). While you cant blame him for wanting to appeal to everyone, tak-ing on a decidedly dra-matic non-action role as he does in SnitchŽ pushes his limits a bit too far. Part of the films problem is our lack of sympathy for Jason (Rafi Gavron), an 18-year-old whos arrested for dealing drugs. Com-mon sense suggests that when your defense attorney tells you youre facing a 10-year mini-mum sentence unless you snitch on other people, you snitch. But Jason refuses to rat on his friends. Hed rather waste the prime of his life in prison than deal with the guilt of inform-ing on his buddies. This is virtuous, but also foolish. If screenwriters Justin Haythe and Ric Roman Waugh had my attitude, which would be to say, Fine, you made your bed, now lay in it,Ž there wouldnt be a movie. Enter Jasons father John (Mr. Johnson), a notably un-tough (seriously, hes a bigger wuss here than he is in his childrens movies) construction com-pany owner who was never there for his son while Jason was growing up. After speaking with the district attorney (Susan Sarandon) and a DEA agent (Barry Pepper), John agrees to infiltrate a drug cartel and provide a bad guy to arrest in exchange for his sons free-dom. The fact that John has a wife and daughter at home makes this reckless, not honorable, but were supposed to ignore the danger in which John puts himself to help Jason (who refused to help himself). Conveniently for John, he has a man on staff, Daniel James (Jon Bernthal), who was twice convicted of distributing narcotics. After lies to one another and each of their families, they use a com-pany tractor-trailer to transport drugs for a local thug (Michael Kenneth Wil-liams) and the head of a Mexican cartel (Benjamin Bratt). SnitchŽ is being marketed as an action movie, and there is some action, but Mr. Waugh, who also directed, is more interested in drama than eye candy. As a result, more emphasis is on the story and characters, which is fine as long as both deliver, but they do not, mainly due to lack of logic and poor pacing in the films opening 30 minutes. Mr. Johnson struggles as well. We know he can be the determined tough guy, but the quieter moments and scenes that dont call for him to be too high or too low cause him trouble. He is getting better as an actor, though, and he has an enjoyable screen presence that should continue to serve him well. You can tell SnitchŽ is trying to be an insightful character study that examines how far well go for loved ones, but its not smart enough to be success-ful. Its a good idea for a movie, poorly executed. Q LATEST FILMS‘Snitch’ e p f l a dan >>The story is based on the real life of James Settembrino, who took matters into his own hands after his son Joey was arrested for selling drugs. For more, go online and check out the interview Mr. Settembrino did with “Frontline” on PBS. $50020% off Watch Batteries .JMJUBSZ5SBJMr4VJUFBt+VQJUFS 561 ‡746 ‡8186 Wide Selection of EmeraldsSome restrictions apply. With this MS coupon. Expires 03/14/13 The Only Wholesaler of Emeralds in FloridaSome restrictions apply. With this MS coupon. Expires 03/14/135(7$,/‡:+2/(6$/(‡'(6,*1‡-(:(/5

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Call Charlie at (561) 707-7078 B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Let us Host your next EventUnimited Wings & Pizza Buetwww.SHIPWRECKSPARTYCENTER.COM $BSEFMMPT1MB[B/PSUIMBLF#MWE#FUXFFO"MU""1SPTQFSJUZ tn North Palm Beaches #1 PARTY PLACE MINI GLOW GOLD GAMES & MORE Buy One Round of Glow Golf, Get One Round Free! Exp. 4-15-13 Maltz receives Roe Green grant, plans expansion SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced a major gift that will lead to an expansion prior to its 2013/14 season, Your Ticket to Great Enter-tainment.Ž Founding board member Roe Green and the Roe Green Foundation have offered a compelling challenge grant, in which $1.5 million will be donated toward a $2.5 million capital cam-paign. To complete the planned ren-ovations, the not-for-profit theater needs to raise the additional $1 mil-lion by March 28. With this extraordinary gift „ the second largest single contribution in the history of the Maltz Jupiter The-atre „ we are 60 percent closer to our goal of beginning construction to improve our facilities,Ž said Andrew Kato, producing artistic director, in a prepared statement. With atten-dance at 97 percent capacity last sea-son, our success has finally caught up to us and confirmed a positive trend at our theater: the need to grow. Now, we need ƒ help to make our dream of expansion a reality.