The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 24, 2018
Key WestHoliday Parade Winner
The Annual "Christmas on the Farm" Event at the MCSO Animal Farm
; Troops and Inmates hard at Work Accommodating Hundreds of Visitors / Animals
Miami Vice had only been on the air for a few months when show creator Michael Mann heard Glenn Frey's song "Smuggler's Blues" on the radio and had an epiphany. Mann commissioned an episode with the same title, had some of the song lyrics worked into the dialogue, and then he brought in Frey himself to play pilot Jimmy Cole. REDDIT
Part 18 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"
The Annual "POSH" FKSPCA FundRaiser
"Untitled" by Yolana Maloney
"Wild Flowers" by Lucy Paige Mixed
This Issue starts Part 1 of Many from the Winter's Members Show at the Key West Art Center on Front Street
Lynn Benson : Visual Artist
Sonya Chung : Author
Brenda Zlamany : Artist
TSKW December Resident Artists (More Below in TSKW Sections)
"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow.
Part 6 of 7 : The 2018 Key West Film Festival (This Issue Features one of the Spotlight Films "Brothers in Arms" Event : The Making of Platoon. Most of the Cast including Tom Berenger were Invited to KW by the KWFF.
2019 KWLS Emerging Writer Awards Winner (L-R) Joe Dornich, Michelle Penaloza, & Ross Feeler (Details Below)
The South Orchestra Symphony Orchestra 2019 Season ; Next Up : Porgy and Bess 1/19
Books and Books & The KW Library Presents Many Literary Events in January ; Please go to the Books and Books Section in the TSKW Section
"The Small Works" Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
"Art & Puns The Whimsy of Ferron Bell"
"Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway
Two of the Many December Exhibitions from the KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society)
The Latest E-Mailer Feature/Link from MOTE
December LKMC Latest On-Line Newsletter ; One of the Many Features : "Enjoying the Holidays with GI Problems"
(Above) Just a few Tickets Left for Opening Night + Party 12/11-1/6. (L) Theatre XP 1/23-2/2
Updated Info. from Theatre XP and Waterfront Playhouse (More Below in the Entertainment Section)
Pt. 5 Guild Hall Gallery Artists
Pt. 2 :The TSKW Winter's Members Show : "Look Upward to the Sky" Below Just 1 of 140 Works. "Sea Fan" by Jessica Connell Underwater Photo Metal on Acrylic
Our New Look The Studios of Key West (TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes & New Resident Artists + Their Latest E-Mail Link Featuring Events / Exhibitions & Classes + Pt. 2 of their Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"
"First Thursday of 2019 at TSKW" 1/3-31 ; Reception on Jan 3rd. 6-8PM (L-R) "Objects and Images from O" Sanger Gallery, "Glimpses Inside Personal Space" by Rhonda Bristol XOJ Gallery, "Dual Visions" by Larry Blackburn Zabor Lobby Gallery. Not Shown "Portraits in Oil" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery
The Sunday Jan 6th "Rumble" : Many Local Musical Performers Jam
Jan. 13th Darr Williams + 1/11 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
The Key West Theater Bringing Primary Market Entertainment to Key West : An Amazing Job ( More Below)
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7965 Weekly. In this Issue December 24, 2018 : Photos: Christmas
on the MCSOAnimal Farm (Next Open 1/13), Key WestHoliday Parade Winners, Part 18 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's and 70's in Photographs", Photos from FKSPCA Annual "POSH" Fund Raiser, Pt.1 Winter Member's Exhibition from The Key West Art Center, December Resident Artists at TSKW, Pt. 5 The Artists of Guild Hall, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery "Small Works", "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Pt. 2 TSKW Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky" WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM & Their On-Line "Keys Traveler", Pt. 6 of 7 KWFF Featuring The Film "Band of Brothers" ; about the Film "Platoon" by Oliver Stone (KWFF Brought Together Most of the Cast & in this Issue you will see a VERY EMOTIONAL RE-UNION with the Young Vietnamese Child Actor that Tom Berenger was going to shoot), "Porgy and Bess" from The South Florida Symphony Orchestra 1/19, KWLS "2019 Emerging Writer Awards" + Literary Walking Tours, WWW.EQFL.ORG , FKCC President Jonathan Gueverra & the Entire Staff Sends a Holiday Message,
"Books and Books" First Two January Events, KWAHS and TSKW Many Events / Exhibitions / Classes, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM ,
