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Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends March 18, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
March 18, 2019

Photo by Ralph DePalma
The Next Paradise Big Band of Key West Concert ( Not to be Missed) at Tennessee Williams Theater March 31

Artist : Alicia Leal "The Journey" Acrylic on Canvas
Pt. 6 "Visions of Cuba" at 

Every Week Sheriff Ramsay & The Women & Men of MCSO is Out in the Community doing Great Deeds. See Below What Organization they donated this Trailer too.

Zazoo Fine Art & Photography is now Offering a Douglas Kirkland (World Renown Photographer) of Audrey Hepburn

Pt. 1 Mike Rooney Opened "Out of Focus" Last Weekend at Gallery on Greene. We have a Few Photos from the Reception & A lot More Paintings in Pt. 2 (March 25)

The Next MCSO Animal Farm is Open 3/24

Mark White
Javiar Lopez Barbosa
Suzanne Betz
Suzanne Donazetti
Mark Horst
Nancy Ortenstone
Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Just Opened the "Sante Fe Six" Exhibition. This Issue will have Part 1 of 2 Featuring ALL 6 Artisans.

Many Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebrations ALL Over Key West for Another Month

Fringe Theater presents the quirky comedy 
The Clean House, March 20 - 30, in the Parish Hall of St Paul's Episcopal Church
PLUS ALL Their Productions in March & April

Jessica Wilson
JodyRae Campbell
Suzanne Holt
Frangipani Gallery Current Exhibition "Pearls Before Chickens"

As Usual we enjoy Featuring Skipper Kripitz's many Configuration ALL over Town due to his many Non Profit Activities.  Above is the "League of Crafty Musicians" Series at Virgilios March 26 ( More Gigs Below) Note : All Musicians in the Keys are Welcome to send me materials.

 Martin Senterfitt, Fire Deputy Chief and Emergency Management Director, Monroe County, will speak on Emergency Management in the face of rapid intensification storms (More Below)

Svetlana Smolina : World Renown Russian Concert Pianist Returned with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra Performing in Key West & Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Next Week in the March 25th Issue Many Photos.

"Books and Books" at TSKW has Many Literary Events.  Next 3/30 Nya O'Malley. Next Two in April : Anne Beattie 4/9 & Pam Jenoff 4/17 (More Below) Inc. a Few Pics from Author Cathy Salustri's Visit. 

The Key West Library Presents 3 Literary Series : Cafe Con Libros, Author Talk, & Friends of the Library. (More Below)
L) Kristina Neilhouse R) Rosalind Brackenbury.

Pt. 2 Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest from The Old Island Restoration Foundation

Pt. 2 : 2019 Key West Orchid Society's Orchid Fair. Lots of Photos. Continues in the March 25th Issue.

April 4 :The Beach Boys One of the Many Key West Theater Concerts ( Many Concerts Below inc. Jefferson Starship 3/27)

Starting with the March 25th Issue; we'll have the 2019 Key West Art Center's Annual Plein Air Exhibition / Contest & Sale with Most of the Local Artists Standing in Front of their Work.

Pt. 2 The Smallest Parade in the Universe from Marc House once again was SRO Only. We have Pics

Our Weekly Feature Link to WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM with their Hundreds of Local Keys News Features-Photos-Videos

So Many Events, Exhibitions & Classes at TSKW

3/17 Amernet String Quartet
3/31 Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo
Next Two Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West

Pt. 2 Jeane LaRance Opened her Photographic Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery. 

Part 2 of "Platforms" The Latest Exhibition at Sean P. Callahan's Dog Tired Studio

Kitty Clements & Jeff Johnson Starring in "The Kingdom of Earth"
One of the Many TW Events is the One Act Plays Dir. by TSKW Board Pres. Stephen Kitsakos.  "Lifeboat Drill" & "The Kingdom of Earth" at TSKW 3/31 & 4/1 (More Below)

"Aquaculture for the Home Aquarium, From Collector to Cultivator."  The presentation, led by Travis Knorr, Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Lab Technician at FKCC, is on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.  PLUS OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION FOR ALL 3 CAMPUSES.

Pt. 2 The 2019 Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction Activity

Gabriella Fiabane
Chris Calivas
Janet Mueller
Pt. 1 of 2 The Latest GingerBread Square Gallery Exhibition
The March 25th Issue (Pushed back just 1 more week) will have a Photo Feature from the Annual Tennessee Williams Kick Off Birthday Gala Celebration from Dennis and Bert's House. One of my Favorite Events


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8020 Weekly. This Issue March 18th. 2019 : Paradise Big Band of Key West 3/31 at TW, Pt. 6 "Visions of Cuba" from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez & The Florida Keys Council of the Arts at Gato, Pt. 2 of the 2019 Anne Mckee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction, Sheriff Ramsay & Women / Men of MCSO Doing Great Deeds, Reef Relief Coral Camp for Spring Break (ages 6-12) 3/18-22, Zazoo Fine Art & Photography Has Works from Renown Photographer Douglas Kirkland, "Out of Focus" from Mike Rooney at Gallery on Greene, Next MCSO Animal Farm 3/24, Paul Gildea's Contemporary Fine Art Gallery has "Sante Fe Six" Featuring 6 SouthWest Artists, Many Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Events, Fringe Theater "The Clean House" 3/20-30 + Complete April/May Schedule, Skipper Kripitz Gigs inc. 3/17 at Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel for Jazz in  the Gardens-Next 3/24 Libby York & Friends, Hurricane Emergency Management Lecture, Next Week Photos from Svetlana Smolina & The South Florida Symp. Orch. at Tennessee Williams Theater & The Broward Center for Performing Arts, Invisible Horses by Rosalind Brackenbury : Outstanding Poetry. 

"Books & Books"-KW Library's "Cafe Con Libros"-"Author Talk" & "Friends of the KW Library" Many Literary Events, Pt. 2 Conch Shell Blowing Contest, KW Theater Schedule + Beach Boys 4/4 & Jefferson Starship 3/27, Pt. 2 Smallest Parade in the Universe, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Hundreds of Local News Features-Videos-& Photos, WWW.JUSTDOITKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events,
WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Hundreds of Photo Galleries + Extensive Calendar of Events, Next Two Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West : 3/17 Amernet String Quartet & 3/31 Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo, American Bombshells at Little White House 3/28 & 29 + Easter Egg Hunt 4/6, Pt. 2 Jeane LaRance Photographic Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery, Pt. 2 "Platforms" from Sean P. Callahan's Dog Tired Gallery, FKCC Vip Lecture Series 3/27 "Aquaculture for the Home Aquarium, From Collector to Cultivator" + Open House from ALL 3 Campuses in April, Pt. 1 GingerBread Square Gallery Presents Gabriella Fiabane-Chris Calivas & Janet Mueller, Adam Scott Rote ( Artist of the Stars) at Key West Gallery, "Preserve Island Life" Activities, , Key West Playbills from Roberta & Peter (Outstanding Marketing to Upscale Disposable Income Demos) : I'm in 6 Different Editions & I have my Own Magazine going out to 8020), Next Artisan Market 3/24, Every Thurs. Green Market at Bayview Park, Island House Videos, 

