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Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends March 8, 2021
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
MARCH 8, 2021
We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent a Feature in this Issue). After These Lead Photos will be our Weekly 'CRISIS CENTER" ( Inserted at the Very End is a 3 Minute Read from AARP "8 Things to Know Before Your 2nd Shot"; Imp. Info. even if you have not received the First). After our Weekly "Crisis Center" Then ALL Entertainment and Non Pandemic Features..Above : A NOT To Be Missed Exhibition at The GingerBread Square Gallery Featuring Eric Anfinson and Gabriella Fiabane (Opening Party 3/9) : We have 10 Paintings from Both in this Issue (Above from Gabriella "The Player 22 X 24 Oil on Canvas and Eric "Study with Apple" 7 X 5 Oil on Linen Panel ), the Next Feature in this Issue : Roberta DePiero & Her Weekly "Around the Keys in Photographs", The City of KW Weekly Sections Featuring Chief Brandenburg Honoring a LIFE SAVING" Officer Jorge Mayorga-Lopez, Our Weekly Feature "Around the World in Photographs" This Week The Beauty of The Denali Alaska National Park & Preserve.
Below : In this March 8, 2021 Issue : May Sands Montessori School Admissions Lottery, Registration for the Anne McKee Artists Fund Grant Applications 3/1-3/31, Impromtu Classical Concerts of KW Complimentary Concert on 3/14, Svetlana Smolina's Concert on Demand Video (Anytime), The City of KW & Alyson Crean Open Up Registration for Class 34 of the KW Ambassadors Academy (Below Class 32 / 2019 Standing on the Steps of Old City Hall, Key West Theater Presents "Stand Up For A Cause" 4/18, Red Barn Opens Season with "Sez She" 3/8-20,
Searle Brothers Nursery and Rain Forest Collection Landscapping have their Annual Spring Sales at Their Ranches, United Way of the Keys helps You with Complimentary Tax Prep Help, De La Gallery.
Up Next More Lead Tease Photos representing Features in this March 8 2021 Issue : FOL (Friends of the Key West Library) and Monroe Co. Library System remind us that March 15 is a DOUBLE HEADER with Authors Rita Troxel & John Martini, Priscilla Coote & her Exhibition at The Gallery on the Greene (Next Mike Rooney with Opening Exhibition Party 3/13), WWW.DEFINITIONS.ORG has Pt. 3 : "Old Celebs Who You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive and Well". Next "Between Two Palms" is 3/10 Featuring Ann Harada + This Issue has Extensive (4 Sections) of Jeff Johnson Hosting Last Week's Guest Jessica Hecht (Extremely Interesting 1 HR of "Between Two Palms") + TSKW Continues to Show The Virtual Play by Drew Larimore "Smithtown" (Dir. by Stephen Kitsakos and Starring Michael Urie), The Key West Poetry Guild has their Next "Open Mic" Sun. 3/7, The Next Three "Jazz in the Gardens" 3/7 Peter Diamond & Friends-3/14 Scott Marischen & Friends-3/21 Libby York & Friends.
RITA TROXEL at FOL 3/15
JOHN MARTINI at FOL 3/15
The Next Batch of Lead Photos Representing Feature Articles in this March 8, 2021 Issue : Pt. 5 of 5 WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "54 RARE AND HISTORICAL PHOTOS" by Groovy History Staff Editor Harmon Leon, Bill and Linda Klipp's Weekly Feature "Photographs from Around the World and Key West" This Week "Andy's Cabana", WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM with Hundreds of Hardcopy and On-Line Books by Many Local Authors, Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Memorabilia has a New (One of Kind) Stevie Ray Vaughan Photograph + Some New Fabio Napoleoni, The Tourist Developement Council WWW.FLA-KEYS.COMHave their March 2021 On-Line Magazine "The Keys Traveler" Featuring The Keys TV Program "Island Hoping" Hosted by Christina Wilson.