December LKMC On-Line Newsletter, MOTE-Reef Relief- FWC & Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Fla. Keys, Waterfront Playhouse "Peter & The Star Catcher 12/11-1/6, Bob Bowersox Theatre XP "I'm Gonna Pray for You so Hard" 1/23-2/2, TSKW "First Thursday" 1/3, The Key West Theater Sunday Ramble 1/6, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM ,
Life Drawing Workshop by AnnaMarie Giordano, GingerBread Square Gallery Raffle, IWFFA Women's Football 1/22-29 + Kelly McGillis Classic + Her "Evening of Monologues, Suzann
D'Antonio's "Headshots" at Frangipani Gallery, Kim Gordon "Music with Heart" at The Key West Theater 1/18, A GREAT JAZZ BAND at The Gardens Hotel 1/23 with Larry Smith/Christine Cordone/Skipper Kripitz/ Joe Dallas & Bill Perbetsky + Next Two Week's Cabaret Schedule,
Fringe Theatre Presents "Terri White on Broadway 12/27-31, Eric Anfinson's 2019 Fine Art Calendar, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM , Anne McKee Artists Fund 2/13, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Next Artisan Market 1/13 at Higgs Beach, Adam Scott Rote at The Key West Art Gallery 12/24-27 and Bill Mack and Gary Welton 12/28-31 with Special NYE Party, Marc House Plant Store, Conch Pride Flag, KW Garden Club & KW Orchid Society, Preserve Island Life, Keys Community College Next Concert 1/19, WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM , WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , Salt Island Provision Gallery Presents Scott Gruppe, United Way of The Keys Seeks Volunteers to help with Tax Preparation, KW Wildlife Ctr.,
"Hamptons Arts & Culture" Section, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , Past Blasts & A Sneak Preview of Upcoming Features, Tennessee Williams Exhibit Museum, , Last Stand : Protecting the Keys, Harrison Gallery, Aids Help CC, Bingo Wednesdays on the USCGC Ingham Museum, Aids Help CC, WWW.MYFWC.ORG , WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM , Fla. Health Monroe Co., The Truman Little White House, WWW.CFFK.ORG , KWT Brings in Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Jefferson Starship, WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM , Isle Cook KW, & More
Part 18 of Groovy History's " A Look back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"
Carrie Fisher was a Hollywood actress and writer most known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars series. In the 1970's she was cast for the role of Princess Leia and starred alongside Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. The three stars would later become lifelong friends. She would reprise her role and appear in at least six other Star Wars films. She even appeared on the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. She would later admit that she would not have accepted the role had she known that it would have such a major effect on the lives of her parents. REDDIT
The Flintstones was initially an animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC but has since spawned movies, television specials, and other media. The series centers around mainly the Flintstones family but also heavily features their friends and neighbors the Rubbles.It takes place in a Stone Age setting, in the town of Bedrock and combines elements of the prehistoric past with more modern living conveniences. It depicts dinosaurs, cavemen, and woolly mammoths all living side-by-side with pre-industrial technology.
It was the first animated series to run in a prime-time slot and was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966. The Flintstones is now ranked as the second greatest cartoon of all time (behind The Simpsons) and was the most financially successful network animated franchise until The Simpsons debuted. REDDIT
Believe it or not, Frank Sinatra was actually arrested and charged with adultery and seduction. Apparently having an affair was a crime in Bergen County, New Jersey back in 1938 and Ol' Blue Eyes Sinatra, wasn't about to get away with wooing a married woman. He was 23-years old at the time of the arrest and according to reports his bond was set for $1,500 but was lowered to $500 after the charges of "seduction" was changed to "adultery"... apparently, the seduction aspect was worse? Eventually, all the charges were dismissed because sanity prevailed. More than likely her husband didn't care to press charges.
More Groovy History's "A Look back to the 60's & 70's Through Photographs Up Shortly
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd.
'Porgy and Bess' is a key example of the greatness American Opera has achieved in emerging from the shadow of its European roots. A star studded all-black cast joins the SFSO, presenting a bold mix of modernist classics, ragtime, blues, jazz and spirituals, included, are the great Gershwin standards that reach notably eloquent, heartfelt, and genre-crossing heights. Click TIK link for Official Ticket Sales.
