ON JAN. 22, 1912, ON WHAT WE can imagine was a reasonably warm day, a man named Henry Morris Flagler arrived in the southernmost city of the United States. A dapper gentleman possessing an enormous snow-white moustache and an eighth-grade education, Mr. Flagler had a penchant for oil monopolies and the kind of jaunty newsboy caps that would, almost 100 […]

Louie Anderson at the Key West Theater

On Sunday Sept. 30, Louie Anderson is bringing his uniquely loveable brand of comedy to The Key West Theater (512 Eaton St.) for two shows that promise to be full of belly laughs and warm-and-fuzzies. Anderson is so much more than just one of the country’s most recognized and respected comics. A three-time Emmy winner, he has been named One […]


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 you might […]


Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South and Whitehead streets www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train  303 Front St. 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. […]


They call him Diamond Dave

If you can acquire a skill in the fraction of time that it takes most people to read the instructions, then you can rightfully earn a nickname like Diamond Dave. David Bevens became Diamond Dave while working for the Dry Tortugas fast cat ferry. He phenomenally managed to learn boat practices and terms in an unusually short time and the […]


Gina Maserati : Pretty in Pink

When you think of a drag queen, you generally imagine a guy dressed as a girl, all glittered up on an elaborate stage with various props, lip syncing and performing various choreographed numbers. Not so with this fast and furious Maserati. Gina is the real deal. You can find her fronting bands onstage all over town, any time of day, […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Live Music with Dave Bootle   Sept. 27, 9 p.m. Mangoes 700 Duval St. www.mangoeskeywest.com Jerrod Issaman and Friends Live   Sept. 27, 10 p.m. Mary Ellen’s Bar 420 Appelrouth Lane www.maryellensbar.com Fantasy Fest Costume Swap   Sept. 29, noon. Mary Ellen’s Bar 420 Appelrouth Lane www.maryellensbar.com Lip Sync Battle   Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m. Aqua Nightclub 711 Duval St. www.aquakeywest.com MUSIC […]


Alonzo’s 700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.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 www.blackfinbistro.com 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 the Audubon House offers […]


SALT Gallery shakes things up with works by Kreg Kelley

SALT Gallery shakes things up through September with a new collection of whimsical mixed media paintings by Kreg Kelley. A Key West-based artist since the summer of 2013, Kreg won his first art award at the age of 12 with the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Program for a drawing he called “Holocaust.” Throughout his teen years he experimented in different […]

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