Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends September 28, 2020
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
SEPTEMBER 28th. 2020
We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent Just a Few of the Features in this Issue). Above : Jeju Island South Korea & then a Photo Feature of Jeju in This Issue. This Week in the September 28th. 2020 Issue : Our Continued Weekly Feature from The Key West Art Center & ALL their Artists that Hang Year Round (Below : "As the Light Fades" by Pam Hobbs" :Acrylic, We Re-Visit a 2016 Feature : HOB Kids Day Pt.1, KWPD Chief Brandenburg Honors Two, Zazoo Fine / Iconic Art & Classic Photographs (This Week Bruce Springstein), Bill and Linda Klipp's Photographic Journeys ALL OVER the Country, Ralph DePalma Updates his Websites and Tells us about the NEW Editions of Soul of KW and Soul of Havana, Much going at WWW.TSKW.ORG; see their Weekly Feature (Below : "Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"), Pt. 7 of 7 "52 Vintage Photos of Florida in the 1920s; Provided by the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today", & Johnny White from WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Treats us to a few of Thousands of Photos on his Website, & Sherrey Welch Offers William Welch Paintings.
Following an awards ceremony Friday at the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg honored two dedicated officers for their ten years of service to the Department. Photo #1: Chief Sean Brandenburg with Lt. Joe Tripp.
Following an awards ceremony Friday at the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg honored two dedicated officers for their ten years of service to the Department. Photo #2: Chief Sean Brandenburg with Sgt. Mark Siracuse.
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this Issue September 28, 2020 Issue : Pt. 4 from WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "42 Unbelievable Retro Photos (Below : Passing Through a Giant Sequoia Tree in Yosemite National Park 1879"), Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys Around Town, Pt.1 Classic ProtoType Cars (Below : Italian Design Machimoto 1986), Our Weekly Feature from The Key West Art Gallery (This Issue has Pt. 2 of Bill Mack's Works : Below (Audrey - Hollywood Idol Variant Mixed Media on the Original Hollywood Sign Metal 15 x 12 in) $35,000), Gallery on Greene Many Artists inc. New Works from James Kerr, Alfred Crimi, Silvia Rivero, Henry LaCagnina, Michael Harrell,Mike Rooney, Harriett Frank, Priscilla Coote, Michael Marrero, Peter Vey, & Andy Thurber + Raffle for Frankie Winner Announced.
The Next Batch of Photos Representing some of the Features in this September 28th 2020 Issue :Dr. Jack Norris of The Lower Keys Medical Center gives us MANY of his Brilliant Insightful Brief Videos, A Message from The Tropic Cinema + A New Film on Justice Ginsburg, A New Sculpture in Truman WaterFront Park Featured in Our Weekly City of KW Section from Alyson Crean, The Next HomeTown Key West Q & A is on Oct. 5 at 5:30p + Video URL LINK for the Entire HomeTown KW 9/21 Q & A, Kristen Livengood from Monroe County tells us about Monroe County Fire Rescue Starts THIRD "HOT SHOTS" Training Program for Local Resdients + Encore Feature for Monroe Co. Ordinance 026-2020 PLUS So Many Additional Features Including the Complete Schedule of the Sunset Series at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater.
The Tropic Cinema is NOW OPEN Again; See our Feature in this Issue
The Weekly "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" Feature has Grown Large in Order to keep you Well Informed from
The City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, & Other Very Important Local & National Organizations. This Info. will now APPEAR Every Week as a PART 2 LINK at the Very End of Each Part 1 Issue.
Every Part 1 will contain VERY IMPORTANT LINKS at the Beginning of Each Issue (to give you Easy to Find Info. in One Place).
ALSO IN PART 2 : Extensive Listings of Many Websites from Local Organizations that have Contributed Features the Last 8 Years + Most of the Art Gallery Websites + Many Local Entertainment Videos + Classic Music Videos.
Jeju province encompasses the South Korean island of Jeju in the Korea Strait. It's known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cavelike lava tubes. Hallasan Mountain, a dormant volcano, features hiking trails, a crater lake at the 1,950m summit and nearby Gwaneumsa Temple. The Geomunoreum Lava Tube System includes 7km-long Manjanggul Cave, created centuries ago when Hallasan was still active.
