The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
First Issue of the 2019 / 2020 Season
September 9, 2019

"A Bouquet for My Mermaid" by Carol Rezba  Oil
"Our Town" by Karen Beauprie  WaterColor
Part 2 of 2 : A Visit to the Key West Art Center

Fantasy Fest 2019 King and Queen Campaign Kick Off from AHMonroe (Aids Help Monroe County : Formerly &/or AKA Aids Help CC)

"Lyn & Ham" by Mark Hedden

"Bromeliad with Tropical Buckeye Butterfly" by Laurie Richardson

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts has a few more weeks left on their Two Summer Exhibitions "Tropical Madness" Group Floral Art Exhibition and "On the Hook" Photographic Exhibition by Mark Hedden. Also in this Issue "Grants to Resident Visual & Media Artists"

One of the 14 WaterColor Artists : Morgan Ridler
Sculpture Craig Gray with Jon McIntosh's Daughter Hayes Blinkman

Two New Exhibitions that Opened at TSKW (The Studios of Key West) "2019 Annual WaterColor "Summer Solstice" Featuring 14 Local Artists & The Restoration Project by Craig Grey & Jon McIntosh's "Palm Tree Pencil"

Local Girl Makes Good : The Past 7 Years of Our Magazine ; We have been Tracking / Following Liza Jane Catana's Career.  We're Pleased to Feature Her First National Commercial EP Release (More Below)
 PLUS This Just In : Nina Newton and Liza Jane Catana Plays Little Room Jazz Club Sundays Sept. 8 & 15. 5:30p-7p ( A Real Treat) Pics in the Next Issue. Nina Newton is also Headlining at The Gardens Hotel Cabaret Lounge on Thursdays (See their Weekly Section for More Info. & Schedule Below)

1972 BMW Turbo

The Much Anticipated Feature on the Top 25 Prototype / One of Kind Automobiles  (More Below)

Photo by Alyson Crean
Photo by Alyson Crean

Ribbon Cutting from the City of KW New DockMaster Complex at Garrison Bight PLUS Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed this week as National Suicide Prevention Week.  ( More Below in Our Weekly City of Key West Section). PLUS Just in : Community District Meeting Sept. 12

Part 1 of 2 Maggie Ruley's Island Inspirations Gallery on Fleming Street

B.H. Fairchild
Chelsea Rathburn
College of the Florida Keys ( Formerly or AKA FKCC) Poetry Readings & Open Mic Nights (More Below)

Pt. 2 of 3 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

"Old Florida" by Linda Fife  Acrylic Framed in Mahogany from Irma
"Florida" by Mary Yardley  Acrylic

Pt. 5 of 5 "Mango Madness" 2019 TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition Featuring 121 Works of Art on ALL 3 Floors. ALTHOUGH This Exhibition Closed Last Month; Our Promise to show ALL 121 Works continues. 
WomanKind Annual FundRaiser "BraZaar Oct. 17 : Info. on Submitting Your Creation and Admission / Donation Below

Pt 3 : The Long Island Black Artists Association's (LIBAA) Current Exhibition and The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends has it.

Helping out in Key Largo
Our Weekly Feature from Sheriff Ramsay and the Troops at MCSO

"Family Circle"  2011 Acrylic on Canvas

Child's Funeral in the Fla. Keys  1999  Oil on Acrylic

Pt. 3 Artist Olga Manosalvas Exhibition / Reception "The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas" at Custom House ; Exhibition Runs Through 9/30 (More Below)

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


The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have their  Schedule of Events / Concerts up to March 2020; also this Issue : Sept 14 Hurricane Relief Effort in the Bahamas Gala Event.


Owner / Editor Neil Chamberlain Does a Great Job on this Monthly Magazine ( More Info. Below). Also in the Weekly Key West Business Guild Section; Next Mixer 9/11 (More Info. Below)

Part 3 : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM  .  I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1921 - Now.

