The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
October 21, 2019






The Two October Exhibitions on the Main Floor of KWAHS ( Key West Art & Historical Society) are "Royal Retrospective : 40 Years of Fantasy Fest" And An Amazing Collection of WaterColor Paintings "Surroundings" by the Legendary Martha Watson Sauer

Our Weekly College of the Florida Keys Section. This Week's Feature : Graduation Ceremony for Three Law Enforcement Academies (More Below)



"The Vast in Devastation" by Flower Conroy

The Two TSKW (The Studios of Key West) First Floor Exhibitions are from Jack McDonald & Wonder Dog Productions "Master Slacker" and Flower Conroy "Insects and Angels" (More Below) + Additional Info. on Upcoming Events-Exhibitions & Classes

Paradise Tattoo is Hosting a TV Crew Filming During Fantasy Fest and Many Celebrities Will be Inside Paradise Tattoo during the Entire Fantasy Fest Event Including the World Famous Artist and Body Painter "Pashur". (More Below)


Next Two Openings : On Sunday 1-3pm Oct 27, & Nov. 10
MCSO Animal Farm (More Below)



Jay & Wyland Galleries in Key West Have A Large Amount of their Year Round Artists Visiting.  Steve Harlan Hangs Year Round and Visits Wyland Gallery Oct. 21- 27. Plus Complete Wyland Schedule of their Year Round Artists for October & November Visiting Key West (Much More Below)

The Andy Thurber-Wayne Garcia Exhibition "Their Key West" at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene Opened This Weekend and our Next Issue will have Many Photos from the Reception + Close Ups of their Work (with a Tease This Week) + In Two Issues We'll have about 15 Works from some of Nance's Other Year Round Artists

Fairvilla Megastore Sexy Things in KW. Special Fantasy Fest Feature + Celebrity Make-Up Artist Captain Ron Wolek Assisting ALL Party Goers (More Below)




Extensive Material from KWAHS on the Two November Exhibitions from Lisandra Ramirez & Osmeivy Ortega AND Silvia Rodriguez Rivero PLUS the  Exhibitions Opening Early 2020

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

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SRO As Usual for Cori Convertito's & KWAHS "Happy Hour with the Historian". This Issue has Many Slides from Dr. Convertito's Brilliant Presentation "Key West & The Civil War"

Effusion Gallery Opened a Few Months ago at 700 Duval Street with Brandie Sager doing a Great Job as their Curator / Manager. This Issue will have additional Varied Works.
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The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. (More below)

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Part 8 : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars in Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM  .  I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1921- Now.

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Photo & Article by Alyson Crean
Our Weekly City of Key West Feature : Jean Vertus has been named Driver of the Quarter by Key West Transit ; with Transit Dir. Rod Delostrinos (More Below)

(L) Perpetual Groove Concert Dec 12 at Ft. East Martello (R) Honoring Literary History (Long Term Exhibition until 2/2020 with Reception 11/1 
The Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) has a Tremendous Amount of Events the Next 3 Months.  In This Issue Many Features Through Out Inc. at The Very End : 4 Detailed Events Materials that are Fairly Large. 





Much Going on at Zazoo Art & Photographic Gallery Inc. Two Special Events & Don Oriolo Visits Oct. 23-25 (More Below)

Zombie Bike Ride in Key West Sunday Oct. 20 (More Below)
The TDC ( Tourist Development Council) sent over their On-Line Oct. "Keys Traveler" and other Updates to their October Website (More Below). WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 

So Happy to see Our MCSO / KWPD Women and Men Vigorously 
Enforcing Illegal Lobster Harvesting as Well as Other Crimes Against the Creatures we Share Earth with.  More Below in Our Weekly MCSO & City of KW Sections.


Horror Films Every Wednesday at the Key West Public Library 700 Fleming St. (More Below)

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Adam Scott Rote

Bill  Mack

Gary Welton
Three Great Artists Return Visits to their Year Round Hang : Adam Scott Rote 10/20-23 and Gary Welton / Bill Mack 10/24-26.  (Must See)



(L) The Last KWBG Networking Event
(R) Mitch Q and the 801 Bingo Welcomes the 4 K&Q's

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


The New Season of Dick Moody's SouthernMost Classic Car Club Kicks off at the Usual Spot SugarLoaf Lodge Sunday 10/20 (More Below)

Great Cover Neil Chamberlain : For our Out of Town Many Readers ; The Q-Magazine is the Very Popular LGBT Magazine that can be found in Many Eclectic / Progressive Retail Locations at No Charge. Q will give ALL Readers a Great In-Sight to Community Activities and Articles. Much Further Down are the Two Prior Q Covers. Thanks Neil for Sharing.
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 Theme Runs Owned by Beth Moyes has so many Runs/Walks Every Year ; and the Organizations that she helps are ALL Truly Deserving of the Funds Raised. Next Two are "Heroes and Villains" on 10/21 and "Zonta" on 11/2. The Next Issue will have ALL the events listed; but why wait? Go to her Website Now (More Below).


(L) "Without Her" 11/12
(R) "No Judgements" 11/4
The Books and Books Season Kicks off with These Two of Many Author Events in November (More Below)




  WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov. 20 - 24. The Annual Launch Party will be at Mangoes 700 Duval St. 7pm Oct. 29 (More Below) Including Many of the 2019 Films

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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8105 Weekly. In this Issue October 21, 2019 : Pt. 2 of the KWAHS Current Main Floor Exhibitions "Surroundings" by KW Legendary Artist Martha Watson Sauer & "Royal Retrospective : 40 Years of Fantasy Fest, 2019 Key West Film Festival 11/20-24 with Kick Off Launch Party at Mangoes 10/29, Pt. 2 of the TSKW Current Main Floor Exhibitions "Insects and Angels" by Flower Conroy & "Master Slacker" by Jack McDonald & WonderDog Productions, The College of the Fla. Keys Graduates Three Law Enforcement Academy 2019 Classes, SouthernMost Classic Car Club's First Exhibition of the  Season 10/20, Paradise Tattoo Hosts a TV Production Crew During FF with Lots of Celebrities, Photo Feature : Dr. Cori Convertito's "Happy Hour with the Historian" KW and the Civil War, Next Two MSCO Animal Farm Opens Sun. 10/27 & Nov. 10, Artist Steve Harlan Visits Wyland 10/21-27 with Many Works of Art in this Issue, Future Events-Exhibitions-Class Listings from TSKW & KWAHS, The Weekly City of KW & MCSO Features, KWBG (Key West Business Guild) Next Luncheon 11/6 & Next Mixer at the Oldest House & Gardens 11/13, Fairvilla Megastore Sexy Things for Fantasy Fest, Zazoo Welcomes Artist & Gallery Owner Don Oriolo 10/23-25, 2 More Weeks of Wed. Horror Films at The KW Library, Key West Art Gallery has Adam Scott Rote 10/20-23 & Bill Mack / Gary Welton 10/24-26, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, 


In This Issue Oct. 21, 2019 Continued : 
  October TDC's On-Line "Keys Traveler" from WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM ,
Theme Runs by Beth Moyes, Books and Books Announces Lots of Guest Authors in November, Last Stand : Protecting The Keys Makes a Few Announcements, FKSPCA's "Cocktails for Animal Tails" 10/22, 
WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM  Starts Up their Popular Group Non-Profit Dinner Events (Giving 30% Back to the Organizations),
Another Tour of Effusion Art Gallery, Held Over until at least Mid-Nov. Pam Hobbs "Women with Fish & Fresh Paintings at Salt Island Provision Gallery,  Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene Opens "Their Key West" Exhibition Featuring Andy Thurber & Wayne Garcia, Call to Artists from Anne McKee Artists Fund, KW Artisan Markets 10/20 & Nov. 3 & KW Farmers Market Every Thur. at The Truman Waterfront Park, The Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Screaming Green Halloween 10/26 + "Scarecrows in the Garden" both from The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 
WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM   Hosts the 2019 Key West Film Festival,
WWW.AHMONROE.ORG (Aids Help CC) Next Issue Photos of the Royal Coronation Ball, KWBG Headdress Ball 10/24,

