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Saturday, December 28, 2019
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends December 30, 2019
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
December 30, 2019
Schooner "America 2.0"
One of the Many in Sunset WaterSport Fleet "Party Cat"
Pt. 1 Photos 2019 Schooner Wharf Lighted Boat Parade + NYE The Annual Key West Bight Marina's "Lowering of the Pirate Wench" from Schooner "America 2.0" (More Below) +
Another Annual NYE Tradition & Treat. Sushi Dropping Down from a Giant Stiletto from Bourbon Street Pub on Duval Street
"Dawn" by Mary Jean Connors Oil
"Anatomy of Urban Sketching" by Karen Beauprie WaterColor
Part 1 of our Multi Part - Week feature from TSKW's Winter Member's Exhibition "Behind the Lines"
Our Weekly MCSO Feature (More Below)
From The Collection of Author Reef Perkins
From Anonymous "Paper Dolls"
The Two New Exhibitions at the KWAHS Custom House is "The Literary History
of Key West". The Other Exhibition is"Key West Collects" (More Below in Part 1) Great Job Cori / Michael and the Rest of the Crew. Also in this Issue Many Full Length Features for Many Additional KWAHS Events-Classes & Exhibitions. Plus (This Issue) a few Lines on 3 or 4 Events that will be Covered in Detail Starting January 6th. Issue
Primarily in St. Paul's Church Jan.19-25; but will also be Out and About Visiting / Blessing ( More Below )
The City of KW & MCSO Weekly Features. NYE Traffic Message from The City of KW + Trash Collections for Bus Rides (More Below)
Pt. 1 "Amazing Vintage Photos from the 40's"
Pt. 2 "Most Rare and Powerful Historical Photos"
Part 1 of a Few Parts / Weeks Starts this Week : "Inventions from 1950-1979"
Join Author Renee Kumar for A Holiday Visit to the village of River Bend. She has Many Titles Listed with Absolutely Amazing E-Books
Updated Key West Theater Feature (More in Our Entertainment Section)
Lisa Grubb Exhibition Starts Jan 2 with Reception 5-7pm at Salt Island Provisions Gallery
Only a few More days Left to See the Richard "Dick" Matson Exhibition. Next Up at Salt Island Provisions Gallery : Lisa Grubb. Stoned Soup Gallery will have Matson Hanging a Few More Weeks. (More Below from Both Galleries)
Maestra Sebrina Alfonso
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra here in Key West with Violinist Tynkos Bruckner at TWT January 15 (Read All About It)
The Key West Gallery has One of the World's Largest Peter Max Collections and Many Hang Year Round. See this Exciting Offer : More Below
Had Their Annual Classic Automobile Show at Morgan Park in Glen Cove LI NY & Featured Over 750 Cars. Just a Few More issues to Go.
Pt. 3 Our Tour of the Key West Art Center on Front St. + 60th. Year Gala Celebration on Jan. 15 ( More Below)
"Author Talk" from the Key West Public Library Opens 2020 Season with Author Mark Powell "FireBird : A Novel" Jan.7. 700 Fleming St. (More Below) Next Week the Jan. 6th Issue will have a complete listing of events at the KW Library.
Traditional Naturalismo Original Painting 40 X 40
"Celebration of Life" High Relief Naturalism Original 44 X 44
Luis Sottil Opening at Key West Art Gallery Jan 10-12
Shade Ceramics & Shutter Photography Celebrating 1 Year in January. Sarah Carleton Presents Pt. 1 of 2 of her Photographics Exhibition with a few Photos of their Production Studio. PLUS
Mark & Sarah, Melissa at Stone Soup & Helen and Ben at Harrison Gallery ALL Hosted Last Week's "Walk on White" and This Issue has Parts 1 of ALL 3 Galleries Hosting.
