The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
January 6, 2020

Eye Sea Ocean by Penelope Garcia  Acrylic on Wood

Grevy's Foal by Carol Osborn  WaterColor

Part 2 of our Multi Part - Week feature from TSKW's Winter Member's Exhibition "Behind the Lines"

" Show Girls" Mixed Media on Canvas  36 x 48"
One of the Many works in the 'Vogue Collection" Series from Gary Welton

"Floral with Butterflies" by Luis Sottil High Relief Naturalismo Original Painting 38 X 38

Part 1 of 2 The Art of Gary Welton at The Key West Gallery
Visiting Artist at KWG Jan 10-12  Luis Sottil


As Promised from Last Week's Issue :  Going to Keep the Holidays Going One More Weeks with Carol Tedesco's Photos  from the 29th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

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)

TSKW : Carrie Newcomer Jan. 16 8PM

Pt. 2 "Amazing Vintage Photos from the 40's"

Pt. 3 of 3 "Most Rare and Powerful Historical Photos" 

Part 2 of 4  : "Inventions from 1950-1979"

Ben & Helen Networking
The December "Walk on White" was Hosted by Harrison Gallery- Stone Soup Gallery-Shade Ceramics & Shutter Photography-& Coffee Mill Dance Studio. We Have Part Two of Our Hosts Entertaining

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

Lisa Grubb Exhibition Started Jan 2 at Salt Island Provisions Gallery
Pt. 1 Salt Island Provisions Gallery a Few Days Ago Just Started the Lisa Grubb Exhibition. The January 13th. Issue will have a Few More of Lisa's Works. 

Maestra Sebrina Alfonso

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra here in Key West with Violinist Irmina Tynkos at TWT January 15 (Read All About It)

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

An Amazing Difference in These Cadillacs that Perhaps only is a 6 Year Difference
Part 19 :  
Had Their Annual Classic Automobile Show at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY & Featured Over 750 Cars. Just a Few More issues to Go. 

As The lights Fade by Pam Hobbs  Acrylic on Canvas

Sunset Sail by Kathy LeTarte  Oil

Pt. 4 of 4 Our Tour of the Key West Art Center on Front St. + 60th. Year Gala Celebration on Jan. 15 ( More Below)

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

(L) KWPD Citizen Police Academy Starts Jan. 29 (More Below in our Weekly City of KW Section)
(R) MCSO "Touch A Truck" (More Below in our Weekly MCSO Section)

Michael & Allison sent over Info. on the many Events the Key West Library has in January :  "Author Talk" from the Key West Public Library Opens the 2020 Season with Author Mark Powell "FireBird : A Novel"  Jan.7 at 700 Fleming St.. Cafe Con Libros Opens 2020 Season with Tom Corcoran Jan. 21, & "Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement" 1/30 +  (More Below) 

"Captivating Harmony" 

Traditional Naturalismo  Original Painting  40 X 40
"Celebration of Life" High Relief Naturalism Original  44 X 44
Luis Sottil Visiting Key West Art Gallery  Jan 10-12

Shade Ceramics & Shutter Photography Celebrating 1 Year in January.  Sarah Carleton Presents Pt. 2 of 2 of her Photographic Exhibition with a few Photos of their Production Studio. PLUS 

Mark & Sarah, Melissa at Stone Soup & Helen and Ben at Harrison Gallery ALL Hosted the Dec "Walk on White" and This Issue has Parts 2 of ALL 3 Galleries Hosting.

5 + New Mystery Novels from Shirrel Rhoades & His Company 
WWW.ABSOULUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM with Perhaps 400 + Titles , Many from Local Authors.  His Inventory is E-Books Delivered Immediately & PaperBack (More Below)


Just Arrived : Freshly Painted "Felix the Cat" from the Very Few Licensed Felix Artists & Owner of Zazoo Art Galleries Don Oriolo + One of Kind Originals & Copies of Art by Sylvester Stallone at Zazoo Fine Art & Photography (More Below)


Fringe Theater Jan. 8-11 and Jan. 15-18 "Folly"


Steve Harlan (Center) is the Next Visiting Artist for Wyland Gallery  Jan 9-12.  See Complete Schedule of ALL the Great Artists Visiting Wyland in January in their Weekly Section.  Stephen Muldoon was in town over the Holidays and the Next Issue will have a few pics from His Visit & a few of his Paintings.

Violinist Blake Pouliot  Season Premiere of the 2020 Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West at St. Paul's Church January 12 4pm

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)  Four January 2020 Exhibitions for "First Thursday". We Covered ALL 4 Last Thursday and the Jan 13th. Issue will have Extensive Photo Coverage from ALL 4 Showing the Receptions and Art (More Below).. This Issue has a TEASE (Preview) of Our Coverage Last Thursday.

College of the Florida Keys (Formerly Known as FKCC) Opens the 2020 VIP Lecture Series on Jan. 9 at TWT 7p with Dr. Peggy McDonald Discussing "Florida's Female Pioneers" (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.

