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Olympic champion Ryan Lochte opens up about life--and love--after Rio SINK OR SWIM A GLOBAL DESTINATION FOR FOUR SEASONS OCEANFRONT LIVING FORT LAUDERDALE WHERE LUXURY AND LEGENDARY FOUR SEASONS SERVICE COMBINE TO CREATE A LIFESTYLE UNLIKE ANY OTHER ON FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH. NADIM ASHI Founder & Chairman Fort Partners Creating a team of world renowned visionaries was a key part of our development plan to make Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale a new global destination. TARA BERNERD Interior Designer London MARTIN BRUDNIZKI Hospitality Designer Stockholm London New York KOBI KARP Architect Miami FERNANDO WONG Landscape Architect Palm Beach Hamptons A LIMITED RELEASE OF ONE-TO-FOUR BEDROOM R E S I D E N C E S A R E C U R R E N T L Y AVA I L A B L E FORT525RESIDENCES.COM 1.954.363.0000 ARTIST RENDERING Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the Developer. 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ON T HE O CE AN OF T HE O CE AN Starting from the 900 000s 954.781.9700 Sabbia Beach Sales Gallery 723 North Ocean Boulevard Pompano Beach Developed by Architecture by Interior Design by Exclusive Sales and Marketing by LMG COM LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 OM M 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES SWIMMING CHAMPION RYAN LOCHTE REFLECTS ON LIFE AND LOVE AFTER HIS TUMULTUOUS SUMMER IN RIO COMING UP FOR AIR 26 ENJOY A FIRST LOOK AT THE EXCLUSIVE JEWELS INSIDE THE NEW TIFFANY & CO. BLUE BOOK. INTO THE WILD 30 34 A BRONX TALE CHAZZ PALMINTERI TALKS ABOUT HIS ENDURING PLAY ON THE EVE OF AN UPCOMING SHOW. ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 8 12 14 16 18 EDITOR S LETTER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOUR TOWN NEWS & NOTES SKIN DEEP CANCER ANSWER THE FIND GAS STATION FARE MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM ON THE COVER 22 43 46 48 CLOSE UP POSITIVE POCKET TOP OF THE BLOG ACCESS LIFESTYLE LIFESTYLE LIVE Photographer Eduardo Schneider Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte shot on location at David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie This page Lochte with his 6 Your home is a sanctuary and should be as beautiful as you can imagine. Let California Closets design a custom system just for you and the way you live and help make your dream home a reality with our exclusive materials and exceptional designs. Visit our showroom or call us today to arrange your complimentary design consultation. BOCA R ATO N 302 S. Federal Highway 954.946.2218 LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 7 EDITOR S letter Back in 1993 the Miami Dolphins defense was led in spirit by a fiery outside linebacker named Bryan Cox. In addition to leading the team in tackles the third-year standout from Western Illinois University gained NFL-wide notoriety for his emotional outbursts including an incident in Buffalo when he flipped off Bills fans with both middle fingers. After drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during a late-season loss and then getting into a shouting match with an official following the game one Miami sports columnist wrote that Cox needed psychiatric help. The Monday after that game I asked to speak to the then-25-year-old. I was in my second year as a beat writer covering the Dolphins for Gannett News Service. Cox and I had developed a decent rapport as far as sports writers and athletes go. He had been brutally candid with me in the past including some jaw-dropping revelations about growing up on the crime-riddled streets of East St. Louis-- and the drug dealers who recognized his talent protected him and helped him through college. A member of the Dolphins public relations team led me into a locker room that was empty except for Cox. He invited me to take a seat next to his locker after some small talk he began speaking in hushed tones about the letters he had been receiving that year. Hate letters from anonymous strangers. Racist attacks. Ugliness directed at his wife and children. Death threats. He reached into his locker and showed me one of the notes there was no return address but the postmark read Buffalo. The hate he said had changed him. The next day I wrote a column about my conversation with Cox suggesting among other things that armchair psychiatrists shouldn t rush to judgment without knowing the entire story. I was reminded of that interview as I waited to speak to Ryan Lochte for this month s cover story. Lochte who has Fort Lauderdale connections through his agent was in town to shoot a TV commercial for Broward-based Lifestyle was fortunate enough to gain an exclusive sit-down with the Olympic swimmer who made international headlines for all the wrong reasons at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte admits that his misadventure at a gas station in Brazil changed him. But as always there s more to the story. See for yourself. And enjoy the March issue. Kevin Kaminski Group Editor 8 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM CD CLIVE DANIEL inspiration star ts re he A e Tal HOME w it ha T le of T o Designs... a w Named BEST COMPANY IN THE USA by Furniture Today Winner of over for design excellence NAPLES FL 2777 Tamiami Trail N Naples Florida 34103 239.261.home (4663) BOCA RATON FL 1351 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Boca Raton Florida 33432 561.440.home (4663) LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 9 From freckles to frown lines... Choose a dermatologist for the life of your skin. 