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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 104

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, September 13, 1999
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1 MSL THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 3D.I TODAY B Everglades and estuary restoration and ways to help the St. Lucie River will be the topic of discussion 6:30 p.m. at Palm City Recreation Center, Martin Downs Boulevard and Cornell Avenue. Presented by Tropical Trekkers Chapter, Florida Trail Association Inc. Call 286-4998. ' : . 1 Gentle fitness, 8 a.m.- n i. t n '7 zs xjy XS&J g& 8:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Jensen Beach, Log Cabin Senior Citizen Center, Langford Park, Jensen Beach. Includes stretching and strengthening plus 10 to 15 minutes of cardiovascular .""",'.' ' 1," ,;"V exercise. Participants must be 55 or older. Cost $2 per class or $5 per week. Call 220-3634. COMING TUESDAY " Square dancing, 7:30-9 p.m. at YMCA of Te-questa, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Beginner's lesson with professional caller Mike Doughty. Cost $4.. Cafl 748-4748. ' Duplicate bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at City of Stuart, Recreation Department, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Instructor Harold R. Mull, certified director and teacher. The format will allow novice players to compete with better players while also competing with players at their own level. Call 288-5335. Special interest group will demonstrate how to setup dialers, Internet Explorer, Netscape and communications programs 7:30 p.m. at Sandpiper Plaza (a half-mile south of Port St. Lucie Boulevard) on U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Sponsored by the Tri-County Computer User Group Inc., an organization dedicated to the knowledge and ideas related to computers. Call 335-8871. J ' H ? I f .. . J 1 ' 7 ' ' f Season's top trends are bohemian, urban, olive, orange By Anne-Marie Schiro ne New York Times NEW YORK Since the stores are currently stocked with new fall merchandise, this is a good time to ask retailers about their directions. "Our customer is looking for something new, something luxurious, something special," said Joan Kaner, a vice president and the fashion director of Neiman Marcus. Early bestsellers for Neiman Marcus include cashmeres in both knitwear and double-face woven fabrics, leathers and shearlings. "There's a lot of black and white," she said, "especially tweeds and patterns, plus camels and browns. And there's also color: orange, red and the whole family of greens." Among the early hits are a vicuna-colored cashmere twin set and a pony-printed hair-calf skirt by Michael Kors; a knitted jacket and leather skirt from Chanel; a black and white cowl-neck tunic sweater with tweed pants by John Galliano, and a black shearling coat with rough edges and a decidedly bohemian air by Donna Karan. The bohemian, ethnic, hippie style is a major trend that can make the wearer look like a gypsy or can be toned down to a romantic, feminine look with mere touches of decorative elements. James Aguiar, Bergdorf Goodman's fashion director for ready-to-wear, sees bohemian as one side of the fashion coin and a sleek urban look as the counterpart. ,'n "Each one can be at home in the.;; city," he said. "The urban sophisti- m cate dresses in a monotone blacky head to toe or white head to toe, or" camel. The bohemian mixes colors,. prints and textures. Boots are im- -,t portant for both looks." His suggestion for a wearable urban bohemian look is a raw silk skirt by Matthew Williamson bor-dered in velvet and beaded fringe, topped by a simple two-tone pull- .'. over. The city sophisticate is per-sonified by a white Calvin Klein suit', with a short jacket and a knee-length skirt. "An individual style filters through all of these looks," Aguiar " said. "The most important thing is, " there is no uniform. And color is im-; portant, finally. People are respond-', ing to color." ( At Barneys New York, Judy Col-' linson, an executive vice president, sees the bohemian influence in de-tails like embroidery, beading and appliques. She mentioned a Marni skirt trimmed with rows of flowers, shown with a red hair-calf jacket. At Henri Bendel, Ed Burstell, vice president and general merchandise manager, pointed out " -what he considers the trends of the Z season: "Animal prints are selling in.", cashmere, in fake fur, in coats and accessories, and they look terrific , ; with orange, one of the big colors. The other big color is olive in every-" thing from ponchos to coats." . -' . Sheri Wilson-Gray, Saks Fifth '." Avenue's executive vice president for marketing, came up with the fol-' lowing shopping list: something pa-';, shmina and something in hair calf, ; a poncho, boots and a status bag. LOOKING AHEAD D Heart disease, a lecture presented Dr. Laurence Watkins on how to take care of your heart and lengthen your life, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the main lobby at Martin Memorial Health Services, 1095 WAV; St. Lucie W. Blvd. (St. Lucie West), Port St: Lucie. Free. Call 223-4993. Advanced line dancing, 1 p.m. Thursday at The Council on Aging, Senior Campus, 2501 S.W. Bay-shore Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Suggested donation is $2. Call 336608. - "Nutrition and Health for the Cancer Patient: The Power of Functional Foods," a free community workshop presented by Christina Cantone, 3-4 p.m. Thursday in the second floor meeting rooms at Martin Memorial Cancer Center, 501 E. Osceola St., Stuart: Sponsored by Martin Memorial Cancer Center. Call 223-5945, Ext. 3711. - Monthly dance, 7 p.m. Friday at the Elks Club, Kanner Highway and U.S. 1, Stuart. The Association of Retarded Citizens of Martin County welcomes friends and guests for great music, food and fun. Suggested