Up Next in this March 8, 2021 Issue : Photos from Ralph De Palma, D. Arthur and Lisa Wilson at The Key West Gallery 3/4-8 (We have a Few of their Works), FKSPCA Latest Batch of Adoptions, The Key West Art & Historical Society WWW.KWAHS.ORG Has an Opening Exhibition Party for their New Exhibition "The History of Duval Street:The Longest Street in the World" 3/19 5-7pm + A Tour of ALL their Venues, The Key West Art Center WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this March 8. 2021 Issue : Lindsay Lou Next in the "Old Town New Folk Virtual Concert" 3/25, Key West Artisan Market 3/7 10a-2pm This Month Featured Theme "ReMARCable" Organization (Keep up the Great Work Rosi Ware and Staff), "Twice Told" from XP Theatre's Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore Extends Run for ANYTIME Viewing, Excellent Covid-19 Information from Dr. John "Jack" Norris, KWFF's Miranda McGuire"Cinema Sundays" from The Key West Film Festival at the Perry Hotel 6pm Sunday WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM ,Nance Frank's The Gallery on the Greene Next Exhibition Mike Rooney with Opening Exhibition Party 3/13, Karen Wray's "Collection Gallery on Stock Island Presents Steve Bickis with Exhibition Party on 3/13 & 14.
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS has been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic; and also makes Frequent Appearances at the Key West Bi Monthly Commission / Mayor Meetings and Monroe County Meetings. He is one of the LEADING Voices of Reason. Thank You. We Have His Videos.
A few more of the Features in this March 8, 2021 Issue :WWW.KWLS.ORG (Key West Literary Seminar) Presents "Old Town Literary Walking Tours" ( + Registration for the 2022 Literary Series & Events Planned for Elizabeth Bishop, MOTE-REEF RELIEF-KW WILDLIFE CENTER- ECO DISCOVERY CENTER-FKSPCA- DR. DAVID VAUGHAN'S "PLANT A MILLION CORALS-KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN-FWC- KEY WEST BUTTERFLY & NATURE CONSERVATORY & Additional Eco-Nature-Animal-Wildlfe Features. Also in this March 8, 2021 Issue Mandy Miles, Britt , Guy, Gwyn, Sara, Naja, Arnaud, Jim McCarthy & the Other Great Writers with The Weekly Publications, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM, & Konk Life, The South Florida Symphony Orchestra's Complete Line Up of On-Line Virtual Concerts, The City of KW Needs Your Help to do "PLOGGING" Clean Ups Every Wednesday 4:30-5:30 ( Reach out to the City's Dee Dee Green) + Extensive List of Clean Up Locations ALL March + FREE Bulk Trash Pick UP, + and So Many Additional Features in this March 8, 2021 Issue..Thanks to the Hundreds of Associate Contributing Editors that send us Materials & Thanks for Reading. Have an Outstanding Week. Ed.
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
March 8, 2021 going out to 7872 Weekly.
The Weekly "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" Feature has Grown Large in Order to keep you Well Informed from
The City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, Key West Recovers, & Other Very Important Local & National Organizations. This Info. will now APPEAR after the TEASE Photos (Shortly); Then Every Week as a PART 2 LINK at the Very End of Each Part 1 Issue. In Part 2 of the Crisis Information Center Much of the Material could be weeks/months old..but is Valuable Reference Material.
ALSO IN PART 2 : Extensive Listings of Many Websites from Local Organizations that have Contributed Features the Last 8 Years + Most of the Art Gallery Websites + Many Local Entertainment Videos + Classic Music Videos.
AT THE VERY END OF THIS ISSUE IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATIVE BRIEF READ from AARP About What to be Expected Between the First and 2nd Covid-19 Vaccines (Even if you have not had Shot 1 ; It's Important to Read). KW Stay Positive it seems that Manufacturing and Distribution is now at High Levels of Speed. Just think it was only a few months ago that we knew nothing about ANY VACCINES and perhaps had little Hope of Survival; NOW IF WE CAN ONLY GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS A LITTLE LONGER.
WE ALWAYS START OUR ISSUES OFF WITH EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION and Updates from The City, The County, MCSO, KWPD, & OCI (One Clean Island), Key West Recovers & Others. Once again ; after this Extremely Important Crisis Information Section will be NON-STOP Entertainment
Jason & Kate Kohler Owners of The Weekly WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM 305-743-0844 Jason@Keysweekly.com
Guy DeBoer Sailor Extraordinaire and Owner & Editor of the Konk Publications WWW.KONKLIFE.COM 305-296-1630 Info@Konklife.com
Nadine Orr Grossman Wears Many Hats ; and she and staff (Lindsey-Trevor-and many additional Volunteers & Contributing Companies) for the newley formed KEY WEST RECOVERS has complied many Links /Assistance and Each week growing. Here is just a few PRIMARY / IMPORTANT LINKS that gives a wealth of Information : Nadine Tells Us "Inserted is our resource sheet – it’s a great start for Free & Low Cost resources. Visit KeysHelp.org for the United Way & FKOC’s application for assistance and their Resource guide or the City’s Web Page
firstname.lastname@example.org for human service needs. email@example.com to reach me –for general and business questions." Additional Info. for . "We've Got the Keys" Further Down in this Issue. Once again please click the Above Links for an amazing amount of useful Information.
