Big party to commence on smallest bridge

LIKE MOST FANTASTICALLY INSANE IDEAS, the impetus for the Cow Key Channel Bridge Run was the overconsumption of alcohol. While imbibing copious amounts of booze one night, David L. Sloan — he of “Quit Your Job & Move to Key West” fame, as well as a startling number of other books and businesses — found himself agreeing to run the […]

Comedy Key West brings the funny

Key West is a funny town. Part paradise, part performance art, spend a little time on our sun-dappled streets and you’ll start to understand why the nickname Key Weird has stuck around for decades. Cliches abound at the Southernmost town: we’ve got sequin-bedecked drag queens sharing rainbow crosswalks with Army Special Forces members in town for a week of underwater […]

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 andWhitehead 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) 294-5717www.sloppyjoes.comThe […]


Jennifer DiPalma and Her Girls

Smack dab in the middle of Duval Street on the 800 block, where the intersection at Petronia is squared off with rainbow- colored crosswalks, sits the colorful and glamorous 801 Bourbon Bar. There is always something entertaining going on inside, upstairs in the cabaret hall, or out on the streets, where the “girls” are all dolled up and hawking passersby […]


Raquel Robbins helps Key West ‘Stay Fit’

Walk into Stay Fit any given morning and chances are there’s a brassy, platinum blonde badass laughing loudly by the weight machines while spouting instructions to a sweating (yet smiling) client. Raquel Robbins is unmistakable and impossible to ignore or forget. She’ll make you laugh your butt off while you’re working it off at the same time. It’s that rare […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Camping with Henry and TomMarch 30 and 31, April 4, 5 and 6, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets available Cow Key Bridge RunApril 2, 10 a.m.Cow Key Bridge5230 College Electro Swing NightApril 2, 9 p.m.The Blue Room at the BottleCap1128 Simonton Oklahoma Smith the MusicalApril 4, 5 and 6, 8 p.m.The Key […]

Rock Solomon brings Electro Swing Night to the BottleCap

Local jazz crooner and actor Rock Solomon has turned event producer and recently was awarded $22,000 to produce the Jazz-Age Retrospectacular in Key West. It was an ambitious vision for a first-time event producer, and not likely to be awarded a large sum of money, but Rock Solomon’s vision for a monthly three-day weekend of interactive costume and cabaret events […]

‘Oklahoma Smith’ opens at the Key West Theater April 4

The hit play “Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation” by local playwrights Michael Marrero and Christopher Shultz has been turned into a full-fledged musical that opens April 4 at the Key West Theater. In this decidedly adult choose-your-own-adventure musical, the first of its kind, the plot twists and turns in hilarious ways as each major decision is decided by […]


Marjory Lee is a firecracker

She has the kind of voice that will attract the curious off the streets and into the clubs where she’s performing, but then, are they in for a surprise. It’s hard to believe this powerful, soulful/ bluesy voice is coming from the diminutive figure sitting center stage, with some of Key West’s finest musicians accompanying her. But, boy, can she […]

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