The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
January 20, 2020

We Have many Sections Devoted in Every Issue for the KWAHS and TSKW. Above is KWAHS Annual"Back in Time" Fundraiser Gala on Feb 6. This Year it's called "Magical Custom House Mystery Tour" Event from The KWAHS. Also Above are the Two New KWAHS Board Members : President Enid Torregrosa-Silva and VP Todd Andrew Feit (More Below)

Letty Nowak's Grand Opening at the Space that was Doug Mayberry Realty was Perhaps the Informal Gala Event of 2020; Bringing a Fashionably Comfortable SRO.  This Issue will have a few Tease Photos of the Event with the Jan. 27th. & 2/3 Issues Having Many Additional Photos (More Below)

World Renowned Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina Returns to Key West & Headlines with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra on Sunday Feb. 9 at the Glynn R. Archer Center for the Performing Arts 6:30PM (More Below) + Catch Her Twice Like I do and go to the FTL Concert on 2/7; Ticket Links for both Cities / Venues Below

Commissioner Clayton Lopez, Terri White, Larry Baeder, Michelle Dravis, Victoria Horne, Bubba Lownotes, Mina Lopez-Martin, Ray Spence, Dave Langan, -& Larry Smith 
This Issue has an On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Ralph DePalma Shooting at the Annual "Women of Soul" Concert at The Key West Theater (More Below)

"Down Among the Alms" by Michael Palmer 20 X 20  Acrylic & Ink

GingerBread Square Gallery Last Week Opened the 2020 Michael Palmer Exhibition.  Palmer will be Hanging until 1/27 When Jane Washburn & Chris Calivas have their Receptions. Nyla Witmore Feb 10 + Complete Visiting Artist Schedule (More Below) 

Always a Major Treat when One of the World's Most Talented Curator's & The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Team Up to Present an Exhibition.  Alaen Ledesma Fernandez will Open Feb 7th. In Islamorada "Corpus" : Alaen Comments " Five Cuban Painters Focus Their Visual Discourse on the Human Body" (More Below)

Part 1 On-Line Photographic Exhibition "Life in America During the 1950s"

"Abaco" by Rita Troxel  WaterColor

"Keep  Smilin" by Lisa Greenfield  Oil

Part 4 of our Multi Part - Week Feature from TSKW's Winter Member's Exhibition "Behind the Lines". Editor's Note; Although This Annual Exhibition Closed Three Weeks Ago..We Always Enjoy Showing ALL the Works.

This Issue has Art from Two Weekends Ago Visiting Artist at Key West Gallery's Luis Sottil PLUS A Schedule of the Next 3 Visiting Artists. Great Stuff. This Past Weekend was the Debut of Michael Flohr (If you Read This Issue Before The Gallery Closes Late Sunday; You can Meet Michael + Next Week We'll have some of his Work. (More Below)


Primarily in St. Paul's Church Jan.19-25; but will also be Out and About Visiting / Blessing ( More Below )
Conch Revival Picnic 1/21 & Birdsey Exhibition 2/21-4/12

KWAHS has so many Events-Exhibitions-Classes.  (Many Sections from KWAHS Below)

Part 4   : "Inventions from 1950-1979"

Part 2 "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890 & 1880s

Our Weekly Feature from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow "Photos of the Week" 
(Description of these Below)

3/2 Karri Daley's Album Release Party

Feb 4 Joan Osborne

Updated Key West Theater Feature (More in Our Entertainment Section)

 The Gardens Hotel Sunday "Jazz in the Gardens"  Every Sunday Complimentary Of Course in their Gardens. The above Configuration was ESPECIALLY GREAT To Listen to and Watch.
   Claire Finley Bass, Rob DiStasi Keyboards, Chris Burchard Guitar, and Vocal / Drums Skipper Kripitz. Below in Kate & Jim's Weekly Section is Schedule of the Sunday Jazz & 7 Days a Week Cabaret Performers in their So Cute Wine Lounge.  This Sunday 1/19 JodyRae Campbell & Friends

(L) Michael Palmer Reception 1/13 for His 2 Week Exhibition at the GingerBread Square Gallery, (R) Oryan 1/23-26 Visits Wyland of Key West 

Lisa Grubb Exhibition Started Jan 2 at Salt Island Provisions Gallery. Left Lisa is with Owner / Gallery Curator Laura Richardson
10 More Days to See the Lisa Grubb Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery 

Bahama Village Program of KW Presents the 5th Annual "Crooks Second Line Party" Jan. 26 More Below

Part 21 :  
Had Their Annual Classic Automobile Show at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY & Featured Over 750 Cars. In this Issue only a Few Cars due to Amount of Photos.  This is an amazing Show on the North Shore of LI, NY on the Sound.  I think I have about 4 or 5 weeks / Parts to go.  Getting More Compliments on this Feature then I expected due to KW being Less Auto Driven; but Many Like Myself; Just Love the Style and the Beauty of theses Classics.  Thank you Gold Coast for putting on this Annual Show.

Michael & Allison sent over Info. on the many Events the Key West Library has in January :  "Author Talk" from the Key West Public Library Opened the 2020 Season with Author Mark Powell "FireBird : A Novel" Last Week at 700 Fleming St.. Go to my Past Issue Section and Click Jan. 13 to see the Photos from Mark's Visit.   Cafe Con Libros Opens 2020 Season with Tom Corcoran Jan. 21, & "Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement" 1/30 +  (More Below) 


Alosugbe : 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) Had Four January 2020 Exhibitions for "First Thursday". We Covered ALL 4 ; Two Thursdays Ago and this Issue has Extensive Photo Coverage from ALL 4 Exhibitions Showing the Receptions and Art (More Below).. 

Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West Always at St. Paul's Church Sunday Jan. 26, 2020 TRIO GASPARD : 4-6PM More Below.

