The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
October 7, 2019

Don't let his young age fool you, everyone was equally fascinated with the magical box that was quickly dubbed "the home screen" upon its arrival. The late 1940s is when color television got its start in America but it wasn't really a commercially viable option for people until the early 1950s. Even black and white televisions weren't a common sight in people homes in the mid to late 40s. Only 0.5% of households in the United States had a television in 1946, but sales started to take off as the '50s neared. By 1954 that percentage jumped to 55.7% and by 1962, 90% of the population had their very own television set at home.
WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM  "Beautiful Groovy Photos That Take You Back to the Past : Remembering The Good Times"

The Studio of Key West (TSKW) Had Their Very First "Residents on the Porch" at their New Venue ; Right Next to their Current Complex on Eaton. We Have some Interesting Photos..  Of Course Much Material in this Issue from the Large Amount of Exhibitions, Activities , and Classes.  We Also Have Featured in This Issue the Receptions for the October Exhibitions.

Pt. 2 of 3 Rare Marilyn Monroe Photographs

Pt. 1 of 2 Photographs taken by Drones

Fall Open House Oct 19 from The College of the Florida Keys ( More Below)

by Flower Conroy

(L) Jack McDonald & (R) Flower Conroy talking to her many friends / followers known to them for Flower's Literary Skills; Many are now enjoying Her Artistic Skills. Next Week We'll have Close Up from both Exhibitions.
The Exhibitions from TSKW (The Studios of Key West) Opening Receptions for Flower Conroy "Insects & Angels" & Jack McDonald & WonderDog Productions "Master Slacker". The Exhibitions are up from 10/3-10/28

Award for Officer of the First Half of 2019 Edward Cuneo

Award for Civilian Employee of the First Half of 2019 Mary Canalejo

Photo & Articles by Alyson Crean
Our Weekly City of Key West Section Features (More Below)


 TSKW (The Studios of Key West) Many Upcoming / Current Exhibitions & Events (Detailed Info. and Links in their Weekly Section)

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


Pam Hobbs New exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery :
"Women with Fish and Fresh New Paintings". More Below

The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. (More below)


Executive Contributing Editor Rodney Ross Fills Us in on the Last Few Weeks of Activity & Details for 10/18 (More Below) Plus Links for Additional Info.

Part 6 : 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.


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

KWAHS ( The Key West Arts & Historical Society ) has Many Events 

The TDC ( Tourist Development Council) sent over their On-Line October "Keys Traveler" and other Updates to their September Website (More Below). WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 

Horror Films Every Wednesday at the Key West Public Library 700 Fleming St. (More Below) + Annual Haunted Garden Trick or Treat 10/12


The College of the Florida Keys (Formerly FKCC) has a FREE Poetry Reading at Tennessee Williams Theater "College of the Florida Keys Poetics" Series. Oct. 9 6-8pm Featuring Chelsea Rathburn

  WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov. 20 - 24; (More Below) & Just Announced from Ruth Reitan at KWFF : The Annual Launch Party will be Oct. 29 (More Below)


 Here are the 4 Special Summer Edition Issues since the Last Regular Season Issue on May 27 : June 24 July 15 
and August 19
and of Course Our First Regular Season Opener for 2019 / 2020 : 9/9 & 9/23

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In this Issue : The Many Events-Classes-Press Notices from TSKW & KWAHS, WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "Beautiful Groovy Photos That Take You Back to the Past", Pt. 2 of 3 : "Rare Photos of Marilyn Monroe", Pt. 1 of 2 Drone Photos, "Open House" at The College of the Florida Keys (Formerly Known as FKCC) 10/19, The Two New Exhibitions at TSKW from Flower Conroy "Insects and Angels" and Jack McDonald & WonderDog Productions "Master Slacker", Zombie Bike Ride 10/20, BVMPKW at The SugarLoaf Lodge Tiki Bar 7th Annual Oktoberfest (10/6 : 3-7P) to Benefit the Program (well worth the Uber Ride or Couple of $ in Gas to go the 18 Miles), Photo Feature from The First "Residents on the Porch : Pot Luck" at their New Venue / Extension at their Existing Complex at Eaton St., The City of KW Weekly Feature (Much Material from Alyson this Week) Inc. Groundbreaking 10/7 on the Next Phase of the Truman Waterfront Park, Go To Havana with TSKW, Zazoo's Diverse Iconic Photographs and Art + Two Special Events (One Including a FKSPCA Combined Effort) & the Other Artist /Owner Don Oriolo's Visit 10/23-25,  Pam Hobbs Opened her Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery, Key West Theater, KWBG Next Mixer 10/9 at Hotel Laureate, King & Queen Royal Coronation Ball Oct. 18, Pt. 6 of Many Classic Cars from The Gold Coast Cruisers, Next "Happy Hour with the Historians from KWAHS and Curator Cori Convertito PHD is 10/9 "Key West & The Civil War", TDC (Tourist Development Council) sent over the Oct. "Keys Traveler" as well as updates to their Website, KW Library Presents Every Wed. In Oct. Horror Films, The College of the Fla. Keys Presents a Free Poetry Reading at TWT 10/9 with Poet Chelsea Rathburn, The Key West Film Festival 11/20-24 WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM  & Just Announced Their Annual Launch Party Oct. 29,

In This Issue Oct. 7, 2019 Continued :
Headdress Ball Oct. 24,
A Sneak Preview of a Few Features in the Next Issue that Include : The Exhibition "Women with Fish & Fresh New Paintings from Pam Hobbs at The Salt Island Provisions Gallery - Brilliant Artists "Oryan" Year Round Exhibition at Wyland AND Next Issue has a Feature from Steve Harlan Featuring Many of his Works & his Visit Oct.21 to 27 to Wyland Gallery - Also in Next Issue More from the New Gallery on 701 Duval St. : Brandi & Effusion Gallery & Of Course; the Next Issue has the Continuation of Additional Parts from our Multi-Part Features. We Now continue with this Week : Our Weekly MCSO Feature with the Next 3 Animal Farm Openings Sun.10/13, 10/27 & 11/10, New Plays from WaterFront and Red Barn Theatre, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM ,
WWW.PLANT-A-MILLION-CORALS.COM & Dr. David Vaughan, The Key West Art Center Presents "Sip & Create",  "Last Stand : Protecting The Keys" Makes an Important Announcement, SouthernMost Chamber Music Society-The South Florida Symphony Orchestra-Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW", A New Exhibition from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts & Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez, 