Ž The theater plans to add 62 luxurious new seats in the existing second-floor space to create an upstairs club level lounge. This second floor reno-vation will include a private entrance, glass elevator, expanded lobby, bar and restrooms, all adjacent to the 62 new seats. Additional executive offices will also be added to the floor, bringing the majority of the staff together. The theater also plans to expand and upgrade the downstairs lobby, increase restroom capacity and add a much-needed standalone family restroom. Roe Green has been a major supporter of the theater for the past 10 seasons, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to meet this generous challenge grant,Ž said Tricia Trimble, managing director, in the statement. We know an expansion is necessary, and the addition of 62 seats in our the-ater will mean more than 7,000 addi-tional seats per season, and it has the potential to add more than $350,000 in earned revenue each year.Ž A Jupiter resident, Ms. Green is chief executive officer of the Roe Green Foundation. In addition to her position on the board of directors of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, she serves on the Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance Advisory Board, the foundation board of Kent State University, the board of Port-house Theatre and the board of the Cleveland Play House. She is also in the Governor s International Council of the Shaw Festival in Canada. She received a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado and a masters degree from Kent State University. We „ as a community of theater appreciators, artists, and donors „ have been able to achieve so much in a relatively small amount of time,Ž Ms. Green said. Like many others, I have fallen in love with this organi-zation and wanted to do something meaningful to keep it strong. My gift will fund 60 percent of the capital needed to complete the expansion, and I hope others are inspired to join me on this new journey that will strengthen the theaters future.Ž The architectural firm Designel has been chosen for the renovations. With national expertise design-ing performing arts facili-ties, their local designs include the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach Dramaworks and the Riverside Theatre. Based in Palm Beach County, their practice is focused on arts proj-ects across the country with budgets from $500,000 to $75 million. If the additional money is raised, construction will begin March 28 and be complete in early October. A plan is in place for the theaters staff to continue to work throughout the summer in office space next to the theater in Reynolds Plaza. The challenge grant was announced at the theaters Ten Event Gala, held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the theater. Tickets are now on sale now for the rest of the theatres 10th Anni-versary season, and subscriptions are currently on sale for the Theatres 2013/14 season, Your Ticket to Great Entertainment. For a complete sched-ule and tickets, call 575-2223 or visit see Q COURTESY PHOTO Roe Green, a founding board member of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and her foundation, are offering a challenge grant of $1.5 million for the expansion. PUZZLE ANSWERS


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B16 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY An Evening of Art, Music, and Dancing Under the StarsNo Admission Charge! Veterans Plaza 10500 N. Military Trail Saturday, March 9 7:00 … 9:30 p.m. + Dance Instruction + 7:00-7:30 by Ron Hughes + Art Exhibition in City Hall Lobby featuring: “Forever in Bloom” Paintings by Barbara Dave + Thank you to our kind sponsor: Phone: 561.630.1100 ZZZ3%*)/FRP‡5HF,QIR#3%*)/FRP Live Music on the Plaza byPalm Beach Symphony Beethoven concert set SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The Palm Beach Symphony will showcase one of the greatest compos-ers of all time when it performs An All-Beethoven ConcertŽ on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Mar-a-Lago. The program includes Beethoven s Symphony No.6, op.68, F major (Pastorale) and Symphony No.5, op.67, C minor. Tickets are available at or by calling 