Celebrity Artist Adam Scott Rote at the Key West Gallery Oct. 20 to 25.

Hollywood comes to Key West. Celebrity artist Adam Scott Rote at the Key West Gallery Oct. 20 to 25 Meet the artist 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. daily during the show. Stella Stevens calls him a Pop Culture Icon. Debbie Reynolds says Adam is truly gifted with an eye for composition and imagination. Angie Dickinson […]

KEY WEST FANTASY COMES ALIVE



DEAREST READERS: THE PARTY WEEK WE’VE ALL been waiting and prepping for since last October is nigh upon us. As you read this very article, piles of boas, stacks of tutus and corsets, and boxes of costumes are being hauled down from attics and dragged from under beds. Outfits (or lack-of-outfits) for every theme party are being meticulously plotted out […]

New leaders revitalize Fantasy Fest



Fantasy Fest is, without question, Key West’s grandest annual event. Even local news outlets in far-flung towns I can’t pronounce show footage of our epic extended Halloween extravaganza. It’s 10 days of parties, unparalleled moneymaking opportunities for our tourism-based economy, and a reputation as one of the best, most raging bashes in the world. So what happens when the fest’s […]

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 Street and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958.

MUSIC SCENE

The worldly and witty Dave Bootle


There’s something magical when an entertainer can engage his audience immediately and hold its attention, enraptured, throughout his performance. The stages of La Te Da on Upper Duval Street are known for featuring just those types of entertainers, from the cabaret performances of Key West icons Randy Roberts and Christopher Peterson, to the engaging and comedic antics of this week’s […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS
Key West Goombay Festival 2017 Oct. 20 and 21 Petronia St at Duval St. Royal Coronation of Fantasy Fest King and Queen Oct. 20, 6 p.m. The Casa Marina – A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1500 Reynolds St.

LOCAL FOCUS

Marky Pierson: Will the real tiki please stand up?


The Key West dream isn’t like the typical American dream with its social standards and rat races. It’s much more relaxed. It’s more about having a little fun, being yourself and always knowing that you have the ability to reinvent yourself. Once upon a time in Michigan, Marky Pierson woke up from the American dream and realized that the Key […]

The Key West Business Guild presents the 35th annual Headdress Ball

The Key West Business Guild presents the 35th annual Headdress Ball, the premier gay and lesbian event of the Fantasy Fest celebration, which opens the brand new Key West Amphitheater at the Truman Waterfront Park on Thursday, Oct. 26. Come experience your favorite Fantasy Fest event in a new waterside setting and help Key West celebrate a beautiful expanded park […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Key West Royalty, His Highness, Tom Luna


Tom Luna. Biker. Bartender. Ballet dancer. Actor. Director. Emcee. Entrepreneur. Activist. Icon. It’s virtually impossible to live in Key West and not know him. Or at least know of him. Because he’s out there, always involved, always engaging, always up to something interesting. With Tom, to know him truly is to love him, because he’s genuine and gregarious from the […]


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