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Six new and new(ish) places for 2020 season

Season. That glorious time of year when even our second-choice restaurants are overbooked and week-long “residents” give your shorts and T-shirt disapproving glares perfected all the way from Connecticut. But hey, money! Several months ago, we highlighted establishments that fell for whatever reason — astronomical rents, issues with the IRS and all-around questionable goods and services. Now, in our first […]

Big Sam’s Funky Nation


It’s not that Big Sam Williams put the world of New Orleans jazz and R&B behind him. Far from it. That music, and the culture surrounding it, will always be part of him, and really, how could it not? Like Wendell Pierce’s “Treme” character, Antoine Batiste, Williams was born and raised in the Crescent City and learned to play trombone […]

Flowers of the sky at the Butterfly Conservatory

There’s this place, among the lofty heights of an early, sultry Turkish evening. It is not easily available to the leisured mind, much less accessible for the sunbed occupants lathered with oils and stifling vacation hangovers. A dusted trail, climbing steeply into the mountains, incites pleasurable vistas of the hearty turquoise Mediterranean Sea behind you. Here, arriving with a challenged […]


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Kreg Kelley opens ‘According to Who?’ at SALT

For the month of February, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., will feature “According to Who?,” a new collection of unique mixed media paintings by local artist Kreg Kelley. To celebrate Kelley’s new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. A Key West-based artist as of summer 2013, Kelley won […]

Pianist Jim Rice takes the spotlight at the Red Barn

Joy Hawkins, the Red Barn Theatre’s artistic director, has been asking Jim Rice to do a solo show on their stage for years. To her great delight, he finally said “Yes”. So on Feb. 2 and 3, Rice will take the Red Barn stage in the spotlight for his own cabaret show, “The Mood I’m In.” Tickets are already in […]

The Magical Custom House Mystery Tour is coming to take you back in time

Keeping things cool at the Custom House — an award-winning museum and one of Key West’s most prominent national landmarks — with ongoing repairs and restoration efforts is the focus of Key West Art & Historical Society’s annual Back in Time fundraiser, set for Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6-10 p.m. at the historic San Carlos Institute. Break out your bell-bottoms, […]

Final chance to see ‘Glass’ at Waterfront Playhouse

This Thursday, Jan. 30, Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, are your last chance to see the world premiere of Michael Aman’s “Glass” at the Waterfront Playhouse. The play imagines a fictional encounter by two legendary figures of the American theater: Tennessee Williams, a young playwright at the beginning of his career, and Laurette Taylor, a famous actress facing […]

Florida Keys women artists celebrated in juried exhibit at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to celebrate the work of 39 Florida Keys female artists featured in the “From a Woman’s Hand” exhibit at the Custom House Museum (281 Front St.). The biannual exhibit juried by arts community leaders Jane Grannis, Martha Resk, Lois Gray and Cori Convertito, Ph.D. illuminates the remarkable achievements of women artists […]

Randy Rogers Band headlines Mile 0 Festival

Five guys, 18 years, ten albums, thousands of shows. No matter how you choose to measure it, the Randy Rogers Band has defied the odds to create a lasting legacy in the country music industry. Composed of singer and guitarist Randy Rogers, bassist Johnny Chops, fiddle player Brady Black, drummer Les Lawless, vocalist and guitarist Geoffrey Hill and versatile musician […]

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