Just Arrived ; One of Kind Originals & Copies of Art by Sylvester Stallone at Zazoo Fine Art & Photography (More Below)
"Single Occupancies" at TSKW Sat. Jan 4 & Sunday Jan.5 (More Below)
Fringe Theater Dec 26-31 "Baxter"
Fringe Theater Jan. 8-11 and Jan. 15-18 "Folly"
Richard "Dick" Matson Has TWO Exhibitions at TWO Different Galleries
Our Coverage : Pt. 3 Richard "Dick" Matson Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery (Just a Few More Days : Before the New January Exhibition with Lisa Grubb) & Part 1 at Stone Soup Gallery (hanging about 4 more weeks until JH Allen's Exhibition in February)
Violinist Blake Pouliot Season Premiere of the 2020 Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West at St. Paul's Church January 12 4pm
Alosurgre :A Journey Across Time by
Dollars & Dancers :Behind the Velvet Curtain by Donna Nadeau
Stillness by Josefina Cavalina
Eddies by Jim Racchi
The Studios of Key West (TSKW) Four January 2020 Exhibitions for "First Thursday" (More Below)
College of the Florida Keys (Formerly Known as FKCC) Opens the 2020 VIP Lecture Series on Jan. 9 at TWT 7p with Dr. Peggy McDonald Discussing "Florida's Female Pioneers" (More Below)
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos
So Many Exhibitions at the KWAHS : Permanent and Temporary at their 4 Museums Custom House Museum, Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum, and Tennessee Williams Museum.
KWAHS Presents their Next "Distinguished Speaker" on January 7 Flagler Historian and Florida East Coast Railway Expert Seth Bramson. Plus Many Additional Events-Exhibitions-& Classes from KWAHS given Greater Coverage in This Issue.
Skipper Kripitz and The Many Musicians He Works with Spend Lots of Time Giving Their Time and Talents to the many Non-Profit Groups that Count on these Musicians to Enhance Their Events. For that Reason; I try to devote Space to Promote Their Commercial Gigs. (This Week's Updated Info. Below in This Issue)
Curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum Dennis Beaver will be Conducting Tours starting in January PLUS TW Writing Contest & Submission for the event. (More Below in one of the KWAHS Sections)
Eric Anfinson Recently had a 2020 Calendar Launch Party / Exhibition at Gingerbread Square Gallery to a Packed House. March 9 Reception & Start of the Eric Anfinson and Gabriella Fiabane Exhibitions
The TDC (Tourist Development Council) Does an Excellent Job Every Month in Producing an On-Line Supplement to their Outstanding Website; called "Keys Traveler". As Usually we Feature their Material and Give you ALL the Links
Paradise Big Band Next Gig "Be Cool" January 26 at TWT (Must Attend)
KWBG ( Key West Business Guild ) Next Luncheon FRIDAY Jan 10 at The Beachside Marriott (More in their Weekly Section)
First place winning entry, the Sugarloaf Shark Cheerleaders
In Our Weekly City of Key West & MCSO Features; Alyson Crean from The City of KW in This Issue Tells Us : Help Needed for Misplaced Group Garbage Collection- Tips for NYE Traffic- & the 2019 Holiday Parade Winners
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8180 Weekly. December 30, 2019. In This Issue : At the Very End is Our Weekly Listing for the Art Galleries, NYE at KW Bight Marina Lowering of the Pirates Wench from the Mast of Schooner America 2.0 + Sushi Dropping down on a Stiletto, Pt. 1 TSKW Winter's Members Show "Behind the Lines", Pts. 2 of KWAHS Exhibitions "KW Collects" & The Literary History of KW", Drepung Gomang Monks 1/19-25, City of KW & MCSO Weekly Features, Next Two MCSO Animal Farm Opens 1/12 & 26, Our 4 Photo Features : Sarah Carleton, Pt1."Amazing Photos from the 40's"- Pt. 2 "Most Rare & Powerful Photos"-Pt. 1"Inventions from 1950-1979"
