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Ideas or comments? Call Lifestyle Editor Kevin Isaacson (414)431-8216 I'd) Green Bay Press-Gazette On fashion Skirting the issue In the molasses-moving world of menswear, some trends are so darn wacky .they fall off the cut-ting edge. Take men's skirts. Please. We know what you're thinking: Real men don't wear skirts. But top Eurc-fash designers Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano sport designer kilts and sarongs costing $750 and up. So does model Donovan Leitch, son of '60s folk singer Donovan. Even late great grungemeister Kurt Cobain wore wife Courtney's baby dolls in an occasional music video. And on a recent Saturday Night Live performance, one of Janet Jackson's boy dancers bopped in a schoolgirl kilt. Even Donna Karan is pushing macho-skirts. She offers a swell pinstripe sarong for fall business meetings. OK, OK. Skirts for men aren't exactly storming the office. But they are showing off in hip dance clubs, where outrageous garb is the norm. , Will Mr. Average Joe feel comfortable in a skirt? Hollywood talk show host Steve Edwards and his crew recently modeled skirts on L.A. Live. The garments were courtesy of I. Magnin, San Francisco and L.A. Says I. Magnin spokeswoman Shirley Wilson, "Men's skirts are selling so fast we've already had to reorder." What were the real TV guys' reactions? Mixed. How about the . . . er . . . underpinnings? L.A. Line's guest trend analyst Tom Julian notes: "One guy wore his swimsuit, one wore boxer shorts and another wore gym trunks. To the best of our knowledge, no one went bare." In the bastion of pinstripes, . v Washington, D.C., Off Gear u sell-. ; ing skirts like crazy. So far, none have been spotted in the halls of Congress. More guys try them on than buy them, admits Off Gears Marcia Wong. Who buys? "Gay guys. And guys brave enough to wear hot pants." Michael Skidmore of Barneys in New York says: "The trend started two years ago on the beaches. It's meant to be a fun, casual and easy style. It's not meant to be taken seriously." - Gannett News Service Sexual abuse: A new support group for sexual abuse will begin at Recovery Works, 906 E. Walnut. It will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Group membership is free. For more information, call Sue at 435-5742 or Recovery Works at 432-6400. Staff reports Introductions: Things could happen when Great American Children's Theatre Company of Milwaukee presents eight daytime performances of Anne of Green Gables Monday through Thursday at the Weidner Center. "A lot of adults come to see our plays," says producer Teri Solomon Mitze. "They either come by themselves or they come with the children. . "Once they've gotten into that 1 building and they understand that it's a very friendly building and they like what they see they're more inclined to come back. "By doing children's theater in Green Bay at this beautiful center, we're introducing a lot of people to this facility who might not have ever been there before." Warren Gerds 1 Readers1 corner Brennen Frisque of Suamico looks like quite a little slugger. His parents are Carl and Kim Frisque. Send photos for publication consideration to , Readers Comer, Green Bay PrBSS-Gazette, P.O. Box 19430, Green Bay, Wis. 54307-9430. 1 I g nnrl Dewey Rosman is leaving the school band room but not the stage By Warren Gerds Press-Gazette Dewey Rosman is retiring from teaching music after 40 years. But he's not about to hang up his horn. "It's also my hobby," he says. "I'll continue with the hobby." Some hobby. The Green Bay City Band, Green Bay Packer Band, Alvin Styczynski, Romy Gosz, River City Six. Rosman has played trumpet with them all. And the Green Bay Symphony, Gene Heier, Last of the Big Bands, the Cerebral Palsy telethon band, Bay City Swing, bands for Holiday on Ice and circuses, the Flint (Mich.) Symphony, the Pete Peterson Combo, show bands for such stars as Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis and Bobby Vinton and more. Free-lancing has been the Rosman way. He plans to sustain that. "What I enjoyed throughout my career was being able to play and at the same teach," says Rosman, 62. "As the old joke goes, you can still keep your day job and work nights." A local native, Rosman has taught at a cj ft a mmsmsm-A She hopes By Kendra Melnert Press-Gazette On Wednesday night, Christine Reinhard will sit down in front of the TV set in her rural Clintonville home to watch 1112 of the most important minutes of her life. If her instincts are right and