St. Patrick’s Day in Key West

With all due respect to religious historians, the process of demystifying today’s most popular holidays is a real downer. Sift back through centuries of good-hearted debauchery and you’ll find that most of Hallmark’s big sellers are actually the vestiges of pagan rites re-branded as Christian holy days — with occasionally bizarre results. A brief historical introduction An April-timed holiday celebrating the […]

Hop aboard the March 25 Stock Island Artist Studio Tours

There’s a myth about artists and Key West, one that has been perpetuated for decades. It’s a great one, as far as myths go. It’s very positive. It’s the kind of myth you don’t mind throwing your weight behind. You’ll hear it spoken by trolley tour directors, local business owners, third generation Conchs, and many so-called “snowbirds” who’ll plop down […]

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) […]


Evan Mehuys: A thirsty merman

The Thirsty Mermaid, just a half block off Duval Street, recently celebrated its first year in business. When it first opened, it was full to capacity for several days from open till close, and it’s still a top destination for seafood and raw bar lovers. Evan Mehuys has been there since day one, behind the bar and out on the […]


SPECIAL EVENTS ¦ “129 Miles from Walmart”New one-act plays by Florida writersMarch 16-18, 8 p.m. ¦ The Sunday RambleMarch 19, 8 p.m. ¦ John HiattMarch 20, 8 p.m. ¦ Get the Led OutMarch 21, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available “I do! I do”March 16, 17 and 18, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets […]

Multimedia indie-rock musical ‘Greencard Wedding’ comes to The Studios of Key West

Brooklyn, 2012: Where you can be whatever you want … until your visa expires. “Greencard Wedding” is a modern love story told through live performance, musical interludes, and simulcast video. Fresh from New York City and stages across America and abroad, the tale of artistic triumph through technology and music is presented by Goode Productions, and comes to The Studios […]

Fringe Theater presents a Tennessee Williams classic

Fringe Theater Key West will present the Tennessee Williams classic, “The Glass Menagerie” through March 18 and March 22 to 25 in the parish hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The play is presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration coordinated annually with the Tennessee Williams in Key West Exhibit. “We wanted to help celebrate […]


Rick Fusco – from tragedy to paradise

This unassuming, mild-mannered Clark Kent is quite simply a Superman on the guitar. Rick Fusco, at first glance, has more of a banker’s demeanor than a rock star, but that’s OK because he was a banker for JPMorgan Chase for 20 years, while playing music at night. It’s kind of his ‘secret identity’ as it were. He was born and […]


Love in Bloom’s Kristy Geary makes floral dreams come true

When Kristy Geary moved here 16 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, she never could have anticipated the trajectory her journey to the Keys would take. Originally from Marblehead, Ohio, Kristy found herself working for a yacht design company on the mainland and came to Key West after the company downsized. Her brother and best friend lived here at the time, […]

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