BOOKS & BOOKS @ THE STUDIOS

Key West Indie nonprofit bookstore surrounded by parties keeps readers hoppin’


IT’S JUST AFTER 6:15 P.M. IN KEY West, when a family of three pulls to a shuddering stop atop their rented bicycles. After fiddling with cumbersome locks and a fussy child, strapped into a bucket seat mounted over the back wheel of one bike, the trio makes their way to a set of glass doors — clearly marked with the […]

Lee Ann Womack plays Key West Theater April 10




Lee Ann Womack’s voice has been described as everything from “soaring and passionate” ( USA Today) to “plangent … designed for lingering on the notes and words, especially plaintive ones” ( The New York Times) and her new album, “The Way I’m Livin’,” is no exception to her vocal reputation. Since her debut back in 1999, Ms. Womack has had […]

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 […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Jordan Springer – Getting sloppy was in the stars


Even though he had never set foot here until 2013, Jordan Springer’s inevitable fore-ordination to Key West may have been sealed by serendipity long before he was even born, which was way across the country, in the garlic capitol of the world, Gilroy, Calif. A short year later, he and his family were off to Boise, Idaho until he was […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS 1st Thursday: Cocktails and Jewelry April 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Jane Gardner Interiors328 Simonton St. Oklahoma Smith the Musical April 6, 7, 11 and 12, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at www.thekeywesttheater.com Camping with Henry and Tom April 6, 7, 8 11 and 12, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets available www.redbarntheatre.com Beards for […]

Contemporary Cuban artists on exhibit at the Studios of Key West



Several of Cuba’s leading contemporary artists will exhibit their work in Key West in April thanks to an ongoing cultural exchange that began three years ago. In a continuation of a project titled “One Race, The Human Race,” The- Merger, Mabel Poblet and Lisandra Ramirez will travel to the island for a group exhibition at The Studios of Key West. […]

Erotic City: A burlesque tribute to the artist Prince



It’s time to party like it’s 1999 and pay homage to the purple one himself, Prince! Less than a year after his death, Key West Burlesque pays tribute to one of the greatest recording artists of all times in Erotic City: a burlesque tribute. Tatah Dujour takes the stage to host a bevy of burlesque beauties performing to all your […]

Antica Sartoria Boutique opens in Key West

LOCAL FOCUS


While vacationing in Italy, Renee Schaefer noticed Antica Sartoria shops in different cities and loved the clothes she found inside. “We walked into a store in Capri and fell in love with everything about the collection and the beachy chic vibe the brand represents,” Ms. Schaefer said. She describes the clothes, designed by Giocomo Cinque, as “fresh, inspiring and statement-making […]

MUSIC SCENE

Hope springs eternal for Craig Jolly


It has been said that it is human nature to always find fresh cause for optimism, and that’s certainly the case for writer/musician Craig Jolly. After a long and lucrative career as a writer for ad execs and corporations, venturing into journalism and broadcast journalism, and an attempt at writing screenplays with some moderate success, he has most recently turned […]


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