FKSPA's Spring Social 3/22, Dance KW & KW Theater has Complimentary Dance & Technique Classes for BVMP Students, Trombone Concert at Little Room Jazz 4/1, "Migration Mania" for the Family 4/6 at The KW Tropical Forest & Bot. Gardens, TSKW & KWAHS has Many Events-Exhibitions & Classes, TSKW Last Wed. (3/27) of Each Month "Pot Luck Visiting Resident Artisans on the Porch", Happy Hour with the Historian Cori Convertito PHD 4/10 at BottleCap (The Navy in KW), Hometown Key West "Meet the Candidates" 4/1 at Salute, Tropic Cinema's Photo Gallery Presents "In Back of 4 Real" by Stuart Davis", Aids Help  CC, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Frangipani Gallery Presents " Pearls Before Chickens" Exhibition Featuring JodyRae Campbell-Jessica Wilson & Suzanne Holt,

Many Fringe Theatre Productions, "Young Frankenstein : The Musical 2/26-3/23 at Waterfront Playhouse, Steve Martin's (Excuseeeee ME) "Meteor Shower" 3/26-4/20 at Red Barn Theatre, TSKW Board Pres.Stephen Kitsakos Directs Two One Act Plays from TW 3/31 & 4/1, KWBG Next Mixer 4/10 at 801 Bourbon St. & Next Luncheon 4/3 at Marriott Beachside,  Historian & Key West Treasure Tom Hambright 3/20 at KW Library, 3/22 Squirrel Hillbillies at KW Library Palm Gardens, Q-Magazine, "Singing in the 60's" at TWT from Eric Haley-Michael Robinson & Michael Mulligan,
WWW.-FLA-KEYS.COM Extensive On-Line E-Magazine from TDC ( March Link), WomanKind Monthly E-Blog March Link, Florida Keys Council of the Arts "Connections Project", The Weekly City of KW Section ( This Week KW Transit now On Google Maps + Real Time Bus Tracking on KW Website), & Much More in the March 18th. Issue. Enjoy Ed


623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
Michael Cheval was in town last week; click the March 11th Issue Link to see many of his works :

Next Visiting Artists at Wyland : 3/15-17 Steve Barton and 3/22-24 Stephen Muldoon


Pt. 2 : The 2019 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction was the Best Ever.
  This Issue will have the last batch of the Artists Standing in Front of their works; as well as a few of the pics at the start of the auction. Go to Part 1 ( Last Week) March 11

More Anne McKee 2019 Artists Fund Fine Art Auction Photos Up Shortly +
at the End of this Issue is Information about the GRANT APPLICATIONS for this Year 

PARADISE BIG BAND of Key West  March 31 at Tennessee Williams Theater
Don't miss the last Paradise Big Band concert of the 2019 season: The Big Band Theory, featuring visiting horn soloists, fabulous local vocalists, and the 18 piece Big Band sound that fills the Tennessee Williams auditorium. Tickets at, or at the Tennessee Williams Box Office at 305 296-1520. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8 pm. Tickets $25-$35
The 18 member Paradise Big Band was formed in 1998 and is a truly "local" organization consisting of local professional and semi-professional musicians.
Here is the Direct Ticket Link
Event Page on FB
and Paradise Big Band of KW Page

Photos by Ralph DePalma : 
Ralph De Palma Productions

South Florida Symphony Orchestra &
World Renown Russian Concert Pianist. 
The Concerts in Key West and Ft. Lauderdale were Brilliant. The March 25th Issue will have Photos.

Tues. 4/2 Upper Keys Center 5:30p ,  Wed. 4/3 Middle Keys Center 5:30p, Sat. 4/6 10am Key West Center

Future students will meet faculty, staff, and current students and learn about bachelors' and associate degrees as well as career training programs.  Additional information shared will include: financial aid and scholarship opportunities; learning support resources; and student clubs and activities. 
The Key West Campus Open House will feature a campus tour with stops along the way that exhibit each college program followed by lunch.  FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra will host a "President to Parent" talk with family members about guiding and supporting soon-to-be college students. 
The regular $30 application fee will be waived for those who attend one of the events.  Future students are asked to R.S.V.P. at  For more information, contact FKCC Recruiter Marissa Owens at305-809-3207 or


"Aquaculture for the Home Aquarium, From Collector to Cultivator."  The presentation, led by Travis Knorr, Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Lab Technician at FKCC, is on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.

More of Mike Rooney Up Shortly


Pt. 1 The 2019 Key West Orchid Society Presents their Orchid Fair was in the March 11 Issue . Part 2 will be in the March 25th Issue.
Here is the Link to Part 1 in March 11

Pt. 6 "Visions of Cuba"

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts encourages all to attend the ongoing show: "Visions of Cuba", an exhibition of contemporary Cuban Art, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. This collective exhibition represents the artwork of more than 50 prominent Cuban artists who now live in cities throughout the world.
This presents a unique opportunity for both the artists and the audience, in that the Gato Building itself is steeped in Cuban Heritage. Jose Marti gave a historic presentation during his first visit to Key West in 1891, and the building was originally a Cuban Cigar Factory. "Visions of Cuba" showcases a variety of community artists, ranging from students to professionals, and promotes the significant cultural connection between Cuba, Key West, the Gato and Artists.
The exhibit is part of the Arts Council's Art in Public Buildings program, designed to offer an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work beyond a traditional gallery space and enhance the environment of those who work and visit the Gato Building. The show will continue through April 26th, and the Gato Building is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. daily.
This exhibit was sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida: Division of Cultural Affairs, as well as other supporters. Additional support comes from donations by show visitors. For more information, please call the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 or email

Under the Moon by Ernesto Lapdevila 16 X 24 WaterColor on Cardboard
"Ave" / Bird by Jose Bedia 15 1/2 X 23 1/2 WaterColor on Cardboard
Gallo by Vincent Bonachea  28 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas
Freedom by Alicia Leal 25 1/2 X 21 Acrylic on Canvas
In the Mystery Is Your Name by Alicia Leal 15 X 15 Acrylic on Canvas