In This Issue Oct. 7, 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 ,  
WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM , United Way of the Florida Keys, 
Mall on Duval, (NOW) National Organization of Women, "Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Farmers Market at The Truman Waterfront, Past Blasts, Key West Tropic Forest & Botanical Gardens,

In This Issue October 7, 2019 Continued :  
WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG with Kyla Piscopink-Cricket Desmarais-Kristen Huffman, Past Blast Issue Links,  , Waterfront Playhouse-Fringe Theatre-Red Barn-Theatre XPWWW.MARCHHOUSE.ORG , 
WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM , Key West PlayBills ( Outstanding Visibility with Upscale Demographics (PUT RIGHT INTO THEIR HANDS) of the Many Attending Events,
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , WWW.BOOKSANDBOOKSKW.COM , KW Chapter "NOW" (National Organization of Women), The Smart Ride from WWW.AHMONROE.ORG ,   WWW.KWLS.ORG , Q-Magazine, Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit,  "The White Rabbit WonderLand" : A Burlesque Parody at KWT 10/23, Island House Videos, San Carlos Institute, Florida Health Monroe Co., Community Foundation of the Florida Keys & More. Thanks for Reading Ed Krane & Friends ( The Many Associate Contributing Editors / Organizations )


This Year we Published a Few Multi-Part / Multi-Week Features from The Groovy History Editors ...They have an amazing Photo Inventory (Thousands) All with Brief Commentaries. WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM  They Recently Ran one of their "Beautiful Groovy Photos that take You Back to The Past : Remembering the Good Times"; and Here are Just a Few Classic Photographs & Interesting Verbiage.  A Few of the Editors at Groovy History that has done work in many of the Features : Lyra Radford, Karlin Moorhead, & Rebecca Knott.

1965 : Brigitte Bardot Behind the Camera
Brigitte Bardot still reigns supreme as an icon of fashion. Bardot won the world over with her charms, talent, and effortless beauty. Her look was so distinct and desirable, that designer's named clothing styles after her.  The French model, actress, and singer was the original blonde bombshell. Brigitte Bardot's style, grace, and eventually her passion for animal rights heavily influenced culture as a whole. Her hair, makeup, and fashion sense has, and continues to be emulated across the world.  Bardot even has a signature pose that many models have tried to reproduce in shoots over the years.

The only known photo of Marilyn Monroe and JFK taken on May 19, 1962 (after she performed her famous Happy Birthday, Mr. President song).

This particular photograph of President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe almost never saw the light of day. It was captured just after her performance at JFK's 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden, but photos of these two together were almost always destroyed, which is why they are so hard to come by.  
They were actually photographed together many times in fact, even on this very night by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton. But according to Stoughton himself, the Secret Service confiscated all of his negatives when he was in the middle of developing them. This photograph here only survived because it was in the dryer.  This Editor Just Realized that Marilyn Monroe Appears in 3 Seperate Features This Week.

She's a wheel show-off!! A skater girl working two boards. (circa 1970's)

By the time the 70's were in full swing the California skate scene was not only making its way across the country, but it was welcoming female skateboarders into the fold. Female skaters happily joined up with the infamous Z-Boys, aerial skateboarding pioneers. Once the ladies started shredding in the streets with the guys, the way women were viewed in sporting circles changed completely.  And while you'd think the novelty of it all would ensure attention, skater chicks got far less coverage in the media than their male counterparts and they weren't able to secure as much pay or sponsorships either.
The Author and Editor for "Beautiful Groovy Photos that take you Back to the Past : Remembering The Good Times' for Groovy History is Lyra Radford

Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".
More Groovy History Up Shortly. The Next Feature is the First "Residents on the Porch" from TSKW at their New & Extended Location on Eaton; but First a Very Brief Announcement from Alyson Crean at The City of Key West
Article by Alison Crean
The community is invited to join us for the groundbreaking ceremony for the next phase of development of the Truman Waterfront Park.   On Monday, October 7
th  at 10 a.m. City officials will gather to kick off the reconstruction of the old PAL gym. This phase of development will include new restrooms, a new soccer field and dog park as well as a fruit grove. 
Please join us as we kick off this next major phase of creating a fabulous community park!  Editor's Note : Please see more Material from the City of Key West Further down, with : The First Half of the Year Officer, First Half of the Year Civilian Employee, Fire Prevention Week Proclaimed Oct.6-12, & Old Town Parking Sticker Renewal Starting October.

The Very First "Residents on the Porch : Pot Luck" a few weeks ago ; at their Add on /New Extension Venue Eight Next to their Existing Complex on Simonton and Eaton

An enormous amount of Talent / Brain Power Per Square Foot Below

The Large Tree that was in  the First Pic; These Two photos were taken at the different Levels ON the Large Tree House and Skyway Walkway from that Tree..Look carefully especially at the Right pic to see the main Floor between the Tree and Room Walkway

More from the Very First "Residents on the Porch : Pot Luck" in their New Venue Next to their Complex on Eaton St.. Also in this Issue a Photo Feature on the Monthly Reception for the start of the Brilliant Exhibitions by Jack McDonald & Wonderdog Productions  "Master Slacker" and World Renowned Poet Flower Conroy "Insects and Angels"
Click this Link for one of their Latest E-Mail Campaign that focuses on their Class / Educational Programs
 Pt.2 of 3 :  Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos (Edited & Originally Published by Sarah Jones). 