"Statue of Liberty : Fireworks" Unique Mixed Media Acrylic on Paper 22.50 X 30 (M409212)

One of the Nation's Leading Peter Max Experts and Official Max Dealer : The Key West Gallery will have their Yearly Peter Max Trip to NYC & Sale in their KW Gallery (More Below along with 7 of the Many Peter Max Works for Sale)

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

Lots of Videos inc. this September Video : "That Fantastic Fish at Square Grouper Bar & Grill
The TDC ( Tourist Development Council) sent over their On-Line September "Keys Traveler" and other Updates to their September Website (More Below). WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 

Willie Drye the Next KWAHS Distinguished Speaker at Custom House 9/26 6pm + An Encore Feature on his Revised Edition (More Below)

Just One of the Many Features in the Next Issue : Anna Sweet Galleries  + Her New Project with Local SurfBoard Shaper Matt Atkinson + Additional Images of her Babes and Waves Collection & A Few of Her Featured Artist's Work. (Sneak Preview in this Issue)


7th. Annual Tropic Cinema 72 Hour Film Challenge : Screenings 9/17 & 18 (More Below)

Not to Be Confused with the Event Directly Above Although The Tropic Cinema is one of the Premium Event Venues for the Key West Film Festival.  WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov.20-24; Annual Kick Off Event TBA Shortly (More Below)


Help People Affected by Hurricane Dorian in The United States or Other Countries; As well Direct your Donation for many other Categories at The Red Cross Website : Make a Financial Gift
Hit RED CROSS Link for Direct Red Cross Website.  By going to the Website ; you'll find different areas to Donate to. Their site also has Other Interesting Material; Including Training and Volunteer Opportunities.


 Here are the 4 Special Summer Edition Issues since the Last Regular Season Issue on May 27 : June 24 July 15 
and August 19

This Sept. 9, 2019 Issue (The First of the 2019 / 2010 Season) Went out 4pm on 9/10. A strong Probability that the 2nd Issue of the Season will be Pushed Back to Sept. 23.

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In This Issue : The First Issue of the 2019 / 2020 Season 
(September 9, 2019) 
This Week : Pt. 2 of 2 of Our Latest Visit to the Key West Art Center & Welcoming New Gallery Director Deborah J. Moore,  Our Weekly City of KW and MCSO Features,  WWW.FKCC.EDU  , Commissioner Clayton Lopez Town Hall Meeting 9/12 at MLK Community Ctr. 6pm, Photos & Info. from the 2019 Fantasy Fest King & Queen Kick Off Event, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Awarding Grants & a few more weeks for their two Exhibitions "Tropical Madness" (Group Floral Artists) & "On the Hook" Photographic Exhibition from Mark Hedden, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , TSKW Two Summer Exhibitions has Just a Few More Days Up :"Summer Solstice" (Annual Group WaterColor Exhibition) & Craig Gray's The Restoration Project for Jon McIntosh's Large "Palm Tree Sculpture", Local Girl Makes Good : Liza Jane Catana Feature, Top 25 Prototype Automobiles, Next MCSO Animal Farm Open Sun. 9/22, Pt. 1 of 2 Maggie Ruley's Island Inspiration Gallery, 

In This Issue Sept 9, 2019 Continued : College of the Florida Keys (Formerly and / or FKCC) Poetry Readings & Open Mic Nights, Nina Newton Headlining at the Gardens Hotel Cabaret Lounge Thursdays + an Encore Appearance with Liza Jane Catana at Little Room Jazz Club Sun. 9/15, Mall on Duval ( Next Issue an Extremely Rare Editorial), Pt. 2 of 3 The KW Butterfly Nature Conservatory, Pt. 5 of 5 : 2019 Mango Madness (Although this came down Many Weeks Ago; Each Year I always Feature ALL the Works : This Year 121), WomanKind BraZaar 10/17, Pt 3 (LIBAA) LI Black Artists Ass. Group Show at the Plainview LI NY Library, Pt. 3 of 3 KWAHS's Olga Manosalvas Exhibition "The Restless Eye :The Visions of Olga Manosalvas", Karen Wray's "Collections Gallery" on Stock Island is also Exhibiting Olga's Works, Updated KW Theater Schedule + 9/14 Group Concert to Benefit the Bahama Hurricane Victims, Q-Magazine, Pt. 3 WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG 2019 Glen Cove LI NY Classic Car Show, KW Gallery's Annual NYC Trip to Visit Peter Max + Major Sale of his works in the KW Gallery + Updated Visiting Artist Schedule, TDC September "Keys Traveler", Willie Drye Author of "Storm of the Century The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 -Revised Edition 1935 is Next Distinguished Speaker 9/26 at Custom House (Really looking forward to this),

