In case you didn't read Jay Handelman's article in this morning's SHT:
Players Theatre lays off executive director it hired in March
By Jay Handelman
The Players Theatre in Sarasota searched for more than a year before hiring Darlene Sparks as executive director.
But Sparks fell victim to a tightening economy. Her position was eliminated and she was laid off late last week from the community… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on September 24, 2008 at 10:30am —
I received this communication today:
Dear Valued Comcast Customer,
In the past, you have asked Comcast not to communicate with you via email regarding offers and promotions. We respect your privacy, and will only send you essential emails related to your current Comcast Services.
I received it via...you guessed it...email.
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 23, 2008 at 7:45am —
To Walt Whitman, America by Kenneth M. Price. The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
I come back to Walt Whitman,
What in the hell happened to him,
Wasn’t he a white man?
--June Jordan (1)
Here is something rare these days, like spats or an Edsel: a review of a book about a poet in a popular press publication. No worries though, this is not primarily about poetry but rather the arts, culture and social change in… Continue
Added by Rick Hughes on September 22, 2008 at 3:56pm —
I feel sorry for the next president, who will undoubtedly be blamed for the economy's continuing to plummet, much like Hoover was blamed for the disastrous economic policies of Harding and Coolidge (that "whoosh" you just heard was the reference's going over the heads of those whose idea of "history" is, "who won last week's American Idol
This is why a knowledge of history is important; if the Republicans hadn't been so eager to dismantle the regulatory safeguards that were… Continue
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 22, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Another non-production (there must
be a better term) photo:
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 22, 2008 at 9:47am —
- The Bush administration allowed Lehman Brothers to go bankrupt but the following week bailed out AIG.
- Sarah Palin was enthusiastically for the "bridge to nowhere" until it became unpopular, at which time she decided to oppose it -- but she kept the money anyway.
- Last week, John McCain opposed regulating Wall Street; this week he's in favor of it.
Remember when Republicans thought that "flip-flopping" was a bad thing? They've certainly flip-flopped… Continue
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 20, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Added by Rick Hughes on September 19, 2008 at 10:16am —
Dear President Bush:
I've made some very bad decisions and now I have no money. Please send my bailout check to:
Jeffrey E. Salzberg
1234 Main Street
Anytown, FL 01234
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 19, 2008 at 8:26am —
A nightengale Sang in Barkley Square
A tisket a tasket Ella Fitzgerald
All that jazz Ella Fitzgerald
At Last Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn Leaves Eva Cassidy
Beseme mucho Diana Krall
Boots Nancy Sinatra
Boy From Ipamema
Breaking up is hard to do Reeny Olstead
Can't take that away from me Billy Holliday
Come away with me Nora Jones
Crazy Patsy Cline
Cry me a river Ella Fitzgerald
Don’t know why Nora… Continue
Added by Sarah Combs on September 18, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Added by Rick Hughes on September 17, 2008 at 5:42pm —
Jesus Christ was a community organizer....
Pilate was a governor.
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 17, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Friday September 19th GREG POULOS
HAZARDOUS ANGELS with
DAN TOLER & MIKE KACH
Come see Greg and The Hazardous Angels joined by very special guests DANGEROUS DAN TOLER on guitar and MIKE KACH of Dickey Betts and Great Southern on keyboards and vocals. The smokin' rhythm section will be Dave Reinhardt on drums, and Rob McDowell on bass. Some of you know that Greg, Dan, and Mike have a long history together, so this will be a reunion of sorts. Come on out and hear some… Continue
Added by Caroline on September 17, 2008 at 12:30pm —
A Week at Sarsota's Hermitage...or summer camp?
A few weeks ago, I was privileged to be one of eight decorative artists from around the country invited to spend a week at the Hermitage on Manasota Key. The Hermitage is an artist retreat, which was originally started by the Sarasota Arts Council and is now self sustaining, from what I understand. You can read all about it on their website.
For our 'retreat', eight decorative artists… Continue
Added by Skip Dyrda on September 14, 2008 at 8:44pm —
In a recent post, I mentioned that I had no information about John McCain's position on the arts. I still don't, but today's NY Times
has some interesting -- and disturbing -- information about his running mate, Sarah Palin:
The mayor quickly fired the town’s museum director, John Cooper. Later, she sent an aide to the museum to talk to the three remaining employees. “He told us… Continue
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 14, 2008 at 6:45am —
I came across a book called Events of This Day, which features columns that were printed in the Montpelier Evening Argus in 1933/34. One of the entries for July 1st was:
"Thirty years ago, the fire alarm was sounded for the first time. Everything worked perfectly, including the fire. The building burned down."
I really would have liked to meet that author.
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on September 13, 2008 at 1:04pm —
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.
Added by Cliff Roles on September 11, 2008 at 11:30pm —
(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 —
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… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on September 10, 2008 at 7:30am —
Added by Tim Walsh on September 9, 2008 at 10:30pm —
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 —