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Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends November 9, 2020


NOVEMBER 9, 2020

We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent a Few Features in this Issue). Above : Our Weekly Photographic Journey Around the World Takes us this week to the NGC 5468 Spiral Galaxy in the Virgo Constellation Pt. 1 of 2. Below This Week in the November 9, 2020 Issue : Pt. 2 of 8 "Classic Cars from Jay Leno's Garage, Effusion Art Gallery & Curator Brandie Sager Premier Party / Exhibition for Kristyn Lamoia on 11/13 6-8p, Pt. 2 of 2 "The Smallest Parade in the Universe" Featuring Beth Moyes, Kathy Gilmour, Pony Charvet and Photographs from a 2019 WWW.FANTASYFEST.COM Video, (KWFF) The 2020 Key West Film Festival : WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov. 18-22 (Will be using OUTDOOR VENUES To Show ALL Films) + The KWFF Staff and VIP Guest Participants will be EXTREMELY CAREFUL with SOCIAL DISTANCING : ( for the NEXT 2 Issues) there will be 4 Sections on KWFF, Also in this Issue : The KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden's NATIVE PLANT SALE Sat. 11/21 9a-Noon, Our Weekly Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp's Photographic Journeys Across the Nation, BVMPKW (BAHAMA VILLAGE MUSIC PROGRAM KEY WEST HAS AN ART AUCTION 11/8 "HeART Strings : Below is Ben Harrison's and Marlene Koenig's Entries ( sure to Obtain Lots of $ to help those in Need), More then ever is WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM Sooooooo Useful during the Pamdemic with Hundreds of Titles to choose from. + The College of the Florida Keys ( Formerly FKCC) Weekly Features, + Waterfront Playhouse has Auditions for "Matilda" Sun. 11/15. + Gwen Fiolsa from The Miami Herald tell us about The City of KW Special Emergency Meeting Nov. 10 at 10am
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this November 9th.. 2020 Issue : A Groovy History Feature : Pt. 3 of Probably 6 from Popular Editor Lyra Redford of WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "Stunning Photographs from the Past Sure to Cause NOSTALGIA" (Below : on a Studio Back Stage Sidney Poitier-Tony Curtis-Sammy Davis Jr.-& Jack Lemon"), The City of Key West & Monroe County's weekly Features (Usually with Many Sections) Below : Tom & Becca Ahrensfeld Donate K9 "Jigsaw" A Trainned Police Dog + Alyson Crean also Tells Us about the 2020 Holiday Parade Float Submission + Kristen Livengood Updates Us on the Tropical Storm, The Tourist Development Council (TDC WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM) Last Week Published their On-Line November Keys Traveler & Many Updated and New Features on their website with Lots of Photos & Url links, Many Events-Exhibitions-Classes at TSKW ( The Studios of Key West) inc. Stephen Kitsakos New On-Line Play "SMITHTOWN" 11/14, Coffee Table Book Featuring 352 Photos from Many of the Key West Photographers "Isolated Island The Key West Covid-19 Spring of 2020", Our Weekly Photographic Journey around Key West from Roberta DePiero, Dr. John "Jack" Norris (The Voice of Reason & Pandemic Information) Giving us DAILY 3 to 10 Minute Imporatnt Videos: We have accumulated a very large collction in the past few months for your Review + Dr. Norris receives an Award. Also in this Issue : We Re-Visit a 2015 Feature we did on an Equaity Florida Event at The BottleCap ( AKA Now Blue Room) WWW.EQFL.ORG Nance Frank at her Gallery on Greene Opens a Few Exhibitions from Franklin Townsend Morgan-Andy Thurber-& Wayne Garcia-Peter Vey with Hundreds of Year Round Artists Hanging, Pt. 2 of 2 Photos from a 2019 Video that WWW.FANTASYFEST.COM Produced, Zazoo Fine Art & Classic Iconic Photographic Gallery Celebrates the Life and Death of the First Rolling Stone Magazine Photographer Baron Wolman (Below : Willie Nelson and Jimi Hendrix). ALSO WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG "Call to Artists" 2021 Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction (Held On-Line 2/4-2/17/2021) Submission Deadline 11/15/2020 + KWBG Welcomes New Members. Thanks for Reading ; Have an Outstanding Weekend / Week. Ed

TSKW On-Line Workshop "The Art of Womanhood in Ancient Greece" by Dr. Keely Heuer
TSKW Popular "PAINTING BOOT CAMP " with Rick Worth. Outdoor Workshop / Class

November 9, 2020, going out to 7802 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.
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. EDITOR'S NOTE : There was a recent article on Oct. 22 about Covid-19 Exposure CDC Updated Suggestions. If you go to the end of this Issue I have Inserted the Article.

Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417

Jason & Kate Kohler Owners of The Weekly WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM 305-743-0844
Guy DeBoer Sailor Extraordinaire and Owner & Editor of the Konk Publications WWW.KONKLIFE.COM 305-296-1630
WWW.AFSP.ORG/KEYWEST Suicide Prevention Information Key West "Out of the Darkness" Contact Commissioner Mayor Lou Hoover
BELOW IS MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON's Oct. 23rd Weekly Video Link.
AND MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON's Oct. 30 Weekly Video Link
Dr. John "Jack" Norris Receives an Honor from The Conch Nation
Further Down in Dr. Norris Weekly Section Additional Insightful / Informative Videos
Gwen Filosa from the Miami Herald Reports

Does Key West need a curfew?
From the city just now: The Key West City Commission will convene a virtual/hybrid special emergency meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. to consider a curfew that would run from midnight until 7 a.m.
The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 77 and AT&T Channel 99. To join the Zoom meeting go to
Meeting ID: 919 5381 5214
Passcode: 942829
EDITOR'S NOTE for BELOW ; This was Produced by the NOAA at 10am Sat. 11/7. Click Below for Updates
STEPHANIE LEONE RIVAS OF (OCI) ONE CLEAN ISLAND ; She has done amazing Interviews using questions that she and staff gathers ; as well as making it extremely easy for her readers to send in questions before the interviews.. Stephanie also Posts a Large Amount & Extremely Important Information on her / OCI Facebook Sites.
Just 3 of the Local Artists that Participate Every Year : Lucy Paige, Joanne Sloan, Silda Trevisan

