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Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends October 19, 2020
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
OCTOBER 19, 2020
We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent a Few Features in this Issue). Above : Our Weekly Feature from Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys around Key West, & Then the Next Photo is Part of Our Weekly Photographic Journey around the World ( This Week : Palamos Spain Charming Costa Brava Fishing Village). Then Below : This Week in the October 19th. 2020 Issue : The Key West Film Festival (KWFF WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM ) IS ON THIS YEAR 11/18-22 Kick Off at The KW / Coffee Butler Amphitheatre with the Film by Albert Maysles "Gimme Shelter" The Rolling Stone" , Pt. 3 "49 Most Powerful & Rare Historical Photos Vol. 40" from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Perfect Life", BVMPKW is looking for a new Executive Director,Our Weekly "The City of Key West" Section with a few Articles Inc. Art in Public Places and the Class of 28 from The Key West Ambassadors, Our Weekly Feature from WWW.TSKW.ORG with Many Events / Classes (Below : "The Smallest Parade in the Universe" Oct. 24 by Gordon Ross- West Side Story : An American Tragedy with Stephen Kitsakos 10/15-29) + Printmaking with Food by Bria Ansara 10/20 & Recycled Potraits by Bria Ansara (10/27), TDC (Tourist Developement Council has their "October Keys Traveler" On-Line Magazine (Below : Morada Way Upper Keys Arts & Cultural District), The City of KW comes out with the 2020 Old Town Parking Pass, Our Good Friend Shirrel Rhoades Owner of WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM always Tells us about their Many New Additions ( I buy my Mom about $150 every month; she loves to read and they have Hundreds of Interesting Tities Covering ALL the Genres + Many Additional Features inc. New Info from The Gallery on Greene on Peter Vey in addition to info on Jmes Kerr-Alfred Crimi-Silvia Rivero-Henry Lagagnina-Michael Harrell & Harriet Frank.
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this Issue October 19, 2020 Issue : Pt. 2 from WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM"Photographs You'll Not Find in Books (Below : Mohammad Ali 1954) , Our Continuation of The Artists HangingYear Round at The Key West Art Center (Below : "Mango Dawn" by Margo Ellis Quilt /Fabric 23 X 15 $200), Our Weekly Monroe County Section from Public Information Officer Kristen Livengood (Below Monroe Co. Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron) "The Key West Covid-19 Spring of 2020 Large Photo Book", The Good Doctor John "Jack" Norris Giving Us Much Information with Many Video Features, Zazoo Fine Art & Vintage Photographic Gallery Presents Famous Rolling Stones Magazine Photogrpher Baron Wolman, Much Going on at The Studios of KW Inc. Pt. 3 The Marc House Art Exhibiton at WWW.TSKW.ORG Featuring Marc Members Oct. 1 to Oct.29 (Below : Billy Moore, Spiders. Paper. 20 x 14″. $30 ) , Updated Info. from Alyson Crean & The City of KW on the Upcoming Oct. 20th. Commision Meeting + Ms. Larkay Barnett appointed to the Parks and Recreation Board, + "Kids Masquerade Party Produced by "Mom and Pop Business Organization" on Oct 31 5-8pm at Coffee Butler Amphitheater (Contact PaulMenta@Gmail.com) + The City Honors "Fire Prevetion Week" & Gives away 1500 FREE Smoke Derectors. Also Featured in this Oct. 19 Issue : Our Weekly Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp & Their Photographic Journeys around the Country (Below: Llyod's Tropical Bike Tour & Hanging with Ralph DePalma at the Coffee Butler Amphitheatre at Sunset Series), Part 2"24 Rare & Mind Blowing Historical Photos" from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "World of Pics", WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM, Then Our Continuation of The Artists at The Key West Gallery that hang Year Round ( This Week Nuria Miro Below, & Jose Munoz),
ALSO in this Issue Info on the Sat. Oct 17 Native Plant Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden (Key West Botanical Garden Society) + Take Stock In Children Feature , KWBG (Key West Business Guild) "Pride Follies" and Other Upcoming Events.
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
October 19, 2020 ; going out to 7800 Weekly.
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.
Films to screen at outdoor venues with socially-distant seating program to focus on stories of Women, LGBTQ+, Music & Arts
The Key West Film Festival (KWFF) revealed its plans for the 9th annual festival, set for November 18-22, 2020. Building off the mantra of “Passion Meets Paradise,” the festival will be embracing its tropical paradise setting by moving all screenings to outdoor venues across the island. Each venue will feature socially-distant seating and masks will be required throughout all screenings. Full COVID-19 policies will be released in the upcoming weeks.
This year’s festival will have a spotlight on films by and about women, LGBTQ cinema, and movies about music and the arts! As always, outstanding work from Florida filmmakers will be presented, as well as critically-acclaimed shorts and features from around the world. Films showcased in the last five years of KWFF have amassed more than SIXTY-FIVE Academy Award nominations.
The 6th annual Critics Panel is back once again, as is the Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design, amidst an exciting and engaging weekend of cinema and socially-distanced events in Key West. Venues will span throughout The Key West Historic District (Old Town), and for the first time in KWFF history, extend to beautiful Stock Island to make the festival even more inclusive of the Key West metro area. The festival will also be complementing its live, in-person screenings with virtual programming audiences can enjoy from their homes.