her prayers answered, those 11 12 minutes of television will help her find the husband who disappeared from her life more than eight months ago. Unsolved Mysteries, the popular NBC prime-time program that explores real-life crimes and mysteries, will air a segment at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Channel 11 about Reinhard's missing husband, Craig Williamson. Williamson, 49, disappeared Sept. 1, 1993, while on a business trip in Colorado Springs, Colo. His credit cards were later found in El Paso, Texas, and his rental car showed up in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities have speculated he may be dead or in deliberate hiding, but Reinhard believes otherwise. She thinks he was attacked, his credit cards and car were stolen, and he suffered a hit on the head that erased his memory. She's convinced he's alive and possibly liv- E5f Flint, Green Bay Premontre High School and, for the past 27 years, at Washington Middle School. Rosman will take a few bows this week when Washington presents two cabaret band shows. Tuesday, 160 sixth graders play. Thursday, 170 seventh and eighth graders play. Starting time for both free concerts is 6:30 p.m.. They'll will be held outside if the weather cooperates or in the cafeteria if it doesn't. Rosman likes teaching the middle-school age group. "The kids like the social " aspect of of music," he 'vsays. Us like playing t on a team. "You can throw a baseball against J the barn, and it's fun. But the real fun is when you get on the team. That s why band instruments have been so popular." In his 40 years, Rosman 1 r mmmhwi u i h v. " ? years, Rosman t : . -'" t J i Mease see nosmanu-3 ' - t 1 .! IT TV show will help solve mystery If you want to tune in , What: Unsolved Mysteries When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: NBC (Channel 11, Green Bay ing in Washington (the state he considers home) but is unsure of who he is. After months of waiting and searching on her own, Reinhard hopes the national exposure her husband's story receives on Unsolved Mysteries will bring him home to her. "I just can't wait to see it," Reinhard said. "My anxiety level is right off the chart, but I have a really good feeling that this is going to do it.'TA Unsolved Mysteries producers spent more than a month piecing together Williamson's story. On March 31, they flew a film crew to the couple's now-defunct Waupaca County fish farm to do a sit-down interview with Reinhard. In April, they flew her to Colorado Springs, where they filmed scenes in the same Super 8 Motel room from which Williamson last called his wife. Reinhard also traveled with the crews to Seattle to Check it out Wildlife Day: Today, noon-4 p.m., Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanctuary Road, Green Bay. Events Include up-close photo sessions with the animals, appearances by Rusty the Chipmunk and Smokey Bear, a 1 p.m. slide presentation of Walk With Nature, a 2 p.m. puppet show, demonstrations of animals being rehabilited for the wild and games. Free. Evening of Indian Classical Music: Tuesday, 8 p.m., Lawrence University Rivervlew Lounge In the Union, Appleton. Concert features Bhaskar Chandavarkar, assisted by Nin Chandavarkar, Dane Richeson and Joe Foumier. 832-6749. - Staff reports has seen an ebb and flow in school music. "Electronics have changed things a lot," he says. "Styles of music have changed things a lot. But, gosh, if you just want to look at sheer numbers alone, we're getting bigger and bigger and bigger here. "The Green Bay system is growing vocal, instrumental. Look at the size of this new band room. We've got 360-some kids in band alone enrolled for next year. Add to that chorus kids, orchestra. A lot of kids are involved." Rosman has no head count on the number of students he's taught over time. Some went on to do interesting things. Richard Zellner rose to a high symphonic post in Los Angeles. Tim Quigley today is director of Bayfest. Kurt Rothe is executive director of the Weidner Center. "One of the most interesting things I played in the last couple of years was the opening of the Weidner Center," Rosman says, "That was just fantastic." He's also enjoyed the travel music has spawned. "My wife (Mary Lou) and I have been to Europe a half a dozen times," he says. They've been to Poland and China with the Green Bay City Band, Poland and Czechoslovakia with Alvin Styczynski, Austria and Romania with the Neenah City Band and Germany with Bay City Swing. Rosman and his wife Will still blow his horn: Dewey Rosman won't be putting down his trumpet ' any time soon. He's retiring from teaching at Washington Middle School, but wants to keep performing with area groups. 