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Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 2017 Lifestyle Magazines are published by Lifestyle Media Group all rights reserved. Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly. All contents are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without written consent from the publisher. The advertiser is solely responsible for ad content and holds publisher harmless from any error. BOCA RATON 950 GLADES ROAD 4TH FLOOR 561.955.8885 BOYNTON BEACH 9897 HAGEN RANCH ROAD 561.364.7774 WWW.SIPDERM.COM 10 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM FLORIDA S LARGEST JEWELRY STORE With over 100 Jewelers and Fine Watch and Diamond Dealers offering the items you want at prices that beat ANYWHERE for over 35 years. 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When March 3 19 (20 total performances) Where Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach The Music Man MEET THE MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BY ALYSSA FISHER The Phantom of the Opera onstantine Kitsopoulos fills his schedule well in advance with national and international symphonies operas and Broadway productions but Festival of Arts Boca has remained a constant over the past decade for the renowned conductor. The people are just wonderful to work with he says during a telephone call from his home in New Jersey. And you can t beat the weather. The 11th annual Festival of Arts a two-week showcase of Boca Raton s vibrant cultural scene will be Kitsopoulos seventh as music director. He leads the team responsible for the musical programming portion of the festival at Mizner Park Amphitheater from March 2 11. On days without music there s the Author & Ideas series which includes presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham on March 6. There was no overarching musical theme this year but early on Kitsopoulos and his collaborators had performances in mind such as Puccini s La Boheme. Kitsopoulos will conduct the Boca Symphonia as it performs the Opera for the 99 Percent on March 4. C The presentation of La Boheme is special to me he says. I grew up in the opera house. My mom was an opera singer. My daughter is a singer. This is one of my favorites. One of the festival s biggest draws is sure to be the March 11 presentation of the 1964 hit comedy movie The Pink Panther -- accompanied by a live orchestra. The film will be projected above the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra as it performs Mancini s Grammywinning score. I do a lot of different films with orchestras around the country and this is one that I ve actually been involved in putting together from the ground up says Kitsopoulos who will conduct. To hear the music live is really cool. Just the theme song alone is pretty iconic. Kitsopoulos already is planning the 2018 festival since big names are booked three or four years in advance. He gets it. His own manager is taking bookings for 2019. The thing about traveling for me is not so much the hotels and flights because that gets old he says. It s about working with different musicians and seeing different places. You keep going and keep planning. Musicians get up every morning and think about music. It s what we do. Visit for the complete schedule. Cameron Mackintosh s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber s haunting musical is on its North American tour. The show boasts new features a larger cast and many special effects but fans can still look forward to favorite songs and the legendary chandelier. When March 23 April 1 (15 total performances) Where Kravis Center Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum s main fundraising event celebrates its 15th year with vintner dinners and a Bacchanalia foodie event. When March 24 25 Where Locations around Boca visit Glasstress Boca Raton The Boca Raton Museum of Art is featuring the largest collection of glass in the country. Expect 42 pieces created by 33 artists from 23 countries. Much of the curated glass works are unconventional and experimental. When On display until July 2 Where 501 Plaza Real 12 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Go to the best. CODE Life17 70 years. FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 800.NEW.ROOF (639.7663) WWW.LATITE.COM LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 13 y o u r town Check out these farmers green markets. EAT MORE LOCAL Where Old School Square Park When Saturdays 9 a.m. 2 p.m. How long Through May Where Royal Palm Place When Saturdays 8 a.m. 1 p.m. How long Through May DELRAY BEACH BOCA RATON Where 8350 Ranch Road When First & third Sundays of the month 9 a.m. 1 p.m. How long Through April Caption PARKLAND Where ArtWalk 9405 NW 31st Court When Second & fourth Sundays of the month 9 a.m. 1 p.m. How long Through April Where Northeast First Street First Avenue When Saturdays 9 a.m. 2 p.m. How long Through April CORAL SPRINGS