More Visions of Cuba Shortly

Pt 2 of the Old Island Restoration Foundation Conch Shell Blowing Contest

More Conch Shell Blowing Contest Up Shortly


WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval 305-294-8925

" Audrey "
   Douglas Kirkland. 
A stunning image of Audrey Hepburn, taken in 1965.  In Paris to shoot promotional stills for Hepburn's 1966 heist movie  " How To Steal A Million" , Kirkland wound up leaving with one of his favorite images in a 60-year career. 
Presented in a Limited Edition of 24  Silver Gelatin Photo Prints Hand signed by the photographer, Douglas Kirkland.  Print size is approx. 20" x 24" raw and 
measures approx. 27" x 28" framed. We have edition # 5/24 in the gallery.
Douglas Kirkland 
(born 1934) is a prominent photographer based in the United States, who has been at the cutting edge of fashion, photojournalism and ortraiture, working for the world's most reputable magazines for more than 50 years. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look's 25th anniversary issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine. A Who's Who of notable persons have posed for Kirkland - celebrities he has photographed include Mick Jagger, Sting, Morgan Freeman,  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Orson Welles, Andy Warhol, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brigitte Bardot, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren,  and
Audrey Hepburn. Kirkland's portrait of Charlie Chaplin is at the National Portrait Gallery in London. 
Kirkland is contracted for work around the world and has worked in the motion picture industry as a special photographer on more than 150 films ncluding 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Sound of Music, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Titanic and Moulin Rouge In 1995 Kirkland received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Motion Pictures Society of Operating Cameramen. 
 We are offering Audrey for only $4800 framed. If you are interested in adding Audrey to your collection , please email me at or call me at 305.294.8925. Best regards, James Curken Managing Art Consultant. Zazoo Fine Art Gallery. 622 Duval Street. Key West, FL. 33040
Ph. 305.294.8925


WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

Adam Scott Rote (The Artist of the Stars) Visits the Gallery where he hangs Year Round in Key West :  The Key West Gallery 3/14-17 and 5/24-26 Last Week the March 11 Issue had a few of Adam's Works ; Click the Link for complete Issue 


**Gate & Event opens at 7pm - Show begins at 8pm** March 29

Join us for Key West's most spectacular concert featuring the American Bombshells...the country's best patriotic show. The American Bombshells, a modern day twist on the Andrews Sisters, serve as Ambassadors of America's Gratitude, traveling the globe with an All-American show that dazzles in three part harmony!
Click BOMBSHELLS Link to be taken to Page for this Event
also for Members Only on March 28th SouthernMost Air Spectacular Flight Social with the American Bomshells 3/28 Here is the Harry S. Truman Little Whitehouse Schedule of Events



Pt 2 The Smallest Parade in the Universe by Marc House

More Smallest Up Shortly

Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration continues with array of arts and cultural events
Key West Art & Historical Society's month-long Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, which remembers the Pulitzer-prize winning literary icon with an array of arts and cultural events, continues through April 1 at multiple Key West venues.  In recognition of Williams' patronage and devotion to the Monroe County Library in Key West, this year's celebration theme is "The Library." For tickets and information on all upcoming events, visit 

Still to come:  
Monday, March 18 from 6:30-8:30pm, the Tennessee Williams Monday Night Classic Film Series at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., presents "Boom," a British 
drama film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Noël Coward, adapted from the play "
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore."
  Film tickets available exclusively at Tropic Cinema or
Friday, March 22, from 10:00-11:00am, join Curator Dennis Beaver on a tour of the award-winning Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Ave., during which he will share highlights of Williams' life and work during his years in Key West. Tickets are free for KWAHS members, $5 for non-members. 

Monday, March 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm the Tennessee Williams Monday Night Classic Film Series at the Tropic Cinema presents "Sweet Bird of Youth,"a drama based on the Broadway play by the same name starring Paul Newman, Golden Globe-winner Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Madeleine Sherwood, and Ed Begley. Film tickets available exclusively at Tropic Cinema or
Wednesday, March 27, 5:30-7:30pm, KWAHS invites the public to a party at the Tennessee Williams Museum celebrating what would have been Williams' 108th birthday. The evening will include contest award presentations, bubbly beverages, and birthday cake. $10 donation.
Sunday, March 31 and April 1, 7:30-9:30pm at The Studios of Key West: Stephen Kitsakos directs two one-act theatre productions of Williams' work, the rarely performed comedy "Lifeboat Drill," and the steamy threesome, "Kingdom of Earth." Tickets are $45 general admission, $60 preferred seating.
Visit  for full schedule and advance ticket purchases or contact Dani Holliday at
or 305-295-6616 x 114. Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, The Helmerich Trust, Southernmost Beach Resort, Neal Ruchman and Melissa Jean McDaniel, Bert Whitt Hemingway Rum Co. makers of Papa's Pilar, Campari, Bulldog Gin, Haus Alpenz for Dolin Vermouth. 
Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

Meet Tim Staub

Talk Transit: The City is updating its vision plan for the Bus System.  Tell us what you think would make it better: Public Input Survey

March 18 Master Gardener Clinic 9am-Noon at Gato Bld. 1100 Simonton St. Suite 2-260

March 18-22 Reef Relief Coral Camp for Spring Break 613 Greene St.. Students Ages 6-12 Call 305-294-3100 or

March 20 Plogging/Excising/Socializing 10 am at White Street Pier 

March 20 Green Drinks 5:30p-7p at BottleCap 1102 Simonton St.
Meet the New Multimodal Transportation Dir. Tim Staub

April 6 : The monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Indigeous Park 9a-Noon
Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for way more Information.  Much had to be Edited due to Time & Space Constraints

March 11 Reception 5:30-8P
 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900

Here is a Few Paintings from Gabriella Fiabane

Her Shadow Side  24 X 30 Oil on Linen

Last Sail of the Season 20 X16 Oil on Linen

North Country Church 16 X 20 Oil on Linen

The Great White Hunter 30 X 24 Oil on Linen

Gathering Oblivion 8 X 10 Oil on Panel
More Gabriella Fiabane in the March 25th Issue
and Up Shortly in this Issue Works by Chris Calivas & Janet Mueller

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Click the Link that is below to see COMPLETE E-Mail Campaign that Peter and Roberta Just did for their Playbills
Here are some of the Upcoming Issues
Key West Songwriters:  Deadline  March 7
Mystery Fest Key West: Deadline: May 1
Florida Keys Guitar Summit: Deadline: May 1
Key West Summer Stage: Deadline:  May 1

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.

3428 N. Roosevelt Ave.

The Blue Paper has Hundreds of Local Keys News Features-Photos & Videos.  Here is just 6 of them : Celebrate Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebrations with 1 of many Events : This one Acclaimed Mixologist Philip Greene, McKee Artist's Fund Application Grants, Sheriff's Office Receives 16th Consecutive Perfect Financial Audit, Poet Chelsea Rathburn to Speak at Friends of the KW Library Series 3/11,Coast Guard Rescues 2 from Sinking Ship Off of Key Largo, KWAHS Presents Retrospective of KW Wood Artist in "Out of the Woods"

March 24 Art of the Arts Edition
April 7 Ocean Awareness Edition

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Next Week we'll have the 2019 Annual Plein Air Competition with Many Local Artists Competing and Many Red Dots Appearing within the First Hour of Display


WWW.ISLANDHOUSEKEYWEST.COM 1129 Fleming St. 800-890-6284

SPECIAL FEATURE  Note for our Out of town many readers ; One of the remaining Gay Hotels in Key West is a Resort called Island House. It's a Fun Resort. They have a Great Marketing Department ; and every year will produce a new batch of Videos. They have graciously agreed to share these Videos with others beside their Database. These Videos show how amazing Key West is. Of course regardless of your Lifestyle choice/s you'll enjoy the videos Very Much.

