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Cliff Roles' Newsletter Week September 8

In this week's newsletter:

- GOT A MINUTE? 2008, the third annual 60× 1-minute plays performed for cancer research!

- SCENE magazine with Habitat's Fairy Godmothers

- Victory of Love this Sunday at Whitfield Presbyterian

- Come to the Second Chance, Last Opportunity luncheon

- My current appearance schedule;

And of course ... The best guests on radio!

For latest guest lists and news updates, go to every day!


Added by Cliff Roles on September 9, 2008 at 4:47am — No Comments


Unlike some of my liberal friends, I believe that Republicans -- even the most extreme among them -- are educable.

For example, I predict that after President Obama's inauguration, the same wackos who greeted every criticism of George W. Bush with outrage and the question, "Why do you hate America?" will suddenly realize that one can love the country while deploring the actions of its government.

As a matter of fact, I suspect that their conversion will be immediate… Continue

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 7, 2008 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments

Living in New Jersey

In general, living in New Jersey, especially compared to living in Sarasota, but there are some really cool things about it. Here's a photograph I took about 100 yards from my front door:

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 7, 2008 at 6:48am — 1 Comment

Candidates' Support of the Arts

Well, I was going to write a short piece discussing both McCain's and Obama's positions on government support of the arts (which, of course, includes but is not limited to government funding), but I've sort of hit a snag; it seems that John McCain's website doesn't seem to mention his position on this issue. Maybe that says all it needs to say.

Anyway, here's Obama's position.

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 7, 2008 at 6:41am — No Comments

Free Speech

On the door of the administrative offices of New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal is a sign listing the hours during which one may apply for a "Free Speech Permit".

If one needs a permit, it's not free speech.

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 5, 2008 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Having trouble updating your Member Profile Page?

Hello Members,

Several Members, including me (Rick), are having problems with Profile Pages not saving changes made to them. We are working with the web developer to figure out what the problem is and how to solve it. So far, one common element may be Explorer 7.

If you have problems, please add to this Blog and give specifics about your issue, what changes you made that were not saved : in which Profile Page category box, Profile Photo,… Continue

Added by - Sarasota on September 4, 2008 at 12:48pm — 9 Comments

Harriet's Special Order Sterling Silver, 18k Gold, and Almandine Garnet Bracelet handmade by Bowman Originals.

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This is a "How It's Made" blog presented by Bowman Originals for all those interested in jewelry design and fabrication, especially Harriet and her friends in this particular case. It provides a "snapshot" of the many steps involved in creating an original design special order bracelet.

We begin by pulling thee waxes to be cast in Sterling Silver and 18k Gold.…


Added by Bowman Originals / Ned Bowman on September 2, 2008 at 8:32pm — No Comments


There are loads of opportunities out there, if you know where to find them. So, let's make the place to find them right here on Add your audition notices here as responses to the Blog. When the date passes, please remember to return and delete your entry. (Also, remember to add the notice on the calendar, as well.)

Added by - Sarasota on September 2, 2008 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Cliff Roles' Newsletter Week September 1

In this week's newsletter:

- Main feature: show your love and support for Community Haven!

- Brand new opera to be performed on two Sundays - Victory of Love

- SHT's Curtain Call 2008 results are in!

- Listen to the Watchdog every day live on my show during the Rep Convention!

- GOT A MINUTE? 2008, the third annual 60× 1-minute plays performed for cancer research!

- SCENE magazine with Habitat's Fairy Godmothers

- My current appearance…

Added by Cliff Roles on September 1, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments


I seem to be somehow devinely inspired. I take my inspiration from a combination of nature and man made architecture. When I arrive at an idea that turns into a design a lot engineering takes place to become a reality. I like to push the envelope knowing it is all an experiment! Basically that is why I usually only do one of a kind pieces so I can keep exploring the virtually limitless realms of good design.

