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Jessica Power: the darling of Ocean Key

If you are lucky enough to work with the people you love, then work doesn’t feel so much like work after all. It feels like fun. Add to that night after night of world-famous sunsets that drip magnificent hues of gold into the most beautiful shades of ocean blue and you’ve got yourself one of the best gigs on the […]

Spotlight on Key West Burlesque’s Nick Locapo: ‘the Hardest Working Magician in America’

Don’t blink, or you will miss it as Key West Burlesque presents “Madame Dujour’s Magical Game Show & Burlesque Experience.” An interactive burlesque extravaganza, the theatrical event incorporates TV game show antics and carnival-style games with a tantalizing twist of burlesque. At the Waterfront Playhouse, Oct. 19-26 as part of Fantasy Fest 2018, the show is hosted by magician Nick […]

Custom House Museum: the official gateway and hub for Fantasy Fest 2018

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, and through Saturday, Oct. 27, the grounds of the iconic Custom House Museum at 218 Front St. will be an official “Gateway to the Fantasy Zone” for Fantasy Fest 2018: “Oh, The Games We Play.” The museum hosts a special “Royal Retrospective” exhibit through Oct. 29. “The museum’s location, its connection to the Keys arts community […]

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 […]




IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES IT SEEM LIKE FANTASY FEST 2017 WAS mere moments ago? It seems like my house is still covered in remnants of last year’s parties — glitter, feathers, tulle and the rest of the detritus that comes with playing professional dress-up. And as we speak, piles of boas, stacks of tutus and corsets, and boxes […]

Michael Franti and Spearhead bringing ‘Stay Human’ to Key West

After three months of successful dates this summer, including sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Red Butte Garden and Salvage Station, Michael Franti and Spearhead keep adding dates to their “Stay Human” tour. The tour, which kicked off Oct. 4 at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y., includes performances at Philadelphia’s The Fillmore with Thievery Corporation, Atlanta’s […]

Attorney Bernie is running for Queen of Fantasy Fest

Attorney Bernie for Queen By Laura Richardson Florida Weekly Correspondent A native of Toledo, Ohio, “Attorney Bernie,” as her friends and adoring fans lovingly call her, has been practicing family law in the Florida Keys since 2000 and is best celebrated as the lead attorney for the first same sex marriage lawsuit to prevail in Florida. With an education and […]



While to many this question seems shady, the reality is you live in Flori-da, a state that now legally allows use of medicinal cannabis. If your answer is yes, you may have some questions about how to get it. You are not alone. Since 71 percent of Floridians voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, and Amendment 2 […]

Tuning up for the Key West Barbershop Music Fest

BY LAURA RICHARDSON Florida Weekly Correspondent Thanks to movies like “Pitch Perfect” and TV shows like Fox’s “The Sing-Off,” a cappella music, once just a hobby for music-loving nerds with too much time on their hands, is cooler than ever. But way before Anna Kendrick ever picked up a red Solo cup and even before college a cappella groups started […]

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