KWAHS Presents their Next "Distinguished Speaker" on January 9 : Flagler Historian and Florida East Coast Railway Expert Seth Bramson.  Plus Many Additional Events-Exhibitions-& Classes from KWAHS Covered in this Issue

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)

Some of the participating Venues : Collections Key West at Safe Harbor Marina, The Art Shack at 6404 Front Street, The Shops at the Perry Hotel including the Green Pineapple at 7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Yard Studios and SoulHouse at 5700 4th Ave., The Studios at Stock Island Marina Village at 7005 Shrimp Road and Washed Up Studios in their new location at 6475 2nd Street.
Below : Collections Gallery on Stock Island & Their "Small Works" Exhibition starting Jan. 11 (More Below for Art Stroll & Collections Gallery)

KWBG ( Key West Business Guild ) Next Luncheon FRIDAY Jan 10 at The Beachside Marriott (More in their Weekly Section)


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8180 Weekly. 
January 6, 2020.  In This Issue : At the Very End is Our Weekly Listing for the Art Galleries,  Pt 1 of 2 The Art of Gary Welton at The Key West Gallery + Luis Sottil 1/10-12, Pt. 2 "Behind the Lines" TSKW Winter Members Show ( Although it Closed a few Week's Ago ; We'll still show the Works from the Local Artists), KWAHS & TSKW MANY Exhibitions-Classes-& Events that We'll show you for January, Pt. 2 Photos from Carol Tedesco and the 29th. Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Holiday Boat Parade, Drepung Gomang Monks in Town 1/19-25, Pt. 2 "Amazing Vintage Photos from 1940s", Pt. 3 of 3 "Most Rare & Historical Photos", Pt. 2 "Inventions from 1950-1979", Our Parts 2 of the Dec."Walk on White",  Updated Key West Theater Schedule, Paradise Big Band 1/26 at TWT,  Art Stroll on Stock Island 1/11, "Small Works" Exhibition at Collections Gallery on Stock Island 1/11 & 12, Next KWBG
( Key West Business Guild) Luncheon FRIDAY 1/10 at Marriott Beachside Guest Speaker Mayor Teri Johnston with Introduction from TDC's & Newman PR's Carol Shaughnessy + KWBG Mixer 1/15 at KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" Every Tues. at Ft. East Martello, Michael Harrell Exhibition and Reception at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene 2/1 (Goes through 2/15), MLK Mini Reef Relief Camp 1/18-20,  Bob Bowersox's XP Theatre "Classics of Comedy" at TSKW 1/9-11. More Below.

In the January 6th. Issue Continued

Salt Island Provision Gallery has Lisa Grubb, South Florida Symphony Orchestra's Next Concert 1/15 with Violinist Irmina Tynkos,  Pt. 19 Gold Coast Cruiser's 750 Car Show, WWW.KONKLIFE.COM  , Every Friday Morning Clean-Up "Plogging" with Dee Dee Green & The City of Key West, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM   , KW Public Library "Author Talk" with Mark Powell "FireBird" 1/7 & Complete January Schedule of Events, WWW.FKSPCA.ORG  , College of the Florida Keys Opens their 2020 VIP Speaker Series with "Female Pioneers" 1/9 with Dr. Peggy McDonald. Link to 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

In the January 6th Issue Continued

Bahama Village Program of Key West Presents "5th. Annual Crooks Second Line" 1/26, Pt. 4 of 4 Our Visit to the Key West Art Center + Their 60th. Gala Anniversary Celebration 1/15 & Complete January Schedule of Events, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Our Weekly The City of Key West & MCSO Sections, 
WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM , Mangia-Mangia and their Non-Profit Group Dinners Giving Back to the Organizations : WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM , Shirrel Rhoades and his
Zazoo Art & Photographic Gallery has Art from Sylvester Stallone and Felix the Cat, Fringe Theatre " Talley's Folly" 1/8-11 & 1/15-18, Violinist Blake Pouliot Opens Up the 2020 Impromptu Classical Concert Season on 1/12,  TSKW Opened ALL 4 January Exhibitions Last Week and we'll have Multiple Week Photo Features, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , The Next KWAHS Distinguished Speaker 1/9 Seth Bramson "Flagler & the East Coast Railroad", Curator at the TW Museum Dennis Beaver Hosts Tours, Stock Island Art Stroll Sat.1/11, Next Week Our 1/13 Issue will have an Effusion Artist Anthony Gomez, Marc House event 1/20 & 21, Fla Keys Council of the Arts still Up at Gato "The Trees of the Keys" + Opening in Key Largo with Reception 1/11 "Flora and Fauna", Julie Joyce in Marathon Opens "An Artists Journey" (One Woman WaterColor Show) 1/16-2/8 Rec. 1/30, Our Last Week of Providing the  4 Issue Links to the 2019 KWFF Extensive Coverage Post Features We Did ( 2019 KWFF : Best Film Festival Ever). More Below.

In This Issue January 6th. 2020 Continued

Encore Feature on Eric Anfinson 2020 Calendar & His March 9th. Exhibition with Gabriella Fiabane 3/9 at GingerBread Square Gallery + Adelle's  Complete Schedule of Exhibitions Inc. Michael Palmer 1/13 & Jane Washburn 1/27,  WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM has "A Workshop for Winning Campaigns" 1/11, Coffee Mill Dance Studio, Reef Relief -Mote-& Dr. Vaughan's WWW.PLANT-A-MILLION-CORALS.COM , United Way of the Fla. Keys Needs Tax Relief Volunteers, Tropic Cinema, The City of KW "Plogging" with Your Help to Clean Up KW with Dee Dee Green, Truman WaterFront Farmers Market Every Thurs. (This Week's Location will Move To USCGC Ingham Museum ; In front of the Ship on the Pier) & Artisan's Market Next 1/12 Sundays, Guided Tours at The KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Bubbas's Fables 1/11 TSKW + Singer-Songwriter Carrie Newcomer 1/16, Skipper Kripitz and the Many Musicians He Works Deserves Promotion due to ALL the Many Non-Profit Events they Help with : (Schedule of where they are Performing), MCSO Animal Farm Next Two Openings 1/12 & 26, Q-Magazine, 4th. Annual Conch Revival Picnic 1/21 at KW Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Last Stand Annual Members Meeting 1/30 at Eco Discovery Center at Truman WaterFront Park, Wyland Gallery Complete Schedule Inc. Steve Harlan 1/9-12. More Below.
In the Jan. 6th. 2020 Issue Continued

WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM  T he Butterfly & Nature Conservatory (Words Can't Express the Experience),  Eco-Discovery Ctr. Family Saturdays 10am, Aids Help Monroe Co., Florida Health Monroe Co., SouthernMost Chamber Music Society Next Concert at St. Paul's 1/16, Past Blast Links, Mall on Duval (Great), KWAHS Presents Sanford Birdsley 2/21-4/11 "A Retrospective" Rec. 2/21, (NOW) National Organization for Women, Misha in the Morning at The Gardens Hotel, Kyla Piscopink's WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG , WWW.KWLS.ORG  Many Lectures in January Open to the Public (Go to their website for Info.), "Theme Runs" from Beth Moyes, Instituto San Carlos, Island House Videos, Preserve Island Life, 
WWW.CFFK.ORG , WWW.OUR-KEYS.COM , Fairvilla Sexy Things,
 WaterFront Playhouse-Red Barn-Fringe Theater & XP Theatre ALL Active

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


Part 2
"Outside the Lines" TSKW Annual Winter Member's Exhibition & Sale.  This Show just Closed a few weeks ago..However as We do every Year; We'll Show ALL the Local Member's Works.

Warrior Sistahs Mixed Media

Silence by Tara Popick Photograph

Fan Dance by Jane Gilbert  Encaustic

Emheral Paradise by Lynn Bentley Kemp  Digital Image

Celebration by Heather Hunziker  Acrylic

Truman WaterFront by Erika Hefferman  Digital Print

Linea by Alba Johng Hynes Photograph

How Does Your Garden Grow by R. Bennett  Acrylic on Fabric

Transcendence by Elena Jones  Oil, Cold Wax, Gold Leaf, Copper Wire, Collage
Mixed Media on Wood

More of the TSKW Winter's Member Show Up Shortly and We'll Have a Sneak Peak of ALL 4 Exhibitions that Just Opened also Up Shortly


Gary Welton : A Brilliant Artist ; And of course just like ALL the Artists at The Key West Gallery (World Class ; As Good as NYC, Monte Carlo, Paris Gallery)
Go to the Gallery's & Gary's Websites and Then Make Sure to Visit Sharon- Kellie-Katy-Ainslee & The Rest of the Art Experts. We're Featuring Four of Gary's Seven Current Series in this Issue with the Other Three in the January 13th. Issue

Animal / Nature Series

"Red Stallions"  Oil on Canvas  48 x 36'

"Bull Elephant"  Oil on Canvas  48 x 36"

Barre Series

"Nudes"  Ink and Watercolor on Paper  15 x 20"

"Cabaret"  Ink and Watercolor on Paper  20 x 15"

Movement Series

"Hypnotic"  Mixed Media on Board  30 x 72"

"Buttercup"  Mixed Media on Board  30 x 24"

"Love Poem" Mixed Media on Board  30 x 40"
In 1 More Areas in this Issue; just a few pieces of Gary Welton's "Figurative / Nudes" Series & "Silk Connection" Series.
 Then Part 2 of 2 The Art of Gary Welton will be in the Jan.13th. Issue and will feature the "Vogue Collection" , "Sports" and "Nautical" Series
Here are a Few Videos on Gary ; Look now or come back
"Artist Gary Welton Painter of Movement"

Sharon with Gary Welton


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


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


Claire Finley Bass, Rob DiStasi Keyboards, Chris Burchard Guitar, and Vocal / Drums Skipper Kripitz

A Few More Photos of the Band Up Shortly PLUS Complete Jazz in the Garden Schedule & Cabaret Schedule Further Down

Next Week : A Few more Paintings from Anthony Gomez at Effusion

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

"Cream"  Acrylic Spray on Canvas


Part 4 of 4 
  301 Front St. 305-294-1241

American's School by Margo Ellis 

Women with Fish & Fresh New Paintings by Pam Hobbs

Stock Island Shrimp Boat by Joan Cox

Strutting Our Stuff by Margo Ellis

Thomas Avery  Mixed Media

Thanks Deborah J. Moore Artist & Doing a Great Job Curator at the Key West Art Center ; Up Shortly is a Complete Schedule of Events-Exhibitions-Classes & the 60th. Anniversary Gala Party for the KWAC on 1/15


Contact Jill at 305-852-2382

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

Author Talk - Mark Powell

Acclaimed novelist Mark Powell will talk about his new literary thriller, "Firebird," at the Key West Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:00 PM.  This free event is open to the public and books will be available for purchase.  For more information contact the library at 305-292-3595.  The library is located at 700 Fleming St.

Mark Powell has been called the "best Appalachian novelist of his generation" by Ron Rash, and a writer "on the verge of greatness" by Pat Conroy. He is the author of six novels, including "Small Treasons" (Simon & Schuster, 2017), and "The Sheltering" (Story River, 2014). Powell has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, and in 2014 was a Fulbright Fellow to Slovakia. He holds degrees from Yale Divinity School, the University of South Carolina, and the Citadel. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina where he teaches at Appalachian State University.

