...headline show at new Key West Amphitheater

EVERY TIME I GET INTO THE CAR AND TURN the radio on, my ears are met with a musical assault of astronomical proportions. Why is it that I can’t stand most of the rubbish on the airwaves today, but the music from my childhood regardless of genre or critical reception makes me feel all warm and fuzzy? The simple answer is […]

Phillip Cole White makes waves on Key West’s stages

In a town full of theatrical legends (some perhaps only in their own minds), it takes a special kind of person to make waves on the stages of Key West. But if your average newcomer is a mere ripple on the surface of the ocean of Key West drama, Phillip Cole White is the thespian incarnation of a tsunami. Including […]


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 Point  The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street 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 The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]


Living joyfully with Julie Le Sergent

Bahama Village is like the Brooklyn of Key West. It was once considered to be the sketchy and dangerous part of town (for the record, I have never felt anything but safe in Bahama Village) but has now matured into hip and trendy without comprising its cultural heritage and the small-town sense of community that is at the heart of […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “The Legend of Georgia McBride”  May 17, 18, 19 and 23, 8 p.m. The Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. Bayview Park Movie Series – “Cars 3”  May 18, 6 p.m. Bayview Park 1320 Truman Ave. The Royal Wedding with Fantasy Fest King Paul  Wedding breakfast and viewing party May 19, 7 a.m. The Saint Hotel 417 Eaton […]


        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 Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu […]

‘Key West’s Duval Street’ historic photos the subject of next Key West Art and Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series presentation

On Thursday, May 17, Key West Art and Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes historians Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson to Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street, where they will offer archival photographs and accompanying stories of one of the most legendary avenues in the United States. The 6 p.m. presentation of “Key West’s Duval Street” traces the development and […]


Jay Bangles: Music with a smile

I had not heard Jared Konersman, aka Jay Bangles, perform until 24 hours before writing this article. In our conversations leading up to the show I found it hard to believe that this softspoken crooner could command an entire rowdy crowd at Irish Kevin’s five nights a week. He was just sooo nice. The infamous rambunctious bar in the 200 […]


Adam Duplin combines the historical with the modern

Being a bartender is starting to take on a different meaning in Key West. A new wave of bartenders are continuing a trend that started in major cities and is now flourishing on the island. These mixologists don’t just want to make you a drink; they want to make you a good drink with quality ingredients. They are popping up […]

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