One Man’s Trash

Stanley Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade composed of truly moving artwork

RT THAT MOVES YOU is always memorable. Sometimes it’s a painting so sublime it reduces you to snuffling mess of tears on the floor of the Louvre. Sometimes it’s a play so stirring, you seem to float out of the theater afterward with a renewed faith in humanity. And sometimes, it is literally art that moves you — in this […]

Marky Pierson: the Michigan native with the Midas touch

For most, it’s a spectacular sunrise, a cold rum punch, perhaps the open arms of a loved one waiting patiently outside the airport. For Marky Pierson, it was a hurricane that welcomed him to Key West. Or rather, the devastation wrought by one — the big one, as it’s known here in Key West. That would be Hurricane Wilma, the […]


An insider’s look at Key West

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point The corner of South Street and White head Street The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West, FL 33040 (305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687 The Conch Train has been winding its way […]


Kamp Key West offers long weekend of fun

Kamp Key West, which opened May 11 with a “Kamp Key West Opening Kampfire,” is the Key West Business Guild’s newest very long weekend event of fun and frolic designed for — but not exclusive to — LGBT visitors. The fun continues through Tea Dance at LaTeDa and Kamp Drag Queen Bingo at the 801 Bar, both beginning at 5 […]


SPECIAL EVENTS A Divine Evening With Charles Busch 8 p.m. May 16 Waterfront Playhouse 310 Wall St. (305) 294-5015 Tinsley Ellis with Larry Baeder 8 p.m. May 12 Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. C.W .Colt, Caribbean Country Blues Master 1 p.m. May 18 Sunset Pier 0 Duval St. Community Book Fair presented by Key West Montessori Charter […]

Its namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look

It’s midway through the tour of Key West’s stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon — famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum — never actually lived in the Audubon House. But don’t let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to […]


Towering Inga tops them all

Imagine a living, 6-foot-plus tall Barbie doll with the same relative bust-to-hip ratio and requisite long, flowing blond hair. That’s the Inga whom I have seen perform, admire and got to know almost two decades ago. She is a Swedish bombshell who arrived in Key West on Aug. 5, 1997, looking like a model for haute couture, albeit with more […]


Anthony Picone: It’s good to be connected

Anthony Picone just returned home to Key West from Englewood, N.J., where he, as a solo act, opened for 1970s supergroup Kansas at the Bergen Performance Art Center. He was a bit intimidated at first, as a solo acoustic pop/rock artist opening for such a famous legendary progressive rock band, but he noted that the crowd of 2,000, ages 4 […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/gallery_ guide.pdf SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK The Historic Armory Studios 600 White St.(704) 819-2487Conchead2@yahoo.comPaintings by Michael J. PhillipsOngoing SALT Gallery SALT Island Provisions830 Fleming St.SALT Island on FacebookOngoingFeatured artist A.D. Tinkham Key West Art and Historical Society Custom House281 Front“Roberta Marks: A Retrospective”30 years of […]

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