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)

As Promised  from Part 1 in the Dec 30th. Issue  : Keeping the Holiday Spirit
Alive for another Week  
WWW.SCHOONERWHARF.COM  202 William St. 305-292-3302
Part Two  2019 Absolute Vodka Lighted Holiday  Boat Parade AKA 29th. Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade

Photos and Information From
Carol Tedesco 
Publicist, Photographer, Historic Shipwreck Professional Services 

Boat Parade 1_US Coast Guard:
A giant illuminated Key West rooster guides a U.S. Coast Guard response boat piloted by Santa Claus into the Key West Historic Seaport harbor on Saturday night during the 29th annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade. The festively illuminated event is one of many that take place during Key West Holiday Fest, an island-wide celebration presented in part by the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council that continues through New Year's Eve. (Carol Tedesco/Key West Holiday Fest)

First Place : US Coast Guard Cutter "A Giant KW Rooster 

2) "Snoopy & the Red Baron"  : 65ft. "Metani"
3) "Flamingos" : 16ft. "Abbey Joy"

4) Sailing Club

5) US & Bahamas Flags : 60 ft. "Danger"

6) Singing Christmas Tree : "Key West Fury Catamaran 38ft. "Aurora"

Sailors Home for the Holidays from Nasa Key West

Seaborn : Captains Jesse Stavola and Jason Brewer

Sneaky Tiki of the Crusin Fleet "Peppermint Party"
More of the 29th. Annual Schooner Wharf Bar  Lighted Boat Parade Up Shortly

 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 will be held Saturday, January 11, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Key Largo Library,  101485 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo. The public is invited, refreshments will be served, and there is ample free parking. The exhibition will remain on display through January 29, 2020. This show encourages artists to celebrate the magnificent flora and fauna of the fabulous Florida Keys.  This Upper Keys Arts Council Member's Show at Key Largo Library supports the Art in Public Buildings program which offers an alternate space for artists to display their work.  The Florida Keys Council of the Arts supports visual, literary and performing artists and cultural organizations throughout the Keys with several grant programs and scholarships.  We connect artists to each other and to their audiences. 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


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.

Leaving this in 1 More Week; Great Reading
Our December Issues had  Extensive Post 2019 KWFF Event Coverage. Here are the Links to the entire Issues they were In.  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
Here is the Link to the Dec 16th Issue and Part 3 of Our 2019 KWFF Post Event Coverage
and Here is the Link to the Dec. 23rd Issue and Part 4 of 4 of Our 2019 KWFF Post Event Coverage

Part 3

More of Part 3 of 3 "40 Most Rare & Powerful" Photos Up Shortly
 UP SHORTLY Part 2 "Amazing Vintage Photos from the 40's" and Pt. 2 "Inventions from 1950 to 1979


We Continue with "Outside the Lines" from TSKW

Unification by Sarah Plaia Davidson  Mixed Media

Golden Slipper by Mark Hedden  Hand Framed Archival Ink on Haeinemuble Photographic Rag 

Hair by Lori Kjos  Fabric, Acrylic, & Beads

Kangaroo Paw Dreaming by Emma J Starr WaterColor

Moondance Rooftop by Jon O'Hallaran Oil Mt. Saint Helen's Ashes & Gold Leaf

"Untitled' by Carrie Disrud  Acrylic on Canvas

Reaching by Rita Poore Mixed Media

Birds of Paradise by Rick McCausland  Silk Painting

Part 3 : More "Behind the Lines" TSKW Member's Winter Exhibition in the January 13TH. Issue. Once again; 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.


We Continue with our Gary Welton Feature

Gary Welton hangs Year Round at the Key West Gallery
Here are Two More of Gary's Series

Figurative / Nudes Series

"Dancer"  Mixed Media on Paper 4 0 x 30"

"Untitled"  Mixed Media on Paper  40 x 30"

"Ready to Go"  Mixed Media on Canvas  30 x 24"

Silk Connection Series

"Purple Rain"  Mixed Media on Silk  44 x 61"

"Red Dance"  Mixed Media on Silk  30 x 40"
The January 13th. Issue will have Part 2 : The Art of Gary Welton and we'll Feature the 3 Additional Series that Gary has on his website
"Vogue Collection", "Sports' and "Nautical"



(L) The White Violin
(R) "The Bath" : Flapper Girl Series

(L) Bonnie's World
(R) This Side of Eden

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

January 13 ; Michael Palmer
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


"So, You're Thinking About Running?"
Hometown's Winning Elections Campaign Workshop
 Hometown! -- Key West's and Monroe County's signature resource for candidate and election information is hosting a workshop for those running, considering a run or who are interested in campaign leadership in the 2020 election.
The half-day workshop will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 North Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL.
The program begins at 8:45 am and will offer a full schedule of campaign topics, including budget and fundraising tips, messaging, speeches & debates, marketing and election paperwork. 
Speakers will include elected officials from Key West and Monroe County as well as other experienced political and campaign veterans.   
Details concerning the Workshop, including registration and attendance fees ($25 in advance), are available at or email .



Stock Island Arts District Second Saturday Art Strolls January 11
The I Love Stock Island Initiative, along with the artists, makers and craftsmen who call Stock Island home, have teamed up to create the new Stock Island Arts District. The area encompasses Collections Key West at Safe Harbor Marina, The Art Shack at 6404 Front Street, The Shops at the Perry Hotel including the Green Pineapple at 7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Yard Studios and SoulHouse at 5700 4th Ave., The Studios at Stock Island Marina Village at 7005 Shrimp Road and Washed Up Studios in their new location at 6475 2nd Street. Each spot offers a variety of eclectic shops and working studios with multiple artists and disciplines from sculptures to woodworking, mosaics to screen printing, soaps to fabric art along with several retail and gallery buying opportunities. There's a few stand-alone studios that will be open for viewing, as well, including Yodanis Studios at 6310 2nd Street.