HERE IS SOME IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION FROM FLORIDA HEALTH MONROE COUNTY AND FROM PUBLIX DOING A GREAT JOB IN VACCINATION DISTRIBUTION and SOON ALL GROUPS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SHOTS WITH MANY ADDITIONAL DISTRIBUTION VENUES GETTING INVOLVED DUE TO INCREASED MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS
FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH : MONROE COUNTY COVID-19 Call Center 24/7 305-293-7500 . 1-866-779-6121 and/or E-Mail COVID-19@FLHEALTH.GOV.
Here is a very informatiove from the Monroe County Health Department
Please monitor Monroe.flhealth.gov. A press release will also be issued when the website and hotlines are ready for Info. on Signing Up for Vaccines. These will not be released until more vaccines arrive in the county. Once again some of my Info. can be a month old or weeks old; but LEFT IN due the Importance of having Reference Material for You
A Fast Thank You to Juliana Waynick Juliana.Warwick@Flhealth.gov at the Florida Dept of Health Monroe County and
This Information is a few weeks Old but I will leave it in 1 More Week; Of course things change Rapidly but still there is good info. here.
On February 1, 2021 Public Information Officer for Monroe County Kristen Livengood Writes and send us the following : FLORIDA LAUNCHES STATEWIDE PREREGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The state announced the launch of a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers. Individuals can preregister for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in their area by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov.
This website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available at state-supported vaccination sites. On the site, residents can select their county and submit their contact information. Once appointments are available, individuals will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment.
Vaccine supply remains limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks in some counties. Additionally, as part of the statewide registration system, each county has a designated phone number that individuals can call and preregister if they do not have internet access. or for Monroe County residents by calling 866-201-7069 (TTY: 833-990-2908). Whether a resident calls by phone or visits myvaccine.fl.gov, their place in line will be reserved reliably using Sharecare software.
As outlined in Executive Order 20 – 315, individuals who are eligible for the vaccine in Florida are: Long-term care facility residents and staff; Persons 65 years of age and older; and Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
If someone does not meet these eligibility requirements, they will not be able to preregister. Monroe County’s COVID-19 helpline is 833-540-2081.
STEPHANIE LEONE RIVAS OF (OCI) ONE CLEAN ISLAND ; She has done amazing Interviews using questions that she and staff gathers ; as well as making it extremely easy for her readers to send in questions before the interviews.. Stephanie also Posts a Large Amount & Extremely Important Information on her / OCI Facebook Sites.
Stephanie and the Staff Posted a Few Weeks Ago on their Facebook a Look Back at the Last Few Months of Posts-Videos-Tags, Charts and so Much Great Information..Thanks OCI for all the Great Work You Do.
A REMINDER AS WE LEAVE THE CRISIS CENTER ; that AARP did a really comprehensive Brief few Paragraphs "8 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR SECOND COVID-19 VACCINE". THE BRIEF ARTICLE HAS ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFO. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED SHOT 1. You'll find this AARP Article at the Very End of this March 8th. Issue
Last week the Associate Memebr's Exhibition and Sale Closed. Knowing the Center ; I would guess that the Items that were not sold still remain on display or perhaps other works from that Artist. Here is the Link to the February 22 Issue for you to see 24 Items https://conta.cc/3pF4Nqy
1) A Ride Through The Park by Ginger Reinhard WaterColor 16 X 20 $225
2) Bird on Love Flowers by Ginger Reinhard WaterColor 15.5 X 19.5 $200
3) Natucket Lighthouse by Haley Herriott WaterColor 13 X 15.75 $125
WORLD FAMOUS CLASSICAL CONCERT PIANIST SVETLANA SMOLINA GIVES US SOME GREAT ENTERTAINMENT AVAIALBLE ANYTIME BETWEEN FEB 21 TO MARCH 28 streaming video for ONLY $20. You would normally have to pay way more to see this EXTREMELY TALENTED AND SO INSPIRATIONAL PIANIST.