The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for their 2021 Fine Art Auction. To observe social distancing, the auction will be held online, February 4 – 17.
The submission period for artwork opens October 8th and closes at midnight November 15th.  Applications are available and submitted online, with accompanying photo(s), at
Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 1, 2020. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether art submitted will be accepted for auction.
From February 4 – 17, 2021 The Studios of Key West will host a gallery show of accepted works available for up close and personal viewing. Bidding begins and ends on these dates as simultaneously these works will appear on the online McKee Fund auction site.
Up for bid will be original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more.
Each participating artist receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to other Keys artists for select projects
“We’ve always loved bringing artists and art collectors together for an evening of live-auction fun. Due to our commitment to current social responsibilities our 2021 auction is taking an exciting new turn... we're hosting our auction online! ” said Roberta DePiero, Auction Chairman.
The online auction offers extra benefits to artists and collectors alike. With the site live for two weeks, buyers have more time to consider their bids, and artists get additional exposure for their works.
 Plus, folks who can’t be in Key West in February still get a chance to see and buy wonderful local art,” adds DePiero.
The annual art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.
Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $317,000 since 1994.
For applications and more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund and its annual auction and artist grants, visit
HERE IS SOMETHING INTERESTING "MIRIAM B. GOOD WINNERS GIFT CARD SETS 5 for $10 with Blank Envelopes Click for more Info. (Contact Melissa at Stone Soup to Purchase (Mixed 5 avaialble as well) 305-296-2080 ; also in this link are various McKee awards recipients. Below Card Sets : Jon McIntosh, Sal Salinero, Michael Palmer, William Welch, & Jimm Sherrington ( Of course all 5 Artists are Annual McKee Fund Auction Art Contributors
"THE SMALLEST PARADE IN THE UNIVERSE" One of the Annual Fantasy Fest Events was done Via Live Streaming Last Week at TSKW. Annually Produced by Gordon Ross. This Year the Hosts were so Funny and Held my Interest for the entire Hour; Wishing there was more. They Should have a TV Show : Kathy Gilmour, Pony Charvet & Beth Moyes. Also Produced by Marky Pierson of WonderDog Productions and Nadene Grossman Orr Main Contact at Fantasy Fest WWW.FANTASYFEST.COM
Up Shortly Photos from the Video from the 2019 Fantasy Fest by WWW.FANTASYFEST.COM. Then in the November 9th Issue More Floats from The Smallest Parade in the Universe and more Photos from the 2019 Fantasy Fest Video
Now we Start Part 2 of 2 from a 2019 Fantasy Fest Video Produced by WWW.FANTASYFEST.COM . They are still I shot from the Video. To see the entire Video got to the Official Website.
Monroe County Emergency Management will continue to monitor Tropical Depression Eta in conjunction with National Weather Service Key West (NWSKW). AN EMERENCY PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THIS STORM WILL BE UP SHORTLY IN THE WEEKLY MONROE COUNTY SECTION
We Now Start Part 2 of Probably 8 Weeks of showing an AMAZING 120+ Collection of Classic Cars Owned by Jay Leno "Jay Leno's Garage". He also had a CNBC TV Show Featuring his 120 Classic Cars WWW.LENOSGARAGE.COM
23. 1986 Lamborghini Countach
Model Year: 1986, Original Value: $100,000*, Current Value: $300,000*
Leno described his 1986 Lamborghini Countach as “the epitome of a supercar.” The red racer was actually Leno’s daily driver for a while before it was retired to sit in his garage. The Countach sold for around $100,000, but its relative rarity has tripled the price since then. The ’86 Lamborghini, at the time, was rumored to have a top speed of 186 miles per hour (it doesn’t take a genius to know that the company itself spread that rumor). In reality, that number was inflated, and the Countach actually has a top speed of 170MPH and a 0 to 60 time of 5.6 seconds. 

14. 1958 Saab 93
Model Year: 1958, Original Value: $1,895*, Current Value: $7,500*
Jay Leno’s 1958 Saab 93B sounds, according to Hagerty, like “an angry hive of bees.” He stated in an interview that the ’58 Saab was one of his favorite cars, despite its humble appearance. The Saab runs on a three-cylinder, 0.75-liter engine that gets just thirty-eight horsepower.  The car has a four-speed transmission and front-wheel drive. Tom Donney Motors sold Leno the 1958 Saab 93B fifteen years ago. Leno had invited the owner, Tom Donney, out driving many times, and he fell in love with the Saab and asked to purchase it for his collection. The Saab was one of the first cars he featured on Jay Leno’s Garage.

15. 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger
Model Year: 1996. Original Value: $3,000*, Current Value: $58,000*
Jay Leno nicknamed this 1966 Yenko Stinger a “poor man’s Porsche.” He meant that endearingly, as he claims that his Yenko is one of the cars he is most fond of in his garage. Leno’s Stinger is one of just seventy still in existence. It got its name, Yenko, from its tuner, Don Yenko.  Yenko was somewhat of a legend at Chevy. The Corvair (non-Stinger versions) is known for its problems with weight imbalance—basically, if you take it up past 80MPH, you better be on a straight road, or you’ll crash. The Stinger was free from these problems. 

16. 1963 Corvette Split-Window Coupe Fuelie
Model Year: 1963, Original Value: $4,037*, Current Value: $275,000*
Mike McCluskey restored this 1963 Corvette Split-Window Coupe Fuelie. The silver Fuelie is on display at Big Dog Garage. 1963 was the only year that Corvette had a split-window design, which is why these cars are so crazy expensive. The muscle car, done in “Sebring Silver” paint, is one of just 2,610 to have fuel injection.  The horsepower is between 400 and 425—the exact number is unclear (for reasons that are, also, unclear). This Fuelie was always on Leno’s mind, and he spoke in an interview about the car, which he claimed to have loved since he was a child.