Guests are invited to 'stroll' at their leisure to the studios, many within walking distance of each other, every Second Saturday of the month through April. Some artists will offer drawings for great prizes and delicious food & beverages. It's free to attend and free to park. Guests can look for the bright pink 'Arts District' banners flying proud at each location and follow the route on the mobile map accessible at  on Saturday. The next Stroll will February 8, just in time for Valentines.
For more information visit  or call Jill Snodgrass at 305.731.5780

 THE TRUMAN WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET THIS THURSDAY JAN 9 Will be changing Locations to the Area in Front of the USCGC Ingham Museum ( The Large Cutter Boat that is Parked at the WaterFront).. To learn more about the Farmers Market see their weekly section Further Down.

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



United Way of the Florida Keys is seeking volunteers to assist with a free tax preparation program for households with limited incomes in Monroe County. Volunteers are needed to work as IRS-certified tax prep assistants or greeters. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed as tax prep assistants, greeters or translators.  Volunteer training takes place on January 10 in Key West or January 11 in Marathon.
Through this program, volunteers help qualified Keys residents maximize their tax return so they are better able to provide for their families, thereby making our community more affordable. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn, grow and serve.

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.


Part 19 of Our 750 Classic Car Show from Gold Coast Cruisers Up Next But First 

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
The College of the Florida Keys will open its 2020 VIP Series with "Florida's Female Pioneers."  The presentation, led by historian, author, and educator, Dr. Peggy Macdonald, is on Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.  In its seventh season, the College's VIP Series invites the community to learn from the Visions, Ideas, and Perspectives of speakers of local, regional, and national prominence.  The 2020 season, sponsored by Centennial Bank, includes presentations that focus on timely and relevant topics.
In her talk, Dr. Macdonald examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State, including: Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing  Uncle Tom's Cabin  who kick-started Florida's tourism industry with her 1873 book  Palmetto Leaves ; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist and conservationist who helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which formed the nucleus of Everglades National Park.
Dr. Macdonald is a public historian and adjunct professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College.  A native Floridian, she gives presentations on Florida women's history with the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program.  Her publications include a biography of environmental activist Marjorie Harris Carr and a forthcoming book on Florida's female pioneers.  Dr. Macdonald has written about local and Florida history and culture for Gainesville Magazine, Our Town Magazine, Senior Times and FORUM Magazine.  She serves on the Alachua County Historical Commission and is an alumna of the University of Florida, where she received a Ph.D. in American History.  Dr. Macdonald served as Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum from 2015 to 2019.
Tickets are $5 at the door.  Admission is free for students at CFK and Monroe County schools. For more information, call CFK at 305-296-9081 or visit

Left: Dr. Peggy Macdonald ; Center: Wildlife photographer Luther Goldman with a diamondback rattlesnake and Marjorie Harris Carr with a blue indigo in 1937; courtesy of Mimi Carr  ; Right: Harriett Beecher Stowe; provided by State Archives of Florida.


Part 19
Pres. Don

More Gold Coast Cruisers (Part 19) 750 Car Exhibition at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY Up Shortly

Part 2 of 

More "Amazing Photos from the 40s" Up Shortly

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

Part 2 of 2 Our Visit with Helen & Ben Hosting the December "Walk on White"

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

"Coconut" Bronze  9 X 13 X 7.5

"Bronze Palm" Sculpture

"Monotypes" by Suzy Wahl

"Black Pear" by Helen Harrison

"Your Alacia" Calabash & Onys

Seductive Songstres by Melinda K Hall

More of Part 2 Up Shortly :  Our Visit to Helen & Ben's Gallery from the December "Walk on White"

WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM    802 White St.  305-296-2080
Part 2 of 2  Melissa Hosted "Walk on White". Current Exhibition Features Richard "Dick" Matson. JH Allen coming in February. 

"Mrs. Haversham" Washington


"Gilberts Gate"

"Soon It's Going to Rain"


"Pepe's Cafe by Deborah J. Moore  WaterColor

Year Round Display of "Key West Cottages" Made from Cigar Boxes by Jonathan  Hoenscheidt
Look for the JH Allen Exhibition coming in February

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.


Maestra Alfonso

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

Masterworks II is a feat of two powerful, strikingly beautiful and inspiring musical masterpieces! The first highlight of the evening is Anton Bruckner's 
Symphony No. 6, known for its dynamism, astonishing rhythmic invention and subtlety. Also on the program is Nimrod Borenstein's 
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, a glorious display of unique orchestral colors, featuring accomplished violinist Irmina Trynkos. A British-French-Israeli contemporary musician and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Borenstein is considered a leading composer of his generation, whose music is a "high-compression sound-world in which melodic and rhythmic ideas create a multi-layered frisson of hyper-activity." (BBC Music Magazine). Opening the program is 
Upon An Ocean, a world premiere by American pianist/composer Lisa Nardi.