Monroe was subsequently brought up for the most part by the Bolenders, who were evangelical Christians. And Monroe apparently knew from a young age that she wanted to be in showbiz. "When I was five, I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress. I loved to play," Monroe told Life magazine in 1962. "I didn't like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house."
And as Monroe's childhood went on, she reportedly felt more and more unwanted. "Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house, and there I'd sit all day and way into the night," she revealed to Life in 1962. "Up in front there with the screen so big - a little kid all alone."
Then, at around the age of nine, Monroe was placed into an orphanage - a place about which she would later speak harshly in interviews. For one thing, the star claimed, she had had to wash hundreds of dishes, knives and forks every day while being paid almost nothing for her work. Other sources have disputed these allegations, however.
More Rare Marilyn Monroe Rare Photographs Up Shortly

Papito Suarez - Andy Thurber - Wayne Garcia
October 19

BOB SLITZAN Long Time resident of Key West and Popular Photographer..Currently Bob and Wife are Traveling and I believe spending more time in their Glen Cove LI NY Home. Bob was Hanging in The Guild Hall Gallery
Click Last Week's Issue Link to see the On-Line Exhibition
Sept. 30, 2019

"First Sunrise"


Part 1 of 2 Photographs taken by Drone

More Photographs taken by Drones Up Shortly


There has been a delay in the Trial which was supposed to start Mon. 10/7 9am in Marathon about the Efforts by Marathon-Islamorada & KW to Increase ROGO Development Allocations Beyond the Limits Previously Agreed Upon. The Meeting May be Rescheduled to Wednesday 10/9. The Venue has also been changed to Marathon City Council Chambers. 

October 20, 2019

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"The Civil War in Key West"   to be next KWAHS Happy Hour with the Historian event
Raise a toast to Key West history with Key West Art & Historical Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., on Wednesday, October 9 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm during her popular "Happy Hour with the Historian" program at the BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street, Key West. Enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or well drink while Convertito presents on the evening's topic, "The Civil War in Key West" which will explore the island's historical significance in the context of the American Civil War.
Though fought in thousands of different places, from Pennsylvania to Texas, from New Mexico to Florida, no blood was shed on or around the island. Still, Key West proved to be essential to the Union and the history that followed the war. How, you might wonder, could a city from a Confederate southern state serve the Union forces? Join the historian and learn the fascinating facts.
Happy Hour with the Historian is limited to 60 attendees; reserve your spot now at  $8 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112 or  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.  THE LAST EVENT "Happy Hour with the Historian : Cori Convertito PHD Hemingway the Early Days in KW" was as usual Great Fun and SRO. The Next Issue will have a few photos.

Call for Collections of Curious, ArtWorks, Baubles & Tchotchkes

KWAHS Announces Live Music at Martello Concert Starring Perpetual Groove & Opening Act "The Happy Dog" Dec. 12, 2019. Fort East Martello

Sail Into Historic Exploration with KWAHS & Archaeologist Corey Malcom PHD Aboard Luxury Sailing Catamaran "Argo Navis"
ALL these events and More from KWAHS (Detailed Information) below at the Very End of this Issue inc. Historic KWAHS Walks .

Nina Newton ; at the Gardens Hotel Cabaret..Please check the Cabaret Schedule in the Gardens Hotel Weekly Section Further Down

Click Last Week's Issue to see the Feature on Nina Newton & Naomi Newton & Friends  Sept. 30 


Samuels House Presents "Mojitos in the Moonlight at the Mansion"
Oct. 12 7-10pm. A Night of Latin Music from DJ JC & Crafted Mojito Cocktails & Cuban Fare by Chef Martin Liz. Info. 305-296-0240


WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.


WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM  November 20-24
ALL Access VIP Passes on Sale ; Click VIP for Info. & Purchase

The Annual Launch Party for the 2019 KWFF 
Join us Tuesday evening, October 29 at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant on 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.

Click this Link for the E-mail Campaign from Ruth Reitan (Ruth@KWFILMFEST.COM) at the KWFF giving more Info. on The Launch Party and Other Events / Films from the KWFF

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


Here is one of the Two Receptions for the New exhibitions at the TSKW ( The Studios of Key West).  "Master Slacker" by Jack McDonald. Next Week's Issue will have a nice selection of Jack's Work.

More Up Shortly

33 East Quay Rd. 305-809-4750


 Photos from the 7th Annual Tropic Cinema 72 Hr. Film Challenge. We were treated to 14 - 6 Minute Films.  One of my Favorite Events.  Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Esposito Shot this Feature PLUS  He Was one of the Film Makers "Altered States". He is also a sought after Photographer / Videographer and Social Media Guru. Contact Info. :

Cast of "First Love"
Cast of "Drunk Hemingway"
I really want to see an Encore Presentation of the 14 Films made by Local Film Makers in Under 72 Hrs.
Click the Link for Last Week's Issue to See the Complete Feature we Did on The Tropic Cinema's 72 Hr. Film Challenge 


The last notes of 'Rock and Royalty' are being strummed...but not without one very loud cymbal crash as the finale nears.  That's because there's still The Royal Coronation Ball, presented at the Lofton 'Coffee' Butler Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park, on Friday, October 18th.
The not-to-miss party, with the Gulf as the soundtrack and a Friday night sky going South Florida violet as the backdrop, will determine who will become 2019's reigning Royalty, beginning at 6:00 PM.  Karen Frank-Noll, Kevin 'Woody' Wood, Valerie Edgington and Ryan Acker have worked tirelessly as goodwill ambassadors for A.H. of Monroe County, Inc. (AH) for 8 weeks of frenzied, frisky, feisty and always fabulous fundraising events Keys-wide, assisted by a corps of volunteers, to raise the most money and ascend to the throne.  Special events have ranged from a weekly 'Aqua Idol' competition to upstairs Sunday BINGO at the 801 Bourbon Bar...a 4th Royal Retrospective of the history of Fantasy Fest Royalty at The Custom House...'Real Women Do Drag', during The 7th Annual Red Shirt Run.
In-between and throughout, there were bunches of brunches and oodles of orchids, a 'Scream party and Jello wrestling. They baked, gonged, drained kegs, had a hoedown, wined and designed, donned tutus and did Saturday afternoon jailtime.  And yet the finale promises more strategic moves.   "We never know quite what to expect when our 4 Candidates take the stage," noted AH Executive Director Scott Pridgen. "They may somehow reprise their Kick-Off production number, stage something brand-new, or simply address the audience from the heart about why they're raising money or AH."
The 2019 Royal Coronation Ball will be hosted, like last year, by Bria; she and Erin McKenna are produced under the supervision of Nadene Grossman Orr/We've Got The Keys.  General admission to The 2019 Royal Coronation Ball is a suggested donation of $10 and includes two votes for the candidate(s) of your choice. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or a blanket for lawn seating.   Also be sure and check out to see if $100 reserved table seating, which includes a 3-course plated dinner and two votes, is still available at          

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
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
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 at 10:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT

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 Meet Bill Mack & Gary Welton - VIP Events at Key West Gallery
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 PM EDT

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 at305-292-9339
Key West Gallery


In the Next Issue
A Photo Feature to his usual Packed House. The KWAHS Monthly "Distinguished Speaker Series" Feature We'll be doing in the Next Issue Author Willie Drye "
Storm of the Century :  The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 Revised Edition"
The Large Amount of Advance Tickets Sold made it Necessary to Hold the Event Next Door from the Custom House to the Margaritaville Main Ballroom


Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088
"Women with Fish and Fresh New Paintings"

In the Next Issue we'll have Close Ups of this Unique Exhibition


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

We Now Continue with WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM  "Beautiful Groovy Photos that Take You Back to The Past : Remembering the Good Times"

Princess Diana on May 13, 1975.