Brooke Christian, Founder and Executive Director of the Key West Film Festival, notes “The staff of the 2020 Key West Film Festival is committed to helping provide the community with joy and inspiration during an incredibly tough year. We will use beautiful venues and stringent safety protocols to offer a smaller program using outdoor and streaming options. With many fewer films produced this year, we will still exact the highest standards of excellence for the festival.”
“Art builds community,” says Florida Keys Council of the Arts Executive Director Liz Young,” and I am a huge fan of what the Key West Film Festival brings to our island community. I especially love that this year the festival will be utilizing our beautiful outdoor venues so we can continue to experience the cutting-edge films the festival brings to the island, many of which go on to win major awards, including Oscars. We are so fortunate to experience great filmmaking, talk backs with industry professionals, while showing off all that Key West has to offer.” FOR ADDITIONAL INFO AND PHOTOS GO TO THEIR ADDITIONAL FEATURE FURTHER DOWN ; as well as WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM ALSO THERE IS a 2:52 Minute Trailer for the Movie : Gimme Shelter in Part 2 of the Key West Film Fest Feature in this Issue
Class 28 of the Key West Ambassadors Academy wrapped up today with an outstanding Round Table session with the City Commission. We want to thank all of you for participating... and for sticking with us, despite missed sessions. As City Manager Jim Scholl pointed out today, yours was the first class in all these years to have been interrupted by a hurricane. May you also be the last!
MORE FROM ALYSON CREAN AND THE CITY OF KEY WEST IN THEIR USUAL WEEKLY AREAS, Inc. Alyson Crean Celebrating 12 Years with the City.
BELOW IS MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON's Oct. 8 Weekly Video Link. As of this Publish Date of 11am Sat. 10/17 No New Updated Video; Please check the Mayor's Facebook Page.
Over the past several months, MARC clients have had to take extra safety precautions and self-isolate to protect their health. During that difficult time, many have found art-making to be a perfect outlet. This collection of paintings and sculptures by MARC clients shows the highs, lows and in-between felt by this community during a most unusual time.
Part 3 "49 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS (VOL 40) from POPULAR YOU TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER "PERFECT LIFE". After this section.. Part 4 of the "49 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS (VOL 40) will be in the Oct. 26th. Issue
Our good friend Carol Tedesco writes "Hello friends - please share! Back in May, Roberta DePiero approached me about collaborating on a photo-book commemorating the Key West COVID-19 Spring of 2020. She'd noticed that I and a number of other photographers had been out shooting during what is surely one of the most unique and surreal times in our local history - the "COVID-19 Spring," which we defined as running from March 1, when Florida's first COVID-19 cases were announced, to June 1, the day after the upper Keys checkpoint was dismantled. Seeded with a $1000 grant from the Awesome Foundation Key West and additional donations from individuals and business to help cover the printing expense, this soon-to-be released, beautiful, 352 page, numbered/LIMITED EDITION book - produced as a fundraiser for Sister Season Fund - showcases some 350 images of our island home as experienced by more than 25 photographers. Order now at www.keywestauthors.com. Special pre-printing price $49; price as of November 1 will be $74.99.
*Everyone involved in the creation of this book has donated their time and/or talents so that all proceeds can benefit Sister Season Fund and their crucial COVID-19 relief efforts on behalf of those in tourist-rated industries."
PLEASE GO TO TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE FOR CANDIDATE INFO...Also if you click the October 12th. Issue Link you'll see the larger Feature I've been running with much additional information about the Candidates and Panelists
ENTIRE TWO EVENTS VIDEOS URL VIDEO LINKS OF THE THIS PAST 9/21 2020 CANDIDATES Q & A ; SIMPLY CLICK THIS GREEN LINK ; Then 10/5 CLICK THIS BLUE LINK
HERE IS THE URL VIDEO LINK TO THE ENTIRE OCT. 5 HOMETOWN KEY WEST Q & A
The history books tend to leave out a lot of pictures. Particularly ones like what we're about to show you in this gallery. They capture moments with some of the most iconic faces in history. Here are the rare pictures you won't find in any history book.
Written by Kennita Leon Rose
Kennita's funky style of writing has only blossomed since she discovered her passion for reading. In her downtime, she loves chillaxing with her friends and letting loose. This grown-up flower child, who hails from the Caribbean, can definitely hang with us any time.
Colonel (Harland) Sanders in Louisville Kentucky, 1977
Sporting his iconic white suit, black String Bow Tie, platinum hair, and warm smile, Colonel Sanders happily poses in Kentucky with two of his fans in 1977. Like many others, these two probably loved Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Vin Diesel in high school, 1985
Vin Diesel completed high school but dropped out of college to pursue his acting career. He is still in the acting field as he is also a producer, director and screen writer. His most successful films have been The Fast and Furious film franchise.
(Above in Lead Tease Photos)
Mohammad Ali, 1954
Mohammad was introduced to Boxing in his pre-teens because his bike was stolen and he wanted to learn how to fight in the event that he caught the person. He always spent time reading the Bible while other young boys chased after girls and did things their age. After a successful career in boxing, Ali retired, and later died after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome.
