2017 KEYSTOCK FESTIVAL

How charity as we know it is changing ...


THE DAYS OF COMMERCIALS OF wet-eyed puppies caged and set to a soundtrack of a weepy Sarah McLaughlin song are numbered, according to recent rumblings from the nonprofit sector. They have been replaced by crowdfunded Facebook campaigns and Silicon Valleyspawned nonprofit startups that have borrowed the language of their tech innovator pals to disrupt what they see as a profitable […]

Set your GPS to ‘Avenue Q’ at the Waterfront Playhouse



The long-running hit “Avenue Q” is being presented at the Waterfront Playhouse through March 25. One of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals, “Avenue Q” won the Triple Crown of Tony Awards: Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical, besting the musical theater phenomenon “Wicked.” Entertainment Weekly called it “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see.” “Avenue Q” is […]

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 PointThe corner of South Street and Whitehead Streetwww.southernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687www.conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Bingo! Meet Errin Harrelson


On the cozy corner of Simonton and Catherine Streets, just a block away from LaTeDa on Duval, sits one of Key West’s top social spots, the Bottlecap Lounge, serving thirsty islanders since 1934. They offer two unique rooms and an outdoor patio area, nine TVs, HD videos, a virtual jukebox, a pool table and a carry-out package liquor store, all […]

PINK TRIANGLE

Aqua Idol begins new season at Aqua Nightclub


Fans of elimination-based singing competitions will be thrilled to hear that Aqua Idol, a benefit for the Waterfront Playhouse, has returned to Aqua Nightclub on Tuesday evenings. As always, the tirelessly talent-scouting Lynda Frechette has assembled an insanely talented group of singers to entertain a packed house week in and week out. Each season of Aqua Idol benefits a different […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS “129 Miles from Walmart” New one-act plays by Florida writersMarch 3, 4 and 8, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at www.thekeywesttheater.com “I do! I do!” March 2-4 and March 7-8, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets available at ww.waterfrontplayhouse.org Avenue Q March 2-4 and March 7-8, 8 p.m.Waterfront Playhouse310 Wall St.Tickets available at […]

Alan Cumming performs cabaret show live at the Key West Theater



“Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” is the name of the hugely acclaimed cabaret show Alan Cumming (www.alancumming.com) premiered in 2015 at New York’s legendary Café Carlyle to ecstatic reviews. He continues to wow audiences all across America, Canada and Australia. In February 2016, he returned with the show to NYC and made his sold out, solo debut at Carnegie Hall. […]

Libby York performs at the Truman Little White House



The Truman Little White House will present vocalist Libby York (www.libbyyork.com) in two special Living Room concerts at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Ms. York’s show, “Still on The Road,” features stories and songs from her years on stage, performing at top venues such as the Waldorf Astoria in New York, Café Laurent in Paris, “The Vic” in […]

MUSIC SCENE

Who needs Facebook? The real Gweko W. Phlocker carries on


Generally, the key word for any good radio personality is “personality,” and Gary W. Ek, better known to Key Westers as Gweko W. Phlocker, the Soundman from Hell, has more than enough personality for everyone. He’s the late-night DJ on 104.9 the X in Key West, broadcasting remotely from 8 p.m. till dawn Wednesday through Sunday from his houseboat, the […]


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