Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Key West with these events

NEW YEAR’S EVE — ONE LAST NIGHT OF reckless depravity before we all resolve to be better, to achieve more, to (finally) join the gym and work on that six-pack. It’s also a night when we all gather and gaze towards the heavens, mesmerized by large shiny objects (or people perched atop those objects) descending towards the crowd and heralding […]

Eddie Money headlines New Year’s Eve Concert at Key West Amphitheater

“What do you call eight rock stars’ wives in a basement?” ……………… “A whine cellar!” And so begins my interview with Eddie Money, the legendary singer of recognizable hits like “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Baby Hold On” and “Maybe I’m a Fool.” Eddie (because two seconds into our conversation I’ve been reprimanded for daring to call […]

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 you […]

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 […]

‘Dancing Lessons’: An unexpected enchantment opens Red Barn’s 38th season

Mark St. Germain hadn’t intended to write the play. He had no interest in autism or dancers, and the “challenged man meets challenged woman” trope has never been his métier. Mark’s plays have always had a historical aspect to them, loosely based on real people and the situations that defined them. But a chance meeting with a friend’s autistic son […]


Lyndsey Varvatos: Island Girl

Benny and Tommy had quite an adventurous 2017. The dogs survived Hurricane Irma at a boarding house on the island of St. John while their owner, Lyndsey Varvatos, was on vacation in New York City. By the time she found out about the approaching superstorm, all flights to the Caribbean were canceled. Minute by minute updates of their rescue appeared […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “Inspecting Carol”  Dec. 28, 29, 30, Jan. 2 and 3, 8 p.m. Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. Tickets at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”  Dec. 28, 29 and 30, Jan. 1 and 2, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. Tickets at www.thekeywestheater.com “Dancing Lessons”  Dec. 28, 29 and 30, Jan. 2 and 3, 8 […]


Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.com Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well […]

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 […]


Mark Rose and Roberta Jacyshyn: Married to the music

Mark Rose and Roberta Jacyshyn met at a jam session in a Colorado jazz club. Roberta was born in Philadelphia, but at the time that she met Mark she was living in Colorado Springs where he had spent most of his life. They quickly found out that they had a common interest and have been agreeing on the subject ever […]

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