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


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.
Curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum Dennis Beaver is Conducting Tours PLUS TW Writing Contest & Submission for the event. (More Below in one of the KWAHS Sections)

Paradise Big Band Next Gig "Be Cool" January 26 at TWT (Must Attend)

AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshop" Every Tues. at Ft. East Martello 11a-2p (More Below)

TDC's (Tourist Development Council) January 2020 "Keys Traveler" is Out ; with as Usual Many New Features. Above TDC has a Feature on a TV Show " Samantha Brown's Places to Live" and Samantha Spotlights the Florida Keys. (More Below)

The January 2020 "Walk on White" seemed like Past Years but with a few Less Venues. Much Activity in All 3 Host Venues : Harrison Gallery , Stone Soup Gallery had the 2020 Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction Kick Off Party, & Shade ceramics and Shutter Photography had A Pre-1 Year Anniversary Event to Celebrate their First Year ; Party is on Friday January 31st. 5-8pm.. Extensive Coverage of All 3 Host Venue Activities Below


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8180 Weekly. 
January 20, 2020. Due to Time and Space Constraints We'll Skip Our Usual  Lead Tease Verbiage.  Of Course ; We Cover Key West Extensively and try Our Best to Feature ALL Events and Materials Sent to Us.  You'll Also Enjoy these Publications as Well :
 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM  ,  WWW.KONKLIFE.COM  ,  WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM   , WWW.OUR-KEYS.COM , WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM  , WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM (Many Sub-Menus) Inc. an Extensive Calendar of Events by Gracy + her WWW.SUNNYKEYWEST.COM where you can click Our Back Issues and Current Issue. More Below. Our Extensive Listings of the Art Galleries Always Appear at the Very End of Each Issue.  One of the Features Next Week is the Opening of "From A Woman's Hand" at KWAHS; along with Pt. 2 of Letty Nowak's Grand Opening of Her New Gallery at 1075 Duval Square on Simonton (Where Doug Mayberry Realty Was). We'll Also Cover Next Week A Preview of the 2020 Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction on Feb. 12, 2020.
 A Few More Links to Share that are usually in Our Lead Tease Verbiage :
WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM Large Fleet of Water Sports Entertainment, Mangia-Mangia and their Non-Profit Group Dinners Giving Back to the Organizations : WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM , Shirrel Rhoades and his
WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM  T he Butterfly & Nature Conservatory (Words Can't Express the Experience). WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 
Of Course This Issue Has the Usual Large Amount of Art and This Issue has Pt. 2 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890s / 1880s", and Pt. 4 "Inventions from 1950-1979".  We also start Part 1 of "America During the 1950s".. Ralph DePalma also Treats Us to the Shoot he did at the Annual "Women of Soul" at KWT.

Thanks for Reading and Have an Outstanding Week.  Ed.  EK10@AOL.COM 954-448-4324 
WWW.SUNNYKEYWEST.COM for Current & Back Issues Of Our Magazine

Part 2 VINTAGE PHOTOS OF NYC IN 1890 &1880s

More Pt. 2 Vintage Photos from NYC in the 1890 / 1880s Up Shortly


Part 4
"Outside the Lines" TSKW Annual Winter Member's Exhibition & Sale.  This Show Closed a few weeks ago..However as We do every Year; We'll Show ALL the Local Member's Works.

"Moonstone" by Meggi Sieget  Acrylic on Wood

"WaterColor" Pochad Box" by Priscilla Coote"
"Quid Proquo" by Bree Anne Buckley  Plastic and Plywood

"StagHorn Coral Planter  Hypertufa" by Kathy Buckhard

"The Elf King" by Manosalvas  Wire & Lace Collage

"Let Your Love Grow" by Phyllis Bennett  Acrylic on PVC Fence Post

"What New?" by MK Klapp  Acrylic on Canvas

"Escape" by Marge Holtz

More of the TSKW Winter's Member Show (Part 4) Up Shortly 


A Few Weeks Ago the Annual "Women of Soul" was at The Key West Theater.  Ralph DePalma Was So Nice in Sending Over These Photographs


More of the 2019 "Women of Soul" Photographic Exhibition by Ralph DePalma Up Shortly


The Key West Gallery

Editor's Note :  Sottil "NATURALISMO" Technique / Style is HIS OWN.  His Works are Must See in Person and The Key West Art Gallery has Access to his Many Works and Collections.  I did not not Label the Art in this Feature due to the Different Variations.Go to this Link on the Website and Much of the Sottil Collection is shown with Details.

Gary Welton and Bill Back Visited the Key West Gallery for their Usual Holiday Exhibitions and New Years Eve Party.  The January 6 and January 13th. Issues had a Two Part Feature on Gary's Art (Showing ALL 7 of His Series Featured on His Website.

"Vogue" Mixed Media on Paper 30 X 22

Sharon with Gary

More from The Key West Gallery Up Shortly


South Florida Symphony Presents the Beethoven 250th Anniversary Celebration
Key West: Sun., 2/9/20 - Glynn R. Archer Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30 pm
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, Featuring Neil Nelson bass-baritone, Mabel Ledo mezzo-soprano, Robyn Lamp soprano, Derrek Starkctenor along with South Florida Symphony Festival Choir

SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 featuring Svetlana Smolina,piano

Happy Birthday to Beethoven!
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. You're invited as we honor one of classical music's greatest creative geniuses with a special presentation of his epic Symphony No. 9, with a full choir, led by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios, and the famous "Ode to Joy" finale, featuring bass-baritone Neil Nelson (returning to the SFSO stage following the triumphant Porgy and Bess last season); soprano soprano Robyn Lamp; mezzo-soprano Mabel Ledo; and tenor Derrek Stark. Also on the bill is Schumann's beloved Piano Concerto. Audience favorite Svetlana Smolina returns to the SFSO stage to perform the Romantic masterpiece.
This celebration is not to be missed!

Friday February 7 FTL ( Broward Center / Amaturo Theater) 7:30p
Sunday Feb. 9 KW (Glynn R. Archer Center for the Performing Arts) 6:30p
DIRECT LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE PAGE THAT Will Allow you to Purchase Tickets to both Key West and FTL


Change of Date to Feb 10, 2020
  6:30PM  White Street Pier

Dee Dee Green from the City of Key West Sends New Year's Greetings & Tell us about The "Full Snow Moon" Bike Ride
It's time to howl at the moon again with Southernmost Slow Ride! February Full Moon is known as the Snow Moon so let's dress in our Snowy best! We are meeting at the end of White Street Pier, by the Compass, at 6:30pm. The sun sets at 6:18pm if you want to arrive early. Come catch the sunset and howl at the moon with us or at least have fun riding and socializing. All ages and abilities are welcome! Meet us out at White Street Pier and we normally meet at the end of the pier. We start gathering at at 6:00pm and ride out at 6:30pm Routes are TBA.

Please bring, install, and use as many lights on your bike as possible. Regular bike lights, decorative bike lights, wheel lights, glow sticks, novelty light-up glasses and hats and ties and boas, and anything lights up or glows and is safe to ride with! If you have any bike-mounted music, you can bring that too. We will have tunes playing from a couple of our bikes.

Don't have that stuff? You can still come and ride. NOTE: Ride at your own risk. No road closures, no escorts, only informal marshaling-a mellow ride with friends you know and some you haven't met yet. We will "take the lane" and own the road at times, but we will also get in single file or pull over to allow backed-up cars to pass, so please follow the marshals and the general vibe of the group.

