Arts and Entertainment News

From basketball to spiritual legends, there’s plenty new to streaming


We are all asking our friends, “What are you watching?” If you are like me, you’re getting some great suggestions. But you are also likely finding that you have already watched much of what your friends have, and while it is probably impossible, you’ve caught up with everything you want to watch, screen and binge. Welcome to late April 2020, […]

Key West Art & Historical Society Museums close doors, but access to what’s inside remains open

Like the many other public community entities across the globe, in order to safeguard against COVID-19, the Key West Art and Historical Society has temporarily closed all of its museums — Custom House, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, Tennessee Williams and Fort East Martello — until it is deemed safe by health officials to reopen. However, with schools on […]

Plein air painters celebrate the outdoors from their own backyards

As with other activities whose gatherings have been suspended, the members of various plein air groups in South Florida have temporarily found themselves practicing their art solo. Yet amid the stay-at-home order, some have found ways to leverage social media in order to maintain their communal connection even as they paint at home. Taking its name from “en plein air,” […]

Marcello Nod’s punk vision resonates on “Woe Betide You”

It’s 11:30 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Year of our Lord. Marcello Nod and his roommate in Cape Coral are watching coronavirus news on MSNBC when I call, the day before I start self-isolating (or was it?). I bought Marcello’s experimental punk album, “Woe Betide You,” after seeing him perform at No. 3 Craft Brews in Cape Coral in […]

Florida Eternal

— a photo essay

FROM DEEP WITHIN THE EVERGLADES to just about any trail in our state dotted with cyclists out getting fresh air and taking in the scenery, there is one thing that Florida residents universally cherish about our state — its natural beauty is eternal. Natural beauties found here have existed, well, much longer than Florida was even called Florida, if you […]

Oscar winning “Parasite” just one of a few fresh to streaming this week


What are you watching? The options are endless and while you certainly have your favorites, there’s a good chance you are looking for some suggestions. This week we have some options just hitting streaming services for the first time, from Academy Award winners to indie films that have bypassed the big screen altogether. ¦ “Parasite” The movie, first screened at […]

How an Immigration Attorney Handles the Coronavirus


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 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


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


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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