In This Issue Sept. 9, 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 , Anna Sweet Gallery Sneak Preview of Next Week's Issue (Waves & Babes & Her Selective Artist's Work & Collaboration with SurfBoard Shaper KW's Matt Atkinson), 7th. Annual Tropic Cinema's "72 Hr. Film Challenge (Screenings 9/17 & 18),
Key West Film Festival Nov. 14-18, American Red Cross, Island House Videos, Roberta & Peter's "KW Playbills", Paul Gildea's Contemporary Fine Art Gallery is Closing with 40% Off + "Celebration Party" , Encore Feature from Dr. David Vaughan's "Plant-A-Million Corals", SouthernMost Chamber Music Society's 2019 / 2020 Schedule, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Impromptu Concerts of KW, Next KWBG Mixer 9/11 at SouthernMost Escape Beer & Wine Lounge, Past Blasts, 

In This Issue Sept. 9, 2019 Continued :   The Gardens Hotel Cabaret Schedule, WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG 
 , Waterfront Playhouse-Fringe Theatre-Red Barn-Theatre XP
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , Wyland Gallery's Visiting Artist Schedule + Next Issue A Few More of their Artist's Works, WWW.BOOKSANDBOOKSKW.COM , KW Chapter "NOW" (National Organization of Women), The Smart Ride from WWW.AHMONROE.ORG ,
Misha in the Morning, Kyla Piscopink's Dance Key West,  WWW.KWLS.ORG , WWW.KEYSLIBRARIES.ORG ,
The KW Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens Native Plant Sale 9/21 & Gardening Volunteers Needed,  , Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit
MOTE/ Reef Relief, Preserve Island Life, AND Our Partial List of Art Galleries & More


Part 3 of 3

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"Voodoo Queen" 1999 Acrylic on Paper

"Church & The Milk of Kindness"  1995 Wood, Velvet, Tin, & Embroidery 

"Presence" 2005 Vinyl, Wood, Metal,Baby Doll Parts

More Close ups of Olga Manosalvas Works Up Shortly; The KWAHS Exhibition runs until Sept. 30.

Our Next Issue will have a Feature of Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos

 ALSO Karen Wray's "Collections" Gallery has an Olga Manosalvas Exhibition that runs through September. Here is some Info. WWW.COLLECTIONSKEYWEST.COM 
305-923-4778  6810 Front St. Stock Island



100% of proceeds to benefit Key West Cares and Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas!

  About this Event : 6:00pm Silent Auction, 7:00pm Concert. Live Performances by: Joe Tripp, Rob Benton & Friends, Coffee Butler, Cliff Sawyer, Larry Smith, Larry Baeder, Robert Albury, Clayton Lopez, Mina Lopez-Martin, & more! To donate silent auction items please email., Items may be dropped off at the Curry Mansion.  Hit Link1 for additional Info. & Ticket Link Hit Facebook Link

Date And Time :Sat, September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT : Doors Open at 6:00 PM. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040

WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Just added to their line-Up at The KW Amphitheater 


The Next Distinguished Speaker Series Host will be Willie Drye Author of "Storm of the Century :The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935-Revised Edition" Sept. 26 at 6pm at The Custom House (Info. Up Shortly)

EFFUSION GALLERY 701 Duval St. 305-735-4345


WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.
Part 2 of 3

More of Pt. 2 of 3 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory; Up Shortly



Liza Jane Catana Releases her First Commercial National EP "Alone in a Crowd"

Click this Video Link to Watch the 3:58 Minute Lead Video from the EP
Click this Video Link to Order the EP with Special Price ($4.95) through this Feature : LIZA2

Growing up in Key West, Liza Jane marched to the beat of her own drummer, even if that meant she didn't always fit in. Blessed with a voice that's been finely honed through years of coaching and performance, Liza Jane has channeled the universally relatable struggles and anxieties of youth into a satisfyingly provocative musical package. 
The music on her head turning debut EP "Alone in a Crowd" is profoundly confessional, propelled by subtle atmospheric production traits and Liza Jane's stand out vocal performance. She incorporates the soulfulness of Alicia Keys, the brashness of Fiona Apple, the icy cool of Lana Del Rey, and the booming power of Adele to create something entirely her own. These are moody songs that slink and soar and groove and glide. The EP features production from British music veteran Simon Edwards (Michael Jackson, David Grey).