January "Walk on White" Included Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery and the Preview Party for the 2020 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction, & also Hosting the January "Walk on White" was Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography.  This Part 1 will be a Small Tease with 5 or 6 Photos from Each Location. Part 2 will be in the January 27th. Issue with about 10 Photos from each Location.  We Start off with the

"Prayer Dolls" by Carrie Disrud

"From the Sea" by Cheryl Wilson  Glass

"Untitled" by Helen Harrison

Up Next from the January "Walk on White" is Stone Soup Gallery

1075 Duval Street 305-731-9333
Letty Nowak's Grand Opening of her "JAG Art Gallery" was Fashionably Comfortable SRO.  This Issue has a Few Tease Photos with many Additional Grand Opening & Art Images in the Jan. 27 & 2/3 Issues. Letty & Staff have Compiled Awesome Artists. A Few : Lincoln Perry, AD Tinkham, John Martini, Carol Munder, Susan Sugar, Rick Worth, Michael Haykin & A Few of Letty's Works.

"The Guardian" by Lincoln Perry  Oil on Canvas

"Green Sea" by AD Tinkham  Oil on Canvas

The January 27th Issue will have about 20 Photos of the Reception & Art

Sunday January 19-25 

Lucy Paige & Cricket Desmarais Sent Over some GREAT NEWS about One of Our Favorite Annual Events 

Tibetan Monks to Arrive in Key West featuring week-long celebration of culture and Buddhist teachings.
On Sunday, January 19 through Saturday, January 25, 2020, sponsor Tara Mandala Key West meditation group and host St. Paul's Episcopal Church invite the public to help celebrate the "2020 Sacred Arts Tour" at the church's 401 Duval Street location on the corner of Eaton Street. The seven-day Tibetan festival will be led by eight visiting Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery-students of H.H. Dalai Lama- and includes noontime dharma talks, a Tibetan Marketplace,  classes in the Tibetan Arts, varying music and dance demonstrations of Tibetan culture,  a nd morning and afternoon blessings for the monk's week-long creation of a Medicine Buddha sand mandala for world healing, which will conclude with a procession down Simonton Street to the bayside ocean for a closing ceremony. 
The tour aims to spread the message of peace, loving kindness, wisdom, and compassion while sharing their traditional Tibetan arts and culture, and to raise support for their monastery in south India, where their traditions and culture are preserved.  Community and personal arranged blessings by the monks are available.  For more information, visit or email


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Keeping things cool at the Custom House- an award-winning museum and one of Key West's most prominent national landmarks-with ongoing repairs and restoration efforts is the focus of Key West Art & Historical Society's annual Back in Time fundraiser, set for Thursday, February 6 from 6:00pm-10:00pm at the historic San Carlos Institute. The 'Magical Custom House Mystery Tour' themed bash will take guests away via a costumed 1960s-themed event that includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, costume competition, and a live performance by the renowned Beatles tribute band, Let It Be.

Event proceeds will be matched by Dogwood Foundation $100,00 challenge grant and support the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys' Custom House Preservation Fund, currently earmarked for Phase 2 of the 128-year-oldCustom House building's mechanical systems upgrades.  The upgrade will replace costly air handler units and exterior chillers to help stabilize the award-winning museum's climate controls.

For more information or to make a tax-free donation to support Custom House restorations and repairs, contact Executive Director Michael Gieda, at 305-295-6616, x103. Tickets are $75 for General Admission, $100 for Preferred Seating on the first floor, which includes a complimentary drink, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar, and $150 for second floor VIP seating, which includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and an after-party from 9:00pm-10:00pm. All funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by the Dogwood Foundation. For tickets visit KWAHS.ORG/ tickets. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an island. 

Key West Art & Historical Society announces new board president and vice president 
The Key West Art & Historical Society, one of the region's oldest cultural organizations that  educates the local community and visiting public by preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art, architecture and history of the Florida Keys  through  exhibitions and educational offerings at four stewarded museums, announces the appointment of Enid Torregrosa-Silva and Todd Feit as new board president and vice president, respectively.  
Torregrosa-Silva fills the vacated seat of Shirrel Rhoades, whose term has concluded.  Her experience as a historic preservation planner aligns well with the Society's position as stewards to the Custom House, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, and Fort East Martello.  The former State Historic Preservation Officer for Puerto Rico's Governor's Cabinet has been the city of Key West's Historic Preservation Planner for the last decade, and has more than 27 years of experience in both government and private sectors in all aspects of historic preservation, including public policy development, federal, state, and local regulation compliance for historic building construction, and historic districts management. Additionally, she has overseen and managed complex restoration projects for significant buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places as well as World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. 
"As the new president, I want to contribute to inspiring younger generations to join us in keeping alive the connection to our past," she says. "I see our institution, driven with an active board of directors and a dynamic, committed staff, as a fusion of multi-generational citizens that value the social responsibility we have in our hands of protecting and perpetuating the Florida Keys' remarkable history."
"Island Love Story" business owner & social media marketer Todd Feit has been an active Society board member since 2014 and has helped brand the organization via his photography and social media savvy as the Society has grown in its reach and programming.  
"The Society's mission is  to preserve the rich history that is woven throughout the island," he says.  "Its importance is priceless. In 2020 we will have some exciting announcements to make that will further explain our unique history to all who visit this great island we are so fortunate to live on."
Those interested in supporting the Society's year-round exhibitions and educational programming through volunteering or membership should contact Kim Livingston, Membership Director, at  305-295-6616 ext 106.  Your museums. Your community. It takes an island.

WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669


Complete Jazz in the Garden Schedule & Cabaret Schedule Further Down


Exhibition from Anthony Gomez at Effusion

WWW.EFFUSION.COM 701 Duval Street 305-735-4345

You Must Visit this fairly New Gallery; A delightful diverse selection of Art


Part 4 Inventions from 1950 to 1979


More Inventions from the 1950 to 1979 Up Shortly


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

MICHAEL NELSON & ALLISON RICH Sent over Materials from the Library for their January Events. 
Jan 21 10:30 AM Cafe Con Libros Series : Tom Corcoran
Jan 24 11am : Navigating Family Search : A Genealogy Workshop (Free & Open to the public) ; Limited Seating.
Jan. 28 10:30a  Cafe Con Libros : Singer-Songwriter Kyle Carey

Jan 30 4pm : Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement (Performance & Lecture)
I will try to Keep an Updated Schedule of events from Michael and Allison; Of course go to their FB and Wedbsite URLs.

Currently at the Key West Public Library on 700 Fleming Street is an Art Exhibition by Brenda McKisick.  The Art is So Much Fun.  The January 27 Issue Will have Part 1 of 2.