1 v "1 hrt- ... , 1 1 I I " V v J l A recreate a scene of a possible Sept. 15 sighting of Williamson on an Amtrak train. In addition to live filming, Reinhard also provided the program with video footage from their 1990 wedding in Lake Tahoe, Nev., and clips from a story Green Bay television station WLUK did on the couple's Three Corners Aquafarm in February 1993. "There's going to be a lot of walking, talking Craig, so that will definitely enhance the possibility of someone making a positive identification," Reinhard said. Reinhard has not seen the segment that will air, but she was impressed by the crew's sensitivity and professionalism. "I can't say enough about how good they were to me," she said. "They realized I wasn't acting. This is my life. It was very stressful for me. I was sick the entire time. There's just so much hinging on it." Reinhard plans to watch Unsolved Mysteries with friends. She'll sleep if she can with a portable phone by her bed all night. Any tips generated by Unsolved Mysteries are called into an 800-number at a central office. Calls that sound especially promising will be forwarded to Colorado authorities and Reinhard, who also will receive a transcript of every call taken. t TV highlight Seasons ot the Heart The movie airs at 8 p.m. on NBC (Channel 11, Green Bay). A publisher's ordered lifestyle Is thrown Into chaos when she Is forced to raise the child her daughter abandoned. Carol Burnett stars. Complete TV listings are In TV Week. Soap opera updates, movie reviews. Call 24 hours a day. 1-900-773-6000 Then dial 4 950 per minute. Touchtone callers only.. Sunday, May 22, 1994 Weidner : ; musicals i are hot Subscribers buy; : more than 8,300 packages; single-ticket sales open on Monday By Warren Gerds Press-Gazette The Weidner Center is stepping briskly into the next phase of its five-musical Theatre Season. -; Monday, armed with expanded ticket-office hours and four more telephone lines, the center opens sales to single ticket buyers. The general public can buy tickets to any of the shows. ; To date, sales were to sub- ; 1 scribers and members only. Result: The ticket office has been going "nuts." '. More than 8,300 subscriptions were sold. ; The goal was 6,000. Four of the shows run for eight performances Camelot (June 21-26), Cats (Aug. 23-28), The Sound of Music (Sept. 13-18) and Les Miserables (Jan. 3-8). The Will Rogers Follies runs five perfor- . -mances (March 24-26). "There are still plenty of seats left," says Ellen Rosewall, director of marketing and public relations for the center. "We starfted with upwards of 14,000 seats available for each run of a show a (except The Will Rogers Follies). "My suggestion to people is to plan on being flexible in the night they want to go or where they can sit in the auditorium." Saturday night is the most popular. Absolutely, Rosewall says. i "For example, Saturday night for Camelot we have 200 seats left. And those are probably up in the higher balcony." For long-run shows, between 4,500 Les Miz) and 7,000 tickets are available for each show, Rosewall says. The Will Rogers Follies has 3,000 left. Group salefa have been brisk, and more are expected, she says. Where the sales have come from is "real mixed," she says, noting there hasn't been time to do a detailed study. "We're getting from all over the state and a lot from Upper Michigan and a lot from northern Wisconsin," Rosewall says. "We've had a lot from as far away as Milwaukee and Madison." But most out-of-town sales point north, she says. The Weidner Center is in the first year of a partnership with Jujamcyn Theatres to put on large-scale touring musicals. Jujamcyn, which operates five theaters in New York City, also presents musicals in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Jujamcyn has found subscrip- Please see TicketsD-3 I V7 1 k A I dstttlisEiri Press-Gazette photo by John Roemer As he was: Christine Reinhard is shown last summer with her husband, Craig Williamson. Reinhard is also preparing herself for the ' possibility that no new leads will come. "If the show doesn't find him, I'm going out there (Washington) to continue to look for him. I'll pack up what I can, find a job and a place where the dogs and I can be comfortable and look for him. I'll just do what I have to do." Judith Krantz has a leaner style D-4 7- h-f. 1 i i J i

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