The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
December 16 , 2019

Just a few of the Many Features in This Issue
The Annual KWAHS Holiday Concert & Bazaar Dec 18 (More Below)

The 8th. 2019 Annual Key West Film Festival Ended A Few Weeks Ago. Another Spectacular Year.  Our Magazine will have as we do every year since Year 1; A 4 Part / Week Post Event Feature.  This Issue is Part 3 of 4; and will contain Just A Few Photos from Last week's Issue to Help with Continuity; and of course Many New Photos in this Issue. The link to the Dec 2nd. & Dec 9th Entire Issues and to See Parts 1 & 2 of the 2019 KWFF Post Feature will be Below

Key West Art Center Turns 60 with a Gala Celebration Jan 15 (More Below) + Everyone's Friend and Outstanding Curator & Artist Deborah J. Moore Tells us about ALL the Events & Classes at the KW Art Ctr. in January.

"My Hong Kong Orchid Tree with a Friend" by L. Richardson  Acrylic on Canvas

Poinciana Blossoms by Nancy Henning  Oil on Canvas

Part 4 :  The Florida Keys Council of the Arts "Trees of the Keys" at Gato

Just Hung at Zazoo Photographic & Art Gallery : This Classic Jackie Robinson Photo (More Below)

5901 College Rd 33040
MASTERWORKS II January 15. 2020 7-9:3:45PM
Borenstein Concerto OP 60
Featuring Violinist Irmira Tynkos Bruckner Symphony #6

Photo & Article by Alyson Crean
Affordable Garden View Project Groundbreaking (More below) from our Weekly The City of Key West & MCSO Features ALSO More Info. on "Mall on Duval" Remaining OPEN

The Key West Gallery has One of the World's Largest Pater Max Collections and Many Hang Year Round.  See this Exciting Offer : More Below

Part 16 :  WWW.GOLDCOATCRUISERS.ORG  Had Their Annual Classic Automobile Show at Morgan Park in Glen Cove Feature Over 750 Cars. Just a Few More issues to Go.  Last Minute Note : Sunday 12/15 The SouthernMost Classic Car Club has a Show at The Seaport (Conch Seafood Company) 11a-3p.

Carol & Cricket Tell us about : Coffee Mill Dance Studio Resuming Classes in January (More below)

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden has their Annual Large Christmas Sale Dec 21 Plus their Guest Speaker Series Also on Dec 21 : Superintendent of the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary : Sarah Fangman
(More on Both Events Below)

"Single Occupancies" at TSKW Sat. Jan 4 & Sunday Jan.5 (More Below)

Fringe Theater Dec 26-31

Pt. 4  :"Fascinating Photos from the 1940s"

Richard "Dick" Matson Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery Opened a Few Weeks Ago. (More Below)


Alosurgre :A Journey Across Time by
Onajide Shabaka

Dollars & Dancers :Behind the Velvet Curtain by Donna Nadea u

Stillness by Josefina Cavalina

Eddies by Jim Racchi

The Studios of Key West (TSKW) Winter Member's Exhibition 12/5-26 & 4 January 2020 Exhibitions (More Below)

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos

Cricket Desmarais Sent Over this Pic and Verbiage from the Bahama Village Music Program's Annual "Joyful Voices" Performed at The Woman's Club

12/12-15 Alexei Butirskiy (The 12/23 Issue will have Photos from His Visit this Weekend) STILL TIME TO SEE HIM THIS SUNDAY. Like the Two Artists Below He Hangs Year Round
Adam Scott Rore 12/21-12/26
Bill Mack & Gary Welton 12/27-12/29
Just Two of the Many Key West Art Galleries that have Continuous Visiting Artists for Live Painting Demonstrations and Networking

So Many Exhibitions at the KWAHS : Permanent and Temporary at their 4 Museums  Custom House Museum, Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum, and Tennessee Williams Museum.

Sugar Rum Cherry : A Burlesque Nutcracker Produced by Christa Hunt at KWT 12/19-21 (More Below in Our Entertainment Section)

Our World Famous "Sushi" Dropping Down Every NYE

The TDC (Tourist Development Council) Does an Excellent Job Every Month in Producing an On-Line Supplement to their Outstanding Website; called "Keys Traveler".  As Usually we Feature their Material and give you ALL the Links

Plus Next Week the Start of Some New Multi-Part / Week Photo Features : 2019 FKSPCA Parade of Paws, Our Latest Visit to the KW Art Center, The Two December Exhibitions at The Custom House "The Literary History of KW" & "KW Collects",  A Brilliant Artist's Return Visit to Where he Hangs Year Round Alexei Butirskiy at The Key West Gallery.Also Next Week : Pt. 1 Photo Feature of "Outside The Lines : Winters Members Exhibition" at TSKW


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8170 Weekly. December 16, 2019.  Due to Time Constraints & To Get This Out Sunday Morning; I'm Skipping the Lead Tease Verbiage.  We have a lot of Very Extensive Features Promoting Upcoming Events + Some Great Photo Features.  Thanks for Reading and Have an Outstanding Week;  Ed.

Pt 4 : Florida Keys Council of the Arts: 2020 Members Show "Trees of the Keys"  WWW.KEYSARTS.COM 1110 Simonton St. (Gato Cigar Bld.) 305-295-4369.

 "The Trees of the Keys"

"Tree Mandala" By Nicholas Bergery  Photo Print

"Branching Out" by Karen Leonard  Photo Print on Glass



"West Martello Gardens : Pre Irma" by Nancy Henning  Oil on Canvas

"Tropicana Fresco" by J.H.Allen

More from the Winter Member's Show at The Gato Building "Trees of the Keys" from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Up Shortly

Editor's Note : Last Week's Issue had TWO of Noel Skiba's Paintings and I MisIdentified BOTH ;  Here are the Painting with correct Info..

"Windy Bay Palms" by Noel Skiba  Acrylic on Canvas

Hemingway Through the Branches by Noel Skiba  Acrylic on Canvas

More "Trees of the Keys" from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Up Shortly


We Now Continue with Our Annual Extensive Post Event Feature from the 2019 Key West Film Festival : Part 3 of 4
BEST EVER Hosted by The Tropic Cinema


A Woman's Work :The NFL's Cheerleader Problem" Moderated by ESPN's Bob Ley and Variety's Tomris Laffly. Directed by Yu Gu. Special Guest Star of the Film Oakland Raider's Cheerleader Lacy Thibodeaux.  Bob Ley also Moderated with a Q&A "Pahokee" with Directors Patrick Bresnan and Ivette Lucas

Michael Ananciz KWFF Executive Introducing ESPN's Bob Ley

More from the 2019 KWFF Up Shortly.  Here is the Link to the entire Dec 2, 2019 Issue and Part 1 of Our 2019 KWFF Post Event Coverage. .
Here is the Link to the Entire Dec. 9, 2019 Issue and Part 2 of Our 2019 KWFF Post Event Coverage