WWW.WATERFRONTPLAYHOUSE.ORG  401 Wall Street 305-294-5015
January 16-Feb 1


 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"
Exhibition Currently Hanging Until Jan 30
We Featured ALL the Works from this Exhibition.  Go to the Entire Issue Links Section  (Further Down) and click the 4 Issues (from Dec.2) and You'll see ALL the Works from this show. Better Yet Go in Person to the Gato Bld. 1110 Simonton

Florida Keys Council of the Arts: 2020 Upper Keys Members Art Show "Flora and Fauna"
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is proud to announce our 2020 Upper Keys Members Show, "Small Works: Flora and Fauna". The Opening Reception was held a few week's ago at the Key Largo Library,  101485 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo .. The exhibition will remain on display through January 29, 2020.  Contact the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 with any questions.  Please join or renew your membership today. Visit  or call 305-296-4369.
Painting Above "Pink in the Wild", Oil Painting by Claudia Moriarty

February 7, 2020 Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Opens "Corpus" in Islamorada at the Roberto Russell Gallery at Ocean Southeby's International Realty 81888 OverSeas Hwy.

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts, in conjunction with Ocean Sotheby's International Realty in Islamorada and Latin American Art Magazine is proud to announce the upcoming show: "Corpus"; collective exhibition brings together the work of five Cuban painters who focus their visual discourse on the human body.  From different expressions, the body is the protagonist of his works, and with this the inquiry about his particular rituals of representation and understanding of beauty.
Using figuration as an artistic expression and evoking a universe of individual symbols, they bring the viewer closer to their particular stories while proposing routes of inquiry about the human condition, the balance between pain and hope and the complexity of life experience.
The works of Capdevilla, Nodarse, Guzmán and the binomial Sandra and Enmanuel reveal five different ways of transcending the limits between the corporal and the spiritual, of externalizing the harmony between the internal sphere and the universal space, while seducing contemplation and  They encourage reflection.
  Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez and Supported by The Florida Keys Council of the Arts , Ocean Sotherby's International Realty , Studio Fine Cuban Art to Collect and Latin American art magazine.


WWW.MARATHONTHEATER.COM  5101 OverSeas Hwy. Marathon  305-743-0994

 Julie Joyce sends New Years Greetings from a far away Land : Marathon.  Her One Woman Show in the Main Gallery of the Marathon Community Theater during their January Production of "Four Old Broads".  50 framed pieces for "The Journey of an Artist".  Also My MEET THE ARTIST DAY on Thursday, January 30th. Lots of cards, Prints and Smaller Framed Pieces that day!. please stop by and also Catch the Production.


Part 4 :We Continue with "Outside the Lines" from TSKW

Part 4 : More "Behind the Lines" TSKW Member's Winter Exhibition in this Issue This exhibition Closed A Few Weeks ago. We Always Put in the Magazine ALL the Works from this Annual Exhibition : So We'll have a few more Weeks presenting these Local Artist's Works.  

"The Night" by Rick Worth  Latex Enamel on Canvas

"Salt Pond' by A. Rose  Oil

"Rising from the Depths" by Kassy Burnette

" Maiden Luminary"  by Ellen Irwin

"Grassy Turtle' by Jessica Connell"

"The Kingdom" by Karen Wray  Copper, Glass, & Plastic
More of Part 4 TSKW Winters Members Show "Outside the Lines" Up Shortly


We Continue with Part 2 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in 1890s / 1880s" Up Shortly but First We Continue with Luis Sottil's Visit Last Weekend to The Key West Gallery ( He Hangs Year Round).

The Key West Gallery
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

Editor's Note :  Sottil "NATURALISMO" Technique / Style is HIS OWN.  His Works are Must See in Person and The Key West Art Gallery has Access to his Many Works and Collections.  I did not not Label the Art in this Feature due to the Different Variations.Go to this Link on the Website and Much of the Sottil Collection is shown with Details.

Gary Welton and Bill Mack were here for their Annual Holiday Exhibition and Party ; here are the Links from the Past Two Weeks Featuring The Art of Gary Welton with a Sampling of ALL 7 of His Series from his Website

"Sports" Series
Celestial BattleGround MN Viking Collection Mixed Media on Canvas  48 X 72

"Nautical" Series

"Caribbean" Mixed Media on Canvas  30 X 40
Outstanding ; Thanks KWG and Gary Welton.  It was nice to do a Stand Alone Gary Welton On-Line Exhibition; since most of the time the KWG schedules both Bill Mack & Gary Welton to Appear and Hang Together (Which Of Course is Always a Treat). A Little Further Down in this Issue is Another Section for KWG and their Schedule of Visiting Artists
PLUS The Jan. 27th Issue will  have Photos of Michael Flohr Debut Opening Exhibition at KWG

1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900

The New 2020 Anfinson Calendar is Out and One of the Local KW Locations is at GingerBread Square Gallery

Jane Washburn's Next Exhibition is at GingerBread Square Gallery January 27, 2020 (Stay Tuned)

"Sunrise Services"  30 X 30  All of Michael's Paintings are Acrylic & Ink

"Safe Port"  18 X 18
January 13 ; Michael Palmer was in town Last Week for a New Exhibition. His work can be seen up until January 27. (Of course; Michael always has an Ample Amount of Work Hanging Year Round). Next Week's Issue will Feature 10 Works.
1/27 Jane Washburn and Chris Calivas
February 10 Nyla Witmore
2/24 Pam Folsom and Todd Bonita
March 9 Eric Anfinson and Gabriella Fiabane
3/23 Rebecca Bennett, Janet Mueller, & John Whitney


Part 1 Life in America 1950s

More "America Life During the 1950s" Up Shortly



Wed. Feb 12, 2020
Treasurer & Marketing of McKee + Owner of the Key West Playbills Roberta DePiero with the 2020 Miriam B. Good Awardee Artist Joanne Sloan

Melissa Trader Owner of Stone Soup Gallery Hosting the Many McKee Board Members & Staff
Donna, "Laptop", & Roberta Showing Off The Best in Show "Papayas on Green Plate" by Sal Salinero  Oil on Canvas  36 X 24

The January 27th. Issue will Many Additional Photos from the Pre-Kick Off Party + Deborah J. Moore Curator at The Key West Art Center has about 8 Works of Art at Stone Soup and We'll Display Them. Bellow is "Pepes Cafe" Acrylic


Our Weekly Section from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow "Photos of the Week"

(Bottom-L) Mangoes Restaurant's Jack Dingeman, left and Carlos Sopo, right, welcome new performer Mulysa Gard to their Sunday afternoon Drag Brunch. 
(Bottom-R) Dorian Patton of the Key West Business Guild presents a surprise birthday cake to City Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover at the monthly Guild luncheon while City Commissioner Sam Kaufman applauds.

