THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS APRIL 12, 2021
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
APRIL 12, 2021
HERE ARE THE TEASE PHOTOS THAT START OFF EVERY ISSUE. They Represent Many of the Recurring Weekly Features and Material from the Hundreds of Local Groups that Contribute Material the Past 9 Years
Above "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" ( This Week) "GUANACASTE" COSTA RICA + Also Above : One of Our Many Features Featuring "ART" : The Unique Paintings of J FULTON GADBOIS "Bastille Bicentennial" 30 X 40 Oil on Canvas
ALL BELOW ARE PHOTOS REPRESENTING FEATURES IN THIS APRIL 12TH. 2021 ISSUE: STARTING WITH Part 4 of 6 : "QUESTIONABLE AIRPLANES THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER LEFT THE GROUND" by WWW.DEFINITIONS.ORG & Editor TYMBER ALDAINE
OUR FEATURE ON AMANADA JOHNSON FINE ART
CAR WASH to Benefit The Coffee Mill Dance Studio Sun. 4/11 at VFW 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 10a-4pm; More Info Below. Thanks Penny Leto and the entire Staff and Dancers
Paintings by SOPRAFINA GALLERY
55 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
Collectibles is a series of 9 paintings by Dmitri Cavander based on his
lost collection of baseball cards. It's an interesting story. And with the new baseball season starting this month, it seemed like a great time to exhibit this work again.
Our Weekly Photographic Feature from ROBERTA DePIERO
The City of Key West Proclaims Tennessee Williams Day
Our Weekly Photographic Feature from BILL AND LINDA KLIPP : This Week Featuring The Dog Beach Yacht Club sponsors Sunday boat races off Dog Beach for hand crafted Miniature Sailboats 1 meter and under. Next Regatta will be at Higgs Beach on Sunday April 11 at High Noon
ONE OF THE NEW FEATURES NEXT WEEK IN THE APRIL 19 ISSUE IS A SPOTLIGHT ON ANNA SWEET. A Small Sneak Preview in this Issue. WWW.ANNASWEET.COM
ART from the 2019 WWW.TSKW.ORG "MANGO MADNESS" + CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE 2021 SUMMER MEMBERS EXHIBITION (Details Below)
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS & HIS DAILY VIDEOS ; HELPING US UNDERSTAND THIS COVID-19 CRISIS
OUR WEEKLY MONROE COUNTY SECTIONS From Monroe County : NACo "I Love My County Because" :Student Art Contest + Features 3 ENCORE Articles from Last Week. Very Valuable Information : The Monroe Co. Library System, Resident Re-Entry Auto Stickers for Emergency Exit Returns & Updated Important Material Covering Covid-19 Shots.
THE MELINDA K HALL EXHIBITION AT HELEN & BEN'S : HARRISON GALLERY . "THE STOWAWAY" 11 x 13
REEF RELIEF has their Annual Summer Coral Camp , Camp Sponsorship, & Their Annual Key Largo to KW Challenge
FKSPCA LATEST BATCH OF ADOPTIONS (Encore from 3/29 Featuring 6 Cute Animals). This April 12th Issue has 6 additional NEW Adoptions. Of course go to their Website and Facebook site as well as in Person to see what Adorable Friends you can Make. "Sprout" Below is a 5 Month Old Female Syrian Hamster.
CFK OFFERS TWO SUMMER TERMS + (ENCORE FROM LAST WEEK) CFK graduates 75th Law Enforcement Academy
The Guild Hall in East Hampton, LI , NY Send Regards and Lots of Info. about so many Arts-Literary-& Musical Events
LIVE CONCERT APRIL 15 (THAT'S RIGHT I SAID LIVE TO GO TO & SEE IN PERSON) at The Sunset Pier Ocean Key Resort . The South Florida String Quartet
Kate Miano's The Gardens Resort : Complete April and May Sunday "Jazz in the Gardens" Schedule. This Sunday 4/11 is Libby York & Friends and 4/18 is Scott Marischen & Friends
Pt. 3 from WWW.UPBEATNEWS.COM "BIG TIME CELEBRITIES THAT DON'T GET HIRED ANYMORE". "Queen B" Beyonce
Owner of the Zazoo Memorabilia Art and Photographs Group Don Oriolo's Latest Batch of Felix the Cat Offerings. A MUST VISIT GALLERY. Hundreds of Exceptional Photos and Art on the Walls.. You can spend an entire afternoon with Managers /Consultants Jason and James; and I often Do..PLUS JUST IN JON BON JOVI Signed Promotional Poster
Hello Everyone ; Due to An Extremely Busy Week it was Impossible to Spend the Usual Time on Editing This April 12, 2021 Issue (Although Still Much Time Was Spent). Lastly our Weekly "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" and "Important Contact Listings and Websites" can be found by simply clicking the URL Link to the March 15, 2021 Issue Below + If any of Our Weekly Features are Missing due Extreme Time Constraints go to Our Last Full Issue March 15 Link (Below) Thanks for Reading and Have an Outstanding Week. Ed https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx
Plus a few More Features in This Issue : The City of Key West & Dee Dee Green Solid Waste Coordinator and Many CLEAN-UP Events ,Key West Business Guild "Pride Follies" and Upcoming Luncheon & Mixers. Once again go to the March 15th Issue Link https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx for the Crisis Info. Center Section for a Wealth of Covid-19 Material-Contact #s-Links, Our Listing of Important Keys People + You'll find a Listing of Hundreds of Websites we used in the Past 9 Years. Also in this Issue a Link to the The South Florida Symphony Orchestra COMPLIMENTARY : 30 Minute Video of a Live Performance at the Miami Beach BandShell Performing "Peter and the Wolf " with Music by Sergei Prokofiev (Great Stuff Especially for Kids) + April 24th. Virtual Symphony with World Renowned Concert Pianist SVETLANA SMOLINA. PLUS a Link to 60 Art Gallery Websites.