Source: Pinterest
Pictured here is a fresh-faced Diana before she had the title of "Princess" or became the mother of royal heirs Princes William and Harry. Here she is in 1975, the girl who became one of the most famous and beloved women in the world before her untimely death in 1997.  Diana secured her place in the hearts of many and will always be known as the "People's Princess."  What started like a Disney fairy tale, with nearly a billion television viewers across the world watching Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, marry an English school teacher, the Lady Diana Spencer, ended up taking a more Brother's Grimm turn in the end.

Robin Williams after he won his first Golden Globe in 1979.

Source: Reddit
Robin Williams won many awards over the span of his brilliant career, but it's probably safe to say nothing will ever feel quite as good for any actor as that very first win. His face says it all in this picture here, taken at the 1979 Golden Globes. Williams had just won the Golden Globe for lead comedy actor for "Mork and Mindy."  This legendary role launched his entire career and propelled him towards his future greatness.
Right from the start, Williams was primarily known for his comedic bits and his demeanor was said to be usually quite in sync with his on-stage persona. But it seems Williams had long suffered from depression and eventually dementia which resulted in his death by suicide in 2014.

Susanna Hoffs, c.1986.

Pictured here is the beautiful and talented Susanna Lee Hoffs, vocalist, guitarist and co-founder of The Bangles. The Bangles released their first full album titled All Over the Place in 1984 and they saw moderate success. It wasn't until 1986 with the release of album Different Light that they reached new heights. It included the hit singles "Manic Monday", "If She Knew What She Wants", and "Walk Like an Egyptian".   Hoffs also co-wrote "I Need a Disguise" for The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle. Before she knew it, Hoffs was appearing all over magazine covers, acting, writing, and was perfectly positioned to launch a solo career by the time The Bangles disbanded in 1988
Thanks Again  WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM For the Awesome Photos and Commentaries / History Info..Go to their Website and see Hundreds of Features involving Thousands of Photographs

We Continue with the "Residents on the Porch : Pot Luck"

Executive Director Jed Dodds with the Two Resident Artists : Filmmaker Anayansi Prado (L) and Artists Cynthia Back (R).  Brief Descriptions about them are Up Shortly in one of the other TSKW Sections.


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.


We Now Continue with Pt. 2 of 3 : Rare Photos of Marilyn Monroe. Originally Edited and Published by Sarah Jones.

But regardless of whether Monroe was actually exploited at the orphanage, she certainly didn't enjoy life there. And, finally, a friend of her mother's named Grace McKee Goddard removed her from the institution and took her in. Unfortunately, though, Monroe may have also suffered sexual abuse at this new home - allegedly at the hands of Grace's husband, Doc.
And while Monroe tried finding alternative places to live, she eventually ended up back at the Goddard home. Then in 1942 the Goddards had to move state along with Doc's company. Monroe couldn't go with the couple, however, leaving her confronted with the prospect of being sent back to the orphanage.

Yet there was actually an answer to this problem: Monroe could get married. And a suitor duly came along in the form of a 21-year-old neighbor of the Goddards' named James "Jim" Dougherty. The pair had already gone out on several dates, and Dougherty seemingly had no objections to wedding a beautiful girl like Monroe. 
 Three weeks after Monroe's 16th birthday, she and Jim married. And her gown for the occasion - a gift from one of her foster parents - was fairly simple. Made of white lace and with lengthy sleeves, it was a far cry from the bold fashion statements that Monroe would later make at her next two weddings.
2nd Husband Joe DiMaggio
 When Monroe filed for divorce from DiMaggio, it was reportedly on the grounds of "mental cruelty." Yet it's said that the sporting legend remained preoccupied with his ex even after their split. And despite all that had supposedly occurred throughout the course of their tumultuous relationship, the actress ended up more or less going back to him.

3rd Husband Arthur Miller
But why would Monroe have returned to a man who is said to have treated her badly? Well, many biographers have pointed out that, sadly, much of Monroe's short life featured abuse in some form or another. Even back when she was the beautiful but ordinary Norma Jeane Baker, she had experienced awful things in her early childhood.

Next Week Part 3 of 3 Rare Photos of Marilyn Monroe
(Edited & Originally Published by Sarah Jones)

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

First Play of the 2019 / 2020 Season

Dec 10, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

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

Directed By: Joy Hawkins

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


5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

The College of the Florida Keys ( CFK) invites prospective students and their families to its Fall Open House Saturday, October 19 at its Key West Campus, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Future students will meet faculty, staff, and current students and learn about bachelors' and associate degrees as well as career training programs.  The College will also share information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, learning support resources, and student clubs and activities.

The event will feature a campus tour with stops along the way that exhibit each College program.  Tour highlights will include the Aquaculture Lab, Dive Training Lagoon, Culinary Arts Lab, Nursing Patient Simulation Lab, Marine Engineering Lab, and Lagoon Landing Residence Hall.  Family members will participate in a "President to Parent" talk with CFK President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra about guiding and supporting soon-to-be college students.  The Open House activities will conclude with a Caribbean lunch, prepared by the College's Campus Cafe.

The regular $30 application fee will be waived for those who attend the event.  Future students are asked to R.S.V.P. at  For more information, contact CFK Director of Recruitment Marissa Owens at 305-809-3207 or



Bahama Village Music Program kicks of 20th season with 7th Annual  Sugarloaf Oktoberfest celebration.  
7th. Annual Sugarloaf Oktoberfest celebration is set for Sunday, October 6  at the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar from 3pm-7pm, promising a tasty, musical afternoon for all who attend.  The annual fundraiser benefits the Bahama Village Music Program, an organization that helps bring free musical education to over 200 students aged 6-16 that would otherwise miss out on the lifelong gift of music. 
"It's a good time for a good cause!" says Executive Director Katchen Duncan, who has been with the program since 2002.
Guests can anticipate a delicious pork dinner by South of the Seven, the new restaurant at the Sugarloaf Lodge, a silent auction and live music by musicians Larry Baeder, Ben Harrison, Bill Blue, and many of the program's talented students.

