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What’s in store at the Tennessee Williams Theatre this season

TO SAY THAT KEY WEST is proud of Tennessee Williams’ choice to spend the last 34 years of his life in our tropical paradise would be to grossly understate our collective esteem of a man known as one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century. One need only peruse the perennial Tennessee Williams exhibit at the Key West […]

Red Barn Theatre forces us to ask the indelicate questions

The stage has forever welcomed mavericks and oddballs, dissenters and radicals, all of whom are given a spotlight and a few hours to decide how they wish to yield the tremendous, historically polarizing power of performance — a power that, some might argue, is good for getting people to sit down, shut up and listen to what you have to […]


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The I Love Stock Island Festival 2018 gets underway

STOCK ISLAND, KEY WEST’S geographical next-door neighbor, is somehow simultaneously a bridge and an entire world away. But over the last few years, due in no small part to a fanatical cadre of Stock Island celebrants and to the opening of two new high-end hotels, The Perry Hotel and Ocean’s Edge, Stock Island seems to have come into its own […]

Island rolls out beloved holiday magic in ‘Nutcracker’

The Key West cosmos has a funny way of wangling to make magic happen. And when it comes to the “Key West Nutcracker,” the beloved ballet already so imbued with holiday enchantment, the island has outdone itself year after year (since 2005, in fact) in the face of natural disaster, human error and flat-out unfortunate events to ensure that the […]

Its namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look

It’s midway through the tour of Key West’s stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon—famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum—never actually lived in the Audubon House. But don’t let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to the Audubon House offers […]

Wayne Garcia at the Custom House Museum

On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes local folk artist Wayne Garcia to the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, where he will discuss the techniques and inspiration for his colorful, bas-relief wood carvings that depict the vivid particulars and street scenes of the third generation Cuban-American’s childhood. The artist’s […]

Key West Art & Historical Society presents ‘Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell’ exhibit

Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the legacy of one of the island’s most clever visual artists with “Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell” and a special opening reception from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in the Bumpus Gallery of the Custom House Museum located at 281 Front St. The exhibit runs through Feb. 10 and spotlights […]

Everybody listens to Paula Poundstone

After a grueling year away from Key West, Paula Poundstone is back. When I ask her what she’s been up to since last December’s performance at the Key West Theaters, her response is deadpan: “Embarrassingly, the same stuff.” Clever and self-deprecating, Paula’s brand of humor spans the spectrum from improvisational audience-inspired dialogue to deeply thought-out commentary on the invasion of […]


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