One of Our Favorite Photographers : Matt Stock Opening an Exhibition in  Florida

More Matt Stock Photos Next Week


We Continue with our Photographic Series of Decades Ago

More Vintage Photos of the 1940s Up Shortly

Ran into the Washburn's Last Friday Night at Eric and Emma's Annual Holiday Party at their Complex with Exhibitions from Eric-Emma & Guest Artists Martha Hubbard, Kerry Hoeppner & Penny Garcia. Jane Washburn Tells Us that her Exhibition and Reception starts Jan. 27 at the GingerBread Square Gallery


Environmental Center & Headquarters 631 Greene St. 305-294-3100 
( A MUST TO VISIT : Next to the Brewery)
PO Box 430 KW, Fla, 33041
Fax : 305-293-9519


We Now Continue
"A Woman's Work : The NFL 's Cheerleader Problem"

Principle Host of the 2019 KWFF The Tropic Cinema

Executive Director Michael Marrero, & Managers Carla, Aramis, Raul along with their Staff DID AN AMAZING Job.  Especially with their Managing the Theatre Entrances ( Greetings & Ticket Collection in Their Many Theatres ) and Purchasing Tickets on Location & Website.
The Tropic Gallery is Fairly Active with works by Projectionist Raul Marrero and Staff; as well as Guest Artists. Our Next Issue will have some of the Works


Walk on White Thur. Dec 19 6-8pm
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609

533 Eaton Street (Corner Simonton) 305-320-0208

 December Listings of Guest Authors Up Shortly from Books and Books

5901 College Rd 33040
MASTERWORKS II January 15. 2020 7-9:3:45PM
Borenstein Concerto OP 60
Featuring Violinist Irmira Tynkos Bruckner Symphony #6


"After Parkland" with Directors Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman. VIP Guests  : An Amazing Young Lady in Parkland Tori Gonzalez & Dad Tony Gonzalez

Directors of the Film Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman

KWFF Program Director Michael Tuckman Making Introductions

Moderator : From Miami New Times &   WWW.INDIEETHOS.COM
 Hans Morgenstern 

More from the 2019 KWFF Up Shortly

Key West Art & Historical Society hosts spectacular "Holiday Concert & Bazaar" at Custom House Museum
Locals and visitors alike can delight in festive holiday spirit at Key West Art & Historical Society's "Holiday Concert & Bazaar" on Wednesday, December 18 from 5:00-9:00pm, located on the sweeping porch and promenade of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  The immensely popular celebration, now in its fourth year, will feature some of Key West's finest artisans, musicians and choirs, food and libations, free entrance to the museum and its two stories of exhibits, and a dazzling holiday light show magical vector projections on the face of the Custom House.
The opulent Bazaar offers shoppers a trove of unique gift options to choose from, including handcrafted jewelry, clothing, textiles, home décor, fine art and fine art photography, confections, stationary, with eggnog to lift the frazzled 'final shopping days' spirits and Santa on hand for last minute requests and 'selfie' photos.  Adding to the holiday cheer, from 5:30 to 6:30pm Society members can also enjoy a VIP Member Lounge in the Bumpus Gallery and a 30% discount (normally 20% for members) in the Custom House Museum Store.
Shoppers can enjoy live holiday music from the Grateful Guitar Uke Gang, the Bahama Village Music Program's Joyful Voices Choir and House of Pan Steel Pan Drums ensemble, The Music Room students and their "Remaining 10" big band, preview excerpts from Joe Tripp and Destiny Montgomery's "Christmas Rocks" show, Mike the Bagpiper, the Blessed Community Choir, Larry Smith, Joe Dallas, Megan, singers Christine Cordone, Victoria Horne, Peter Diamond, Camille Toler, Michelle Dravis, Victoria Home, and belly dance and African dance students and teachers from the CoffeeMill Dance Studio.
After dark and throughout the evening, "Conch 5 Studios" Key West High School Students will wow guests with a magical vector projections light show on the face of the Custom House, an annual crowd favorite.  Key West Art & Historical Society's "Holiday Concert & Bazaar" is one of many festive events taking place during Key West Holiday Fest, which runs through December 31 and is supported in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, Helmerich Trust, and the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council. For more information contact Kassandra Collett at 305-295-6616 ext. 114 or email at .   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 
Key West's magnificent four-story 'architectural crown jewel'- the Custom House Museum- is to serve as the canvas for a spectacular holiday light show presented by Key West High School's 'Conch 5 Studios' students at the Wednesday, December 18, Key West Art & Historical Society "Holiday Concert & Bazaar." Last year's spectacular attracted between 3,000 and 3,500 attendees.


Special Friday 13th. Horror Book Sale


"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(Bottom-L) Nolan Schott was the student speaker at the 60th Commencement Ceremony for the Fall Class of 2019 at the College of the Florida Keys (formerly FKCC.) 

(Bottom-R) La Te Da's annual Toy Drive for Key West Children almost filled the front room of the venue due to the generosity of the Key West community. 

(Top-L) The Rev Steve Torrence delivers the annual blessing of the animals at the Florida Keys SPCA's 'Parade of Paws' held at the Dog Beach.

(Top-R) On Dec 2nd, the American Legion Post 168 in Bahama Village received a matching grant of $15,000 from the Marion Stevens Fund to apply toward purchasing and installing air conditioning and windows.  Show are Michael Ingram, Sarah Fowler and Joan Higgs from the Marion Stevens Board of Directors, Jennifer McComb from CFFK, Commander Glenwood Lopez, Vice Commander Bernice Hill, and finance Officer Terry Thompson from the William Weech American Legion Post 168.

Peter's Photos are also found in WWW.KONLIFE.COM Publications On-Line and Hard Copy

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

The Key West Art Center and Gallery Celebrates 60!
The Key West Art Center is currently housed in a historic wooden building in the midst of the city's old town waterfront area.  It has been here since 1960 when a group of local artists was joined by several businessmen and persuaded city officials to save the historic building on Front Street which had been condemned.  It was converted into a city sponsored art center.  The building was originally constructed in the 1850s for use as a grocery store and was seriously damaged by fire in 1886.  It was rebuilt as a single story building and the second story added in the early 1900s.  The grocery was owned and managed by the George Babcock family for many years.  In later years the building was the location for the first WPA Art Project under president Roosevelt.
From 1960 on the Key West Art Center and Gallery has had a mission, to provide a year-round sales resource for local artists.  It provides a community gathering place, learning environment and public exhibit space.  The Art Center is focused on safeguarding the heritage of Key West as a city of Artists.  It is the oldest Gallery in Key West and over the years has hung work by hundreds of local artists, many of whom have gone on to become internationally recognized.  Members are all Monroe County residents and include artists from Key Largo to Key West.  Work includes painting in many mediums, sculpture, ceramics, fine jewelry and other fine craft.