Pt 2 of 2 of the JodyRae Campbell Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery

Fran Decker's Frangipani Gallery's  "Pearls Before Chickens" Featuring Jessica Wilson, Suzanne Holt, & JodyRae  Campbell. Here are 3 Paintings from JodyRae

Here is some Works from Jessica Wilson & Suzanne Holt

Jessica Wilson

Here are a few Paintings from Suzanne Holt


Pt. 2 of 2 of "Platforms" from the Brilliant Mind of Sean P. Callahan
Sean Callahan Just Opened "Platforms" His Latest Batch of Works at His Gallery : Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET
Here are 4 Paintings


An educational presentation by Jonathan Rizzo, Warning    Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service

Martin Senterfitt, Fire Deputy Chief and Emergency Management Director, Monroe County, will speak on Emergency Management in the face of rapid intensification storms

APRIL 4 AT 6PM SUGARLOAF FD 17097 OS Hwy. Sugarloaf Shores.

Part 2 of 2
Jeane LaRance Just Opened her Latest Photographic Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery.  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM 830 Fleming St. 305-896-2980. 

More Jeane LaRance Up Shortly


More of the 2019 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction

More Anne McKee Up Shortly

More Conch Shell Blowing at The Oldest House


. Next "Meteor Shower" by Steve Martin 3/26-4/20

Currently : "Young Frankenstein The Musical" 2/26-3/23
Here is a Brief 3 Minute You Tube Video they sent over as a Sneak Preview ; Click SNEAK


They have hundreds of Photo Galleries and an Extensive Calendar of Events


WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504
12th. Annual Spring Social March 22 at Key West Golf Club


The Key West Theater & Dance Key West team up to offer weekly dance and technique classes to the students of the Bahama Village Music Program. The outreach program has been met with great success - more than 15 students show up each Tuesday evening to explore movement and deepen their relationship to music. BVMP Dance + Technique class includes ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, composition, dance history and more, with two levels of class offered to these students, free of cost.
BVMP Dance + Technique Classes are every Tuesday (Level One 5-6pm & Level Two 6-7pm), led by Kyla Piscopink & Kristen Huffman 

Last Week we featured Bill Mack ; who frequently comes to Key West ; and usually has an Exhibition with Gary Welton ; Here is the Complete March 11 Link :

Solitude Full Round Cast Bronze Sculpture 19 X 9

Kindred Spirits Original Painting on Metal 36 X 26
Meet Adam Scott Rote
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT

Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. Adam Rote will unveil his newest original and limited edition paintings as he paints live in the gallery. Enjoy show specials and personalized dedications on all new artwork purchases. Key West Gallery

5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Sheriff's Office gives FWC dive trailer 

Sheriff Rick Ramsay presented the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with a brand new 18-foot trailer for its Dive Team using funds gathered from criminal investigations.

The FWC Dive Team has long been in need of a trailer and this large, air conditioned unit will give them ample space to store and protect gear, work on gear, change clothes and also serve as a planning and resting area before and after dives, said Sheriff Ramsay and FWC Capt. David Dipre. Dipre added both the FWC and Sheriff's Office Dive Teams often train, work and deploy together so both agency's would benefit from the trailer. 

Sheriff Ramsay often uses forfeiture funds to help or purchase items in need by other law enforcement agencies, non-profits and community-minded organizations in the Florida Keys. This $15,000 trailer came from the use of those funds, which are gathered from criminal investigations and at no cost to taxpayers. The practice is one the legs of Sheriff Ramsay's central view that strong community partnerships improve neighborhoods and lower crime. 

"No one law enforcement agency can operate in a vacuum and that's particularly true in small communities such as ours," said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. "The FWC has been and will always be one of our strongest partners, both on and off the water. I know this trailer will be put to good use and that means safer waters and better service for all the residents and visitors of the Florida Keys."


More Animal Photos in the March 25 Issue


   At Virgilio's, on Tuesday, March 26th @ 9pm, Skipper's weekly "League of Crafty Musicians" series will present a performance of the Keys premier fusion band, the CRZBs.   Featuring Pat Metheny-inspired, Brazilian-grooved originals, and plenty of Steely Dan, Sting, Boz, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye, Herbie, Chick, John Scofield, Hall&Oates, Jon Cleary, Sly, etc.   Chris Burchard, blazes on guitar, Rob DiStaci plays keyboards and sings every note from the heart, Gary Rivenson grooves on the  bass, and skippo drives it home, on drums. So, catch a great nite of soulful rock, brazilian, and funk fusion, with the one and only CRZBs, on March 26th, at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear). Call 296-1075 for more info. 

At Blue Heaven on Friday March 22nd @ 10 am, the 'Small Mystery duo' of Phil Sampson on keyboards, & skippo on drums, & percussion,[*** featuring the Rav Vast metal tongue drums of Russia], will entertain the brunch set in tropical jazzy style at the famed dining emporium at corner of Thomas & Petronia streets. An skippo returns again for sunday brunch on March 24th also from 10 am with                           Call 296-8666 for more info.


We Continue with "Platforms" from Sean P. Callahan

Elizabeth St. Hilaire hangs Year Round at Dog Tired...A Great Artist and so Much Fun / Eclectic

We Continue with Jeane LaRance Photographic Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery











* 1 Those People Feat Kathy Gilmored, Landon Bradbury, Pony Charvet, Joe Madaus (Back Stage Listening Room
Go to their website and Facebook Page for their complete really extensive Schedule of Concerts and Events

Due to Space & Time Constraints our Weekly Feature from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow "Photos of the Week" will skip a week and will be in the March 25th Issue. Thanks so much Peter for sharing your Photos with our Readers.