Additional Information and LINK to buy a Ticket is at the Very End of This Feature
Classical Concerts on the Hill presents Svetlana Smolina, pianist, in streaming concert On Demand from 2pm, February 21, 2021 until Sunday, March 28, 2021.
This concert has been pre-recorded for this event. This performance is on demand, so your link will remain valid beginning 2pm, Sunday, February 21, 2021 until March 28, 2021 no matter which date you purchase tickets for.
Family Streaming Tickets cost $20.00
Single Person Streaming Tickets cost $15.00 now also available online. Please respect the artist and only choose this option if you are watching alone. Thank you.
Svetlana Smolina has performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide, most notably with Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St.Petersburg, Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber.
Rare, historical, and (some) just plain bizarre. That's the best way to describe these 54 very unique photos in this gallery. Have you ever wanted to see Alfred Hitchcock dressed up like Ringo Starr from Beatles? We can take you there. How about Robin Williams decked out as a Denver Bronco's cheerleader - during the height of his Mork and Mindy days? Yeah we got that and a lot of other hard-to-find visual oddities.
Take a gander of rare shots of young David Bowie, Jackie Kennedy, Elvis with his parents, and not one, not two - but three Elvira pics. So get ready to have your mind blown with some history factoids and your eyes dazzled with some very rare photos.
To View Entire 54 Photos and the GROOVY HISTORY Verbiage ; Click LINK 54
The interior of an Imperial Airways plane back in the 1930s.
These seats don't look like the recline. Imperial Airways was a Britain Airline at the dawn of commercial air travel. Imperial was geared towards the rich and famous every corner of the British Empire. Their mission was to make the British Empire feel smaller. Well, now-a-days it does - being Britain now longer rules the world.
How it came about, After the World War 1, Britain had a surplus of warplanes that was used to jumpstart its commercial air industry. IN 1924, the government gathered together the few struggling British air companies to form Imperial Airways. They not only shuttled passengers but mail all over the globe.
The massive Titanic ship in dry dock, 1912.
You know you're in trouble when you label your ocean liner, "the unsinkable ship." That's just setting you up for some egg on your face - when the vessel ends up sinking on its maiden voyage. Kinda bad karma.
The RMS Titanic was build in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Thompson Graving Dock on Queen's Island. Belfast was the world's leader in shipbuilding when the Titanic was build - between 1909 to 1912. An astonishing 176 ships were launched from Thompson Graving Dockin the first decade of the 20th century.
As you might have heard, it didn't end well for the Titantic. The unsinkable ship sank after hitting an iceberg on April 12th, 1912.
The original Sony Walkman in 1980. The pre-iPhone...
This is how people listened to music - long before the iPhone was invented. The Sony Walkman was introduced in 1979. This iconic cassette player sold hundreds of millions. The Walkman firs told for $150 - in 1979 money. Sony designer, Norio Ohga, built a prototype out of Sony's Pressman cassette recorder.
In 2010, Sony retired the classic cassette tape But the name lives on today in the form of new MP3 players and Sony's Walkman app. The device was a big breakthrough - because it was the first time people could listen to their own music on a portable device.
Kids reading comic books in 1947.
Before there was movies. Before their were iPhones. Before their were video games and Netflix - kids read comic books. The 1940s were the Golden Age of comics. This is the era that introduced Wonder Woman, Captain America, and the Justice Society of America.
Superman premiered in 1938 - which helped to launch the Golden Age. The success of Superman created a whole new genre of costumed crime-fighting characters with superhuman powers and colorful outfits.
Surprisingly, Captain Marvel was the most popular superhero of the 40s - outselling the adventures of Superman.
The grooviness of Dawn Wells in 1970.
Mary Ann was always the best on Gilligan's Island. A nice, wholesome girl next door - compared to Hollywood vamp, Ginger. Not to be a downer, but Dawn Wells and Tina Louise are the last surviving regular cast members from that series. Yeah, hate to break the news to you - but Lovey has past away.
Wells got her start when she was crowned Miss Nevada in 1959. She later went on to appear in such Hollywood TV shows as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show, Maverick, and Bonanza, before she took the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island.
Holy crap, it's Elvira once again. This is the third time this gothic hottie is in this photo gallery.
What else can we tell you about Elvira?