WE START OUR APRIL 12TH ISSUE WITH One of Our Weekly Photographic Features "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS"with GUANACASTE COSTA RICA
Guanacaste, a province in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known for its beaches and biodiverse parkland. Its Santa Rosa National Park is home to rare dry tropical forest, surfing sites and some 250 bird species. Guanacaste's endless beaches include Playa Blanca, with its calm waters, and Playa Hermosa, popular for diving and water sports. Papagayo Peninsula hosts luxury resorts and golf courses. ― Google
As one of the most popular provinces in Costa Rica, Guanacaste has gained a name for itself as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes.
Visitors are drawn to the long summer days, active culture and unparalleled wildlife.
Located in the far northwest corner of Costa Rica, Guanacaste's geographical features are diverse and exotic. With endless options for recreation, there are countless reasons why locals and international visitors alike travel to Guanacaste.
We Continue with "PHOTOGRAPHS FROM AROUND THE WORLD " with "GUANACASTE COSTA RICA"; Up shortly in this April 12, 2021
The March 29 "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" had some interesting Surfing and Penquin Photos from The Phillip Island in Australia ; Click the entire Issue URL Link to the Photos https://conta.cc/31qs1qM
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CAR WASH SUNDAY APRIL 11 10A-4PM at SOUTHERNMOST VFW POST 3911
Come on down to the Southernmost VFW at 2200 North Roosevelt Boulevard and give your car a well deserved wash! All proceeds support the Young Dance Collective, Monroe County's only non-profit, pre professional student dance company! Photo by Jim Fossum. If you can't make it, you can also donate here: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=F6F8XBE6YANXN
THE 2019 "MANGO MADNESS" FROM THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST (3 Sections in this April 12th.. Issue)
CALL TO ARTISTS
2021 MANGO MADNESS
SUMMER MEMBERS' SHOW
ON VIEW JUN 3 - JUL 15, 2021
Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries
Artwork drop off BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: MAY 20-22, 12-4PM.The mango is not only a fruit best savored under a tropical sun—it’s also a metaphor for the annual bounty of our island, meant to be shared with friends and neighbors. As such it’s the perfect symbol for our summer members’ exhibition, where everyone in our artistic family is invited to submit work. The results never fail to nourish the soul.
Please note, we will not be accepting any paperwork, fees, or membership payments at drop off. For this reason, your membership must be current and you must pay your exhibit fee online to participate. Click on the checklist below to find out how.
We Start Part 4 of 5 with "QUESTIONABLE AIRPLANES THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER LEFT THE GROUND" by WWW.DEFINITIONS.ORG . The Editor from Definitions for this Feature is Tymber Aldaine
The Aerodrome A was the brainchild of noted physicist Samuel Pierpont Langley (whose design was the Wright brothers’ inspiration if you were paying attention in our short history lesson in the introduction portion). His first attempt at a crewless airplane was a resounding success, and demand for a manned aircraft was through the roof! Unfortunately, his attempts at a manned aircraft failed miserably..
The Goblin was envisioned to be the smallest and lightest fighter jet in the world. It was easy to fly, stable, and could recover from spins quite easily. It was meant to escort large bombers as back-up fighting power. It was launched from the bomber’s belly and dropped into combat. It sounds too good to be true, and it probably was because even after multiple attempts, the Goblin did not work. It was able to be dropped effortlessly, but it could not reconnect with the retractable tether.
Back in the 1950s, VTOL technology in aircrafts was all the rave. Every military aircraft had to have VTOL technology. The Lockheed Salmon was designed to be the best when it came to VTOL technology. Two prototypes were produced. However, as in most cases of worst aircrafts, the Lockheed Salmon did not perform as expected. It took 32 test flights that failed until the project was completely stopped.