For immediate release
For further information contact Harry Schroeder at 305 504-3970 
            Trombone Concert April 1 at the Little Room Jazz Club
The Isle of Bones 'Bones is back for its 12th annual trombone concert. Highlighting three tenor trombones, the group will perform at the Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval Street, on Monday, April 1, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Featuring Joe Dallas, Jr., his father Joe Dallas, Sr., and Harry Schroeder on tenor trombones, the bass trombone slot will be filled by Georges Hemund on baritone sax, which adds a fine soloist to the group. The rhythm section is Mike Emerson, guitar, Gary Rivenson, bass, and Skipper Kripitz, drums.
     Most of the musicians are regular players with the Paradise Big Band, which sponsors the concert. Joe Sr. is a regular visitor as trombone soloist.
     Trombone quartets go back many years, to Beethoven and beyond. They became popular in the Fifties and Sixties, when the great jazz trombonists J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding put several such groups together. For this concert, all the charts were written by Schroeder for the group; most of them have never been heard before. "There's a great advantage to writing for people you know, whose playing you're familiar with," he says. "That way you can write to their strengths." The selections include up-tempo swing, Latin rock, blues, an original, and some standards. A feature of the concert will be a tribute to Hurricane Irma.
   Since its inception more than a dozen years ago, this Isle of Bones 'Bones concert has become a local favorite for jazz fans.
Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval Street, on Monday, April 1, from 7:00 to 8:30. Donations at the door.

Check Special Pricing Rates
Includes 1 Parasail Ride
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks

SANTE FE SIX  522 Southard St. 305-797-6485
Reception March 18 Exhibition on until 4/1
The Exhibition Features : Mark White, Javiar Lopez Barbosa, Suzanne Betz, Suzanne Donazetti, Mark Horst, Nancy Ortenstone
Mark White
New works by six award-winning artists spanning decades working in Santa Fe will be featured at Gildea Contemporary Gallery.  Contemporary paintings by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Suzanne Betz, Mark White, Suzanne Donazetti, Mark Horst, and Nancy Ortenstone, will be celebrated at a public opening on Monday, March 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. with a show titled "SANTE FE SIX" and remain on view through April 1. A self-taught artist, Barbosa's process of abstraction stems from the connection between his emotions and the blank canvas, creating works to elicit joy and happiness. As an equestrian turned painter, Betz's connection with horses is channeled into her luminous paintings. Donazetti communicates with color through the refractive lens of weaving and painting, representing sunlight and shadows on copper. For Horst, painting is a way of breaking time's grip and setting loose something wild and strong. First a clay artist, after earning his PHD in Theology from Yale University, Horst turned to painting as a practice, not unlike prayer, of paying attention to the world and its contours. Dreams and intuitive logic inform every area of Ortenstone's fresh impressionistic canvases, and White's ethereal landscapes engraved on aluminum, capture the intensity and rich palette of the Southwest. "Each artist has been delicately selected to represent the best of the best of the leading painters working in Santa Fe today. We are excited to share their new works with the seasoned traveler and sophisticated collector of Key West," states Paul Gildea, owner of the prestigious gallery, now in its fifth year in Old Town. Gildea Contemporary Gallery specializes in abstract and contemporary art by over 30 artists. Visit our online store at Gildea Contemporary Gallery is located at 522 Southard Street in Old Town, Key West, 305-797-6485 and Is open daily in season.

Here are a few works from Mark White

Lights Tecture  Oil on Canvas
We -Couple Stainless Steel 20 X 5.5 X 5.5
Counter Revolving-Iris  Aluminum 24 X 12

Blue Calm II 9 X 12 Patina Engraved on Aluminum
Deep Blue 24 X 24 Patina Engraved on Aluminum
Here are a few from Javiar Lopez Barbosa

Awareness 16 X 12
Dream Motif 16 X 12
More from "Sante Fe Six" Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Arts with Artisans : Suzanne Betz, Suzanne Donazetti, Mark Hortz, & Nancy Ortenstone Up Shortly


We Continue with the 2019 Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction
The Next 4 Photos are fairly interesting ; The People in back of Artist Sandy Sun..Come Every Year from I believe Rhode Island to buy many of the Auction Items. He did know when he was Bidding on Sandy's Ceramic Piece that she was the Artist ; & Found Out only after they came to write down his Info. after his successful Bid.
More Anne Mckee Auction Up Shortly + Information on the Latest Anne McKee Grant Availability at the Very End of this Issue.

We Now continue with the Opening of the March 11th Exhibition with a few Works from Chris Calivas & Janet Mueller

 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900
Here are 4 from from Chris Calivas All Below are Oil on Canvas

School's Out 22 X 14

Painter Painting 22 X 24

The Crossing Guard 12 X 12

Father and Daughter 12 X 22
More of Chris Calivas in the March 25th Issue

Here are a few from Janet Mueller ALL Acrylic on Canvas

Four Seasons 30 X 30

Spilling the Beans 30 X 30

Head Out of Sand 26 X 26

This Next One is from her Sculptures ; and we have about 5 more of them in the March 25th Issue. This One is Called "You are Protected" & Materials are Palm Fronds, Acrylic on Clay, Mono Filament  64 X 24 X 6
More from Fiabane-Calivas & Mueller's Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery in the March 25th Issue

The March 11th Issue had a Photo Feature from an Exhibition that Nance Frank & Mike Marrero had up and running for a few week's called "The Saints" ; Click the entire March 11 Link to see ALL The Photographs from this Exhibition :
Our Lady Caridad DeCobre Oshin 18x28 Archival Pigment on Paper
The patron saint of Cuba. The giver of miracles. She represents the joys of life.
Saint Christopher Aganyu-Sola 16x24 Archival Pigment on Paper

WWW.THEKEYWEST.GARDEN  5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504


Join us for our huge annual celebration of Spring!
$5 for Children 3 years old and older.
FREE for Members, Adults, and Children under 3 years old.
(Crafts, games, bounce house, egg hunts and activities all included with admission! Raffle tickets, food and drinks available for purchase.)

***Your support makes a difference!*** 
Migration Mania is the Education Department's fundraiser that helps keep our state standard aligned field trips free for our local Monroe County students! 1,500 students participated in our free Living Lab STEM program last school year, and we strive to increase that number this year!
For information about volunteering for the event, just enter your name and email at this link:

Children 3 years and older each receive a free ticket with admission to our Kids' Mini Raffle.  
Super Raffle tickets will be sold for exciting grand prizes!
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is excited to once again partner with the Key West branch of the Monroe County Library to make this the best Migration Mania yet!


Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

Dr. Siegfried Haug will discuss his novel, "Bad Sleep," a Key West mystery of pharmaceutical intrigue at 6PM, Mar. 27 at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. Haug is also the author of the nonfiction work, "I Want to Sleep: Unlearning Insomnia." This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.  


 WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

A few weeks ago ; this Ensemble was Brilliant : Peter Diamond Ilacqua, vocals & percussion; Mark Rose, saxophone & flute; Tim McAlpine, guitar; Bubba Lownotes, bass; Hal Howland, drums. 