Everyone's Great Friend William Welch. Sister Sherrey has some Welch's for Sale; Up in a few Features
As Mentioned in Recent Issues; due to the Pandemic; we ALL have been limited or totally cut off from Events so I have been featuring some Features from the Past 8 Years of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. Below is from the 2016 HOB Kids Day; a lot of fun and I'm not even a Kid. I'll have a few Additional Pics in this Issue further down after these; AND THEN the Next Two Issues should have about an Additional 20 Pics.
WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM Next but First : ENTIRE EVENT VIDEO FROM THE URL VIDEO LINK OF THE THIS PAST 9/21 PRESENTATION OF THE 2020 CANDIDATES Q & A ; SIMPLY CLICK THIS GREEN LINK
On Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm, candidates in the County Commission District 1 (Cates and Mannix), County Commission District 3 (Carruthers and Martinez), Key West City Commission Seat 6 races was asked about issues, candidate contrast and platform questions by four distinguished panelists. There was also a segment on the Key West Cruise Ship Referendums.
The panelists for the September 21, 2020 Q&A Forum was: Joe Moore, News Director, Florida Keys Media; Richard Tamborrino, Editor Key West Citizen; Mandy Miles, Editor Key West Weekly and Stephanie Kaple, ED Florida Keys Outreach Coalition.
The Sept 21st Q & A Featured President Todd German as the Moderator and as Usual was Brilliant.
Streamed Live from the Studios of Key West, this Hometown! Candidate Forum features was :
Key West Commission Seat 6 featuring Lopez and Barnett
County Commission District 5 featuring Forster and Peixoto
County Commission District 3 featuring Carruthers and Martinez
County Commission District 1 featuring Cates and Mannix
After these Four below we'll have 5 Additional Up Shortly and then Many additional Photos & Verbiage in the next few Issues.
Menu from the Titanic, 1912.
This is creepy. Not only is this the menu from the Titanic, but it's the menu for the Titanic - on the day it started sinking. (It went down on April 14th-April 15th, 1912.) As the unsinkable ship sunk, passengers were not only in a panic, but they also had a belly full of stewed figs and rice, smoked herring and jacket potatoes, and plum pudding.
When Titanic began to sink, over a thousand passengers and crew were on board. The disaster shocked the world - partly due to the lack of lifeboats available. Almost all the passengers who jumped from the Titanic either drowned or died within minutes due to the temperature of the icy cold water. We've seen it happen to Leonardo DiCaprio in the James Cameron movie, Titanic.
British actress Fiona Lewis gives her best Bond look
British actress Fiona Lewis largely appeared in movies during the 60s and 70s. She appeared in a 1973 British TV version of Dracula, that starred Jack Palance- and was directed by the man who created the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. On American shores, Lewis can be seen in the 1978 Brian De Palma film, The Fury - and in the movie, Wanda Nevada. Guess who starred in that 1978 flick? Peter Fonda and Brooke Shields. Talk about screen chemistry. But one of Lewis' main claims to fame is appearing in the February 1967 issue of Playboy in a 13-page James Bond parody pictorial called: The Girls of Casino Royale.
Need to concentrate? Don't worry, here's the solution!
On first glance, my thoughts are: what the hell is this!? Why did this never catch on? The Isolator is a helmet that was created in 1925 to help workers concentrate and keep focused. I'm not exactly sure how that would work, being having a large helmet on your head would be...very distracting. It was invented by Hugo Gernsback, who was an editor of Science and Invention magazine, member of The American Physical Society, and one of the early pioneers of science fiction. How The Isolator works is, when you wear the helmet, oxygen is pipped in and the wearer's vision is limited to a tiny horizontal slit. Again, it's hard to believe that this never caught on...
Popular Atari games from the 1980's
Atari had it's heyday between 1972 and 1984. It's the company that brought the world the first video game hit: Pong. This was back in 1972. Atari released Home Pong in 1977, which was the first of several Pong-based video game consoles. (Yes, you needed more than one.) What really put them on the map was introducing their first home computer back in 1979 - with the the Atari 400 and 800. This brought video games from the arcade into the home. (Did that catch on at all?)
Space Invaders was released in 1980 for the Atari 2600. The game, now, might seem as fun now as watching a screen saver. But back in the day, Space Invaders was on the forefront of video game mania. And it had a great soundtrack.
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
Part 7 of 7 Our Photo Feature "52 Vintage Photos of Florida in the 1920s, Vintage / Classic Photo Features are from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today"
PART 7 OF 7 "52 VINTAGE PHOTOS OF FLORIDA LIFE IN FLORIDA DURING THE 1920s
As Noted many times the Very Popular You-Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY / TODAY" will Provide you with THOUSANDS OF FEATURES ON YOU TUBE presenting BRILLIANT Classic / Vintage Photos; presented in Videos. I simply shot STILL PHOTOS and Inserted them in the Magazine. Thank You again YESTERDAY / TODAY for (especially in these times) providing much entertainment to our 7800 Weekly Readers and of course ALL your followers on Facebook.