Liza Jane Catana and Nina Newton Played the Little Room Jazz Club Last Sunday 9/8 to a Packed House & with an Encore Performance Next Sunday 9/15 5:30p to 7pm 821 Duval St. 305-741-7515
Our Next Issue will have Additional Photos from their 9/8 Gig..for Our Out of Town Readers :The Little Room Jazz Club is a Great Venue to Watch Jazz and other Similar Types of Music; Never a Cover on their Non Special Event Gigs
 PS ; Great to see Dennis Hyland as the Special Events Manager; Please let me know when you are Dancing next... 


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


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

Here are just 7 of the Many Peter Max Work's Available Through The Key West Gallery.  Visit Their Website to See Many Additional Offerings and Of Course Visit their Gallery to See Many Peter Max Works in Person

"Better World" Unique Acrylic on Paper  20 X 22.50 (M269962)

"Love" Unique Acrylic on Paper  30 X 24 (M357173)

"Four Seasons II : Winter in Central Park" Unique Acrylic on Paper  16 X 20 (M395991)

"Quiet Lake" Mixed Media on Paper  23 X 28 (M259920)

"Angel with Heart" Mixed Media on Paper 40 X 30 (M324054)

"Homage To Renoir : Two Girls Reading in the Garden" Unique Mixed Media on Paper  16 X 20 (M409215)
More Peter Max Inventory in the Next Issue ; Of Course Go to the Key West Gallery Website after Reading this Issue for ALL the Works.

Next Two Events in Key West
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


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.


Marketing & Public Relations Dir. Amber Ernst-Leonard Sends Regards and Tells Us 

5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

The College of the Florida Keys invites community to "CFK Poetics: A Visiting Poets Series"

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites the community to CFK Poetics: A Visiting Poets Series comprised of three events.  The series kicks off with open mic poetry on September 18 at 6 p.m. in the Library on the Key West Campus.  The College will host two evening events with esteemed poets B.H. Fairchild, on September 19 at 6 p.m., and Chelsea Rathburn, on October 9 at 6 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.  All events are free and open to the public.
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.
B.H. Fairchild
Chelsea Rathburn

After Many Years Paul and Cori will be Closing Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.  I so enjoyed sharing your Brilliant Artists with Our Readers; and Paul ; both you and Cori were always so Helpful.  The Gallery will have a 40% Take Off.  Stay Tuned to a Probable "Celebration Party" 305-797-6485


 A Visit to the Key West Art Center With Deborah J. Moore The New Gallery Director

King of the Roost by Gabrielle Wilson  Acrylic 

Sandpiper Bunch by Neva Townsend Oil

Full Moon Rising by Rachel Feinberg  Acrylic
More of Our Visit to the Key West Art Center Part 2 ; Up Shortly

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 "Remembering the Good Times"; and Next Week's Issue will have about 15 Photos. Here is just One..

If walls could talk! Billy Idol, Sam Kinison, Madonna and David Bowie sharing a joke. (1984)

If these walls could talk they'd probably have some eye bulging, jaw-dropping conversations to share. The music industry's top innovative superstars of the time are here partying with standup comedian "Sam" Kinison, who was known for his intensely harsh sense of humor.
According to Billy Idol's biography  Dancing With Myself, this photo was taken after the HBO Young Comedian Special back in 1984. According to Idol, this was the evening that spawned his friendship with Sam. Idol pointed out that at this time, Sam was heavily into coke and "was beginning to act more like a rockstar than a comedian." No doubt this was a crazy night for all of them.
I MAY PUSH BACK THE NEXT ISSUE (Originally Scheduled for SEPT. 16 : 2nd Issue of New Season) to Sept 23; since I'm writing this at 1pm on Tuesday 9/10 and I still have a few Hrs before Publishing this 9/9 Issue.

