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Singer Francis makes music “In Plain Sight”

Chances are, if you move out of your girlfriend’s apartment and move into a church, in the middle of a pandemic, after you’ve had an alcohol-induced seizure that results in a broken leg and dislocated arm, it’s going to change your music. At least that’s proven to be the case for Neal Francis. His sophomore album, “In Plain Sight,” bears […]

Rick Lindsey is racing into the waters of Key West

The president, CEO and chairman of Prime Insurance Company is looking to Race World Offshore Key West Championships for one of his next crowd-drawing ventures. Rick J. Lindsey has been on the water since his adolescence in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley. Those races are set for Nov. 6-13. While his penchant for sports saw him to the last round of […]

Your complete Fantasy Fest schedule

One of Key West's biggest events returns after a two-year hiatus

Fantasy Fest is back Oct. 20-31 with a full schedule of events throughout Key West. Check for more information. DAILY DIVERSIONS 801 Cabaret – Sushi & The 801 Girls — 9 and 11 p.m. Oct. 21-27, 30, 801 Bourbon Bar, 801 Duval St., Key West. Age 21 and older. Reservations. or 305-923-9296 Body Painting by Captain Ron Wolek […]

“Bum Farto – The Musical” returns

The infamy of Fire Chief Joseph “Bum” Farto returns to the stage for a musical telling. Author and performer Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly created the production of “Bum Farto — The Musical” in the midst of the pandemic. It was a period that proved creatively freeing and with less pressures. The musical, set for Oct. 13-27 at the San Carlos […]

Join the parade: Fantasy Fest seeks entries

The approach of autumn in Key West means Fantasy Fest cannot be far away. Revelers can express their creativity by donning dazzling costumes during the annual celebration in Key West. Each year, Fantasy Fest has a theme. This year is no exception. Set for Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 30, the 2022 festival is themed “Cult Classics & Cartoon […]

“Margaritaville” opens at Waterfront in October

You can “Escape to Margaritaville” this season at Waterfront Playhouse. That show, by one of the Southernmost City’s most iconic sons, opens the theater’s season. “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville” opens Oct. 20, offering a madcap love story, erupting volcano, tap dancing zombies and Buffett classics like “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Son of a Sailor.” […]

Key West welcomes Tropical Heat, WomenFest

Summer brought members of the LGBTQ community from across the nation to visit Key West. In August, Key West Tropical Heat turned up the temperature a notch or two with five days of pool parties, plus drag shows, sunset cruises and late-night gatherings. September brought the Key West Business Guild’s Womenfest, which celebrated all women.


Key West City Manager Patti McLauchlin recognizes Saint Fort Hyppolite for his 20 years of service to the city during a recent City Commission meeting. He started as a maintenance worker and later was promoted to maintenance technician

Patty Neyra has three big questions for any new build

As construction continues to heat up, Patricia “Patty” Neyra is moving straight ahead with goals that may involve Bermuda style homes. The general contractor and Key West native first entered the business in her 20s before returning home for her breakthrough project with an international ice cream brand. A project that still gets considerable traffic on Duval Street today. In […]

What’s new for LGBTQ visitors to Key West

Key West is a leading LGBTQ vacation destination. And while many drive down the Florida Keys Overseas Highway from mainland Florida, flying into Key West from many major U.S. cities also is an option. Six airlines — Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Silver and United — operate more than 20 nonstop U.S. routes to Key West International Airport. “2022 is proving […]

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