In This Issue Oct. 21, 2019  Continued  :
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories,  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM Hundreds of Excellent On-Line Books ( Many from Local KW Authors), WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM ,  Mall on Duval,
Bahama Village Music Program, Red Barn-WaterFront Playhouse & Fringe Theatre, Searle Brothers Nursery & Rainforest Collection Landscaping,
WWW.PLANT-A-MILLION-CORALS.COM   & Dr. David Vaughan , 
KW Art Ctr. & Jim Salem Plein Air Classes with Special Event 11/15 with The Key West Wildlife Center, SouthernMost Chamber Music-Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW & South Florida Symphony Orchestra, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshop" Starts again Every Tues. (11/12) at East Fort Martello Towers, United Way of the Florida Keys, "NOW" : National Organization for Women, Key West Smart Ride, Misha in the Morning at The Gardens Hotel, WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG  from Kyla Piscopink,


In This Issue October 21, 2019 Continued :  

 Past Blast Issue Links,  WWW.MARCHHOUSE.ORG , 
WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM
 , Jazz in the Gardens at Kate's Place Starts Again with Peter Diamond & Friends Nov. 3,   , Key West PlayBills ( Outstanding Visibility with Upscale Demographics (PUT RIGHT INTO THEIR HANDS) of the Many Attending Events, San Carlos Institute, Preserve Island Life,   
WWW.KWLS.ORG , Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit,  "The White Rabbit WonderLand" : A Burlesque Parody at KWT 10/23, Florida Health Monroe Co., Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Reef Relief's Members Meeting at Casa Marina Resort 11/13, MOTE-Eco Disc. Ctr's Saturday Morning Family "Discovery",  Island House Videos, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at WaterFront Playhouse 10/19-25, & More.  Thanks for Reading Ed Krane & Friends ( The Many Associate Contributing Editors / Organizations )
 

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"Master Slacker" by Jack McDonald & WonderDog Productions





More Master Slacker Up Next
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"Insects & Angels" Exhibition at TSKW from Poet Laureate Flower Conroy + Last Week Her Poetry Reading also at TSKW





Butterfly & Bones
"Metamorphoses Among Furcula To Withstand the Rigors of Light"

A Groovy Kind of Love
"Still Life Sacred Heart with T-Rex Skeleton , Christmas Lights, & Resin Flowers"


A Fragile Machine
"Skin Gets Loneliness From a Pigment Called Memory"


For The Girls Weep
"I am Medusa"

More From Flower Conroy Up Shortly; As Well as additional photos from Her Poetry Reading Last Week at TSKW
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Steve Harlan Hangs Year Round at Wyland and visits Key West Oct. 21 to 28 ; An On-Line Art Exhibitions Up After Cori's Feature.
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281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The Very Popular and Usual SRO "Happy Hour with the Historian". Curator Cori Convertito PHD & KWAHS Last Event "KW & the Civil War" Brilliant.







More "Key West and the Civil War" Presented by The Key West Arts & Historical Society and by their Curator Cori Convertito PHD Up Shortly
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The Key West Art and Historical Society Presents Their Annual : Royal Retrospective : 40 Years of Fantasy Fest.  Exhibition Runs October 5 - 20

Brace yourselves-it's that time of year again, where 50,000 costumed (or semi-costumed) revelers arrive to party hardy, Fantasy Fest style. The Key West Art & Historical Society joins in on the carousing by paying homage to the altruism of the world-renowned island festival that provides integral funds for AH Monroe with a new exhibit titled  Royal Retrospective : 40 Years of Fantasy Fest.
The brainchild of Frank Romano, Joe Liszka, Tony Falcone, and Bill Conkle, Fantasy Fest was created in 1979 as a remedy to boost tourism with a two-day celebration and parade.  Over the decades, it has grown into a ten-day, colorful extravaganza featuring balls, parties, and parades, culminating with an immense, Mardi-Gras style parade helmed by that year's Fantasy Fest King and Queen- a title won by the candidate who has raised the most money for AH Monroe.
The  Royal Retrospective exhibit is co-curated with Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit founder Dennis Beaver and will focus on the themes from each year's celebration via the annual Fantasy Fest posters, photographs of the former Kings and Queens, the fundraising efforts on behalf of AH Monroe, and the diverse objects and images that make Key West the place to be each October.  This year is extra special because Fantasy Fest organizers have donated a large number of historical ephemera and photographs to The Society that will be on display.












Parts 2 and 3 Up Shortly
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The Other Main Floor Exhibition at KWAHS is from a Legend in Key West Art : Martha Watson Sauer.  Ms. Sauer Traveled the Latin American Countries Extensively. All her Work was WaterColor on Paper
Please Read Below from KWAHS
Exhibition Runs : August 23 - Nov.10

With her sketchbook and paints invariably in hand, Martha Watson Sauer (1912-2006) created an incredible body of artwork while also serving as a teacher of watercolor painting and weaving in the Key West arts community.  A Key West resident for nearly 70 years  Surroundings: Watercolors by Martha Watson Sauer  pays tribute to more than half a century of Sauer's work, which also include her personal effects and sketchbooks.  Her plein air watercolors spread beyond the island, they highlight architecture, landscape and people from her extensive travels around Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and across the United States.  "My aim is to transmit to paper the delights of nature and the out-of-doors; the sun's heat and the deep cool of shadow," she explained prior to her death in 2005.  "My paintings are not puzzles.  I like what I see and try my best to present the scene so others may share in the enjoyment of it."
Born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Sauer came to Key West in 1936 during the Great Depression while the city was clawing its way out of its economic malaise by encouraging tourism with the help of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), later called the Works Progress Administration (WPA).  Key West had not been her intended destination.  "My mother and I stopped by accident in a travel agency in Miami," Sauer remembered.  "We saw these watercolors by [FERA artist] Avery Johnson with scenes of Key West.  It was such a dear little town.  So I said, 'Let's go to Key West,' and we did."
Arriving at a time when a number of the WPA artists remained active in Key West's economic recovery efforts, Sauer's innate watercolor technique was noticed by the professional artists.  She received early tutelage from members of the WPA, particularly F. Townsend Morgan.  Sauer was asked to create lino-block prints for tourist brochures promoting tourist destinations including the Key West Municipal Aquarium, the Hemingway House, West Martello and the Peggy Mills House.  Sauer became one of the original members of the Key West Art Center that was known as the WPA's Key West Community Art Center in the 1930s.  Her very first sale was a painting purchased by the eminent pragmatist philosopher John Dewey, once a Key West resident.  Today, her works hang in private collections in Switzerland, Japan, Great Britain, Canada and the United States, including the Key West Art Center located at 301 Front Street.
Exhibit sponsored by The Helmerich Trust and the Key West Art Center.

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Laundry Baskets



Balloon Man

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




More from KWAHS Up Shortly
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Thank you for being a member of Last Stand.  We value your support! Want  to know more about what the Board is currently discussing and implementing? Come join us at The Gardens Hotel on Monday, October 28 from 5:30 to 8 PM for our "Meet Last Stand" event. Talk to our Board members, hear about our current initiatives, see what it is like being a board member, and give us your feedback on our activities. 
We want to hear from you.  Please send us a text (305-395-8933) that you will join us so we can make sure we have enough refreshments!

Save the Date: Wednesday November 20th at 6:00 PM for an event at The Studios of Key West 
Will Heyman Ph.D. will show some amazing underwater videos of fish spawning aggregations and help us understand why these are important to the Keys ecosystem. 
More details coming soon!
 
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Artist Steve Harlan Visits the Wyland Gallery where he Hangs Year Round Oct. 21-27









More Steve Harlan Up Shortly
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ANNUAL "COCKTAILS FOR ANIMAL TAILS"
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504




Fantasy Fest is here and we are excited to bring back our official party during the wildest week of the year!   Join us for our 'Cocktails For Animal Tails' event on this Tuesday October 22nd from 7-10pm at Rick's Bar, 202 Duval Street.