655-2657. This will be a spectacular concert in one of the most beautiful settings in the country,Ž Michael Finn, executive direc-tor of the Palm Beach Symphony, said in a prepared statement. Artistic Director of the Palm Beach Symphony, Ramon Tebar, who will con-duct the all-Beethoven program, has established himself as one of the most exciting Spanish conductors of his gen-eration. When he was appointed music director of the symphony in 2010, he was the youngest Spanish conductor to ever take charge of an American orchestra. He also serves as music director of the Florida Grand Opera, which makes him one of the youngest opera conductors in America and the first Spanish conductor of an opera company in the country. Born in Valencia, Spain, Mr. Tebar began his conducting career at the age of 15, as pianist and assistant for opera productions in his hometown. After graduating with honors and receiv-ing many awards while a student, he became assistant conductor of the Youth National Orchestra of Spain for two seasons. Since coming to the U.S., Mr. Tebar has split his conducting activities between symphonic and operatic reper-toire. The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony Society is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The symphony performs in a vari-ety of historically important venues on the island of Palm Beach, including the Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, and The Society of the Four Arts, in addition to performing at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Q Auditions March 16 for Jupiter players SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Atlantic Arts Theater has set auditions for the Jupiter Community Players and shows for the 2013-14 theater season. The Jupiter Community Players were formed in the fall of 2012 and are currently working on Lend Me a TenorŽ by Ken Ludwig that runs May 31 through June 2 at the Atlantic Arts Theater in Jupiter. The goal of the Jupiter Commu-nity Players is to provide performance opportunities and productions for the entire community to enjoy. Auditions will take place March 16 from noon to 4 p.m. and those interested in auditioning should call to schedule an appointment. Auditions are for actors ages 13 to adult and the theater season will consist of Brighton Beach Mem-oirsŽ to take place in August, Charles Dickens A Christmas CarolŽ in Decem-ber and two original works written by local authors, two musicals and a chil-drens theater production, with dates and show titles to be announced. Those interested in auditioning should have one or two one-minute monologues prepared and if interested in musical theater, have 16 bars of a song and sheet music. Actors are asked to provide a cur-rent headshot and resume if available. Atlantic Arts Theater is at 6743 W. Indiantown Rd. #34 Jupiter. For more information see or call 575-4942. Q Lake Worth players stage “The Foreigner” SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLake Worth Playhouse is presenting The Foreigner,Ž a comedy set in rural Georgia. The production is directed by Patti Storch-Goodrich, and features Jodie Dixon-Mears, the playhouses own artistic director, in the lead role of Betty Meeks. Set in a resort-style fishing lodge, this comedy revolves around two of its guests, Englishman Charlie Baker and Staff Ser-geant Froggy LeSueur. Charlie is so patho-logically shy that he is unable to speak. As way of explanation, Froggy claims that his companion is the native of an exotic country who does not understand a word of English. Before long, Charlie finds himself privy to assorted secrets and scandals freely dis-cussed in front of him by the other visitors. Preview night is Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.; tickets are $23 and $27. Opening night is March 1 at 8 p.m.; tickets are $28 and $32. Evening and matinee performances will run Feb. 2…March 17 at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m.; tickets are $26 and $30. Dinner and Show Night is Feb. 28 and includes a 6 p.m. dinner at Paradiso, an Ital-ian restaurant in downtown Lake Worth. Tickets can be purchased through the Lake Worth Playhouse Box Office at 586-6410 or online at The play-house is located at 713 Lake Ave in Down-town Lake Worth. Q COURTESY PHOTO Ramon Tebar leads the Palm Beach Symphony. The March concert will feature Beethoven’s music.


