Arts and Entertainment News

Paula Poundstone is returning to Key West and, oh yeah, she started out bussing tables

Yes, comedian Paula Poundstone is funny even in a phone interview. Hilarious, actually. She’s been funny since she was a kid and eventually turned it into a successful career. Now it’s been 40 years in the spotlight. That’s four decades of touring and looking for laughs from strangers. That’s also decades worth of television appearances, hotel rooms and comedy stages. […]

SALT Gallery opens Dick Matson exhibit Dec. 6

For the month of December, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., will feature a collection of colorful oil paintings by beloved local artist Dick Matson. To celebrate Matson’s works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. A Brooklyn native, Matson has lived and worked in Key West for over 40 […]

Guitarist Peter Mayer brings his Christmastime tour to the Key West Theater

Oh, and he’s Jimmy Buffett’s right-hand man

When guitarist and songwriter Peter Mayer isn’t playing sideman to Jimmy Buffett, he fronts his own band and releases his own albums. Mayer, who has survived the music biz for more than 30 years, loves both roles. “I get to make Jimmy sound as good as possible and that’s really fun for me,” said Mayer, 61, a St. Louis, Missouri-bred […]

Local Focus: Natural Nails by Romi Muñoz


In a world of Instagram filters, Snapchat effects and cosmetic alterations, it’s nice to know that Romi Muñoz is keeping it natural. Natural Nails, that is. The nail tech has been specializing in natural nails for over 18 years. Her current salon, at 1411A 1st St., offers those in need of a little self-care and attention a variety of manicure […]


‘Parasite’: When your toilet explodes all over your plans

Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” is set in a world where the rich can smell your poverty-stricken, subway-riding hide from here. And when the levee breaks on a family’s scheme, it rains raw sewage on them. But let’s back up. The Kims are living in squalor with stink bugs while the Parks have enough money to hire an art therapist for their […]

‘Joker’: When you can get a gun, but not your meds


If Travis Bickle had a son, he’d look a lot like Arthur Fleck. Bickle, a psychotic taxi driver in Martin Scorsese’s near-perfect 1976 film, is an ultra-outsider who comes to despise his city, so he becomes a vigilante. Fleck, a psychotic clown who ends up destroying a city, is an outsider dying to fit in somewhere in Gotham City — […]

Key West Artisan Market

Whether you find yourself in the real world or in our remote Key West bubble, Sundays are sacred. Nothing wards off the Monday scaries like a decadent brunch, a nap, and maybe an early dinner or a matinee at the Tropic Cinema. But if you’re one of the hundreds of artists and artisans who live in Key West, Sunday mornings […]

SALT Gallery hosts Pam Hobbs’ ‘Women with Fish’ in November

This Friday, Nov. 15, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., will host a closing reception for “Women with Fish,” a collection of vibrant acrylic paintings by local artist Pam Hobbs, from 5-7 p.m. Living in Key West for 40-some years, Hobbs calls the island her muse. “I find all the colors and skies and houses and plants in Key West […]

Tiny notes on our 40th celebration of Fantasy Fest

My journal could not fit in the tiny pouch accompanying all of my costumes this year, so my already attached, slightly larger than average head had to make do chronicling all the adventures. Here are tiny notes on our incredible costumed jaunt through Fantasy Fest 2019. We Are the Champions The Royal Coronation for this year’s Fantasy Fest King and […]

Key West Film Festival announces official 2019 film lineup

Get your popcorn, and make it a large — more than 115 films will screen during the Key West Film Festival, which runs Nov. 20-24 at the Tropic Cinema, with additional special events taking place at select locations in Old Town. Now in its eighth year, the just-announced 2019 lineup includes screenings with director and critic discussions and a curated […]

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