Your $35 entry fee will include OPEN BAR for our entire event! ($6.50 drinks and under) Dress as your favorite animal and enter our costume contest to win the $500 grand prize! This is a night you don't want to miss which benefits the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA.

Presale tickets are on sale now for a 6:30pm early entry time by going to the BELOW  
Tickets will also be available at the door at 7pm!  For any additional information please contact us at (305) 294-4857 x120 or tiffany@fkspca.org.  We will see you there!

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Effusion Gallery Up Next ; But First

The Season for Classic cars in the Keys Starts Sunday 10/20 at The SugarLoaf Lodge (MM17) 17001 US1. As Always No Charge
This is one of my Favorite Cars from that Era.. I believe it is a Kaiser J (1949-1952)


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





More from Effusion Up Shortly

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Held over Until Mid November
Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088
PAM HOBBS EXHIBITION
"Women with Fish and Fresh New Paintings"
305-923-5329  HOBBSART@BELLSOUTH.NET
Last Issue we had a Lead Feature ; Click the Oct. 14 Issue to see it


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The Last 3 Weeks we Published Rare Marilyn Monroe Photographs. Originally 
 (Edited & Originally Published by Sarah Jones).  Here is the First Week Part 1 Sept. 30 https://conta.cc/2olf7Kc and Pt. 2 Oct. 7   https://conta.cc/2Is7jO5
and Part 3 in Oct. 14  https://conta.cc/2MahBEI



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 WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469  https://www.facebook.com/mangiakw/
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)

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Papito Suarez - Andy Thurber - Wayne Garcia

The Next Issue will Have Photos from the Reception & Their Works of Art ; Here are Just a Few

"Yankee and Two Marlins" by Wayne Garcia  Intaglio 14.5 X 13.5

"Saturday Morning by Wayne Garcia  Intaglio 24 X16 

"El Mocho" by Andy Thurder  Oil on Panel 11 X 14

"Conch Life" by Andy Thurber  Intaglio 12 X 23
A Real Treat from Nance Frank in the Next Few Issues : Photo Feature from The Reception "Their Key West" & Photo Feature of Their Works. In Two Issue from Now : About 15 Works from Nance Frank's Other Artists.

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WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR THE 25TH ANNE MCKEE ARTIST'S FUND AUCTION
  The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2020 Fine Art Auction, to take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Studios of Key West.  

The submission period for artwork is open October 15th, and closes on November 15th.  Online applications and accompanying photo(s) can be submitted from our website at www.mckeefund.org. Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 1st.


Due to space and time limitations, we are only able to accept 50 entries. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether or not art submitted will be accepted for auction. 
 The annual art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.  Attendees can bid on original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more.
 Each participating artist receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to other Keys artists for select projects.  Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $280,000 since 1994.
 For more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund and its annual auction and artist grants, visit  www.mckeefund.org .

The McKee Board
Kalo Clark : President
Dr. Jane Grannis : VP
Marsha Williams : Secretary
Roberta DePiero : Treasurer & Event MC
Sally Wernicoff : Corresponding Secretary

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October 20, 2019

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October 20 - Key West Artisan Market: Zombie Pre-Party Edition
Key West Artisan Market  kicks off the season with the "Zombie Bike Ride Pre-Party" Edition Oct 20th - rise and ride to the occasion! 10 am to 2 pm at Higgs Beach, Key West. Guests can enjoy coffee, bloody's, mimosas along with a full bar from Great Events Catering, smoothies, natural juices and cut fruit, multiple food trucks and stalls offering eat-here or take-away for snacking or a delicious pre-Zombie meal. Shop a curated outdoor market offering fine crafts and art from talented Florida Keys makers. Listen to awesome musicians, catch The The X Key West radio show live, support our featured charity, Little Pink Houses of Hope (October is Breast Cancer Awareness month), meet local authors and get your zombie on at one of the makeup booths. BYBO (bring your own bags). Free entry & parking.
For a full Zombie schedule visit Zombie Bike Ride 2019 and for all things Fantasy Fest
Bookmark Key West Artisan Market for this season's dates. Email Sean@dailyplan-it.net to become a vendor or register here ==>  http://bit.ly/KWAM-Vendors

AND THE NEXT ARTISAN MARKET IS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3 10AM-2PM 
Keep up the Great Job Jill and sean
ALSO This Just In from Jill and Sean ( and Due to Space Constraints was Greatly Edited) However if you go to the Links they provided that I Inserted; you will find out all the Info....

Paradise Tattoo Filming Reality TV Show During Fantasy Fest
  A TV production crew will be on hand at Paradise Tattoo during the 10 days of Fantasy Fest filming artists and revelers to capture the unique artistry of body painting. Paradise Tattoo, celebrating 27 years in Key West, will house 18 celebrity and award-winning guest artists who will participate in the show.
Contact:  Greg Eppy
Owner, Paradise Tattoo
T:  305-294-7994

One of the Visiting Celebrity is Pashur The World Famous Body Painter
Here is 2 of His Works : One of The Many Official Fantasy Fest Posters he has Painted & One of the Many Body Paintings He has Done Through the Years


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Master Slacker at The Studios of Key West by Jack McDonald 
Exhibition Oct.3 - 28.


Jack McDonald uses spray paint, stencil stylings, and acrylic brush work to create off-the-wall immersive paintings. With graffiti-inspired concepts, the imagery consists of colorful backgrounds, humorous characters, and strange overlaying text. McDonald has been creating work nonstop for the last 12 years-not only his own work, but also floats, theatrical sets, party props and backdrops. This exhibition is a culmination of that flurry of creative hard work. The Wonderdog crew joins in the fun, utilizing the open space in the gallery as a Fantasy Fest workshop, where glitter, tulle feathers, glue, you name it are transformed into costumes and props.




More Master Slacker Up Shortly
To see ALL the Current and Future Exhibitions at TSKW Click Exhibition Link from their Website https://tskw.org/all-exhibitions/
and to see the extensive Coverage of the reception ; Click Last Week's Issue Directly Below After Flower's Feature
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Now More "Insects and Angels" from Flower Conroy and TSKW ( The Studios of Key West). Exhibition Runs Oct.3-28


Island poet Flower Conroy Laureate delves deep into themes of love, loss, spirituality, religion, mortality and extinction. Lately, she's turned her eye toward the visual, and taken inspiration from Cesar A. Cruz's idea that "art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." In her newest endeavor, Insects & Angels
, Conroy creates art assemblages using plastic toothpicks, broken jewelry, rubber toys, bones and Christmas lights-and of course, language, to convey weighty ideas with humor and camp.  We Also Continue with a Few Pics from Flower's Poetry Reading at TSKW Last Week




A Few more Poetry Books from Flower Conroy



Here are a Few more Close Up Photos of the Exhibition at TSKW "Insects and Angels"

"The Vast in Devastation"

"Our Lady of Insectum and Angels"

"Cryptosopophila Cataclysm"

"The Roses Sound Like Roses"


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We Now continue with Part 2 of 3 in This Issue KWAHS Annual :Royal Retrospective : 40 Years of Fantasy Fest



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A Few More Fantasy Fest Posters / Quilts and other Materials on Display;  Up Shortly

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Part 2 of 2 from the Exhibition at KWAHS "Surroundings" by Martha Watson Sauer

Cortez Palace Coyoacan

Peaceful Morning



Curry Mansion

Manager's House Habitation Pecoul Martinique


More of "Surroundings" by Martha Watson Sauer in the Next Issue

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WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM
 November 20-24, 2019

Editor's Note : Click This Link Below for one of their latest E-Mail Campaign (10/13) Filled with Much Information

Secondly the Kick Off Launch Party is back to Mangoes on Oct. 29 7pm at 700 Duval St.

