What’s in store at the Tennessee Williams Theatre this season

TO SAY THAT KEY WEST is proud of Tennessee Williams’ choice to spend the last 34 years of his life in our tropical paradise would be to grossly understate our collective esteem of a man known as one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century. One need only peruse the perennial Tennessee Williams exhibit at the Key West […]

Red Barn Theatre forces us to ask the indelicate questions

The stage has forever welcomed mavericks and oddballs, dissenters and radicals, all of whom are given a spotlight and a few hours to decide how they wish to yield the tremendous, historically polarizing power of performance — a power that, some might argue, is good for getting people to sit down, shut up and listen to what you have to […]


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 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 The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. […]

Keep your eyes (and ears) on Shastina Chiles


The first time I saw Shastina Chiles onstage playing guitar at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, she was but a mere child. The guitar looked comically big on her. She was performing with many well-known Key West musicians at some festival or fundraiser, and amazingly enough, she held her own. “I started playing gigs when I was 14,” she told me after […]

Larry Smith holiday jazz concert on tap


Christmas comes early this year when pianist and composer Larry Smith returns to The Studios of Key West to present his fun and soulful take on holiday classics. At 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, joined by his longtime collaborators, bassist Joe Dallas and drummer Skipper Kripitz, Smith presents a holiday jazz concert with a fresh lineup of songs — including […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Holiday Historic Inns Tour Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m. Starting at the Hemingway Rum Company Distillery 219 Simonton St. Tickets available at or by calling 305-296-4959 Key West Lighted Boat Parade  Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Key West Bight 201 William St. A Very Truman Experience  Truman Little White House Holiday Tours Dec. 17 and 19, 6:30 p.m. Truman […]


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It’s gotta swing for Libby York


Writer/essayist Adam Gopnik has said of Libby York: “I first heard Libby York in the best way you can hear somebody: totally unexpectedly, and as a surprise. I was listening to that wonderful ‘Singers Unlimited’ show on Sunday morning from our great jazz station in Newark, and I heard a voice singing ‘Sunday in New York.’ I sat up from […]


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