Armed with the latest aviation technology, such as forward-swept wings, which were meant to optimize this aircraft’s handling and maneuverability, the Grumman failed in almost all aspects of its design. The aircraft was so unruly and unmanageable that no pilot could even successfully fly it. It had more than 400 test flights until the project was officially put to an end.
German engineer Brunolf Baade had the idea to convert the Baade 152, which was a fighter jet, to become a commercial aircraft. This was the time after the war where there was no desperate need for fighter jets. Its first flight proved to be fatal because it immediately crashed, killing the entire crew and the people on board. It was said that the crash was due to fuel supply, which caused the plane to malfunction.
The Rockwell XFV-12 was another experimental aircraft involved in VTOL technology. With the sleek and futuristic design of this aircraft, one would think that the Rockwell would be a massive success! However, because its heavy weight could not handle a vertical take-off, not to mention that the aircraft’s development cost is more expensive than its ROI, the program was brought to a permanent halt.
Russia has built a supersonic passenger jet, which was the first of its kind back in the day. However, it did not operate as planned. The aircraft garnered three humiliating crashes, one of which even lit the Paris Air Show (and not in a good way). After all of these ordeals, the Russians were very hesitant to fly this sleek-looking aircraft. It was said that even though this was the first supersonic passenger jet of its kind, everything was built cheaply that even the toilets did not operate properly.
We Continue with More "QUESTIONABLE AIRPLANES THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER LEFT THE GROUND" Part 5 by WWW.DEFINITIONS.ORG in the April 19th Issue. Of Course ; If you want to see ALL 30 Photos before the next few Issues : Click PLANES
Collectibles is a series of 9 paintings by Dmitri Cavander based on his lost collection of baseball cards. It's an interesting story. And with the new baseball season starting this month, it seemed like a great time to exhibit this work again.
PLEASE CHECK EVERY WEEK THEIR SITES FOR ALL THE GREAT EVENTS THAT THE MONROE COUNTY LIBRARIES and Friends of the Library https://www.friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org/ Do.. I may not be able to include many events in the Next few issues and will go on my Summer Hiatus Soon ( with Only a few Issues Over the Summer). I did not take a Summer Hiatus in 2020 since Our On-Line Magazine Serves as a Covid-19 On-Line Information Dissemination Publication. Ed
Allison Rich and Michael Nelson send regards and Tells us about another Library Event
ALSO "ROVER : MARS LANDING :
Mars Rover Presentation
NASA Ambassador Kevin Gallagher will talk about the Mars Perseverance Rover on Tuesday, April 13th at 10am in a virtual presentation for the Monroe County Public Library system. Gallagher has a degree in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has served as President of his local astronomy club in New Jersey. This event is free and open to everyone and a recording of the event will be available afterwards.. Registration for the event can be done at Keyslibraries.org or by calling your local branch.
Part 3 "50 of the WORST Cars that Should Never Have Been Made" Up Next ; BUT FIRST The World's ANNUAL EARTH DAY APRIL 22 and Our Local Efforts to make a Local IMPACT.
Below : #10 Worst Car1958 Zundapp Janus (In the April 5 Issue)
GO TO THE APRIL 5TH https://conta.cc/3uo6Stt ISSUE TO SEE THE EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF A PAST "BETWEEN THE PALMS" Hosted by MURPHY DAVIS ; with GUEST JONATHAN FREEMAN. The Next Few Guests and Hosts are given I believe a few Features Down. Here is a 90 second video on upcoming Guests
An Amazing On-Line and Hardcopy Selection of Books; many from Keys Authors
DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS ; I WAS UNABLE TO LINK THE USUAL TWO BOOKS TO THEIR URL PAGES FOR MUCH ADDITIONAL INFO....BUT PLEASE GO THEIR WEBSITE TO SEE 600 Plus books+ Verbiage Information.
51st EARTH DAY JAM with That Hippie Band
Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson saw the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara, California oil spill. He saw the Cuyahoga River catch fire from pollutants in downtown Cleveland. The LA smog was so bad you could no longer see the famous Hollywood sign. He founded the first Earth Day April 22, 1970, and 20 million mostly young Americans took to the streets to protest for a cleaner environment.
Fast forward 51 years later, Earth Day will be celebrated by over a billion people in 192 countries on every continent. The planet still needs our help more than ever, and we all still need this magical music era.
The 50th Earth Day in 2020 was the cleanest ever after the Covid locked down of the planet. Emissions were down as much as 45%. People in India could see the Himalayas for the first time, NASA satellites documented changes worldwide, the Grand Canal of Venice was crystal clear.
Join us Thursday April 22nd for a special celebration of this glorious 51st Earth Day, with a fugitive band of Hippies from 60s that have been hanging out performing in Key West. They all use to have long hair, smoked weed, and could play any 60s song that anyone could remember.