Arnold Schwarzenegger walking through Munich to promote his own gym, 1969.
He also walked away with the prize of Mr. Universe in that same year. He also has a very successful acting career, a political career and is also a businessman.
Annie Easley, NASA Computer Scientist and Mathematician, 1955
At a time when racial segregation was still rampant, Anne Easley beat the odds and became a computer engineer and mathematician at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), later known as NASA. Out of the 2,500 employees at the time, she was only one of four African Americans.
George Clooney in a promo shoot for The Facts of Life-1979
We Continue with Part 2 "Rare Photos You'll Never Find in History Books" from WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM Up Shortly in This Issue
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
Building off its recently announced programming theme of films about music, the Key West Film Festival revealed today its opening night film on Wednesday, November 18 will be Albert Maysles' “GIMME SHELTER,” on the 50th Anniversary of the release of the seminal film about The Rolling Stones.
For the first time in its nine-year history, the festival‘s opening night film will be screened outdoors at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. The screening will be preceded by a performance from Key West-based performing artist Nick Norman.
The Amphitheater will be operating at 25% capacity to allow for ample room for social distancing.
A Key West resident since 2005, songwriter Nick Norman recently inked a publishing deal with Fourward Music and Lee Brice's new publishing company Cock Crows Publishing. A show-stopping vocalist and sharp songwriter, Nick Norman brings humor, heart, southern storytelling, and soulful swagger to the country genre.
NICK NORMAN Photo Directly above. The October 26th. Issue will have much additional Information. Once again go to their Website WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM FOR MUCH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ALSO CLICK THIS RED TRAILER LINK for the 2:51 Trailer for "Gimme Shelter Movie"
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.
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.
$49.00: Advance orders/pre-printing price, now through Oct 31. Only 15 days left to order at this price.
$74.99: As of November 1, official print release.
Books to arrive soon after November 1 with pick up locations to be announced. Shipping available.
There will be one limited edition run, print only, no digital sales.
Contributing photographers: Liz Acar, Peter Arnow, Susan Bailey, Michael Blades, Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Joe & Ozlem Berg, Larry Blackburn, Kyle Campbell, Jeffrey Cardenas, Alyson Crean, Roberta DePiero, Ralph DePalma, Heather D. Dow, Todd Andrew Feit, Tony Gregory, C.J. Groth, Jay W. Hall, Mark Hedden, Martha Hubbard, Bill Klipp, Linda Klipp, Corey Malcom, Andy Newman, Rob O'Neal, Steve Panariello, Carol Tedesco, Sharon Wells.
Anyone wishing to place advance orders, please contact Roberta DePiero at email@example.com.
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
Love these witches hats. And looks like this rigged with lights on the top too.
The Coast Guard cutter is coming back in. Key West Harbor.
A peek through the window to the royal poinciana in bloom. Not sure why it is blooming so late in the year, but it is gorgeous.
Coast guard base.
Wow, a Waterfront Playhouse poster for upcoming radio broadcasts! It was so strange to see a poster like this so common during season...
The gecko and Truman Waterfront....
Hi back! Please don't fall off while putting the tent up!
This house is getting so overgrown but all native plants. The hurricane shutters are up so I hope the owners come back soon to claim their yard again!
I couldn't get my head in the hole with my helmut on !
The history books tend to leave out a lot of pictures. Particularly ones like what we're about to show you in this gallery. They capture moments with some of the most iconic faces in history. Here are the rare pictures you won't find in any history book.
Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jack Nicholson on the set of The Witches of Eastwick in 1987
Four familiar Hollywood faces collaborated to produce the critically acclaimed move, The Witches of Eastwick in 1987. Each actor’s performance created a film that was humorous and ridiculous, but well-received.
David Bowie on the set of The Man Who Fell To Earth, 1976
Die-hard David Bowie fans are bound to remember his performance in The Man Who Fell To Earth. The highly acclaimed movie is best known for Bowie’s performance and the stunning imagery. Here, Bowie sits with the crew, accessorized with a trench coat and fedora hat.
J.F.K. and his daughter enjoy a meal
Propped on a foot stool, a young Kennedy looks up at her father as they engage in a very important conversation over a meal. Perhaps one day, she hopes to hold a fork just like her daddy did.
Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro on the set of Taxi Driver, 1976
This story of a vigilante taxi driver was a critical and commercial success. DeNiro played the vigilante protagonist, while Foster (who was 12 years old at the time) played a teenage prostitute.
Marilyn Monroe with a sprained ankle on crutches, 1953
Even on her worst days, Marilyn Monroe still managed to look flawless. Though she seems a bit grouchy in this photo (understandably), her poise, style, and sex-appeal still shines through
Sean Connery plus kitty on the set of Dr. No in 1962
Here, Sean Connery takes a break from the action and gun-play that is synonymous with the James Bond character. He shows his softer side by playing with the paws of this sleepy kitten
The October 19th Issue will have Many Additional Photos of "RARE PHOTOS YOU'LL NOT FIND IN BOOKS from WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM
Key West residents can now purchase their new annual residential parking permit for Old Town. The new stickers will help ensure marked residential parking spaces are reserved for residents.