Port St Lucie Now Open 561-588-1820 | 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan Special group discounts for 10+ S hows an d performers su b ject to change. “I have never seen an audience go so totally wild.” PlaybillFebruary 21 March 31 at the S p e c i a l g r o u p d i s c o u A Broad’ s Way With Broadway March 4 & 11 starring Missy McArdleFebruary 25 starring Melissa Jacobson EXTENDEDBY POPULAR DEMAND TO MA Y 12 E NDED LA R DEMAND M AY 1 2 WaistWatchersThe Musical! A ˆ—¤ŽŽ‡†‘‹‰ –”‹„—–‡–‘‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡‰”‡ƒ–‡•–•‹‰‡”•‘ˆƒŽŽ–‹‡ ‘–‹••–Š‹•Š‹–’ƒ”ƒ†‡‘ˆ‰”‡ƒ–”‘ƒ†™ƒ›„‡Ž–ƒ†…‘‹…•‘‰•‡”›–Š‹‰•‘‹‰’‘•‡•‡†‹–Š‡Ž‘™•ˆŠ‡›‘—Ž†‡‡‡‘™›–Š‹‰n‘‡•Š‡‘—”‡n‘‘†–‘ƒƒ‘–ƒ‹›ƒ”ƒ†‡ “Clever...great energy...wonderful, four-part vocal harmonies that provide a fresh sound for these familiar songs....a tight, entertaining show!” Talkin’ Broadway ‡Ž‹••ƒrƒ…‘„•‘„”‹‰•„ƒ…•—…Šnƒ”Žƒ†…Žƒ••‹…•ƒ• The Trolley Song, Get Happy, You Made Me Love You, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, ‘”‡ FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 B17 Huge Selection of Faux Custom Florals, Trees and Home AccessoriesOur Goal is to exceed your expectations.... 561-691-5884 CRYSTAL TREE PLAZA1/2 mile south of PGA Blvd on US Hwy 1 64)XZt/PSUI1BMN#FBDI 0QFO.POo4BUoQNt4VOoQN BEACH READING‘Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp’ By Ann Kirschner(Harper, $27.99)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX Wyatt Earp is a fixture in American folklore. His dust up at the O.K. Corral is legendary, and dozens of books have been written about both the shootout and the man. On the other hand, almost nothing has been written about his com-mon-law wife, Josephine, and what little has been published is inaccurate. For example, I Married Wyatt EarpŽ by Glen Boyer and published by the University of Arizona press in 1967, more than two decades after Jose-phine s death, was withdrawn in 1998 because many of the so-called facts in the book could not be proven. Josephine, or Sadie as she was known to her friends, or Josie to Wyatt, was born in Brooklyn just before the Civil War. When she was 11, the Marcus fam-ily moved to San Francisco, where her father, Carl-Hyman, found work as a baker. Eventually, Josephine found her way to Tombstone, Ariz. There Josephine met deputy sheriff Johnny Behan, and less than eight months after they built a house together, she left him for Wyatt Earp. How Jose-phine and Wyatt met and exactly when they moved in together is not known with any accuracy. The fact is they did, and they continued to be a couple for almost half a cen-tury. The festering bad feelings between Earp and Behan erupted on Oct. 26, 1881, at the O.K. Cor-ral. It was one of the most famous gun-fights in the history of the Old West. Acclaimed author Ann Kirschner chronicles the nev-er-before-told story of this German-Jewish woman from New York and how she worked as a part-time actress and dancer who connected with one of the most famous lawmen of the frontier West. She brings Josephine out of the shadows to at last tell her story, a colorful and spirited tale of ambition, grit, adventure and self-invention, all set against the exciting backdrop of the panorama of the West. Q


JVYULKILLM‹WHZ[YHTP [\YRL`VMM[OLMYHTL IYPZRL[‹ZTVRLK ZO WP[HZr^YHWZ OVTLTHKLZV\WZ IYLHRMHZ[VTLSL[Z WHUJHRLZ‹ISPU[aLZ NS\[LUMYLLIYLHKZ Deli Selections .HYKLU:X\HYL:OVWWLZ‹ 54PSP[HY`;YHPS7HST)LHJO.HYKLUZ(7\ISP_7SHa H‹ 5>*VYULY4PSP[HY`r7.(‹^^^IV\SL]HYKNV\YTL[KLSPJVT Military Trail PGA Boulevard FREE >P-P FREE >P-P B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HOT FLASHERS Anxiety? Depression? Night Sweats? Insomnia? “Finally slept through the night” Lisa V.This class empowers women with the tools to help! A gentle yoga workshop for mid-life women. Monday March 4th 7:30-9 PM Jupiter$20. Call Marianne, Certi“ed Yoga Instructor561-676-9133 s/NLY3POTS!VAILABLE Books, books and more books (and some movies) Nick Flynn wrote a best-selling memoir, Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City,Ž about how he worked with the homeless and how, one night, his father, who d long ago abandoned him and his mother, came into the shelter after living on the streets. Then Paul Weitz made a movie about it. (Being FlynnŽ). And now Mr. Flynn has written a new mem-oir about what it was like seeing his memoir made into a movie. He calls it The Reenactments.