In the DEC 31st. Issue A few of the Features We've Pushed Back
International Sand Art Competition Held Every Year at the Casa Marina Hotel WWW.SANDARTKEYWEST.COM 305-896-5503
Lucky Street Gallery's New Location on 408 Greene Street. Don't feel Bad about not going to the Grand Opening; it was a SOFT one ; Stay Tuned. WWW.LUCKYSTREETGALLERY.COM 305-294-3973
Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery : Next Week we'll have about 12 Works to Show. WWW.ZAZOOART.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925.
The Key West Art Gallery 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339. An Amazing and Diverse UpScale Group of Artists Includes Peter Max, Adam Scott Rote, Pino Dangelico, Bill Mack, Klevenski, Alfredo Navarro, Alex Butirskiy and his Amazing International Urban Landscapes + So Many Additional Artists. WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM
The Dec. 31st. Issue will Feature 8 of their Artists
The KWAHS (The Key West Art & Historical Society) New "OverSeas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's OverSeas Railway". In the Next Few Issues we'll Have Many Photos from this Really Interesting Permanent Exhibition WWW.KWAHS.ORG at their Custom House Museum
281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Florida Keys Council of the Arts 1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369
For the Past Weeks we had a Multi-Part / Multi Week Featuring ALL the Art on Display FOR THE 2019 MEMBERS AND FRIENDS SHOW "NAVIGATING NEW WATERS". Their Members Show Should be on Display for a Few More Months at Gato. To see ALL the Works go to our Past Blast Links (Middle of the Magazine) Better Yet go to Gato and See First Hand..or Even Better Check out the Works and then go to Gato...
Island Style Portraits by Joanne Hasman WaterColor
This Issue will Feature One of the Best Received 2018 KWFF Events ; The Making of Oliver Stone's "Platoon". The Film is Called "Band of Brothers" and you must continue to see the Last Part in this Issue ; which will Feature a Re-Union of Most of the Cast and the Very Young Vietnamese Child Actress from one of the Most Dramatic Scenes of Platoon
Chad Newman The Florida Keys & KW Film Commissioner & Guest
Director & Co-Producer of "Band of Brothers" Paul Sanchez + Paul was one of the Actors in Platoon.
Close Friends Dr. Robert Catana and John Johnston
KWFF Invited Many of the Keys Armed Service Members
KWFF Program Director Michal Tuckman Introduces Dir. & Co-Producer of "Band of Brothers" Paul Sanchez (who also acted in Platoon)
Tied for first place and earning the Mayor's Cup are Key West Sports Academy & the Key West High School Conchettes. The Vice Mayor's Cup award goes to Big Pinebellies, and the Sugarloaf Sharks Cheerleaders earned the Commissioners' Cup. The Honorable Mention Cup goes to The Basilica School of Saint Mary's.
This looks to be the largest and most well-attended parade to date! The City of Key West wants to thank the community for this amazing effort. In addition to the hundreds of people who volunteered their time to participate, City officials particularly want to thank Joe Mather, Nancy D'Amato and Lenny Whitley for their tireless and continuous help each year. Gratitude also to the city employees who volunteered their time to make this another memorable parade.
A Raffle ALL December Long to help the FKSPCA of The Keys; with Drawing at the Gallery on Dec. 28th at 5PM.. I believe that Nyla Witmore : One of our Favorite Artists will have her Winter Exhibition All December with other Artists on display ; and I believe a few more of the Local Artists will be donating art to be raffled...
Nyla writes "THIS 8x10 PAINTING COULD BE YOURS. My gallery in Key West selected this painting to be raffled off WITH 100 % of proceeds to benefit SPCA animals. RAFFLE DATE
DECEMBER 28 at 5:00 pm. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. Each ticket $5 and you can buy more chances. Make out check to FKSPCA, Send to Gingerbread Square Gallery, 1207 Duval St. , Key West, 33040. "
Every Year the One Non Football Related Event during the Entire IWFFA Week is "An Evening of Monologues"
An evening of Monologues - Kelly McGillis, actress in movies: Top Gun, Witness, The Accused - will critique and direct original monologues written by women around the world to prepare for a live performance in front of an audience on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The public is invited to join in the performances. Each monologue should not exceed two minutes and must be submitted to Kelly McGillis no later than January 10, 2019.