ALL Access VIP Passes on Sale ; Click VIP for Info. & Purchase



The Annual Launch Party for the 2019 KWFF 
Ruth Reitan from KWFF Sends regards and tells Us "Join us Tuesday evening, October 29 7pm at Mangoes 700 Duval Street in Old Town Key West where we reveal the  Full 2019 Film Program ,  Special Events, and Celebrity Guests.

Come out for a drink, enter to win KWFF swag and tickets, meet festival staff, and be the first to hear the exciting festival line-up (maybe even before the coconut telegraph...). Save the Date! More details to follow".

 One of the Go To KWFF Managers & On Stage Hosts : Ruth Reitan (Ruth@KWFILMFEST.COM)

JUST ANNOUNCED : A New Member of the KWFF Family : Kim Walsh KWFF Sponsorship Coordinator 508-224-1879 (She Lives Here) KWFFSPONSORSHIP@GMAIL.COM 

Here is another GREAT Recent E-Mail Campaign from the KWFF Giving us Info. on some of this Year's Films. 








This Year there are 2 Specialty Film Series : Eco-Conservation-Green-Nature / Animal Films and Cuban Films 

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We Now Continue with the Most Recent "Happy Hour with the Historian" by KWAHS and Curator Cori Convertito PHD "Key West and the Civil War"

281 Front St. 305-295-6616











More "Key West and the Civil War" Presented by The Key West Arts & Historical Society and their Curator Cori Convertito PHD Up Shortly
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Ever Saturday Morning 10am is Discovery Saturdays for the entire Family

33 East Quay Rd. 305-809-4750
fkedc@Noaa.com


Great Seeing You a Few Days at the Center : Craig Wanous & Mia ; Keep up the Outstanding Work

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Hosting the 2019 Key West Film Fest
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Photos from this Event Next Week
    
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The Key West Gallery

Part 1 Peter Max Works in The Sept 9 Issue 
Part 2 in the Sept 23 Issue also many of Peter Max's Work  https://conta.cc/30G2iHQ
The Key West Gallery has Access to ALL of Peter's Works and when you go to their Website you will also see their Large Selection

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

Peter Max May Collector's VIP Studio Event in NYC
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
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Monday, November 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST

PETER MAX COLLECTOR'S FLING IN NEW YORK CITY Presented by Key West Gallery For additional details and to RSVP for your preferred date call 305-292-9339 Night 1 Complimentary Dinner Hosted by Key West Gallery Day 2 1 to 3 PM- Visit the Peter Max Studio
Peter Max Studio in New York City


Next Two Events at the Key West Gallery
Fantasy Fest Kick-Off with Adam Scott Rote
Sunday, October 20, 2019
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

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





Fantasy Fest Special : Meet Bill Mack & Gary Welton - VIP Events at Key West Gallery
Thursday, October 24, 2019 
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 

A collection of artwork by two world-renowned artists, Bill Mack & Gary Welton, will be on display & available for acquisition at KWG October 24-26 2019 MEET THE ARTISTS. The Gallery & Show are open to the public: Oct 24 - 26: 10am -11pm & October 26: 10am - 7pm. VIP Private Parade Viewing Party October 26: 7pm - 11pm RSVP required at 305-292-9339
Key West Gallery

Here are Two of the Many Pieces that Hang at the Gallery Year Round from Bill Mack




Here are Two of the Many Pieces Hanging by Gary Welton at The Key West Gallery


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

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524 Front St. 305-292-0448


Your One Stop Fantasy Fest Location

Editor's Note : I wanted to Shoot around the Customers in a Jam Packed Store; so I was limited to getting Many Shots + There are Lots of Displays / Areas that I really should not put in the Magazine (Although ALL Very Hot, Interesting & Stimulating). Of Course You Certainly can go to their Website and FB Sites Above; even Better Many of you will be going in person This Week.  Especially with Celebrity Make-Up Artist Ron Wolex there All Week.  Have Fun.




Their were Many Areas we did not go into since way too crowded too Shoot + Their Wide Selection of Toys, Stimulants , Leather, UnderGround Materials May be a bit Much for a few of my Readers. However you can always go to the Website and Facebook Pages; Better Yet Visit in Person

Perhaps Next Year we'll get a few Male, Female & Transexual Models and have A Shoot in Fairvilla. We'll Make a Blast Party. Taking applications for next year 954-448-4324 Ed Krane
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Misha McCrae Sends Regards and Tells Us :
Show off your scary design skills and enter the "Scarecrows in the Garden" artist design contest.   All Scarecrow entries will be on display for two months from October through November 30, 2019 and the use of natural materials is highly encouraged.
 
3 categories for entries : Amateur, Creative Professional, & Business
 
Application deadline extended through October 15th. (Perhaps they have Extended it by a few days)  See attached for details, application and rules or go to www.keywest.garden.   We hope to see your Scarecrow at the Garden!
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THE KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN ON COLLEGE ROAD ON STOCK ISLAND HOSTs THE 11TH ANNUAL 'SCREAMING GREEN HALLOWEEN' ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH. 2019 from 10 AM - 2 PM. 
THE GATES OPEN AT 10AM FOR CHILDREN TO COME IN AND HAVE A FUN and a SAFE 'TRICK OR TREAT'.
BOUNCE HOUSE, TRICKS, TREATS AND CRAFT STATIONS SET UP THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN TO INCITE THE FALL SEASON WITH FUN ACTIVITIES, LEARN TO RESPECT NATURE THROUGH RECYCLING.
2 COSTUME COMPETITIONS, 5 AND UNDER BEGINS AT NOON & 6 - 12 AT 1PM WITH PRIZES AWARDED FOR Best Recycle Costume, Best Costume Theme & Most Original: SPECIAL ATTENTION TO COSTUMES MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS. Go to www.keywest.garden for more details. Brought to you by
" THE MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL"
 
Description
The annual 'SCREAMING GREEN HALLOWEEN' at the Historic Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM offers children a safe Halloween while educating in a fun, sometimes scary, ways to save the environment, respect nature with examples of recycled items for costumes, decorations, crafts, games and activities.
 
Arts, Crafts, games and Candy Stations will be set up throughout the garden so kids can be in costume, explore the Garden and participate in tricks and hunt for treats!  There will be 2 costume competitions MC'S by keys own Leigha Fox of Clear Channel Radio for 5 and under and 6 - 12 with prizes, the ever popular bounce house, games, food and more. 


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3 Links for Information & Tickets Further Down in the KWBG Weekly Section

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5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424
Man cited in illegal lobster case

A 31-year-old Lake Wales, Florida man was cited for possessing undersized lobsters while diving in the Everglades National Park Wednesday afternoon.  Roberto Caro was given a mandatory notice to appear in court citation for possessing three undersized lobsters.  Upper Keys Marine Deputy Nelson Sanchez was on boat patrol near Mile Marker 82 bayside about 3:48 p.m. when he spotted a small aluminum vessel and two divers nearby with no diver down flag. One of the divers was holding a trident-style gigging spear. Deputy Sanchez ordered the men to board their boat. When asked if they had any catch, one of the men - identified as Caro - stated they did and the catch "definitely need to go back" into the water.  Deputy Sanchez immediately spotted three lobsters on the deck that were obviously undersized. One of the lobsters measured about three inches.
Caro admitted to harvesting the lobsters.  The lobsters were returned to the water alive.
The harvest of lobster is prohibited in Everglades National Park as well as John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and in the Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary.
For more information on prohibited lobster harvest areas visit https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/lobster/
Thanks to all the Agencies that Helps Protect ALL the Living Creatures that Share with Us Earth.


BEHIND THE BADGE : MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF RICK RAMSAY
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.

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WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911
Info@RedBarnTheatre.com




First Play of the 2019 / 2020 Season
"TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS"

Dec 10, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

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

Directed By: Joy Hawkins

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

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5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) held a graduation ceremony on October 10 for three academies completed through the CFK's Institute for Public Safety.  A total of 24 cadets-17 in a basic law enforcement academy, five in a correctional officer academy, and two in a correctional officer crossover to law enforcement academy-successfully completed their respective training program.  Upon passing the state certification exam, each will be eligible to become Florida Law Enforcement Officers.
 