Ž This is almost like standing in a hall of mirrors. Its also a great opportunity to see how one story looks in two different genres, with a behind-the-scenes look at what the author thinks of it all. It was, for Nick Flynn, a surreal experience to see Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore portray his father and mother, replaying scenes from his life. It was also painful, because the film deals not only because his fathers downward spiraling, but with the younger Mr. Flynns own struggles with alcohol-ism and drug addiction, and his mothers suicide. Flynns style is lyrical, yet gritty, as if a street-wise boxer discussing Walt Whitman or the sym-bolism in Moby-Dick.Ž His chapters are typically page-long paragraphs that often read like prose poems. He quotes everyone from Aristotle to Joan Didion to Samuel Beckett to Nietzsche. But his book is more than a retelling of how a movie was made about his life; its an examination of the nature of grief, consciousness, mov-ies and memory.Reading about readingOften, people love to read about their profession. I know that writers flock to books about writing, and reporters love to read books featuring newspaper people. Apparently, the same is true for readers. People who love to read love to read books about others reading. And they can do that in spades with Katie Wards debut novel. Girl ReadingŽ is a series of stories, each one based on a painting, photo or image of a woman with a book. The British author came to Naples recently to speak to Elaine Newtons Critics Choice book group at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Paying $34 each, more than 950 book lovers attended two sessions. In this age of aliteracy, I find that heartwarming. Ms. Ward said she sees her book as a novel, not a collection of short stories, and that its seven com-ponents are intended to be read in order. Their settings range from the 14th century to the year 2060. Two-time Booker Award-winner Hilary Mantel has called Girl Read-ingŽ a debut of rare individuality and distinction ƒ Ward is wise, posed, and utte rly original. Her eye and her words are fresh, as if she is inventing the world.ŽThat’s entertainmentIm currently reading Margaret Talbots book, The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Fathers Twentieth CenturyŽ ($28.95, Riverhead Books) and am simply relishing every word, every sentence. Im only halfway through, and already the list of people I want to share this book with is very long. Its a fascinating read, and anyone with an interest in acting, plays and movies would find themselves mag-netized by the stories. The writers father was Lyle Talbot, a Hollywood actor born in 1902. (He was almost 60 when his daughter was born.) Like many actors, he was a natural-born storyteller, and he also kept careful record of his career „ playbills, newspaper stories and reviews, photographs „ which made his daughters job much easier. But as she explains in her preface, This book is not a memoir, though my own memories are woven throughout, and its not a biogra-phy of my father, either, though his memories are the brightest fiber in it. Its an idiosyncratic history of how entertainment evolved in the twen-tieth century, and how ideas about character and personality „about what made a person interesting, attractive, worthwhile „ changed along with it. The way I tell that story is through my father and his life. So its also a book about being a working actor „ what it took, what he gave „ to make a life in twentieth-century show business. Ill always be grateful to my father for showing me that you could make a life „ and even a living „ doing what you loved, and that it was almost your duty to try. Even if what you loved was some feckless, creative pursuit that more practical people with better heads for money would try to talk you out of. Even if what you loved was a business that made stars „ and you never were one.