We Start Part 2  :  "Inventions from 1950 - 1979"
but First

Part 2
Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photographs from Sarah
Sarah Carleton and Mark Klammer Hosted the December "Walk on White" 

"Show of Strength : Fort Zachary Taylor State Park  ALL Images are taken by Sarah Carleton. All Photo Images on Aluminum 36 X 27

"Washed by the Waves" Fort Zachary Taylor State Park  30 X 30

"Flight"  36 X 27

More Sarah Carleton's Photographic Exhibition from Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography Up Shortly

Now : Part 2 Inventions from 1950- 1979. Up Next New Reads from WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM & Continued Coverage of the Annual 2019 Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade




A Few More Photo from Inventions from 1950 -1979
Up Shortly

We now continue with the 2019 Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Holiday Boat Parade with Photos and Information from 
Carol Tedesco 
Publicist, Photographer, Historic
Shipwreck Professional Services 

Schooner America 2.0 Captain Rhondi Opedila

Spirit of Independence 

Key West Community Sailing Center "Mama Ducks with Ducklings in Tow

"The Helm" Captain Mike Helm

"Barefoot Adventure" Captain Joe "The Pirate" Bones


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 
Next January 12 & 26

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


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

Dennis Hyland and Wayne LaRue Smith, co-proprietors of the Little Room Jazz Club on Duval Street welcome Fringe Theater Artistic Director Rebecca Tomlinson to Fringe's season premier of 'An Evening Lost with Lillian Baxter' at the club. 

Pianist Jay Schwandt provided the music for 'An Evening Lost with Lillian Baxter' at the Little Room Jazz Club.  This is the third rendition of the Lillian Baxter saga. 

Fringe Theater's Su Nubia runs the Little Room Jazz Club light board during the presentation 'An Evening Lost with Lillian Baxter." Fringe recently acquired its own lighting equipment and its members are learning about theatrical lighting with lessons  at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. 
Travis Doll, Director of Alonzos Restaurant, second from left, welcomes the Key West Business Guild's Kevin Theriault, Dorian Patton, and Fritzie Estimond to the Guild's Christmas mixer held at the restaurant. 

Peter's Photos are also found in WWW.KONKLIFE.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


We Now continue with Part 3 of 3 "40 Most Rare & Powerful Historical Photos"

That Concludes the 3 Part " 40 Most Rare & Powerful Historical Photos" .. I'll add in another Photographic Series Next Week to go Along with Part 3 of ; "Amazing Vintage Photos of the 40s" & Part 3" Inventions from 1950-1979"

We Now Continue with Part 2

Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photographs from Sarah
 WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM  1102 White St. 305-767-3769
Sarah Carleton and Mark Klammer Hosted the December "Walk on White" . Go to the December 30th. Issue to see Part 1

"Diesel Rust" at the KW Diesel Plant  36 X 27

"Storm Splash"  Fort Zachary Taylor State Park  36 X 24

Thanks Sarah and Mark ; I enjoyed hanging a few weeks ago.

Part 2
We Continue with our Visit During "Walk on White to the Harrison Gallery. To See Part 1 ( also for Stones Soup Gallery & Shade & Shutters) Go to the Dec. 30th. Issue

"Bronze Palm"

"Femme Fatal" Palm, Fresh & Salt Water  & Pearls

"Doll" Carie Disrud

"African Pompano" by Cole Harrison

"Coral Head" by Helen Harrison Cherry Walnut
Thanks Helen, Ben & Cole : Happy New Year

We Continue with Part 2 of the "Amazing Photos from the 1940s

Heavy Fog in the Early Afternoon Chicago Illinois

Next Week in the Jan. 13th. Issue Parts 3 of "Amazing Vintage Photos From the 40s" and "Inventions from 1950-1979"

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


Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery Up Next But First We Continue with Last Week's Jazz in the Garden. The "Jazz in the Gardens"  Every Sunday for the Next 4 or 5 Months.. Partial Schedule of Band Configurations are in the Weekly Section of the Gardens Hotel ( Along with their 7 Days a Week Cabaret Schedule) Further Down in This Issue. Below was the Great Configuration on Dec 30th. Claire Finley Bass, Rob DiStasi Keyboards, Chris Burchard Guitar, and Vocal / Drums Skipper Kripitz

Complete January Schedule for Cabaret and Sunday Jazz in their Weekly Section.

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

Just In from Don Oriolo

' My Bag Of Tricks ' 

Original Acrylic on Canvas. 
Hand signed by Felix the Cat Artist, Don Oriolo.
Measures approx 9" x 12" gallery wrapped.
Gallery price only $995.

' Zen of Felix ' 

Original Acrylic on Canvas. 
Hand signed by Felix the Cat Artist, Don Oriolo.
Measures approx 9" x 12" gallery wrapped.
Gallery price only $995.

' Magic in the Bag ' 

Original Acrylic on Canvas. 
Hand signed by Felix the Cat Artist, Don Oriolo.
Measures approx 9" x 12" gallery wrapped.
Gallery price only $995.

Zazoo Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce that we are the only East Coast Gallery  to carry the fine art of Celebrity Artist, Actor, Writer and Director Sylvester Stallone!  We are offering a unique opportunity to own your very own Original or One-Of-A-Kind Mono Print  by Sylvester Stallone. Go to the Dec. 30th Issue to see the feature we did on his Paintings at Zazoo
' Still Fighting '

Original Acrylic on Canvas.
Hand signed by Sylvester Stallone.
Measures approx 57" x 72" gallery wrapped.
Gallery price $135,000.  ©  Sylvester Stallone

If you are interested in adding any of the original Sylvester Stallone Paintings (see Dec 30th Issue) or Felix The Cat paintings to your collection,  please call Jason and James at 305.294.8925 or email them at
 and Jason@zazooartgallery.comBest regards, Jason and James  Curken,  Managing Art Consultants,  Zazoo Fine Art Gallery,  622 Duval Street,  Key West, FL. 33040,  305.294.8925


Part 2 of Inventions From 1950 to 1979 Up Next but First

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

A Sneak Preview of our Extensive Photo Coverage of ALL 4 Exhibitions in the Jan. 13th. Issue Below

 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 is a TEASE (Preview) of ALL 4 of the Photo Features that Start in the Next Issue Jan 13, 2020. Extensive Coverage of ALL 4 New 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.

