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RED DIRT MUSIC TO LIGHT UP KEY WEST’S AMPHITHEATER



UNLESS YOU’RE A FAITHFUL LISTENER TO SIRIUS XM’s Outlaw Country station (I don’t own a car, so don’t ask how I even know what that is), you’ve probably never heard of the Red Dirt music movement. Born in Stillwater, Okla., and so named for the color of the soil found there, Red Dirt is a rebellious, boot-stompin’, guitar-pickin’, impossible-to-define mix […]

The 1st Annual Key West Photography Festival


On Feb 8-11, on Mallory Square in Key West, the first annual Key West Photography Festival will celebrate the world of photography through a series of panels, talks, workshops, exhibitions and much more. The four-day festival will kick-off with a Spotlight talk by two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist Patrick Farrell. His 2009 coverage of a brutal hurricane season in Haiti won […]

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 […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Kimberly Hull


A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting with a friend in the narrow courtyard of Grunts Bar , listening to her memories of growing up in Key West. She told me that she had been coming to this location for as long as she could remember, as a child with her parents, when she finally turned 21, and now […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Annual Girl Scout Cookies  and Beer Pairing  Feb. 10, Noon The Porch 429 Caroline St. Western Wind Impromptu  Concert  Feb. 11, 4 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 401 Duval St. 35th annual Wesley House  Valentine’s Gala  Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion 511 Caroline St. Pucker Up/Flash Mob Kiss-in  Feb. 14, 5 p.m. The Custom House 281 […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

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 […]

SALT Gallery features famed Austrian artist in February


SALT Gallery, 830 Fleming St., will feature a new collection of colorful paintings by Austrian artist Margot Holzapfel this month. To celebrate this cross-cultural collaboration, SALT will be co-hosting two opening receptions with John Brandolino (better known as the Sole Man) at the gallery from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10. Margot Holzapfel was born in […]


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