Salt Island Provision Gallery's Reception Jan. 2 for Lisa Grubb, South Florida Symphony Orchestra's Next Concert 1/15 with Violinist Tynkos Bruckner, Peter Max Special at Key West Gallery + Bill Mack & Gary Welton 12/27-31 + Luis Sottil 1/10-12, Mayor Teri Johnston Guest Speaker at Next KWBG Luncheon Friday 1/10 + Next Business Mixer 1/15 at KWBGS,
Pt. 18 Gold Coast Cruiser's 750 Car Show, WWW.KONKLIFE.COM , Every Friday Morning Clean-Up "Plogging" with Dee Dee Green & The City of Key West, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , KW Public Library "Author Talk" with Mark Powell "FireBird" 1/7, WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , College of the Florida Keys starts their 2020 "VIP Series" off with "Female Pioneers" 1/9 with Dr. Peggy McDonald
In Dec 30 Continued
Parts 1 from December's "Walk on White" from Shade Ceramics & Shutter Photography-Stone Soup Gallery-& Harrison Gallery, Zazoo Art & Photographic Gallery presents Sylvester Stallone's Art, TSKW's "Single Occupancies" 1/4 & 5, Eric Anfinson and Gabriella Fiabane 3/9 at GingerBread Square Gallery + Complete Schedule, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM Presents "A Workshop for Winning Campaigns" 1/11, Coffee Mill Dance Studio's "Young Dance Collective", A Preview of the January Exhibitions at TSKW & KWAHS, Skipper Kripitz and His Musician Friends Helping out The Non Profit Events (List of their Commercial Gigs), WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM , Mangia-Mangia & Their Non-Profit Group Dinner Events Giving 30% Back, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM & Their Extensive Events Calendars, Pt. 2 The Current Art Exhibition at The Tropic Cinema Art Gallery, Mall on Duval, WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM, Ralph DePalma & KWT Present "Women of Soul" Dec 29, Next KW Artisan Market Sun. Dec. 29, KW Art Center's 60th. Anniversary Gala Celebration 1/15 + Upcoming Schedule of Events-Fairs-Classes-Exhibitions + Pt. 3 The Local Artisan Works, Complimentary Docent Tours at the KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, Key West Theater's Schedule, Fringe Theater "Lillian Baxter" a few More Nights then "Talley's Folley" 1/8-11 & 1/15-18, Bob Bowersox and his XP Theatre "The Classics of Comedy" at TSKW 1/9-11, "Arts & Eats" at TSKW, Cabaret ALL 7 Nights + Sunday "Jazz in the Gardens" at Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel ( Jazz : 12/29 Skipper Kripitz & Friends + 1/5 Peter Diamond & Friends) THANKS Kate, Jim & Skippo.
In December 30, 2019 Continued
Wyland Gallery has Stephen Muldoon 12/28-31 + Complete Schedule of Visiting Artists, Preserve Island Life, Instituto San Carlos, Key West Playbills, Island House Videos, KW Library starts 2020 "Author Talk" with Mark Powell "Firebird", AnnaMarie Giordano takes 1 more week OFF & then starts Up again Tues. 1/7 "Life Drawing Workshops", Next KWAHS / Custom House "Distinguished Speaker" is Seth Bramson Historian "Henry Flagler's East Coast Railway Company", Last Stand Meeting 1/30 with Special Guest from The National Weather Service Jon Risso, KW Farmers Market on Thurs. & Artisan Market on Sundays, Eco Discover Center Family Saturday Mornings,WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM (The KW Butterfly Conservatory) is a an Amazing Place to visit ( Like being in the Garden of Eden), Fairvilla, Red Barn Theatre "Tiny Beautiful Things" 12/10-1/4, Dr. David Vaughan's WWW.PLANT-A-MILLION-CORALS.COM : A Truly Deserving Organization (Great Work Doc & Staff), Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West Kicks Off 2020 Season at St. Paul's 1/12 with Violinist Blake Pouliot, "Woodtastic" Artistry Using Wood (Professional Workshop) for Ages 6-12 at Custom House Mon. Jan 6, Kyla Piscopink's WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.COM , WWW.KWLS.ORG . (NOW) National Organization of Women, "Misha in the Morning" at the Gardens Hotel, "Theme Runs" from Beth Moyes, & More.