Ž Though he never became a major Hollywood name, Mr. Talbot seemed to participate in every major impor-tant development in 20th century entertainment; as a boy, he traveled the country as a hypnotists assis-tant and then became an actor in a traveling troupe. (His first time on stage, he accidentally knocked out the leading man instead of just pretend-ing to hit him.) When Hollywood was in its infancy, he made a screen test and landed his first movie job in Love Is a Rack-et,Ž performing opposite Douglas Fairbanks Jr. He worked in other early talkies for Warner Brothers, and at the height of his career acted with stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple and Mae West. He later worked in B movies, including Ed Woods Plan 9 from Outer Space,Ž Jail BaitŽ and Glen or Glenda?Ž He appeared on television, playing neighbor Joe Randolph on Ozzie and Harriet,Ž as Police Commissioner Gordon in Batman and RobinŽ and as Lex Luthor in Atom Man vs. Superman.Ž Ms. Talbot, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has a way with words. Talking about pre-Code movies made in the early 1930s, she writes: But manyƒhave a rough energy that draws you in and rattles your teeth like a fast ride over potholed city streets.Ž And here, she describes her father waiting in the wings to go on stage for the first time: If nerves made you feel like you were one guitar string being plucked over and over, this felt like being strummed. Everything around him seemed louder, sharper, more vivid. There were lots of kids in the audience, and he thought he could hear them wiggling around on their squeaking chairs, pick out the patent-leather protest of their new Buster Browns. He could smell the sweet, sharp scent of the trampled grass on the tent floor. He could hear the summer night sounds outside „ crescendos of cicadas, a lazy wind plucking at the tent flaps. He could see the shine of stage makeup and perspiration on the leading ladys face as she rustled past him.Ž The EntertainerŽ is an incredible journey through the development of twentieth century entertainment „ and an unmistakable love letter to acting. Q ARTS COMMENTARY t p r t A nancy


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Cleveland Clinic Florida’s “Dare to be Dazzled” gala at Mar-a-Lago 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 14 10 12 11 1 Donald Trump, Patrick M. Park 2 Chris N. Kritikos, Kathy and Dr. Randall Starling 3 Sharon O’Neil, Beth Pine 4. Bob Rich and Mindy Rich 5. Nancy Beard and Gene Beard 6. Lauren Spilman and Steven Spilman 7. Raymond G. Perelman, Anita Cosgrove 8. Beth Lang and Sean Lang 9. Suzanne Hickey and Joe Hickey10. Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Sydell L. Miller 11. Carol Collins, Bruce Bent12. Kathryn Vecellio and Leo Vecellio 13. Charles Castor, Judith Grubman14. Lori Gendelman and Bruce Gendelman COURTESY PHOTOS/LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY


B20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY “CULTURE & COCKTAILS” conversation with legendary designer Iris Apfel, at the Colony Hotel 1 3 5 6 4 2 14 7 8 9 15 16 10 11 13 12 1 Debbie Calabria, Linda Paulsen, Christie Cannon, Lauren Mastics 2 Phyllis Verducci, Linda Wartow, Shirley Cowen, Bobbi Horwich 3 Charlotte Pelton, Iris Apfel, Rena Blades 4. Jason Arbuckle, Nick Gold 5. Jill Elisofon, Angela Culveyhouse 6. Rachel Grody, Elaine Kay 7. Confrey Phillips and Carole Phillips 8. Ricki Margolis, Myrna Hill 9. Maureen DeRose, Lee Campbell10. Maxine Marks, Donald Ephraim11. Deanna Stepanian, Leonard DeMaio12. Connie Rudy, Joannie Burner, Mary Anne Webber 13. Carl Apfel, Iris Apfel, Charlotte Pelton and Larry Pelton14. Mario Nievera, Ross Meltzer15. Andrea Stark, Richard Bernstein and Robin Bernstein16. Rena Blades, Bert Korman and Sallie Korman COURTESY PHOTOS