Now celebrating their 20 th  season, Bahama Village Music Program has served the community through music, with two choirs, two strings programs, a jazz ensemble, a ukulele orchestra, a steel pan band, a musical theatre program, music theory and songwriting classes, the "School of Rock" band, and a summer music camp. Led by Duncan and Program Director Kate Divoll, these classes and individual lessons are taught by more than a dozen student teachers, professional instructors, and dedicated volunteers, helping to create a sense of community spirit and pride while fostering important mentor relationships between local teenage musicians and their students, encouraging parent participation, and enhancing student self-esteem.  The program is fully supported by local donors, foundations, and fundraisers.
Tickets are $15 advance purchase at Sugarloaf Lodge, BVMP at 103 Olivia Street, or online at  and $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the music program, which is funded by local donors, foundations, and fundraisers. For more information or to make an in-kind auction item or monetary donation, call 305.504.7664 or email
IMAGE: Larry Baeder, Gary Hempsey, John Sausser, and Corey Helms jam out at last year's annual Sugarloaf Oktoberfest. This year's celebration is set for Sunday, October 6 th  at the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar from 3pm-7pm, promising a tasty, musical afternoon for all who attend.  The annual fundraiser benefits the Bahama Village Music Program, an organization that helps bring free musical education to over 200 students aged 6-16. Tickets are $15 advance purchase at Sugarloaf Lodge, BVMP at 103 Olivia Street, or online at  and $20 at the door. For more information or to make a donation, call 305.504.7664 or email .  Photo by Ralph DePalma.


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 


Once again ; Last Issue we did an On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Bob Slitzan; Click Links Below to see his Work
Click Last Week's Issue Link to see the On-Line Exhibition
Sept. 30, 2019


Thanks again Bob Slitzan for sharing once again a Few of Your Brilliant Photographs"

One of the Features in the Next Issue is Oryan's Visit to Wyland Gallery


More from Wyland Gallery Further Down; which includes the rest of the October Visiting Artists.  We are very excited to meet Steve Harlan Oct. 21-27
Here is one of his Vibrant Works..

Another Feature Next Week is Effusion Gallery on 701 Duval St.
EFFUSION GALLERY (Just Opened July 5) 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM

In Keeping with the Spirit of the 3 part Feature we have been running : Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos; Effusion has a few Pieces of Art with Marilyn as the Subject. Next Week we'll have More Pieces from this New Gallery on Duval Street. Keep up the Great Work Brandi.


Direct Donate Link Below
24215 Carribean Dr. W., SummerLand Key, Fl. 33042

Part 6
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

More Classic Cars Up Shortly

We Continue with WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "Beautiful Groovy Photos That take you Back to The Past : Remembering the Good Times"

Lynda Carter, the original wonder woman, in the seventies.

Here she is back in the 1970s, Miss World America Lynda Carter who scored the role of a lifetime as Wonder Woman.  From 1975 to 1979 Carter was the first mainstream female superhero and quickly became a household name. She rocked her own sex appeal with her character's strength and  shot all the way to pop icon status.  Even after her Wonder Woman days were over, she hardly retired her superhero cape. Lynda continued her battle for justice off-screen as an advocate for LGBT rights and eventually, she also joined efforts in finding the cure for cancer. Today she's still the same strong, beautiful, actress and philanthropist that she was back in the groovy era. 

Kirk Douglas (center) with his 4 sons, (left to right) Joel Douglas, Peter Douglas, Michael Douglas and Eric Douglas in 1988.

Source: Reddit
The Hollywood centenarian is a director, actor, producer and author. Born in 1916, Douglas has had an active role in film and television since the early 1940s. With his established production company, he has produced many films and has received many awards and nominations for them.
Douglas married twice, he and his first wife Diana Dill, had two sons together: actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas. He and his second wife, producer Anne Buydens, also had two sons together. Strangely enough another actor, Eric Douglas and another producer, Peter Douglas. Sadly, Eric died from an accidental overdose on prescription drugs and alcohol July 6, 2004.
June Carter The Second Wife of Johnny Cash
Valerie "June" Carter Cash was the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. Prior to her marriage, the an actress, singer, dancer, songwriter, comedian, and author was professionally known as June Carter. She rocked the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and even the autoharp. Carter Cash has five Grammy Award wins to her name and was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame back in 2009. In 2003, she ranked 31 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music.
Thanks Again  WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM For the Awesome Photos and Commentaries / History Info..Go to their Website and see Hundreds of Features involving Thousands of Photographs. 
 A Few of the Editors at Groovy History that has done work in many of the Features : Lyra Radford, Karlin Moorhead, & Rebecca Knott.


We Continue with the First TSKW (Studios of Key West) "Residents on the Porch : Pot Luck" from their new Extension on 529 Eaton Street 

Social Media Guru & Brilliant Photographer / VideoGrapher & Our Executive Associate Editor Giancarlo Espinosa Talking with the Very Talented Ben & Helen Harrison

Deputy Director Elena Devers Introducing the Residents; as well as giving us Information about Upcoming TSKW Events and Classes.

Board Member Rosie Ware Carefully Listening

Cynthia Back
Anayansi Prado



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,  or by calling 305-294-1241
Images  Pine Basket Weaving Class,  Fantasy Fest Buoy class, Jewelry Class


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October 1, 2019
Tickets go 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 :
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.

  Exhibition Oct.3-28 Zabar Project Gallery First Floor
Island poet Flower Conroy 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.

Here is Info on this Months Residents Artisans
Cynthia Back has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation; residencies and fellowships to The Artists Centre Dale, Norway; The Women's Studio Workshop, Blue Mountain Center, Acadia National Park; The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd., Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, The Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland, and The MacDowell Colony.  Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Library of Congress, and more.