17. 2014 McLaren P1
Model Year: 2014, Original Value: $1.15 million*, Current Value: $1.34 million*
Jay Leno was the first person in America to take home a McLaren P1. He took private delivery of the hypercar in 2014, and the black-and-yellow racer is one of the fastest cars in his collection. The P1’s delivery came equipped with a ceremony and a photoshoot at the McLaren dealership in Beverly Hills. Leno even invited two fans in to watch the ceremony, allowing them to take a seat behind the wheel of his P1. The P1 sales boomed, with McLaren announcing that they were a year ahead of schedule, profit-wise, from the sale counts. All 375 P1s sold out almost instantly. 
18. 1941 American LaFrance Series 600 pumper V-12 Firetruck
Model Year: 1941, Original Value: $9,100*, Current Value: $161,000*
This truck is another example of Leno’s wide-ranging vehicle taste. Leno owns a 1941 American LaFrance Series 600 pumper V-12 firetruck, which was used in the forties to put out fires before cities changed the look of the trucks to something more serious. Leno restored this firetruck to its original, shiny red glory.  Though it doesn’t go out on calls anymore, the truck still gets out and about in the public. Leno takes it on drives in parades in Los Angeles, California (his hometown). The 600 series from LaFrance was one of the last series of conventional, antique trucks ever made. 
19. 2006 Ariel Atom
Model Year: 2006, Original Value: $49,980*, Current Value: $100,000*
Another feature from Jay Leno’s Garage was the Ariel Atom, which is one of the best track cars. Leno took this car for a spin on a track near his house, and people got to see this unique car at work. The Atom Ariel in Leno’s garage is one of a handful ever made. The Ariel has had eight generations, but the production of this street-legal track car is very limited. Though not street legal, the Atom Ariel has a 3.0-liter V8 engine designed by John Hartley. The body is made of carbon fiber and aerofoil, and the wheels are made of Dymag magnesium. 
20. 1955 Buick Roadster, Model Year: 1955
Original Value: $2,200*, Current Value: $33,500*
Jay Leno describes this 1955 Buick Roadster as his “Rosebud” (Citizen Kane reference, for those who don’t know). He bought this Roadster in 1972 when he was a struggling comic. He paid $350 for it, and he took his wife on their first date in this car. He also drove his ’55 Roadster to The Tonight Show for the first time.
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WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929 Greetings from Rebecca Zehr
MONROE COUNTY – United Way of Collier and the Keys is launching a virtual Remote Crisis Case Management System to help residents of Collier and Monroe Counties cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, UWCK is excited to announce, an innovative way to assist neighbors in need. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; PLEASE GO TO THE NOV. 2 ISSUE FOR COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE INFOR. & THEIR WEBSITE

Due to the large amountg of NEW Information from the On-Line LIVE Streaming KICK-OFF Event Last Week and their Staff sending Follow up Materials from te Event . I will have a few KWFF 2020 SECTIONS for this weeks Issues ; Starting with the VIP Pass Material.

EDITOR'S NOTE : The October 19th Issue had a longer Informative Feature describing the 2020 KWFF to start that Issue..I'm Inserting the Feature again and will be apper in this issue in Part 2 of KWFF. Now here is some new Info from KWFF

Individual tickets are not yet on sale, so secure your seats now with a KWFF 2020 VIP or All-Access pass at our lowest festival prices ever!

Passes for the 2020 Key West Film Festival are now available, featuring the lowest prices ever for the festival. 

As we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, each purchase of a pass is a tax-deductible donation. And in the toughest year on record, we greatly appreciate contributions to help make the festival happen. And here are even more great reasons to buy one before they're gone:
We have two tremendous passes for you for KWFF2020!

VIP PASSES: For only $149 this year, you receive insider access, preferred seating, Opening and Closing Night films, the Awards Ceremony and Champagne Reception, and access to all virtual programming. Plenty of fun all festival long!

ALL ACCESS PASSES: You get all of the perks listed above, except for our Awards Ceremony celebration, all for just $99!

These passes get you into every film at the fest. No tickets. No waits. No worries.

Passes are the best way to ensure unrestricted access to the hottest ticket in town! Information on individual event ticketing will be made available in the days ahead.

We'll Continue with our next Section from KWFF Up Shortly which Includes” ADDITIONAL INFO AND PHOTOS ; also found in WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM ALSO THERE IS a 2:52 Minute Trailer for the Movie : Gimme Shelter in one the Key West Film Fest Sections in this Issue

Photos by: Bill Klipp
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©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020


Photographic Wanderings – Silhouettes
A favorite photographic subject of mine. Some confuse Silhouettes and Shadows but they are distinctly different. Just consider if you were to sneak up behind a shadow what might you see? Might it be a Silhouette? Could a Silhouette be the front side of a Shadow? Silhouettes are a wonderful and powerful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood in a picture. Its often the simplicity of Silhouettes that creates its impact. While a photo of a Shadow might be considered an image of nothing one of a Silhouette is distinctly a photo of something.

More from Bill and Linda Klipp Up Shortly


Bill Klipp tells us about his Participation in this Calendar

Galapagos Wanderings – “Best of the Galapagos”
2021 Calendar
Each year the Galapagos Conservancy holds a photo contest to select the images for their annual fund raising calendar. Linda and I have been have been honored to have had our images selected for the calendar for the last 7 years. This year’s photo contest was canceled so for 2021 the Conservancy decided to create a “Best of the Galapagos” calendar from the 10,000 plus contest submissions over the last decade.
I’m honored that my “Napping Brown Pelican” Photo has been selected as one of the main images for the “Best of the Galapagos” 2021 calendar.
Consider supporting this important conservation organization by ordering a calendar now at:

WWW.WATERFRONTPLAYHOUSE.ORG 407 Wall St. 305-394-7445. Go to their website to see the events they have planned as well as the Plays.

Audition Alert: Matilda The Musical


The Award Winning Waterfront Playhouse will hold auditions for children aged 7 to 13 for the hit musical Matilda. Matilda The Musical will play March 3 through 20 with rehearsals beginning February 1. Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The musical centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.

There are roles available for 9 children, boys and girls including the major role of Matilda. Auditions will be held at the Waterfront Playhouse on Sunday November 15 at 2pm. Tom Thayer, Penny Leto and Carolyn Cooper will conduct auditions which will consist of movement and singing.

For more information call 305-294-5015.
We Now Continue with a Look Back at a Recent Fantasy Fest ; as Brought to you through the LIVE Streaming Event of Last Weeks The World's Smallest Parade Produced Yearly by Gordon Ross for Marc House. The Following is from the Fantasy Fest Website ; A very Excellent 2 Minute Video of the 2019 Fantasy Fest. Main Contact at Fantasy Fest : Nadine Grossman Orr

United & White St.