Partial Encore Feature
Direct Donate Link Below
24215 Carribean Dr. W., SummerLand Key, Fl. 33042
Very excited to share the progress with the #STEM program at the Florida Sea Base in Summerland Key. Here the Boy Scouts of America are showcasing coral restoration while visiting the waterfront facility. Today, I got to work with the staff and interns performing micro fragmentation techniques to prepare corals for the tanks. We began a few months ago building the facility and have come so far. With these new corals, and knowledge, the team here can teach the campers at this facility about coral restoration with hands on experiences. Programs like the one at the site, and partnerships with amazing groups like the Boy Scouts of America are how we will be able to turn the tide of our oceans.

Dr. Vaughan -Dee and Donna Vaughan All Appeared A Few Months Ago speaking about their amazing success stories with Of Course Much Work to Do in the Future. 


This was edited for Space and Time Constraints ; and this Material originated as their monthly E-Newsletter sent Via E-Mail. The part omitted was a Welcome Back from Summer, info. on Members. Of course send an E-mail to below to receive the E-Newsletter
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.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 305-396-4944


The Tropic Cinema Kicked Off its 7th annual  72-Hour Film Challenge  on  August 22! The Film Makers had a Meeting; and    screenings at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18.  So whether you're a filmmaker, a leading man, a starring actress or just a fan, be sure to join us for a great night at the movies!
For more information, email .

One More Feature from The Trop : The Tropic Cinema in Partnership with the KWAHS

Key West Art & Historical Summer Film Series/Art & Artists

Here is the Facebook Link to the Entire Series
Two More Films from this Partnership are 9/10 & 9/24


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

2019 MANGO MADNESS MEMBERS SHOW . Once again Although the Exhibition Closed Last Month ; we'll show ALL 121 Works.
 Here's the Exhibition link to their website 

Before we Continue with Part 5 of 5 and the Last 20 Works of Art. TSKW sent out the Public OFFICIAL VOTES from the Exhibition Here are the Results

3rd Place Mango B in the Mango Tree by Arlene Brush (Acrylic); Did you eat my Mango? by Cricket Desmarais (Mixed Media Encaustic); The Skeleton by John Martini (Polychrome Steel)

2nd Place Our Bicycle Town by Karen Beauprie WaterColor

1st Place Oh, Sweet Mango by Sudee (Mixed media on wood panel)
All Prizes were awarded by Key West Fine Art Printing
We Now Continue Showing ALL the Entries

"Mangoes Look Luscious Too" by Mary Jean Connors  Oil

"Conch House" by Elizabeth Devries  Mixed Media

"Mango Snapper" by Shelley Bregman  Stained Glass

"LightHouse Shadows" by Donna Rusinak  Acrylic Giclee

"Mangoes in May" by Jasmine Jones  Alcohol Inks Embellished with Resin
More 2019 Mango Madness Up Shortly

Up Next from TSKW "Summer Solstice" WaterColor Group Show and The Restoration Project by Craig Gray for Jon McIntosh "Palm Tree Sculpture" Large Outdoor Sculpture but First a Few More Butterflies 

 Pt. 3 of 3 from The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory; In the Next Issue
Back to the TSKW Current Exhibitions ;  It Appears that due to Time Flying By way Too fast ; that these Two Exhibitions only have about 10 More Days Up.  It also Appears that the New Exhibitions are Not Until October? However Double Check that with their Website. In Either Case we'll have the October Exhibition Info. Next Issue

In mid-June, a group of watercolor enthusiasts met each night at the beach, just before sunset, with paints, brushes and open imaginations. Led by beloved Key West-New York artist Susan Sugar, the students learned new ways of observing the ephemeral shapes and transitory moods of the evening sky.  Having originally trained as dancer, Sugar's work is deeply influenced by movement, and her paintings are imbued with a sense of musicality and rhythm. A selection of student watercolors will be shown alongside one of Susan's own in the Sanger Gallery.