John Crean POMPANO BEACH Green scene Broken Sound Country Club gains another distinction for its sustainability efforts BY ALYSSA FISHER T here was a brief lull in John Crean s office at Broken Sound Country Club but buzzing filled the silence. Oh yes those are some of our bees he says pointing to the insectfilled frame on the back table. I wanted to you to see them. That was in September when Crean general manager and chief operating officer of Broken Sound was raising awareness of the worldwide decline of the honeybee population. The club employs a beekeeper to maintain 22 beehives on its golf courses where 1 million bees produce 1 000 pounds of honey per year for the members. The plight of honeybees is one of several environmental causes the Boca Raton club has taken on since Crean arrived 14 years ago. Last month the club won top honors in the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf awards presented annually by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest. It was the latest accomplishment for a club that ranks among the country s 70 best according to Platinum Clubs of America. Though Crean enjoys gardening as a hobby he wouldn t call himself a tree hugger. He says it s a matter of making sustainable decisions that are good for business. I see processes that can benefit the environment without costing a lot of money the Parkland resident says. The initial setup may cost some dollars but those dollars will come back tenfold if you do it correctly. Broken Sound--which just hosted the PGA Tour Champions Allianz Championship for the 11th straight time--has two 18-hole golf courses certified by the Golf Environment Organization. In addition to the beehives there s a butterfly garden and birdhouses. The club s on-site composting system helps reduce the amount of fertilizer and insecticides sprayed on the courses which are irrigated with recycled sewage water. Most recently Broken Sound has installed a Tesla charging station. Crean stumbled into becoming environmentally conscious. The club once used plastic foam cups that are oddly a sin when you see them blowing across a beautiful green fairway and water bottles with the club logo which were bad for the environment and cost 40 000 a year. So the club installed water machines and introduced biodegradable cornstarch-based cups. Soon solar heaters water-reduction toilets and showerheads and motion-sensing lighting systems with LED bulbs were added. Since then the club has received honors from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for its 95-percent recycling rate. There s a lot happening he says but there s a lot yet to do. 14 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM S K I N deep CHECK THE LABEL Living in South Florida we know sunscreen is key. We re almost immune to its scent. But do you know if you ve applied the right one The reality is consumers do not have any idea of the right products to use Green says. The more you re in the sun the more risk you have. If you re using the wrong products in the long term you re actually going to hurt yourself. Most over-the-counter sunblocks protect against UVB rays which usually cover UVA rays which penetrate more deeply and cause 70 percent of skin cancers he says. What to look for Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as active ingredients. Misconception Don t get so caught up in the SPF number because there is a minimal improvement of the protection factor when you get beyond 30 he says. When you have zinc oxide in there it s always going to be level 30. People need to start thinking of active ingredients as the primary thing to look for in their sunscreen. New technology removes skin cancer without surgery BY ALYSSA FISHER A PAINLESS APPROACH Green says. It was a no-brainer. The machine cures basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas--the two most common skin cancers--in approximately 14 30-second treatments. It takes me longer to set up than have the procedure done he quips. The superficial radiation stays at skin level and treats only the cancer spot. One of his patients was his grandfather who previously had surgery to treat the skin cancer on his scalp. With the SRT he s now cancer-free. 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I nside a Chevron convenience store on the northwest corner of State Road 7 and Hillsboro Boulevard there s a line of people waiting to order tacos. Executive chef Anthony Hoff of Boca Raton s City Fish Market and longtime friend and local chef Robby Bushman are challenging the lessthan-stellar reputation of gas station food at Los Bocados the Parkland restaurant serving up refined tacos and other Mexican cuisine. It s eclectic says Bushman of the concept that opened in October. That s a good way to describe our business and our clientele. They meet local business people stopping in for a quick lunch. A group of moms come in for dinner with their children. On a blind date a man and woman eat at one of the blue picnic tables outside. The idea for Los Bocados--which translates to snacks a bite or mouth in Spanish--was healthy fast-casual order-and-go. Half of its customers do that while the other half stay--and take their time. (One night a group of 10 sat at the high-top table for three hours.) Pleasantly