Alyson Crean, Public Information Officer, Key West Police Department
Work: 305-809-1058, Cell: 305-797-0417,

Monroe Holloway III, Executive Assistant – Mayor & City Commission
Phone: 305-809-3868, Cell: 305-240-4916, Email:
1300 White St., ey West, FL 33040

Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg is pleased to announce the addition of K9 Jigsaw to the Department.
Jigsaw, who has just completed training and certification, is a generous donation from Key West residents Tom and Becca Ahrensfeld.
Jigsaw is working with K9 Officer Tommy Anglin, replacing K9 Ben, who recently retired.
As avid animal lovers, when the Ahrensfeld family learned of the Department’s need for a K9 officer, they were honored to have the opportunity to secure the acquisition and training of the new dog.
They were especially pleased to meet the new K9 and his partner and handler, Officer Anglin, minutes before they began their first shift together last Friday night.
Jigsaw is a two year old imported German shepherd. His name is a reminder of the Department’s commitment to the Autism Society of the Keys. His name matches the wraps on the School Resource Officers’ cars and is a reminder of special autism awareness challenge coins and shoulder patches. The coins and patches can be purchased to support the Autism Society of the Keys.
The Ahrensfelds, Key West residents and owners of four dogs themselves, say they couldn’t think of a better way to give back to the city they call their southern home.
When they are not in Key West they live on their farm in Cape Cod with their children, horses, goats, donkeys, chickens and ducks. They host an active 4H program and firmly believe and take pride in teaching others the joy and value that animals can bring to human lives. To be able to give the Key West Police Department such a talented, beautiful and sweet animal to help them in their law enforcement efforts means the world to them, they said in a note to Chief Brandenburg.


 The City of Key West is complying with Executive Order 20-244 under the statewide opening rules set forth by Governor Ron DeSantis, while keeping in place the safety measures that have been implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the residents and visitors of the City.
All individuals over the age of six who are physically located within the City must wear a face covering at all times when they are away from their residence with certain exceptions. All businesses must ensure masks are always worn by employees and the public. A copy of Emergency Ordinance 20-14 may be found here:
Per the Governor’s Order suspending the collection of all fines and penalties applied to individuals for violating the City’s COVID-19 public health ordinances and directives, the City of Key West will continue to issue civil citations for individuals not wearing masks and will process fines and penalties upon the lifting of the Governor’s Order. Any fines and penalties assessed against businesses will continue to be enforced and collected.
As the holiday season approaches and given the recent increase in positive reported cases of COVID-19 within the City of Key West, it is important that we continue our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by hand-washing, social distancing and wearing our masks. The City reminds the community that the consistent usage of masks and other facial coverings will help the City avoid future business closures and is a more cost-effective means of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg on Tuesday presented Capt. JR Torres with a plaque and a challenge coin honoring his 25 years of service to the City.
During his 25 year career with the Key West Police Department he was promoted through the ranks serving in the patrol division, criminal investigations division, special operations unit, narcotics, training unit, K-9 unit, and hostage negotiations unit.
While Capt. Torres commanded several bureaus and divisions of the agency during his career, he also continued his education, attending numerous courses and seminars. Among them he lists the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development School, Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy, and the 48th FBI-LEEDA Law Enforcement Executive Training Course. Torres has also completed training as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) as well as a Florida Department of Law Enforcement certified instructor for Basic Law Enforcement Academies and Advanced High Liability courses.
Capt. Torres’s community involvement is clearly reflected by his affiliation with many non-profit and charitable organizations. He is an active board member for the Police Athletic League (PAL), Mentor at the Key West High School, Keys to be the change pathway to success program, and also a great supporter of the Key West High School Wrestling Team.
During his career Capt. Torres has received several Chief’s Commendations and lifesaving awards. He has also been recognized by the Key West Chamber of Commerce as Officer of the year in 2003, Officer of the 4th quarter 2007, and Employee Recognition Award for outstanding dedication, service, and commitment to the citizens of Key West in 2010. He has also been the recipient of multiple awards from the Police Benevolent Association for Outstanding Service in Law Enforcement.


WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

Deborah Moore Our Good Friend and Curator at the Key West Art Center is always supplying us with Images of their Many Local Artists that Hang Year Round . We'll be getting additional Photos of more works in the next few weeks.
Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
  • Aztec Airways - Stuart Hanley
  • La Rubia - Stephanie Hellstrom
  • Viv Wine Bistro - Julie DeCock
  • SBDC at FIU - Margie Smith
  • 22 & Company @ AquaPlex - Jenn Stefanacci-Portier
  • Kirby's Closet - Kirby Myers
  • Realty Executives of Key West - ChellBe Blades
  • AFLAC - Caitlin Scott (Independent Agent)
  • American Insurance Alliance Group - Corey Cohen
  • Key Word Marketing LLC - Robert Mendoza
  • Individual Member - Elisabeth Chalaca
  • La Grignote - Elisabeth Chalaca
533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

Up Shortly Our Weekly Large Section / Feature on ALL the Events , Exhibitions, and Classes Including
Digital Premiere of a play by Drew Larimore / produced & directed by Stephen Kitsakos

“A riveting online experience…”

In a small Midwestern university town a text message is sent that sets off a chain reaction altering the course of the lives of many who live in Smithtown. The play asks the question: how does technology, and the need for immediate, personal gratification on social media, undermine common sense, rationality and the rules of behavior in contemporary America?
A collaboration between Artists in Residence playwright Drew Larimore, filmmaker Harry Aspinwall, & Stephen Kitsakos, Studios Artistic Associate & Board President, the digital play features an ensemble of of performers including Michael Urie (Broadway’s Torch Song Trilogy, TV’s Ugly Betty), Ann Harada (Broadway’s Avenue Q, TV’s Smash), Colby Lewis (Chicago’s Hamilton, TV’s Chicago Med) and Constance Shulman (TV’s Orange is the New Black and Broadway’s The Rose Tattoo).
Generously underwritten by Betty Rubenstein, Paula & John Tishok, Jim Salini

A Few of the Features in the November 16th Issue is 1) Re-Visit to a 2015 Feature we did with the 2015 KEYSTOCK Featuring Grand Funk Railroad & Liza Jane Catana (Photos by Ralph DePalma) May 2, 2015 at the Truman Annex Waterfront (Key West / Coffee Butler Ampertheatre)
Liza Jane Catana 5:15pm. 
Howard Livingston and The MM 24 Band 6:00pm.
The National Anthem by Liza Jane Catana 7:55pm. 
Grand Funk Railroad 8:00pm.

also Next Week
2) Todd German's Visit to the Front Science Museum in Downtown Miami
3) Everyone's Good Friend & One of the Mayor's Assistants : Daaishia Cochran on the Air at Party 105.7 WGAY.
4) We Continue Our Weekly Journey Around the World in Photographs
5) The KWPD Shows Off Some of their Technology to the Students
6) Word Renowned Classical Concert Pianist Visiting KW Annually with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra Svetlana Smolina at the Tippet Rise Festival (Playing Outdoors in An Amamzing Envornment


This Week we will Skip Our Weekly Feature of showing the many Artists that Hang Year Round at the Key West Gallery.