The Key West Art Center and Gallery is a non-profit whose role in promoting and developing the artistic talents of the community is priceless.  To celebrate the 60 th Anniversary of the Art Center, there will be a fundraising fiesta on January 15 th , 2020.  The Art Center relies in part on donations to expand its reach and the programs it can offer to the community as well as to maintain its historic home.  The fundraiser will be held at the Center where you can learn more about the building and the history of this important organization.  Delightful hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Small Chef at Large, wine by The Restaurant Store, Live Music by Brian Roberts and there will be a silent auction.   Tickets are $60.00 and available at The Key West Art Center and Gallery as well as on the website  On this important date the Mayor of Key West, Teri Johnston, will be presenting the Center with an official proclamation. ( More details to follow in Next Few Weeks)

I was over to visit with their Curator & Artist Deborah J.Moore ( always a Great Hang)..She tells me about the following other Events & Classes in January :
Jan 10 : Members Meeting 3:30p, Open to Public at 4pm with Special Guest Max Irwin to discuss the New Art Walk
Jan. 14 Board Member Meeting
Karen Beauprie WaterColor Classes 10a-1pm Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28
Gouache with Priscilla Coote Jan. 11 & 18 9:30a-1p.
Jan 25 & 26 The Annual Arts & Crafts Show 10a-5pm
In the Next Issue December 23, 2019 : Lets stay here (KW Art Ctr.) and show you a Tease for Pt. 1 of Our Latest Visit to The Key West Art Center  Appearing in the Dec 23rd Issue : 

"Cottage on Carsten Lane" by Maggie Ruley Acrylic

"Old Town Bakery" by Joanne Sloan  Acrylic

"A Boutique for My Morning" by Carol Rezba  Oil on Linen

Part 1 of Our Latest Visit to the Key West Art Gallery Next Week

Also Next Week The Key West Art & Historical Society at The Custom House Opened Two New Exhibitions on The First Floor


Next Week Pt. 1 of "The Literary History of Key West"


Next Week Pt. 1 of "Key West Collects"
Next Week The Key West Gallery Had a Visit from the Brilliant Artist Alexei Butirskiy and We'll Have Part 1 of His Visit & Works
"City of Gold Series" 35" X 26.25" Highly Embellished Ltd Ed. Giclee on Canvas

"Moscow Morning" 20" X 27" Hand Embellished Ltd. Ed. Giclee on Canvas
Hopefully this Issue will be Published while Alexei is Still in Town; and YOU MUST VISIT this Amazing Artist that will be Revered for Centuries. Of Course as my Regular Readers Know Alexei Hangs Year Round at The Key West Gallery and a MUST SEE ;Here are the links to his Works on WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 

"Alosugbe : A Journey Across Time" by Onajide Shabaka
"Dollars and Dancers : Behind the Velvet Curtain" by Donna Nadeau
"Stillness" by Josefina Cavalina
"Eddies" by Jim Racchi


Peter Arnow "Executive Contributing Editor" for Our Magazine & Reporter for Konk Life WWW.KONLIFE.COM
KW Photographer & Board Member from KWAHS Todd Feit and The City of Key West's Alyson Crean

FKSPCA Executive Director Tammy  Fox Leads The Parade of Paws
Next Week : Many Additional Photos from The Parade of Paws and the Many New Features that will be in the Dec 23, 2019 Issue; as well as the Continuation of the Multiple Part / Week Features Like Part 17 o f Our 750 Car Exhibition from The Gold Coast Cruisers & Pt. 4 of 4 from the 2019 Key West Film Festival.   

Editor's Note : A Very Slight Chance that the Dec 23, 2019 Issue will be Abbreviated or Skipped. 


Native Plants for Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest

KEY WEST, Florida Keys  - The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, December 21, 2019.  December features the White indigoberry tree in 1, 3, and 10 gallon containers.  It's horizontal branching habit makes it a great Charlie Brown Key West Christmas Tree which you can then plant in your yard.  Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  The Garden is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and all proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.
     The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit .

KEY WEST, Florida Keys - The Key West Botanical Garden Society presents Sarah Fangman, Superintendent, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to begin its 6-month Speaker Series on  Saturday. December 21, 2019 at  1:30pm in the Toppino Nature Chapel.  Her topic will be "Restoration Blueprint:  Proposals to Address the Challenges of the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem."  Sarah is responsible for leadership, vision and strategic direction with 19 years of experience working for the National Marine Sanctuary.  She has completed over 600 scuba dives in the FL Keys, has obtained a 100 ton Masters Captain License and became a certified submersible pilot.  Sarah holds a Master's Degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington.
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.  The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, Stock Island.  For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit

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WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM  622 Duval 305-294-8925
Here is the Nov. 25 Issue link
' Jackie Robinson,1968 LA Dodgers ' 

Sweet Lou Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Willie Davis
and Don Drysdale.  When Frank Worth moved to Los Angeles from New York, he worked as the team photographer for the Dodgers.  Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the
 Executor of the Frank Worth Estate.  We have edition #11/50 in the gallery.
Measures approx. 37" x 28 3/4" framed.
Gallery Price $1995.
© Frank Worth
Frank Worth (1923 - 2000)  was an American Photographer who befriended and photographed many Hollywood actors and actresses between 1939 and 1964. His black and white candid pictures are unusual for the era, when most stars limited themselves to carefully posed glamour portraits. Worth became a friend of numerous well known actors and actresses including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and James Cagney.  These friendships plus  ' a knack for being in the right place at the right time ' allowed him to capture unique images of the stars.He kept many of his photographs private so that they were not seen until after his death
If you are interested in adding this Jackie Robinson photograph   to your collection, please call me at 305-294-8925 


305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

Here are 4 Exhibition Events in Jan. 2020 from The Studios of Key West

Alosugre : A Journey Across Time
Jan 2 , 2020  Reception 6-8P Sanger Gallery
Miami based artist Onajide Shabaka explores ethnobotany, geology and archaeology as they relate to human history, society and culture. Through a combination of abstract, calligraphic works on paper, documentary photographs, sculpture and found objects,  Alosúgbe  traces Shabaka's own family history along with the migrations of people and plants from the rice plantations of the Atlantic colonial slave era to 20 th  century Florida.
This exhibition derives from several years of ongoing research finding connections between colonial sites in the Low Country (Georgia & South Carolina), the Caribbean archipelago and Suriname.
sponsored by Zabar's

Funding for this exhibition

Alosúgbe was originally curated by and presented at Emerson Dorsch Gallery in Miami, where it was funded in part by The Ellies, Miami's visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts. Support for  Alosúgbe was also provided in part by Locust Projects through its Wavemaker Grants program, which is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program. Wavemaker Grants is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Wells Fargo. With generous project support from Disapora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (Miami) and ReadyTex Gallery (Paramaribo, Suriname).
Jan 2, 2020 Reception 6-8PM

For over twenty years Donna Nadeau has been photographing and painting backstage scenes, her co-dancers, and the men who paid to see them, in the strip bars and "gentleman's" clubs in which she worked, from Maine to Las Vegas, beginning in 1980. Her intention was to document an extraordinary world-its colorful habitués, front-line gendered power structures, and sometimes harrowing psychologies-from the unheard perspective of the women around whom the entire cavalcade still revolves. With exquisite subtleties of form and palette Nadeau endows her watercolors with the atmospherics of these usually obscured environments, and their physical and social architectures-from drab backrooms to glittering, mirrored stages; destructive relationships, underworld dangers, and the financial pursuit that keeps the industry in tension. The artist's own experiences are embedded in the vignettes she depicts, imbuing them with authenticity, humor, and stirring emotive impact. These paintings and the fascinating stories that inspired them are pointedly relevant to today's cultural discourse, although they have remained largely unseen in the decades since Nadeau began making them-until now.
sponsored by Venter Surf & Sport

Two More Exhibition from TSKW Up Shortly

It Looks Like a Party ; Up Shortly


WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504
Did you know that the Florida Keys SPCA is an independent non-profit organization? We are not affiliated with any national organization (such as the ASPCA) and therefore receive no funding from those organizations.