Through partnerships with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and the Key West Police Department, 23 graduates have already secured employment.  During the ceremony, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay swore in 12 cadets and Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg swore in 11 cadets, inducting them into their new roles as law enforcement officers.
 
Cathy Torres, Director of CFK's Institute for Public Safety, recognized top performing graduates with special accolades.  Leadership awards were given to class captains: Joelle Deese and Michael McFadden.  Denis Agleev, Ziyah Jefferson, and Zachary Gilroy were recognized for academic achievement.  "Top Gun" honors went to Christian Bozzetti and Terrence Huxable for superior shooting skills.  Raymond Roscoe, Amie Szymanski, and James Gardner, Jr. received Physical Fitness awards and the "PIG" awards, which recognize pride, integrity, and guts, went to Jeffrey Bennett, Jr., Garnder, Jr., and Elam Thornbrugh.
 
CFK's law enforcement and correctional officer programs satisfy the training requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.  CFK is currently accepting applications for two upcoming basic law enforcement academies, which will begin in January-one at the College's Key West Campus and the other at its Upper Keys Center.  All of the classes are part-time, in the evening.  Applications are due December 6.  For more information about CFK's Institute for Public Safety, visit the College Site at
Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg (far left) welcomes 11 new KWPD officers during their law enforcement academy graduation at The College of the Florida Keys. CFK graduated a total of 24 cadets from three academies on October 10.
Photo and article by
Media Contact: Amber Ernst-Leonard
CFK Director of Marketing & Public Relations
305-809-3531 | 
amber.ernstleonard@fkcc.edu


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WWW.BVMPKW.ORG


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Searle Brothers Nursery & The Rainforest Collection
has their Annual Fall Sale at the Nursery & KW
WWW.RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM  6640 SW 172nd. Ave., SW Ranches, Fla, 33331  Larry Searle 954-658-4319  Jeff Searle 954-658-4317 
Palms@Rainfoestcollection.com 







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Steve Harlan Will be in Town Oct 21-27. his Depth and Colors are so Vibrant (Must See in Person)





  
More from Wyland Gallery Further Down; which includes the rest of the October Visiting Artists Schedule and a few more Steve Harlan Pieces.  We are very excited to meet Steve Harlan Oct. 21-27

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We Continue with Another Visit to
 Effusion Gallery on 701 Duval St.
EFFUSION GALLERY  701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSIONGALLERY.COM 



Below Mixed Media by Kreg Kelley
"Reaching Out" by MacKenzie Thorpe

"Pluto Bust" by Anthony Gomez

More from Effusion Up Shortly

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We Now Continue with the Most Recent "Happy Hour with the Historian" by KWAHS and Curator Cori Convertito PHD "Key West and the Civil War"

281 Front St. 305-295-6616









More "Key West and the Civil War" Presented by The Key West Arts & Historical Society and by their Curator Cori Convertito PHD Up Shortly
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Larry Baeder & Ben Harrison


Cassandra Greene & Denise Chavez

Above Three Photos from Executive Contributing Editor Ralph DePalma's Shooting at the KWBVMP's 7th Annual Fund Raising Oktoberfest.  WWW.RWDEPALMA.COM RWDEPALMA@GMAIL.COM
Next Week We'll have a few more photos from this Event. Hopefully very soon : We'll have an On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Ralph (Showing Just a Few of the Thousands of Photographs He Has Shot for Various Organizations and Of Course for his Books "The Soul of Key West" and The Hundreds of Concerts He's Shot. Thanks Again Ralph for Sharing Your Excellent Work with our 8,000 Readers.  WWW.BVMPKW.ORG

A Truly Deserving Non-Profit Organization with Funds Staying Right Here to Continue to Help Educate OUR Young People.


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Here is another Truly Deserving Organization to Help
Direct Donate Link Below
Plantamillioncorals@Gmail.com
24215 Carribean Dr. W., SummerLand Key, Fl. 33042

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Part 8
Pres. Don Figliozzi@Gmail.com
Cnilsen99@Gmail.com


Their Classic Car Group Holds Many Car Shows in the NY Area ; This One in Glen Cove LI NY at Morgan Park had 750 Classic Cars.  I will be featuring Most of them in many Issues. Editor's Note : Due to Space Constraints ; This Issue Containing Part 8 will only have a Few Photos. The Next Issue (Part 9) will contain the Usual 25 or so Classic Car Photos.














 Next Issue (Pt. 9) will have our Usual 25 + Photos from the Gold Coast Cruisers Annual 750 + Classic Car Show held at Morgan Park on LI, NY


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281 Front St. 305-295-6616


Part 3 of 3 The KWAHS "Royal Retrospective : 40 Years of Fantasy Fest







The Next Issue Will Have Just a Few More Posters from Fantasy Fest Pasts as We Continue KWAHS "Royal Retrospective : 40 Years of Fantasy Fest"
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WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM
 305-294-1241

The Key West Art Center is excited to announce the addition of our "Sip and Create" series.  A series of fun, creative and unique classes are being offered beginning in October.  These classes are being taught by instructors who have much experience in their relative fields and have taught many classes through out the Keys.  The Key West Art Center has reached out to them to add Key West!  Classes include various types of Jewelry making, basket weaving, buoy painting and more.  More information can be found on the Key West Art Center Facebook page,  keywestartcenter.com  or by calling 305-294-1241
ALSO 
(A few things going below Involving Jim Salem, Plein Air, The Key West Art Center, The Key West Wildlife Center, Call to Artists); so if you enjoy any of those Please Read Below


The Key West Art Center holds a Charity Art Show each year to benefit an important organization in the community and this year is supporting the Key West Wildlife Center.  To kick off the fundraiser there will be a Plein Air event at the Wildlife Center with Jim Salem October 31st at 10 a.m.  Jim will be hosting his weekly Plein Air Class, cost $20, and everyone is invited to learn more about the Wildlife Center.  Art from either the Plein Air event or work done at home can be dropped off to The Key West Art Center on November 8th from 10 am til 5 pm.  All work will be hanging in a special show for which there will be an opening reception November 15th from 5-7 pm complete with refreshments.  The event is open to all members and associate members of the Key West Art Center.  Associate membership is $45 per year and includes, among other benefits, participation in two shows during the year and discounts on original artwork and classes.  Each artist is allowed two pieces of original art.  All 2D media is to be framed and wired, not to exceed 24"x30" including the frame.  Maximum size of 3D work must not exceed 70" total of the two longest faces, must be sturdy and have a complementary support stand.  Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Wildlife Center and a 20% commission will go to the Key West Art Center.  Please submit your intent to exhibit and a finished image of your art work by November 4th.  This event is a great way to have your work shown while supporting two important not for profit organizations in the Key West community.  If you don't participate in the show as an artist, please come for the opening reception and show your support.  For more information please call The Key West Art Center at 305-294-1241 or visit keywestartcenter.com.