Stillness by Josefina Cavalina

Stillness #5

Eddies by Jim Racchi

Extensive Photos Coverage of these 4 Exhibitions Starts Next Week

Bubba's Fables

Inspired by classic Aesop's fables, local writers Pony Charvet and Juliet Gray created Bubba's Fables, adapting the beloved stories with Key West history and characters.

We Now continue with Part 2 of Inventions from 1950-1979



Next Week in Our Jan 13th. Issue Part 3 of "1950-1979 Inventions"


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!



 TALLEY'S FOLLY Jan 8-11 & Jan. 15-18

WWII is drawing to a close. In an abandoned boathouse, a Jewish immigrant woos a southern belle in this beguiling and poignant play about second chances. Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. Directed by Mathias Maloff. Featuring Lauren Thompson and Ross Pipkin. Limited Seating.

"Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes. TALLEY'S FOLLY is a play to savor and cheer." -NY Times.

"A funny, sweet, touching, and marvelously contrived love poem for an apple from an orange." -NY Post


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.
January 16 Carrie Newcomer  8PM

Carrie Newcomer is a singer-songwriter, poet and author at the intersection of folk, Americana and progressive spirituality. She's described as a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe and one who asks "all the right questions" by Rolling Stone.

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 Lines" Dec. 5-26
 Part 1  from "Outside the Lines" in Dec 30 : Then Another 17 Works in this Issue (Pt. 2), and another 25 on Jan. 13. & 25 More on Jan.20

Up Shortly More of
Part 19
Pres. Don


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

Sat. Jan 4th 8pm @ Little Room  Harry Schroeder Horn band concert w/ Jerry Seeco, Mike Emerson, Claire Finley, Les Dudley, skippo 

Sun. Jan . 5th, 9 am @Mata Yoga (Bikram) w/ skippo on Rav Vast tongue drums

Sun. Jan. 5th, 1pm @ Green Parrot Jan Jam w Mark Rose, Mike Emerson & Gary Rivenson, & skippo

Tues. Jan 7th, 9 pm @ Virgilio's w/ the CRZBs
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 Two Opens :  Sunday January 12 & 26 1-3pm

Upper Keys Capt. Don Fanelli, Detective Sgt. Scott Ward, Detective EB Askins (Crime Scene), Marine Deputy Nelson Sanchez (Dive Team), Reserve Deputy Sam Lipinski (Dive Team) and Sgt. Tom Hill (Bomb squad) partnered with Ocean Reef at their annual "Touch a Truck" event. Detective Sgt. Ward reports, "This event gives the residents an opportunity to meet the men and women who help serve the Ocean Reef community. We had a great time seeing everyone!"
Upper Keys Capt. Don Fanelli, Detective Sgt. Scott Ward, Detective EB Askins (Crime Scene), Marine Deputy Nelson Sanchez (Dive Team), Reserve Deputy Sam Lipinski (Dive Team) and Sgt. Tom Hill (Bomb squad) partnered with Ocean Reef at their annual "Touch a Truck" event. Detective Sgt. Ward reports, "This event gives the residents an opportunity to meet the men and women who help serve the Ocean Reef community. We had a great time seeing everyone!"


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

To see the Last Two Issues that Featured "Key West Collects" (Just Closed) and the "Literary History of KW"  (Open Until 2/2)
Dec 30, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

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 1 of 2 Lisa Grubb Exhibition Hanging ALL of January

Colorful New York artist Lisa Grubb 
            After a few years away from the island, former Key West resident artist Lisa Grubb made her triumphant return to the Key West gallery scene this month. For the month of January, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.) is featuring a new collection of Grubb's vivid paintings. 
             Grubb moved to Key West after spotting the island on a map one day in the local library. "It was so far away from any mainland, I was drawn to go there," she explains. "I moved to Key West after college and fell in love with the tropical environment. I felt like I had found paradise. Most everyone rode bicycles, the retail stores only went about half way up Duval Street and there were no 'chain' stores, only small boutiques. It was a combination of fisherman, hippies, artists living a very relaxed, bohemian lifestyle which suited me very well! I fell in love with it instantly."
            Grubb started her artistic career in Key West by painting on T-shirts and selling her designs at Mallory Square. After painting and living on the island for a number of years, she moved back to New York City. "I always love visiting Key West!" she says. "It holds a special place in my heart!"
            Grubb, who is self-taught, is a pop artist with a very distinctive style. She's known for her irresistible characters and vibrant colors. Her paintings are bursting with energy, as if they just jumped out of some fantastic place to brighten our lives. The artist's sun-ripened palette features tangerine, turquoise, crimson, royal blue, yellow and spring green in offbeat color combinations. With elements of pop art and naïve art, Grubb's work combines playfulness and sophisticated humor.

