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Bonjour, Sassenachs!

We Europeans are used to being able to travel from one country to the next within a few hours. It's nothing to drive (if you can afford the gas!) through Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark and the United Kingdom in the same time it would take to travel from Sarasota to the Carolinas. Different cultures, different mentalities ... traveling to other countries is extremely important for our education, our understanding, our tolerance of others.

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Added by Cliff Roles on September 11, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Please Let Me Be Your Third-World Country

(Extra credit to anyone who recognizes the source of this entry's title)


According to the New York Times, along with every other credible news outlet (and also Fox News Channel), scientists in Switzerland have brought online a particle collider which may well give us new insight into the origins of the universe. You may recall that the US was building a superconducting… Continue

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 10, 2008 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Sarasota Police Department profiles on Talk of the Sun Coast

Over the next few weeks I'm going to be delving into the various divisions and areas of responsibility of our very own Sarasota Police Department. Besides chatting of course with SPD Chief Peter Abbott, I'm looking forward to welcoming the following officers into the 1220 AM studio:



Monday, 9/15: Detective Jack Carter, Criminal Investigations Division, crimes against property & identity theft



Wednesday, 10/1: Officer Ryan Stimpert, Patrol Division, Sexual Offender…
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Added by Cliff Roles on September 10, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

I got my advance copies of the WHAM-O SUPER BOOK on Friday!

Added by Tim Walsh on September 9, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Photos (Non-Production)

I prefer to limit the photos I upload to AnythingArts Sarasota to production photos from shows I've lit, but I wanted to share these with the world, as well:




Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 9, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Authors on the radio this week

Tuesday, Sept 9, 3.05 - 3.20 pm

Lisa Black, Takeover



Wednesday, Sept 10, 3.05 -3.20 pm

Margot Justes, A Hotel In Paris



Thursday, Sept 11, 3.05 - 3.20 pm

N.J. Lindquist, Glitter of Diamonds



I broadcast my daily radio show, Talk of…
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Added by Cliff Roles on September 9, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

The other night, Turner Classic Movies aired The African Queen. Every time I watch it, I'm struck by the fact that the Germans in Casablanca were really stupid; all they had to do was to rent The African Queen and they'd've seen what Bogie had done to them in the first war.

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 9, 2008 at 10:07am — No Comments

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 www.CliffRoles.com every day!



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

Education

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 sorta...well...sucks, 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 AnythingArts.com 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 AnythingArts.com - 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.…



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

AUDITIONS

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 AnythingArts.com. 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 AnythingArts.com - 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…
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Added by Cliff Roles on September 1, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Inspiration.

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.

Carlini
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…
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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.



Thanks!

Jim Hanushek

President, Board of… Continue

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

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