The permits cost $20 a year. They are available at the Monroe County Tax Assessor’s office at the Harvey Government Center. Applicants will need to show proof of residency in Key West as well as a driver’s license and vehicle registration in order to obtain the residential parking permit.
A fifth sculpture was being installed today at the Duval Pocket Park at the south end of Duval St. Adam Russell’s Red Column is on loan as part of the City of Key West Art in Public Places program. Please note that the photo was taken prior to installation.
Last week, four pieces of art were installed, and one more remains to fill out the Art in Public Places plan. Commissioner Clayton Lopez and Monroe County Council of the Arts Director Liz Young were on hand for the installation.
The other works in place are by artists Bill Lorraine, Tim Marshall Trish Pleasant, and Paula Effio.
In the photo: Monroe County Council of the Arts Director Liz Young, McKendry Builders’ George Lyons, who helped with the pad installation, artist Adam Russell and his wife Kelly Lever and City Commissioner Clayton Lopez.
Thank You Kevin and Staff for Providing US with an awesome Group; Now more then ever providing GREAT Info to the Entire Population. Your Chamber Like Org. is Amazing Providing Great Mixers and Luncheons and Support.
Next luncheon will be held right after the election Wednesday, 11/4. The mixer will be held on November 18th at Four Marlins restaurant @The Reach(will also serve as a “toy drive”, but will be requesting gift cards this year instead).
EDITOR'S NOTE : As Most of my readers know the KWBG has an extremely large following /Support and Membership from the "Straight" Communities and not just an exclusive GAY Membership; and is Extremely Receptive in welcoming ALL to their events REGARDLESS of being a Member or Sexual Preference....Just one of the many attributes that KWBG has over other like Organizations. Lastly by Joining the KWBG your Business (if it's not a Personal Membership) gets placed EVERY WEEK in their Extremely Informative Weekly E-Mail Campaigns. So your Yearly Dues Pays for itself ONLY AFTER ONE WEEK. Ed Krane
ALSO EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY THE KWBG will send out a Very Informative E-Mail Campaign telling us about things happening in town; as well as Advertising Materials from the Members (FREE) These E-Mail Campaigns will also tell us about Many Events & Specials in the Clubs and Restaurants.
Sean and Jill send regards and tell us that us that the Market is going strong and will be open atleast util the end of the year and probably beyond.
Truman Waterfront Farmers Market
The Truman Waterfront Farmers Market continues to operate on Thursdays from 3 pm to sunset through December which has brought overwhelmingly positive support from the community. The Market typically includes cheese, produce, fruit, baked goods, coffee, plants and fresh seafood along with international cuisine available for take-away. Arts, crafts and general merchandise round out the offerings. Additional picnic-style food options, occasional acoustic musicians and a beer and wine stand to encourage the community to shop the market, get dinner and enjoy the sunset views from the Truman Waterfront Park. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted with ample space to social distance. Stringent safety protocols, including mandatory masks, remain in place to protect vendors and visitors alike.
THE TOURIST COUNCIL OF THE FLORIDA KEYS : EVERY MONTH THEY PRODUCE THE ON-LINE "THE KEYS TRAVELER" Filled with very informative Features. They have an Extensive Website filled with Feature Articles, Photographs, & Videos. Their website gets updated evey month.
The October "Keys Traveler" IS OUT NOW. As we always do; we feature that in my first Issue of the Month (and Keep the Feature in ALL Month) ; along with additional Features that the TDC Added IN OCTOBER. BUT DUE TO TIME AND SPACE CONSTRAINTS I need to push back to the Oct. 12 Issue our Material from the TDC; OF COURSE You can go to their Website (after reading the rest of our Magazine) TO SEE THEIR OCTOBER MATERIAL
FLORIDA KEYS OPENNSTATE PARKS WITH WIDE OPEN SPACES ALSO IN THE SAME ARTICE : TDC FLORIDA KEYS COVID-19 GUIDLINES (MASKS REQUIRED , SOCIAL DISTANCING, & WASH HANDS)
In the Next Few Issues Our Photographic Exhibitions of Beautiful Places Around the World Features : Yosemite National Park, Flores Island, Grand Tetons National Park Wyoming, Kyoto Japan (Ninomaru Gardens),& Coastline at Palamos Spain
Great Features, Photos of the Day, Hundreds of Photo Galleries, and Extensive Special Events Sections.
Of course go his site to see this Entertaining and Very Informative Website
Every Week Johnny White Covers Event and inserts about 12-40 Photos from each event in His On-Line Magazine; and Johnny Shares some with us. Of course just like ALL of Us in the Media and Event Attendees; Our Activities are Limited. So Johnny has Provided Us with Many Photos from Past Features He has Done in His On-Line Magazine WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST
DUE TO SPACE AND TIME CONSTRAINTS ; WE'LL HAVE MORE PHOTOS FROM MILE ZERO NEXT WEEK
Took a bike cruise around the island today with our house guests on Llyod’s off beat Tropical Bike Tour. A laid back combination of Key West history, less known landmarks, strange stories along with periodic stops to check out some of our exotic plants and trees and to taste of of our wild fruits: Canistel (Egg Fruit), Avacados, prickly pear, sour orange, coconuts, Spanish limes, Key Limes. A fun 2 hours
Sunset Series at the Amp w/ Coconut Victrola!