We rely on your tax-deductible donations to consistently provide high-quality care for the animals at our shelter while they wait for a new home.
Our Clinic provides Spay & Neuter services for the community and soon to offer Wellness Clinics for local pets as well.  For more information contact us at (305) 294-4857 or  We appreciate all your love for our animals and their care!


Cricket Tells us : Dance Classes at Coffee Mill Dance Studio Resumes in January WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM
Modern dance students at    CoffeeMill Dance Studio learn new choreography while parents look on at this week's end-of-semester Open House. CoffeeMill Dance Studio invites children, tweens, teens, and toddlers of all skill levels to explore their Winter/Spring 2020 semester roster of dance classes and workshops at The Annex located at 804 White Street and 'By the Bay' located at 3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2. Classes resume January 7 through May 8, registration for enrollment is now open.  For more information, call the CoffeeMill Dance Studio at 305-296-9982,email , or visit  for a full schedule. Photo: Cricket Desmarais

An Evening Lost with Lillian Baxter


A young man with obsessive compulsive disorder, an international socialite accused of a crime, and an artist helping her AIDS-stricken friend to end his life. With one foot in traditional opera and the other in musical theater, "Single Occupancies" stretches the genre. Sung in English by nationally renowned opera singers, these contemporary opera theatre monologues are riveting, fresh, and relevant.
Mark Campbell

Painting by Michele Byrne

Mark Campbell, Grammy Award winner and librettist of the Pulitzer-Prize winning opera, "Silent Night," presents a post-performance talk each evening. Mr. Campbell is perhaps the most prolific and well-known librettist of new American opera. Among other topics, he'll share his thoughts on what it's like to write LGBTtQ+ characters for the contemporary opera stage.

Go to the TSKW Website Link Below for Addition Materials on this Martin Hennessey, Marisa Michelson & Stephen Kitsakos Production
Thu-Sat Jan 9-11, 8pm
$45 Preferred, $35 General ($10 discount for members - advanced only)

Johnny Carson and Jack Webb. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. Monty Python, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, and more! Your favorite Key West creatives celebrate the giants of comedy by recreating their most famous sketches. Join us for a night of belly laughs... punctuated by a few awkward chuckles.

2 More January Exhibitions from TSKW Up in a few Features

We Now Present the Awards Party that Takes Place Every Saturday Night before the Awards Ceremony

Below: ESPN's Bob Ley ; Moderating a few Film's Q&A's; Chatting with FilmMaker Kevin Cramer "Here for the Free Wine" ; A Brilliant Short Film about the Muralist Jason Tetlak (Green Shirt) . Notice Kevin's Cap "Pittsburgh Steelers"; you can be assured they weren't talking about the Film.  (One Week after the Steelers and Brown had a Brawl with 4 Seconds Left)

The Two on the Right : Liz Bloomfield & The Extremely Funny & Very Shy Regular KWFF Moderator and Awards Host with Miranda McGuire : Brian Brooks

From the Florida Student Comedy Shorts : "Freewheel"
More Awards Party Photos in the December 23rd Issue Featuring Part 4 of 4 Our Annual Extensive Post KWFF Coverage. Also Next week The Awards Ceremony (With the Entire Listings of the Awards) + A Few photos from One of the Two NEW Annual Film Series : "Environmental Docs & Animation". The Other New Film Series "Cuban Short Films"


WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.
To see ALL the Current and Future Exhibitions at TSKW Click Exhibition Link from their Website

The Annual "TSKW Winter's Member Exhibition : Outside the Line" Dec. 5-26
Reception 12/5 6-8PM
"A simple line can speak volumes, but this year, it's the wild, unknown space outside the lines we're eager to explore. As we burst through the ceiling onto our rooftop terrace, our thoughts can't help but turn to new possibilities and limitless horizons. For the members' show, we invite artists to step outside the lines, experiment with a new color palette or medium, create a canvas out of something unconventional, deliver a fresh take on a familiar form and find inspiration in the unexpected." TSKW

"Listen" by Adam Russell"

Here are the Other Two Exhibitions/Receptions coming in January 2020
STILLNESS by Josefina Cavalina  Zabar Project Gallery
Reception 1/2/2020  Exhibition 1/2-1/30

A new focus, a new body of work, and a new name. New York artist Josefiná Cavaliná presents still life oil paintings featuring ceramics, fruits and vegetables.
Josefiná (aka Joseph Cavalieri) was chosen as a Studios' AiR in 2012, and has returned to teach four glass classes. This is the inaugural exhibition of Josefiná's paintings on canvas. A collection of serene and quiet images painted in his Little Italy studio in Manhattan.
"The subject matter in my paintings is close to my heart. I have worked in ceramics and my father owned a general store in Tarrytown, New York, which specialized in fruit and vegetables. I worked there as a teen."
sponsored by Historic Hideaways
EDDIES BY JIM RACCHI Zabar Lobby Gallery
Reception 1/2/2020 Exhibition 1/2-30

An island mainstay and one of the driving forces behind the dearly missed Sculpture Key West exhibitions, Jim Racchi studied classical stone carving in Florence before settling in the Keys. His welded creations echo that training in their strong lines and impulsive flow. Racchi's latest work is a series of polychrome welded steel sculptures that illustrate the flow of an eddy-a circular current defined by its movement.
sponsored by We*Cycle Bicycles


Part 16
Pres. Don

More from Gold Coast Cruisers Up Shortly

The SouthernMost Classic Car Club has a Classic Car Exhibition Sunday Dec 15 at the Seaport (Conch Seafood Company) 11a-3p


 More "Fascinating Photos of the 40's"

We Start Another Photographic Series Next Week

As We do on a Regular Basis : We Feature Some of the Many Performers that Devote Much Time in Playing for the Many Non-Profit Fund Raising Organizations. Leading the Way is Skipper Kripitz and his "Band' of Merry Performers

Fri  20th@5pm - Salute, 'the Smilin'  Jazz Quartet' w/ Bob Boyd - keybds., Joe Dallas, acoustic Bass, Mark Rose- saxes & flutes, & skippo, drums. Sat.21st@noon-1:30pm Shakti Yoga-"Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra"  w/ Tara Mccabe, instructor, Ross Brown, gtr. & skippo, RAV Vast metal tongue drums of Russia. Sun. 22nd@1pm Green Parrot Jazz Jam w/ Mark Rose, Mike Emerson, Joe Dallas. Sun. 22nd @8pm KWTheatre, Joe Tripp/Destiny Montgomery's 'Christmas Rocks' show w/ Larry Smithl, Wayne Sorbelli, Joe Dallas,& skippo. Tues. Xmas Eve, Dec. 24th Blue Heaven 6-9pm. CRZBs Consort w/ Chris, Mark, Dallas, & skippo. & right after!!~~~~~.Dec. 24th  VIRGILIO's  @9:30-  The KW Motown Soul Revue w/ Clayton Lopez, Buck Newton, skippo,  & a host of guest horns & singers,  Xmas Wed. Dec. 25th@8pm- Little Room- vocalist extraordinaire, Victoria Horne, w/ Larry Smith, piano, Dallas, acoustic bass, & skippo, drums

MCSO Animal Farm 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300

"Parade of Paws" at Higgs Beach Sat 12/14 10am
"Christmas  on the  Farm"  Dec 15 at the MCSO Animal Farm


 830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

"The Purple Door"

"Stacy's Front Door"

For the month of December, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.,  will feature a  collection of colorful oil paintings by the beloved local artist Dick Matson. To celebrate Matson's works, SALT hosted an opening reception at the gallery from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6.
A Brooklyn native, Dick Matson has lived and worked in Key West for over 40 years. After graduating from The Cooper Union Art School in New York City and attending graduate school at Yale University's School of Art in New Haven, Conn., Matson worked in advertising, but never left his love of painting behind.
            The majority of Matson's works, including the pieces at SALT, are done en plein air and feature the distinctive architecture and natural life found in Key West.  His palette is clearly inspired by the island's color and light and over time he has become one of Key West's most prominent artists. 
            "Dick Matson is an absolute legend in the Key West art world," says gallery owner Laura Richardson. "He's a singular character and it's an immense honor to feature an artist as talented as Dick on the walls of our tiny gallery."
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine and Florida Keys honey.  Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Matson's work will remain on display until the end of the month. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit .

The December 23rd Issue will have Many of Dick Matson's Works on Display at Salt

We Continue Part 4 "Trees of the Keys"
Florida Keys Council of the Arts: 2020 Members Show "Trees of the Keys"
WWW.KEYSARTS.COM 1110 Simonton St. (Gato Cigar Bld.) 305-295-4369.

"Park Bench" by Linda Egan  Acrylic 

"Calm Palms" by Kathy Sage Acrylic

"Palm" by Jackie Sanchez  Acrylic  Usually Known for her Metal / Steel Sculptures

"Sunrise" by Linda Egan  Acrylic

"Cemetary Plot" by Haley Harriot  WaterColor

Key West Papaya by Jodell Roberts  Photo on Acrylic
Part 5 in the Dec 23, 2016 Issue


United & White St.
This weekly Feature is Written by Alyson Crean; and ALL Photographs are from Alyson

Members of the Key West City Commission, the Monroe County Housing Authority and other local officials ceremoniously broke ground today on the Garden View Apartments, kicking off the construction of City's new affordable workforce housing on College Road.
The City of Key West has partnered with the Key West Housing Authority to create 103 one-bedroom units explicitly made for the local workforce.
The City Commission, after exploring a number of ways to best use the property, directed staff to proceed with creating the much-needed housing. The City-owned properties that formerly housed the old mosquito control facility, the SPCA, and Easter Seals were demolished and new construction will begin on the site. The new units will run about 650 square feet, and the project includes parking for 125 cars as well as bike and scooter parking.
Estimated at about $27 million, the project will rely on state Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Relief funding and the Housing Authority's borrowing capacity as well as the Monroe County Land Authority.  
In the photo: City Commissioner Clayton Lopez, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, City Commissioners Billy Wardlow and Gregory Davila, City Manager Greg Veliz, City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, Key West Mayor Teri Johnston, County Commissioner Craig Cates, Parks and Recreations Board member John Parks, Housing Authority Board member Roosevelt Sands, Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee member Annette Mobley, Housing Authority Director Manual Castillo and Architect William Horn.
Mayor Teri Johnston encourages everyone to join their friends and neighbors on iconic Duval Street this weekend, December 13 th and 14 th from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. for the return of Mall on Duval.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll down the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Duval to support the many businesses celebrating the holiday season. Meet your friends for an outdoor dining experience and a glass of wine while enjoying the beautiful Key West weather.
Mall on Duval will be held every other weekend through the middle of February as the City continues this pilot program. The same three blocks of Duval Street will be closed to traffic for the Mall on Duval on the following dates as well:  December 27 th and 28 th,  January 10 th and 11 th, January 24 th and 25 th, and February 13 th and 14 th.
Below Photo Not Part of the Material Sent Over from Alyson and Shot a few Months ago..My Commentary on this Awesome Project Further Down.


Cricket Desmarais Sends Holiday Greetings and This
The Bahama Village Music Program's Joyful Voices choir performed at the annual Community Holiday Open House at the Key West Women's Club on Sunday, December 7, adding to the delightful event that also featured  the Key West Community Orchestra,  Mr. and Mrs. Claus, homemade holiday treats, egg nog, and the official lighting of the tree by  Mayor Terri Johnston.  The program celebrates its 20th year as a free comprehensive music school and
educates  more than 200 students at their main location and outreach programs, inspiring children island-wide to discover the musician within.  For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call Executive Director Katchen Duncan 305.504.7664 or email .  
Celebrating 20 years of free music education. It takes a village.  
Photos by Cricket Desmarais


281 Front St. 305-295-6616


Curator : Karen Wray
This Exhibition Below will be on for a few More Weeks; go to Last Week's Issue Dec. 9 to see More details and a few of the Works.

Collections, Key West Gallery (Stock Island) Dec 7/14/15, 11-4
Show runs parallel to I Love Stock Island Festival
Collections Gallery will be filled with Pamela's jewelry, Olga's jackets, Margo's quilts & Wilfredo's Women!
Joel Guzman is a young emerging Artist who lives in Havana, Cuba. His use of Cuban Cigar leaves, Black Chinese Ink and Antique Buttons, create his finely detailed version of dream-like scenes and stories that represent his vision of day-to-day life and culture in Cuba.
Maikel Mesa Fría is a young imaginative Artist who lives in Havana, Cuba. Fría uses bright colors to paint picturesque Cuban landscapes inside of objects that are typical to the Cuban culture, such as cooking pots, watering cans and fruits. These dream like scenes bring the images of the Cuban countryside to life.
    We'll have fresh shows monthly that will run in conjunction with the Stock Island Design District's 2nd Saturday art stroll.



Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040


Part 16
Pres. Don

Part 17 Next Week

1100 Atlantic Blvd.  305-294-3210, 914-393-2358


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

 Here is the Exhibition Page on the KWAHS Website that will give you all the Current & Year Round Exhibitions 
Upcoming Exhibitions
The 4 Listed Right Now
"Literary History of Key West" Nov. 1-Feb 9, 2020
"Key West Collects : Our Community Treasures" Nov. 22 - Jan. 5, 2020
"From a Woman's Hand" Jan. 17- March 22
"Sanford Birdsey A Retrospective" Feb. 21 - April 22, 2020

More from KWAHS Up Shortly

Annual Meeting Thursday January 30th, 6pm at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
The 2020 Annual Meeting will feature Jon Rizzo of the National Weather Service. His talk will review the 2019 storm season and give us better insights to hurricane forecasting. We will also wrap up the 2019 year with a review of Last Stand activities and election of new board members.


 WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469
MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and  Michael send Regards and tells us :
Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to localsEditor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room.  ( More Below)










Email to become a vendor or register here ==>
Keep up the Great Job Jill and Sean. Next December 15, & 29

And Every Thursday at The Truman Waterfront Park is Key West Farmers Market 10am-2:30pm

WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.
A Major Sponsor of the KWFF..In the  Next Few weeks we'll do a Tour


Ever Saturday Morning 10am is Discovery Saturdays for the entire Family

33 East Quay Rd. 305-809-4750


Hosting the 2019 Key West Film Fest



The Key West Gallery

Meet Alexei Butirskiy Appearance and Show at Key West Gallery
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:00 PM EST

Key West Gallery will host Alexei Butirskiy & the Worlds Largest  Collection of his Original paintings & Limited Edition pieces. Butirskiy will be here for a showing of his artwork Dec. 12-15, 2019 at Key West Gallery & will paint live so clients will be able to witness how he builds one of his masterpieces. RSVP today or 305-292-9339
Key West Gallery. The December 23rd Issue will have many photos of Alexei's Visit and Many of His Brilliant Work.

Meet Adam Scott Rote
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 10:00 PM EST

Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. Adam Rote will unveil his newest original and limited edition paintings as he paints live in the gallery. Enjoy show specials and personalized dedications on all new artwork purchases.
Key West Gallery

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST
Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM EST

Welcome and meet renowned artists Bill Mack and Gary Welton December 27- 29 RSVP requested New original artwork and limited editions available for purchase. Click title to RSVP today /305- 292-9339/
Key West Gallery
Bill Mack
Gary Welton
Meet Artist Luis Sottil
Friday, January 10- Sunday, January 12, 2020
Sottil created the internationally renowned process of painting that he named Naturalismo. RSVP 305-292-9339 or

Thanks Key West Gallery for bringing into Key West Amazingly Talented Artists. What a Treat Visiting Your Gallery


524 Front St. 305-292-0448

In the Next Few Issues we'll do a Photo Feature Tour of Fairvilla


3428 N. Roosevelt Ave.

5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Please take a look at this 2.5 Minute Video of Our Sheriff; Hit SHERIFF Link. Next Issue : More Great Deeds that Sheriff Ramsay and the MCSO Troops Perform.


WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911

First Play of the 2019 / 2020 Season

Dec 10, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. Adapted by Nia Vardalos.

Directed By: Joy Hawkins

A struggling writer takes over as an online advice columnist who admits she doesn't have all the answers but mines her own mistakes to empathically respond to dilemmas that are at the heart of being human. The play was based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed of "Wild" fame (a book and movie starring Reese Witherspoon) and was originally directed by Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton. Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken and finding the courage and humor to take on the questions which sometimes have no answers.


5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081


Environmental Center & Headquarters 631 Greene St. 305-294-3100 
( A MUST TO VISIT : Next to the Brewery)
PO Box 430 KW, Fla, 33041
Fax : 305-293-9519




Here is another Truly Deserving Organization to Help
Direct Donate Link Below
24215 Carribean Dr. W., SummerLand Key, Fl. 33042.  Keep up the Outstanding Work Dr. David Vaughan and Staff.




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Tickets Now on sale 

December 19, 2019 :
Get in the spirit as our artists present an evening of seasonal music. The event will be held in St. Paul's sanctuary which highlights the church's acoustics and magnificent pipe organ. January 16, 2020 :
Vocalists Barbara Staffen, John Baird, and Dean Warden perform Monteverdi, Schubert, Copeland and Weill. February 20, 2020 : Four-hand piano pieces by Dvořak, Chaminade, and Jongen with Ann McFarland and Tim Peterson. March 19, 2020 : An evening of Strings with Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova and Mark Simcox performing Beethoven and Mozart accompanied by Tim Peterson. April 16, 2020 :  Enjoy 
Dvořak performed by Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova, and Mark Simcox accompanied by Ann McFarland plus Bach sung by John Baird accompanied by Tim Peterson and Donna DeForrest


WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

AnnaMarie Giordano has Life Drawing Workshops at the KWAHS (East Martello Tower / Museum Every Tuesday. Tuesday at 11a-2p.  She is accepting Additional Models. and 609-844-3474 to Reach Out to AnnaMarie



This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photos-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting.  Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features.


The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST)  
Support Good Government! Go to, or email for more information on the election


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and Michael send Regards and tells us :
"Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to locals.  Editor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room."  ( More Below)

Mark Yeoman Art Work in the Main Dinning Room

Here is the Menu Link 



Thank you for helping us support Monroe County students! 
or Mail check to United Way PO Box 2143 KW 33045

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


Click any of the Orange Links to be Taken to the Different Areas on their Website
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special "Dinner Cruise" Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks

Christa Hunt creates "Spirited" holiday magic with "Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker" 12/19-21 at KWT

Many know Key West resident Christa Hunt as the saucy, sexy Key West Burlesque performer "Tatah Dujour." But what they might not know is that this dynamic single mother is also the Creator/ Director/ Producer of the Burlesque, crafting and overseeing the many aspects of the company totally solo, a role that she wholly embraces.

This year, Hunt decided to once again mount the production that she'd long dreamed of - "Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker," an outrageously cheeky take on the classic Nutcracker holiday ballet. The fruiting of her far-out vision is set to run  Thursday, December  19  through Saturday, December  21 at Key West Theater,   512 Eaton Street . The deliciously naughty holiday 2-act reverie is set to a combination of big band versions of various Nutcracker suites and classic holiday songs, and features local performers, international burlesque superstars, and a bevy of sweet "drinks" in the land of libations.

"I love getting my hands in on every aspect of a show- from costuming to choreography to marketing and music," she says. "But what keeps me going is getting to see the end-result. I love seeing the shows come to life!" 

Though Hunt started her career at the beginning of the neo burlesque movement in 1998 in New York City, she found her calling as a producer when she moved to Key West, offering a theatrical take on the burlesque art form with fully original concepts and scripted parodies-something only a handful of professional burlesque companies do. 

"It's more inspiring for me to write and produce shows with scripts and full concepts than basic variety shows," she says. "It also allows performers who have dance or theater training but don't want to do striptease to be a part of our shows."
Original Key West Burlesque "full" shows include "Kung Fu Hero," "Gospel of a Good Time," and "Magic of Spring," and fans will remember her cheeky parodies, including "The Sexy Side of Star Wars," "Peter Pan in Naughty Land," and "Taking it Off to See the Wizard," as well as a number of follies-style productions like the holiday and variety shows. Hunt's goal for the company is to have productions that travel with full time professional dancers and performers, and is headed in that direction next April with the Burlesque's Prince tribute show "Erotic City."
Audiences will love her upcoming "Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker." This burlesque version of the holiday ballet classic offers audiences a full theatrical production that is uniquely Key West, celebrating "so much of what makes Key West the place it is-drinking, dancing, and adult fun," says Hunt.
Doors at Key West Theater open  at 7:30pm , "Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker"  starts at 8:00pm . Sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Tickets:  or call  305.985.0433 .