Gary Hempsey and “That Hippie Band”, will help you remember all those songs from the Age of Aquarius. The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, and some Crosby, Stills, & Nash will be rediscovered.
The 2019 Earth Day Jam was a huge success, this year will be even better. So come on people now, smile on your brother, and enjoy all this wonderful music once again. It will be like Woodstock without the mud.
Wear your coolest Hippie clothes (oxymoron intended) and join the glorious celebration of the 51st Earth Day with Gary Hempsey and That Hippie Band will be tuned up ready to go. Reef Relief will be on display along with the Conch Republic Marine Army, and the Key West Parrot Heads will all help us celebrate.
This is a Rams Head Production at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021. Doors open at 5:00pm, music and fun begins at 6:00pm.
If you are a subscriber or have purchased single tickets to Masterworks VI, you will receive your link to the virtual concert hall the week of April 19.
SFSO RETURNS TO KEY WEST!
South Florida Symphony String Quartet
Live, In-Person at
Ocean Key Resort -- Sunset Pier
Thurs., April 15
8:30 - 9:30 pm
VERY LIMITED, SOCIALLY DISTANCED SEATING
Tickets just $25
Noble House Hotels & Resorts presents the Allegro Series -- a special evening under the stars and surrounded by the gorgeous Key West harbor. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind evening, featuring the music of Beethoven, Dvořák, Piazzolla and more -- performed by the South Florida Symphony String Quartet.
Tickets are going fast for this intimate, socially distanced concert. Get yours today!
SVETLANA SMOLINA WORLD RENOWNED CONCERT PIANIST TO HEADLINE ON APRIL 24
An Interesting Group from One of Svetlana Smolina's Events with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. We were about to Leave The Studios of Key West for a Post Concert Party I was Throwing at The Saint Hotel a Few Blocks Away. Wearing The Jacket & Red Shirt is This Publisher Ed Krane and Priviledged to be Hanging with Gal Pal Artist Friend from the Mainland Hazel Griffiths WWW.HAZELGRIFFITHS.COM in the Designer Black Print Dress (Pictured above as well) and I do believe she is 5' 11" & 1/2 in Bare Feet ;making her the Towering Sidekick with Heals over me at perhaps 6'3"? and of course Ben and Helen (Harrison for our Out of Town Casual Visitor Readers) Standing Next to Hazel WWW.HARRISONGALLERY.COMWWW.BENHARRISONKEYWEST.COM . Starting from L to R : Of course the very Daper and so Smart with one of the many hats he wears is President of Hometown Key West Todd German WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM & His Friend. The Extremelly Talented Dr. Robert Catana WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM and Molly from His Practice, Rich & Wife from Sunset Watersports of Key West WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM ; Rich I so love being on your Boats and thanks for providing such a diverse amount of things to enjoy on the Water / Beaches here in Key West. Svetlana of course is out of the Picture Conversing with Maestra Sebrina Alfonso & President of the Orchestra Jacqueline Lorber.
WE NOW START PART 2 OF A NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM WWW.THEDADDEST.COM "50 OF THE WORST CARS EVER MADE" Feature Editor OLIVER HAMILTON Published on 4/21/2020
1958 Edsel Corsair
The Edsel Corsair was built by Ford back in 1958, and is another example of a vehicle whose performance didn't match the hype. Edsel was supposed to help Ford compete with GM, but this example of late-'50s engineering severely underperformed. It was just another substandard sedan and less than 10,000 were sold in 1959. The following year, Ford ended Edsels and the word has become synonymous with failed car ventures. The Corsair, in the meantime, has become synonymous with the word "lemon."
The AMC Gremlin was faster than the other compact cars of its age, but that doesn't really help unless you're drag racing with another compact. Either the front is too long or the end is too short — either way, this was a terrible car to try to handle. The wipers were vacuum-powered, which gives you an idea of the shortages in this vehicle. That being said, it had personality and is now a collector's item. Indeed, it has far better gas mileage than other cars of the muscle era.
The Suzuki Samurai fell way short on expectations for buyers in the 1980s. Just like the decade that it came from, it was fast and sporty, but all too dangerous. The four-wheel-drive was nimble and actually outsold the Jeep Wrangler in 1987. That was until people realized that, just like a real ninja, it could break out in a flip without a warning. Once it became known that turning corners at normal speeds could easily become a flip and roll-over, sales plummeted.
The Desoto Airflow was produced along with a sibling Chrysler model as an innovative car that would have probably sold much better had it been introduced 20 years later. It had 50-50 front-rear wheel weight distribution, an aerodynamic singlet-style fuselage, and was light. Although cheap, it was too ahead of its time because the new design caused the engine to fall out in early models, giving it a bad name. Redesigns solved the problem, but it was unable to shake its bad reputation.