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B21FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Hosts Sixth Annual Palm Beach Wine Auction 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 14 15 16 10 17 18 19 20 12 11 1. Ted Mandes, Larry Forgione, Patrick Park2. Sonja Stevens and Mark Stevens3. Ted Mandes and Cindy Mandes4. Patrick Park and Lola Astanova5. Rod Fink and Madeline Fink6. Fotios Pantazis, Marjorie Fink, Lee Bell 7. Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein8. Martin Rivard, Christine Rivard, Gina Sabean and Jeff Sabean9. Sharyn Frankel and Stuart Frankel10. Barbara Golden and Jerry Golden11. Laurie Raber-Gottlieb and Steven Gottlieb 12. Stacey Levey and Mark Levy13. Shelley Menin and Craig Menin14. Jeffery Bland and Jane Mitchell15. Merrell Grant and Craig Grant16. Carolyn Sloane and Richard Sloane17. Ed Dudnyk and Margaret Dudnyk 18. John Preston and Monika Preston19. Dave Anderson and Kristen Norwood, Julie Khoury and Amin Khoury20. Ed Snider and Michael Troise COURTESY PHOTOS/CORBY KAYEÂ’S STUDIO


B22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY “An Evening of Palm Beach Casual,” the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation’s eighth annual dinner dance at Club Colette 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 9 10 1 Lori Gendelman and Denise Hanley 2 Bobby Leidy and Ashley Cherowitzo, Chris Leidy and Kendall Fabian 3 Sidney Kohl and Dorothy Kohl 4. Kim Donaldson and Axel Donaldson 5. Kristen Ray and Brian Ray 6. Dusty Sang and Joyce Sang 7. Gary Lickle and Michelle Henry 8. Frances Fisher and Sally Soter 9. Liza Pulitzer Calhoun and Sheila Fine10. Micah Ford and Rob FordCOURTESY PHOTOS


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B23The Dish: Baby back ribs The Place: Park Avenue BBQ & Grille, 525 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach; 842-7427. Or 236 U.S. High-way 1, Tequesta; 747-7427 The Price: $12.99 (half-rack) $19.99 (full rack) The Details: When you go to Park Avenue, you go for consistency. You know will be greeted with a smile and that the food will be the same quality each time you visit. The local restaurant chain s baby back ribs are no exception to that rule. They are tender, lightly smoked and finished on the grill to have a nice crust. The sides are nice, too. Crispy fries, cooked to order, fresh, meaty baked beans, and heavenly collards. And the slaw? Well, we know of Belgians „ folks who hail from the land of cole slaw „ who swear the Park Avenue slaw is their favorite. Its certainly one of ours, and has been for more than 20 years. Now, thats saying something. Q „ Sc ott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Eggs Benedict, fresh-squeezed juice, homemade soups and the sweet smell of pastries „ this is what Bruce Nierman creates at Gallery Grille. Everything is made from scratch here,Ž he says. We set out to serve a certain quality of food.Ž From the age of 5, Mr. Nierman, the owner of Gallery Grille, knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up „ a chef and restaurateur. Originally from Munster, Ind., Mr. Nierman began teaching himself how to cook while in high school. Although Mr. Nierman had a passion for cooking and the restaurant business, he attended Indiana University for undergraduate studies as well as law school for a year and a half. It was during law school when his dream of owning a restaurant became a reality and the Vienna Dog House was established, a breakfast and lunch restaurant. After moving to Florida in 1975, Mr. Nierman worked for Abbey Road for nearly 10 years, serv-ing as director of operations. In 1984, Mr. Nierman seized the opportunity to co-own the Backstage Restaurant and Lounge with actor Burt Reynolds. He was booking jazz acts and catering to a bar crowd. After an eight-year hiatus from the restaurant business and after meeting his wife, Jeanne, a pastry chef, Gallery Grille was born. Jeanne is not only my soul mate, but my spiritual partner,Ž he says. It was because of her skills and support that made me confident to be in the restaurant business again.Ž After opening 11 years ago, the couple has not only focused on homemade fare, but they have focused on making customers feel welcome. We create an environment where our staff wants to be here and our customers enjoy the atmosphere.Ž Name: Bruce Nierman Age: 65 Original Hometown: Munster, Ind. Restaurant: Gallery Grille, 383 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta Mission: Our mission has always been to serve fresh and homemade food in a friendly and homey environment.