August 2008 Blog Posts (17)


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

My First Book...

Added by Tim Walsh on August 25, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Talent Explosion 2008, Players Theatre, Aug 23

Congratulations to all the contestants of Saturday's Talent Explosion 2008, which I had the pleasure of emceeing and co-producing. Couldn't have happened without the tireless efforts of Ellen Ross & Gayle Foster, Jeffery Kin's excellent… Continue

Added by Cliff Roles on August 24, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

art news at Edfish Gallery

Disabled art show
a group exhibition of VSA arts of Fl
August 18th-sept 15th

Added by Edward Walsh on August 20, 2008 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

My Anything Arts Featured Artist profiles, Dec 11

Featured Artist

Linda Carson

by Cliff Roles, radio host 1220 AM Talk Of The Sun Coast, columnist SCENE Magazine

On her 65th birthday, Linda Carson's gift to herself was to join the "Luffing Lassies", part of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, buy herself a 17' Pram sailing boat and learn how to sail. That was five years ago.…

Added by Cliff Roles on August 19, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

My SCENE Articles, February - September 2006

SCENE Magazine, September 2006

Fanfare for the (not so) Common Man

A profile of Michael Edwards

By Cliff Roles

The artistic fate of Sarasota’s prestigious Asolo Theatre now lies in the hands of Michael Edwards. After tactfully making himself scarce for the last four months directing a Broadway musical while we paid tribute here to the retiring Howard Millman, the lick of paint and new…

Added by Cliff Roles on August 17, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My SCENE Magazine Articles, October 2006 - July 2008

SCENE Magazine

(published as a two-part story in SCENE June and July 2008)


By Cliff Roles

A Poignant Story of a Mother, her Son, and Their Tragedy



I don’t want to write this article. I’m procrastinating - inventing things to do so as not to write it.…

Added by Cliff Roles on August 17, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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