Please make sure to go to the Part 2 from the KWG in this Issue to make sure you have the UPDATED List of Events for the rest of this Year and first few Months of 2021 at KWG

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339 and 305-292-9339

Michael Palmer earlier this year ; told Frank Soprafina (the Owner) about our Magazine. So although ; we are about 1700 Miles away; we certainly enjoy receiving material from Out of Town Galleries.. Thanks Frankand Michael

55 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
We are pleased to present "Sudden Light" - new work by 

Leslie Parke

Leslie Parke, a painter from upstate New York, is a recipient of the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Grant for Individual Support, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest grant as artist- in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, and the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, among others. Her exhibits include the Williams College Museum of Art, the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Parke has a BA and MA from Bennington College. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections. Her paintings are currently on exhibit in Washington, D.C., Houston, Texas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico and at Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA.

Please see our website for gallery hours and details regarding current visiting practices.

The exhibition will be at the gallery until November 28th..BELOW "Sudden Light" Archival InkJet Print 27" X 41" ( Smaller Avail.) Framed $1800
Click GREEN LINK for Additional Images and Information


Roberta DePiero and Carol Tedesco Bring Us Info. about this Coffee Table Book that is getting Lots of Attention

About the limited edition, numbered coffee table book in a nutshell:Title: Isolated Island – The Key West COVID-19 Spring of 2020
Total Pages: 352
Dimensions: 8.5x11” vertical with a .71” spine
Interior pages: 80 LB Premium Gloss book stock
Cover: 111 LB, “Soft Touch” (elegant suede-like feel)
Printed by: Key West Printing
$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.

You can order or donate towards printing (meaning more money will go directly to Sister Season Fund) here:
Peter, Roberta, Carol and the Rest of the Photographers hope you will support this fundraiser and we hope to have some news of the upcoming season for you in November! 

Be safe, stay healthy, wear your mask and well, you know.... wash your hands! 


Anyone wishing to place advance orders, please contact Roberta DePiero at

As Our regular Reader knows every week we Feature a Small Photographic Feature using International / National Cities /Areas. This Issue will Feature a Universe Environment (6 Photos this week and in 8 in the 11/16 Issue

NGC 5468 spiral galaxy in the Virgo Constellation
Some galaxies are known as stellar nurseries due to the high number of stars that are 'born' within them. NGC 5468 is notable for just the opposite—this spiral galaxy seems to specialize in dying stars. In the past two decades alone, astronomers have observed within the galaxy five supernova events—the massive explosions caused by a star's demise. Located about 140 million light years from Earth in the Virgo Constellation, NGC 5468 is an ideal galaxy to observe and study because it's oriented toward us, meaning our telescopes can view it face on. We can thank the Hubble Space Telescope for this stunning image. And a shout out goes to astronomer William Herschel, who first discovered this galaxy in 1785.

Stunning Photos From The Past Sure To Cause Nostalgia!
Written by Lyra Radford
(There is a very Brief Bio on Lyra Further Down)
Magic nannies, caped crusaders, friendly aliens...the groovy era was filled with outlandishly awesome plots. This was a time when walking into a studio executive meeting and pitching a show about a man driving cross-country with his monkey was given the green light immediately. The images collected here are full of optimistic, fantastical, and magic times from pop culture history. These happy days are yours and mine to look back at fondly anytime. 

Marilyn Monroe on the set of her last movie, The Misfits which was directed by John Huston. (1961)
Arthur Miller actually wrote The Misfits (1961) for Marilyn Monroe a 1961. The two had married on June 29th, 1956. The marriage only lasted five years.
Along with Monroe, The Misfits starred Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift, with a supporting cast featuring Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, and Kevin McCarthy. It marked the last completed film of both Gable and Monroe. The film was posthumously released for Gable, and as for Monroe, she died of an apparent overdose the following year. 
Clark Gable was Monroe’s childhood screen idol, she even often told tales of Gable being her father when she was a child.

The Byrds performing on Ready Steady Go! in 1965.
Here are The Byrds performing on Ready Steady Go! back in 1965. The rock band formed in Los Angeles, California back in 1964 and then disbanded in 1973. They did manage to achieve major commercial success, comparable to contemporaries like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, but it only lasted for a short period of time in the mid-60’s. Despite this, The Byrds are still considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.
They pioneered the folk-rock genre on their album Mr. Tambourine Man (1965),
And as the 60’s progressed, they went on to become influential in originating psychedelic rock and raga rock. They took a small period of time and still managed to make a huge impact (and are still influencing artists today), that’s pretty impressive.

Michelle Pfeiffer finished 6th in the 1978 Miss California Pageant.
Pictured here is Michelle Pfeiffer back when she finished 6th in the 1978 Miss California Pageant. Two years after this photo was taken, her acting career would start chugging along. Her early acting years only consisted of bit parts, in films that didn’t achieve all that much in the way of critical or box office success. But by 1983, (which isn’t that long to wait in Hollywood years), she was cast in Scarface (1983) as cocaine-addicted trophy wife Elvira Hancock. A role which she almost lost out on because of her involvement in the flop of a film Grease 2. Now the timeless beauty is a star. 

Blue-eyed beauty Crystal Gayle is best known for her 1977 country-pop hit, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.
Born Brenda Gail Webb, Crystal Gayle grew up to to be a singer with twenty #1 country hits (18 on Billboard and 2 on Cashbox) and six of her albums certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, she was a force to be reckoned with during the 1970s and 1980s. Gayle was also the first female country music artist to reach platinum sales.
It appears immense talent runs in her family, as she is the younger sister of the legendary country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn and the singer Peggy Sue. They are also distant cousins of singer Patty Loveless.

Heart was formed by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson in the 70's.
Over the rock group's four-decade history, it has had three primary lineups, the constant center of which has always been sisters Ann Wilson (lead singer) and Nancy Wilson (guitarist). Heart initially rose to fame during the mid-1970s, their sound was heavily influenced by hard rock, folk, and even some metal was tossed in for flair.Some of their hottest hit singles include "Crazy on You", “Barracuda”, and "Magic Man".
Since their conception back in 1973, Heart has gone on to sell over 35 million records worldwide. This number consists of over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. alone. They’ve had Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 all throughout the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Cars (Elektra) 1978- Their debut album made it to #16 of Rolling Stones The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time.
The new wave rock group The Cars were named "Best New Artist" in the 1978 Rolling Stone Readers' Poll. Their self-titled debut album sold six million copies and sat on the Billboard 200 album chart for 139 weeks.Their song "You Might Think" won “Video of the Year” at the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.
Sadly, The Cars broke up in 1988. The Elektra Years 1978–1987 is a boxed set which has all six albums The Cars released during that time period. After each album was newly remastered by Ted Jensen, the set was released in 2016 on Elektra Records.