Mark has been creating many new items with fun mid-century modern glaze designs. We've given these new designs the name Mod, which joins our Fleming, Duval, Mallory, and Key West lines. Mark's mod pottery is distinguished by colorful designs and patterns that are reminiscent of the 1960's. The pieces are made of durable stoneware, and they are safe in the microwave and dishwasher.
Mark started working on mod pieces because he loves patterns and he wanted to offer something in addition to his more organic, rustic ceramics. While the technique for applying the patterns is very time-intensive, the pandemic has offered him the opportunity to slow down and take time to explore this creative avenue.
We hope that you can check out the new pieces at our gallery or online! Mark is making new unique pieces every day.
Part 1 of Classic PROTOTYPE CARS. The Last few Issues we had WWW.BRAKEFORIT.COM This Company Sponsored 30 Photos from Cars that are : RESTOMOD (vintage-looking cars, but all of the power and flourishes of modern design, “restomodding.” The term “restomod” is just the combination of restoration and modification. People take VERY EXPENSIVE old cars and deck them out with all of the latest and greatest gadgets in the automotive industry. This is the best way to combine classic style and modern performance). Simply go to the Past 4 Issues to see these 30 RESTOMOD. To Our Many Automobile Enthusiasts and Additional Readers that have enjoyed our Many Car Features the Past 8 Years; You will enjoy this 3 Week Feature on Classic Prototype Cars.
PART 1 OF OUR PROTOTYPE FEATURES
1) Italian Design Machimoto 1986
2) Matra Laser 1971
3) BMW Garmisch 1970-2019
4) Audi TT Concept 1995
5) Brubaker Box Auto Mecca 1972
6) Saturn Curve Concept 2004
7) Toyota EX-11 1969
8) Cunningham C-3 Continental Coupe Prototype 1952
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS has been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic; and also makes Frequent Appearances at the Key West Bi Monthly Commission / Mayor Meetings and Monroe County Meetings. He is one of the LEADING Voices of Reason. Thank You. Here are the URL Links to his Most Recent Facebook Posts / Videos.. IN CASE YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE with Clicking these Direct Links ; just copy and paste in your Facebook Browser.or Simply go to his Facebook Page and look for his recent Posts.
AUGUST 31 https://www.facebook.com/457840690999073/videos/648847469084069
AUGUST 31 (Includes Sturgis Motorcycle Rally & Portland Protests) https://www.facebook.com/457840690999073/videos/339612273842986
AUGUST 25 ( Includes Sturgis Motorcycle Rally) https://www.facebook.com/457840690999073/videos/3333944336670672
SHERREY WELCH SENDS REGARDS TO ALL OUR READERS AND TELL US :
Hi Ed, I hope you are well and safe. As promised here is the announcement of the art show for Bill. Once it is hung I will send you photos of it and the reception. Since his works will be there for 4 months I will be adding other venues where he painted. Please let me know if you need anything else in the meantime. Warm regards, Sherrey. Sherreywelch@Williamwelchcollections.com ,
Dear Friends, Family and Collectors of William Welch,
As promised, we continue to keep you posted of upcoming events and news. David and I are thrilled to announce that, in partnership with the Venice Art Center, we are having a four month show of Bill's work at a wonderful restaurant, Made in Italy in Venice, Florida.
It begins on Wednesday, September 30 and ends Monday, January 25. If you are anywhere near, stop by to take a look and hopefully meet with us. We would love any and all of your stories to include in an upcoming book of memories even if you can't attend. 101 Park Ave. Venice Florida...Sherrey@williamwelchcollections.com
OUR GOOD FRIEND NANCE FRANK OWNER OF GALLERY ON GREENE
and Friends Helped Long Time Gallery on Greene Associate Frankie Endeco with a Raffle for a Large Peter Vey Painting ; Below is the drawing and winner Chuck Hurley ( Who Purchased many Tickets to help Frankie)
ROBERTA DEPIERO Almost Everyday will travel (Journey) around Key West / Stock Island . I want to Thank You Roberta for providing amazing images ; especially to those like myself that are in Total Lockdown ISO.