Who are these bandits with cameras? Of Coures ; A Rare in FRONT OF THE CAMERA for Bill Klipp and Ralp DePalma
ANNA SWEET EXHIBITION NOW AT EFFUSION ART GALLERY KW If you go to the July 27th Issue ; you'll see the Two Section Feature on Anna Sweet https://conta.cc/2ZZDMEE
Effusion Gallery is happy to offer two unique collections from artist Anna Sweet.
Anna's 'Babes' collection feature underwater photographs that reveal the sensuality and elegance of women throughout the most exotic waters of the world. All pieces are limited edition, available in multiple sizes and are enhanced with mineral and resin elements.
Inspired by real life beaches, her 'Waves' collection feature several mediums that come together creating an almost photorealistic view of the sea from above. Each piece is made by hand, customizable and one of a kind. Go to the August 3rd Issue to see the Entire Extensive Feature on Anna Sweet at Effusion https://conta.cc/3gyhuj0
As my regular readers know I try when possible to acknowledge Christopher Elwell for the amazing work he does with many non profits here in the Keys for Decades. He truly is one of the GREAT people in the Keys in our Lifetime. He Donates Hundreds of Thousands of $ and much of his time to the LEGITIMATE Non-Profit Organizations.. Christopher Posts on His Facebook Pages that his stores have Opened. Thanks Christopher; We are so Grateful to You, Royal, and Your Royal Furniture Stores. Important Note in this October 19th. Issue..if you go to the Royal and Christopher Elwell Facebook Pages you will see some Inventory Sales; of course go in person to their Retail Units as Well.
WWW.PLAYINGFORCHANGE.COM : ALL of the Tunes are MUST LISTEN TO. Go to their Website for the Complete Listing. THESE MUSIC VIDEOS WILL HAVE BETWEEN 10-30 DIFFERENT MUSICIANS PLAYING THE SAME TUNE; AND THROUGH BRILLAINT EDITING A COMPLETE MUSIC VIDEO IS PRESENTED THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY
AS OF 10/11 I HAVE NOT BE SENT ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT UPDATED ON-LINE LOCAL CONCERTS AND WATCH PARTIES; IN CASE I DON'T UPDATE HERE BY MY DEADLINE ; HERE IS MASTRA SEBRINA ALFONSO's FACEBOOK Page TO SEE IF ANY ADDITIONAL EVENTS ARE ADDED FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEK https://www.facebook.com/sebrina.alfonso
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About South Florida Symphony Orchestra
South Florida Symphony Orchestra, founded by Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso 23 years ago, provides exciting and enriching cultural experiences through Masterworks concerts with internationally renowned guest solists in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Key West. Guided by the belief that music is pivotal to community engagement, SFSO also brings vibrancy and strengthens public commitment to the arts through its transformative outreach and educational programming, including Symphony in the Schools for culturally underserved students.
After impressive career successes, Maestra Alfonso returned “home” to Key West, Florida, in 1997 to make a dream come true: bringing orchestral music, with all its associated educational and cultural benefits, to the southernmost island in the continental United States. In late 1998, with huge community support, the Key West Symphony made its debut. Subsequently renamed, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) is the only professional orchestra that performs full seasons in Key West, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Award-winning Maestra Alfonso has established herself as a dynamic musical force. She is one of the few female conductors in the world. Her creativity has established SFSO as a leader in innovative collaborations, which are evolving the classical music art form and attracting new audiences.
We are so excited to announce that the libraries are offering curbside pickup. It's a work in progress so we'll be in touch if anything changes. Thanks! For immediate release :
Library Curbside Pickup
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering curbside pickup of library materials Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. To reserve library items, visit www.keyslibraries.org to search our catalog and our online electronic resources. To make an appointment for pickup, or for more information, give us a call at 305-292-3595.
Allison Rich, . Library Technician. Monroe County Public Library
Our Good friend Author Rodney Ross gives us some great extensive info on how Fantasy Fest will in fact survive (Some Adjustments Made to Carry On in 2020) Rodney can be reached day and night 305-304-5994. Their Store front Location ( where they do Testing) 1434 Kennedy Dr. 305-296-6196.. THIS LONGER FEATURE FROM RODNEY CAN BE FOUND IN THE AUGUST 3RD ISSUE https://conta.cc/3gyhuj0
Rodney's Feature starts with this Paragraph : "The cancellation of the 2020 Fantasy Fest has only empowered the fundraising of AH of Monroe County, Inc., which has announced a special ‘Community Wins’ initiative to replace the annual Royal King & Queen Campaign". MORE IN THE FEATURE Hit the 8/3 Issue Link and go this Area.
WOW CHECK THIS OUT : A chance to see the hit plays you may have missed when they had their stellar runs over the last 8 years. Proceeds support the actors and crew of each play. A great way to see some terrific theater AND support our local artists! Visit theatrexp.org for more info and access.
I have been featuring ALL of the MANY Artists that Hang Year Round at Nance's Gallery for the Past Few Months.