August 31, 2008

Added by John Carlini on August 31, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Help us color more GREEN in the environment of Sarasota & Manatee Counties

An appeal to very artistic people who care about the GREEN of our environment: Join us at our NING site, GO GREEN, GET GREEN, SAVE GREEN if you want the Tampa Bay area to be as GREEN as possible. Not only can you save up to 25% on your electricity bill, you will NOT be wasting electricity that you already paid for, you will reduce EMFs and your carbon footprint in the environment, and the motors in your appliances will last… Continue

Added by Roger & Pamela Foulks on August 30, 2008 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

My visit to Community Haven on Fri Aug 29

What a wonderful time I had on my tour of the Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities over on DeSoto Road!. Marla Doss was kind enough to chauffeur me round the grounds to meet all the wonderful residents and staff.

I'm doing a live radio show with Marla and CHAC President Peg Connell on Tuesday, September 9 from 2 - 3 pm, so watch out for that. Meanwhile, here's a…

Added by Cliff Roles on August 30, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Looking for Performances to Book

Lemon Bay Playhouse produces 6 plays per year in its regular season. In between those plays, we are trying to book quality performance entertainment. One-man shows, music, impromptu, anything of high quality that can be produced on our small stage in our 95 seat theater. If you are interested, or know anyone who might be interested, call our box office at (941) 475-6756 and leave a message for Bob LaSalle, our production manager.


Jim Hanushek

President, Board of… Continue

Added by Lemon Bay Playhouse on August 28, 2008 at 7:16pm — 5 Comments

vsa art show at Edfish Gallery in Sarasota

ST PETE TIMES Sarasota show features work by disabled artists

By Lennie Bennett, Times Art Critic

In print: Thursday, August 28, 2008

VSA arts is an international program founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith to encourage and support arts programs for people with disabilities. It has enriched the lives of those specific individuals as well as a larger population, teaching us all that creativity has no boundaries or… Continue

Added by Edward Walsh on August 28, 2008 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Thinking of writing a book? Or already working on your next one?

Think Beyond Your Book

Thinking of writing a book? Or already working on your next one?

Don't write another word until you do this assignment.

Sit down with a pen and paper and start making a list of all the ways you can monetize the book, other than the cover price of the book.

Think board game, calendar, workbook, subscription newsletter, audio book, being a media spokesperson, boot camp, CD or DVD, keynote presentations, consulting, mentor… Continue

Added by Christine Alexander on August 28, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

New Group: Musicians and Vocalists

You are invited! Join us!
A group for the many musicians and vocalists out there-
I know you're there!

Added by Bonnie Gray on August 27, 2008 at 10:59pm — 3 Comments

Kay Kipling's Blog about Talent Explosion

I was very pleased to read Kay Kipling's blog post today at about her experience as one of my judges at Saturday's Talent Explosion - Thanks, Kay!:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Talent Explosion!

Revelations from the judges’ seats at the Players’ Talent Explosion.

By Kay Kipling

When I agreed to be one of several judges for the Players Theatre Talent Explosion 2008, I had no idea what I was getting…

Added by Cliff Roles on August 25, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Cliff Roles' Newsletter, August 25

In this week's newsletter:

- Listen to the Watchdog every day live on my show during the Dem and Rep Conventions!

- SHT's Curtain Call 2008 held over until Thursday

- Talent Explosion 2008 showed that Sarasota's Got Talent!

- GOT A MINUTE? 2008, the third annual 60× 1-minute plays performed for cancer research!

- SCENE magazine coming soon with Habitat's Fairy Godmothers, and look who's in theSeptember issue!

- My current appearance…

Added by Cliff Roles on August 25, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Gloria Musicae auditions

Gloria Musicae, Sarasota's all-professional (ie: PAID!!), chamber vocal ensemble, is holding auditions for experienced soloists and choral singers with excellent sight reading skills. The auditions will take place:

Friday, September 5th,(times still available in the evening)

Monday, September 8th, 9 (COMPLETELY BOOKED)

Auditions are by appointment only!!

For an appointment, call June LeBell between 10AM and 6PM: 941-925-3183 or… Continue

Added by June LeBell on August 25, 2008 at 10:56am — No Comments

My New Book! (Coming October 2008)

Added by Tim Walsh on August 25, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

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