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COAST The third annual COAST is Clear Music & Arts Festival

Billy Kearins brings art and Rayland Baxter to Key West


Billy Kearins is absolutely not a self-proclaimed beard aficionado. He is, however, as of 2012, the founder of Coast Projects (COAST). What started as an experimental artist collective flourished into a lifestyle brand and concert promoting outfit. On the eve of his third annual COAST Is Clear Music & Arts Festival — Dec. 5-7 in Bahama Village — Billy explores his stranger-than-any-fiction path to developing his brand, the musical talents on hand for this year’s […]

Celebrating the holidays in Key West



Year-round balmy temps, palm trees and sandy beaches may not exactly scream “holiday season,” but while our friends up north are dreaming of sugarplums and freezing their bundled up behinds off, we here in the Florida Keys will be celebrating the season our way – with Conch Train Christmas tours (which are basically just an excuse to ooh and aah […]

Dyan Gonsalves has Island Style

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Have you ever walked into a store and thought, “Take all my money while I take one of everything?” That’s exactly how you’ll feel after setting foot into Island Style in Key West. The colorful tropical boutique and fine art gallery located at 512 Duval St. is home to an array of eclectic pieces of art made by local artists […]

The Lakes: A step into Caribbean utopia



Key West dabbles in many social gatherings and announces itself as the butterfly’s haven for socialites. It flutters amongst the crannies of Duval Street and spills over into the wee hours. Satiated from the overflow of tourists, the economy thrives and the locals harvest their monies in hope of paying next month’s rent. And then, dawn appears, the roosters shuffle […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

THANKSGIVING— KEY WEST STYLE

Get stuffed in the most delicious way with tips from dining spots around town


When you think about it, Thanksgiving sometimes seems like a limp piece of bologna in the holiday seasons sandwich. Before you turkey lovers get all upset, hear me out: These days, Halloween decorations appear on shelves in August and choruses of, “What are you dressing as?” seem to pepper conversation as early as Labor Day. This is especially true in Key […]

Tennessee Williams Theatre’s 2019-2020 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 Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Ave. to […]

Suz Orchard’s Key West Island Books

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There’s nothing quite like a real book — holding it, smelling it, turning the pages and getting those stubborn paper cuts. In a world where many things are moving away from the physical and are instead going electronic, Key West Island Books is your one-stop shop for all things literature. Although e-books are the latest craze, there’s still a spot […]

SMART Ride 2019

On Nov. 15 and 16, the SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride), the annual two-day, 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West, raced through the Florida Keys to raise money for A.H. of Monroe County (formerly AIDS Help). Started in 2002, the SMART Ride was the creation of a number of individuals who had been impacted by AIDS/HIV in […]

Key West Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront

Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., a diverse vendor village springs to life at the Truman Waterfront Park. This weekly market features fresh fruit and produce grown in Homestead, eat-in or take-away food, artisanal meats and cheeses, locally made goods, native plants and orchids, natural soaps, clothing, art, crafts and so much more. Well-behaved pets are welcome and […]


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