(Above-L) Key West City Mayor Teri Johnston presented a detailed overview of the plans of all of the Keys West City departments for 2020 to the membership of the Key West Business Guild. 
(Above-R) Rebecca Tomlinson, Managing Artistic Director of the Key West Fringe Theater congratulate Mathias Maloff upon his first directing gig with 'Talley's Folly' Just Finishing a Run at The Key West Theater. 
Peter Arnow's Work can Also be Found at WWW.KONKLIFE.COM ; On - Line Publications and Hard Copy.


WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM 804 White St. 305-296-9982


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


Principle Host of the 2019 KWFF The Tropic Cinema

Our December 30 Issue had a Feature showing ALL the Art in their Current Exhibition. Click this Link to See : . Of Course ; we'll Bring You the next Exhibition. Next time you go to the Tropic Be Sure to Check Out the Gallery.


Dee Dee Green Reminds Us :

Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street!

Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street! Click LINK1 for additional Info..

WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd.  305-296-9081

Part 21
Pres. Don

More Gold Coast Cruisers (Part 21) 750 Car Exhibition at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY in the January 27, 2020 Issue. Due Space and Time Constraints I could Only Put 1 Gold Coast Car Show Section This Week.

We Now Continue with Ralph DePalma's On-Line Photographic Exhibition from the Annual "Women of Soul" at The Key West Theater

Clayton, Terri White, Larry Baeder, Michelle Dravis, Victoria Horne, Bubba Lownotes, Mina Lopez-Martin, Ray Spence, Dave Langan, & Larry Smith 

NOW More of "Vintage Photos of NYC from 1890s / 1880s"

The January 27th, 2020 Issue will have Part 3 of the On-Line Photographic Exhibition "Vintage Photos from NYC in the 1890s"

We Now Continue with the January "Walk on White" . One of the Monthly Hosts
is Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM  
1102 White Street  305-767-3769

"Stepping Out Into the Seaspray : Balerina" 36 X 24 Printed on Aluminum

Mark and Sarah Have their 1 Year Anniversary Party on January 31 5-8pm; Click Facebook Links for additional details

WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM 1102 White Street 305-767-3769

Next week we'll have Part 2 of the January "Walk on White" from Harrison Gallery, The 2020 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction Kick Off Event at Stone Soup Gallery (As Part of "Walk on White"), & Shade & Shutter

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

Our December 23rd. Issue had the 2019 "Parade of Paws". Here is the Link to See the Feature

533 Eaton Street (Corner Simonton) 305-320-0208
Emily Berg tells us that they will resume with Guest Author's Events in February. Great Job with the Many Author Events you had in 2019.  PS ; Your Large Banner in the Exhibition "Literary History of Key West" at The Custom House was Way Cool.


Now : Part 4 Inventions from 1950- 1979. Up Next New Reads from WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM 




Part 5 of "Inventions from 1950 -1979" in the January 27th. Issue


3 New Reads for the New Year

Go to Above website for ALL the details on how to Order ; as well as view Hundreds of Additional WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM
Many PaperBack Versions of the E-Books Also Available.  Most E-Books are $2.99 & $3.99 and Most are also Available in PaperBack. 


WWW.DAILYPLAN-IT.COM 305-731-5780 and 
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Enjoy bloody's, mimosas along with a full bar from  Great Events Catering, coffee, smoothies, natural juices and cut fruit, multiple food trucks and stalls offering eat-here or take-away. Shop a curated outdoor market offering fine crafts, art and jewelry from talented Florida Keys makers. Stock your pantry and fridge with fresh produce, artisan cheeses, local seafood, honey, pickles and so much more. Listen to awesome local musicians including Mary Spear and Less Dudley at 10 a.m. then  Myshell and Brian Fields from noon till close. Catch  The X Key West radio show live,  support our featured charity,  Little Pink Houses of Hope , get a chair massage and meet celebrity authors from the  Key West Writers Guild .
The market is conveniently located close to the  Higgs Beach Dog Park , free  West Martello Tower  botanical gardens,  White Street Pier  and of course, the alluring Atlantic ocean across the street at  Higgs Beach . Open 10 am to 2 pm every other Sunday in season, by locals, for locals.   
Free entry, free parking. Please BYOB (bring your own bags).
Email to become a vendor or register here ==>
And Every Thursday at The Truman Waterfront Park is Key West Farmers Market 10am-2:30pm


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

Karen Beauprie WaterColor Classes 10a-1pm Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28
Jan 25 & 26 The Annual Arts & Crafts Show 10a-5pm


NOW We Continue with Part 1 of "America Life During the 1950s"

More of "America Life During the 1950s" in the January 27, 2020 issue


Native Plants for Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest

Docent Guided Tour Offered at Locals Free Sunday
at the Key West Tropical Forest
 The first Sunday of the month is designated as "Locals Free" day at the Key West Tropical Forest, 5210 College Road on Stock Island   "A special docent-guided tour is available this day at 11 a.m. with a $5 donation to the Garden's Programs for Kids at 11 a.m."   
The Garden is open 10am to 4pm.  Members always have free entrance and dogs are always welcome. Visit the Forest to experience the biodiversity of plant and animal life and see how it functions as a sanctuary for an endangered ecosystem.  Bring your lunch and picnic in the Courtyard by the waterfall.  The Forest has free Wi-Fi and is handicapped accessible.
For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit


The January 27th. Issue will have Additional Offerings from New Inventory; Due to Time and Space Constraints was not able to Insert Anything that Jason and James Sent Over


305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

"First Thursday" January 2, 2010 TSKW Presented the Opening of Four January Exhibitions (Jan 2-30)
Here are the names of the 4 January Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West

 Sanger Gallery


STILLNESS by Josefina Cavalina  Zabar Project Gallery
EDDIES BY JIM RACCHI Zabar Lobby Gallery

Hit  LINK1 for the E-Mail Campaign on this Series of Events & Complete Schedule
Here are ALL 4 of the January Exhibitions at TSKW
"Alosugbe : A Journey Across Time" by Artist Onajide Shabaka
Artist : Onajide Shabaka ( Immediate Left) with Sponsors  Stanley & Judith Zabar, and Immediate Right Jed Dodds Executive Director of TSKW
Plantage Katijk  2016

"Toward the Sea A River Flows" from Onajide Shabaka

Dollars and Dancers by Donna Nadeau

"The Rules" Painting Below.  Editor's Note : This Extremely Interesting and Insightful Exhibition by Ms. Nadeau also Hangs with a Explanation for each Painting.  Example "The Rules" is Just that : A New Hire Reading the House Rules.

