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How an Immigration Attorney Handles the Coronavirus

LOCAL FOCUS


Amanda Velazquez has been exclusively practicing immigration law in South Florida since 2002. She and her partner, John Smotryski, relocated to Key West in 2018 to launch Duval Street’s Wicked Lick Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. Amanda shares insight into how her clients and the courts are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Kevin Assam: Hello Amanda! How long have you been […]

A Papio parade down memory lane


The annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, originally scheduled for April 4, has been postponed in the interest of public health and safety due to the COVID-19 virus. A new parade date will be posted on papiokineticparade.com once it is deemed safe by health officials to resume public gatherings. In the meantime, here is a short history of […]

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Key West heads off Duval

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The Spice & Tea Exchange of Key West opened its tucked away Front Street location seven years ago — mind you, before the arrival of the coffee colossus chain next door. After a series of absentee owners, Katie Wills and her partner, Matt Wills, decided to buck the trend and purchase the business in 2019. The duo, who were previously […]

Artist David Genest reflects on “legalized” love in new exhibit at The Studios

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David Genest calls this one “Flesh and Blood,” a mixed media on canvas painting that depicts a family of two men and a child. It’s like a snapshot. The three are connected by a triangle of kisses: A man kisses the forehead of his partner, who in turn kisses the boy’s forehead. The child is always the center of this […]

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Tennessee Williams birthday celebration continues

The annual Key West celebration held in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams continues at multiple venues through March 30 with a wide array of arts and cultural events, including a Birthday Party at the Tennessee Williams Museum on Thursday, March 26, and two nights of performances on Sunday, March 29, and Monday, March 30, at The Studios of […]

Three new exhibitions open at Studios of Key West

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

Three new exhibitions open this month at The Studios of Key West. “Deer Humans,” a mixed media exhibition in the Sanger Gallery by Lisa D. Watson, shines a light on endangered Key deer and their fragile natural habitat; Conch artists who have been inspired by folk art legend Mario Sanchez present a collection of work in the XOJ Gallery; and […]

Guess what music genres Tim Peterson is making hot again?

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Tim Peterson is the organist and director of music at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. He jumpstarted the Southernmost Chamber Music Society, which has an upcoming concert on March 19. He also directs the Keys Choral Arts, a local 501(c)(3) community chorus with its upcoming spring concert on March 29. As he settles into his fourth year here on the island, […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Alonzo’s700 Front St.4-6:30 p.m.Half-price appetizerswww.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua711 Duval St.2-6 p.m.$5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beerswww.aquakeywest.com Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.Half-price drinks$5 appetizerswww.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin918 Duval St.4:30-6:30 p.m.$7 menuwww.blackfinbistro.com Boathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #4084-6 p.m.Half-price well drinks and beerswww.Boathousebarandgrill.com Bobby’s Monkey Bar900 Simonton St.Noon-8 p.m.$3 well drinks, $2.50 domestic beers$3 imports,$2 Pringles and $2 Slim Jims305-294-2655 BottleCap Lounge1128 Simonton St.4-7 p.m.Discounted beer, […]

Towering Inga tops them all

DRAG LIFE

Imagine a living, 6-foot-plus Barbie doll with the same relative bust-to-hip ratio and requisite long, flowing blond hair. That’s the Inga whom I have seen perform, admire and got to know almost two decades ago. She’s a Swedish bombshell who arrived in Key West on Aug. 5, 1997, looking like a model for haute couture, albeit with more curves. Two […]


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