THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS FEBRUARY 13, 2023 PART 1
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
FEBRUARY 13, 2023PART 1
Hello Everyone ; the 2023 Magazines will Now have 2 Parts Due to the Amount of Information that I Gladly Insert into the Issues. Part 2 will not have any duplication of Material; just additional material from the Organizations that send material and Events We Cover. Our New 2 Part Format is done to insure that ALL the Material will download successfully.The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material & Cover Events. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7890+. ABOVE are Just a Few Features in these Two Parts : NOAA / Discovery Center Photo Contest with Over 100 Photos that we have shown ALL in the past few Issues and will show in next few Issues (Plus a NOAA URL Link to see ALL Photos Now in this Issue). A brilliant artist WILLIAM KWAMENA-POH will be at the Old Island Days Art Festival 2/25 & 26 and we have his Art. The South Florida Symphony Orchestra next Concert with the entire Orchestra Sat. Feb 18 at TWT. We Have a Feature from the International Womens Flag Football Association and their 2023 KW Tournament with Photos I shot. The TDC (Tourist Development Council) and their February On-Line "KEYS TRAVELER" + Many additional Articles in their website https://WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM
NOTE : This Edition February 13, 2023 has Two Parts and both are going out a few days earlier since this weekend there are some Great Events going on.
Just 1 of the Hundreds of Memorabilia Items at the ZAZOO GALLERY
A Large Feature from The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
Over 50: 8 to 22 Minute Videos from ED'S AUTO REVIEWS and we have ALL the URL Links to Watch Them. Even if you are not a fan of the Automobile ; Ed's Videos are so Interesting..
The KEY WEST GALLERY Features Some of the Most Amazing Talent in the World. They have Many of their Year Round Hanging Artists making In Gallery Appearances : Next Up : Arvid 2/17-2/27 and The Peter Max Art Work Retrospective in KW 3/1-12 Hosted by Peter Max Well Known Curators.
Featuring Part 2s : Both from You-Tube Popular Content Provider "RARE HISTORY" called "40 ASTONISHING HISTORICAL PHOTOS CAUGHT ON CAMERA" and 'THIS IS 45 SPECIAL HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU AMAZED"
FKSPCA ADORABLE ADOPTEES
GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY Current Exhibition for Pam Folsom and Christo Calivas. We have Photos. Next Up Feb 13 5-7:30pm Nyla Witmore and Todd Bonita
"WALK ON WHITE" Next February 16. Photos of the January Walk on White will be in this Feb. 13 Magazine. Below are Jenn and Michael from Stone Soup Gallery ( One of the Host Venues)
The Jag Gallery. WWW.JAGGALLERY.ART. Next Exhibition started on Feb 10 and is from Artist Lincoln Perry with "Gallery Chat" with Lincoln Perry on Feb 22nd. 6pm.
The Studios of Key West WWW.TSKW.ORG has a Play to go to in Person on Feb 8- 11 and Feb. 15-18 at 8PM.
Also in this Issue the Art of NEVA TOWNSEND; Hanging Year Round at Stone Soup Gallery
Also in these Part 1 and Part 2 February 13, 2023 Issues are from our Three of our Executive Contributing Editors Bill and Linda Klipp , and Roberta DePiero. Bill and Linda is in Part 1 and Features The Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band. Roberta DePiero is in Part 2 and Features a few Photos of Ocean Shots and also the latest "Plogging" Clean Up in Key West.
Sat. Feb 18 at Tennessee Wiliams Theatre 7:30
South Florida Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms’ final symphonic work, Double Concerto, featuring Geneva Lewis (violin) & Gabriel Martins (cello); along with the Fifth Symphony by famed Finnish composer Sibelius; and the spirited overture to Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.
ALSO IMPROMPROMPTU CLASSICAL CONCERTS OF KEY WEST on Sunday Feb 12 at 4PM at St. Paul's Pianist Zoltan Fejervari
Of Course Every Magazine will have The City of Key West Section by Alyson Crean. One of the Articles this week : Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission proclaimed February as Black History Month during Tuesday's regular meeting. Every Issue of the Magazine also Features Monroe County with Articles from Kristen Livengood.