The exhibition features work by the "Solstice Sisters" Elizabeth Chamberlain, Cricket Desmarais, Natalia Duke, Elizabeth Hanes, Frances Lee Larkin, Kathy Letarte, Colleen McIntyre, Marcy Moyer, Morgan Ridler, Robin Robinson, Susan Seroskie, Emma Starr, and Rita Troxel.


WaterColor by Susan Sugar

Kathy LeTarte

Betty Hanes

More Summer Solstice Works Up Shortly

Now The Jon McIntosh Restoration Project
On view to the public is a restoration project of a large-scale wooden sculpture by the beloved community member, Jon McIntosh. "Tosh" was a renowned designer, illustrator, and painter, and beloved member of the island arts community. Tosh was an accomplished sculptor as well, and his 15-foot-tall palm-tree pencil sculpture was one of the standouts of the 2011 Sculpture Key West exhibit at Fort Zachary Taylor. 

Working on a mostly volunteer basis, local sculptor Craig Gray will restore the palm-tree pencil sculpture, and plans to bring it back to its original glory over the next few months. Having first met Tosh at The Studios of Key West in 2011, Gray quickly grew close to the fellow sculptor, and considered him a good friend and mentor. The Studios of Key West is pleased to host the first stage of the sculpture's restoration this summer, allowing the public an opportunity to see a part of the process. Materials for the restoration of the sculpture will be purchased by a Special Project Grant from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.

Johnny White Shooting for his On-Line Magazine WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM
Master Wood Carver Jimmy Wray with Craig 

Weekly Magazine Reporter and Jon's Daughter Hays Blinkman chats with Craig


Part 1 : Top 25 Prototype / One of a Kind Manufacturer Built.. What is Amazing about these Cars; is that many were built decades ago and look like they could be on the Market Now.

2004 Chrysler -ME-412

1971 Maserati Boomerang

2017 Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

2019 VW ID. Bugyy

2010 Jaguar C-X75

1989 Ferrari Mythos
Pt 2. Next Issue


NEXT WEEK More of Anna's Guest Artists in her KW Galleries PLUS Her Famous "Babes and Waves" Collection and Introducing Her Collaboration with Shaper Matt Atkinson and their One of a Kind SurfBoards

A Few of the Other Artist that Anna has Approved for her Gallery.

This is a wall of Mermaids that Anna's Mother Painted; they are really good..The Wall to the right also has more of her work and Additional Artists that we'll Feature in the Next Issue
The Next Issue will have Close Ups of Anna's Guest Artists Hanging in her Galleries and More Mermaids.

Surfing USA 

Anna Sweet Comments "Proud to announce my collaboration with local Key West Shaper Matt Atkinson. These boards are hand shaped by Matt and completed by me. This is a project I've had in my mind for years and I'm so proud to finally share it with the world."  The Next Issue will have more Photos from Anna Sweet & Matt Atkinson's Collaboration. 


Radiating True "Maui Blue" This Piece is Embellished with a State of the Art Glow Pigment that will remain Illuminated for Up to 10 Hrs after Only 30 Seconds of UV Exposure. Due to Space & Time Constraints go to Anna's Website for more description on "Nala Anela" ; as well as Many Additional Photographs.
HIT EXPLORE MORE LINK for More Boards, Babes, Waves and Anna Sweet's Work. PLUS Hit any of the 3 Website Areas Above to be Taken to a Real Treat

Storm of the Century
The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 Revised Edition
On Thursday, September 26, from 6:00PM - 7:00PM, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Willie Drye, author of "Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935,"to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Drye will discuss how he originally came to write about the 1935 hurricane, the people he met in the course of his research, and the hurricane itself. He will also present his newly released "Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 - Revised Edition," updated with additional details about the hurricane of 1935, along with a new chapter devoted entirely to Hurricane Irma, which struck the Keys in 2017.  I have my Ticket; Thanks for the Book Willie.