The Amphicar had a lot going for it, seeing as it could be driven into the water. After that, it needed to be greased in over a dozen points, one of them requiring the driver to detach his seat. Most of these were sold in the U.S., but these cars aren't good for much more than their novelty — the front wheels maneuver both on ground and water. "We like to think of it as the fastest car on the water and fastest boat on the road," said one owner.
1957 Trabant P50
Trabant P50s are relatively unknown in some parts because they hardly left the Soviet Bloc. The lack of a fool-hardy American importer doesn't make the East German car any better than the Yugo, however. In many ways, it was a reflection of life in East Germany, with lofty ambitions that were painfully short of realization. The plastic body seemed sleek but inside it was cramped, uncomfortable, and you felt every pebble. The front-wheel-drive was powered by a transverse-mounted, two-stroke engine and required drivers to put oil in the fuel tank — think about the pollution!
The Plymouth Prowler of the '90s shows just what the designers of the day looked up to in the past, in addition to creating some of their own unique and often bizarre-looking creations. Inspired by the hot rods of the 1930s, it ended up being a bad car. Instead of ending up like a hot-rod, the Prowler had a 3.5-liter V6 engine that only produced 250 horsepower. It might have caught quite a few eyes when it was introduced, but sub-par performance kept sales low
2003 Hummer H2
The Hummer H2 took the ethos of "bigger is better" and injected it with a healthy dose of Americana. The gas guzzler made 10 miles per gallon, which people quickly realized wasn't a smart purchase in a time of volatile oil prices. A bid to bank on the original H1 (that was used in combat), the H2 didn't have nearly the same capabilities. Many of these sold in good years, but sales plummeted. One Hummer dealership actually was set to fire because of the bad fuel economy by radical environmentalists.
April 19th. Issue has : PART 3 OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM WWW.THEDADDEST.COM "50 OF THE WORST CARS EVER MADE" Feature Editor OLIVER HAMILTON Published on 4/21/2020
Guild Hall 90th Season to feature Salman Rushdie, F. Murray Abraham, ABT, Susan Lucci, Joy Behar, Tony-winners Susan Stroman, Michael Cerveris, Mercedes Ruehl, Bill Irwin, artists Julian Schnabel, Laurie Anderson, Alexis Rockman, Robert Longo & more
Below was greatly reduced in editing due to Space Constraints. Please go to their website and Facebook Sites
EAST HAMPTON, NY (April 2, 2021) —Historic Hamptons arts institution Guild Hall (158 Main Street, East Hampton, GuildHall.org) is pleased to announce the artists and events for its landmark 90th season which begins end of May and will feature author Salman Rushdie, American Ballet Theatre, actor and director John Slattery, Emmy-winners Susan Lucci & Joy Behar, 5-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman, Oscar/Tony-winner Mercedes Ruehl, Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony-winners Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Bill Irwin & Cherry Jones, poet Cornelius Eady, artists Julian Schnabel and Laurie Anderson, plus exhibitions with new works from acclaimed American artists Alexis Rockman (Shipwrecks; June 12-July 26) and Robert Longo (A House Divided; Aug 7-Oct 17). This fall at the Academy of the Arts Dinner (Nov 8) at Cipriani Midtown, Guild Hall will include a special 90th anniversary-inspired revue.
The first main season event in May will be a virtual poetry performance, Reawakenings, premiering online May 23 at 8pm with Rushdie, Lucci, Abraham, Cerveris, Gleason, Irwin, Jones, Eady, plus Tony-nominees Karen Akers, Tony Roberts & Michael Stuhlbarg, as well as Austin Pendleton, Chris Sarandon, Barbara Feldon & Lynnette R. Freeman. Directed by Paul Hecht, it will feature the cast each performing a favorite poem uniquely/visually paired with a piece of art from Guild Hall’s permanent collection. Additionally, a public work, Full of Noises: a Village Soundwalk has been commissioned in honor of the 90th anniversary, linking the gifts of founder Mary Woodhouse to East Hampton, composed and narrated by sound artist Viv Corringham.