Mall on Duval :  The First Weekend of Every Month Non Profit Organizations are Featured.  Mayor Johnston Tells Us the Upcoming Schedule for the Mall on Duval Being OPEN :  Mall on Duval will be held every other weekend through the middle of February as the City continues this pilot program. The same three blocks of Duval Street will be closed to traffic for the Mall on Duval on the following dates : Dec.13 & 14,  December 27 th  and 28 th,   January 10 th  and 11 th,  January 24 th  and 25 th , and February 13 th  and 14 th
Editor's Note :  This is Brilliant & In time will be a Major Tourist Attraction Just Like Mallory Square; As Well as a Quiet & Non Abrasive Environment for Our Residents to Enjoy. I'm sure with The Mall on Duval as a Permanent thing the City and Retailers will continue to Clean Up Duval Street.  

A Photo from the Grand Opening Event


Thanks Emily Berg for Sharing This Information with Our Readers

Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)

Literary Reading and Book signing Schedule

Next Week's Issue will have Photos /Listings of the Books and Authors for the Rest of December & Complete January Literary Readings and Signings . Please go to their facebook and website for the complete listing; Great Job.

Literary Reading and Book signing
Ayse Papatya Bucak - THE TROJAN WAR MUSEUM
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pushcart Prize-winning author and former Studios of Key West artist in residence Ayse Papatya Buck returns to the island with her debut story collection of spectacular imaginative range and lyricism THE TROJAN WAR MUSEUM. Reading with book signing to follow.

L iterary Reading and Book signing
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Friday, December 13th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renowned artist and Key West favorite Roberta B. Marks, will give a presentation of work featured in the new anthology book Works and Worlds. Book signing to follow.

L iterary Reading and Book signing
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Wednesday, December 18th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Phyllis Rose, literary critic and biographer will appear at Books and Books to read from and discuss her latest book - a biography of photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Book signing to follow.


NOW is the largest organization of feminist grass-roots activists in the US. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Since its founding 1966, NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism, to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. 
Key West NOW meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Shanna Key and we welcome your presence.


Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM 
(weather permitting). 
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15.  526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381.  Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

 One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St.. Contact Vinos and Dance Key West for their upcoming Events

717 Love Lane


 Key West Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront 10a-2pm
On July 16 the Key West City Council approved a weekly Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront. The decision came after new organizers came forward to fill the void left by the abrupt departure of the Green Market at Bayview Park. Jill Snodgrass and Sean Krikorian, owners of the event firm Daily Plan-it, already organize the popular seasonal Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach so it was a natural fit. "We feature many of the same vendors who came to us expressing a need and desire to continue serving the people of Key West," Krikorian explained. "Many of them participate in a market almost every day somewhere in the keys, so missing an option on Thursdays left a void for them as well as the patrons."  The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board reached out to encourage selection of that recently renovated area as the new location and both vendors and organizers agreed it is a perfect choice.
The new event  began August 1 and continue every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. The show will feature produce sold by the Homestead farmer who grows it, Rosie, the famous cheese lady, orchids and native plants, pickles, honey, handcrafted items and other specialties. Organizers are applying to make the show EBT/SNAP friendly so affordable fresh food will be available to more people. Working locals are urged to take advantage of the many prepared items and stop at the market during their lunch break to enjoy a seaside picnic while they shop. Parking is plentiful and free with a resident parking permit. Visitors are encouraged to use the free pink Duval Loop Bus which stops close by. The new splash park and tours of the Ingham are also available in the park.
"When the Green Market closed many locals were very vocal about wanting a farmers market option in their backyard." Krikorian said, "We hope everyone shows up to support this and helps make sure its sustainable."
For more information or to participate, contact Sean K at 305.731.3385 or visit facebook kwfarmersmarket
The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
APRIL 1 2019
APRIL 8 2019
APRIL 15 2019
April 29 2019
May 27 (Last Issue of the 2018 / 2019) Season
Special Edition Summer Issue #1 June 24
Special Edition Summer Issue#2 July 15, 2019
Special Edition Summer Issue#3 Aug. 5, 2019
Special Edition Summer Issue#4 Aug. 19, 2019
FIRST ISSUE OF THE 2019 / 2010 Season  Sept. 9
SECOND ISSUE OF THE 2019 / 2010 Season Sept. 23
September 30, 2019
Oct. 7, 2019
Oct. 14, 2019
Oct. 21, 2019
Oct. 28, 2019
Nov. 3, 2018
Dec. 2, 2019
Dec. 9, 2019


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
 Please Visit Above Sites for the January Mixer and Luncheon Information

Great Job on your Weekly Friday E-Mail Campaigns ; and ALL the Member's Businesses Special Event Flyers & Materials


WWW.THEMERUNS.COM 305-747-8563

12/30 6pm illuminated 5K Key West Benefits MCBA Scholarship and Take Stock In Children
RACES 2020 
2/9 8am Red Hot Run 5K Key West Benefits Anchors Aweigh. 2/23 8am FINtastic 5K Key West Benefits Gerald Adams Elementary.  3/2 8am Sombrero 5K/10/15K Marathon. Benefits KAIR , 
4/23 7pm Duval Mile 1mile Key West Benefits KWHS Track and Cross Country. 4/27 8am Mariners March 5K Key West Benefits Basilica School. 5/4 8am Tutu 10K and Relay Key West Benefits KWHS. 6/29 8am PAL 5K Key West Benefits Police Athletic League. 7/4 8am Rotary 4th of July 5K Key West Benefits Rotary of Key West.  9/5 8am Heroes Salute 5K Duck Key Benefits Monroe FD. 9/19 8am One Human Race 5K Key West Benefits May Sands Montessori School. 10/3 8am Red Shirt Run 5K Key West Benefits AH Monroe. 10/26 6pm Heroes and Villains 5K Key West Benefits KWHS. 11/7 8am Zonta ABC 5K Key West Benefits Women's Health Mammograms.  11/8 or 15th (DATE TBD) 8am Childrens School 5K Key West Benefits The Children's School.  11/15 or 22nd 7:30am Mariners Hospital 5K/10K Islamorada Benefits The Center for Excellence in Nursing 11/26. 9am Turkey Trot Duck Key Benefits Local Law Enforcement. 11/28 8am Hog Trot 5K Key West Benefits KWHS Track and Cross Country.  12/30 6pm illuminated 5K Key West Benefits MCBA Scholarship and Take Stock In Children
Beth Moyes
President Theme Runs Inc.
Zombie Bike Ride Artist Coordinator
Fantasy Fest Parade Coordinator
(305) 747-8563
1277 1st St. Suite 1
Key West FL 33040


Next Week's Issue will have a few of their Most Recent Photo Galleries ; However Why Wait? Hit Above Link & Go to Their Website.  Great seeing you both Caroline & Johnny at Eric's & Emma's Annual Holiday Party.


WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN  305-296-1504
5201 College Rd.  

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island is seeking volunteers to help with the Nursery, Garden and general office help.  No experience necessary and training is provided.  Volunteer hours apply toward Community Service for students, City, County & State Programs. For more information contact the Garden office at (305) 296-1504, email or go online to to sign up.  
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.  For information about visiting the Garden, please visit  or call 305.296.1504.


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  305-296-9556


Q-Magazine from Neil Chamberlain 
WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227


 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101


Rebecca Tomlinson (Artistic Managing Director  305-587-8961)   Tickets at


WWW.INSTITUTOSANCARLOS.ORG 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 




Click this  LINK1 for their Facebook Page


Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for Event Listings as well as Great Features

Here is a Video Link about "Car Free Key West & One Spot that they just added more Bike Racks

-------------------------------------   305-766-9727 Peter Arnow 305-923-9645

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.

Roberta and Peter Say Reserve Early

To be seen in any of the 2019-20 Cultural Arts Publications

I believe most of the 2019 Deadlines Have past ; but of course to be sure go to their Website....
 Anne McKee Art Auction Program, February 15 for Key West Songwriter's Festival, May 1 for PrideFest Key West 2020,  Mystery Fest Key West, Key West Summer Stage 2020, May 15  for Key West International Guitar Festival, June 1 for Tropical Heat 2020, July 1  for WomenFest 2020



407 Wall St. 305-294-5015


WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


Gracy Puts in an Amazing Amount of Work; Especially the Special Event Listings; She is also a Real Estate Broker so Please Check Her Out ; as well as her On-Line Magazine

WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
Gracy sends regards and tells us : This website was created to make easier to event goers to find times and dates. Companies can save time and always have updated/available events available to them and their customers. They don't have to search every local news paper to find what they need. They have ready and combined information on one calendar. It's also online and therefore very convenient. Most people are digital nowadays. Another selling point is that the calendar of events will provide useful information that can be used for scheduling. Any company who is having a special event can look at the global calendar and avoid clashing times/dates with other organizations. This also allows them to attract more people to their events by scheduling their own events when other organizations aren't scheduled. 

 305-293-7500  1100 Simonton St. 33040

Please go to their Website for the Most Accurate / Updated Schedule Including Additions
           December 15th - Bret Michaels - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Sinbad - January 14th - Shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm,    Tommy Castro - January 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    Tommy Emmanuel - February 15th & 16th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     Judy Collins - February 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    February 22nd - Tom Papa - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,   February 25th - John Lodge - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,      February 27th - Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     February 29th - Firefall - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, March 1st - John Tesh - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   March 16th & 17th -Get The Led Out- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm.
 RamsHead Productions Temptations April 5, 2020; and also Kool and the Gang with the Village People Feb. 21, 2020
Sugar Rum Cherry : A Burlesque NutCracker
December 19, 20 & 21.  Go to their website for Detailed Info.
March 12 & 13

DOORS 7:00P // SHOW 8:00P
The Kingston Trio began with Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane and Dave Guard in 1955... Home base: San Francisco. The three founded what turned out to be the most influential music band to emerge from the 1950s, only to be outdone by The Beatles. With talent and tenacity, they rose to become the undisputed kings of an acoustic musical genre that exploded onto the American scene, and still exists today!

10,000 MANIACS
DOORS 7:00P // SHOW 8:00P
The band has covered plenty of ground in its 35-plus years, from cult-herodom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remains consistent. The live shows embrace their entire catalogue, and the lineup is still anchored by four of the six original members.


SHOWS AT 6:30PM & 9:30PM

Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds.
Due to Time Constraints the Last Few Weeks..I've not been able to Update their Schedule. Of course; to get the Complete Current Schedule with Details; gp tp their website.



Hit the Blue Links for the Interface to Various Areas on their Site
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks


WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Website & Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as this Link   TRAVELER  to Bring the December Materials  RIGHT NOW

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

The first Video up is A short 4 Minute Video on Key Largo


Just a few of the Many Features in the TDC's December "Keys Traveler"

2019 / 2020 Season Kicks Off 
Next concert at The Tennessee Williams Theater Wed. Jan. 15, 2020 with Violinist Irmina Tynkos

Dec 13-15

Grassy Flats Resort's Owner Professional KiteBoarder Matt Sexton Completing a Zero Waste Program & On-Site Sustainable Resort with 30 Units Using 270 Solar Panels

Every Year "Sushi" does her Red Shoe Drop for Key West NYE from the Top of the Bourbon Street Pub Resort and NightClub

Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Videos, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.  
For Many Additional TDC Features for December Hit

  WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

Cabaret ALL TIMES ARE 5-7 PM
Cabaret  @ d'vine Wine Gallery:
Monday 12/16 & Tues. 12/17 Nancy 3 Hoffman
Wed. 12/18 Nina Newton
Thurs. 12/19 Jimmy Olson
Fri. 12/20 Michael Robinson
Sat. 12/21 Bobby Green
Sun. 12/22 Jazz in the Garden Libby York & Friends

Sunday,  Dec 15, 5- 7:30 pm
JaZz In The Gardens
Larry Smith & Friends!

Nina Newton Playing Usually on Multiple Days Each Week
 In fact; all the Talent at their Cabaret Lounge is Great.


MOTE'S Beach Condition Reporting System Expands to the Florida's East Coast
The Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) provides daily updates on waves, currents, water and air temperature, algae and multiple other conditions at 38 beaches, including Lake Worth and 37 Gulf Coast beaches in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle. Each beach is monitored by trained volunteers including lifeguards, park rangers and others coordinated by Mote.  Much Additional Info. is in the E-Mail Campaign that this Feature is in ; Click
In the Next Few Issues I'll be Inserting some recent Links from MOTE. You Should go on the website and sign up for their E-Newsletters.


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM  900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 

MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and Michael send Regards and tells us :
"Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to locals.  Editor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room."


WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 305-396-4944 416 Eaton St.
Host Venue for the 2019 Key West Film Festival 
HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE ART VENUES IN KEY WEST. The Below Galleries & Museums are part of the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends (Frequent Associate Contributing Editors)


WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM  1111Duval St. 305-292-0072


New Location "The Annex" 804 White St.
also "By the Bay" 3340 N. Roos. Blvd. #2

1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM  622 Duval 305-294-8925

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. DanceKW@Gmail.comKyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828

WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM  825 White St. 305-294-0609

WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080

EFFUSION GALLERY (Just Opened July 5) 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM


WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM   518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973

WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM 6810 Front St. 305-923-4778

Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910  WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

ART@830  830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Alan Maltz Gallery  1210 Duval St. 305-294-0005

DE LA GALLERY 419 Duval St.  305-395-2210


Thanks for Reading and Your Comments.  Have a Great Week. 
Ed EK10@AOL.COM 954-448-4324