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We Now Continue with "Master Slacker" at TSKW by Jack McDonald and WonderDog Productions









More Master Slack from KWAHS : Jack McDonald & Wonder Dog Productions in the Next Issue
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 Send an E-mail to below to receive the E-Newsletter
southernmostchambermusic@gmail.com
Tickets Now on sale for all 6 concerts

November 21, 2019 
A potpourri with all 10 SCMS artists offering a taste of the new season and featuring composers Bononcini, Handel, Leoncavallo, Schubert, Saint-Saëns and Sondheim.December 19, 2019 :
Get in the spirit as our artists present an evening of seasonal music. The event will be held in St. Paul's sanctuary which highlights the church's acoustics and magnificent pipe organ. January 16, 2020 :
Vocalists Barbara Staffen, John Baird, and Dean Warden perform Monteverdi, Schubert, Copeland and Weill. February 20, 2020 : Four-hand piano pieces by Dvořak, Chaminade, and Jongen with Ann McFarland and Tim Peterson. March 19, 2020 : An evening of Strings with Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova and Mark Simcox performing Beethoven and Mozart accompanied by Tim Peterson. April 16, 2020 :  Enjoy 
Dvořak performed by Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova, and Mark Simcox accompanied by Ann McFarland plus Bach sung by John Baird accompanied by Tim Peterson and Donna DeForrest


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

Here are 4 More events from TSKW
Nov. 7-28 "Lisandra Ramirez & Osmeivy Ortega"
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Nov.7-28 "Solo Dar Gracias : Just Give Thanks" by Silvia Rodriguez Rivero


4 Upcoming & Current Special Events /Exhibitions from TSKW
Oct. 3-28 "Insects and Angels"
Oct. 3- 28  "Master Slacker" : Jack McDonald & Wonderdog Productions
Nov. 15-19 Havana's 500th Year Anniversary
Dec 5-26 (with Reception 12/5 (6-8pm) Outside the Lines : Winter's Members Exhibition

November 7-28 (Reception 11/7) Click Link
Lisandra Ramirez and Osmeivy Ortega

November 7-28 (Reception 11/7) Click Link
"Solo-Dar-Gracias : Just Give thanks" by Silvia Rodriguez Rivero

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We Now Continue with the Most Recent "Happy Hour with the Historian" by KWAHS and Curator Cori Convertito PHD "Key West and the Civil War"

281 Front St. 305-295-6616







Thanks Cori and the Entire staff at the KWAHS ( Key West Arts & Historical Society); as Well as Caroline ( & So Sorry I forgot the Young Bartender's Name) at The BottleCap Lounge / Blue Room

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AnnaMarie Giordano : As our Readers know AnnaMarie has Life Drawing Workshops at the KWAHS (East Martello Tower / Museum. Her Season Kicks off Tuesday Nov. 12 11a-2p
Airbales@aol.com to Reach Out to AnnaMarie


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FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS at (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST.
                  

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WWW.KEYWESTIMPROMPTU.ORG 305-296-1520
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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.
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WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM 305-942-1611 
HometownKeyWest@Gmail.com


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


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WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469 https://www.facebook.com/mangiakw/

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's Works in the Background

Here is the Menu Link 


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More from Effusion

EFFUSION GALLERY  701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM




"Lunchtime" by Serge Furnai

"Elvis" by John Grande

"The Apostles" by MacKenzie Thorpe
Keep up the Great Work Curator Brandie Sager and Staff
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 ZAZOO Art & Photographic Gallery Up Next

Article and Photo by Alyson Crean

Jean Vertus has been named Driver of the Quarter by Key West Transit.
Vertus began his career with the City of Key West in 2006 as a transit fleet helper, washing and cleaning buses. In 2011 he advanced to bus operator.
"Vertus values the opportunities he has had and shows his appreciation daily," said Transit Director Rod Delostrinos, "by providing excellent customer service and driving the bus in a safe manner for our passengers. He really understands the value of hard work in order to be successful and is dedicated to doing a good job." 

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Zazoo Getting Involved with some Special Events
PLUS Don Oriolo (Owner of Zazoo & Artists) & Gallery Manager Jason Curkin Donated a painting for The Habitat of Humanity for their raffle.  Pictured Below is Everyone's Friend & Media Guru and Habitat for Humanity's Susan Kent with Jason and the Don Oriolo Painting that they Donated to Habitat for a Fund Raising Raffle.

Imagine Love by Don Oriolo  Mixed Media on Paper
Meet Artist Don Oriolo!
 Approved Artist for Felix the Cat, Casper the Friendly Ghost,  Elvis,  Betty Boop and Popeye!
Artist Don Oriolo will be meeting his fans, painting and talking about his latest projects. Free admission.

Wednesday October 23rd:  7 - 9 pm,  Thursday October 24th:      2 - 5 pm / 7 - 9 pm
Friday October 25th:           2 - 5 pm / 7 - 9 pm 


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"Oryan" was in Town a Few Weeks Ago. He Hangs Year Round
(Must See in Person). Click this Link to see last Week's Feature and Many of His works.. October 14 https://conta.cc/2MahBEI ..Here are a few from Last Week starting with Owner of the Wyland Gallery in The Keys Jay with Oryan



One of the Many Walls from Wyland and also in the next few issues We'll Have a few Close Ups of Wyland's Work


Oryan:  October 3-4-5-6,  David Miller:  October 10-11-12-13,  Stephen Muldoon:  October 18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26,  Steve Harlan:   October 21-22-23-24-25-26-27,  Steve Barton:  October 22-23-24-25-26,  Walfrido Garcia:
 22-23-24-25-26-27, Big Wave - David Wight
Oct. 22-23-24-25-26, Steve Quarterly 22-23-24-25-26-27

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MCSO Animal Farm 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300
MCSO Animal Farm (Usually the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month 1-3pm) Next Two Gates Open to the Public : Oct.27 & Nov.10 





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Thank you for helping us support Monroe County students! 
TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE DONATE PAGE HIT THE RED DONATE
or Mail check to United Way PO Box 2143 KW 33045
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WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504



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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


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Mall on Duval :  The First Weekend of October had Habitat for Humanity as the Mall's Non Profit Organization (The Mall AS USUAL was well Attended) & First Weekend of November 2019 has the FKSPCA as the Featured Non Profit Organization.






A Photo from the Grand Opening Event


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Thanks Emily Berg for Sharing This Information with Our Readers

WWW.BOOKSANDBOOKSKW.COM 305-320-0208
Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)

Literary Reading and Book signing
Meg Cabot - No Judgments
Emily Berg - booksandbooks@tskw.org
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Monday, November 4th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
305-320-0208

Meg Cabot will kick-off the event season at Books & Books with a reading and book signing of her new novel NO JUDGMENTS

Literary Reading and Book signing
Rosalind Brackenbury - Without Her
Emily Berg - booksandbooks@tskw.org
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Tuesday, November 12th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
305-320-0208
https://www.facebook.com/rosalind.brackenbury
Rosalind Brackenbury will be in conversation with local author Jessica Argyle to discuss her new novel WITHOUT HER

Once again ; The complete Books and Books November Schedule will be included in the Next Issue ; but Why Wait go to their Website and Facebook Pages Anytime
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http://www.keywestnow.org/


216-402-4061 KWNOWINFO@GMAIL.COM
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.
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MISHA IN THE MORNING

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.
STILL GOING STRONG AT THE GARDENS HOTEL
 
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WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. DanceKW@Gmail.com 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
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717 Love Lane
305-293-9291

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 Key West Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront 10a-2pm
 
On July 16 the Key West City Council approved a weekly Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront. The decision came after new organizers came forward to fill the void left by the abrupt departure of the Green Market at Bayview Park. Jill Snodgrass and Sean Krikorian, owners of the event firm Daily Plan-it, already organize the popular seasonal Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach so it was a natural fit. "We feature many of the same vendors who came to us expressing a need and desire to continue serving the people of Key West," Krikorian explained. "Many of them participate in a market almost every day somewhere in the keys, so missing an option on Thursdays left a void for them as well as the patrons."  The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board reached out to encourage selection of that recently renovated area as the new location and both vendors and organizers agreed it is a perfect choice.
 
The new event will began August 1 and continue every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. The show will feature produce sold by the Homestead farmer who grows it, Rosie, the famous cheese lady, orchids and native plants, pickles, honey, handcrafted items and other specialties. Organizers are applying to make the show EBT/SNAP friendly so affordable fresh food will be available to more people. Working locals are urged to take advantage of the many prepared items and stop at the market during their lunch break to enjoy a seaside picnic while they shop. Parking is plentiful and free with a resident parking permit. Visitors are encouraged to use the free pink Duval Loop Bus which stops close by. The new splash park and tours of the Ingham are also available in the park.
 
"When the Green Market closed many locals were very vocal about wanting a farmers market option in their backyard." Krikorian said, "We hope everyone shows up to support this and helps make sure its sustainable."
 
