The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 25, 1998 · Page 98
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 98

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, March 25, 1998
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1998 The Palm Beach Post m sl SECTION D INSIDE COMING UP Bagged salads offer just what the consumer of the '90s wants: convenience and freshness. THURSDAY IN FOOD WEEKEND PREVIEW Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich and Vincent D'Onofrio are The Newton Boys. PAGE 3D MartinSt. Lucie County Living J IV ACCENT r . : v J i'j s'J in filfi ftp w q ( f a., v - . -I' t 1 1 rr i " - Km LRIUCSJ j A 'k'X Heather Clark (left) and Wynsum Hatton , form the duo Lost Sister. ; Sisters in song to play at ArtsFest They're not sisters, but since Heather Clark and Wynsum Hatton met when they were students at Murray Middle School in Port Salerno, they've acted like sisters. And they have music in common. "Back then I played the clarinet and Wynsum played the flute in the school band," Clark said. "When we got to South Fork High School, we started a nameless all- IS. V f ""t ' , jt V . . "rr ;i III - f i - i r ; f girl rock band. "We were terrible," she said. Well, they're not terrible anymore. After going their separate ways in the mid-'80s (Clark to the U.S. Army and Hatton to the University of Florida), the women got back together and now call themselves the musical Jeri Butler L Jl r Ptiotos by BILL INGRAMStaft Photographer Brothers Paul and Robert Milhous collected more than 500 mechanical musical instruments over 40 years. Two Boca Raton brothers offer up their eclectic collection of mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade games to the highest bidders. duo Lost Sister. Hatton still plays the flute, but Clark switched to the guitar and composes their songs, which she describes as a cross between blues and folk. Lost Sister has been invited to perform this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at ArtsFest in Memorial Park in Stuart. ArtsFest '98, sponsored by the Martin County Council for the Arts, is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Stuart. Admission is $4, children under 12 free. There will be local and national musical acts, including the Dave Brubeck Quartet at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, art exhibits, food, crafts, dance and storytelling. Event celebrates women's history Last March the Indiantown Library was packed for the first symposium to celebrate Women's History Month. There were displays and speakers on topics from careers and finances to fashion and fitness. Tonight the second Women's Symposium will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. It's all free and organized by the staff of the library under the direction of Kathryn Lawrence. Good for you . . . and good for others Two weekend events for the physically fit will help others. The 4th annual Central Florida Cellular Flip Flop 5K run takes place on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at Jensen Beach, just north of the Holiday Inn Oceanside. Entries ire $15 and benefit the Florida Oceanographic Society. - On Friday and Saturday, you can walk, run or jog for the American Cancer Society's 24-hour Relay for Life at Martin County High School in Stuart or Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce. For information, call 287-7467. To share your news about people or events on the Treasure Coast, call Jeri at 223-3552, e-mail her, or write her at The Palm Beach Post, 2101 S. Manner Highway, Stuart, Fla. 34994. Please include any photos. f a e By Dale Fuchs Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Before there were stereos and synthesizers, juke boxes and talking pictures, there were magical mechanical musical instruments. Decades ago, these elaborate and elegant self-playing machines were all the rage in Europe. A mechanical "cafe organ" crowned the dance floors of 1930s Belgium. It was more than a mere organ: It carried drums and cymbals, an accordion and a saxophone. The instruments played all on their own, as though by magic or ghosts. It was cheaper than hiring a live band every night. An "orchestrion" graced the fine dining rooms and hotel lobbies of 1920s Germany. This high-class contraption contained three violins and a piano all playing on autopilot. It sounded like a symphony; it cost as much as a house. "Whatever will they think of next?" fashionable society marveled. By the early 1930s, the jukebox had silenced most of these musician-less instruments and shoved them into the has-been halls of history. But two printing company executives have brought these aging stars back to the limelight at their office in Boca Raton. For 40 years, brothers Paul and Robert Milhous have indulged an expensive hobby: they've collected more than 500 mechanical instruments everything from gramophones and organ grinders to those odd-yet-elegant orchestrions. The collection, according to Sotheby's, is one of the largest of its kind in the world. ' On Saturday, Sotheby's will auction more than 200 Please see INSTRUMENTS-) 'ji'" -r, si 1 w r 'v Crowds would ooh as the hand-carved figurines in this 1910 55-Key Dutch Street Organ rang bells in time to a circus song. CASHING IN ON OSCAR V.. V CAMP,1 ' Hunt Nicholson 0 Titanic . it 'I r-j " :. vvi : i , ' J Cameron H BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kim Basinger made $1 million for LA Confidential. The Oscar is certainly a boost to her career and will likely mean $2.5 million per role too late to appease her former creditors, though. BEST PICTURE: Titanic cost a whopping $200 million plus to make, but the win could mean upwards of $471 million at the U.S. box office. Bill Mechanic chairman of 20th Century Fox, will get to keep his job after all, despite greenlighting disasters from Speed 2 to Volcano. But how much can an Oscar help a movie that's already the highest-grossing ever? BEST DIRECTOR: James Cameron was paid zero, zilch, nada for directing Titanic because he waived his directing fees after the budget went berserk. But don't worry. Hell get up to $50 million on top of his seven-figure writing fee. The win cements his reputation as the new Spielberg and ensures that heU do whatever he wants. Possibility: a Planet of the Apes remake. The Watt Street Journal And the paycheck goes to . . . Now that they've won, using an admittedly unscientific analysis and a variety of Hollywood sources, here is an Oscar scorecard that shows you who stands to gain the most from winning: BEST ACTOR: Jack Nicholson was paid a mere $10 million for As Good As It Gets, less than his usual $15 million upfront fee. The win could mean he'll get . . . $15 million. He won't get any more money, but perhaps this will encourage him to stick to higher-caliber movies. BEST ACTRESS: Helen Hunt was paid $2 million for As Good As It Gets, but clearly she can handle more than just TV roles. The win could mean $6 million per role. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Robin Williams made $3 million for his role in Good Will Hunting, a substantial pay cut, but he got generous profit participation. The Oscar will restore some of his credibility after a number of bombs and could mean about $15 million for him. Bug Juice. Mystery meat. Greasy, grimy gopher guts. Must be time to find a summer camp. Read how you can submit information to be included in an upcoming Accent list of summer camps. PAGE 40 Williams Basinger

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