Okay, this is pretty cool- before becoming Elvira aka Cassandra Peterson had a played a show a showgirl in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. She also posed for the cover of Tom Waits' 1976 album Small Change.
In a 2008 interview, Peterson said she lost her virginity to Tom Jones - though she needed stitches due to him being an aggressive lover. Yikes!
We start a THRILLING 2 Person Exhibition with Brilliant Artists Gabriella Fiabane and Everyone's Good Friend Eric Anfinson
Here are Two from Gabriella Fiabane
1) Mist and Fog 10 X 10 Oil on Canvas
2) Summer Cottage on Nantucket 16 X 20 Oil on Canvas
"OLD CELEBRITIES THAT YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED THAT THEY ARE STILL ALIVE & WELL" UP SHORTLY ALSO FROM WWW.DEFINITIONS.ORG
Here are Two From Eric Anfinson
1) "Save the Bees" 24 X 18 Oil on Panel
2) "Candellight" 9 X 12 Oil on Linen Panel
and then in a few More Sections in this Issue we'll have 8 Paintings Each from Gabriella and Eric
We Now Start Off with This Week's "Around the World in Photographs". This Week Featuring Denali National Park and Preserve in Denali Alaska
More "Photographs from Around the World" Up Shorty. This Week We Feature Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska. Editor's Note : When I was in the Hotel Business Decades Ago ; I Worked for Aramark's Resort Division. I Managed a Large Resort in the Upstate NY Area called The Bear Mountain Inn. During my Tenure They Asked Me to Run their Denali State Park Resort.
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"SYMMETRY : THE MUSIC OF JACKSON BROWNE, GLENN FREY, & JAMES TAYLOR" MARCH 25 & 26
One of Jorge de la Torriente’s most iconic artworks, Anne’s Beach, is a contextual emphasis of the remains of mangrove trees or “driftwoods” that are constantly changing and evolving. Breaking down, bit by bit, each day.
This artistic idea was recaptured during a commission project by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. In this case, grand live oaks are slowly reclaimed by the sea due to massive erosion, thus falling onto the shoreline and eventually dragged out to sea.
Like the driftwoods and seascapes that Jorge captures, his style and artistic vision changes, evolves and progresses. Jorge is constantly pushing himself past conceptual and creative barriers through different techniques of photography.
Reclaimed is now available for collecting worldwide. Like the iconic Anne’s Beach, this artwork will only be available to 56 collectors so act fast! Signed and numbered gallery editions of both Anne’s Beach and Reclaimed are selling out quickly so don’t miss out. Click the button below to get yours today.
During a recent awards ceremony at the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg commended Officer Jorge Mayorga-Lopez and presented him with the Lifesaving Award.
On the evening of December 29th, Officer Lopez responded to a call at a hotel where the caller reported a child drowning in the pool. When he arrived, the scene was chaotic, and the child had been pulled from the water. Officer Lopez immediately parted the crowd and began chest compressions. The child began to vomit and, knowing this was a critical moment in the child’s survival, Officer Lopez immediately rolled the child into the recovery position. Although still unconscious, the child was breathing and had a regular pulse.
“Officer Lopez was steadfast in his duties and made sure the child had an open airway while waiting for the ambulance,” said Chief Brandenburg. “Officer Lopez’s lack of hesitation, his skill and his professionalism ensured that this child survived.”
Officer Hernandez started with the City in November of 2011, working in Code Compliance. He had a distinguished and unblemished career spanning over eight years working as a code officer. During this time, he became well known in the Key West community, not only for his professionalism, but his willingness to help people.
In 2019, he attended the Law Enforcement Academy and became a sworn police officer.
Soon after his field training, the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Throughout the year, when it became necessary for police officers to enforce the mandatory mask mandate, Officer Hernandez was the first to volunteer to undertake this task on Duval Street.
“Officer Hernandez comes to work every day with a positive attitude,” said Chief Brandenburg. “He continuously motivates other officers with his contagiously positive attitude.”
Officer Hernandez’s experience in Code makes him a wealth of information to his fellow officers, says Capt. JR Torres. “He displays all of the positive attributes one could ask for in a police officer. He is intelligent, fair, supportive, caring, empathetic, knowledgeable, patient, on time, and overall a great worker.”
“He has proven invaluable to this city and to the Department,” said Chief Brandenburg.