For more information or to participate, contact Sean K at 305.731.3385 or visit facebook kwfarmersmarket
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Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040
305-292-3595

We are so excited to announce that we are bringing Wednesday night movies back to the library.  We will have all of the titles listed on our website www.keyslibraries.org.  Thanks!  

Movie Nights at the Library
The Key West Library will host Wednesday night movies during the month of October starting at 5:00 pm.  Our theme for the month is Cult Classic Horror flicks.  All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.   

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The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
APRIL 1 2019 https://conta.cc/2K6r0hR
APRIL 8 2019 https://conta.cc/2Kkqahe
APRIL 15 2019 https://conta.cc/2KMk5dE
April 29 2019  https://conta.cc/2GHPWXK
May 27 (Last Issue of the 2018 / 2019) Season  https://conta.cc/2HWk7va
Special Edition Summer Issue #1 June 24  https://conta.cc/2N2QhdZ
Special Edition Summer Issue#2 July 15, 2019  https://conta.cc/2NVGib5
Special Edition Summer Issue#3 Aug. 5, 2019  https://conta.cc/31drdDn
Special Edition Summer Issue#4 Aug. 19, 2019   https://conta.cc/2yXdQLF
FIRST ISSUE OF THE 2019 / 2010 Season  Sept. 9  https://conta.cc/304NhiF
SECOND ISSUE OF THE 2019 / 2010 Season Sept. 23 
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September 30, 2019  https://conta.cc/2olf7Kc
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Oct. 14, 2019  https://conta.cc/2MahBEI
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From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
Kevin@GayKeyWest.com
Next Mixer Nov. 13 5-7pm at The  Oldest House and Gardens  322 Duval Street (also sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe).  Their Next Luncheon is Wed. Nov 6 at Marriott Beachside Resort Noon.
 KW Headdress Ball Oct. 24, 2019. Click RESERVE and DONATE to do either or both

2019 Headdress Ball Oct 24

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

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

(L-Bottom) Aimee Jane joined with Lance Harvey to support the King fundraiser held at Pacific Jewelry. 
 
(R-Bottom) Beth Moyes has conducted many Theme Runs in Key West and will be busy over the Fantasy Fest celebration with her  Heroes and Villains run. 






(L-Above) 801's famous Bingo Caller Q Mitch welcomes the four King and Queen candidates to Sunday Night Bingo.  Show are Ryan Ackerw, Karen Frank-Knoll, Kevin "Woody" Wood, and Valerie Edgington. 
 
(R-Above) The Key West Business Guild was hosted by the Laureate Hotel. Shown at the raffle is KWBG ED Kevin Theriault, Guild ED Chuck Licis, raffle winner from the KW Mad Hatter Dorcas Robertson, and the hotel's Eva Santana.

Peter Arnow's Photos can also be found Most Every Day in WWW.KONKLIFE.COM
 
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WWW.THEMERUNS.COM 305-747-8563
Next Two Events : 10/21 "Heroes and Villains" and 11/2 "Zonta" . Go to the website for Complete Listings + Next Week Week we'll have a Handy Listing Guide.
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Next Week's Issue will have a few of their Most Recent Photo Galleries ; However Why Wait? Hit Above Link & Go to Their Website.

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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 kwbgs@keywestgarden.com or go online to https://www.keywest.garden/become-a-volunteer/ 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  www.keywest.garden  or call 305.296.1504.
 

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WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  305-296-9556

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Q-Magazine from Neil Chamberlain 
WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227
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 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527
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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


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The White Rabbit's Wonderland: A Burlesque Parody 

Take a trip down the rabbit hole into a world of wonder and whimsy! A world where the March Hare dances with a bare derrière and tea parties are way more tasty when the Mad Hatter is only wearing pasties. "The White Rabbit's Wonderland" kicks off at 8:00pm Wednesday, October 23rd at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and runs for three evening performances. The show, featuring a hit-list of favorite local performers, international burlesque superstars, amazing aerial acrobats, brings all your favorite Wonderland icons to life.
Songstress extraordinary, Shelly Watson host the show as the famed white rabbit, and is supported by local comedian, Steve Crane, as the March Hare . Long time Key West Burlesque performers, Moana Amour and Tatah DuJour are joined by special guests Aurora Natrix and Frankie Markstone who will have your screaming "of with your clothes" instead of "off with their heads"! The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers parody the ensemble cast of the cherished tale including the tweedles, and other curious characters like you've never seen before.
The show runs October 23-25 at the Key West Theater. Doors open at 7:30, show begins at 8pm. Tickets ($45-$75) are available online at  thekeywesttheater.com. For more information go to Keywestburlesque.show
To purchase tickets for all shows go to  thekeywesttheater.com for more information on the full Key West Burlesque season lineup check out keywestburlesque.show

Sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. 

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Rebecca Tomlinson (Artistic Managing Director  305-587-8961)   Tickets at  www.fringetheater.org


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


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WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100
Reefrelief@Gmail.com
Click this  LINK1 for their Facebook Page

Annual Membership Meeting Nov. 13 at The Casa Marina; More Info in the Next Few Weeks; or Simply go to their Website.

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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

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Roberta@Keywestplaybills.com   305-766-9727
Peter@Keywestplaybills.com Peter Arnow 305-923-9645



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

Roberta and Peter Say Reserve Early

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

Deadlines:
October 18 for  Red Barn Theatre, Key West Theater, Fringe Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse and South Florida Symphony, November 1 for Tennessee Williams Theatre and Truman Foundation, November 15 for Impromptu Concerts, 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

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80th. SEASON VIDEO PREVIEW HIT THIS LINK 
407 Wall St. 305-294-5015

Oct 19-25
Nov.3-11

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


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WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
GRACY@KEYSDIGINET.COM Gracy Lozano Byrne
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. 










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http://monroe.floridahealth.gov/
 305-293-7500  1100 Simonton St. 33040
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(Formerly Known as and/or AKA Aids Help CC)

WWW.AHMONROE.ORG
 305-296-6196  1434 Kennedy Drive 33040

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  WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM  305-985-0433
UPDATED RECENTLY (Of course their site will give you the Most Updated Schedule; as well as Excellent Info. and Great Photos)..

  October 20th - Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    October 28th -The Allman Betts Band at Sunset Green Event Lawn - Show 7pm/Doors 5:30pm,   November 2nd - Key West Wonderful Night of Blues - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, November 8th - Justin Hayward - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     November 13th - Wizards of Winter - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 23rd -World Guitar Rock N' Roll Festival: Tribute to Queen & AC/DC- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 1st - Max Weinberg's Jukebox - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 5th - Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     December 7th  - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,      December 11th - A Peter White Christmas feat. Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   December 15th - Bret Michaels - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Sinbad - January 14th - Shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm,    Tommy Castro - January 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    Tommy Emmanuel - February 15th & 16th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     Judy Collins - February 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    February 22nd - Tom Papa - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,   February 25th - John Lodge - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,      February 27th - Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     February 29th - Firefall - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, March 1st - John Tesh - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   March 16th & 17th -Get The Led Out- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm.
 RamsHead Productions Temptations April 5, 2020; and also Kool and the Gang with the Village People Feb. 21, 2020


  

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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

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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 the TRAVELER Link to Bring the September Materials  RIGHT NOW to You


TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

Key West's Fantasy Fest Marks 40 Years with "In Tune but..Off Key" Exuberance

Key Largo Bridge Run to Attract Distance Runners Nov. 9

Connect and Protect : Steward of the Keys Captain Andrea Paulson Owner of the Charter Fleet Reelax Charters off of the SugarLoaf Marina

Zombies to Roam Key West on Oct. 20 with the Annual Zombie Bike Ride

Pet Parade Video

Reef Fest Oct. 17-20 Key Largo 305-851-0030
WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM/KEYLARGO   800-822-1088
 
Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Videos, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.
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  WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661


Cabaret ALL TIMES ARE 5-7 PM
Cabaret  @ d'vine Wine Gallery:

First Jazz in the Gardens of the 2019 / 2020 Season is November 3 with Peter Diamond & Friends.  As of Deadline for this Issue we don't have any Updates on The Cabaret Performers : HOWEVER They do have ALL 7 Nights of Cabaret Entertainment 5-7PM




Nina Newton on Tuesdays, Wednesdays , Thursdays &  Pinch Hitting other days when Needed.  She is Really Talented and so Nice. 
 In fact; all the Talent at their Cabaret Lounge is Great.