            Grubb is the creator of Happy Dog and has written and illustrated two children's books, "Happy Dog!" and "Happy Dog Sizzles!" both published by Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Putnam. "I've always loved all animals and creatures, but dogs are especially close to my heart," she says. "In the early '80s, when I lived in Key West, there used to be a pack of dogs that traveled and slept around town together. Whenever I saw them, I would always say, 'Hey, hello Happy Dogs,' it was then that I started painting a big, blue dog and called it 'Happy Dog.'"
            Grubb's paintings have been shown in numerous galleries from New York's Soho, the Hamptons, Key West, Cape Cod and Germany. Grubb's customers are worldwide. Many of her paintings have found homes in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and beyond.  You can view Grubb's work year-round at The Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont, NY which is located on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of New York City.
            You can also see Lisa's work on the 3-ton slabs of the Berlin Wall. She was honored to be asked to paint two slabs of the wall and bring color, energy and positivity to that canvas. They were transported from the warehouse where she painted them to Checkpoint Charlie, where they stood for several years for visitors from around the world to view.
"My paintings are big, colorful, vibrant and they make people feel good when they look at them," Grubb says. "They are fun images executed with fine art quality. As you look closer, you discover the detail that makes up all the abstract patterns of design which enhances the subject matter. I like watching people's expressions as they look at my art. Their eyes widen and they begin to smile - and that makes me feel good inside."
            "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 .

The January 13th. Issue will have Additional Paintings from Lisa Grubb


United & White St.
This weekly Feature is Written by Alyson Crean; and ALL Photographs are from Alyson
Monroe County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Key West Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) during the period of October 9 through May 15, 2020 in the following locations: North Roosevelt Boulevard from 1st Street to Toppino Drive,Truman Avenue from Windsor Street to Eisenhower Drive, Eaton Street from Elizabeth Street to White Street, Whitehead Street from South Street to Fleming Street and North Roosevelt Boulevard from 17th Street to Flagler Avenue.

These areas are over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation's focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.
Remember:Drivers, obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. Bicyclists, obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.Pedestrians, cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, and make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night.


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

We Continue with 
Part 19
Pres. Don

Part 19: WWW.GOLDCOATCRUISERS.ORG  Glen Cove LI NY Gold Coast Cruiser Show with 750 Cars

Next Week : Part 20 Classic Cars from the 750 Car Exhibition at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY held during 2019 Summer.

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


Tuesdays 11am-2pm
Jan. 7th at 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.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The next Distinguished Speaker Jan. 9 Seth Bramson Historian Specializing in Flagler's Florida East Coast Company 

Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series guest and Florida East Coast Company Historian Seth H. Bramson to share insights on the legendary railway
On Thursday, January 9,  Key West Art & Historical Society invites the public to a presentation by Distinguished  Speaker Series guest  Seth H. Bramson at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. His 6:00pm presentation , "The Florida East Coast Railway: For 125 Years America's Speedway to Sunshine,"  promises to be  "the greatest railroad story ever told" as Bramson regales listeners with the railway's history, the life of founder and builder Henry M. Flagler, and the story of the Key West Extension.
Bramson, who is the Florida East Coast Railway Company Historian, Barry University Adjunct Professor of History and Historian in Residence, and Nova Southeastern University Lifelong Learning Institute Adjunct Professor of History, is considered America's foremost authority on the history of transportation to, from, and within Florida.  He has the largest collection of the Florida East Coast Railway and Florida transportation memorabilia in the world (larger than the state museum's collection and the Flagler Museum's collection), and maintains the railroad's historic archive.

He is the author of more than three hundred articles, has appeared on A & E, Discovery Channel, Fox FX, The Collectibles Show, History Channel, Florida Public Broadcasting, the Learning Channel and Turner South Network, and  has written more books on, about, and dealing with the history of the Sunshine State than anyone else in history, with five of his thirty-five books dealing directly with the Florida East Coast Railway.  His book, "Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of The Florida East Coast Railway," will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. 
Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at, click 'tickets." Early ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust, Southernmost Beach Resort, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact  Kassandra Collett at 305-295-6616 x 114 .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
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)









Steve Harlan Jan. 9-12  Thur. 6-10p, ALL Other Times Noon to Close
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

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

"Capturing History"  Traditional Naturalismo Original Painting  40 X 40

"Celebration of Life"  High Relief Naturalismo Original Painting  44 X 44

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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 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.

Violinist Blake Pouliot  Season Premiere of the 2020 Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West at St. Paul's Church January 12 4pm


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 :  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. 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

From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
 Next Luncheon is on a Friday at The Beachside Marriott Jan. 10 with Guest Speaker Mayor Teri Johnston & Next Mixer is Jan. 15 at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens. 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
Next Luncheon on Friday Jan 10 at the Marriott Beachside ; also appearing with a Special Presentation Carol Shaughnessy from Newman PR.  Click this LINK1 to be taken to the KWBG Luncheon Reservation Page


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.  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.
The NEXT KWBG Mixer is Wed. 1/15 at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

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


Jan 8-11 and Jan 15-18

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

  1/10 Bill Blue and Tim Carter Guitars and Banjos, 1/12 Sunday Ramble Concert Series, 1/12 Grace Potter with Devon Gilfillian at Sunset Green Event Lawn, 1/14 Sinbad (shows 6:30 /9P), 
     Tommy Castro - January 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, 1/18 Havana Tropicana : An Evening of Live Music & Dancing, 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 December Materials  RIGHT NOW. The january 13th Issue ; will have the NEW January 2020 Key Traveler.
PS : Carol will be Introducing Mayor Johnston at the KWBG Luncheon on Fri. 1/10 at the Usual Location ( Key West Beach Marriott) Go to a Few Features UP the Key West Business Guild's Section

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

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


The TDC's January "Keys Traveler" should be out Shortly ( If not Already Out after Our Publish Date)
A Few of the December Features Are

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