In this week's newsletter:
- Boas, Broads and Burgundy ... there's a new game in town!
- Always A Part Of Me - Come and support us and the Players!
- Join me on 2 charity walks in October!
- 2 new series: Sarasota's Police Department and Sister Cities Association
- Creative Loafing's Best of the Suncoast 2008 - cast your vote!
- Look forward to Thick As Thieves in November!
- 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!
Boas, Broads and Burgundy ...
... for no apparent reason!
And before you shout "sexist", the title didn't come from me; it emanated out of a brainstorming last evening at Fleming's Steakhouse between Chef Judi Gallagher, Herald Tribune columnist Marjorie North, my wife Maria and Fleming's Dining Director Debbie Allen. Sound like the title of a fabulous party this season? Margie and Judi thought so too, so this may not be the last time you'll hear about it!
Want to get on the B,B & B organizing committee? Well, you can either grab one of the ladies at Recipe For Happiness (there are still a few tickets left),
or mail Judi G. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I may not be invited, but I'm pleased to lend my support!
Have at it, ladies!
ALWAYS A PART OF ME
The Players entry to the Florida Theatre Conference
This is a one-act, 1-hour edited version of the play written by Players' Artistic Director Jeffery Kin that was originally performed in two acts in May 2007 at the Backlot Theatre, Sarasota.
We're doing three performances at the Players: Friday, Oct 10 at 8 pm, and Saturday, October 11 at 2 and 8 pm. We'll also be performing it on the stage of the Venice Theatre on Monday, October 20 at 8 pm.
"Always A Part Of Me" is the Players' entry to this year's Florida Theatre Conference in Lakeland on Friday, November 7. This is the first time the Players has entered the conference competition, and proceeds from the three performances at the Players will go towards funding the conference participation.
Directed by Pamela Wiley, the cast features Tom Aposporos, Ryan Kimball Fitts, Dan Higgs, Alex Horstmann, Cliff Roles and Bob Trisolini.
Conference set design by Jeff Dillon.
For tickets, phone the Box Office at 941 365-2494 or go online to www.theplayers.org.
Come And Join Me On
Two Walks In October!
Come out, get some fresh air, meet some like-mindeds and raise some money for two fabulous organizations:
1) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Sarasota Polo Club
8201 Polo Club Lane
Sarasota Florida 34240
Registration starts at 7:30am, Walk begins at 9:00am
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
is more than just the name of a walk; it describes the progress we're making in the fight against breast cancer. Nothing can describe the hope that is inspired by walking with others who share a passion for ending this disease. Because nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, hope for a world without the disease starts with us. I'm going to be walking with the Got A Minute team.
2) Out Of The Darkness Sarasota Walk
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Check-in time 8:00am to 9:00am, Walk ends at 11:00am
Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Florida
Contact: Carla Stumpf-Patton, tel. 941-726-2038
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a 3-5 mile scenic walk taking place in more than 100 communities across the country this fall. Proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to fund research, education, survivor and awareness programs -- both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide.
Sarasota Police Department profiles
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 to Talk of the Sun Coast in the 1220 AM studio:
Wednesday, 10/1: Officer Ryan Stimpert, Patrol Division, Sexual Offender Coordinator, sexual predators
Tuesday, 10/14: Detective Kim Laster, Criminal Investigations Division, Intelligence Unit, gangs
Tuesday, October 21: Detective Jack Carter, Criminal Investigations Division, crimes against property & identity theft
Monday, 10/27: Lieutenant Steve Breakstone, Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Unit, narcotics
Thursday, 11/6: Chief Peter J. Abbott
All my SPD guests will be in the studio, so if you have any questions about the workings of our Police Department, you can call in at (941) 373-1220.
And if you'd like more info about the SPD, go online at
Sarasota Sister Cities Association
As most Sarasotans can't just hop in the car and travel to far-off, exotic countries, the members of the Sarasota Sister Cities Association will gladly offer you the chance to totally immerse yourself in the seven cities that are "twinned" with Sarasota: Perpignan (France), Tel Mond (Israel), Hamilton (Canada), Vladimir (Russia), Treviso (Italy), Xiamen (Siming District, China) and Dunfermline (Scotland).
Sister City Dunfermline, Abbey
Over the next three months I'm going to be profiling our Sister Cities Association and our friends in the seven cities. My article in the October issue of SCENE Magazine will introduce the Association; around the same time I'll begin a series of live interviews with the respective SSCA Directors of the cities on Talk Of The Sun Coast. Every ten days or so I'll be featuring another city.
Back row: Harry Dunn, City Director of Perpignan; Ian Krause, Community Youth Development board member; Dr. Carolyn Bloomer, City Director, Siming District, Xiamen, China; William Mallett, Membership Director; Mirco Chiodi, VP of Cities, City Director of Treviso
Front row: William Wallace, Past President; Carla Rayman, President; Gloria Grenier, City Director of Hamilton; Betty Greenspan, City Director of Tel Mond; Gundula Coleman, Secretary and City Director of Vladimir
Thick As Thieves
This is the first announcement about breakout playwright Jenny Beres' brand new comedy "Thick As Thieves", which will be performed at Home Resource (741 Central Ave, Sarasota) from November 20 thru 22, 2008. There will be three performances.
Jenny recently celebrated great success with her play "If The Devil Could Fall In Love", which was directed by Catherine Randazzo and performed to cheering audiences at the Players Theatre in July.
Now, after winning the playreading festival "The Play's The Thing" for the second year running with her dark comedy "Hay Day", Jenny has completed "Thick As Thieves" and has again acquired Louise Stinespring as her director.
The cast around Louise features Tom Aposporos, Andrew Bailes, Tommy Carpenter, Sage Hall, Ann Morrison and Cliff Roles.
For tickets call 941 366-6690.
Here are the dates I'll be appearing / emceeing / auctioning / acting etc. during 2008 - I hope to see you out and about!
Oct 4 9:00P The Red Carpet Event @ Hillview Street
Oct 9 thru 11 Always A Part Of Me (1-hour edited version) @ The Players Theatre
Oct 15 11:00A SCAN and MAN Senior Idol Talent Show @ Municipal Auditorium
Oct 16 6:00P Key to the Cure @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Oct 25 6:00P Manatee Players Masked Ball Fundraiser @ IMG Academies
Nov 5 thru 8 Always A Part Of Me (Florida Theatre Conference 1-hour edited version) @ Lakeland Centre, Lakeland
Nov 18 thru 21 Jenny Beres' Thick As Thieves @ Home Resource
Dec 3 6.30P Lakewood Ranch Women's Club Holiday Dinner and Auction @ LWR Golf & CC
To hear the best guests on radio,
join me, Cliff Roles, for
Talk of the Sun Coast
Monday thru Friday, from 3 to 4 pm on 1220 AM WSRQ
(or listen on the LIVESTREAM at www.newstalk1220.com)
Join me live every weekday afternoon!
1220 AM studio from 3 - 4 pm
Monday, September 29:
Candace Artim, Booker High, John Lennon and Me / Dottie Baer Garner, Elizabeth Power, Dr. Peter French, Perlman Music Program, Sarasota/Inc.
Tuesday, September 30:
Jeffrey Cohen, author, It Happened One Knife / Daniel Kennedy, Sarasota Military Academy
Wednesday, October 1:
Officer Ryan Stimpert, SPD, sexual predators / Terry McKee, hair and clothes design guru
Thursday, October 2:
Friday, October 3:
Patsy Rowe, The Etiquette Maven: business, wedding and divorce etiquette / Kristen Skedgell, author, Losing The Way
If you'd like to view my guest list for the whole month, go to www.CliffRoles.com!