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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.

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WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM  900 Southard Street 305-294-2469  https://www.facebook.com/mangiakw/





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."


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WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 305-396-4944 416 Eaton St.

Carla and Mike send Regards : We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail Info@Tropiccinema.com and/or 305-396-4944
 
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WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929
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Up Next a Listing of Many of the Art Galleries in Key West but First 



Key West Art & Historical Society Invites Public to Experience Free Key West Historic Marker Tours
 
Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and tourists to experience a multi-platform, self-guided, and free tour program of Key West's historic sites designed to highlight the island's unique multi-cultural history and heritage through the Key West Historic Marker Tours website and phone app.
 
Originally designed and launched by Bruce Neff under the auspices of Key West Historic Markers Inc., the program merged with Key West Art & Historical Society in 2018 and consists of three primary elements: a map of cultural and museum attractions featuring 121 historic location markers that pay tribute to Key West's colorful past, phone apps that act as a personal museum docent to support those taking the self-led walking tours, and a comprehensive website at  KWHMT.org that provides a virtual tour of Key West, historic background and community information, digital collections of local postcards and cigar box art, and links to Google maps. 
 
Key West has one of the largest historic districts with the densest amassing of historic frame vernacular buildings in the country. The island's history encompasses unique architecture, Civil War forts, famous authors' homes, connection to wars and revolutions, once-thriving turtle and sponging industries, sunken treasure galleons, slave ships, Flagler's railroad, boom and bust economies, and much more.
 
To plan your own tour, visit the Key West Historic Marker Tour website at KWHMT.org, download the free Key West Historic Marker Tour phone app at  keywest.oncell.com, or call 305-507-0300 for a free Key West "Voices of History" phone tour. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112.
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.  

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EDITOR'S NOTE WE HAVE 4 MORE LONGER EVENT DESCRIPTIONS FROM KWAHS THAT WILL COME AFTER THE ART GALLERY LISTING SECTION
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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)




FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST.
                





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

SHADE & SHUTTER GALLERY. 1102 White Street WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM ,

WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM  305-296-9982
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











ARTISTS IN PARADISE in BIG PINE KEY
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

855-469-3729






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













4 KWAHS EVENTS IN GREATER DETAIL BELOW From Carol Tedesco and Cricket Desmarais
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Key West Art & Historical Society honors the island's literary history with exhibit at Custom House Museum
 
Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the "Literary History of Key West," an exhibit that opens with a special reception on Friday, November 1, from 6:00pm -7:30pm and runs through February 9, 2020 in the Byran Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The exhibit pays tribute to a selection of nearly 40 writers spanning generations and genres.
 
Among the earliest and most familiar are Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, and Tennessee Williams - literary luminaries that were drawn to the island's bohemian, tropical lifestyle.  Others might recognize Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Dos Passos. Then came the 1970s - " a perfect storm of gorgeous weather, inexpensive housing, tranquility, and tradition," says Convertito - which further attracted writers Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison, Hunter S. Thompson, James Merrill, Richard Wilbur, and Allison Lurie. Today, the island is home to celebrated writers Judy Blume, Robert Stone, Meg Cabot, Rosalind Brackenbury, Ann Beattie, and Edmund White, as well as the Key West Literary Seminar, the Key West Writers Guild and the Key West Poetry Guild.
 
"Once the tradition of writers living and working on the island had been established by these early luminaries, others began to follow in their footsteps," says Convertito. "Newcomers to the island embraced the reputation of those who came before them."
 
With a heavy focus on individual narratives that include their connection to Key West, the exhibit also aims to  serve as a springboard for discovering the island's cultivation of inspired works and the authors who penned them.
 
"Understanding our long-standing literary tradition is key,"  says Convertito. " There is such an infusion of people and cultures in Key West, and it furnishes an excellent backdrop for writers, particularly the eccentric perspectives in narrative."  Going further, she says, "this island sustains a genuine balance of magical and mysterious which continues to attract Pulitzer Prize winners, Poet Laureates and Nobel Prize winners."
 
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.  For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her atcconvertitofarrar@kwahs.org, or visit  kwahs.org .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 


 
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Key West Art & Historical Society Call for Collections of Curios, Artworks, Baubles and Tchotchkes
 
Do you collect interesting and unusual objects? Is your home filled with knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, collectibles, artwork, and other objects of interest? Your unique treasures could be part of the upcoming "Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures" exhibit, one of Key West Art & Historical Society's popular returning exhibits, slated for the Custom House Museum from November 22, 2019 through January 5, 2020.
 
Keys residents who would like to have their own unusual or impressive collections considered for the exhibit should contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112 or send a description with photographs via email to cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.org. The last "Key West Collects" exhibit, held in 2017, included objects such as exotic opium pipes, vintage dolls, World War I sheet music, scrimshaw from the 19th century, pre-Columbian artifacts, embroidered linens and other cherished objects collected by our local community. 
 
"Florida Keys residents are fascinated in so many facets of culture, history and the arts," says Society curator Cori Convertito. "Displaying a small representation of their interests allows the museum to generate conversation amongst its visitors."
 
"Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures" will open with a special reception on November 22, from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street and will run through January 5, 2020.Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information on Key West Art & Historical Society venues and events, visitkwahs.orgYour Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.
 
Key West Art & Historical Society seeks unusual or impressive collections - like this collection of scrimshaw from the late 18th through mid-19th centuries - to be considered for the next "Key West Collects" exhibit in November.  Contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112.
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Key West Art & Historical Society Announces Live Music at Martello Concert Starring Perpetual Groove and opening act The Happy Dog
 
Tickets are now on sale for an evening of live music starring legendary "jam band" Perpetual Groove with opening act The Happy Dog, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society via its popular Music at Martello series. Set for December 12, 2019 on the grounds of historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., doors will open at 6:00pm with The Happy Dog band starting at 7:00 followed by headliners PGroove.
 
Perpetual Groove, known for a sound that fuses Southern rock, funk, jazzy improvisation, indie rock and synth loops, and whose hits include "Save for One," "Mr. Transistor," "Three Weeks," "Teakwood," and "Walking in Place," will be performing from their classic play list along with material from their newly released self-titled album.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for a "backyard casual" setup that will include food vendors and cash bar.  Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.  General admission is $25; children under 12 admitted free. Limited parking is available; bicycling is encouraged.  Tickets are now on sale at kwahs.org/tickets. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.  

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Sail into historic exploration with Key West Art & Historical Society and archaeologist Corey Malcom, Ph.D., aboard luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis
 
On Tuesday, October 29, noted archaeologist and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum curator Corey Malcom, Ph.D., will lead a historically illuminating morning seafaring excursion presented by Key West Art & Historical Society aboard the 75ft long, 35ft beam luxury catamaran SV Argo Navis, departing from the dock at 201 William Street at 10:00a.m. and returning at noon.
 
Passengers can make their own Bloody Marys, enjoy mimosas or non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruit, delicious breakfast pastries and salt spray as Dr. Malcom, who is Director of Archaeology for the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and President of the Key West Maritime Historical Society, shares the back-story and personal insights on the day's topic, "The History of the Key West Bight," exploring the rich history of the water, the shorefronts, and the islands along the western end of Key West.
 
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, tickets are $45.00 for KWAHS members and $55.00 for non-members. Space is limited to 50 passengers, so early registration is recommended.  For tickets and more information, visit kwahs.org (click tickets) or call KWAHS Membership Coordinator Kim Livingston at 305-295-6616 ext. 106. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. (Photo courtesy Rob O'Neal)

Photo by Rob O'Neal
Photo by Carol Tedesco


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