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 schedule;
And of course ... The best guests on radio!
For latest guest lists and news updates, go to CliffRoles.com every day!
The Watchdog's on my show!
Chris Markowski on Talk of the Sun Coast!
reporting LIVE during the
Democratic National Convention: Denver, August 25 - 28, 2008, and the
Republican National Convention: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, September 1 - 4, 2008
from 3.05 - 3.15 pm EST every day of the conventions.
So don't forget to tune your radios to 1220 AM, or listen in every day on the LIVESTREAM here on the Net at www.newstalk1220.com!
Curtain Call 2008
The Sarasota Herald Tribune has extended the voting period for your favorite play, musical and performer until this Thursday.
I have a shameless request - I'm honored to have been nominated for my performance as Val in the Golden Apple's Laughter on the 23rd Floor.
So if you have a second to spare, please go to
(please have patience, it takes a few seconds to load),
then go to Best Supporting Actor, Play and click on Cliff Roles, then click Vote.
Thank you - I really appreciate it! :-)
Talent Explosion 2008
Congratulations to all the contestants of Saturday's Talent Explosion 2008 at the Players, which I had the pleasure of emceeing and co-producing. Couldn't have happened without the tireless work of Ellen Ross & Gayle Foster, Jeffery Kin's excellent direction, the generosity of the sponsors and outstanding all-round effort by the TE Committee. Over 420 people attended and proceeds benefitted the Players School.
Here are the seven category winners of Talent Explosion 2008:
Elementary: Hannah Beatt, vocal (Tomorrow)
Middle: Erin Weinberger, dance (Shine on your Shoes)
High: Samantha Quinn-Grutzner, dance (Higher Ground)
Adult: Katy Knowles, vocal (Last One Picked)
Best Overall Performance: Sarasota Players Choreography Class (Ramalama)
Most Personality and Charisma: Suncoast Youth Theatre (You Can't Stop The Beat)
Best Style and Technique: Sarasota Players Choreography Class (Ramalama)
If there'd been an "Audience Choice Award", it would indubitably have gone to 11-year old Maria Wirries, who received minutes of standing ovations and deafening screams for her fantastic rendition of New York, New York.
Well done, everyone!
GOT A MINUTE? 2008
It's all coming together - we've got the sixty plays, a stellar cast of 23 talented actors - and we're going to put on three performances that will knock your socks off.
GAM 2008 PRODUCTION TROUPE
TOM APOSPOROS, AUSTIN ABRAMS, ANGEL BORTH, RICHARD BRANDT, BOBBIE BURRELL, CINDA GOEKEN, DAN HIGGS, JUSTIN IRWIN, SONIE LASKER, LORI MARSH, JASZY McALLISTER, STEVE McALLISTER, PATRICK McCALL, ELLIE McCAW, GWEN McCAW, KAYLENE MCCAW, LIAM MERCIER, LEAH PAGE, PERLA PANDO, ANGEL PARKER, MIRIAM RING, THERESA ROSE, SHELLEY WHITESIDE, BEAU WILLIAMS
GAM 2008 ECLECTIC THEATRE TROUPE
ANNETTE BREAZEALE, CECE DWYER, JEFFERY KIN, BARRY LOOK, JULIE LOOK, SANDRA MUSICANTE, CLIFF ROLES, BOB TRISOLINI, PAM WILEY, LYNFORD WILEY
You can find a list of this year's 1-minute plays at Eclectic Theatre Company.
And it's all happening at the Players Theatre on Friday, September 12 at 8pm and Saturday, September 13 at 2 pm and 8pm.
Our Gala performance with food, drink, silent and live auction will be on Saturday, September 13 at 8 pm. We hope you'll all come! In our first year we raised $11,000, and last year over $ 20,000 for cancer research! Help us to beat that this year!
Tickets (941) 365-2494!
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is our opportunity to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to help fight breast cancer. But Making Strides is more than just the name of a walk. It describes the amazing progress that we can make if we work together to defeat this disease.
Below is a link to our team page. I hope you will visit it and sign up to
join our team to experience an incredible day of inspiration and meaning, and to provide hope for all people facing breast cancer.
Hope starts with you and me - let's walk! You can visit the web address: Got A Minute Team
Seen The New SCENE?
I'm pleased and proud to write a column every month for SCENE Magazine.
My August article tells of a kind of magic - read how 100 Fairy Godmothers are helping Habitat for Humanity to get down and dirty to build a house!
And they all lived happily ever after ... well, except for a few blisters.
Get your new copy of SCENE Magazine now at newsstands, book- and drug stores, or by subscription!
and in SCENE's September issue ...
Susan Danis, Terry Romine, Lee Dougherty Ross, Julie Milton, Eva Slane - Photo by LeBlanc Studios
Four wonderful, generous, talented people - Susan Danis, Terry Romine, Lee Dougherty Ross and Eva Slane - are the subject of my article in SCENE's September issue - I've called it "Accentuate The Positive, Latch On To The Affirmative". SCENE publisher Julie Milton and I got in on the act to pose with them for this souvenir photo!
And don't forget to listen to SCENE's Julie Milton & Ted Seger chatting with me tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug 26 from 3 to 4 pm on Talk of the Sun Coast!
Here are my current 2008 dates of where I'll be appearing / emceeing / auctioning / acting etc. - I hope to see you out and about!
Sept 12/13 8:00P Got A Minute Play Festival 2008 @ The Players
Sept 25 11:30A Second Chance, Last Opportunity Luncheon @ Michael's On East
Oct 9 thru 11 Always A Part Of Me (Florida Theatre Conference 1-hour edited version) @ The Players, and Venice 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
Dec 3 6.30P Lakewood Ranch Women's Club Holiday Dinner and Auction @ LWR Golf & CC
the best guests on radio,
join me, Cliff Roles, for
Talk of the Sun Coast
Monday thru Friday,
from 3 to 4 pm
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, August 25:
Chris Markowski, The Watchdog On Wall Street, Democratic Convention Report / Nancy Detert, State Senator candidate
Tuesday, August 26:
3 - 4 pm: Chris Markowski, The Watchdog On Wall Street, Democratic Convention Report / Julie Milton, Ted Seger, Debbi Benedict, SCENE Magazine
6 - 7 pm: Jeanette LaVoy, Carla Stumpf-Patton, death by suicide
Wednesday, August 27:
Chris Markowski, The Watchdog On Wall Street, Democratic Convention Report / Connie Jordan aka Witchy Woman, Martin aka Psychic Boy, metaphysical comedy
Thursday, August 28:
Chris Markowski, The Watchdog On Wall Street, Democratic Convention Report / M.C. Coolidge, Reality Chick, Sideways in Sarasota
Friday, August 29:
Blake Ellis, Eloquent Entrees / Mark Cooper, author
If you'd like to view my guest list for the whole month, go to www.CliffRoles.com!
Here's the official map with the address and contact numbers of
1220 AM WSRQ:
2127 Ringling Blvd,
Sarasota, FL 34237
(next to the Checkers)
Cross Streets: between S East Ave and S School Ave.
Office tel. no.: (941) 952-1220
Studio phone-in number: (941) 373-1220
I am a Board member of the Players of Sarasota, the recipient of the Sarasota County Arts Council 2007 Arts Leadership Award for Media, and I was voted one of the top three in the category Best Local Actor 2008 by the readers of Sarasota Magazine.
Talk of the Suncoast on 1220 AM (or listen on the LIVESTREAM)
Contact: tel. (941) 685-9017
Check out my Actor Page at www.AnythingArts.com and Cliff's Page at www.SarasotaLocal.com!