surprised the chefs recently ordered more tables. In our eyes we ve always known this was going to be successful--we re putting out a good product Hoff says. If you put out good food they will come. But we [also assumed] it was going to take some time we didn t expect it to escalate this quickly. In the 427-square-foot kitchen the fiveperson staff makes everything as healthy as possible with the best ingredients as possible and with the most-sound cooking techniques as possible Bushman explains. From meats to sauces it s all made to order and handcrafted with the exception of the 4-inch masa tortillas made by a local artisan. The narrow menu features tacos served three at a time a toasted carne asada burrito a build-your-own Bocado bowl and hongolitas two mini quesadillas made with roasted wild mushrooms Monterey Jack cheese pickled red onion smoky aioli and crema between two masa tortillas. 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FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503 FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 21 C L O S E up Rebecca Zerbo A BOCA RATON TEEN BATTLES BULLYING ONE POSITIVE NOTE AT A TIME It s been six years since a bullying incident during band class left Rebecca Zerbo crying in a middle-school bathroom. That night the Boca Raton resident went home and wrote messages of positivity to keep in her back pocket. Whenever she felt down she reached for one of the sayings and read the encouraging words. Not only did it boost Zerbo s morale it would soon help countless others struggling with bullies low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Today the senior at Olympic Heights Community School remains an inspiration to people of all ages thanks to Positive Pocket the nonprofit that she launched at age 13. At its recent Diamond Award luncheon the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce honored Zerbo with its Pearl Award for striving to make a difference in the community--and beyond. Her organization does that by empowering young adults with a variety of tools from presentations and activity worksheets to hundreds of Positive Pocket cards each one with a different inspirational message. In addition to youngsters and teens who ve benefited from the messages-- including students who had considered suicide--Zerbo says that one adult woman turned to Positive Pocket to help her escape an abusive relationship and rediscover her self-worth. The Positive Pocket experience has opened Zerbo s eyes to the magnitude of bullying and self-esteem issues. Her public appearances and presentations she believes give her a forum to speak on behalf of those going through challenging times. Meanwhile the feedback she receives motivates her to continue to push her message. I m going to keep doing it because I love it she says. The more you learn the more you can grow--and the bigger impact you can actually make. Zerbo recently was accepted into the University of Central Florida and Tulane University but she s yet to decide which school she will attend. She plans to study international relations and international law in the hope of one day working with an organization involved in conflict resolution or that promotes world peace. If I work hard and I work smart I can be like these people who are changing the world says Zerbo 17. To this day Zerbo still keeps Positive Pocket cards in her back pocket. To donate to the nonprofit organization visit Editor s note The National Center for Education Statistics reports that one out of every five students (ages 12 to 18) in the U.S. has experienced an incident of bullying. 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It looks like you could use some financial help you should check out the shirtless man says into a camera as a commercial crew of some 20 people remains quiet on the set. They re all about second chances--and everyone deserves a second chance. For Ryan Lochte these waters are both familiar and uncharted at the same time. A On the one hand the 32-year-old is no stranger to endorsement deals that play off his considerable prowess in the pool. On the other Lochte is new to commercial spots that hint at the international controversy last summer in Rio de Janeiro that cast him as persona non grata in Brazil and as an embarrassment back home in the States. In addition to working with Debt. com the Broward-based business that offers one-stop shopping for personal finance and debt solutions Lochte also signed with PowerBar to star in its clean start campaign-- this after losing endorsements with the likes of Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren in the aftermath of Rio. If the events of the past six months are still weighing on the broad shoulders of the 6-foot-4 Lochte it doesn t show on this day. He s kind to a fault with people on and off the set who approach him for selfies or autographs. He s visibly happy to be working on one of the commercial 26 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Ryan Lochte and his LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 27 setups with his fianc e former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid--who unknown to anyone at the JCC is pregnant with the couple s child a boy due in June. And despite warnings from