BEFORE WE SHOW YOU THIS WEEK'S PHOTOS FROM ROBERTA ; HERE IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A FUNDRAISING COFFEE TABLE BOOK
EDITED FOR SPACE CONSTRAINTS
10 Anne McKee Grant Recipients represented in
The Key West COVID-19 Spring of 2020
A fundraising photography coffee table book
The Anne McKee Artist Fund of the Florida Keys is proud to announce that 10 of our previous grant recipients and two current board members are participating in this fundraising project for Sister Season Fund, Inc. Go to this Facebook site to have complete information about this Coffee Table Photo Book with images from 26 Local Photographers.
Contributing photographers/previous grant recipients: Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Larry Blackburn, Ralph DePalma, Todd Andrew Feit, Tony Gregory, C.J. Groth, Mark Hedden, Martha Hubbard, Rob O’Neal, Carol Tedesco, and Sharon Wells. Board Members: Roberta DePiero and Eric Grahl.
Anyone wishing to place advance orders, please contact Roberta DePiero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE NOW CONTINUE Roberta DePiero's Journeys around KW & Stock Island to Photograph ALL THE GREAT SITES. Here are the Captions / Descriptions of Images that Roberta writes with the inclusion of her Photos on Facebook
"I'm tied up for the moment....rivet, rivet"
"Knock Knock Let Me In"
"Just hiding out until it's time to come out...."
and then a few additional picks from around town...
Besides being the huge iconic singer that he is, Rod Stewart is also an avid soccer fan. Growing up, his father was the manager of a few local teams - so the sport was in his blood. In fact, in 1960 - Stewart tried out for a Third Division club. The world of music would've been a lot different if we would have succeeded in the sport. When Stewart lived in Los Angeles he would often play soccer on a team with other famous English ex-pats, such as Billy Duffy of The Cult. Though Stewart has lost his edge over the years, go back and listen to some tracks from Rod Stewart and The Faces - his voice will blow you away.
Teens talking on the corner in NYC, 1948.
Believe it or not, "teenager" wasn't even a word until the late 1940s. Before then, these youngsters were simply referred to as "young humans." The 40s ushered in the youth movement with the advent of the Zoot suit, bobby socks, soda shops, and the music of Frank Sinatra. During this era - the world jumped on board to cater to this newly termed "teenager." Fashion designers, authors, filmmakers and manufacturers started catering to the needs of teenagers. In 1944, "Seventeen Magazine" hit the stands and gave teen girls advice about makeup, fashion and tips for dealing with parents. The result was that teen culture became its own thing - which still stand to this day.
Passing through a giant sequoia tree at Yosemite Park, 1879.
Some of the largest living things on the planet are found in California's Yosemite National Park. Yes, we're talking the giant sequoias in Yosemite Park. The giant trees were on this earth long before we got here - and will be here (hopefully) long after we're gone. The sequoias can live to be 3,000 years old and can grow to be 300 feet high and 100 feet in circumference. Seeing them in person makes you feel like you're in a Lord of the Rings movie. These trees need to say thanks to President Abraham Lincoln. He signed the Yosemite Land Grant bill on June 30, 1864. This bill set a precedent for the preservation of the our country's wilderness.
The enchanting doorway at St Edward's Parish Church in the Cotswold, flanked by yew trees. (Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire)
This photo looks very J.R.R, Tolkien-ish. St Edward's Parish Church stands on the site of the original Saxon church, which was made of wood. The location here is Cotswold - which is in a rural area in south central England. St Edward's Parish Church has a mixture of architectural styles because of the numerous additions and renovations over the centuries. One style, apparently, involved a large tree. Parts of the church date back as far as the 11th to the 14th century. The towers and clerestory were built in the 15th century. In more modern times, the 2002 funeral of the Who's bass player, John Entwistle, took place at this church.
Students taking part in a nuclear attack drill in the 1950's
At the height of the Cold War, with the threat of a nuclear war looming, American schoolkids were being taught to "duck and cover" - as part of drill in case the bomb was dropped on the United States. This photo was taken in 1951 - and is very amusing/naive/scary to think that this exercise would somehow save lives if Russia dropped a nuclear bomb on their city. The sad truth is, a nuclear firebomb would rip through their classroom. Fun little films, with catchy songs and animated turtles were produced to show kids how to properly duck and cover during a surprise nuclear attack. This was life during the Atomic Age
The October 5th Issue will have Many Additional Photos of "42 UNBELIEVABLE RETRO PHOTOS" from WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM