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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 106

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TGIF The Palm Beach Post DECEMBER 5, 1997 Page 15 fPM i it it tint , r, jsM i ! 5 5 5 1 '"""1 I: IN TOP TEN i k tec-. 1 -- sly", i -1 V yfi i IS M " K MP . 19 irtL-i S. FLORIDA SINGLES According to WHYI, 100.7 FM: -Fly V The top records of the week, according to Billboard magazine's national survey. I NATIONAL SINGLES - Candle In the Wind 1997 Elton John 2 You Make Me Wanna . . . Usher 9 How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes 2 Tubthumping Chumbawamba 3 Show Me Love Robvn How Do I Live ' Leann Rimes 4 My Body To Love You More ' Celine Dion . 4 Seasons of Loneliness 5 My Love is the Shhhh! .Qnmethin' fnr the Ppnnlo 1 Boyz II Men 1 1 Don't Want to Wait Tuothumping Chumbawamba Paula Cole 8 Foolish Games Jewel j Show Me Love Robvn 'OVERGROWN STRING QUARTET': With no conductor, the 12 members of I Musici, an Italian chamber music group, must work together to maintain the tempo. 45 years later, U.S. catches on to the music of I Musici Whilp thpsp Havs wp havp hprnmp arrnc- HHBBBaiiHiiiHHB While these days we have become accus I Push 1 Matchbox 20 8 Feels So Good Mase 1 A Together Again ' Janet Jackson , All Cried Out ' Allure I n I Will Come To You u Hanson tomed to hearing Vivaldi's Four Seasons accompanying car commercials, there was a time when the music was considered fresh and unfamiliar. You can thank I Musici for that. The 45-year-old Italian chamber music group, whose name literally translates as "The S. FLORIDA ALBUMS According to sales figures from Peaches retail outlets. 1 R U Still Down? A2Pac t Sevens Garth Brooks 3 Live Erykah Badu Musicians, was playing the work of Vivaldi and his contemporaries (Corelli, Tar-tini, Rolla, etc.) long before it became fashionable. Some even credit them with starting the trend. m Higher Ground Barbra Streisand Let's Talk About Love 1 Celine Dion NATIONAL ALBUMS Reload Metallica a Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion a Higher Ground Barbra Streisand A Live Erykah Badu e Come On Over a Shania Twain e Inspirational Songs LeAnn Rimes j Snowed In Hanson a Tubthumper Chumbawamba 9 Harlem World Mase aV 1 The group is still in busi-Va' 1 ness, with three of its 12 Bm fcii-.inii.iil i u :ti - Levert.Sweat.Gill LSG 6 ungniiu iiiciiiucia sun a (jiu of its ranks. As part of a rare American tour, it performs at the Society of the Four Arts on Wednesday. The Charles Passy Classical musicdance RHYTHM & BLUES My Body 1 LSG 10 Levert.Sweat.Gill LSG m My Love is the Shhhh! Somethin' for the People 3 You Make Me Wanna . . . Usher 4Butta Love Next e Sock It 2 Me The Rain Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot B I MUSICI: At the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $20 and $25. Phone: 655-7226. Randall and Klugman were in South Florida to head a new production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys that's Broadway bound. So, it was time for Villella to do a little catching up. He gave the show a thumb up. As for memories of that episode, Villella says, "It was joke after joke on and off camera. And I got very famous after with New York cab drivers, who kept asking, 'Didn't I see you on The Odd Coupler " B Live from New York: It's Saturday afternoon (at the Met) . . . It's that time of the year again: The Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network kicks off its annual live broadcast series with Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The production, led by James Levine, features Carol Vanness and Anne Sofie von Otter, among others. In the weeks to come, the Saturday series will spotlight the familiar (Puccini's Turandol and Madama Butterfly, Verdi's R Trovatore, Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg) and the lesser-known (Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Janacek's The Makropulos Case). The schedule runs through April 18, with start times varying depending on the length of the opera. The Met broadcasts can be heard locally on WTMI-FM 93.1, WQCS-FM 88.9 and WDBF-AM 1420. B Bernstein on the block . . . Forget Princess Di's dresses and Picasso paintings. The hot items at Sotheby's next week belong to the late conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. The New York auction house will put bits and pieces of the Bernstein estate on the block on Wednesday and Thursday. Expected to fetch the highest price is a Bosendorfer grand piano, inscribed in Bernstein's own hand. Other noteworthy offerings: an autographed copy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967 book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?-, several Japanese silk robes Bernstein used to wear after concerts; and an Al Capp cartoon of the conductor in action. Oh, and if you're in the market for a nice Picasso, Bernstein owned a 1957 lithograph that's also for sale. Proceeds are expected to reach $500,000, a portion of which will go to the Bernstein Education Through the Arts Fund (BETA). ' . , 6 Feel So Good Mase 7 What About Us ' Total e The One I Gave My Heart To Aaliyah COUNTRY SINGLES I Love Gets Me Everytime Shania Twain 2 Something That We Do Clint Black 3 From Here to Eternity Michael Peterson m Long Neck Bottle Garth Brooks 5 Today My World Slipped Away George Strait 6 Watch This Clay Walker m Between the Devil and Me Alan Jackson. program focuses on the Italian Baroque and features you guessed it Vivaldi's Four Seasons. "I've played it hundreds of times, they've played it thousands," says principal violinist Mariana Sirbu, whose six years with the group qualify her as a relative newcomer. But she says boredom is not a factor: "I still think it's one of the most beautiful works of music." Sirbu describes I Musici's method as that of an overgrown string quartet. The group has no conductor, and although Sirbu is generally in charge of setting the tempo, the players function like a small team. "Everybody is doing his part and trying to match with the others," she says. But does I Musici play anything other than Italian Baroque? "We play everything," Sirbu insists, noting that the group's repertoire goes all the way to Webern and the contemporary Italian film composer Nino Rota. "It's very difficult" to pigeonhole the group, Sirbu says. B . A sitcom reunion . . . What was Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Edward Villella doing at the Coconut Grove Playhouse the other night? Visiting his old buddies Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, that's what. Close followers of The Odd Couple may recall that the New York City Ballet star once did a guest appearance on the much-beloved sitcom, with Randall (aka Felix linger) trying to steal the spotlight from Villella (playing himself) in a school performance; Klugman (aka Oscar Madison) is the unfortunate intermediary." 9 Everything Mary J. Blig ge i a4 Seasons of Loneliness v Boyz II Men . GOLDEN OLDIES No. 1 hits from 1 0 and 20 years ago this week, according to Billboard magazine: 10 Years Ago: Heaven Is A Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle 20 Years Ago: You Light Up My Life Debby Boone a Land of the Living ' Pam Tillis I The Rest of Mine Trace Adkins 10 Please The Kinleys

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