donation $2. Call 283-2525. . Coffee with Fort Pierce Mayor Edward G. Enns, 8 a,m.; Friday at Old City Hall, Fort Pierce. Enns will announce the three winners of the Mayor's Gold Hammer Award. Call 460-2200. Venezia Jean Clothing Co. for Lane Bryant stores. fashion confession Ah Not unless you're a washboard-abbed guitarist with Duran Duran. Or with Aerosmith Joe Perry has been known to carry it off particularly well. Otherwise, slip on a shirt underneath (anything from short-sleeved tees to long-sleeved sweats will do, depending on -what you're after and how hot it is outside). Qa Vests are all the rage, and I've noticed some folks wearing them without shirts. (Exhibit A: A washboard-abbed guitarist at the recent Duran Duran concert in Sunrise.) Is this a look I can get away with? ifeio-looking-back attitude' ' r If? z ' W) g COSTNER From ID a mystical mood piece. Bull Durham is about this minor leaguer; with all the glory and hilarity and sensibility of that, and ultimately it's about a man and a woman who were made for each other. BE-im iv y XS L,.; j ; a i ' mr""'!-- ' M' " M ' Gus Sinski (John C. Reilly, left), the Detroit Tigers catcher, is best friend and confidant to pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner). "Billy Chapel, the pitcher at the end of his career in For hove $ of the Game, is the greyhound in die group, this person on his ; way to the Hall of Fame. He's ; almost a kind of throwback. And as the game proceeds he's exam- ining his life." (Much of what he J examines in flashback is his prickly but loving on-off relational ship with a Manhattan-based $ magazine writer and single mom i played by Kelly Preston.) Z "When I got the script, what I wanted to do was make it tougher, make him more blem- 1 ished, because I think it's easy t to make him a golden boy. I 2 think you like him better when j he's fierce, at least I do. It's j more interesting to me that a guy can be like that and then be I weak at the end." For Love of the Game, with its Z view of American male solitari- ness crafted into the inning-by- inning dramajs more than just I your usual baseball movie, in 1 other words, and more than just - your usual boy-girl story. "I would have had reservations 3 about making another movie Z with a baseball background if I Z were trying to plan a career," Costner adds. "But I'm not. ' When I read something I like, I 2 have a no-looking-back attitude, Z a real killer instinct about here's what I want to do. I still haven't done a movie for a paycheck." Z Costner ambitious, stubborn Z What about personally? "Personally, my thinking has about motivations and details and how best to make a given scene or moment work. Length wasn't the bone of contention it has been in some Costner films. "This is a two-hour-and-15-minute movie," Costner says, "and I haven't yet made a movie that some people didn't want to get to the plot of quicker. But I also haven't read a book in my life that I loved that it didn't take until page 60 or 100 to really get into" Learning to pitch at 50 In For Love of the Game, the most dramatic moment isn't a big strikeout. It comes when the pitcher played by Costner hits a trough, is pitching on fumes, and goes 3-and-0 on a batter in the eighth. The question isn't whether he can do something resoundingly heroic but whether he can just get the next pitch over the plate with something on it. "I mean, percentages are for people who talk about stuff thev don't understand," Costner adds. "Anybody can get to the Hall of Fame pitching at 100 percent. Anybody. It's the guys who learn how to pitch when they're at 50 Percent who go to the Hall of ame. When their fastball's gone and their curve's turned (bad) those are the guys that go. Because very rarely do we get to operate at 100 percent. You have family, you have medical problems, you have financial problems, you have personal problems, and you still have to go to work. And you maintain a level of professionalism and One thing that makes Costner a throwback to such Hollywood archetypes as, say, Gary Cooper is the fact that for better or worse, he's unapologetically his own man. If he weren't, he'd have folded his tent and walked away from Dances With Wolves, which almost everyone told him would end in disaster. He's inner-directed, stubborn, but loyal to old friends and associates and especially to family. And there's more of him than is immediately apparent in For Love of the Game, beyond his genuine involvement with baseball as a game to which he came late but plays remarkably well, especially for a 44-year-old. Your average major leaguer, let alone your average Hollywood star, would be hard-pressed to meet the demands Costner did during the film shoot at Yankee Stadium last fall. "Probably the fastest I threw was 87, 88 miles an hour," he says. "I didn't throw 87 to the hitters, though. I threw about 81 because I was afraid to let it go. I only threw in the high 80s when I was warming up. But when the batter stood in there, they were in a minor league system, and I could have hit them just as easily as not, so yes, I did cut back a little." Ask him about this or that detail in the film, and Costner relishes the discussion. Certainly there were many discussions during the shoot. However, director Sam Raimi has said they were not about ego but fell WW CD n had to alter itself because I'm living a more independent life " Costner says, referring to the she years since his divorce. As to "how my personal life has changed over the last few years, I don't really have that wrapped up in the way that I have some of the other questions I feel I can handle." Suffice it to say that Costner's character in the movie is not portrayed as a paragon, and that he brings some of his off-the-field troubles on himself just as CostnJtr in his own life .lias, as he always acknowledges.

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