Maren Kawehilani Jensen, who played Athena in TV's Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Pictured here is Maren Kawehilani Jensen as Athena in the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica back in the late 1970’s. The series ran for the 1978–79 season before being canceled. Then, in 1980 they revived the show as Galactica with 10 episodes. The story continued in books before it was remade for television again in the 2000s.
Athena is probably the role Jensen is best known for. The plot of which, reads as follows: “After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.”
Further down in this Issue We Continue Part 3 WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM
"Stunning Photos From The Past Sure To Cause Nostalgia!"
Written by Lyra Radford
(There is a very Brief Bio on Lyra Further Down in the section that Features just a Handful of the Many Authors / Editors.)

Photos by: Bill Klipp

Photographic Wanderings – Silhouettes
A favorite photographic subject of mine. Some confuse Silhouettes and Shadows but they are distinctly different. Just consider if you were to sneak up behind a shadow what might you see? Might it be a Silhouette? Could a Silhouette be the front side of a Shadow? Silhouettes are a wonderful and powerful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood in a picture. Its often the simplicity of Silhouettes that creates its impact. While a photo of a Shadow might be considered an image of nothing one of a Silhouette is distinctly a photo of something.

©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020

More from Bill and Linda in the November 16th. Issue

WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.

Contemporary Art Gallery in the heart of Old Town, Key West. Featuring the work of AD Tinkham, Carol Munder, Cathy Rose, Joe Skoby, John Martini, Lincoln Perry, Letty Nowak, Michael Haykin, Rick Worth, Sharon McGauley, & Susan Sugar


Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
Curator, Art Manager Special Events for Cuban Arts, Art Dealer . Key West. Florida. Alean also helps Letty Nowak at Jag Gallery.
One of the Regular Artists that Alaen Helps Juan Carlos Verdial

The Curator and Promoter of Cuban art Alaen Ledesma Fernández works together with one of the most famous painters of Cuban plastic arts. The artist Juan Carlos Verdial. They will be presenting for this winter season an exhibition that collects the mysteries of La Atocha. A series of paintings that include the most beautiful treasures of Atocha reflected in divine species; nymphs and mermaids who tell their stories from the depths of the Sea.

Juan was Featured in the Nov. 2nd. Issue ; hit this link below for some additional Paintings ; The Nov. 16th Issue will have another Latin / Cuban Artist that Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Helps Out. Editor's Note : Nance Frank Owner / Curator at Gallery on Greene is also a Major Supporter for Deacdes here in Key West for the Latin / Cuban Artists and ALWAYS has a LARGE EXTENSE Collection at Her Gallery . Thanks Alaen and Nance

We Now Continue with a Look Back at a Recent Fantasy Fest (Part 1 Last Week) ; as Brought to you through the LIVE Streaming Event of Last Weeks The World's Smallest Parade Produced Yearly by Gordon Ross for Marc House. The Following is from the Fantasy Fest Website ; A very Excellent 2 Minute Video of the 2019 Fantasy Fest. Main Contact at Fantasy Fest : Nadine Grossman Orr

A few More Still Photos from the 2019 Fantasy Fest Video Up Shortly in this Issue
We Now Continue with Part 2 of Probably 8 Weeks of showing an AMAZING 120+ Collection of Classic Cars Owned by Jay Leno "Jay Leno's Garage". He also had a CNBC TV Show Featuring his 120 Classic Cars WWW.LENOSGARAGE.COM
21. 2010 Jaguar CX75
Model Year: 2010, Original Value: $1.15 million*, Current Value: $1.48 million*
In 2010, Jay Leno took the C-X75 Concept Car from Jaguar around for a spin, and the drive was featured on Jaguar’s official YouTube channel. This concept car also got its very own space it Leno’s Garage. The C-X75 first debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2010. The car is a two-seat, hybrid-electric car. The concept car came about as the result of a partnership between Jaguar and Williams F1, a Formula One racing team that is interested in lowering vehicle emissions. The specs on the C-X75 are impressive, and this racer was featured in Spectre, a James Bond movie in 2015.

22. 2015 BAC Mono
Model Year: 2015, Original Value: $140,000*. Current Value: $199,995*
Jay Leno acquired the 2015 BAC Mono the year it came out, and he drove the street-legal racecar around a track in March of 2015 on Jay Leno’s Garage. The BAC Mono wasn’t always permitted in America. BAC, the British automaker, announced that it was willing to make changes to get in on the American market. Neill Briggs, the head of BAC, said that America wasn’t just the largest “supercar territory in the world,” it was also the “most informed.” Legalizing the BAC Mono was priority number one in terms of BAC’s “global sales strategy.” The Mono has a 0 to 62 time of 2.8 seconds. 
24. 1916 Autocar
Model Year: 1916, Original Value: $553.37*, Current Value: $2,373*
This is definitely not a performance car. Leno’s 1916 Autocar belongs to the era of Big Dog Garage’s “Steam Room.” It has a hand crank and can travel at a top speed of twenty-two miles per hour. The Autocar was, according to Leno, “vital,” during the early twentieth century because it transported coal during the winter. The Autocar Company, for those of you who aren’t up on your coal car history, was founded in 1897 in Pittsburgh, PA. It manufactured what were called “severe-duty” vocational trucks, which focused on lugging things like coal, lumber, and rubber. Autocar is the oldest car company in the Western Hemisphere.
25. 2006 EcoJet
Model Year: 2006, Original Value: $2 million*, Current Value: $12 million*
This concept car came about from a partnership between Jay Leno, General Motors, Alcoa, BASF, and Honeywell. The EcoJet uses the same engine as a helicopter—a Honeywell LTS101 gas turbine. The transaxle in the vehicle comes from a C5 Corvette. The EcoJet is designed to use only biodiesel fuel, making it ecologically-friendly.  The EcoJet runs on refined cooking oil. This means that, according to Leno, when you run the car, it smells like you’re cooking French fries. The concept car is meant to be driven as a daily driver, in addition to being used for auto shows.
26. 1969 Lamborghini Miura S
Model Year: 1969, Original Value: $500,000*, Current Value: $1.1 million*
Another beauty in Jay Leno’s garage is the 1969 Lamborghini Miura S. The bright orange Miura S is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful designs to come from Lamborghini. Leno’s Miura S was part of the original line, which consisted of just seven-hundred cars. When Lamborghini released the Miura S, the automaker was only three years old and still had a lot of catching up to do. The S put them on the map in a significant way, as people marveled at the unique, sleek design and the shockingly-fast specs. Its top speed is 174MPH.
27. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Model Year: 1957, Original Value: $3,465*, Current Value: $130,200*
Described by Motor Authority as “C1 perfection,” Jay Leno’s ’57 Chevy Corvette is a dual-quad, classic muscle car. He has taken a spin in this Chevy more than once around his California neighborhood. The Corvette’s 1957 model is one of Chevy’s original variations of the sportscar. Leno’s silver Corvette came from an American soldier. He ordered it while still stationed in Korea as a surprise for himself when he got home, and he sold it to Leno when Leno was looking for just that model. The Corvette has a V8 under the hood, and it gets 270 horsepower, which was considered quite impressive in the fifties.
We continue with with Part 3 of Jay Leno's Garage in the November 16th. Issue