3/17 Rhythm section support comes from Bubba on bass, skippo on drums, &  Marty Stonely on flute, & a whole 'gaggle of saxophones' (!).  Come, experience the magick, *(& wear some GREEN!), on the 17th, at the back porch of the lovely Gardens Hotel.  Call 294-2661, for more info. 
Tuesday, March 19, Valerie Elam, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, March 20, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Thursday, March 21, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, March 22, Valerie Elam, 5-7pm
Saturday, March 23, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Sunday, March 24, Jazz In The Gardens! Libby York & Friends, 5:30-8 pm (New Time)


More from the "Sante Fe Six" at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Here are some Works by Suzanne Betz

Just My Style

Pushing the Limits

We Are On

Here are a few from Suzanne Donazetti

Emerald Shadow

Light & Shadow

We Continue Up Shortly with Two More Artisans of the "Sante Fe Six" at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery with Mark Horst and Nancy Ortenstone

Adventures abound at Key West Art & Historical Society's camps for kids: Next up is Monster Maker Camp, taking place Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501. S. Roosevelt Blvd. Led by popular instructors "Deadeye" Rick Wheelus, Kevin Lisinksi, and Crystal Smith, children aged 6-12 will explore the behind-the-scenes process of making a science fiction movie, including set design and special effects. Kids will create props, characters, and creatures for a short film to be shown at the end of the workshop. Registration is $200 for Society members and $225 for nonmembers. Spaces are limited, so register now. Registration information can be found at, click 'Tickets,' or call Kristina Callaway at 305-295-6616, extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  

Next Week More Info on this Event : Just Announced Happy Hour with the Historian (Cori Convertito PHD) at BottleCap The Blue Room 1128 Simonton St. 4/10 4:30-5:30pm

Underwater: Two One-Act plays by Tennessee Williams

Two performances: March 31 and April 1, 7:30pm
Directed by Stephen Kitsakos
Continuing to present lesser known works by the great American playwright, Key West Art & Historical Society presents the rarely performed comedy Lifeboat Drill and steamy threesome Kingdom of Earth - two intriguing plays with characters trapped, both physically and metaphorically, by rising waters. Starring Alaina Albertson, Michael Catlege, Kitty Clements, Arthur Crocker and Jeffrey Johnson.
Lifeboat Drill, penned in 1979 and published in 1981, was one of the last plays to premiere in Williams's lifetime. It concerns an elderly married couple, who occupy a stateroom on the Queen Elizabeth II crossing from Cherbourg to New York. Unhappily married, they bicker fiercely and when they discover that they have been deliberately prevented from attending a lifeboat drill by two mischievous stewards, decide to rehearse their own "drill" all by themselves. Mayhem and personal turbulence ensure. It is a "short, grotesque comedy that explores the panic, isolation, sense of abandonment and confusion that accompany old age." Set adrift in their stateroom, their marriage becomes a metaphor of the disaster of a sinking ship.
The Kingdom of Earth is a one-act play that was published in Esquire Magazine in 1967 and based on a short story Williams wrote in 1942. It bears an ominous epigraph from the Old Testament concerning the Great Flood. It tells the story of a strapping young man named Chicken, living in a Mississippi Delta farmhouse, and preparing for a flood from the rising river when he is unexpectedly visited by his sickly half-brother, Lot, and his newlywed of one-day, Myrtle, a woman whose sexual desire and personal fulfillment force her to make a choice about survival as flood waters approach as the three characters are forced to evacuate. The play was eventually expanded into a full-length play and opened on Broadway in 1968 at The Seven Descents of Myrtle.
Kitty Clements & Jeff Johnson Starring in Kingdom of Earth
Both The Kingdom of Earth and Lifeboat Drill encounter their themes in the idea of the unexpected rising of water: not only what lies beneath, but also what lies ahead.
The performances will be staged at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040 

Presented in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Neal Ruchman & Melissa Jean McDaniel, and Bert Whitt.


Aerodino Para Hayar Dista Cias by Carlos Estevez 12 X 45  Oil  & WaterColor & Pencil
Parade by Auerlio Milera  12 X 35 Oil on Canvas
La Pescaora / The FisherWoman by Adriano Nicot 24 X 24 Mixed Media 
The Doubt / Emptiness or Real Perception "Abandoned Series" by Ulises Alfonso  36 X 24 Acrylic on Canvas
"Reyes Enmesa" / Kings of Truth by Orestes Gaulhiac  36 X 48  Acrylic on Canvas
Artist : Alicia Leal "The Journey" Acrylic on Canvas
More "Visions of Cuba" in the March 25th Issue



Hometown Key West is Calling ALL Members, Future Members, Candidates, Incumbents, Prospective Candidates & Those Merely Testing the Waters. CALL FOR CANDIDATES on Monday April 1 at Salute on the Beach 5PM (Higgs Beach). As Usual Admission is FREE with Light Apps and Cash Bar.



We now Continue with the Smallest Parade in the Universe to a Packed House and much was raised for March House
"Smallest Parade in the Universe" Up Shortly

WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 


We Now Continue with the "Sante Fe Six" Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery 

Here are Three from Mark Horst

All These Things

Boys Eating Ice Cream

In Their Eyes # 4

Here are a Few from Nancy Ortenstone

Awakening Breeze

Reflections in Blue

The March 25th Issue will have Part 2 of 2 Featuring More Works from ALL 6 Artisans :  Mark White, Javiar Lopez Barbosa, Suzanne Betz, Suzanne Donazetti, Mark Horst, Nancy Ortenstone


TSKW ------------------------- TSKW

 "Artists on the Deck" Pot Luck Networking Casual Event : Last Wed. of Every Month. ( next 3/27)

607 Ashe StreetThe Studios' Artist Residency Cottages

So Much Going on at TSKW ; Click LINK1 for one of their Latest E-Newsletters to see Two of the Opening Exhibitions for March During "First Thursday" Last Week; as well as see other events going on.

TSKW ------------- TSKW
"Under the Mayan Stars" showcases visionary artist Carlo Mejía and his works
Artist Carlo Mejía creates his powerful, symbolic images on porcelain, wood, ingres paper, and other mediums.
Photos by Carol Tedesco
"Under the Mayan Stars" to showcase visionary artist Carlo Mejía and his works. Through March 21 in the Zabar Lobby Gallery

 The Other Larger Exhibition Opening for First Thursday on March 7 "With The Grain : Contemporary Applications in Wood Art".
WWW.KEYWESTWOODART.COM TO Find out what's Going on with Wood in Key West

Just a few of the many Classes at TSKW : Drawings made easy with Mike Rooney, UnderPainting with Mike Rooney, Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West, Dirty Words Pretty Lettering With Margot Griffin, Summer Solstice with Susan Sugar, Charcoal it's Not All B&W with Laurel Oswald Clark, Writing : Memoir by Chris Daley, Artisan Soap Making by Angela Berube

We Now Continue with the Jeane LaRance Photographic Exhibition at Salt Island Gallery.


WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 305-396-4944 416 Eaton St.
KW Photographer Stuart Davis is Exhibiting from 3/4 to End of April at the Tropic Cinema Gallery "IN BACK OF 4 REAL" Consists of 35 Constructed Photographs for you to View Before or After a Movie.  This will be Stuart Davis's 5th Exhibit at The Tropic Cinema Gallery. You can Find His 7 Photographic & 10 Story / Photo Books on AMAZON .
We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail and/or 305-396-4944



More from the Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Function

More Anne McKee in the March 25th Issue

Kathy Hooper at

Amernet String Quartet to give Impromptu Classical Concerts
performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on March 17
The popular concert series presents the award-winning Amernet String Quartet, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.  
The Amernet String Quartet, created 20 years ago by students at The Juilliard School, are the ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University in Miami. The group won the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition before being named winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition. 
Praised for their "intelligence and immensely satisfying playing" by The New York Times, Amernet is recognized as one of today's exceptional string quartets. Due to Space Constraints Please go on their Site for Additional Info.

The Lee Roy Reams Concert has been CXL; contact Fringe for refunds.
5/1-3 at B'Nai Zion Synagogue (750 United Street)
Fringe Theater presents the quirky comedy 
The Clean House, March 20 - 30, in the Parish Hall of St Paul's Episcopal Church.
The Pulitzer Prize nominated play, written by contemporary American playwright Sara Ruhl, takes place in "metaphysical Connecticut." It is a concoction of real and surreal story lines that take the audience on a fantastical journey that searches for meaning among life's messier moments.  
Lane, an accomplished physician, wants her house clean. Lane's Brazilian maid wants to write jokes. Lane's surgeon husband wants to live happily-ever-after with his dying patient. Lane's sister Virginia wants to clean up all the mess everyone is making, if only they would let her!
"It's hard to put The Clean House tidily into a genre," says the show's director, Rebecca Tomlinson. "It's an unexpected mix of realism and fantasy, minimalism and spectacle."
The ensemble of diverse and whacky characters drives the play's action which stops periodically to allow the characters to say things directly to the audience. The play twists and turns through betrayal, loss, illness, and death yet manages to tell an unexpectedly life-affirming and funny story. It is, after all, laughter that sustains us through the muck, mire, and mess of our lives.
The New York Times called the NYC premiere of the play "visionary, tinged with fantasy, extravagant in feeling, and maybe a little nuts."
"I was drawn to the play's journey toward forgiveness," Rebecca shares.  "It resonated with me. I think it will resonate with the audience, too."
The cast features Wende Shoer as Lane, Diane May as her sister, Francesca Silva as the maid, Tim Dahms as Lane's husband, and Camille Toler as his soulmate.  
The Clean House runs March 20 - 30 at 7pm in the Parish Hall of St Paul's Episcopal Church, which is located at 401 Duval Street. (The Parish Hall sits at the back of the property.) Tickets are $35 general admission and $45 reserved seating. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online at www.fringetheater.orgor by calling 305-731-0581.

The Crew at Fringe Theater
Fringe Theater Key West


Stephen Kitsakos is a theater director, dramaturge and author of opera librettos with the American composer Sheila Silver including the adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns, commissioned by American Opera Projects, premiering with the Seattle Opera in 2020 season. A professor of Theatre Arts for fifteen years and Asst. Chair at SUNY New Paltz in New York, he has been a dramaturge and director of many new plays. At Theatre Row in NYC, he directed the premiere of Red Masquerade by Jack Wade and Suddenly Last Summer for The Tennessee Williams Project. He directed Life Story: Two One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams "Green Eyes" and "The Traveling Companion" for KWAHS in 2018 and will direct for them Underwater: Two Later Plays by Tennessee Williams - "Lifeboat Drill" and "Kingdom of Earth". Currently he serves as the President of the Board of The Studios of Key West.
Cash-prize plein air painting contest with Key West Art & Historical Society: 
Recreational and professional painters are invited to participate in Key West Art & Historical Society's Saturday, March 16 cash-prize plein air painting contest, part of the month-long celebration honoring Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Tennessee Williams, who took up painting in the later part of his life. Reflecting Williams' devotion to the Key West Library - and this year's Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration theme of "The Library," -the painting subject is the Key West Library, located at 700 Fleming Street. There will be a $200 and a $100 winner in each category, blind-judged by four arts community leaders. A $20 entry fee includes choice of canvas or watercolor paper; artists supply their own painting materials and easels. Event hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Register at KWAHS.ORG/EVENTS
 by March 15 or in person at the Library on March 16. For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x 112 or 
Tennessee Williams film celebration at Tropic Cinema: A photo from the DeWolfe and Wood Collection / Monroe County Public Library shows Burt Lancaster, Anna Magnani's secretary, Tennessee Williams, and Magnani on the porch of the Key West home known as "The Rose Tattoo House." As part of the month-long Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, Key West Art & Historical Society presents a series of films based on Williams' plays at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street. Still ahead: March 11, "The Rose Tattoo," March 18, "Boom," and March 25, "Sweet Bird of Youth." All showings start at 6:30pm. Visit KWAHS.ORG/EVENTS
for ticket links and a full schedule of Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events, a month-long series of arts and cultural happenings at multiple Key West venues.


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer Wed. April 4/10 at 801 Bourbon St. Club 5:30-7pm
Next Luncheon April 3rd at Marriott Beachfront


Applications are now available for the 2019 Anne McKee Artists Fund grants. 
Grant monies are generated by the Fund's annual fine art auction which was held on February 13th with the donating artists receiving 50-percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work and the McKee Fund receiving the remainder to go toward grants to Florida Keys artists.
The McKee Fund awards grants each year in amounts of up to $2,000 to assist with project-based endeavors by individual visual, performance, and literary artists who live in Monroe County.  Grant monies are intended to cover costs specific to the project for which they are proposed.  Typically acceptable expenses include project materials, framing, publishing expenses and advertising.  The Fund also designates grants to be awarded to students and young adults to assist in the development of their talents in the arts.  Founded by longtime Key West resident and art patron, Anne McKee, the not-for-profit Fund has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants since its inception in 1994.   
Applications and instructions will be available on March 1, 2019 at  Completed applications must be submitted no later than midnight EST on Saturday, March 31, 2018.  Grant recipients will be notified of their application status on or before April 13, 2019.  
Thank you!!!. 
Stephanie Hellstrom

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Our Good Friend Michael Nelson One of the Executive Team at KW Library Tells us about the Upcoming Cafe Con Libros Events at 700 Fleming St. Every Tues. 10:30am


3/19 Laura Albritton, along with Florida Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson, is the author of the histories "Marathon: the Middle Keys," "Key West's Duval Street," and the 2018 book, "Hidden History of the Florida Keys." Albritton has written for publications such as the Miami Herald, Sculpture magazine, Harvard Review, the Houston Chronicle, and the Times Literary Supplement.  

3/26 Michael Haskins recently published the tenth novel in the popular Mick Murphy Key West Mystery series called "Mistaken Identity." Haskins' short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and the Saturday Evening Post.  





