On The Spot 12-11-10

On the Spot captures the moment in someones life, an event or just about anything that can be wrapped up in 30 minutes. On the Spot first show or rather moment is an interview with Frank Roberts of Frankly Speaking, as we talk about everything and nothing.

Frank talks about is life, career and shares many of his interesting stories about the people he’s meet along the way. Some funny, some that will touch your heart.

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Frankly Speaking Show 128 Guest Blake Cullen and John Ernst

Friday January 11, 2008

Now Playing Frankly Speaking with Frank Roberts:

The Monty Alexander Trio, one of the best-known jazz groups – jazz with a Latin flavor – will be in concert Friday at the Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk. [ Click the guitar for YouTube performace ]

Blake Cullen, the former Norfolk Admirals owner, who is promoting the Jazz On Granby series will talk about the program and those following.

Dedicated in January 2001, the Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center supports a legacy of art and culture that thrives in Downtown Norfolk. The theatre is located at 340 Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk. Click the map to the left for a closer view.

Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center
340 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
800.949.7029 / 757.623.4141

Our second hour goes nautical on Friday with a visit from John Ernst, captain of the Periauger, the replica of the 17th century workboat. Wait till you hear about his background. Sailing the seas, one way or another, is old hat to him.

Gibson “Killer Robot Guitar”

Click the photos to watch the videos

Gibson Proudly Presents The Robot Guitar—
A First Run Limited Edition

On December 7, 2007, Gibson will change the guitar world forever. Again.

True to the spirit of innovation that inspired Gibson to invent the legendary Tune-o-matic bridge, the powerful humbucker, and the revolutionary Digital Les Paul, Gibson proudly presents the Gibson Robot Guitar—the world’s first guitar with robotic technology.

Since the dawn of the instrument, musicians have come to accept the guitar’s imperfections and lack of tonal precision as necessary evils. Onstage and off, guitarists have fought to stay in tune.

Every music lover and performer has had to suffer through the show—halting, mood-killing atonal droning of a loudly amped guitar being brought into tune.

And in the studio, or at home, imprecise intonation throws the guitar in and out of tune, up and down the neck, as the instrument requires tweaking with each season and at times with each string change.

For as long as the guitar has existed, guitar lovers have had two choices—live with a temperamental and out-of-tune instrument or make frequent trips to the shop for setups. Not anymore.

Introducing the Gibson Robot Guitar. All you have to do is play it.

In Select Stores December 7, 2007
First Run Limited Edition, only 10 per store