In June, Guild Hall will begin its outdoor Play in the Garden theater series with live performances at 8pm for a limited audience/Lawn Circle seats (to also be livestreamed/made available online). The series will showcase works of Edward Albee, Kurt Vonnegut, Wendy Wasserstein and Tom Wolfe (Albee was Artistic Director of Guild Hall’s theater in the 70s, Vonnegut, Wasserstein & Wolfe were also involved with Guild Hall during their careers & all four are members of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts). The series will kick off with a Weekend of Wasserstein June 4-5 (a mini-fest of Wendy’s plays, two distinctive evenings filled with smart & shining treats from the voice of one of America’s most beloved playwrights, $100 per Lawn Circle which seats 1-2 people). June 11 will be a staged reading of Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut (his first play which premiered in 1970 and was adapted into a film in 1971; capturing his brilliantly distinct perspective, it’s a darkly humorous, searing examination of the excesses of capitalism, patriotism & American culture in the post-Vietnam War era, $50 per Lawn Circle). The series will continue with Michael Urie and his partner Ryan Spahn starring in Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story July 8-11 ($100 per Lawn Circle), A Night with the Wolfe July 23 celebrating Tom Wolfe, also affectionately known as the Man in the White Suit (the evening will showcase his wit & cultural insights and will include excerpts from his novels, short works, articles & interviews, all told by performers each costumed in Wolfe’s iconic white suit, $100 per Lawn Circle). 5-time Tony-winner and Academy of the Arts member Susan Stroman will direct three unique live theater events Aug 27-29, and Labor Day Weekend Sep 3-4 will be the premiere of new play Crisis in Queens by Academy member Joy Behar ($200 per Lawn Circle). Sep 16-18 will be Temptation and Other Tales: An Evening of One-Acts, written and directed by Lyle Kessler, starring Richard Kind, Raye & Sawyer Spielberg, and Margaret Ladd ($100 per Lawn Circle).
NANCE FRANK CURATOR AND OWNER OF GALLERY ON GREENE PRESENT THE LATEST EXHIBITION FROM WB THOMPSON.
“Act as though what you do makes a difference. It does“. William James American Philosopher.
Bill Thompson paints as though he lives this quote every time he begins a new work. It is what he lives for along with his wife and children, of course. He will leave his exuberant mark on the world of art. This Feature being in the Past 2 Issues has been edited to Space Constraints.
CDC protocols will be respected. Two days of private one hour viewings available by appointment.
For more information: 305-304-2323. The March 22 Issue had many additional Paintings from WB Thompson https://conta.cc/3r8NIpw
Of Course ; Go to the Gallery on Greene Site and visit Nance in Person to see ALL Her Amazing Art
Next Luncheon on May 5 Noon at Marriott Beachside 3841 N. Roosevelt. Next Mixer 4/14 at NAIL BAR Duval Square ( I think start time is 5PM) and Mixer after this one is May 12 "The Capitana KW"..Below reads that PRIDE FOLLIES IS MAY 22, 2021 at The Key West Theater on Eaton St. WWW.KEYSTIX.COM
Together we can continue to celebrate diversity, equality & inclusion through the Key West Business Guild – a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting LGBTQ+ travel to Key West through marketing and the promotion of special events; to support gay-owned, gay-managed, and gay-friendly businesses; to strengthen the Gay community’s position within the local community by supporting relevant LGBTQ+ issues. Attached you will find that we have created a 6-tiered rainbow sponsorship level for your contribution. Your support is more than appreciated. Happy PRIDE! Click SPONSORSHIP to see the 6 Levels of Involvement
We are halfway through meeting our goal for the Key West AIDS Memorial bench! Will you help us get there?
Tickets are available at the visitors center - 808 Duval st., at our April Luncheon & Mixer, and our May luncheon. The raffle will take place at that luncheon. You do not have to be present to win.
Please donate what you can, because every little bit helps to reach our goal of sponsoring this fundamental organization - Key West AIDS Memorial.
Like This Issue ; Many of the Upcoming Issues will be much shorter then Usual Due to my Time Constraints in upcoming Weeks ; Many of the Weekly Regular Features will be left out ; so I am calling your attention to View the Last Full Issue of recurring Weekly Features in March 15 https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx
Some of the Recurring Weekly Features are
Our "CRISIS INFO. CTR." ( which has a Large Amount of Contact Info. and Links pertaining to Covid-19 Material ). March 15th.Issue also has the Usual Lead Section with Very Important Contact Info. for "Local Decision Makers & Staff ". Other Recurring Weekly Features : Dr. John "Jack" Norris & his Medical Info. Videos, Anne McKee 2021 Grant Applications, May Sands Montessori School Applications, Info. From The City of KW & Monroe Co., Mallory Square Improvement Workshops, Zazoo Memorabillia, Links to WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , WWW.KONKLIFE.COM ,
Featuring Key West musicians:Barry Cuda, Mick Kilgos, Kim Jade Fry,
Dani Hoy, Chris Rehm, CW Colt, Adrienne Z, Claire Finley, Gabriel Wright,
Ray West, Tony Baltimore, Tony Roberts, Claire Finley, Joey Marchiano,
Kenny Fradley, Larry Baeder, Jersey Slim, Dora Gholson, Francois Gehin,
Ray Spence, The Happy Dog, Jesse Wagner, Gary Hempsey, Ericson Holt,
Juliana MacDowell, Jeff Clark, Randy Morrow, Claire Finley, Mike Ault,
Tommy Tangie, Turner Harrison, Bill Hoebee- Wail 995/MC
After a bout of cancer, Key West’s Bill Blue is finally on the mend.This concert is dedicated to helping him get on his feet financially after his illness. Bill’s record label, Conch Town Music, gained permission from the City of Key West to use the Coffee Butler Amphitheatre at the Truman Waterfront for a fundraiser concert on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Renowned in recent years for his Sunday Soundchecks at the Green Parrot and successful concerts at the Key West Theater, Blue has been a fixture of Key West music for more than forty years. He earned his chops with blues legend Arthur ‘Big Boy” Crudup, who wrote “That’s All Right Mama,” made famous by Elvis Presley. After touring with Crudup and opening for Bonnie Raitt, Blue went on his own and finally settled in Key West in the 1980’s. Regular performers at Sloppy Joe’s and the Full Moon Saloon, Bill and his band were the first to play music for John Vagnoni at The Green Parrot.