"My Boots"

Stillness by Josefina Cavalina

Stillness #5

Eddies by Jim Racchi

Haitian Mama


Stairway to Heaven





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


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

Due to Space Constraints ; the Rest of the Musician's Schedules are at the Very End of this Issue ; Right after the Extensive Listings of Art Galleries


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

Next Open :  Sunday Jan. 26 1-3pm


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

 Here is the Exhibition Page in the KWAHS Website that will give you Detailed Extensive Information on 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

There are Many Sections in This Issue Devoting Much Space to Upcoming KWAHS Events /Exhibitions / Classes.  Up Shortly : 3 Additional Areas (Features) for : The Fourth Annual Conch Revival Picnic at KW Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters Tues. Jan. 21, Crooks Second Line Set To Party Down Duval Street Sunday Jan. 26, & Sanford Birdsey Exhibition : "A Retrospective" 2/21-4/12


NOW DENNIS BEAVER CURATOR OF THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM Starting Curator Tours in January + TW Writing Contests & Submissions.

  Tennessee Williams Museum to offer monthly first Sunday curator tours; free entry for locals
  The Tennessee Williams Museum, located at 513 Truman Avenue, will offer a series of tours led by Museum Curator Dennis Beaver starting Sunday, January 5 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. The January tour will focus on the premiere of "The Rose Tattoo," William's classic film based on his Tony Award-winning Broadway play of the same name and which debuted at the San Carlos Institute on January 19, 1956.
"Williams wrote both the play and the screenplay and oversaw the making of the film in Key West while living at his home on Duncan Street in the early 1950s," says Beaver. "He said he could write anywhere but he could write best in Key West."   The award-winning museum is already a destination for Tennessee Williams enthusiasts and scholars, with  a n impressive collection of Williams' memorabilia and literary artifacts that help keep alive the importance of his legacy and the impact of the literary icon who  made Key West his home from 1949 until his death in 1983. 

Displays include artist Jane Rohrschneider-Carper's model of the playwright's Duncan Street home, first edition plays and books, images from the late local photographer Don Pinder, and a new collection of photographs featuring Williams and celebrities of his era, many of whom were featured in his film and theater productions. 
"We especially hope to raise awareness in our local community of the many contributions made by this literary giant to the city of Key West and Monroe County," says Beaver. "His choice of having a home in our city on Duncan Street for thirty-four years helped to make Key West the cultural and literary destination it is today." 
Key West Art & Historical Society honors locals the first Sunday of every month with free admission to the museum and three other properties under its stewardship-the Custom House Museum, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, and Fort East Martello Museum. A merger with the Society in 2017 supports the exhibit and a continuing full roster of writing and painting contests, film forums, and the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration every March.  Subsequent Tennessee Williams Museum curator tours will be Sunday, February 2 and Sunday, March 1, both from 2:00pm - 3:00pm .
The Tennessee Williams Museum on 513 Truman Avenue is open daily for self-guided tours 9:30am-4:30pm daily. Formore information, contact Key West Art & Historical Society at 305-295-6616 or visit  WWW.KWAHS.ORG .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.
PLUS Tennessee Williams Writing Contests & Submission

Additionally, Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit original works for the 2020 Poetry and Short Story writing contests - components of the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration held each March in honor of the great American writer. All poems and stories must reference "The Women of Tennessee Williams," which can be loosely interpreted. Cost is $20 per submission and is limited to one poem and/or one short story per person. The first-place winner will be awarded $200 and the second-place winner $100 for each contest. Submissions will be accepted through March 8, 2020. For full contest information, guidelines, and a submission link visit  KWAHS.ORG and click on 'tickets.'

 830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

Part 2 of the Lisa Grubb Exhibition Hanging ALL of January

Due to Space / Time Constructs I had to edit the Comprehensive material that Laura Richardson Sent Over that we've been running for a few weeks now..Go to Last Two Week's issue Links to see the entire Description as well as Many of Her New works:  Jan. 13
and Jan. 6 :
            "We are so delighted to have the effervescent Lisa Grubb back in Key West and especially at SALT!" says gallery owner Laura Richardson. "Her paintings are colorful, fun and alive. You can't help but smile when you look at her work, and that's exactly how we want to kick off the new year - with joy and brightness. We can't wait to share that joy with the rest of Key West."
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. Grubb's work will remain on display until Jan. 31. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit .

Professor Ann Lorraine Labriola Dir. of Ceramic Arts at the College Stops by to Visit Lisa.. The Professor tells us that Mud Pi is on Again March 25 6 to 8 and to watch for Upcoming Materials

Owner & Curator Laura Richardson with her Crew at Salt


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


Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed January 20th as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day In 2020, "this nation, struggling with war, disparate treatment of its people and unequal representation, challenges our elected leaders on all levels to bring forward the realization of Dr. King's dream unveiled fifty six years ago," reads the proclamation, "to demand that they will work to put the needs of the people first and acknowledge that Black lives matter as much as all lives."
The City of Key West invites the community to join in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20. th  from noon until 4 p.m. at Nelson English Park at 300 Catherine Street. The celebration will be followed by a march at 4 p.m. The family-oriented celebration will include food, bounce houses, inspiring speeches, a parade and more in honor of the civil rights pioneer.  Rev. Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work in the civil rights movement. He was assassinated in Memphis in 1968 for his dedication to this cause. City offices will be closed on January 20th in honor of the national day of remembrance for Dr. King.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a Key West Police Officer, now's your chance! The Key West Police Department is convening its Citizen's Police Academy, beginning on January 29th.  Classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. for 10 weeks.
The Citizen's Police Academy offers hands-on experience, placing participants in the shoes of a Key West Police Officer to better understand what it's like to be a law enforcement officer. You'll learn how a crime scene is unraveled and find out how our detectives tackle crime. You'll meet our K9 and mounted units and learn why each is essential for addressing the needs of our community. You'll learn about the tools available to police to keep our residents and visitors safe. In addition, participants are paired with on-duty officers and ride with them during their shift. This first-hand experience shows just how complex a job it is maintaining the peace and public safety of this island city. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Applications are available on the City's web site at www.cityofkeywest-fl-gov. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call Lt. Joe Tripp at 305-809-1027.

Officers Janeth Del Cid and Derek Wallis serving as part of the Department's Bicycle Unit.