Look at the EXTENT that Nance Frank is Insuring that her CONTROLLED AND SAFE OPENING WILL BE
Yes, we are open to 4 people at a time, then cleansing the gallery. Also open by appointment/locked doors for clients who make a reservation of 45 minutes. We also deliver on approval. They look at the website, we bring the art to their home and the next day we come back and charge them or take the art back to the gallery and clean it. We have repainted the gallery, ionize it nighty and disinfect the doors after each customer.
CHUCK HURLEY IS THE WINNER OF THE PETER VEY PAINTING AND Many Raffle Donations were raised to help FRANKIE ENDECO
IMPORTANT NOTE AT THE VERY END OF THIS PART 1 IS A CONSTANT CONTACT PART 2 URL LINK That Contains the WEEKLY CRISIS INFOMATION CENTER Section. ALSO in Pt. 2 : I have an Extensive Section of Photos on the Art Galleries along with the Names/Addresses & Websites/FB URLs of the Galleries, Museums, & a Few Other Arts & Entertainment Environments.. Then I have a Very Extensive Listing (with Website Links-Ph. #s, & FB Urls) of other Organizations that I've Featured in the Past 8 Years. These Two EXTENSIVE FEATURES ALONG WITH THE CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER ARE IN PART 2 ; and simply click the PART 2 LINK at the very end of this Part 1. The Part 2 LINK will ALWAYS BE at the END of Every New Part 1 ISSUE.
The Oct. 12 Issue had a Feature on the First 12 Years Alyson Crean has been at the City. Alyson Writes "I joined this amazing crew! I'm so proud to represent this city and this police department. Thank you for the opportunity to do so! Through hurricanes, illness and this pandemic, I have never lost my enthusiasm for this career. I love this island!" ( The Feature had a few of the past Photos that Alyson Appeared In; Go to the Oct. 12 Issue Link to See photos https://conta.cc/3iRMzyB
Beginning October 1st, all City Commission, board, and committee meetings will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 1300 White Street. For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March, meetings will be held in person rather than virtually.
“As we move forward as a community to resume a responsible level of normalcy in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Mayor Teri Johnston, “the City Commission and staff will be hosting our first in-person Commission meeting. Please bear with us as we work through our protective measures to keep our residents, staff and Commissioners healthy as we resume our City Commission schedule.”
That first in-person commission meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on October 6th.
The chambers will be arranged to allow for social distancing, and masks will be required of those in attendance.
The City will continue to provide the opportunity to participate via Zoom for those who do not want to attend in person. The instructions for zoom participation will be available at the top of the agenda, which will be published shortly on the City’s website at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov UPDATED INFO FROM ALYSON CREAN ON OCT 2ND. about the Oct. 6th Meeting below
On Tuesday, October 20th at 5 p.m. the Key West City Commission will meet in person for the Second Time time since March.
The chambers have been outfitted to ensure safe social distancing. Seating has been spread out, and capacity of the chambers reduced. Plexiglass panels have been installed between the seats on the dais ensuring that the commissioners and staff are protected.
Citizens who want to come to the meeting will have their temperatures taken at the door. Separate entrances and exits will be clearly marked. And anyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask at all times.
For those who prefer to participate virtually, there are several options: live streaming on the City’s website, Comcast Channel 77, and Zoom. In addition, there will be an outdoor viewing area just outside the chambers.
To request to speak during the virtual meeting, please sign up to speak through eComments prior to the start of the meeting to be placed on a list. The eComments can be found on the City’s website under “agendas and minutes” at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov. The last four digits of the phone number you call in on will need to be provided in your eComment, this will be used to identify you as the speaker. Please dial *9 when your item comes up on the agenda.
You will need to follow the instructions on listening to the meeting via phone, when your name is called, you will be unmuted and you will have 3 minutes to speak. The average number of words for a three-minute speech is between 300 and 350 words.
City of Key West Announces Parks and Recreation New Board Member
Mayor Teri Johnston is pleased to appoint Ms. Lakay Barnett to the Parks and Recs Board for the City of Key West. Ms. Barnett is a multi-generational Conch and active member of the Key West Community. As a former president of the American Legion, member of the Lions Club, cheer coach and board member for the Key West Little League football program, Ms. Barnett is passionate about community parks and recreational space for children.
More from the City of Key West, Monroe Co, KWPD, MCSO ,OCI, SOS & Many other important material in the CRISIS INFORMATION SECTION IN PART 2
THE LATEST CITY OF KEY WEST 30 SECOND VIDEO ABOUT WEARING MASKS; VERY ENTERTAINING
ALSO MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT their other Mask Video "Mask Up Key West" in the Crisis Information Center.
Ms. Lakay Barnett is Appointed to the Parks and Recreation Board for The City of Key West (Pic Below) PLUS ; here is one of the few Videos that the City has made to help insure that everyone wears Masks
NEIL CHAMBERLAIN OWNER PUBLISHER / EDITOR OF "Q-MAGAZINE" sends regards and tells us "Q Magazine misses you all but wants you to know that we are all OK and we hope that you are as well. We will greet you with open arms when it's safe for us to open up. In the mean time, feel free to view our magazine online at www.qkeywest.comNeil@Qkeywest.com 305-396-8227
KEY WEST Q PRINTINGWe offer a full range of printing services. Please check out our website at www.qprintingkw.comWe have other items not listed on our website. If you don't see what you're looking for, call us at 305-396-8227 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message from Michael Nelson and Allison Rich at the KW Public Library
Online Book Club Fridays!! Our main focus is on New Adult Literature. "New Adult" literature are books that are Young Adult books with slightly more mature themes and content or Adult books that can be enjoyed by teens. It's great for YA readers and non-YA readers alike to explore the genre and discuss them online.