Blue hadn’t recorded in 25 years when he released the CD “Mojolation” in 2013, followed by “The King of Crazy Town” in 2020.
Always willing to play benefits and lend a hand to his fellow Key Westers, Blue was honored by the City of Key West in 2013 for his service to the community. October 13th was declared “Bill Blue Day.”
This concert is also a community effort. Musicians are donating their time. Ram’s Head Group is donating their ticketing platform and production assistance. And 100% of ticket sales and sponsor donations are going directly to Bill Blue thanks to Conch Town Music.
Please join us in helping our old friend, Bill Blue. Buy a ticket today!
Brooke, The Michaels, Stephen, Miranda All send regards. Miranda fills us in on a New Series the Key West Fim Festival Just Started. So Keep Posted with the People and Groups Involved for Additional Information; and to get on Miranda's and KWFF Mailing List; Reach out to Her at INFO@KWFILMFEST.COM
Selected Sundays at The Perry Hotel, presented by the Key West Film Festival and Visualize Entertainment.
NEXT EVENT IS APRIL 11 AT 7PM and The Guillermo del Toro Film "THE SHAPE OF WATER" will be Featured. One of the KWFF Spotlight Films a Few Year ago shown on the Very Large Screen at the INSTITUTO SAN CARLOS
We are GIVING AWAY two ALL ACCESS Badges for the 2021 Key West Film Festival to one lucky winner at the Cinema Sunday event this weekend!
In addition, The Perry Hotel is adding in a one day Family Cabana Pass that is good for up to 4 guests. On top of the private cabana, you get 4 comp'd drink tickets, 1 bottle of champagne, and 15% off all food and beverage at Salty Oyster Bar.
The winner will be announced after the screening. You must be present to win, so be sure to come early and stay for the film!
In 2017, we were fortunate enough to screen THE SHAPE OF WATER for our Opening Night film, which went on to win the Oscar for BEST PICTURE.
We hope you can join us this Sunday, April 11th, for an encore screening of the film featuring a new recorded introduction from Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, who presented the film at KWFF 2017. He's been retired since 2019 so this will be one of his RARE appearances. Don't miss it!!!
PS: KWFF 2021 SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN NOW!!!! SUBMIT HERE
All COVID guidelines will be enforced and the The Perry's expansive outdoor venue allows plenty of space for social distancing, and easy access to their dockside bar, The Barrel House, and food delivery from
WWW.ANNASWEET.COM The April 19th Issue will have a NEW Feature on what Anna has been up to including a Special Promotion of up to 65% OFF Selected "Babe" and "Wave" Photographic Art in her One of Kind Unique Process that Graces many Upscale Houses around the World.HIT LINK : SHOP THE SALE
HERE IS A TREMENDOUS TREAT ; PLEASE FINISH THE REST OF THIS APRIL 5 ISSUE AND THEN COME BACK TO THIS 30 MINUTE FACEBOOK VIDEO OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE BANDSHELL IN NORTH MIAMI. Maestra Alfonso, Pres. Lorber, Caroline and the entire Orchestra Encourage you to copy this URL and send to Friends that have Kids ; they will love it.....We're Live! (Now Taped Video to show You) Rhythm Foundation and City of Miami Beach Government Arts in the Park Series Present:
We will be back to Including another Multi-week /Issue Feature from Groovy History in the next few weeks. You can go to their website to look at Hundreds /Thousands of Photographic Features. Usually they will have a Series of Photos and then Accompanying Verbiage to Go with Each Photo. Example Below
This is how we "texted" back in the day, hoping not to get caught by the teacher!
Ha! Old-timey days. Long before we all had iPhones, the only way to send a message to your friends was to pass them a note. The only problem was, if the teacher caught you passing a note, chances are they would make you read the note to the whole class. Certainly embarrassing if the note was about a boy you liked - or how much of an alcoholic your father was.