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Where do tax dollars actually go once you’ve paid them? How does such a small island handle its wastewater and storm water while protecting nearshore waters? How does the City manage its marinas? The answers are just some of the knowledge you’ll gain as a Key West Ambassador.
The City of Key West is kicking off the first Ambassadors Academy class since the pandemic struck. And we’re doing it a little differently. The class will be hybrid, with a mix of on-line participation, in-person sessions, and some facility tours. As always, the City will be following strict CDC guidelines: social distance, temperatures taken, and everyone must wear a mask. Class size is limited.
There is no better way to get to know city government than through the Key West Ambassadors Academy. Registration has begun for Class 34 of the Academy. Applications are posted on the City’s web site at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov, or you can call Alyson Crean at 305-809-1058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The weekly classes begin on March 25th and wrap up on May 7th. The class meets every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for seven weeks.
The Ambassadors program first convened in 2003. During the weekly sessions, representatives of various City departments meet with the group – virtually or in safe limited sessions -- to give an in-depth understanding of the workings of City government.
The list of graduates of the programs looks like a who’s who of Key West that includes city and county commissioners, CEOs and directors of several not-for-profit organizations. The Ambassadors program works under the concept that an educated citizenry is the bedrock of a well-functioning democracy.
In photo 2 below: Class 32 gathers on the steps at City Hall for their graduation ceremony in 2019. Class 33 grads were honored for their participation virtually.
SUNSET SERIES AT THE AMP FEAT. HAVANA NIGHTS W. ROLANDO ROJAS & THE ALL STAR BAND
LIVE MUSIC, FOOD VENDORS, LOCAL ARTISANS, KEY WEST SUNSETS
This event was originally scheduled for NOVEMBER 28, 2020. All tickets purchased for the original date were automatically transferred to the new date of March 13th, 2021. All ages welcome; tickets not required for children 5 and under. Contactless entry available with advance ticket sales at thekeywestamp.com. Masks required to enter and when moving about the venue.
Free parking; bicycle and ride-sharing encouraged.
FURTHER DOWN IN THIS ISSUE IS INFO. ABOUT THE TEMPTATIONS
The Edward B and Joan T Knight Remembrance Concert to be held at the Key West Lighthouse on March 14
Impromptu Classical Concerts invites the public to a special free outdoor performance featuring the world renowned Axiom Brass Quintet, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14 on the grounds of the historic Key West Lighthouse at 938 Whitehead St.
The event is The Edward B and Joan T Knight Remembrance Concert, in honor of the two late local philanthropist founders of the Edward B. and Joan T. Knight Foundation. That organization was created to continue this couple’s legacy to impact lives, improve communities and inspire others to change theirs and others lives. Impromptu Classical Concerts has benefited substantially from the generosity of this foundation, and so is dedicating the performance to the memory of this remarkable couple.
Since its founding in 2007, the Chicago-based Axiom Brass Quintet has become one of the most awarded brass chamber ensembles in the U.S. Praised for a “High level of musicality and technical ability—clean, clear and precise sound,” by Chamber Music America, the ensemble won the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition followed by the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Plowman Chamber Music Competition and Juju City International Brass Quintet Competition in South Korea. In 2012 the group was also the only brass quintet in 27 years to win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and that same year became the only American ensemble to win the Preis de Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany.
Seating for this concert will be appropriately spaced and masks are required. A strict limit of 225 seats will be adhered to.
Oryan: March 25-26-27-28. Thursday 6pm-10pm, Fri & Sat noon to close, Sunday 10am-3pm
Tsunami Glass Waves
The Tsunami Glass Wave Sculpture was the jumping off point for David Wight’s transition into sculpting glass. David enjoyed water and wanted to try and capture its movement in solid form. In 1994 he began creating what has now become known as the Tsunami Glass Wave Series.
The Tsunami Glass Wave Series can now be found in Exclusive galleries around the United States, the Hawaii Islands and now in Florida at Wyland Gallery Sarasota and Ocean Blue Galleries in St Petersburg, & Winter Park (Orlando area).
OTHER SERIES OF "WAVES" FROM DAVID : NEPTUE, CHAMPAGNE, FLEMENCO, & SUNSET TANGO GLASS WAVES
ALSO ; CLICK THIS WYLAND WEBSITE LINK TO SEE SOME VIDEOS OF DAVID WIGHT AT WORK; PLUS SOME MORE OF HIS WORKS