And what's this? A link to all of our selections so far for the New Adult Book Club? Say whaaaaatttt?!?!?!?
Read a book, and then pop into the event discussion on Fridays and give us your thoughts! It's ok if you've just started it or have finished your third! We want to hear from you. Let's talk about books! :)
One of the Popular Groovy History Editors Lyra Radford
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".
ONE OF THE POPULAR GROOVY HISTORY EDITORS JACOB SHELTON
Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.
Rebeka Knott(3rd Photo Down)is another one of their Frquent Writers
Writer of this Feature and many other GROOVY HISTORY Features
Rebeka grew up in the 1960’s & 1970’s and has always subscribed to the theory that a positive attitude will take you far! She is a wife and mother of 3 with a fun-loving spirit, believing that family and relationships are invaluable.
Karen Harris (4th Photo Down) is Another Frequent Writer /Editor and her work can be seen in this issue with "UNBELIEVABLE VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENTS"
Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.
Key West Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
5210 College Road, Key West, Florida 33040, (305) 296-1504
Face masks are required and social distancing protocol will be strictly followed. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden. Photo of Jamaican Caper by Audrey Thompson
KEY WEST, Florida Keys – The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs, vegetables and vines for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 17, 2020. 161 species of plants are available with an inventory totaling more than 2,100 plants that attract birds and butterflies in 1 gallon to 10 gallon pots. Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount. The Garden is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and all proceeds directly benefit the Garden’s conservation program.
Face masks are required and social distancing protocol will be strictly followed. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.
From Lucy Carleton Key West Dance "Regrads to ALL. Our New Location is at 804 White Street in the CoffeeMill Dance Annex. At the moment our Salsa Classes are at Capacity due to the Social Distancing. I Will Leave word with Ed and the Other Social Medias when I will take more attendees into the Class. I'll also let him know about any additional classes. Have a Great Rest of Your Summer." Lucy
MONROE, FL – The Florida Association of Counties’ Institute for County Government presented Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following her completion of a comprehensive study program after becoming a Certified County Commissioner. The designation included a series of seminars and coursework that focuses on leadership with an emphasis on the future of Florida. Coldiron was tasked with preparing for the future by asserting skillful leadership in times of daunting challenges and rapid change.
“The amount of knowledge exchanged in both the Certified County Commissioners and the Advanced programs are immeasurable,” Coldiron said. “I’ve had the opportunity to make numerous connections with commissioners across the state, which will only benefit the well-being of our county.”
The Florida Association of Counties represents the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that government closest to the people governs best – through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
“Through this program, veteran commissioners from across Florida are able to work collaboratively on the state’s most pressing challenges,” said Eric Poole, the institute’s executive director. “Those who choose to participate are further prepared to meet the unique demands of a public servant.”
Pictured: Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron receives her Advanced County Commissioner designation following seminars and coursework from the Florida Association of Counties’ Institute for County Government.
Naja and Arnaud and their entire staff does a GREAT COMPREHENSIVE job in their covering Monroe County with Articles/Photographs/& Videos that you can always enjoy (everyday Just like KonkLife and The Weekly) Log on to see the Latest News. Many of the Blue Paper Links can be found in the "CRISIS INFORMATION " section in PART 2 ; SIMPLY CLICK THE LINK at the bottom of this magazine to take you to my PART 2. Arnaud Girard has an amazing selection of Cartoons he has Drawn over the Years. Here is the Link to their Cartoon Section in their Newspaper https://thebluepaper.com/cartoons/
The Editor of the Key West The Weekly Mandy Miles; along with Britt Myers and Jason Koler (Owner & Publisher) ALL send regards. I asked them to send me Information; so our readers can continue to expand the information Resources they receive ; from the Daily Sources Including WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM and WWW.KONKLIFE.COM
Free music education school Bahama Village Music Program seeks Executive Director
Bahama Village Music Program, the Florida Keys’ only free and comprehensive music school serving more than 200 students, bids adieu to Executive Director Kätchen Duncan as she steps back after 15 years of leadership to focus on the arrival of her child, due in December. Duncan will return after maternity leave to continue teaching but will not resume the Executive Directorship for the non-profit organization. A search is underway within the Key West community.
The BVMP Executive Director responsibilities and activities are broad and considerable and affect both the long-term and daily program activities. The viability of the program relies on the participation and interaction of the Executive Director with student teachers, professional instructors, the Board of Directors, and the community that the program serves.
“The position requires a forward-thinker ready to step into all that entails running a non-profit organization and really embracing their role as ambassador of our organization, says Duncan. “It’s because of our relationships with this amazing community and our many supporters that we have been able to continue doing what we do, year after year, while growing to serve more children through the gift of free music education.”