Anayansi Prado is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose independent productions have been broadcast nationally on PBS. Her works include "Maid in America" about Latina domestic workers in LA, "Children in No Man's Land" about unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US/Mexico border and "Paraiso for Sale" about American retirees migrating to Panama. Prado is a Rockefeller Media Fellow, a Creative Capital Artist and has received support for her work from The MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Fledgling Fund and others. Prado has a BS degree in Film from Boston University

Here are 4 More events from TSKW


4 Upcoming & Current Special Events 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

A Few Photos from the Two Exhibition Openings at TSKW : "Master Slacker" by Jack McDonald & Wonderdog Productions AND Flower Conroy "Insects and Angels"

The Covens

On the Right : President of the TSKW Board Stephen Kitsakos

Flower Conroy on The Right ; with Jewelry Design & Artist Helen Rebane in the Middle


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Next Happy Hour with the Historian is Oct. 9
Last Issue we did a Photo Feature on the Last "Happy Hour with the Historian" KWAHS & Curator Cori Convertito PHD  Presentation was "Ernest Hemingway : The Early Days". The Next "Happy Hour with the Historian" is Wed. Oct. 9 4:30-5:30pm at The Blue Room at BottleCap and is "Key West and The Civil War"

Click Last week's Issue to see More Photos from  "Ernest Hemingway : The Early Days.

Thanks Cori and the Entire Staff at KWAHS
Get Ready for Halloween and Zombie Bike Ride with Creative Workshops at Fort East Martello Museum
Kids aged 5-17 looking to explore Halloween gore with some theatrical make-up tips can enjoy a special workshop at Fort East Martello Museum presented by Key West Art & Historical Society from 9:00am-4:00pm on Monday, October 14.
Wannabe zombies will learn the tricks of using latex and household products to transform the living into the undead during a hands-on "Scars and Scabs, Wounds and Gore" workshop. Artist and teacher Crystal Smith, who has honed her skills working with the Sci-Fi Channel's "Skin Wars" and "Face Off" crews, will offer step-by-step instructions on everything participants need to know about how to make life-like wounds, scabs, and scars, with small kits included to take home.  The cost for "Scars and Scabs, Wounds and Gore" is $40 for Society members and $45 for non-members and includes all supplies.  For more information contact Education Specialist Kassandra Collett at 305-295-6616 ext. 114 or email at .   Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs and Society benefactor Lee Garrison;  register now for this limited space workshop at KWAHS.ORG, click "Tickets". Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  (Photo by Crystal Smith)

EDITORS NOTE ; We have detailed Info at the very end of this Issue for 4 or 5 KWAHS Events from Materials that Carol Tedesco and Cricket Desmarais
sent us.  It will come right after the Weekly Section on Art Galleries

More from Pt. 6 of the Gold Coast Cruisers Classic Car Show in Glen Cove , LI NY featuring 750 Classic Cars from 1930-Now.

More Classic Cars Up Shortly


New Exhibition from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts, in conjunction with Ocean Sotheby's International Realty in Islamorada and Latin American Art Magazine is proud to announce the upcoming show: "The Charm of the Florida Keys", an exhibition of Cuban Artist Esteban Machado, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. An opening reception on Friday, September 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Roberto Russell Gallery at Ocean Sotheby's International Realty, 81888 Overseas Highway in Islamorada.
Join us to enjoy the artwork, also hors d'oeuvres and wine presented by Ocean Sotheby's, and live music. All work on exhibit are original paintings and are available for sale.
This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Ocean Sotheby's, and Latin American Art Magazine, as well as other supporters.   Free parking is available. RSVP's appreciated, please call Maria at Ocean Sotheby's, 305-712-8888.
Image Below: "El Peregrino" (The Pilgrim), painting by Esteban Machado

Alaen has been curating many Exhibitions the last few years; and he and his pose are very nice.



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


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


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

Mark's Works in the Background

Here is the Menu Link 

We Continue with Part 6
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 took 1001 Photos of most of the 750 cars; and should have this Multi-Part / Muti Week Feature done by December 2022.

We Start Part 7 of the Classical Car Exhibition and Sale at Morgan Park in Glen Cove, LI NY from WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG Next Week.


Some Great Visuals from ZAZOO especially if you at anytime collected Albums; Up Next After The City of KW Features

Photo & Article : Alyson Crean
Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg has named Mary Canalejo as Civilian Employee of the First Half for 2019 during an awards ceremony Monday at the Grand Key Resort.
Canalejo has worked for the City of Key West for 51 years. During that time, she has held numerous positions; currently she is the Administrative Assistant to Administrative Capt. Randy Smith.
Capt. Smith called Canalejo "the backbone of the police department," he said.
"If there is any information needed, Mrs. Mary has it. If there is any task no one has heard of, and has no idea how to do, Mrs. Mary has done it and can teach you. Personally," he said, "I believe her most impressive talent is as a mind reader. I will often, out of left field, ask for the most obscure thing from seven or eight years ago. Mrs. Mary, without hesitation, will reach into a file folder on her desk and hand it to me with a smile; as if she has been waiting all day for me to ask for it."
Canalejo is a dedicated and hard worker and a loyal employee. The honor was bestowed in recognition of her outstanding service.  In the photo Above: Chief Sean Brandenburg, Mary Canalejo, and Capt. Randy Smith.
Photo & Article : Alyson Crean
Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg has named Officer Edward Cuneo Officer of the First Half for 2019.
Though Officer Cuneo has only been an officer since October of 2018, he has been part of the department for much longer, said Chief Brandenburg.
"His path to being a certified officer with the Key West Police Department started many years ago as a Police Explorer in high school," Chief Brandenburg said during an awards ceremony Monday at the Grand Key Resort. "His journey has taken him to many faraway places before returning him to his island home."
Officer Cuneo also received a Chief's Commendation for his quick and selfless response when a sightseeing helicopter recently crashed just offshore in Key West. He was the first on the scene. He radioed in pertinent information, removed his duty belt, and entered the water.
"Officer Cuneo worked through personal injury to ensure that all the occupants of the helicopter were safely moved to shore where medics were standing by to treat the injured," said Chief Brandenburg.  "Officer Cuneo's efforts exemplify our core values of Respect, Integrity, Fairness, and Service."
Photo & Article Provided by Alyson Crean