We Continue with Additional Information from KWFF

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. EDITOR'S NOTE : Since we are about 10 days away from the 2020 KWFF ; Best to check on their Website for Updated Information. To Get Regular E-Mail from the KWFF write to MIRANDA@KWFILMFEST.COM

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 Nov. 16th. Issue will have much additional Information; Of Course the 11/16 Ussue is Out Just a few days prior ; so go to their website for Last Minute Updated 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"
1102 White Street 305-767-3769

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.

Dr. John "Jack" Norris Receives an Honor from The Conch Nation

SEPT 23 (YOU MAY NEED TO Insert this URL in Your Browser)
WE NOW CONTINUE Roberta DePiero's Journeys around KW & Stock Island to Photograph ALL THE GREAT SITES.

Roberta DePiero sends Reegards and explains the next batch of Photos "So way back when the road block went up in late March 2020, we decided we needed to be cheesy and take our photos in all the places you would like a tourist. So here is our first day of playing tourist on March 31." Here are Three Photos and then more UpShortly

We Now continue with Part 2 WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM
Stunning Photos From The Past Sure To Cause Nostalgia!
Written by Lyra Radford
(There is a very Brief Bio on Lyra Further Down)
Magic nannies, caped crusaders, friendly aliens...the groovy era was filled with outlandishly awesome plots. This was a time when walking into a studio executive meeting and pitching a show about a man driving cross-country with his monkey was given the green light immediately. The images collected here are full of optimistic, fantastical, and magic times from pop culture history. These happy days are yours and mine to look back at fondly anytime. 

Raquel Welch won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance in The Three Musketeers. ('73)
Pictured here is the intensely beautiful Raquel Welch as Constance Bonacieux in The Three Musketeers. The 1973 film is based on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père and it adheres closely to the novel, while injecting a fair amount of humor.
Raquel Welch won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance. The film itself was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and George MacDonald Fraser won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best British Comedy Screenplay. 

Victoria Principal wearing an old-fashioned lace camisole, 1970.
Pictured here is actress Victoria Principal best known for her long-standing role as Pamela Ewing from 1978 to 1987 in the soap Opera Dallas. But around the time this photograph was taken she had recently finished The Naked Ape (1973) and in the promotion of the film, she appeared nude in the September 1973 issue of Playboy.
Later in 1974, she cut off her waist length hair pictured here for an audition. She wanted to look more like the character “Rosa” in the disaster film Earthquake. So she chopped off her hair, dyed it black, and showed up to the audition with an afro. She won the role.
She went on to a role in Aaron Spelling’s television series, Fantasy Island, and soon after that, she landed her role on Dallas which earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 1983. She went on to star in and co-produce various made-for-television movies, in addition to launching her own beauty product line. 


Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jack Lemmon talking and walking at Goldwyn Studios in 1959.

Pictured here are four legends, the iconic singer, dancer, actor and comedian, Sammy Davis Jr., and fellow award winning actors Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. This photo was taken by Phil Stern on the lot of Goldwyn Studios, 1959.
This was the year Some Like it Hot was filmed, along with Marilyn Monroe the film co-starred Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Which is most likely why they were on the MGM lot at the time this was taken. Jack Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins.Tony Curtis has over 100 titles to his name with an acting career spanning over six decades.


Dino, Desi & Billy featured Dean Dino Martin, Desi Arnaz, Jr., and their friend Billy Hinsche, they had a pop group between 1964 and 1969.
Here we have the little pop group Dino, Desi & Billy who were active between 1964 and 1969 with a reconstituted version performing between 1998 and 2010. Yes, that’s a little Dean "Dino" Martin (son of pop singer Dean Martin), Desi Arnaz, Jr. (son of stars Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball), and their friend Billy Hinsche.
This cute crew met in grammar school and with their family connections, their band’s first audition was for Frank Sinatra, who owned Reprise Records at the time. So they produced real records, they didn't actually play on most of them. Session players, producers, and songwriters did all the heavy lifting while they performed. They had two hits before reaching the age of 15.
The trio’s best known songs were "Not the Lovin' Kind" (1965; U.S. #25) and "I'm a Fool" (1965; U.S. Billboard #17). Which was later covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks that same year for the Chipmunks à Go-Go album.

Playing putt-putt golf with Cyndi Lauper and Pee Wee Herman, who do you think wore the wildest outfit.
These two fantastic goofballs can always bring a smile to your face… especially if they are together… playing putt-putt… dressed like this. Where did he even find those pants?
Pop icon Cyndi Lauper and Paul Reubens of Pee-Wee fame decided to get all decked out for a night of innocent fun for reasons completely unknown but much appreciated because this picture is pure gold.
The Pee-wee’s Playhouse theme song was actually performed by Cyndi Lauper, although many don’t realize that because she is credited under the pseudonym “Ellen Shaw.”
Paul Reubens also made a contribution to Cyndi’s work, when he appeared on the True Colors album track “911” as the emergency operator. Go ahead, go back and listen. You know you want to
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger hanging out backstage during the Stones concert at Madison Square Garden on Jimi’s birthday, November 27, 1969.
Pictured here are rock legends Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger just hanging out backstage during the Stones concert at Madison Square Garden. It was Jimi’s birthday, November 27, 1969 and this photo was taken by the legendary photographer Eddie Kramer.
According to Kramer, “Jimi called me up one night and said "I'm going to see the Stones tonight, do you wanna go?" I grabbed my camera bag and met him at the backstage entrance to Madison Square Garden and we went up to the dressing room and hung out with the Stones.”
The November 16th Issue will have (Part 4 from Lyra Radford and WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM ) Many Additional Photos of "Stunning Photos from the Past SURE to Cause NOSTALGIA" WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM

Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

WE NOW START WITH MATERIAL FROM THE KWFF and Opening Night Kick OFF and their LIVE Streaming Event Last Week.....