his handlers that he will not discuss the incident at a Rio gas station that resulted in a 10-month suspension from the International Olympic Committee the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming Lochte openly talks about the life-altering episode--often without prompting. The more celebrity you have the more you re under the microscope he says. It s a bigger picture bigger than just the swim community. The world is watching. You have to be on top of your game at all times. I didn t really [understand] that until after the fact. And it was a shocker. You have to be more aware of your surroundings. Now it s just time for me to put on my grown-up pants and start being more mature. Love Conquers All Lochte is sitting at a makeshift lunch table in a JCC room typically reserved for child care. There s a break in the action while the crew prepares for the next concept an office situation that has Lochte lightly reprimanding his fianc e for breaking a phantom company s dress code. No more teeny tiny dresses he will say after which Reid thanks Mr. Lochte for the second chance. If there s a silver lining in the clouds that formed over his 2016 it s Lochte s relationship with Reid which started last January. The two had exchanged pleasantries on the dating app Tinder but didn t meet until literally running into one another in a VIP room at Bootsy Bellows the 1960s art deco-inspired nightclub in West Hollywood California co-owned by David Arquette. We both did a double-take and then we reached out and held hands--like we didn t want to let go of the moment says Lochte who has ties to Fort Lauderdale through his agent Jeffrey Ostrow. It sounds like something out of a movie but it really happened that way says Reid 25 a model who was Playboy s Playmate of the Month in July 2015. We hung out the next day and talked for hours. I didn t date athletes they have that reputation as party boys and players. So I thought he wouldn t be my type. Until I met him. He was 100-percent different than I assumed he would be. Reid found Lochte to be surprisingly sensitive endearing and fiercely loyal. He cares so much about the people he loves she says. He ll do anything for them. From the beginning both spoke about being ready to settle down and start a family. Lochte invited her to spend time with him on weekends during his pre-Olympic training. And then both flew to Rio--Reid to be with her boyfriend and do some work for a bikini company Lochte ultimately to claim his sixth Olympic gold as part of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay team. When trouble began for Lochte and swimming teammates Gunnar Bentz Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen following a night of drinking that bled into the morning of Aug. 14--including an initial allegation by Lochte that the group had been robbed at gunpoint by men with police badges and on the flip side claims from Brazilian authorities that the swimmers had vandalized an advertising sign and urinated in public--Reid stood by her man. When Lochte started to feel like the most hated person ever after admitting that he exaggerated the initial story Reid implored him to keep his head up and stay positive. When someone you love goes through something you go through it too Reid says. That was the hardest thing seeing him so down. I kept him off social media every time he picked up his phone I would take it away. I didn t want him reading that stuff and having it get into his head. I didn t want all the good things he s done in life to be forgotten just because he made one mistake. I knew if I was going to lose her it was going to happen after Rio Lochte says. But she was there by my side the entire time. I knew then that I had to hold onto her forever. 28 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Yes I am coming back. I m not done swimming yet. There s so much more I want to accomplish I won t stop until I finish those goals. And when I return from this break I ll come back a better athlete than I ve ever been. In the months that followed a USA Today Sports investigation of official reports and surveillance footage concluded that the framework of what Lochte said was true. The swimmers were detained at a gas station by an armed security guard who flashed a badge they were held at gunpoint by guards and forced to pay money for damaging a sign. A Brazilian judge also told the newspaper that the actions of the guards that night may have been illegal. The longest break I ve ever taken from the pool in all those years was maybe a month Lochte says. Especially for an athlete you re beating up your body. It takes a toll. It got to the point about a year before the Olympics where I was just drained. I didn t want to swim. I wasn t happy. But it was an Olympic year so I couldn t just give up. It s no surprise then that he s made peace with the 10-month suspension that will cost him an opportunity to compete at this summer s World Championship meet in Budapest. The break he says came at the right time in his life. He proposed to Kayla following a helicopter ride to the top of a canyon in Malibu where he had a table with Champagne flowers and chocolate strawberries waiting. He s ready to be a father (the couple will marry after Reid gives birth). He s working to put Rio into perspective. And he s gradually rediscovering his passion for the pool. It s a process that started of all places during his time last fall on ABC s Dancing With the Stars a two-month stint that began with antiLochte protestors rushing the stage after his first performance. The one thing I learned about myself from that show was that no matter how hard someone knocks me down I can keep getting back up Lochte says. There were certain points especially in the beginning of the show where I had reached the lowest point of my entire life. I didn t want to go out. I went to bed and didn t care if I ever woke up. I was depressed. I was sad. I was hurt. And I was embarrassed. But I kept coming back to the dance floor and stepping into that limelight. And I kept fighting. I m so glad I did. I m such a better person now than what I was heading into that show. So yes I am coming back. I m not done swimming yet. There s so much more I want to accomplish I won t stop until I finish those goals. And when I return from this break I ll come back a better athlete than I ve ever been. LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 Sink or Swim For the past 24 years Lochte says swimming has been everything in his life. Since qualifying for his first Summer Olympics in 2004 the University of Florida graduate has trained nonstop for a steady run of major competitions amassing 90 combined medals (54 of them gold) in various international championships. 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The play that Robert De Niro called the greatest one-man show he had ever seen during its off-Broadway run in the late 1980s became a 1993 film that co-starred Palminteri (who wrote the screenplay) as Sonny as well as De Niro who played Lorenzo and made his directorial debut. Ten years ago the Bronx-born Palminteri revisited the one-man show including a hit run on Broadway followed by a national tour. Today A Bronx Tale is back on Broadway--this time as a popular musical at the Longacre Theatre. Though fans know him for his film work in The Usual Suspects Analyze This Bullets Over Broadway and recently for his guest-starring turns on TV s Modern Family the 64-year-old Palminteri says A Bronx Tale holds a special place for him. I still love doing the one-man show he says. I just can t perform it in New York now because I d be competing against myself. However he will be performing it later this month at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Palminteri spoke to Lifestyle about the story that launched his career. bottle. I wrote this story from my heart. Did I know all of this was going to happen Of course not. The amazing thing is that it s not just a hit here in the States. It s a huge hit in Europe and--you won t believe this--Japan. They love it there. I even licensed it for a person to do it in French and perform it in Paris. The people who come to see it range [in age] from 12 to 90. I see a lot of parents bringing their children. I think that s because the essence of A Bronx Tale speaks to the choices you make and how that will shape your life forever. What is our fascination with stories that involve the mob The essence of every great story is good and evil so it s weird how a guy in the mob can be a stone-cold killer one minute but then he s like Did my daughter get home from school yet He s suddenly this caring father. At the same time he also can be funny. And vulnerable. It s like a different code and that s what fascinates us. Anything can happen at any moment. Think about it. If you were friends with the president you d feel special Wow I have the president s ear. In a small neighborhood you might have the mob boss s ear. The boss likes you. He gives you things. He treats you differently. It s intoxicating in a way. That s also the danger. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. A Bronx Tale has all these themes. Sonny lived by the sword. And in the end he got killed by the son of the man that he killed. There is a price that you pay. But yes people can t get enough of it. As the legend goes you started writing A Bronx Tale after being fired as a doorman. Were you at a point in the 1980s when you considered giving up on a career as an actor I wasn t sure whether to go back to New York or stay in Los Angeles so that was on my mind. But I was never going to give up. I thought If they won t give me a great part then I ll write one myself. And then I ll do a one-man show. This way they have to notice me. I always thought about the killing that I saw as a kid (which became a plot point in the play) and my relationship with the wise guys I thought about my father always telling me to do the right thing. It felt like that would make a good story. You ve always seemed to embrace the tough-guy character. Did you ever have issues with being typecast I don t worry about being typecast. I ve been in about 60 movies and I ve played a lot of different parts. It s just that the more iconic ones are the wise guys. As long as they re three-dimensional characters I m fine. I wouldn t play a wise guy who was a buffoon or just a thug. In Bullets Cheech was a genius playwright along with being a killer. Sonny in A Bronx Tale was a made guy but he was also funny and knowledgeable and well-read. If there s something that s unique to that character I ll play it. Did your father have a chance see the play and the movie When you started writing the play did the message come out of the characters or did you start with a core message that you wanted to develop I started out just writing my story. My father is the one who said Don t waste your life. The unique thing is that Sonny had the same message for me as my father. Sonny knew what the streets could do to a person. This is me looking back at it as an older man now but I think I was Sonny s penance in life. If he could do one good thing he wanted to keep me straight. He liked me. He knew I would never rat on him. He also saw I wasn t a bad kid I talked about writing and acting I read books. I was a gentle soul and he knew I was different. My dad passed away about seven years ago at age 90. My mom is still alive she s 97 now. My father loved the play. He loved the movie. He was there when I was nominated for an Academy Award (best supporting actor for the 1994 Woody Allen film Bullets Over Broadway ). So he saw all my success. He always used to say to me Well son you didn t waste your talent. Why do you think A Bronx Tale still resonates with people Sometimes you write something and it s lightning in a When Friday March 24 8 p.m. Where The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Tickets 65 to 100 Contact 800.653.8000 LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 A Bronx Tale 35 A MORE BEAUTIFUL You Happy St. Patrick s Day 20% off all Skincare Products Dear Dr. Messa You and your lovely staff have always been so kind and I thank you for that I know I m in the best hands. Thank you. T.R. patient testimonial Charles A. 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I m talking about an array of cultural options in Boca Raton and Delray Beach--theater music culinary festivals lectures art exhibitions and much more. The local arts scene is especially vibrant in March. Pop your kids (or dog) in the stroller plan a fun date night or grab your gaggle of girlfriends and experience the artsy side of Boca and Delray at the following events. Festival of the Arts The 11th edition of Boca s cultural event of the year which runs from March 2 12 will feature Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis dueling 13-year- Y old piano prodigies lectures from best-selling authors like Jon Meacham--and the world premiere of the 1964 movie The Pink Panther with a live orchestra. ( Boca Raton Museum of Art The museum at Mizner Park has no shortage of exhibits music and events throughout March--including an exhibition built around glass installations. ( The Delray Art League Dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the visual arts and arts education the League stages events like its Artists in the Park series (March 11 12 at Veterans Park Looking for less art and more food (We might need to be friends by the way.) There are a bunch of events just for foodies-- burgeoning or pro. Savor Our City Culinary Tours ( offer everything from wine and popcorn pairings to wine and art tours. Boca Bacchanal ( the mother of all foodie events in south county is scheduled for March 24 25. Whether you want to take in some jazz check out local artists or gracefully cram crudit s and hors d oeuvres in your mouth Boca and Delray are filled with events that fit the bill during the best time of year to be outside. 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For more info contact Alicia DeLuca at alicia.deluca call 954.200.7520 or visit FANCY JEANS PARTY After losing her only child to cancer Sandra Muvdi created the Jessica June Children s Cancer Foundation in 2004 to assist children and their families dealing with the impact of pediatric cancer. The foundation s signature event Fancy Jeans Party sponsored by Steve Savor is set for April 1 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. The sixth annual affair will feature live entertainment a Best Dressed Fancy Jeans contest raffle and silent auction. This year s honoree is 11-year-old Veronica Avila a survivor of bone cancer her wish is for Ellen DeGeneres to be her celebrity date at the event. General admission is 100 VIP tickets are 200 in advance. Visit or call 954.712.6322. COMMUNITY UNITY COCKTAIL PARTY The Jewish Federation of Broward County Eastside Division is partnering with the Lauderdale Yacht Club to host its largest event of the year. The Community Unity party scheduled for March 9 welcomes Jewish community leaders young professionals couples business leaders yacht club members and dignitaries who live and or work in east Fort Lauderdale. This marks the first-ever Jewish Federation event at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Mayor Jack Seiler will attend to mark Jewish Federation Day in Fort Lauderdale. For more information contact Alona Geysman at 954.252.6945 or ageysman MODS WINE SPIRITS AND CULINARY EVENT The Museum of Discovery and Science will host its 22nd annual Wine Spirits and Culinary Celebration on April 7. This year s co-chairs include Sal Ferradas of presenting sponsor Bank of America Elliott Flynn of Meehan Financial Group and John Magee of Southern Glazer s Wine & Spirits. 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