The New Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery Featuring Suzann D'Antonio "HeadShots"
More Guild Hall Artists Up Shortly. Here are some of the Guild Hall Artists will are Featuring in Upcoming Weeks : Ann Irvine, Pam Hobbs, Lynne Fischer, CJ Groth, Sonia Robinson, Mally Weaver, Thomas Avery, Chuck Hightower,Sue Ellen Crowley, Lawrence Halstead, David Hoot, Poochie Myers, Susan Sturtevant, ECG, Armida Averette, Eddie Pulido, Kathy Sage, Abigail White, Bob Slitzan, Teresa Willis, Jordan, Antonio, & Susan O'Neill. Here is the Link to the Issue so far Dec 3 : https://conta.cc/2RzGABu
Key West favorite Kim Gordon returns to the Key West Theater on January 18th with a brand-new cabaret that weaves beloved Broadway tunes and favorite standards with fresh, fun cabaret numbers.
Kim Gordon: Music With Heart
shakes things up with a unique musical mix that's funny, romantic, swinging and sexy. Proceeds from this rare solo concert and the champagne and dessert after party will benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys to provide help right here in our community.
Kim Gordon: Music With Heart.
Key West Theater | 512 Eaton Street | Key West, FL | 33040
January 18th, 2019 - Doors 7:00PM // Show 8:00 PM.
Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman on March 12, 1969, in a small civil ceremony-when Eastman was four months pregnant with their first of three biological children, Mary McCartney. Paul legally adopted Linda's daughter, Heather, from her first marriage and then the couple went on to have two more kids, Stella and James McCartney.
Sadly, Linda died on April 17, 1998, of breast cancer at the age of 56-years old. According to McCartney he and Linda spent less than a week apart during their entire marriage, (aside from McCartney's incarceration for drugs in Tokyo back in 1980). Paul later credited his wife as the woman who "gave me the strength and courage to work again", referring to his depression after the break-up of The Beatles. REDDIT
Pictured here are The Beatles back in 1960 after having just formed. The relatively small rock band began to make significant headway by playing in the "underground club scene" and embarking on several mini-tours throughout Hamburg Germany and all around Britain.
original bass guitarist, Stuart Sutcliffe only stuck around for two years before deciding to leave the band and focus on his artwork. Sadly he collapsed in Hamburg on 10 April 1962 after having suffered from headaches and light sensitivity for days. He died in the ambulance while in route to the hospital. The official cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage. REDDIT
Clint Eastwood came from a wealthy background but did so poorly in school that he was held back; rumor has it that he never actually graduated at all. He tried his hand at acting and now he's a legend.
Between the years of 1954 and the 1960s, Clint had minor roles in numerous films and TV shows and was often uncredited. It wasn't until the 70's that his work finally received major and positive reviews. He had another turning point in 1971 when he made his debut as a director for the film Play Misty for Me; the New York Post praised his performance and skills as a director. REDDIT
More of Groovy History's " A Look Back at the 60's and 70's Through Photographs" Up Shortly
Sunday December 23rd. @5pm, the Gardens Hotel Jazz Happy Hour series will present Larry Smith, keybds., Christine Cordone, vocals, Joe Dallas, bass, skippo drums & special guest from Harrisburg, PA., Mr. Bill Perbetsky on trumpet.
This extraordinary talent lineup will do a wide array of jazzy tunes, with a special emphasis on seasonal holiday melodies. For more info, call the Gardens at 294-2661.
At Virgilio's on Christmas Day, Tuesday the 25th, from 9 PM, Tom Taylor, guitar & vocals, Marty Stonely, flute & saxes, & skippo on drums, will entertain with rock & pop classics from the 70's up to the present. Virgilio's is on Appelrouth Lane, behind LaTrat restaurant, 524 Duval. Call 296-1075 for more info.
Save the Date for 2019 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction
The 2019 Anne McKee Annual Fine Art Auction will occur on Wednesday, February 13th. The auction will take place for the third year at The Studios of Key West. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar. VIP seating is available for $50. The auction preview will be from February 7th - 13th at The Studios of Key West. The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10.000.
The McKee art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists. Founded by longtime Key West resident and philanthropist, Anne McKee, the non-profit fund has awarded more than $265,000 since 1994. Tickets are now available at www.mckeefund.org.
2018 Annual Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"
Local Artist works on Sculpture for the Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational
The Key West Tropical Forest is partnering with The Studios of Key West which is hosting the "Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational". This is a month-long, island-wide celebration that will be held in March, 2019. It will showcase the creative potential of wood, and by extension, a statement of faith that the intersection of humankind and nature needn't be disastrous, but can result in objects and experiences filled with beauty and meaning. The Studios of Key West, in addition to serving as the hub for the invitational, will host "With the Grain", an exhibition of contemporary wood artists from across the country.