The 9th Annual Key West Film Festival’s official 2020 lineup features the Florida premieres of many standouts from Sundance, Cannes, TIFF and NYFF along with a special World Premiere. More than 60 feature and short films will be shown during the 5-day festival, November 18-22.

All films will be shown at outdoor venues – including the Ernest Hemingway House and Museum, The Oldest House of Key West and The Lawn at Perry Hotel – with socially distant seating set up under the stars. Many films will feature livestream and pre-recorded Q&As. Narrative, documentary and foreign language films are interspersed within the programming for this year’s festival, featuring a variety of themes near and dear to the culture of Key West: films about Women, LGBTQ, Music & Arts, and Florida Films. 
KAREN WRAY at Collections Gallery sends her regards and this photo below representing 3 of the artist at Collections :

Boza's Comparsa by Enrique delValle, Cuban Mahogany Hogfish by Brad Gruss, Cuban Joy Ride by Wilfredo Fernandez - always part of our ever changing exhibition!

Collections, Key West Gallery
Open by appt., give a call, we’re typically just down the dock!
305-923-4778  6810 Front St, Stock Island

United & White St.


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.


Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.

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.
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.

Once again, we are the bearer of sad news; however, we have made the responsible and best decision for our community and the Business Guild. We have decided to cancel Pride Follies due to Covid-19 and the increasing number of cases in the county and here in Key West. We strongly feel that we must put the health of our community first. We look forward to seeing everyone at Pride Follies in June of 2021. For additional information, please contact the Key West Business Guild at 305-294-4603.
All ticket sales will automatically be refunded.

Follies cancelled -

As usual, we are hosting our annual toy drive for Samuel's House and Wesley House for the holidays. Like many, due to the pandemic, we have had to make many adjustments - including how we safely move forward in providing gifts this year.
We are asking those that can contribute to provide a gift card and/or food gift card in place of buying toys. If you would like to contribute, but are unable or too uncomfortable to join us at our Mixer, please feel free to stop by our visitor's center anytime Monday-Saturday from 9-5 to drop off your contribution (or mail your gift - 808 Duval St.) by December 4th, and we will handle the rest!
Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

We Continue with Roberta DePiero's Weekly Photographic Journey around KW
Sean and Jill send regards and tell us that us that the Market is going strong and will be open atleast until the end of the year and probably beyond.

Truman Waterfront Farmers Market Adjusts Sunset Hours
The Truman Waterfront Farmers Market will adjust hours of operation on Thursdays to 2 pm until 7 pm until further notice to accommodate daylight saving time and earlier sunsets. The Market was Thursdays from 3 pm to sunset. The successful move in time helps beat the heat and allows residents an opportunity to shop after work. 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. Market organizers have offered 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 measures and precautions remain in place to guard guests and the vendors who serve them. Masks are required, spaced line management enforced, social distance signage posted and the number of guests per stall limited. Booths are spaced out in one long row down the Mole facing the open ocean. Key West First Legal Rum Distillery free "Ruminizer" hand sanitizing stations are at the entrance. Organizers realize patrons may be eager to socialize but are reminded to not congregate in groups larger than 10.
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For more information visit
Contact: Sean Krikorian
Event Organizer, Daily Plan-it
T: 305-731-3385



Florida film premieres at KWFF include Oscar winners Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar’s “9 to 5: Story of Movement.” Long time Key West winter resident Julia Reichert will be presented with the prestigious Golden Key Award. The film will play as a double bill with the 40 th Anniversary of the 1980
film, “9 to 5”.

Other Florida premieres include Sundance and New York Film Festival selection “I Carry You with Me” directed by Heidi Ewing, Sundance selection “Max Richter’s Sleep” from Natalie Johns, Telluride standout “Truman and Tennessee” directed by Lisa Immorino Vreeland, Cannes thriller “Sweat” directed by Magnus Van Horn, TIFF selection “No Ordinary Man” directed by Ainslee Chin, Nashville Film Festival winner “Can You Hear My Voice” from Bill Brummel, and Pedro Almodovar’s “The Human Voice” which premiered at the New York Film Festival. A portion of “The Human Voice” premiere discussion conducted by NYFF’s Eugene Hernandez with Almodovar and Tilda Swinton will be shown after the screening.
The WORLD PREMIERE OF Doug Blush's "ROCK CAMP" Closes the KWFF 2020 ; Playing the "MUSIC" Theme of the KWFF 2020. In Attendence will be the Director, Editor, and SPECIAL GUESTS from The Film.
ALSO GO TO WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM for Info. about the Awards Ceremony and After Party

Our Weekly International Photographic Journeys will be skipped this week ; although we did feature earlier in this Issue (Pt. 1 of 2) Photos from a Constellation Millions of Light Years Away. We Featured Barcelona Spain Last Week.
In an effort to honor one of Key West’s most beloved events and keep the community safe, the City is exploring several hybrid options for the annual Holiday Parade slated to be held on December 5th.
Options being explored include a possible change of venue, a drive-by parade or even a static parade. Masks will be required and there will be no candy handed out this year, in keeping with strict CDC guidelines.
In order to determine all factors, the City needs float applications to be submitted by November 20th. In order to obtain an application, call Maria Ratcliff at 305-809-3881.
In the attached photo: The Key West High School Marching Band during the 2019 Holiday Parade.

In the Next Few Issues Our Photographic Exhibitions of Beautiful Places Around the World Features : Erawan National Park Kanjnaburi Thailnd, Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur India, Barcellona Spain, Poco Da Ribeira Do Fernandez on Flores Islands, Azores, Palamos Spain (Charming Costa Brava Fihing Village), Yosemite National Park, Flores Island, Grand Tetons National Park Wyoming, Kyoto Japan (Ninomaru Gardens)

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