Throughout the program’s two decades, the Bahama Village Music Program has offered over 20,000 free lessons taught by more than a dozen student teachers, professional instructors, and dedicated volunteers to over 2,000 children who could not otherwise afford it. Outreach programs include Keys Kids Junior, House of Pan Steel Pan Band at Horace O’Bryant School, Dance Key West dance lessons, a Junkanoo music program, free summer camps for 25 children with the most need, and annual full-tuition scholarships & grants to student teachers to attend the Berklee College of Music’s “Aspire,” a five-week music performance intensive.
Interested applicants should be passionate about and dedicated to the program’s mission of music for every child while being capable of general oversight, management, fundraising, and outreach while managing various multi-task challenges. The position is supported by long-serving staff and dedicated student and professional instructors.
“BVMP and our mission of music for every child is so important to me and our incredible staff,” says Duncan. “We hope the right person is ready to help us keep the music playing for 20 more years!”
Interested applicants should email a resume to email@example.com. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. Celebrating 20 years of free music education. It takes a village. ###
World Reknowned for their Complimentary Sunday Afternoon of Extremely Talented Ensembles that could play in large Jazz Clubs in any Primary Market
WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661. Per Jim here is the Latest The Resort is Open ; and Bobby Green Plays in the Cabaret on Sat and Sunday 5-7pm. Jim also tells me that Bobby Plays the Organ on Sundays at Basilica of Saint Mary of the Sea
Cabaret Weekends Bobby Green at the piano (Sat & Sun.), 5 – 7pm!
FRIDAY cabaret at the Wine Bar . Featuring the Classic Guitar of Mateo
(20% off bottle purchases in d’vine Wine Gallery)
Now you can enjoy a StayCation @ The Gardens Hotel!
Roberta, Peter , & Reef Send regards and Roberta gives this Update. ALL Information about our Playbills will be Immediately Updated when additional Information from the Organizations and Venues become Available; and wishes everyone to be Safe.
CLICK THEIR WEBSITE ABOVE for On-Line Classes, Exhibitions Past & Present, Resident Artists Past and Present, & ALL other Interesting Information
SECOND ROUND OF "BETWEEN TWO PLAMS"
The October Series
DORIE GREENSPAN in conversation with Richard Ericson (Oct 7)
TOM KITT in conversation with Jeff Johnson (Oct 14)
STEPHANIE BLYTHE in conversation with JACK O’BRIEN (OCT 21)
DAWN FRENCH in conversation with Richard Ericson – (Oct 28)
Wednesdays evenings, 6pm. Talks last approx. 1 hour.
All 4 talks: $60, $50 mbrs.
PAINT OUTSIDE WITH RICK!
at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies, 529 Eaton Street
Monday and Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12:30pm
This season, in order to allow for safe distancing, Painting Boot Camp will be outdoors in our covered courtyard, and limited to 8 students. Have fun, learn essential skills, paint along, step-by-step, creating your own masterpiece. Walk away with a brand-new painting each week. All levels, materials included.
Is it racism that precipitated the tragedy in West Side Story and not just miscommunication as in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet? How does the marginalization of outsiders keep repeating itself in the story of America?
Have you ever wanted to create art with food from your refrigerator? Now you can! Miss Bria leads young students through a printmaking lesson using healthy foods to stamp and print your own greeting cards.
Create a framed self-portrait using some of your favorite household items! Miss Bria will guide students through the development of a self-portrait, along with a unique frame on which to mount it.
DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT NOVEMBER CLASSES WILL BE IN THE OCT. 26TH. ISSUE; OF COURSE WHY WAIT ; CLICK THE "VIEW IN BROWSER" TO BE TAKEN TO THEIR MOST RECENT E-MAIL CAMPAIGN (OCT 16) OR GO TO THEIR WEBSITE WWW.TSKW.ORG
A SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH MARCO CALVANI
Students will meet via Zoom Thursdays October 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-6pm. Registration: $125/$100 mbrs. Limit 12 students
EXPRESSIVE WRITING: LET LOOSE! WITH B. LUCY STEVENS
Students will meet on the patio at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton Street
Wednesdays October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 4-6pm. egistration: $120/$90 mbrs.Limit 8 students
Current Exhibition at TSKW October 1-29 "MARC IN TIME OF COVIDE" in the Sanger Gallery ( Hopefully you saw Part 1 of Our Coverage of this New Exhibition in this Issue.)
I believe they are OPEN and selling Homemade Pasta Sauces and their Usual Gourmet Food..Here is a FB Shout out from Heather and Michael : "Homemade Pasta & Sauces; located in the heart of old town Key West; abundant servings and low prices; seafood; Excellent Wine and Beer offerings; winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence"
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101 WWW.DELL.COM . Also a Shout out to
Dengue can present as a severe flu-like illness with severe muscle aches and pain, fever and sometimes a rash. Usually, there are no respiratory symptoms. Symptoms of Dengue will appear within 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Dengue fever is not contagious but is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
The emergence of these Dengue cases reinforces the importance for the public to prevent insect bites and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. These measures include intact windows and screens and the use of air conditioning, keeping the area around your residence free from containers that collect water, wearing protective clothing and the appropriate use of insect repellents.