Plogging the Keys is a Keep Key West Beautiful program funded through the City's Utility Department. Every Friday morning volunteers meet our Solid Waste Coordinator Dee Dee Green at different locations from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. and help clean up that area by picking up litter and targeting cigarette butts for a special recycling program.  Some upcoming dates include: December 20th: 3228 Flagler (at the Dion's) 8 a.m.. December 27th: Duval Street at corner of Front and Duval 8 a.m.. January 3rd: White Street Pier 8 a.m.. January 10th: Eaton Street, in front of Restaurant Store 8 a.m.
For more information browse to the Plogging the Keys Facebook page or contact Dee Dee Green at 305-809-3776/
In Above photo: The Key West Parrothead Club helping clean up Key West!

Curator : Karen Wray
SMALL WORKS @ Collections Gallery on Stock Island. Opening Sat & Sunday Jan 11 th &12 th , 11-4 (Opens in conjunction with 2 nd Saturday, Stock Island Art Stroll). New show monthly throughout season.
Gallery is OPEN Saturdays & Sundays 11-4 & by appt.. Collections, Key West - 6810 Front St, Stock Island (down the dock from the Hogfish). 305 923 4778


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


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


Tuesdays 11am-2pm
Venue : the Fort East Martello near the airport. 11 am-2 pm $25 for 3 hours to give your mind a healthy relaxing break and draw from a live model. All levels and mediums are welcome. Materials can be purchased in class if needed. Come early to set up. Space is limited in season and we start drawing at 11. Drive past the main entrance and keep right to the back of the forts grass parking lot. New Models are always Welcome contact AnnaMarie at


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Photo : Carol Tedesco
Carol Tedesco & Cricket Desmarais Send regards and Tell Us :  Edible history continues with Fourth Annual Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum
The Key West Art & Historical Society, Great Events Catering, and Isle Cook Key West team up to present the fourth annual Conch Revival Picnic, an informal Conch heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman featuring a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes set to take place on Tuesday, January 21 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters.
Visit  KWAHS.ORG to purchase your ticket-$45 for Members, $55 for Non-members, kids under 12 are free.   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

Up in a Few Features :  Info. on the Sandford Birdsey Exhibition & Reception, & 5th Annual Crooks Second Line,


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)









Oryan : Jan 23-26 Thur. 6-10p, ALL Other Times Noon to Close
Steve Barton Feb 6-10
Michael Cheval Feb. 13-16
David Wight "Big Wave Dave" Feb 20-23


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


Hosted the 2019 Key West Film Fest



The Key West Gallery

Bill Mack
Gary Welton

Sottil created the internationally renowned process of painting that he named Naturalismo. For more Info. 305-292-9339 or

"Capturing History"  Traditional Naturalismo Original Painting  40 X 40

"Celebration of Life"  High Relief Naturalismo Original Painting  44 X 44
Meet Adam Scott Rote for his 30th Anniversary Show
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:00 PM EST

Celebrate Adam Scott Rote's 30th Anniversary with us at Key West Gallery! 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
Meet Alexei Butirskiy Appearance and Show at Key West Gallery
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM EST

Key West Gallery will host Alexei Butirskiy & the world's 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. 

Peter Max Artwork Show in Key West
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST

A newly-curated collection of Peter Max Exquisite paintings will be on display & available for acquisition in a presentation at Key West Gallery. February 4-14, 2019 

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


524 Front St. 305-292-0448


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


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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   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.

Next Sunday Jan. 26, 2020  4-6pm at
 St. Paul's Church
Trio Gaspard


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.

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

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 :  February 13 th  and 14 th. There may be additional Dates Open; Check with Mall on Duval
Editor's Note :  This is Brilliant & In time will be a Major Tourist Attraction Just Like Mallory Square. Many People have about a DOZEN Reasons to make this a Permanent Mall : At The Top 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


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Sandford Birdsey retrospective exhibit to be presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society invites the community to a special reception on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6:00pm -7:30pm to celebrate the opening of Sandford Birdsey's retrospective exhibit in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The exhibit showcases many watercolors, oils, acrylics, and textiles created during the course of her career. 
A Key West resident from 1980 until her death in 2010, much of Birdsey's art depicts the essence of Key West: b oats, water, tropical foliage, Victorian gingerbread, street people, pets, and free roaming chickens  with lively color, bold strokes, and unique humor . The accomplished artist, silk screener, and mosaic and mural designer exhibited widely and was also a well-regarded teacher who impacted many of today's successful island artists.
"Sandford Birdsey: A Retrospective" runs until April 11, 2020. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her at, or visit .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.
WWW.BVMPKW.ORG   305-504-7664 Info@BVMPKW.ORG

Fifth Annual Crooks Second Line Set to Party and March Down Duval Street
On Sunday, January 26
Photos by Ralph DePalma

 Bahama Village Music Program presents the fifth annual Crooks Second Line party and procession, set to celebrate the lives of musicians, community leaders, and friends loved and lost with a three-tiered event that begins with a Hog's Breath Saloon parking lot party at noon, a parade down Duval led by Grand Marshal Bill Blue at 2:00pm, and a Jazz Jam tribute at The Green Parrot from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. 
The Hog's Breath Saloon party at noon will be emceed by Bahama Village Music Program Board President Larry Baeder, featuring music, a Bloody Mary bar sponsored by Bombora Vodka and Hog's Breath, a raffle, and parade paraphernalia merchandise for sale. Photo placards for donor participants will be available for pick up and a group photo is set for 1:15pm.
Grand Marshall Bill Blue, Funeral Band leader Skipper Krippitz, and some of the island's best musicians will rally the Second Line for a 2:00pm parade down Duval Street, arriving at the Green Parrot at approximately 3:00pm. Musician TK will read the names of this year's honorees during a performance by the Bahama Village Music Program Joyful Voices Choir.  This moving tribute is not to be missed, and the Jazz Jam led by the incomparable Bill Blue follows until 6pm.
Processional participants can have an 18"x24" photo placard of a loved one made up to carry in the parade and a photo and a bio posted to the Crooks Second Line website ( for a $100 donation to Bahama Village Music Program, the community's free music education program now celebrating its twentieth year. 
Past participants are welcome to bring their placards of loved ones and join in the parade.   Marching in the parade is free and open to all. 
The original procession and party honored  world-class drummer Richard Crooks, who was sent off in style with a traditional New Orleans second line procession attended by hundreds of family, friends, and fans. The parade and fundraiser is Richard Crooks' legacy to the Key West community; placard proceeds support the  Richard Crooks' scholarship fund, the Wayne Hammond scholarship fund, and the Nancy R. Robinson scholarship fund, which send two Bahama Village Music Program students to the prestigious Berklee College of Music's 5-week Summer Performance program.    For more information or to make a donation, call 305.504.7664 or email .   Celebrating 20 years of free music education. It takes a village.