WITH GREAT EXCITEMENT I'M ANNOUCING THAT ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ARTISTS WILL BE IN TOWN AT WYLAND GALLERY FEBRUARY 24, 25, AND 26. A MUST TO VISIT HIM AND SEE HIS AMAZING ART IN PERSON AND MEET AN ARTIST THAT WILL BE KNOWN FOR CENTURIES. MICHAEL CHEVAL
Below what started out in March 2020 as "Our Crisis Center" of Important Contacts. I still leave this Feature Inserted as a Handy Resource.
EDITOR'S NOTE : Every Issue Contains Hundreds of URL Links. Although I properly Insert the URL Links; A few times the Connection to the Site Fails. When that Happens Simply Copy and Paste the URL Link into your Web Browser. Thanks for Reading. Ed
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 and now Featuring the 3rd. & 4th. in a Series of Covid Booster Shots (Extremely Effective). 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. The Two Booster Shots for the latest Omicron Strains can be Given with this Year's Flu Shot. Although there is talk about a Third Booster ; it is not out Yet.
Our First 4 Lead Features are from Neva Townsend ; where she Hangs Year round with Extensive Wall Space at WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM , An Extensive Feature from the January "Walk on Walk" WWW.WALKONWHITEKEYWEST.COM(Next is Thurs. 2/16), then a Feature on Fringe Theatre, Then Our February 13, 2023 Two Part Extensive Lead Feature from the Very Talented WILLIAM KWAMENA-POH . His Feature will have Art from Categories : Original Serigraphs / Silkscrenes, Fishermen Series, Women of Color, Children of Color Series, Market and Landscape Scenes, and Framed Art
with more of the January Walk on White Photos in Part 2 of this February 13 Issue. Starting with Shade Pottery and Shutter Photography 1102 White Street WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM 305-767-3769 and then Helen Harrison Gallery WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White Street 305-294-0609
FRINGE THEATER WWW.FRINGETHEATER.ORG 305-731-0581
FEB 15-25, 2023 by Ben Harrison "EL ISLENO 1921"
at 600 White Street (Armory Building)
Ben Harrison’s New Musical Showcases an All-Star Band
It’s December 1921 and business has never been better at The Red Rooster Tea & Coffee shop, Key West’s local speakeasy and sporting house. Love, Lust, Ragtime and Jazz fill the air until a fated night with a mackerel sky.
El Isleño 1921: The Untold Key West Story, which opens at the Fringe Theater next month, is the legend of Manuel Cabeza (El Isleño) reimagined by musician/playwright Ben Harrison. With opening night already sold out, Fringe Theater is looking at a booming two week run of this roaring ragtime musical production, February 15-25th at 600 White Street.
It all began when Ben volunteered to be a Friends of the Cemetery tour guide. His assignment one chilly Sunday in January 2019 was El Isleño’s grave:
R.I.P. Manuel “El Isleño” Cabezas, born New Years Day 1887; died Christmas Day 1921.
Ben, who has lived and performed in Key West since the 70s, has a fondness for storytelling and a keen interest in the history of the island. Through research in the archives of the Monroe County Library and conversations with master local historian, Tom Hambright, Ben discovered the story of that one fateful night on the eve of Christmas Eve in Bahama Village in 1921.
By 2021, exactly one hundred years after the original events took place, the project of creating the musical was well underway.
“I was excited about writing music from this era because it is filled with enthusiasm, movement, and life’s promise. On the other hand, writing songs for a moment this intense was like going from light to dark and back again,” says Ben, “The rough and tumble history of the island in 1921—this was like putting a human puzzle together—riveting. It’s taking the available facts and walking the streets of Key West in the character’s shoes.”
The large all-local cast will share the stage with a live band that incorporates piano, traditional Afro/Cuban drums, guitar, upright bass, trombone, and flugelhorn. Local musicians, Michael Robinson (Musical Director/Piano), Larry Baeder (Guitar) and Paulie Walterson (Percussion), will be joined by accomplished New York City jazz bassist, Santi Debriano, and Grammy award winning trombonist, Xito Lovell. Together, they are the Red Rooster Ragtime Band.
In fact, the local members of the Red Rooster Ragtime Band regularly meet each Monday and have been doing so for months. “We musical compadres believe what we are doing is more than just reliving the past. To get ready for the show, we sing and play the songs of the character’s lives determined to tell their —untold—story to the best of our abilities. I care about these characters. I want to do them justice,” says Ben.
On the topic of his musical compadres, Ben states, “Michael has the patience and ability to work with my strengths and do what I can’t— arrange and expand the music. Paulie’s groove shapes the songs. He knows the musical history and persuasions of Key West percussion, which has a lot to do with the Afro/Cuban rhythms. Larry is a serious musical historian and period player.”
El Isleño: The Untold Key West Story is Ben Harrison’s third fully-produced musical based on Key West history. Its story of mystery, grit, tragedy, and redemption makes this show a must see!
Tickets are $35 and $50 and are available at fringetheater.org or by calling the Fringe Theater Box Office at 305-731-0581. Seating is limited, so audience members are encouraged to get their tickets early.
Take a Look at this Beautiful Art in both Part 1 and Part 2 of the February 13, 2023 Issue. The Feature if from Artisan WILLIAM KWAMENA-POH. He will be showing some of his work at the Key West Art Center's "OLD ISLAND DAYS ART FESTIVAL" Feb 25 & 26. William's Website : WWW.WILLIAMKFINEART.NET
2) "PENNYS CORNER LTD. 14 x 18 / 16 X 20
3) " LOVE LIFE" 14 X 18 / 20 X 24 / 27 X 30
4) "BUILDING SANDCASTLES" 14 X 18 / 16 X 20
5) "SISTERS" 14 X 18 / 22 X28 / 16 X 20
6) "SOCCER STARS" 16 X 20 /14 X 18 / 20 X 24
7) "GOD NEVER FAILS ORIGINAL GOUACHE PIANTING FRAMED SIZE 43 X 33
8) " RUNNING FREE" ORIGINAL GOUACHE PAINTING FRAMED SIZE 42 X 30
Current Exhibition Pam Folsom and Christos. Next Grand Opening Exhibition event is on Monday Feb. 13 for Nyla Witmore and Todd Bonia
Part 2 of this Feb 13, 2023 has additional photos on Pam Folsom
Many additional Paintings from Pam Folsom and Christos Calivas in Part 2 of these 2 February 13 Issues
Florida Keys Women Artists Celebrated in Juried Exhibition at the Key West Museum of Art & History
February 6, 2023 – (KEY WEST, FL). Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to a special reception on February 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the work of 43 Florida Keys female artists featured in the “From a Woman’s Hand” exhibit at the Key West Museum of Art & History, 281 Front Street. The biannual exhibit juried by arts community leaders Jane Grannis, Martha Resk, Lois Songer, and Cori Convertito, Ph.D. illuminates the remarkable achievements of women artists who have been marginalized for centuries. Gender bias is less obvious today, but contemporary women artists still face many barriers and disparities, as well as continual underrepresentation in museum collections and exhibitions worldwide.
“Our mission is to promote and elevate the humanities and arts of the Florida Keys, including emphasis on the role of women in our society,” says Society Curator Cori Convertito. “This exhibit features strong, thought-provoking pieces created by female artists in our community. The breadth and depth of the artists’ originality and imagination is astonishing.”
Among them are Lauren McAloon displaying her newest ceramic and brass sculpture in her Vessel Series entitled Rock-a Bye, American Watercolor Society signature member Sandy Mezinis exhibiting a new watercolor piece entitled Emmy, and Lower Keys photographer Lynne Bentley-Kemp with her photograph entitled Vincent Catches the Sun. Museum visitors will also discover fresh artwork and mediums by artists whose works are rarely exhibited in Florida Keys.
“It is brilliant to work with all of the artists represented in the exhibit; they offer a dynamic view of everything that surrounds us – nature, people, experiences and materials,” says Convertito. “The quality and diversity of the artwork continually excites me.”
“From a Woman’s Hand” runs until April 16 and is sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture and The Helmerich Trust. For more information, call Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x 507 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
BELOW : "IBIS BEACH" by Lucy Hawk
The International Womens Flag Football Association had their 2023 Key West Tournament and I shot some photos : WWW.IWFFA.COM
We now Continue with the January WALK ON WHITE photographs with the next one on February 16, 2023. Below Shade and Shutter& Helen Harrison Gallery. Additional Walk on White January Photos in our Part 2
A LINCOLN PERRY RETROSPECTIVE TO OPEN AT JAG GALLERY
Jag Gallery announces the opening of LINCOLN PERRY : A RETROSPECTIVE
Highlighting the decades long career of this acclaimed, contemporary artist, no stranger to the Key West art community. First acquainted after hitch-hiking here from California to crew with a boat sailing to New York , Perry returned to Key West with his novelist wife, Anne Beattie in 1993 discovering that the once rough and tumble Navy town he’d remembered had been retransformed to a tourists’ paradise. Perry was, too, transformed by the light, the endless paintable motifs, and the warmth of both the climate and the people, all inspiration for and subjects of his painting for many years.
As a painter and sculptor, Perry has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries and museums from Maine to Manhattan to Key West. As a muralist, his installations include important and commanding commissions found at The Met Life Building in St. Louis, One Penn Plaza and 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue in DC, and The Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee among others. As an academic, Lincoln has held faculty positions at The University of Virginia, University of New Hampshire, Queens College and other institutions.
LINCOLN PERRY : A RETROSPECTIVE opens on Friday, February 10th with a reception to meet the artist, which is free and open to the public from 4-6 on Saturday the 11th. The exhibit continues through February 27th.
Considered one of Key West’s finest destinations for contemporary art, Jag Gallery is located at the Simonton Street entrance to Duval Square, 1075 Duval Street with ample, free parking. Gallery hours are Sunday-Thursday noon to 5, Friday and Saturday noon-8 and always by appointment. For additional information call 305.407.6202 or email email@example.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Additional Works of Art from Lincoln Perry in our Part 2
To view Photos of the January Exhibition Featuring Tory Mata, Paul Blundell, and Sculptures by Walter Horak click below
Choreography KYLA PISCOPINK / Musical Direction DANA P. ROWE
WED-SAT FEB 8-11 & 15-18, 8PM
$80 front row, $60, $50 mbrs. Click here for tickets: tskw.org
A funny and heartfelt new musical in which a trio of leading ladies plays over 20 roles in delightful scenes and songs about today’s every woman, Jane, learning to run in her big girl shoes. From secret desires to manic disorders, See Jane Run! takes a bold, honest, and revealing look at what’s working, what’s not, and what now?!?
Cast & Creatives, left to right: Lauren Thompson (WOMAN TWO), Maribeth Graham (WOMAN ONE), Krysten Cummings (WOMAN THREE), Murphy Davis (DIRECTOR), Kyla Piscopink (choreography), Dana P. Rowe (MUSICAL DIRECTION)
GO TO PART 2 OF 2 FROM the February 13, 2023 ISSUE TO SEE ALL OF THE FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS AND REMEMBER THAT "FIRST THURSDAY" is always the First Thursday of the Month Celebrating the 4 February Exhibitions
There is no denying that the marine environment of the Florida Keys is special. We admire its sparkling turquoise color and refreshing temperatures. We are entranced by the diversity of life within it. We savor the seafood harvested from it and are grateful that the coral reef helps protect the island chain. Protecting it is a responsibility we all share.
Today, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary faces increasing challenges from natural and human-caused stressors. We invite you to work with us to address these challenges and protect this unique ecosystem for future generations.
These Issue Part 1 & Part 2 of the February 13, 2023 will have Large Features that we'll have in the Magazine for a few weeks with 100 Photos from the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries . Their are 100 photos from a Photo Contest and Exhibition. Here is the link from NOAA / Eco Discovery Center and the National Marine Sanctuaries to see all 100 along with a brief description of where taken and what the subjects are :
Of course ; please read the entire Magazine before clicking below
PIGEON KEY, FL – Monroe County Pro Tem Holly Merrill Raschein attended the Florida Keys Council of the Arts annual meeting held Thursday on Pigeon Key. Merrill Raschein is the Board of County Commissioners liaison for the council. The membership meeting included unveiling “Culture,” an annual magazine placed in the hotel rooms and other locations for visitors to learn about cultural events and activities throughout the Florida Keys. Monroe County Mayor Craig Cates does the welcome message in the magazine.
In addition to the magazine’s calendar of cultural events, two local writers have featured stories. Jill Zima Borski chronicles “200 Years of the Florida Keys” in her piece, and historian Brad Bertelli exposes “The Florida Keys: Historic Lighthouses, Island Wonders, and Natural Beauty.” Each spoke at the membership meeting. The county is celebrating the 200-year anniversary of Monroe County this year, and the Florida Keys Council of the Arts is helping celebrate by including bicentennial themes in its annual events.
The 2023 “Connections Project” is also celebrating 200 Years of the Florida Keys. The project will include 300 unique art pieces on 6x8 canvases that will travel from Key Largo to Key West from Feb. 7 to April 20. Receptions will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the following locations and are open to the public:
Baker’s Cay Resort, Key Largo, Tuesday, Feb. 7
Royal Furniture Showroom, Marathon, March 2
Artists in Paradise Gallery, Big Pine Key, March 24
Key West Library at 700 Flemming Street and Michael Nelson have 'CAFE CON LIBROS" Tuesday Mornings. Also The Monroe County Library System has their Popular Series at the KW Library 700 Flemming St."Guest Author" Schedule Up Shortly..
February 16 "Escape from Ukraine by Ward Anderson.
March 16 "A Promise Kept 1934-1946 by Lew Weinstein
Friends of the Key West Library Present Bob Kealing
Part 2 of the Vintage Photographic Feature called "40 ASTONISHING HISTORICAL PHOTOS CAUGHT ON CAMERA" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY"
Diana Rigg 1960s
Miss Vall Queen 1969 : 20 Year Old Maye Musk ; Future Mother of Elan Musk
Paparazzi Photographer Ron Galla Would wear a Football helmet around Actor Marlon Brando , after Brando once Sucker-Punched Him and broke his Jaw and 5 Teeth.
The 1960 Corvair Dash baby Cradle A safe comfortable way to carry your baby before car seats were even a concept. Warmest place in the car. It had rear engine & the Engine vibrations lulls the baby.
King Island Eskimo woman and child . King Island Alaska Between 1915-1925
Pope John Paul II Skiing (Adamello Mountain ) Italy 1984
Women Having Stockings Painted on Instead of buying them during War Time 1941
Wilbur Wright flies around the Statue of Liberty 1909
The Skyline of Paris 1890s
Aircraft Detection Device before Radar (Bolling Field, USA) 1927
Ice Fountain Washington Blvd. Detroit 1940
New York Central Railroad Stream Liner "Mercury" as it passes through Syracuse City Hall 1931
Next Issue February 27, 2023 will have more of "40 ASTONISHING HISTORICAL PHOTOS CAUGHT ON CAMERA" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY". The February 13, 2023 Part 2 Issue will have a Vintage Photographic Feature called "THIS IS 45 SPECIAL HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU AMAZED" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY"
The last few Years we have been Featuring ED'S AUTO REVIEW. It's Amazingly Brilliant and Entertaining. Closer to the end of this Issue ; is every URL Link to his Videos. Shown below are a few Photos from one of his most recent and entertaining videos "A Rare Look Into GM Heritage Center & Renaissance Game Center; Hit this URL Link for the Video :
Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission proclaimed February as Black History Month during Tuesday's regular meeting.
"Black History Month is a time to reflect on the many contributions made by African Americans to the country and to Key West's economic, artistic, cultural, spiritual, educational, and political development," reads the proclamation.
Mona Clark and Annette Milian Mobley accepted the proclamation.
"It is very important that we recognize acknowledge that Black history plays a very vibrant and important part in American history," said Clark. "It's important that we help our young people learn their history and their heritage. We each play a role in that continuation."
Commission Clayton Lopez noted that there were many in the community he considered inviting to accept the proclamation. He noted that Clark is the first Black woman to be elected to the Utility Board and that Mobley is shaping local history with her service on the Bahama Village Redevelopment Commission and is the second Black woman to ever serve on Housing Authority's Board of Directors. He noted that several Black female pastors are also "firsts," as is former City Commissioner Carmen Turner.
"The City of Key West continues to work toward becoming a community that embodies the 'One Human Family' philosophy where all citizens -- past, present, and future -- are respected and treated equally," reads the proclamation.
In the photo: Commissioner Lissette Carey and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Mona Clark, Annette Milian Mobley, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow. Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover was in attendance via Zoom.
Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission honored one of Key West's famous poets by proclaiming February 8th as Elizabeth Bishop Day.
Bishop lived in Key West in the 1930s and 1940s and found inspiration, support, and solace in its subtropical flora, fauna, culture, and in the variety of its people.
Bishop's poetic style underwent a lasting transformation in response to Key West's unique environment, and she completed her first book, "North and South" while living in Key West.
Malcolm Willison and Mia Shawn, members of the Elizabeth Bishop Key West Committee, accepted the proclamation.
Willison explained that the committee was formed because there was concern that Bishop was overlooked as one of Key West's great writers.
"She had a difficult life here, but she overcame it," he said, noting that she left the city in 1949.
The proclamation noted that Bishop's former home on White Street has been acquired by the Key West Literary Seminar and is being restored to preserve it as it was when she lived here.
In honor of the 112th anniversary of her birth, people are gathering on this day to read her poetry.
In the photo: Commissioner Lissette Carey and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Malcolm Willison, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, Mia Shawn, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow. Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover was in attendance via Zoom.
Thanks to the impetus of two Key West City Ambassadors, City Hall now has a Flag Retirement Box!
Robert Irvine and Mike deBettencourt worked with Mayor Teri Johnston, Assistant City Manager Todd Stoughton and Community Services Foreman Richard Sarver to make this important service a reality.
Irvine got the ball rolling after being involved with a similar project in New Jersey.
The new box is outside of the customer service side of City Hall. It was unveiled last week, and Irvine and the Mayor deposited the first retired flags.
The retired flags will be delivered to American Legion Post 28 located on Stock Island next to the Key West Golf Club and they will burn the flags. Post 28 currently conducts flag burning ceremonies. In fact, the VFW Post 3911 on North Roosevelt Blvd. delivers their retired flags to the American Legion Post 28 for burning.
In the photo: Community Services Foreman Richard Sarver, Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, and Ambassadors Robert Irvine, and Mike deBettencourt.
HISTORIC KEY WEST CEMETERY STROLL, FEBRAURY 12, 2023
The second Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season will take place on Sunday February 12th, 2023. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 am. Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling or texting (305) 304-1453 or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Among the gravesites we plan to visit are those of Carrie Pierce, William Kerr, Charles Dupont, John Bartlum, the Dade Lodge Plot, and the monument Los Martires De Cuba.
The tour will take approximately 90 minutes. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk over a mile on uneven ground. Bottled water will be provided.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand about some of the fascinating people who have given Key West its colorful and significant character. Space is limited for the tours and pre-registration is required. A donation of $20 (cash or check) per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is recommended, with all proceeds devoted to cemetery restoration. Participants may enter the cemetery by either the Windsor Street or Frances Street gate and go to the registration table on Palm Avenue.
The last stroll of the season will feature other gravesites and take place on March 5th.
The cemetery strolls are sponsored by the City of Key West and the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.
Lynn Goldsmith's imagery is in numerous collections: The Smithsonian, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street. Her forty years of photography have not only been an investigation into the nature of the human spirit, but also into the natural wonders of our planet.
Considered to be one of the best albums of all times. ' Purple Rain ' is highly regarded as Prince's Magnum Opus.
The ' Purple Rain ' original poster with the flower border is very difficult to find. The promotional poster was created for advertising and display in record stores, and never available for sale. This incredibly rare promo poster is in very good condition and has been linen-backed to help preserve it.
The Key West Theater was hopping last night as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band hit the stage for the second time in a week playing another special show for Locals.
Jimmy and the Band were having great time telling stories and playing a variety of music with a tilt towards Key West songs. While there was some overlap with the Saturday show last night’s set list was different.
The intimate Key West Theater is a local treasure of a venue with a great sound system and only 200+ seats (no bad ones).
Thank You Lulu & Mac for Linda's very special Birthday present
Welcome Home Jimmy! .
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Bill and Linda Klipp Two of our Executive Contributing Editors do such a Great Job in supplying us with Extremely Interesting Photographic Features fromKey West and Around the World. Last week they had a very colorful "AFRICAN WANDERINGS" Featuring Birds of the Region. Click the January 30, 2023 Part 1 URL Link to see that Feature
One of our FAVORITE ARTISTS "MICHAEL CHEVAL" will be visiting where he hangs year round WYLAND GALLERY IN ALL THEIR LOCATIONS. In Key West February 24, 25 & 26. IT IS MUST TO SEE HIM IN PERSON and to see in person his amazing work.