They write the SONGS

Key West Songwriters Festival returns


IT’S TIME TO SADDLE UP, KEY WEST: the songwriters are back in town, more than 200 of them at once, and they’re ready to make some serious noise. Back for its 22nd year, the 2017 Key West Songwriter’s Festival began Wednesday, May 10, bringing a sea of cowboy hats and country music hitmakers to the southernmost town for a week […]

‘Forever Plaid’ opens at the Waterfront Playhouse



The Waterfront Playhouse will close its 2016/17 season with the musical hit, “Forever Plaid,” by Stuart Ross. This deliciously tuneful evening is a tribute to the “guy groups” that were popular in the 1950s when male quartets would melt hearts with their close harmonies and engaging personalities. The Wall Street Journal called the show, “laugh-out loud fun.” “Forever Plaid” begins […]

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

Adam and Evenings at Capt. Tony’s


No bar in Key West has more history, mystery and reputation than Capt. Tony’s Bar on Greene Street. Jimmy Buffett regularly played there (often paid in tequila), as well as David Allen Coe, Bob Dylan, Arlo and Woody Guthrie, Shel Silverstein and reputedly Eric Clapton. Drinkers have included the likes of Walter Cronkite, Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Truman Capote, John […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS Short Attention Span Theater May 11, 12 and 13, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets availablewww.redbarntheatre.com “Forever Plaid” May 11, 12, 13 and 17, 8 p.m.Waterfront Playhouse310 Wall St.Tickets available atwww.waterfrontplayhouse.org Nick Norman and Joal Rush May 11-13Hogs Breath Saloon400 Front St.www.hogsbreath.com An intimate solo/acousticperformance by Citizen Cope May 14, Shows at 6:30 and 9:30The Key […]

Schooner Wharf Entertainment



Today: Sam Ramos and Michelle Dravis take the stage at Schooner Wharf from 7-11 p.m. Sam & Michelle both have an energetic and passionate talent for funk, soul Motown, and rhythm & blues — then add to the mix Ms. Dravis’ sultry and soulful blues, rock, reggae and country classics with funky pop for a diverse and fun-filled night of […]

DRAG LIFE

Towering Inga tops them all

Imagine a living, 6-foot-plus tall Barbie doll with the same relative bust-to-hip ratio and requisite long, flowing blond hair. That’s the Inga whom I have seen perform, admire and got to know almost two decades ago. She is a Swedish bombshell who arrived in Key West on Aug. 5, 1997, looking like a model for haute couture, albeit with more […]

MUSIC SCENE

From ugly duckling to ferocious Jack Wolf


“I was born a poor black child,” Jack Wolf began his interview playfully. Whereas most people try to sugarcoat a life of hardship, Jack embraces his matter of-factly. Parental failures, bouncing around the country with different relatives, drugs, the Navy, sleeping in cars and closets, and playing music on the street have been instrumental in making Jack the man and […]

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE



For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit www.keysarts.com/artist_ connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTSTHIS WEEK The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.The Fabric of SoulQuilts and Paintings by Avis CollinsRobinsonOngoingNocturnal: Photographyby Mark HeddenOngoingwww.tskw.org Key West Artand Historical SocietyCustom House Museum281 Front St.Stanley Papio-Junkyard RebelOngoingThe Navy in Key WestOngoingTennessee Williams,The Playwright and PainterOngoingwww.Kwahs.org The Historic Armory […]


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