In the photo: Commissioners Gregory Davila, Jimmy Weekley and Mary Lou Hoover, Fire Marshal Danny Blanco, Capt. Alan Averette, Fir Chief Michael Davila, and City Commissioners Sam Kaufman, Billy Wardlow, and Clayton Lopez.
Today's home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.
The Key West Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ­-- the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years -- to promote this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape, Plan and Practice Your Escape!" which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire.
At this week's City Commission meeting, Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission proclaimed October 6 th through the 12 th as Fire Prevention Week.
The Key West Fire Department considers all of the month of October as Fire Prevention Month, and is hosting a series of events in support of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, including annual visits of fire personnel and apparatus to schools for life safety education, as well as visits to the fire stations by day care facilities. The Key West Fire Department will also be offering free smoke alarms for homes that do not currently have alarms.
NFPA statistics show that the number of U.S. home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades. However, the fire death rate per 1000 home fires reported to U.S. fire departments being 4 percent higher in 2017 than in 1980.
Fire Marshal Danny Blanco notes that, although people feel safest in their home, it is also the place people are at greatest risk to fire, with four out of five U.S. fire deaths occurring at home. That over-confidence contributes to a complacency toward home escape planning and practice.
"Working in the fire service for many years, we know that people often make choices in fire situations that jeopardize their safety or even cost them their lives," said Blanco. "We need to do a better job of teaching people about the potentially life-saving difference escape planning and practice can make and motivating them to action."
While NFPA and the Key West Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these fire safety messages apply to virtually anywhere.
"Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go," said Blanco. "No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately."
For more information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit
 "Old Town Parking"
Beginning October 1 st, Key West residents can purchase their new annual residential parking permit for Old Town. The new multi-colored stickers will help ensure marked residential parking spaces are reserved for residents.
The permits cost $20 a year. They are available at the Monroe County Tax Assessor's office at the Harvey Government Center. Applicants will need to show proof of residency in Key West as well as a driver's license and vehicle registration in order to obtain the residential parking permit.
In addition to ensuring that residents can park in the marked residential spaces, the permit parking for up to four hours, one time per day, without paying in any one of the five parking lots:
  Fire Station #2 in the 600 block of Simonton,    Key West Bight main lot in the 800 block of Caroline,          Park N Ride garage in the 300 block of Grinnell,        Truman Waterfront Park (except during events),        Smather's Beach on-street parking on South Roosevelt Blvd
In order to use the permit in these areas, you must enter the permit number into the pay to park machine and display the receipt on your dash.
Old Town has over 1000 parking spaces marked as residential. Eligible vehicles will have exclusive rights to these spaces. The permits are available to residents, real estate property owners, military personnel stationed in Key West, seasonal residents who reside within the city for over four months of the year, and business vehicles affiliated with a business licensed in the city.
The parking permit does not in any way affect the 750 unmarked spaces or the 60 handicapped parking spaces in Old Town. Downtown workers who are not eligible for the permits are encouraged to explore the special monthly permit at the Park N Ride on Grinnell Street.


Sept. 23 Issue Link where the Complete Betty Boop Feature can be Found from Artist Don Oriolo:

Jason Curkin sends Fall Greetings and lets us know about another Signed Album Cover.  James Also a Rock and Photo Historian Sends Greeting. You need to visit them at their gallery for an amazing treat.

Album cover and vinyl set-up hand-signed by Jon Bon Jovi, 
Tico Torres, David Bryan and Richie Sambora.
   PSA DNA authenticated and accorded   a grade of 9 - mint - a superb condition autograph.
Measures approx. 30 5/8" x 22 1/8" framed.
Gallery Price $1995.

Below was in Last Week's
Below was in last week's Issue and still may be Availalble
Call James Curkin at 305-294-8965 and/or to see availability and Prices of anything you see in our Weekly Features for Zazoo.

Bee Gees Signed "Trafalgar" Album

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 


We Continue with Part 6
Pres. Don

Held on Glen Cove Long Island New York at Morgan Park. I took over 1001 Photos and will use about 800 Spread Out Over a Few Issues (Well Many Issues). If any of the readers would like me to send them the entire 800 Photos in a 3 or 4MB Size Format each Photo ; will be glad to do so..Simply send me a Request to EK10@AOL.COM ( No Charge of Course)

More Up Shortly




The College of the Florida Keys invites the community to "Poetics" event with Georgia's poet laureate Chelsea Rathburn


The College of the Florida Keys will welcome poet Chelsea Rathburn (pictured) to campus for a free poetry reading event on October 9 at 6 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre.

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites the community to the second poetry reading event in its new visiting poets series, CFK Poetics.  The College will host Chelsea Rathburn, the poet laureate of Georgia, on October 9 at 6 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

Rathburn is the author of three books of poetry, including the New York Times New & Noteworthy collection Still Life with Mother and Knife, published in 2019 by Louisiana State University Press.  Her poems and essays have appeared in PoetryPloughshares, the AtlanticCreative Nonfiction, and many other journals.  A fifth-generation native of Miami, she currently lives in Macon, Georgia, with her husband, the poet James Davis May, and their daughter.  She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Mercer University.

CFK  Poetics is made possible through the support of the Florida Humanities Council. The goal of this series is to connect the Florida Keys community and CFK students with poets whose work illustrates the critical intersections and changing landscapes and examines the social, psychological, and environmental changes that working-class residents in a tourist destination can identify with and by which they can be inspired.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Last Week We Had a 3 Part Feature on the Annual 2019 Kick OFF Party from Aids Help Monroe County at the Usual Brilliant OceanFront Hotel The SouthernMost House.  Please click the Sept 9. Complete Issue below ( We Skipped the Sept. 16 Issue due to Time Constraints) to See ALL The Activity and Find Out About the 4 Candidates in the Link Below to our Sept 9, 2019 Issue.  

305-296-6196  1434 Kennedy Dr.  Info@AHMONROE.ORG

The Sept. 9, 2019 3 Part Feature had help from these AH Monroe : Peter Arnow, official Royal Campaign AH photographer ; Michael Blades, local AH supporter and advocate; Rodney Ross, AH Public Information Specialist & Keys Blast Contributing Associate Feature Editor.


Next Week Steve Harlan (Below is one of his Walls)

One of the Many Walls from Wyland

Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently. Last Month Michael Cheval made one of his Frequent Visits; You MUST SEE His Art ( Hanging Year Round). Here is their Upcoming Schedule of Visiting Artists in October 2019

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


MCSO Animal Farm (Usually the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month) Next Open are Oct. 13, Oct.27 & Nov.10 


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


Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)


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 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


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.


This Week No "Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow. Peter Did have Material ; but I ran out of Space and Time. You can also See Peter's Photos in the Konk Life Publications.
We'll Definitely Have Photos of the Week in the Next Issue

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

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

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

717 Love Lane


 Key West Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront 10a-2pm
On July 16 the Key West City Council approved a weekly Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront. The decision came after new organizers came forward to fill the void left by the abrupt departure of the Green Market at Bayview Park. Jill Snodgrass and Sean Krikorian, owners of the event firm Daily Plan-it, already organize the popular seasonal Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach so it was a natural fit. "We feature many of the same vendors who came to us expressing a need and desire to continue serving the people of Key West," Krikorian explained. "Many of them participate in a market almost every day somewhere in the keys, so missing an option on Thursdays left a void for them as well as the patrons."  The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board reached out to encourage selection of that recently renovated area as the new location and both vendors and organizers agreed it is a perfect choice.
The new event 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
Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

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  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.   
Trick or Treat Program

The Key West Library is pleased to announce their 4th Annual Haunted Garden Trick or Treat program in the Library Palm Garden on Saturday October 12th from 5-7pm. This program is free and open to kids of all ages and costumes are encouraged.  Halloween candy donations are currently being accepted at the library for this program.  For more information please contact Miss Patricia at 305-292-3595.  The library is located at 700 Fleming St.


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

From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.

Next Mixer  Wed. 10/9 The Laureate Hotel 5:30-7:30p  3444 N. Roos. Blvd. 
 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; and Special Event Flyers


Next Week's Issue will have a few of their Most Recent Photo Galleries ; However Why Wait? Hit Above Link & Go to Their Website.


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

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


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  305-296-9556


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

Neil Should have his October Cover Out Shortly

 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


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 For more information go to
To purchase tickets for all shows go to for more information on the full Key West Burlesque season lineup check out

Sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. 


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


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




Edited Encore ; Complete Feature the last Two Issue; Here is the Link
Above will also give you Submission of Costumes  / Bras


October 17, 2019  7-10PM at The Key West Theater

 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004.

Click this Page to go Directly to their DONATE Page

Since its inception in 2007, artists' participation has helped the event net over $120,000 to help provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 1 st . Download your application now at , get started on your design, and know that your participation helps raise awareness of breast health while raising money to help Womankind advance its mission to provide breast cancer screenings and exams to local women. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating   and can be purchased at  starting August 15.  For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist's bra, contact Mel at  or call Womankind at 305-294-4004.  This Feature was Edited due to Space Constraints ; go to last Week's Issue for the Full Copy

Click this  LINK1 for their Facebook Page


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

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

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

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

Roberta and Peter Say Reserve Early

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

September 20 Deadline for the Headdress Ball 2019 Program,
October 1 for Marathon Community Theatre and Studios of Key West,
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



407 Wall St. 305-294-5015

Oct 19-25


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


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

 305-293-7500  1100 Simonton St. 33040

(Formerly Known as and/or AKA Aids Help CC)

 305-296-6196  1434 Kennedy Drive 33040


UPDATED RECENTLY (Of course their site will give you the Most Updated Schedule; as well as Excellent Info. and Great Photos)..

,    October 13th - Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty "Damn the Torpedoes" - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   October 17th - Womankind's BraZaar: Live Auction Fundraiser - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,   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
JUST ANNOUNCED RamsHead Productions Temptations April 5, 2020; and also Kool and the Gang with the Village People Feb. 21, 2020




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 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
Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.

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

Cabaret ALL TIMES ARE 5-7 PM

Monday, Oct 7, James King III, 5-7 pm
Tuesday, Oct 8, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, Oct 9, Phil Sampson, 5-7 pm
Thursday, Oct 10, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Friday, Oct 11, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Oct 12, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm
Sunday,  Oct  13 Bobby Green, 5-7 pm

Cabaret  @ d'vine Wine Gallery:
Monday, Oct 14, James King III, 5-7 pm
Tuesday, Oct 15, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, Oct 16, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Thursday, Oct 17, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Friday, Oct 18, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Oct 19, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm
Sunday,  Oct  20 Bobby Green, 5-7 pm

Jim Marquardt sends regards and tells us that the 2019 /2020 "Jazz in the Gardens" will be awesome and starts the First Sunday in November.

Nina Newton : She is Really Talented and so Nice.  In fact; all the Talent at their Cabaret Lounge is Great.


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


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

Here is the Menu Link 


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 and/or 305-396-4944


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 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, download the free Key West Historic Marker Tour phone app at, 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.  



HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE ART VENUES IN KEY WEST. The Below Galleries & Museums are part of the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends : Frequent Associate Contributing Editors


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


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

1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KWAHS EVENTS IN GREATER DETAIL BELOW From Carol Tedesco and Cricket Desmarais

 Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent and Me Fort Adventures happen at Fort East Martello Tuesdays and Thursdays through May

Registration is open for this season's Parent and Me Fort Adventure classes at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am - 11:30am by Key West Art & Historical Society. Led by educator Linda Stolze, the toddler-centric education program celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits.   

Each week, this fun and educational class focuses on specific themes that include art, science, math, and building. Following a playful group circle time that promotes creativity, sensory exploration and problem solving, Ms. Linda will fill the morning with engaging activities. Stolz received her BS from Murray State University in Kentucky with a degree in PR and Equine Science, was certified for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) at UCLA, and then received her teaching credentials in Special Education, K-12 from California State University at Northridge. 

Children will also be able to enjoy the Imagination Playground, water play, and story time in the spectacular setting of the Martello tower.  Classes are free for Key West Art & Historical Society members; suggested donation for non-members.  For more information contact Education Specialist Kassandra Collett at 305-295-6616 ext. 114 or email at .  Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs and Society benefactor Lee Garrison.    Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  
Children examine flowers, a word that starts with the letter "F," held by educator Linda Stolze during a previous Key West Art & Historical Society Parent and Me Fort Adventures class. Fort Adventures, for children aged 0-6, take place at Fort East Martello every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30AM through May.

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 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.

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 Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.  

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 (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