As a part of the Wood Art Invitational, local artist, Perry Arnold is working in the Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden to create an art piece out of our "Champion" Black Olive that was felled during Hurricane Irma last September. The work is a 3-month project and will be a beautiful showpiece when completed. Please come out to the garden and watch Perry as he works on his sculpture. The work site is located along the Garden's Boardwalk.
The Key West Botanical Garden Society is still waiting on our FEMA reimbursement from the State of Florida for our cash outlay in restoring the Garden after Hurricane Irma. Because of this, our operating funds are very low and any contribution you could make at this time would greatly help the garden until our FEMA money comes through.
Lois Songer sends regards and reminds us that their Two Large Outdoor Events are coming up Early Next Year with more details to follow soon : They are The Annual "Crafts Show" January 26 + 27 and The Annual "Old Island Days Art Festival February 23 + 24. Stay Tuned
Part 18 Continues "Groovy History's" A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs
Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve became lifelong friends after meeting and rooming together at Julliard back in 1973. Then, in 1978, they both became aliens that crash-landed into popular culture; Williams as Mork on the hit TV sitcom Mork & Mindy, and his best friend Reeve as the Kryptonian superhero himself, in Richard Donner's film, Superman.
Reeve later recalled first meeting Williams in his autobiography,
Still Me: "I'd never seen so much energy contained in one person. He was like an un-tied balloon that had been inflated and immediately released. I watched in awe as he virtually caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways. To say that he was 'on' would be a major understatement. There was never a moment when he wasn't doing voices, imitating teachers, and making our faces ache from laughing at his antics. His name, of course, was Robin Williams."REDDIT
Audrey Hepburn, the doe-eyed British actress who starred in Breakfast at Tiffany's and became a film and fashion icon seemingly overnight. Over the years, Hepburn began appearing in fewer films and devoting more time to the United Nations Children's Fund. She became a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and worked in some of the poorest communities in Africa, South America, and Asia. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her efforts. REDDIT
Grace Kelly spent six years as an actress during the 1950's before becoming the Princess of Monaco. But it wasn't just a career she had before becoming a princess, it was a whole life, filled with friends, flings, and even a rumored engagement to fashion designer Oleg Cassini.
Letters surfaced years after her death that not only confirmed her engagement to the designer but also suggested she had a romantic relationship with Hollywood's legendary leading man, Clark Gable.
This 'suggestive' passage was written in 1953 while Grace Kelly was in East Africa filming John Ford's Mogambo, in which she was co-starring with Clark Gable. 'Yesterday we had a day off,' she wrote. 'Clark and I rode in a jeep for three hours to get to Bukoba, the nearest town on Lake Victoria. We had a horrible lunch . . . then a delicious swim in the Lake. We had to go in in our underwear. It was a riot as you can well imagine . . .
Lyra Radford is one of the Principle Writers of this "Groovy History" Feature; You will also find the additional Authors from "Groovy History" in the Link Below.
Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".
January 19: Super Heroes & Space Wars. Cartoon capers & fright night, Broadway & movie favorites, Beatles & classic rock. ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, Islamorada
For more information, please call Susan Bazin Middle School Band Dir. 305-453-1255 X 57380 follow us on facebook or check out our website at www.keyscommuniityconcertband.org.
We Continue with the Making of Platoon (Directed by Vietnamese War Veteran Oliver Stone) "Band of Brothers" YOU MUST CONTINUE TO THE LAST SEGMENT OF THIS FEATURE with a Stirring Re-Union with the Cast and the Young Vietnamese Actress that Played the Child in the scene where Tom Berenger has a Gun to her Head . I also include the 2.50 Minute Scene.
the Saturday Night Awards Party. Then Part 6 this issue (Dec.24) an Extensive Feature on The Making of Platoon "Band of Brothers" and then Part 7 of 7 (Dec 31st. Issue) : The Awards Ceremonies (Just Like Being at The Hollywood Academy Awards ; EVEN BETTER since we know some of the people and the Previous 4 Days have been Hanging with ALL the Directors / Producers and Actors..