Ž Cuisine: American fare with an emphasis on breakfast, lunch and brunch. Training: Mr. Nierman is a self-taught chef and restaurateur. He gained culinary experience by working with many experienced chefs, which enabled him to open his first restaurant, Vienna Dog House, as well as work with Abbey Road for almost a decade. Mr. Nierman also opened The Backstage with Burt Reynolds in 1984. Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? I wear Eccos. I used to wear another brand, but halfway through the day my legs would start to ache. Once I found Eccos, Ive never gone back.Ž What is your guilty culinary pleasure? I would have to say, Im always eating our home-made french fries or our homemade home fries „ its partly for quality control, but also part self-indulgence.Ž What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef or restaurant owner? You have to be prepared to work a lot. This isnt the kind of business or job where you can phone it in or spend half of your day on the golf course. You have to love people „ it helps being a people person in this business, not just for the customers but also for the staff.Ž Q In the kitchen with...BRUCE NIERMAN, Gallery Grille BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus For Mother’s Day, take Mom to tea at the FlaglerNIERMAN COURTESY PHOTOS SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY The Flagler Museums Caf des Beaux-Arts will open specially for Mothers Day weekend from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 11 and noon to 3 p.m. May 12. Guests enjoy panoramic views of Lake Worth and the West Palm Beach skyline while dining on the Gilded Age-style lunch of tea sandwiches, scones, and. Each mother will also receive a special corsage, keepsake photo and a $10 gift card for the Museum Store. The Museum is at Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Call 655-2833 or visit for advance purchase. Tavern hosts fundraiser for co-op: The artists of the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth will create 200 uniquely decorated mugs for a fund-raiser sponsored by South Shores Tavern. The fundraiser, called a Mug-A-Thon,Ž will enable co-op gallery to survive its transition to a new loca-tion. The fundraiser will be held on 7 p.m. until closing March 8 and March 9. Heres the skinny: With a tax-deductible donation of $30 guests will receive a mug, a fill-up of beer at South Shores and wine at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and two evenings of music. Blues Dragon will play March 8 and Max DuBose and the M-Plants will perform March 9. Suzanne Canon and PinkSlip also will perform. The co-op, which has been at 605 Lake Ave., will move to 15 S. J St. in April. For information, call Joyce Brown at 215-205-9441 or email Gallery phone: 588-8344. Culinary celebration in Fort Lauderdale: The Museum of Discovery and Sci-ence will host its 18th Annual Wine, Spir-its and Culinary Celebration on April 5. Last years Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration set an attendance record, with more than 2,000 guests. It was the first year that spirits and craft beers were introduced. The highlights of the evening are tastings from nearly 50 of South Floridas leading restaurants, and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world. There also will be an assortment of craft beers to taste. Visitors can bid on some silent auc-tion prizes. Each guest also receives a complimen-tary Riedel wine glass. The evening will start off with a VIP Martini Reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. VIP guests can participate in a Champagne tasting with Cham-pagne Wayne.Ž The VIP evening concludes with exclusive access to the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort VIP Lounge to eat, drink and dance under the stars from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors open for VIP admission at 6 p.m. and to general admission at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $150 per person and general admission tickets are $85 per person. Presale tickets are available at a reduced rate until March 2, with VIP tickets reduced to $135 per person and general admission tickets reduced to $75 per person. For advance tickets, call (954) 713-0954 or online at The museum is at 401 SW Second St., downtown Fort Lauderdale. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY