Smooth sailing

Captain Rowan Josh and the Hindu, Bloodhound and Argo Navis


It’s early – sometimes still dark – when Josh Rowan awakes inside the belly of a large wooden schooner named Bloodhound. Anchored in an out-of-the-way marina on Stock Island, the rest of the harbor is still rubbing sleep out of its eyes when Mr. Rowan takes to the deck to raise an American flag off his boom, followed by a […]

Key West Theater premieres ‘Oklahoma Smith,’ an original new musical




Premiering in spring of 2013, 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 showing now at the Key West Theater. In this decidedly adult, choose-your-own-adventure musical, the plot twists and turns in hilarious ways as each major decision is decided in real-time by […]

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 […]

The One-and-Only John DeVault




There are a few classic bars you should not miss on a trip to Key West, among them Sloppy Joe’s, Capt. Tony’s, the Green Parrot and Schooner Wharf being at the top of that short list. Schooner Wharf’s motto, ‘A Last Little Piece of Old Key West,’ is befitting, because if you wander in from the street or sail in […]

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 […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS ‘Oklahoma Smith’ the Musical April 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available atwww.thekeywesttheater.com Camping with Henry and Tom April 13, 14 and 15, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets availablewww.redbarntheatre.com Good People April 13, 14, 15, and 19, 8 p.m.The Waterfront Playhouse310 Wall Streetwww.waterfrontplayhouse.org Annual Beer Pong Tournament An […]

“Good People” opens at The Waterfront Playhouse



“Good People” is a barn-burner of a play. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire, this multiple award-winner opens April 13th at the Waterfront Playhouse and runs until April 29th. “Good People” asks why some people have all the luck — and some don’t. Is it luck or strength of character that helps a person escape from the situations into […]

Dance performance to premiere at Key West Civil War fort, April 13-15



“Key West Reverie” was conceived, directed and choreographed by New York City’s Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater and produced by The Studios of Key West. Described as an impressionistic portrait of the island city, the site-specific performance is to be staged at West Martello Tower, headquarters of the Key West Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Blvd. “The production encapsulates the Key […]

MUSIC SCENE

Key West’s Rocker Bo Fodor


On the corner of Caroline and Duval Streets is a building yanked straight off of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, with three bars on three floors, and a wide second floor wrap-around balcony where patrons can overlook all the goings-on of Key West revelers passing below. It’s called the Bull and Whistle. On the top floor, beneath the stars, is […]


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