Part 6 The Making of Platoon "Band of Brothers Event
In the December 31st. Issues : Part 7 : The Awards Ceremony & A Few Pics from the World Premier of "1985" Co-Produced by KWFF's CEO & Founder Brooke Christian / And Few Pics of the Screening the "Last Race"
The Annual Awards Ceremony in Part 7 (Dec. 31st. Issue)
One More Segment from"Band of Brothers" not to Missed up shortly
Inspired by David A. Kaufelt's original literary walking tour, the leisurely stroll through downtown Key West features the former homes and favorite haunts of some of our most well-known writers, including Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Elizabeth Bishop, as well as our lesser-known local talent.
Tours begin at the Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming Street (between Elizabeth and William streets), and last approximately 90 minutes. Cost is $30 per person. (Discounted rates available for current teachers, librarians, and students with valid ID.) Click Link for Additional Info : http://www.kwls.org/tour/
"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.
"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
(Bottom L) The Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation, which makes Fishing Dreams Come True, held a fundraiser at the Sidebar. Shown are Chuck Jones, Mikki Gittins, Joe Trip, Krissy Wejebe and Dotti Clifford. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom R) Mary Ellen and Clayton Beattie went out to the Casa Maria to inspect the Sand Sculptures in this year's contest. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top L) Nutcracker Key West Veteran Dancers Bret Whitney and Christopher McCauley return to Key West to again dance in this year's Christmas Ballet at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top R) It's Christmas and time for the Nutcracker Ballet. Coming into town to dance at the semi-annual production at the Tennessee Williams Theatre are:
Susan Gartell, Isabel Jadick, Larrisa Tanis and Susan Vishmid. Photo by Pete Arnow.
Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions. Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS HANGING. OF COURSE YOU CAN ALSO GO BACK TO THE COMPLETE SERIES OF OUR ON-LINE COMPANION PIECE TO THEIR EXHIBITION TO SEE ALL THE WORK. THIS ISSUE STARTS PART 2 ; Of course ; the Multi Part Look Upward to the Sky will have perhaps a 5 or 6 Week run due to the 140 Member's Entries and with Pleasure We Present Over Time into the end of January ALL The Works....
(L) Lynn Benson from Leawood Kansas Visual Artist , (C) Sonya Chung from NYC Author, (R) Brenda Zlamany from Brooklyn NY Artist
Next "FIRST THURSDAY" 1/3-31 with Opening Reception 6-8 PM on Thursday January 3rd.
"First Thursday of 2019 at TSKW" 1/3-31 ; Reception on Jan 3rd. 6-8PM (L-R) "Objects and Images from O" Sanger Gallery, "Glimpses Inside Personal Space" by Rhonda Bristol XOJ Gallery, "Dual Visions" by Larry Blackburn Zabor Lobby Gallery. Below "Portraits in Oil" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery
To Read additional Material on the January First Thursday Click this Link
Children's programs, outreach projects, events and exhibitions - it takes the support of our community to offer the kind of programs you've come to rely on. There's never been a better time to join or renew as a member. Find out about membership levels and benefits by visiting tskw.org or calling 305-296-0458.
Just a few of the many Classes & Events
Click this Link Below for additional material from one of their latest E-Mailers
Spencer Wise and Bethany Ball, two incredible authors will read from and discuss their books, both of which explore the modern day Jewish-American experience. Book signing to follow. This Books and Books event will take place at B'Nai Zion Synagogue - 750 United St, Key West, FL 33040.
Caitlin Kunkel will read from her book New Erotica for Feminists, a book of satirical, spicy vignettes, chock-full of tongue-in-cheek (yet safer for work than the title implies) smut about women in pop culture, literature, dating, and modern parenting.
Just a few of the Hundreds of Articles that the Blue Paper Has : Cumberland Key Doctor Honored for Charity Work, KW Police Chief Brandenburg Takes Oath of Office, Fla. Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting 12/12, 119th. Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at National Key Deer Refuge, Cruise Ship Crashes into Mallory Square Dock (Video), & 28th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade Set to Dazzle.
Mote-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres with grant announced by NFWF, NOAA and partners
Mote Marine Laboratory opens new exhibit at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is excited to announce the opening of a new offsite exhibit, Coral Reef Exploration, at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. This permanent exhibit features three aquariums, interpretative displays and interactive kiosks, focusing on providing both a beautiful and educational view of the unique coral reef ecosystem of the Florida Keys and the challenges it faces.
On Nov. 30, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Discovery Center, hosted an unveiling of the new exhibit to the delight of invited guests. On Dec. 1, the exhibit opened to the public.
CLICK GREEN LINK for the Complete E-Mailer they sent out and the rest of this Feature.
YOU CAN HELP CORAL, DOLPHINS, SEA TURTLES, OUR OCEANS, & OTHER MUST SAVE INHABITANTS & ENVIRONMENTS. Please Click DONATE.
More MOTE Next Week.
SEA TURTLE NESTINGS PLUS ARTIST RENDERING OF THE PROJECTED NEW AQUARIUM ON THE WEST COAST Here is the Link for the Complete E-Mailer that has these two Features and more Click MOTE3
One of the Latest E-Mailers from MOTE is Out and a few of the Features are Below to read the E-Mailer Click MOTE 40
Kevin Cooper Joins MOTE
Longboat Key Turtle Watch
(Top - Left) Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium President & CEO Dr. Michael P. Crosby is pleased to announce that Kevin Cooper has been selected for the new role of Mote Vice President for Communications & Strategic Initiatives (VP-CSI). Mr. Cooper is currently serving as the President of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and is expected to likely begin his official duties with Mote at some point during the 1st quarter of 2019 following an appropriate transition period at the Chamber. To Read the Entire Feature Click MOTE40
(Top Right) Mote Marine Laboratory staff thanked Longboat Key Turtle Watch (LBKTW) for their generous donation of $9,670 to Mote's sea turtle and education programs during a check presentation on Dec. 7 at Mote on City Island, Sarasota.
Mote staff are exceedingly grateful to LBKTW for nine years of annual donations and for their partnership in conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtles. LBKTW members monitor sea turtle nesting on the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key under the Marine Turtle Permit held by Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program (STCRP), and they conduct education and outreach. Mote's STCRP has monitored sea turtle nesting and coordinated conservation from Longboat Key south through Venice for 37 years. To Read the Entire Feature Click MOTE 40
United Way of the Florida Keys is seeking volunteers to assist with a free tax preparation program for households with limited incomes in Monroe County. Volunteers are needed to work as IRS-certified tax prep assistants or greeters. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed as tax prep assistants, greeters or translators.
After attending a free, one day, hands-on training in early January, volunteers assist at tax preparation events scheduled regularly throughout the Keys, January - April. Volunteers' scheduling and location are flexible. (Translators are welcome but not required to participate in the one-day training.)
Through this program, volunteers help fellow Keys residents maximize their tax return so they are better able to provide for their families, thereby making our community more affordable. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn, grow and serve.
The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is designed to assist qualified taxpayers with completion of their annual tax returns and to ensure that limited income families receive every available benefit. UWFK is pleased to offer the VITA program through grants from Volunteer Florida and Wells Fargo.
For more information about becoming a VITA volunteer, please contact VITA@KeysUnitedWay.org or 305-735-1929.
About United Way of the Florida Keys: United Way of the Florida Keys is an independent, local 501(c)(3) organization that has been supporting the Keys community for more than 30 years. UWFK supports strong working families and funds nonprofits that provide critical services to Keys residents. Money raised in the Keys stays in the Keys. United Way also plays a unique role in convening businesses, nonprofits and government to work together to address community needs. For more information, visit our website: www.keysunitedway.org or call (305) 735-1929. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
Four of the VITA volunteers from the previous tax prep season.
Rebecca Zehr, Director of Operations Admin@Keysunitedway.org
United Way of the Florida Keys, PO Box 2143 , Key West, FL 33045, 305-735-1929
We Continue with Part 6 of 7 The Making of Platoon with the "Brothers in Arms" Film Event. This Section has a stirring Re-Union of the Movie Cast with a Child Actor that Portrayed a Very Young Vietnamese Village Child that has Tom Berenger Pointing a Gun Right Up to Her Head. It's an emotional experience that the actors have carried for decades. After these photos is the 2.50 Minute U-Tube Scene & Still Photo
Headshots by Susann D'Antonio Hanging ALL of December
New work by Susann D'Antonio is being presented at Frangipani Gallery. This show is strictly for the birds as it is a collection of encaustic mixed media paintings portraying all types of common and exotic birds. The paintings spotlight the bird's head only, suggesting an actor's photo portfolio. Local favorite, the rooster, is center stage with other locals in the wings, the ibis, heron, pelican. Other members of the cast have walk on parts, the peacock, parrots, the magnificent frigate. Stage left are a supporting cast of fat little chick sculptures as the stand ins for the main cast. Join us for this fun birds-eye view and perhaps one of the birds will fly the coop with you. The curtain call for the show will be the end of December. To see additional paintings of Suzann's in addition to visiting the Frangipani gallery and both her and the Gallery's Websites Click the Dec 3rd Issue Link : https://conta.cc/2RMyvtn
Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.