Book signing
Join us from 11am to 1pm every Saturday to meet a new author.  A few Saturdays ago Author Cathy Salustri came for a Visit

The Next Saturday Morning Signing 
Join us from 11am to 1pm every Saturday to meet a new author. On March 30th we welcome Mya O'Malley. O'Malley will be in the store to meet with customers and discuss her books in the Maggie Trilogy; Maggie, Naomi and Lillie.

Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040.  
305-320-0208 Emily@TSKW.ORG
Here is a Partial April Listing of Events

Literary Reading and Book signing
Anne Beattie - A Wonderful Stroke of Luck
Tuesday, April 9th. 
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Anne Beattie will read from and discuss her new book A Wonderful Stroke of Luck. In this new novel Beattie explores the connections among a group of people who attended a boarding school in the very early aughts and fell under the spell of an enigmatic, manipulative teacher. Book signing to follow.

Literary Reading and Book signing
Pam Jenoff - The Lost Girls of Paris 
Wednesday, April 17th. 
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pam Jenoff will read from and discuss her book The Lost Girls of Paris, a suspenseful and inspiring read about the brutality of war, the scars left on its survivors and the inspiring tenacity of the human spirit. Book signing to follow.



WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004
The Monthly WomanKind E-Blog is Out and Although Below is one part of this Informative read; it's hard to read here ; simply click the below link for the entire Monthly E-Newsletter


Our Good friend Owner & Editor of the Q Sends Regards & this Month's Cover. Q-MAGAZINE in Key West


March 23 & 24 "Singing the 60's" at TWT
  March 23 & 24, 2019 at 8pm Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre, 5901 College Rd. Join Eric Haley, Michael Mulligan, and Michael D. Robinson on a journey through one of the most musically diverse decades of all time, the 60s. With songs from the stars our parents loved like Debbie Reynolds and Percy Faith and his Orchestra, and hits that rocked our radios and record players, like Donvan and We Five. This show will touch your heart and reach all the way down to your dancing feet. Don't miss it! General Admission Tickets still available at KeysTix or the box office.

As well as being connected by the iconic Overseas Highway, the 125-mile-long Florida Keys island chain also is connected by a vibrant community of artists. From now through May 3, art lovers can view a travelling 24-foot mural featuring the work of close to 400 creative spirits during a series of exhibitions throughout the Keys. "The Connections Project: A Mosaic of the Keys" comprises nearly 400 individual canvases measuring 6 inches square that were provided to artists and arts-minded residents.
Their resultant works - produced in mediums ranging from oils and watercolor to photography, mixed media and quilting - showcase subjects including birds and sea life, palms and waterfront scenes, abstract visions and local landmarks.
"The mural's 'road show' tour from Key Largo to Key West celebrates the longstanding connections between the communities of the Keys," said Elizabeth Young, executive director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, which spearheaded the project.

Art lovers can make a $50 donation for one individual canvas or a $125 donation for three at any reception or online at Each donor will receive a randomly selected, unique piece of the mosaic by mail with an artist statement sharing their inspiration. Proceeds from the Connections Project benefit local artists and arts organizations through arts council grants. To participate in the Connections Project, or for more information: or 305-295-4369

Florida Keys Community College continues its VIP Series with "Aquaculture for the Home Aquarium, From Collector to Cultivator."  The presentation, led by Travis Knorr, Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Lab Technician at FKCC, is on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.
Knorr will discuss the history of aquarium-keeping and the role aquaculture has on the sustainability of the trade.  Aquariums come in all shapes and sizes, but have one thing in common: the fish have to come from somewhere.  For decades, aquarium fish have been collected from the wild, in some instances using destructive fishing practices.  For many reasons the aquarium fish trade has been considered a destructive commodity.  While aquaculture as a whole has had some blunders through history, farming fish can and should be done sustainably.  Knorr will talk about the numerous ways to accomplish this and the many reasons it should be done-for aquariums as well as the seafood industry.
Once a fish collector, Knorr is now dedicated to cultivating sustainably-raised fish.  As FKCC's Lab Technician, he oversees the College's Aquaculture Lab and works with students in the College's Tropical Ornamental Mariculture Technician (TOMT) program to maintain the health and safety of hundreds of fish raised on campus.  Knorr is an alumnus of FKCC with TOMT and Research Diving certificates.  He is also the owner of Summerland Ocean Life, a home-based ornamental aquaculture company.
The acronym in FKCC's VIP Series stands for "visions, ideas, and perspectives;" the series invites the community to learn from speakers of local, regional, and national prominence.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  Admission is free for students at FKCC and Monroe County schools. For more information, call FKCC at 305-296-9081 or visit

Key West Art & Historical Society to present retrospective of Key West wood artists in "Out of the Woods"
 Key West Art & Historical Society joins artists, galleries, and organizations across the island in the Tom Majors Tribute to Wood- a month-long, island-wide celebration of the creative potential of wood.  "Out of the Woods: A Retrospective of Key West's Wood Artists," Key West Art & Historical Society's contribution, will feature several celebrated Key West woodworking artists including Papito Suarez, Frank Balbontin, Mario Sanchez, Norma Renner, Tony Barcelo, and George Garcia in the foyer of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. 
A B-25 bomber during World War II, followed by a long career in public works, Majors spent his retirement crafting simple yet elegant functional objects in wood.  The Fund established in his name serves and honors Key West artists and programs that work with wood. The celebration is coordinated by The Studios of Key West and made possible by the Tom Majors Endowment for Wood Artists.
"Out of the Woods: A Retrospective of Key West's Wood Artists," runs March 1 - April 1. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at or 305-295-6616 x112. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.  
This wood carving of the Mary Immaculate Convent by artist Norma Renner, recently acquired from the Estate of David Wolkowsky, is one of the works that will be featured in "Out of the Woods" A Retrospective of Key West's Wood Artists,' March 1 - April 1 in the Custom House Museum Foyer. The exhibit is a component of the Tom Majors Tribute to Wood, a month-long island wide celebration of the creative potential of wood. (Image courtesy Key West Art & Historical Society)

The Keys Traveler ; their extensive On-Line Magazine
Hit this Link for the March Issue

United & White St.
By Alyson Crean

It's the greenest day of the year!  Why not arrive as greenly as possible?
The City of Key West invites you to explore your public transit options this year to get to and from St. Paddy's day revelries this weekend.
You can explore your Transit options by using Google Maps and choosing the Transit icon option. All of the City's busses are now accessible by Google Maps, which will show you where your nearest bus stop is, when the bus will arrive and how much the fare will cost.
Not enough? You can also watch the buses in real time via the City's Transit website:  It will show you how full the bus is, where the route takes you and when the bus will show up at any given stop.
Both of these options are available year round and we invite you to try them out now!    

Thanks for Reading ; and have a Great Week; Ed

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