(Above R Photo) Caroline Cotton holds up a placard of the late, great   arts-champion Connie Gilbert during  a previous  Crooks Annual Second Line celebration, an annual party and procession to celebrate the lives of musicians, community leaders, and friends loved and lost and a fundraiser for the Bahama Village Music Program. This year's event takes place on Sunday, January 26 th  with a Hog's Breath Saloon parking lot party at noon, parades down Duval at 2:00pm, and a Jazz Jam tribute at The Green Parrot from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.   For more information or to make a donation, call 305.504.7664 or email . Photo by Ralph DePalma.


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

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
Dec. 16, 2019
Dec. 23, 2019
Dec 30, 2019
January 6 2020
January 13, 2020

From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
 Next Luncheon is at The Beachside Marriott Feb. 5 & Next Mixer is Feb. 12th. at The SouthernMost Nail Bar & Spa. Fritzie Just Helped me out finding that Info. (Thanks).  To find the dates of the Mixers and Luncheons Go to Above (Click) WebSite; Main Menu Appears & Sub Menu on Top (Hit) ABOUT / US ; and the only Choice (1) drop down Menu BECOME A MEMBER (Click That) and that takes you to the ABOUT US PAGE ; and Simply Scroll Down and the Listings will be There.

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

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.  


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 New Jan 2020 Issue will be out in a few days ( If not Out Already) and we'll have the Cover in the Next Issue


 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
Go to their Website & facebook for additional Plays / Events


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 2020 Cultural Arts Publications; Check Below & Their Website for additional Playbills to get Into....

Some of the Available Playbills Not Past Deadlines Yet
 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. You also can find the Current Issue and Back Issues of Our Magazine by going to WWW.SUNNYKEYWEST.COM

WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-923-1358 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

 1/19 David Bromberg with Brad Ray, 1/21 Todd Sneider with Chicago Farmer, 1/22 Eric Hutchinson with Matt Hires, 1/23 Tony Sands Presents The Rat Pack Together Again, 1/24 Justin Wilman From Magic for Humans (6:30 & 9:30P), 1/28 Citizen Cope, 2/4 Joan Osborne, 2/6 Mind Games by Brian Imbus,  2/7 AbbaRama, 2/8 Mystick Krewe of KW Presents 5th, Annual KW Mardi Gras Ball Masquerade, 2/9 Trombone Shorty-Tank & the Bangas-Rebirth Brass & Big Sam's Funny Nation, 2/9 Songwriter Speakeasy Series : Gary Hempsey-Paul Cotton & Joel Nelson, 2/11 Los Lobos (6:30 & 9:30p), 
     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, 3/2 Karri Daley's Album Release Party,    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

March 2 Karri Daley's Album Release Party
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.


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 January 2020 Materials  RIGHT NOW. We have the NEW January 2020 Key Traveler.

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

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

The TDC's January "Keys Traveler" Here is the Link

This Main Feature is ALL About a Popular TV Show "Samantha Brown's" "Places to Love" to Spotlight the Florida Keys

Elizabeth Bishop's Birthday Celebration Open to the Public. Her Key West Home

Mile 0 Fest Brings Americana Stars to Sub-Tropic KW

Patrick Garvey : Steward of the Keys "Fruitful" Future
Due to Time Constraints ; I left out the Links ; but if you go to WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM  ; you'll find the Links to these and Many additional Features

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 January Hit

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

Cabaret ALL TIMES ARE 5-7 PM

Sunday, Jan 19, 5 - 7:30 pm
JaZz In The Gardens
Jodyrae Campbell & Friends!

Monday, Jan 20, James King, III, 5-7 pm
Tuesday, Jan 21, Nancy 3. Hoffman, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, Jan 22, TBA, 5-7 pm
Thursday, Jan 23 TBA, 5-7 pm
Friday, Jan 24, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Jan 25, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm
Sunday,  Jan 26, 5:30 - 8 pm
JaZz In The Gardens
Libby York & 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

We Now Continue with (Pt.2) Skipper Kripitz and His Musician Friends and their Commercial Gigs. As Explained in the Beginning of this feature (above; Closer to the Beginning of this Issue in Pt.1) : Skippo and Many Musicians in Key West Donate their Time to Appear in the Many Events that Our "Deserving" Non-Profit Organizations Hold.  For that Reason I always Try to give Space in the Magazine to Promote their Commercial Appearances. 

Fri. 17th @5pm SALUTE Tim Mayer & I with....... TBA.  Sun. 19th @9am. Mata Yoga.  Sun. 19th@1pm. Green Parrot Jazz Jam with Mike Emerson, Mark Rose, & Dallas.
****Jan. 19th-25th the phenomenal Drepung Gomang Buddhist Monks of Tibet-  they will again build a sand mandala at St Pauls' church, do music/ dance performances at other venues, & likely,  I will again produce a special musical concert with them & locals, (possibly thurs..23rd).

****latter Jan. - mid Feb. my beloved, outrageous  Claire Caplan will be in town, singing her heart out, so look for upcoming gigs with her......   Tues. Jan. 21st@9pm Virgilio's- the CRZBs w/ Cruzz, Rob, Tim, & Claire Finley on bass!.  Wed.  22nd@ 8pm  Little Room- Victoria Horne & Trio.. Fri. Jan. 24th@5pm SALUTE (probably...)Claire Caplan!, w/ Tim & more music friends.  Sun. Jan. 26th  (cannot also play for  yoga that sunday!).  @2pm. From Hogsbreath to the Parrot  I lead the march band for the Crooks Annual Second Line Memorial Parade.  Sun. Jan. 26th 8pm Tenn Williams Theatre the Paradise Big Band concert "Be Cool"

Uh oh, Annual REUNION MADNESS!!!!!!   [As Tim Mayer overlaps a few daze & Geoff & Jen Lowe roll into town].  Tues. Jan. 28th@9pm Virgilio's. CRZBs Reunion w/ Geoff Lowe, superbass, Tim Mayer, sax, flute, Crizz, gtr. &Rob keybds & vocals.  Wed. Jan 29@8pm Little Room Victoria Horne & trio. (& Tim!)

Thurs. Jan. 30th @8pm. Annual CRZBs Consort Reunion w/ Geoff, Tim , & Crizz. (....& Tim flies away, the next morn to his University gig, as head of Jazz studies-Vera Cruz, Mexico.....we expect to send him off with a bang! )

 There'll likely be more music & players to add in future. Thanks for the support, & lets dig into practicing kindness & compassion in 2020.  Interconnected-ness is the only way we will really survive, hmmm?
"If ya wanna be miserable , think only of yourself.  If you wish to be happy, think of others".  -Sogyal Rinpoche

Thanks for Reading and Your Comments.  Have a Great Week. 

Ed Krane : EK10@AOL.COM 954-448-4324