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A sense of renewal

Tedeschi Trucks hits the road with a show that makes its way to Key West

Coming out of the pandemic, there seems to be a real sense of renewal happening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band — which when fully deployed includes 12 members. For the second straight year, the group had to postpone “Wheels of Soul,” their annual summer festival-styled tour because of uncertainties over what venues would be open and at what capacities this […]


Key West is an artist’s utopia. Here’s a look at local galleries: 7 Artists & Friends The combination of a supportive arts community and inspirational tropical setting combine to make Key West ideal for nurturing creativity. 7 Artists & Friends (213 Simonton St.; 305-294-8444) began as a co-operative art gallery run by seven of the island’s most respected artists, each […]

Artisan Market announces dates for season 9; starts Oct. 24

The Key West Artisan Market season 9 kicks off 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot at Sonny Mccoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St. — the same location as last year, across from White Street Pier and the opposite side of the dog parks by the bocce courts. Each market is themed and pairs with one or […]

“Golden Girls” to Proms: 7 fun ideas for future fantasy themes

You always can count on visitors and residents to be opinionated on the themes of Fantasy Fest. Certain sentiments regularly resurface. Some want breadth to cast as wide a net as possible and bring many into the fold. Others gravitate toward specificity in the hopes of less generic and more focused costumes and events. Time and period themes are accessible […]

Remembering past glories of Fantasy Fest — and then some

Funny. Magnetic. And not afraid to pull up a stool onstage because, let’s face it, the audience at the theater isn’t paying enough to wear out your favorite Dr. Scholl’s. That’s Gerri Louise Gates. A petite force of nature and keen observer of the local “glitterati” and just about everyone else. She was one of the earliest Fantasy Fest Queens […]

Key West museums — have fun and learn something, too

Key West’s subtropical climate means the island is typically blanketed in a viscous humidity that makes a short walk to the mailbox feel like wading through tapioca pudding. Luckily, Key West is chock full of fascinating museums where both kids and adults can attempt to stave off the cognitive slump that begins to take hold when the temperature hits 88 […]


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Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden seeks scarecrows for contest

You don’t expect to see scarecrows in the tropics. But the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden expect them to be out in full force for its third annual “Scarecrows in the Forest.” The tropical forest has issued a call to students, community amateur artists, not-for-profits and business/creative professionals to create their own scarecrows for display in the Garden. […]

Autumn brings new flights, experiences

Fall brings a change in temperatures (eventually) to the Florida Keys. But autumn this year also makes it easier to get to and from Key West and will highlight a few changes for dining and unwinding. Read on: Allegiant flights to Key West — Beginning Nov. 18, Allegiant is to add nonstop twice-weekly service from North Carolina’s Asheville Regional Airport […]

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