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The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Every Year Michael and Heather help out many of the Non-Profit Organizations by Hosting Dinner Parties. These Dinner Parties are Promoted by Mangia-Mangia and the Different Non-Profit Groups. Michael and Heather wIll GIVE BACK 20% of the Bill to the Non-Profit Organization. ALSO you don't have to be a member of the organization to attend; simply show up and sit with the Members; and once again 20% of your Bill will be GIVEN BACK to the Non-Profit Organization. Right now there are Evening Dates still available ; Call Heather at Mangia-Mangia
"Hampton's Art & Culture" in the Next few Issues will be back to Featuring Greater Detail in this Section. Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.
Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions with Annamarie Giordano at Fort East Martello Museum
Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano, pictured right, in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays starting November 6 through December 11 at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Her three-hour workshops are held in the Museum's "White Room," a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels; sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, paid in class. For more information, contact Director of Education Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Some materials will be available on site for purchase if needed.
Artist and Vendor Call for Holiday Concert & Bazaar at the Custom House Museum
Jewelry makers, food-crafters, artists, and alchemists of all imaginings are invited to contact Key West Art & Historical Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at email@example.com 305-295-6616 ext 114 for opportunities to show and sell their creations at the upcoming Holiday Concert & Bazaar, Wednesday, December 19, from 5p.m. to 9p.m. at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The annual spectacular, which features many of the Keys finest artisans, musicians and choirs, and a dazzling holiday light show, attracts many hundreds of happy revelers each year who come to shop and enjoy food, libations, and holiday cheer with friends and neighbors. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
Key West Art & Historical Society invites public to embark on a virtual journey aboard Flagler's Overseas Railway
A year after Key West Art & Historical Society unveiled a newly renovated "Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway" permanent exhibit at the Custom House Museum, its virtual counterpart is now available to researchers, students, historians, history buffs, and Flagler fans all over the world. The Society's new online exhibit, "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway Timeline," is a multi-media experience created by Annette Liggett, Brewster Chamberlin, and Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. that details the construction process of the engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West in 1912. Visit kwahs.org/education/overseas-railway-timelineto explore the "Eight Wonder of the World," and check back for additional related online features and downloadable curriculum that will be launched over the coming six months. Supported by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island. (Image Courtesy KWAHS)
Key West Art & Historical Society presents "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" exhibit at Custom House Museum
Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the legacy of one of the island's most clever visual artists with "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" in the Bumpus Gallery of the Custom House Museum located at 281 Front Street. The exhibit runs through February 10, 2019. The exhibit spotlights the quirky late artist's trademark visual wit and whimsy, featuring work from private Key West collectors, personal photographs, and newspaper clippings about the unique personality widely known for his off-the-wall and humorous creations.
A self-taught artist, Thomas Ferron Bell began his career at the age of 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, moved to Fire Island Pines, New York when he was 21, later splitting his time and talents between there and Key West, Florida. Bell worked full time as an artist, cultivating his audience and frequently bartering and donating his work to fundraisers in the Key West community.
Up in a few Features the New Educational Director at KWAHS Kristy Callaway
(L) Joe Dornich is a PhD candidate in Texas Tech's creative writing program where he also serves as the Managing Editor for Iron Horse Literary Review. Joe's stories have won contests with South Central MLA, Fresher Writing, Master's Review, and Carve Magazine. In addition to writing, Joe is also taking a mail-order course in veterinary medicine. His mailbox is often filled with sick kittens.
SCOTTI MERRILL AWARD
for poetry - selected by Billy Collins
(C) A proud daughter of immigrants,Michelle Peñaloza was born in the suburbs of Detroit and grew up in the suburbs of Nashville. She is author of two chapbooks,landscape/heartbreak and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes. Her work can be found in places like New England Review, Vinyl, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, and The Collagist. Michelle lives in rural Northern California.
MARIANNE RUSSO AWARD
for a novel-in-progress
(R) Ross Feeler's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Potomac Review, Hypertext, New South, Story|Houston, The Common, Arcadia, and elsewhere. He reads submissions for The Masters Review. In 2013, he received his MFA in fiction from Texas State University, where he now teaches composition and literature. From 2013 to 2014, he served as writer-in-residence at the Clark House in Smithville, Texas. He lives just south of Austin.
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