"Outside the Lines" TSKW Annual Winter Member's Exhibition & Sale. This Show just Closed a few days ago..However as We do every Year; We'll Show ALL the Local Member's Works.
"Sirloin Sumptuary" by Victoria Reynolds Oil on Panel in Printed Frame
"Garden of Eden" by Stanley Zabar Archival Print on Canvas
"Platypus in a Pear Tree" by Fran Decker. This Series from Fran is Getting talked about in Town.. It's her Statement about Global Warming and the effects NOW and What's to Come ; If the WORLD's Populations Doesn't Get a Grip on Our Planet's Existence & Ability to Support ALL Living Things. Nice job Fran.
"Look at the Stars" by Gail P. Miller Glass & Resin Collage
"Accompagnato" by Vivien Segal Antique box & Piano Parts
"Moon Dance at Dusk" by Louis Laferierge Recycled Plywood & Pine and Metallic Paint
More of the TSKW Winter's Member Show that has Just Closed down; Of Course we'll show you ALL The Works of Art in Case You Did not have a chance to Visit this annual Great Exhibition.
Lucy Paige & Cricket Desmarais Sent Over some GREAT NEWS about One of Our Favorite Annual Events
Tibetan Monks to Arrive in Key West featuring week-long celebration of culture and Buddhist teachings.
On Sunday, January 19 through Saturday, January 25, 2020, sponsor Tara Mandala Key West meditation group and host St. Paul's Episcopal Church invite the public to help celebrate the "2020 Sacred Arts Tour" at the church's 401 Duval Street location on the corner of Eaton Street. The seven-day Tibetan festival will be led by eight visiting Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery-students of H.H. Dalai Lama- and includes noontime dharma talks, a Tibetan Marketplace, classes in the Tibetan Arts, varying music and dance demonstrations of Tibetan culture, and morning and afternoon blessings for the monk's week-long creation of a Medicine Buddha sand mandala for world healing, which will conclude with a procession down Simonton Street to the bayside ocean for a closing ceremony.
The tour aims to spread the message of peace, loving kindness, wisdom, and compassion while sharing their traditional Tibetan arts and culture, and to raise support for their monastery in south India, where their traditions and culture are preserved. Community and personal arranged blessings by the monks are available. For more information, visit keywesttaramandala.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acclaimed novelist Mark Powell will talk about his new literary thriller, "Firebird," at the Key West Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:00 PM. This free event is open to the public and books will be available for purchase. For more information contact the library at 305-292-3595. The library is located at 700 Fleming St.
Mark Powell has been called the "best Appalachian novelist of his generation" by Ron Rash, and a writer "on the verge of greatness" by Pat Conroy. He is the author of six novels, including "Small Treasons" (Simon & Schuster, 2017), and "The Sheltering" (Story River, 2014). Powell has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, and in 2014 was a Fulbright Fellow to Slovakia. He holds degrees from Yale Divinity School, the University of South Carolina, and the Citadel. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina where he teaches at Appalachian State University.
MICHAEL NELSON & ALYSON RICH Sent over Materials from the Library for their January Events. The Jan 6th. Issue (and the Issues after 1/6) will have that Material
We Featured ALL the Works from this Exhibition. Go to the Entire Issue Links Section (Further Down) and click the last 4 Issues and You'll see the Works from this show. Better Yet Go in Person to the Gato Bld. 1110 Simonton
Nance Frank just Sent Over a Flyer for the February 1- 15 Exhibition "Havana Shadows" by Michael Harrell. Reception 2/1 6-8pm (More in the Jan. 6th. Issue)
(KEY WEST, FL, December 26, 2019) Hometown! -- Key West's and Monroe County's signature resource for candidate and election information is hosting a workshop for those running, considering a run or who are interested in campaign leadership in the 2020 election.
The half-day workshop will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 North Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL.
The program begins at 8:45 am and will offer a full schedule of campaign topics, including budget and fundraising tips, messaging, speeches & debates, marketing and election paperwork.
Speakers will include elected officials from Key West and Monroe County as well as other experienced political and campaign veterans.