One secret spy way to pass a note was to write a note on a piece of paper small enough to fit inside the cap of a pen. Then roll up the paper and place it inside of the pen. Then have your friend ask to borrow your pen. Vola! Note safely delivered.
Since Many of the Upcoming Issues will be much shorter then Usual Due to my Time Constraints in upcoming Weeks ; Many of the Weekly Regular Features will be left out ; so I am calling your attention to the Last Full Issue of recurring Weekly Features March 15 https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx
Tiffany, Tammy, Anima, Jane and the entire Crew at the FKSPCA WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Send Regards and remind you to check out their ADOPTION area on their website https://fkspca.org/adopt/. They sent over 6 MORE Animals for Adoption ..Check out the last batch of adoptions & The $36K Grant from PETSMART CHARITIES from the February 15 Issue https://conta.cc/3jZQgEN
HERE ARE LAST WEEKS BATCH OF ADOPTIONS
John Henry is a 4 year old, male, mixed breed.
Andy is a 2 year old, male, shepherd mix.
Shortcake is a 7 year old, male, domestic medium hair mix.
Nia is a 3 year old, female, domestic shorthair.
Dimple is a 3 ½ year old, female, domestic shorthair.
Leo is a 2 ½ year old, male, American rabbit.
The Florida Keys SPCA is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of all animals through compassionate care, adoption, education, population control and humane law enforcement.
The FKSPCA is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax ID# 65-0891564
WE HAVE 6 NEW ADDITIONAL ADOPTIONS IN THIS APRIL 12 ISSUE; RIGHT AFTER THESE 6
New Adoptions that came in this week
Andy is a 2 year old, male, shepherd mix.
Peyton is a 1 year old, female, pitbull terrier mix.
Artie is a 1 year old, male, domestic shorthair mix.
Teegan is a 2 year old, female, domestic shorthair mix.
In the imaginative oil paintings of Melinda K. Hall, there is almost always more than meets the eye. Her paintings focus on the humor in everyday tasks, transporting us into a world that allows one to slow down and enjoy sensory delights.
The viewer is invited to savor the flavor of Hall's sophisticated yet childlike exploration of life.
To view more of MELINDA K. HALL's work visit our website or come by Harrison Gallery at 825 White Street.
MORE FROM ROBERTA DePIERO UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE
The Key West City Commission recently honored one of the island city’s prominent writers by proclaiming Tennessee Williams Day.
Williams, one of the greatest 20th century American playwrights, lived and worked in Key West from 1949 until his death in 1983. His classics of the American stage earned him two Pulitzer Prizes, a Tony Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and many other literary and theater awards. In addition, his work reached world-wide audiences when his plays were adapted into motion pictures, winning several academy awards.
One of his Williams’s major plays, "The Rose Tattoo,” was written, filmed, and premiered in Key West at the San Carlos Institute.
March 26th marked Williams’s 110th birthday and was the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Tennessee Williams Museum in Key West. Founder and curator Dennis Beaver and curator Cori Convertito were on hand to receive the proclamation.
The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump conducted their first cleanup Thursday after adopting Trumbo Road.
Dee Dee Green, Key West’s solid waste coordinator met them with grabbers, gloves and buckets. The strip of road between the Coast Guard gate and Caroline Street looks brand new, thanks to these great volunteers!
The City of Key West and the City Commission want to hear your vision of ways to improve the North Roosevelt Blvd corridor. The community – property owners, business owners, residents and visitors – are urged to participate to help envision the island’s future.
The City is reviewing all potential options and opportunities, such as increasing landscaping, increasing buffers between commercial and residential, incentivizing smaller and more inviting signage, placing parking behind commercial uses, and more.
This this survey will record the public’s opinion on how to improve this crucial corridor and how to forge a path forward for the City and North Roosevelt Blvd.
DON'T TRY TO CLICK BELOW ; : THE ARTICLE ABOVE WILL GIVE YOU THE SITE TO TAKE PARTY IN THE SURVEY
Above is Dee Dee Green : The City of Key West's Solid Waste Coordinator. She and staff and friends are so Active in Clean Up Efforts and the Proper Routines of Disposing The Smallest to Large Amounts of Big Ticket Garbage Items. Her Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/dee.green.923
Here are our planned Plogging Cleanups for April! You can also add a few extra locations.
Saturday April 3rd 9:00am-10:00am Mangrove Cleanup at 16th Terrace and Donald Street.
Saturday April 17th 930am-1030am Conch Republic Conchy Beach Cleanup. Higgs Beach in front of Salute! On The Beach.
Friday April 23rd 9:00am-11:00am Earth Day Cleanup, The US1/N. Roosevelt Triangle, Cow Key Bridge and Rivera Bridge Earth Day Great American Cleanup
To sign up for an monthly email browse to City website Notify Me and choose, Keep Key West Beautiful.