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 —
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 —
I've been having a lot of success this week with netvibes.com. 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 it..to promote indivdual things, my Twitter, Calendar...new 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 —
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"....
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 —
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 —
"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 —
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 —
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 —
Cliff Roles' Talk of the Sun Coast: News, Previews, Reviews and The Best Guests on Radio!
Amazon.com'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… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on November 3, 2008 at 10:30am —
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 —
SCENE Magazine, October 2008
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… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on October 30, 2008 at 12:30am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on October 28, 2008 at 12:00am —
Until I have time to post directly to Anything Arts
Added by Kim Northrop on October 27, 2008 at 1:25pm —
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 —
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 —
This entry will be automatically updated daily, so please check back. This information can also be found on my AnythingArts.com page and on my website. If this post appears to have no data, my web server is temporarily unavailable; please check back… Continue
Added by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on October 21, 2008 at 1:00pm —
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 —
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 CliffRoles.com every day!
Avery and Kennedy see each other for the first time!
Reported first words: Go Rays!
Avery Ennis and Kennedy Camille… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on October 20, 2008 at 2:11pm —
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 —