Cricket Desmarais Sends us This Info : Thirteen-year-old Ryan Fossum was one of many CoffeeMill Dance Studio students who performed at the studio's first-of-the-season "hiPso facto" during last Thursday's Walk on White. Fossum shared the solo she will be presenting in early January in Orlando, when the Young Dance Collective attends the esteemed NUVO Dance Competition and Workshop. The monthly event gives audience a glimpse of the work underway at the studio, featuring performances from students, teachers, YDC members, & more
Part 18 of Our 750 Classic Car Show from Gold Coast Cruisers Up Next But First
Dee Dee Green Reminds Us :
Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street!
Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street! Click LINK1 for additional Info..
The College of the Florida Keys will open its 2020 VIP Series with "Florida's Female Pioneers." The presentation, led by historian, author, and educator, Dr. Peggy Macdonald, is on Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus. In its seventh season, the College's VIP Series invites the community to learn from the Visions, Ideas, and Perspectives of speakers of local, regional, and national prominence. The 2020 season, sponsored by Centennial Bank, includes presentations that focus on timely and relevant topics.
In her talk, Dr. Macdonald examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State, including: Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin who kick-started Florida's tourism industry with her 1873 book Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist and conservationist who helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which formed the nucleus of Everglades National Park.
Dr. Macdonald is a public historian and adjunct professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College. A native Floridian, she gives presentations on Florida women's history with the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program. Her publications include a biography of environmental activist Marjorie Harris Carr and a forthcoming book on Florida's female pioneers. Dr. Macdonald has written about local and Florida history and culture for Gainesville Magazine, Our Town Magazine, Senior Times and FORUM Magazine. She serves on the Alachua County Historical Commission and is an alumna of the University of Florida, where she received a Ph.D. in American History. Dr. Macdonald served as Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum from 2015 to 2019.
Tickets are $5 at the door. Admission is free for students at CFK and Monroe County schools. For more information, call CFK at 305-296-9081 or visit www.fkcc.edu.
Left: Dr. Peggy Macdonald; Center: Wildlife photographer Luther Goldman with a diamondback rattlesnake and Marjorie Harris Carr with a blue indigo in 1937; courtesy of Mimi Carr ; Right: Harriett Beecher Stowe; provided by State Archives of Florida.
Here's a Feature on Helen & Ben Hosting Last Weeks December "Walk on White" Pt. 1
"Coconut" Bronze 9 X 13 X 7.5
"Bronze Palm" Sculpture
"Your Alacia" Calabash & Onys
(R) "Femme Fatal" Palm, Fresh & Salt Water Pearls"
Next Week's Issue will have Part 2 of 2 A Visit to Helen & Ben's Gallery from the December "Walk on White"
December 29, 2019
Join us for an evening at Key West Theater highlighting the women of soul music in Key West!
On March 6th 2014 PBS sponsored a musical celebration the great "foremothers" of American music, billed as "Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House". It was the 52nd musical production and the first featuring an all female line-up including the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and many other stars. The evening paid homage to great female artists and their memorable music.
On December 29th the Key West Women of Soul - Terri White, Michelle Dravis, Victoria Horne, and Mina Lopez-Martin will take the stage and pay equal homage to the great women across our music culture with particular emphasis on Soul. These ladies have selected some wonderful music and will be using their spectacular talents to present a very special performance. Former Broadway star, Terri White has packed huge venues from coast to coast. The amazing voices of Michelle Dravis and Victoria Horne could be heard from coast to coast. The fantastic Mina Lopez-Martin born and raised in Key West, will try not to break any windows in the theater.
It's impossible to do this genre justice in one night but these artists are determined. They will showcase the music of Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, the Staple Sisters, Nina Simone, Jackie Wilson, Prince, Chaka Kahn, with a touch of Etta James and Stevie Wonder. They will be accompanied by the Soul of Key West band, the same group that has performed with Coffee Butler in the past, led by Larry Baeder, Clayton Lopez, Larry Smith, Bubba Lownotes, Dave Langett, and others. Link to Tickets Below