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Sale thru the end of the month

Hey all, We are having a huge sale. Don't be a turkey. Stop in and save.

Added by Robert Foss on November 14, 2008 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Fanfare for the Common Man

I had an epiphany some time ago. I listened to Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.

I’d heard it before, of course – it’s long been one of my favorite pieces of American music, actually – but this time I really listened to it. And, for the first time, I understood it.

It helps to know the background. In 1942, the Cincinnati Orchestra invited 18 composers to submit new pieces expressing their feelings about America. At the time, Nazi Germany had conquered most… Continue

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on November 14, 2008 at 6:05am — 1 Comment

Free Web 2.0 Ways to Promote your Artist Self -- Three Major THREE things you can DO 2night....

I've been having a lot of success this week with It allows you to set up items like tab file folders and each has it's own URL.

I direct one of my domain names to mine. This is how I use promote indivdual things, my Twitter, work, slide shows. You don't have any any of those? Explore the widgets that work with netvibes and catch up.

Make your own publication or even book at… Continue

Added by RhondaK on November 13, 2008 at 8:15pm — No Comments

The Impact of Color

When you call Land's End and ask just how red the "Racing Red" canvas attache is, and the nice lady tells you that it's, "Really red"....

...Believe her.

I'll be back in a minute; I need to find my Ray-Bans.

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on November 11, 2008 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Where are they now?

Many years ago, just out of college, I was working in a discount store. I remember asking a coworker if he'd been watching the miniseries about Martin Luther King and being shocked when he muttered that Dr. King was "just another one who didn't know his place and got what was coming to him".

I wonder where Stanley is today and what's going through his head.

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on November 8, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

There's a sOng in my heart

"Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again

Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again."

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on November 5, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

My punishing FUN TO DO list....and THE FISHERMAN returns for something like an hour...

The thing about the fisherman, is he loves what he loves. He loves his work. His boat was forced back in because of two seasick crewman. His tale of the rough sea is pretty funny but you can see with a few clicks to the left, it is a bad story really. Rough.

You can choose the story you tell. Pain and suffering versus funny as hell.

But he's going back out. You might get here it isn't really like we're together at all. Which I'd think about but I have my own work version… Continue

Added by RhondaK on November 4, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

States' Rights

An acquaintance recently asked me*:

"Why do individual states have the right to register anyone as they please, hold the election when they please, allow or disallow voters based on a variety of rules, etc."

A very good question. It goes back to the beginning of the country. The US was conceived of (to a greater or lesser degree) as an association of sovereign states.

The Federalists, noted members of whom were Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, in general… Continue

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on November 3, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cliff Roles' Newsletter Week November 3

Cliff Roles' Talk of the Sun Coast: News, Previews, Reviews and The Best Guests on Radio!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------'s Spotlight Title of September 2008:

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg's spare, unflinching memoir begins with a bang: "On July 5, 1996, my daughter was struck mad." Hurry Down Sunshine chronicles the summer when 15-year-old Sally experienced her…

Added by Cliff Roles on November 3, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Kim Cool's Ghost Stories Of Venice Old & New

I had the honor of writing the back cover to author and journalist Kim Cool's latest work, "Ghost Stories Of Venice Old & New", which was published in October. A FIRST for me! :-)

Added by Cliff Roles on October 30, 2008 at 1:19am — No Comments

My SCENE Magazine Articles, August - December 2008

SCENE Magazine, October 2008

Lucky 7

Sarasota Sister Cities Association

By Cliff Roles

Miss Nimmo. That was her name. She was my French teacher when I was eleven. Mid-thirties, blonde, curvaceous, voluptuous. Slim, tanned legs in stiletto heels. A cross between Beyoncé and Jessica Rabbit. It’s a wonder I ever learned any French — I would gaze at her lovingly with a blank stare on my…

Added by Cliff Roles on October 30, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Great Accomplishments

As we head into the final week of the presidential campaign, it's helpful to remember that every major American achievement came as the result of liberal leadership, including (but hardly limited to):

  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The abolition of slavery
  • Recovery from the Great Depression (Part 1)
  • Victory in WWII
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Apollo Program

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on October 28, 2008 at 5:57am — 2 Comments

Cliff Roles' Newsletter Week Oct 27

In this week's newsletter:

- Arts Council announces its Arts Achievement Awards 2008!

- Go and see Bye Bye Birdie!

- Creative Loafing's Best of the Suncoast 2008!

- My theatre tips for the week;

- SCENE Portraits - you've never seen yourself like this!

- My "How To Brighten Your Monday" tip!

- This month's SCENE takes you all over the world!

- Scott & Jake are separating - but who gets the Springsteen albums?

- My current appearance…

Added by Cliff Roles on October 28, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

About Me

Until I have time to post directly to Anything Arts


Added by Kim Northrop on October 27, 2008 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Educational Record/War Heroism

Let's talk about a man....

  • ...Who was near the bottom of his class at the Academy....
  • ...Who went on to become a highly-praised war hero....
  • ...Who, in '8, was nominated by the Republicans for the presidency.
  • ...Who is now considered by historians to have been one of the worst presidents we've ever had.

I'm referring, of course, to Ulysses S. Grant.

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on October 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

We Band of Brothers

As noted in my "Today in Arts History" blog post, today is St. Crispin's Day, so I thought I'd revisit one of the most famous speeches in the theatrical canon:

What's he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;

If we are mark'd to die, we are enow

To do our country loss; and if to live,

The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.

By Jove, I am not…

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on October 25, 2008 at 7:05am — No Comments

Today in Arts History

This entry will be automatically updated daily, so please check back. This information can also be found on my page and on my website. If this post appears to have no data, my web server is temporarily unavailable; please check back…

Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on October 21, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Detlev Von Kessel took some great photos at the Women (everybody) for Obama Bridge Walk on Sunday October 19th. Estimates range in the 8-10,000 people range. What a great event!!

Click here for an aerial slideshow.

Click here for the photo gallery.

Added by Rick Hughes on October 21, 2008 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Cliff Roles' Newsletter Week Oct 20

In this week's newsletter:

- Twin boys for Kyle & Trez!

- Look forward to Thick As Thieves in November!

- Come down to Venice Theatre this evening for two great plays!

- My current appearance schedule;

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

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

Avery and Kennedy see each other for the first time!

Reported first words: Go Rays!

Avery Ennis and Kennedy Camille…

Added by Cliff Roles on October 20, 2008 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

Obama Political Art

Here's a good video I just saw on vimeo. The graphics are great and the style is Lessig. What do you think?

check it out.

Added by Dolores Parker on October 18, 2008 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

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