A Thank You from this Magazine and the THOUSANDS that have Expressed to me : How Publix in ALL their Stores were able to Organize the MASSIVE ROLLOUT of the COVID-19 VACCINES. Certainly a Monumental Challenge that was so (& Still Is) SUCCESSFUL . Here in Key West Publix GM Kevin Piper Sr. and Staffs were BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
Here is Part 1 of 1 "HONEST TO PAWS" and "The Most Hilarious wildlife Moments; captured on Camera" by Olivia O'Hara click this URL Link for Verbiage that goes with honesttopaws.com/s/hilarious-wildlife-moments?as=70aol&utm_source=AOL.com&bdk=0
More "HONEST TO PAWS" by Olivia O'Hara ; Up Shortly. & Up in a few Features : The Art of Pam Hobbs & Book signing from Cricket Desmarais
SO MANY EVENTS AND CLASSES AT THE KEYS LIBRARY SYSTEM
700 FLEMING STREET
Here are just a few Events at the Library in the next few days
Sept. 12 Mahjong 1-4pm
Sept. 12 (Marathon) 3D Printing Open Lab 10a-Noon
Sept 13 Cornerstone Resources Alliance at the Library 9a-noon
Sept 13 Art Feed Your Creativity (Marathon) 9:30a-11:30a
Sept 13 Story Time (Key Largo & Marathon 10:30A-11:30a
We start Part 1 of 2. Good Friend Bob Grimm sent me these Concept Prototype Automobiles made in the 1950s. Here are 7 of them with 12 More in the Sept. 26 Issue
1) 1957 CHRYSLER DIABLO
2) 1951 BUICK LeSABRE
3) 1959 GM FIREBIRD
4) 1955 LINCOLN FUTURA
5) 1951 BUICK XP-300
6) 1955 FORD MYSTERE
7) 1959 CADILLAC CYCLONE
TCHAIKOVSKY | ELGAR | BARBER
Wed., Nov. 9 | Ft. Lauderdale
Thurs., Nov. 10 | Miami
Sat., Dec. 3 | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun., Dec. 4 | Miami
SHOSTAKOVICH | GOTTSCH | GREAT OPERA ARIAS
Tues., Jan. 24 | Miami
Wed., Jan. 25 | Ft. Lauderdale
Sat., Jan. 28 | Key West
BRAHMS | SIBELIUS | BERLIOZ
Wed., Feb. 15 | Ft. Lauderdale
Sat., Feb 18 | Key West
ALL DVOŘÁK PROGRAM
Wed., March 22 | Ft. Lauderdale
Thurs., March 23 | Miami
Sat., March 25 | Key West
RACHMANINOV | BRUCKNER
Wed., April 26 | Ft. Lauderdale
World Renowned Musicians : Cellist Zuill Bailey and Pianist Svetlana Smolina
THIS JUST IN
THE 2022/2023 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS SCHEDULE AT KATE MIANO's GARDENS RESORT
Here is October 2022
OCT 2 PETER DIAMOND AND FRIENDS
OCT 9 TERRI WHIT AND FRIENDS
OCT 16 SCOTT MARISCHEN AND FRIENDS
OCT 23 JODY RAE CAMPBELL
OCT 30 SKIPPER KRIPITZ AND FRIENDS
COMPLETE SCHEDULE FURTHER DOWN IN THEIR USUAL SECTION
Looking for Saturday Clean up? Also, here https://bit.ly/KWCleanUp2022 is the link to sign up for National CleanUp Day: one for National Clean Up Day that includes a picnic at Bayview Park afterwards. Sign up below so they can have enough equipment on hand Or just show up that day with your own and help out! Copy and Paste https://bit.ly/KWCleanUp2022
Roberta DePiero tells us about additional Plogging and Clean Ups in September
Sept. 16 SMATHERS BEACH 8-9am
Meet at Parking Lot Just before Margaritaville across from the Beach
Sept. 17 PICNIC 9-11AM
National Clean Up Day. 11:30am Picnic at Bayview Park
Sept. 23 Lazy Way and Caroline Streets. 8-9am
Meet in the City Lot across from Harpoon Harrys
(Hosted by Harpoon Harrys)
Sept. 24 8-10am
City of Key West and Stock Island Clean Up. Meet Entrance of KW Botanical Garden for College Road Clean Up and Return to Bernstein Park by 11am
Sept. 30 Fort Street in Bahama Village 8 to 9am
Meet Frederick Douglas Gym Parking Lot ; One Block Down from CHI KW Health Center on Fort Street
(Hosted by CHI Centers 727 Fort Sreet
Hello Everyone. I’m showing at Art on Duval 714 Duval, Art on Fifth Avenue , 600 Fifth Ave, Naples Florida and Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval . https://WWW.PAMHOBBS.COM HOBBSART@BELLSOUTH.COM 305-923-5392
1) island Life 24”x30”
2) Water World 24”x36”
3)Night Sky 16”x20”
4)racing The Rain 16”x20”
5) Sand Key 16”x20”
6) BlueChair Happy Hour 24”x36”
7) paradise Palms 11”x14”
8) Purple Palms giclee 11”x14”
All painted with oil base enamel paint.
The Last Few Issues We did a Lead Feature on Guy DeBoer's Sailing Adventures. Click the August 29 URL Link to The Blast from Ed Krane and Friends AUGUST 29, 2022
Editor's Note : Some of the URL Links you may need to copy and paste into your Specific Browsers
PHOTOS BY RALPH DePALMA
Photos by Ralph DePalma
A recent Link ; Guy is Featured 20 Minutes In
Guy DeBoer "Here is the link to track my progress across the Atlantic Ocean. https://my.yb.tl/KeysSpirit/map-only/. Please follow me as I sail to France and the starting line of the Golden Globe Race. I expect to arrive by 8 to 35 days. Once again thank everyone for their support."
Feature on the Artistry of LOTHAR SPEER
MORE ART FROM THE MULTI-TALENTED LOTHAR SPEER ; UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE
JAG GALLERY ANNOUNCES THE 2ND ANNUAL "POOLSIDE" EXHIBITION AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 5
Editor's Note : I'm Leaving in the Art Work in this Issue; Although the Exhibition at Jag may be Over
Following the success of last summer’s juried exhibition, Duval Square’s Jag Gallery invites artists once again to “take the plunge” with an open call to artists for consideration in the gallery’s 2nd annual POOLSIDE exhibit. POOLSIDE opened with a preview reception on Friday August 19th and continues through September 5th on site and online.
The call to artists focus includes 2 and 3 dimensional original artwork, (painting, drawing, sculpture and photography) with swimming pool(s) or the suggestion of as part of the subject or the entire composition.
All details can be found at the gallery’s website www.jaggallery.art.
. The gallery is located at the Simonton Street end of Duval Square, 1075 Duval Street with ample, free parking. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday noon to 5, Monday’s by appointment. For additional information call 305.407.6202 or email email@example.com and follow us on Instagram at jaggallery.
"Full Immersion" by Manor Sander : Oil on Canvas 12 X 12
"Synchronized Sheilas 1" by Marti Koehler Acrylic on Wood 9 X 12
"Synchronized Sheilas 2" by Marti Koehler Acrylic on Wood 9 X 12
"Glow" by Denise Hughes Acrylic on Board 24 X 24 X 2
"Untitled 7 ( From the Caretaker Robot Series by Abby Hepner Limited Edition Archivel Pigment on Hannemule Paper 3/12 19 X 22
RACE WORLD OFFSHORE
NOVEMBER 6-13 , 2022
Click these Links for additional Information on the KEY WEST RACES
The entire week of November 6-13 is filled EVERYDAY with ACTIVITIES; including visiting the Dry Docks (TRUMAN WATERFRONT VILLAGE) and visiting with ALL the Boats Everyday.
WED. RACE DAY 1 NOV. 9 : TRUMAN WATERFRONT CUP
SAT. RACE DAY 2 NOV. 12 : SOUTHERNMOST CONTINENTAL CHAMPION
SUN. RACE DAY 3 NOV.13 : CHAMPIONSHIP
MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE WELCOMES FIFTH ‘HOT SHOTS’ CLASS TO TRAINING ACADEMY
GRASSY KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue welcomes its fifth “Hot Shots” class to Joe London Fire Academy on Grassy Key. Class 22-01 includes 29 qualified men and women starting the process of becoming a career or volunteer firefighter. Twenty-three of the students are residents of Monroe County. The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners continues to support the program that waives the tuition fee for qualified Monroe County residents in exchange for a commitment to volunteer or work as a career firefighter anywhere in the Florida Keys for three years.
“This program provides the opportunity to cultivate and develop the committed men and women that reside in Monroe County and introduce them to a prestigious lifelong career in the fire service,” said Fire Chief Steven Hudson. “This educational opportunity is a win-win to reduce turnover and retain these graduates in our community.”
Students who complete the 17 performance objectives of the firefighter program are prepared to take the State of Florida Firefighter II examination. To be hired at Monroe County Fire Rescue, a candidate must also complete EMT training.
The program finishes on Dec. 16. There are no new classes scheduled at this time. More information about the program can be found at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/hotshots or email Johnson-Cara@monroecounty-fl.gov.
Magazine Article from "CANVAS REBEL" on ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ
Cuban /Latin American Curator ; famous for MANY Exhibitions through Out the Keys : Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
Studio Fine Cuban Art to Collect, Latin American Art Magazine
Here are the 4 Artists in his Exhibition
LISA LEE HERMAN
“ The Study Of the Water “, SOUTH FLORIDA ARTISTS Derrick Crossland , Lisa Lee Herman , Jul Jankowski and Humberto Castro Curated BY Megan Scallan and Alaen Ledesma Fernandez You are Welcome , Exhibit is open during business hours Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm as part of museum admission through October 2. 305-922-2237. Support by Studio Fine Cuban Art to Collect and Cuban Diaspora Art Foundation.
WE CONTINUE WITH THE ART OF LOTHAR SPEER
Roberta DePiero and Peter Arnow Send Regards. As Most of you know they Own Key West Playbills. Their Publications are BRILLIANT. My Magazine THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS are in 6 of their Playbills. Their Publications are physically put in the hands of the attendees in the Theatres, Art Galleries, Museums, and Upscale Events. The Demographics in attendance are UPSCALE DISPOSABLE INCOME.
2022-2023 KEY WEST THEATRES AND EVENT PROGRAMS PRICING & SPECIFICATIONS AND DEADLINES
Contact: Madeleine Vogelsang, Executive Director 305-294-9501
Oldest House Museum and Garden Participates in “Kids Free Florida Keys”
322 Duval St.
Key West, Florida, September 2, 2022 – The Oldest House Museum and Garden is a proud member of the Key West Attractions Association and as a member will participate in the “Kids Free Florida Keys” annual promotion. Oldest House Museum offers free admission to all children under the age of 12 and as a part of this promotion will provide them with a free 200th Key West Anniversary commemorative coloring book for all children that visit the museum from September 6th through October 16th, 2022. The promotion includes various partners across the lower keys. It affords parents and children an extra incentive to come visit during this slower time of the year. For more information on the various offerings and promotions visit: kidsfreefloridakeys.com.
About Old Island Restoration Foundation:
Old Island Restoration Foundation was founded in 1960 to stop the destruction of old town and to promote the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings. During the 1950’s many valued architectural treasures were lost due to neglect or new development. These events galvanized preservationists to organize the nonprofit Old Island Restoration Foundation. Over the years, Old Island Restoration Foundation has raised and granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to maintain The Oldest House Museum and to award grants to restore historical buildings in Key West, including Old City Hall, The Custom House, The Martello Forts, The Key West Lighthouse, The Woman’s Club, several churches and more.
O.I.R.F celebrating, preserving, and promoting Key West’s unique architecture, culture and history. The Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors and staff. House tours are available six days a week. Visit www.oldesthousekeywest.com for information and tickets
5711 College Rd.
The Most Recent Adoptees
Danielle is a 2-year-old, female, Pit Bull Mix.
Kiara is a 1-year-old, female, Medium Mixed Breed.
Mia is a 1-year-old, female, American Pit Bull Terrier
Tigger is a 2-year-old, male, Domestic Shorthair.
Sonny is a 2-year-old, male, Domestic Shorthair.
Grumpy is an adult Hamster.
EVENTS FOR THE ROYAL CAMPAIGN OF FANTASY FEST 2022
AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 12
Every Tuesday! Aqua Idol, through October 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come support the Royal Candidates’ singers at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street. Help the singer raise the most money for their Candidate. Free to attend.
Every Sunday! Drag Queen Bingo at 22&Co, 504 Angela Street, hosted by QMitch through October 16th at 5:00 PM. Proceeds divided equally among the represented Candidates.
“Bum Farto - The Musical” set for October 13 through October 27
Pasión Project presents “Bum Farto -The Musical,” a hilarious true crime musical that tells the tale of an infamous fire chief who tempted fate and federal agents who set him up in a 1975 Key West drug sting known as Operation Conch. The smokin’ hot show opens at the San Carlos Institute Theater in Old Town, Key West on Thursday, October 13 through October 27. Throw on your best bellbottoms, platforms, and polyester for a sizzling 70s Opening Night Gala featuring pre-show cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and groovy tunes to benefit the Key West Firehouse Museum.
Created and directed by bestselling author, actor, and comedian Pamela Stephenson Connolly, “Bum Farto - The Musical” is led by a cast of internationally-acclaimed actors, dancers, and musicians including Broadway showstopper Aaron LaVigne (“Jesus Christ, Superstar”). It features a live band and thrilling song-and-dance numbers in diverse styles— from tap dancing Square Grouper to the steamy Argentine office tango, to a piquant Cuban Salsa, and the popular Carolina Shag— set to 27 sensational songs such as “Ford Galaxy,” “Just a Girl with a Badge and a Gun,” “Bum Was Pinched,” and “Smoke Your Tuna Here” by musical director Dan Krysa. Tickets start at $35—get your hot little hands on them now at bumfartothemusical.com. Sponsored in part by Key West Art & Historical Society.
August 26 was book release party set for local author and columnist Cricket Desmarais’ “Love on the Rock” dating column compilation
Author and Keys Weekly columnist Cricket Desmarais will release her newest book, “Love on the Rock: Irreverent Reflections & Terrible Dating Advice from a Key West Singleton,” on Friday, August 26 from 7pm – 9pm at Mockingbird Studios, 1616 Catherine Street in Key West. Desmarais will read briefly from the compilation of columns she wrote as a dating columnist for Florida Keys Keynoter from 2005 – 2006. “I never set out to be the Key West Carrie Bradshaw,” says the writer with an MFA from NYU. “While it tickled me to be called that, which people did, the truth of it is that the column was born because I got dumped. Hard.”
When a friend recommended she process the hurt through the written word, she used humor as her henchman then pitched it for print in the entertainment section of the paper she was freelancing for. She soon landed a completely unexpected commitment — a year-long gig delivering everything dating and relating, island style, as a weekly columnist. “At first I was a little nervous about sustaining interest, both for my readers and myself,” she says. “But because we live in a place where your date could be the ex of a friend or a friend of an ex, there was no shortage of absurd material.”
The 200-page book is a collection of all 52 columns that offer riffs, rants, interviews, and tips along with a little lust and longing— humorous and heartfelt content she thought local readers and beyond might like.
“There are life-altering revelations to questions like “Is it true there are plenty of fish in the sea?”, “Can I fish from the company pier?”, “When is it best to throw your catch back,” she laughs. “And let’s not forget the timeless “Does size really matter?”. As the book’s title suggests, Desmarais says she’s no dating expert. “Make no mistake. Anything resembling advice is mostly meant to be entertainment,” she says. “How can you seriously take advice from someone who hasn’t had a proper date sine MySpace was the social media forum du jour, pronouns weren’t preferred, and cell phones flipped open only for phone calls?”
Regardless of authority, Desmarais hopes people will help her celebrate. “Who knows? “ she laughs. “Good time or long time— you just might meet “the one.”” For more information or to order a copy of “Love on the Rock: Irreverent Reflections & Terrible Dating Advice from a Key West Singleton,” visit CricketDesmarais.com.
Many Additional Photos from Cricket's Book Signing Up Shortly
729 FLEMING STREET
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, 33040
We are currently accepting proposals for our fall and winter semesters! Williams Hall is seeking instructors for teen and/or senior-based classes & workshops in the areas of faith, fitness, sewing, home economics, mental health, social clubs and life skills.
If you or someone you know is interested in holding a class or workshop at Williams Hall, please fill out the form at the link below to submit a proposal. We look forward to hearing from you! Click
or go to their Website ABOVE to SEE ALL the August Culinary Events; and many Other Events and Classes at Williams Hall.
To Register for ANY Williams Hall Class and for additional Information ; Click MEMBER to be Taken Directly to the Page in their website.
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's New Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
POOL RULES by KATHY COREY OIL ON CANVAS 18 X 11
MARCO POLO by JOHNNY WHITE Limited Edition 1/6 Framed Print 16 X 20
"My Kitty Brown Cat" by Rick Worth High Gloss House Paint on Canvas 10 X 8
"Marco Polo at MLK Pool" by Johnny White Limited Edition, 1/6 Frame Print 16 X 20
"Jose De Vivre" by Linda Moss Acrylic on Wood 16 In. Diameter
"Paige with a Beach Ball" by Kris Davis Oil on Canvas 28 X 50
A few more Sections Featuring "POOLSIDE" Up Shortly
Melody and Bob Bowersox send regards to ALL in Key West.. I asked them to keep us Informed : They are still in Philadelphia. Putting on FRESH INK SHORTS September 8-18
FRESH INK SHORTS is an intriguing, fast-paced evening of new original short plays by award-winning writers — from one-minute amuse-bouches to more elaborate courses of the comic, the poignant, and the wondrous strange. The eight to ten shorts are performed by seven talented actors, coming together in various combinations to build each new world they’ll inhabit. The individual pieces are separated by provocative sound and light cues that provide a rhythm and intensity that seamlessly move the action from one scenario to the next. From AI reaching singularity in a supermarket checkout lane, to a blistering single-word indictment of government, to musings on realizing you’re actually a God, FRESH INK SHORTS delivers a tantalizing 75 minutes of thought-provoking theater. Produced and presented by TheatreXP.
BOB DYLAN - ' NASHVILLE SKYLINE '
Bob Dylan photographed outside his Byrdcliffe
home, Woodstock, NY, 1969.
This important image was used for the
' Nashville Skyline ' album cover.
Open Edition Archival Pigment Print.
Hand-signed by the photographer, Elliott Landy.
Measures approx. 20 5/8" x 26 5/8" framed.
Gallery price $1,995.
Please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com to order your
Hand Signed Bob Dylan photograph today.
' TOM PETTY '
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing
in Florida during his 1986 tour.
Archival pigment print in an edition of only 20 prints.
Hand-signed by the photographer, Lynn Goldsmith.
We have edition # 2/20 in the gallery.
Measures approx. 20 1/8" x 26 3/8" framed.
Gallery price $3050.
Please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com to order your
Tom Petty signed photo today.
More Sections from ZAZOO MEMORABILIA ART GALLERY UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE
City of Key West
Here are the Commission Meetings for the Entire Rest of 2022 : September 7 & 20, October 6 and 19, November 1 & 15, and December 6
Members of the Mel Fisher family, City officials and the community gathered today to commemorate the sinking of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the entire 1622 fleet with the unveiling of a plaque. On this day, 400 years ago, 260 souls were lost in a raging hurricane. Also lost were 40 tons of gold, silver, and copper artifacts - until the persevering Mel Fisher located wreck in 1985.
Prior to the discovery, the treasure hunter had secured ownership of the wreck through the courts. He and his wife founded the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, a non-profit organization to support a collection of artifacts from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and its sister ship, the Santa Margarita in perpetuity.
The plaque is located at Mallory Square alongside a time capsule that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the founding of Key West.
In the photo: Mel Fisher's son Kim Fisher and daughter Taffi Fisher Abt and City Manager Patty McLauchlin.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FROM ALYSON CREAN AND THE CITY OF KEY WEST ; UP SHORTLY
Fantasy Fest Show
Michael Cheval: October 20-21-22-23
Stephen Harlan: October 24-25-26-27-28-29
Stephen Muldoon: October 25-26-27-28-29
Steve Barton: October 27-28-29
Walfrido Garcia: November 4-5-6
Jim Warren: November 18-19-20
Oryan: December 9-10-11
Stephen Muldoon: December 30-31
Much Key West Business Guild Information Up Shortly
24244 Overseas Hwy.
Summerland Key, Florida, 33042
Facebook Link to AGPI
We Continue with "HONEST TO PAWS" and "The Most Hilarious wildlife Moments; captured on Camera" by Olivia O'Hara click this URL Link for Verbiage that goes with Photoshttps://honesttopaws.com/s/hilarious-wildlife-moments?as=70aol&utm_source=AOL.com&bdk=0
"Immersive" by Fran Decker Acrylic on Canvas 11 X 14
"Pool Swimmer in the Light" by Carol Aronson-Shore Original Color Print , Unique 5.25 X 10
"Moonlight Fresco" by J H Allen 48 X 12
"View from The Pool ( Morning and Evening) by Oil on Canvas Optional Diptych
"Mermaid Bubble" by Johnny White Limited Edition 1/5 Framed Photographic Print 20 X 16
"Lenny's Pool" by Richard Aardsma Limited Edition , 3/6 Archival Pigment print of a Photo Montage 13 X 16
"Morning Reflections" by Mary Jean Connors Oil on Canvas 25 X 21
"Pool Rules" by Kathy Corey Oil on Canvas 14 X 11
We Continue with the Cricket Desmarais Book Signing "LOVE ON THE ROCK IRREVERENT REFLECTIONS & TERRIBLE DATING ADVICE FROM A KEY WEST SINGLETON
Public Information Officer
Key West Police Department
Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commissioners have proclaimed September 17th as National Cleanup Day.
"National Cleanup Day recognizes the need to protect the health and beauty of our city as well as our nation," reads the proclamation. "The City of Key West takes great pride in its environment and supports a clean, safe community, now and in the future."
The cleanup joins together the community, the City, and non-profit organizations for a cleaner environment, which promotes positive community values, property values, and the economic vitality of Key West and the Florida Keys.
Julie Brown, a member of the Mayor's Beautification Committee, accepted the proclamation. She noted that there will be several locations around the island where groups can gather at 9 a.m. to help keep Key West beautiful. The cleanup will be followed by a picnic, she said.
"It's a good way to get to know your neighbors," she said. "Please join us on that day.
For more information, and to sign up, contact Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or at 305-797-3385.
In the photo: Commissioners Gregory Davila, Mary Lou Hoover, and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Beautification Committee member Julie Brown, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow.
5901 College Road, Key West, Florida, 33040
For Press, Sponsorship, Volunteer and General Inquiries Contact Miranda McGuire Miranda@KWFILMFEST.COM
For Key West Inquiries Please Contact Juliet Gray at Julietgray@Gmail.com
What’s cooler than cool?
Being named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine! The Key West Film Festival is honored to be named to this prestigious list, and we are grateful to Moviemaker Magazine for the recognition. Now is the time to mark those calendars as the 11th Annual KWFF is set for November 16-20 and is currently open for submissions.
In compiling the roster of 25 fab fests, Moviemaker and its esteemed contributors “focused on unforgettable experiences they couldn’t have had anywhere else. Yes, the festivals served their careers, getting them exposure and accolades and helping them for important relationships. But they were also cool — fun, affirming, validating. A reminder that by making movies, they were doing a thing that they truly love and will find endlessly cool.”
Here is an excerpt from the article, sharing why Moviemaker, and filmmaker Clint Bentley, believe the Key West Film Festival is one of the coolest… “What other film festival takes the filmmakers on a sunset sail?” asks Clint Bentley, who also praises Key West’s “amazing blend of marquee films of the year and discoveries,” and “great panels.”
It’s also known for drawing top-notch films: Last year’s 10th annual festival, which showed more than 75 films over five days, awarded Best Narrative Film to Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers, and the KWFF’s Annual Critics Award to Sean Baker’s Red Rocket. Its tagline sums things up nicely: “where passion meets paradise.”
So mark your calendars for November 16-20 and send your latest film our way! We present feature films, short films, music videos, and animated work of all genres, and our final submission deadline is coming up very soon.
You can click right here to send your latest work our way via FilmFreeway.
And click here to read the full Moviemaker article and check out all of the other supercool fests that made the list!
See you in Key West this November! Check back here this fall for our festival schedule and to purchase your passes to “passion meets paradise.”
SUPPORT KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL
KWFF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We rely solely on the generosity of our supporters to keep this festival going year after year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help with this year's festival. You can donate via the link here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We start part 2 of a Photographic Feature from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY TODAY TRIBUTE" "52 AMAZING PHOTOS FROM 1920s FLORIDA
Our Last Issue started Part 1 and had a Few Paragraphs of Florida in 1920s. Click this Issue link to see the first 14 Photos and Verbiage https://conta.cc/3Rd7Mog
Florida is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Florida is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Bahamas and Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida and Cuba; it is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Spanning 65,758 square miles, Florida ranks 22nd in area among the 50 states, and with a population of over 21 million, is the third-most populous. The state capital is Tallahassee and the most populous city is Jacksonville. The Miami metropolitan area, with a population of almost 6.2 million, is the most populous urban area in Florida and the seventh-most populous in the United States; other urban conurbations with over one million people are Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
Various Native American groups have inhabited Florida for at least 14,000 years. In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León became the first known European to make landfall, calling the region La Florida ([la floˈɾiða] for its lush greenery and the Easter season (Pascua Florida in Spanish). Florida subsequently became the first area in the continental U.S. to be permanently settled by Europeans, with the Spanish colony of St. Augustine, founded in 1565, being the oldest continuously inhabited city. Florida was repeatedly contested by Spain and Great Britain, before being ceded to the U.S. in 1819; it was admitted as the 27th state on March 3, 1845. Florida was the principal location of the Seminole Wars (1816–1858), the longest and most extensive of the Indian Wars in U.S. history. The state seceded from the Union on January 10, 1861, becoming one of the seven original Confederate States. After the Civil War, Florida was restored to the Union on June 25, 1868.
Since the mid-20th century, Florida has experienced rapid demographic and economic growth. Its $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth-largest of any U.S. state and the 16th-largest in the world; the main sectors are tourism, hospitality, agriculture, real estate, and transportation. Florida is world-renowned for its beach resorts, amusement parks, warm and sunny climate, and nautical recreation; attractions such as Walt Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, and Miami Beach draw tens of millions of visitors annually. Florida is a popular destination for retirees, seasonal vacationers, and both domestic and international migrants; it hosts nine out of the ten fastest-growing communities in the U.S. The state’s close proximity to the ocean has shaped its culture, identity, and daily life; its colonial history and successive waves of migration are reflected in African, European, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian influences. Florida has attracted or inspired writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, and continues to attract celebrities and athletes, particularly in golf, tennis, auto racing, and water sports.
Women at Miami Beach 1923
Water Toboggan Miami Beach 1925
Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store Coral Gables 1924
Capitol Theatre Jacksonville 1927
Sheriff W.B. Cahoon Breaking Up a Still Jacksonville 1928
Couple with Marmon Automobile Jacksonville 1927
Crowds on Lafayette Street Bridge Tampa Florida 1925
DOWNTOWN MIAMI FROM THE ALCAZAR HOTEL 1927
LOOKING DOWN WEST FLAGLER STREET MIAMI 1927
FAIRFAX THEATRE ON EAST FLAGLER STREET MIAMI 1922
PARKING LOT OF SMITH's CASINO MIAMI BEACH 1927
About two-thirds of Florida occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. It has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, spanning approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km), not including its many barrier islands. Florida has 4,510 islands that are ten acres (4 ha) or larger in area, the second highest number after Alaska. Much of the state is at or near sea level, and is characterized by sedimentary soil. Florida is the flattest state in the country, with the lowest high point of any U.S. state, at just 345 feet (105 meters). Lake Okeechobee is its largest freshwater lake, and the second-largest located entirely within the contiguous 48 states. Several beaches in Florida have turquoise and emerald-colored coastal waters.
Florida’s climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. It is the only state besides Hawaii to have a tropical climate, and is the only continental state with both a tropical climate (at the lower tip of the peninsula) and a coral reef. Consequently, Florida has several unique ecosystems, most notably Everglades National Park, the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. and among the largest in the Americas. Unique wildlife include the American alligator, American crocodile, American flamingo, Roseate spoonbill, Florida panther, bottlenose dolphin, and manatee. The Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, and the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef and Belize Barrier Reef).
Florida’s large population and economy give it considerable influence in national politics; since the late 20th century the state has been a major battleground in presidential elections, most notably in 2000. Miami, along with Orlando and Tampa, is recognized as a global city. (Wikipedia)
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