Willie Drye will be discussing the new edition of his classic book,
 Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
 and signing copies on September 26 at the Customs House Museum in Key West. The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has this to say about it: "A scenario similar to the 1935 hurricane is one of my biggest fears as a forecaster today. This is a haunting and very possible scenario in coastal areas that have seen exponential growth since this monster. Willie Drye's book relives that 1935 horror and reminds us how breathtaking and unforgiving paradise can be." 

Storm of the Century
 is considered the definitive story of what is still the most powerful hurricane to make U.S. landfall. The revised and expanded edition includes new information about the hurricane and the people who were caught in it and a new chapter about Hurricane Irma. The Labor Day hurricane's 200 mph winds and 20-foot storm surge devastated the Upper Keys on September 2, 1935, killing more than 400 people, including about 260 World War I veterans living in beachfront work camps and working on a construction project. Advance tickets for Drye's presentation are recommended, and can be obtained from the 

Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust, Marriot Beachside Hotel, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, early ticket purchase is recommended.  Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at , click 'tickets.'      Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
Photo by Carol Tedesco
The Key West Art and Historical Society Presents FREE Historic Marker Tours (Go to their Website for Additional Info.)



Thank You Liz and Martha for insuring that our 8000 Readers are kept Up to Date with Information.

Florida Keys Council of the Arts and the South Florida Cultural Consortium present FREE Application Workshop in Key West 
The South Florida Cultural Consortium Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists' grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $4 million in fellowships to over 300 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.
How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being noticed? Find out at one of four workshops being offered across the South Florida region. Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required. Our local workshop will be held Friday, September 20th from 2 until 4 pm, Gato Building, First Floor Conference room, located at 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, Florida.   Please RSVP: 305-295-4369 or
Application deadline is Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:59 pm
Application is available now, and can be found on our website, under Important Links and Grants tab, or click here:

PLUS A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO SEE The Two Exhibitions at Gato
"Tropical Madness" A Group Floral Art Exhibition
"On the Hook" Photographic Exhibition from Everyone's Friend and Brilliant Photographer Mark Hedden
 (A sample of the Works is in the Lead Tease Photos Above)

The Next Issue of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends will have a Feature on Photographs taken by Drones.


Part 1 of 2
Maggie Ruley - Island Inspirations
933B Fleming St.  305-304-1013

All of Maggie's Work here are Acrylic on Canvas
"Blue Moon"

Carpe Diem

Fishermen's Cafe

Tony's : Corner Angela & Windsor

Candle in the Window

Bamboo Blinds

Saddle Bronco Rodeo

Up Shortly more from Maggie Ruley & and Her Island Inspirations Gallery ; Including some of her Featured Artists & Students

"Steve McQueen" by Stephen Holland
In the Next Issue ; we'll have 12 Iconic Photos/Art from this Really Interesting Gallery Including an Album Cover Signed by The Bee Gees. 



We Now start Part 3 

The Long Island Black Artists Association at the Plainview Library on Long Island, New York.  This Excellent Artist Association puts on Group Shows at Various LI NY Venues.  They have been Generous in sharing their works with us in the past and now.. 
WWW.LIBARTISTS.COM One of the Main Contacts is Maxine Townsend-Broderick The President

"Title Unknown" by David Wilson

Top " Podnah" Bottom "Clare" both by Maxine Townsend-Broderick

"Ireland Cottage by Kenneth Bradford

"Butterfly Square" by Maxine Townsend-Broderick

"Sunset Park" by Aaron Scott

More from the (LIBAA) Long Island Black Artist Association Up Shortly

281 Front St. 305-295-6616
We Continue with the The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas Exhibition

"Unseen Vision" 2012 Velvet, Burlap, & Embroidery

"Mango Sweet" 1996 Acrylic on Canvas

"Trinity" 1990 Acrylic on Canvas

"Spanglish" 2000 Acrylic on Canvas, Satin, Cotton, Embroidery

"Scenes of Tahiti" 1977 Acrylic on Canvas Board

More Olga Up Shortly


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.

Now More "Summer Solstice" at TSKW

Rita Troxel

Cricket Desmarais

Marcelline Moyer

More Summer Solstice Up Shortly


Part 3 (Up Shortly in This Issue) : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York

Next Week Part 2 of the Top 25 Prototypes 
1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket

1970 Lancia Stratos Zero



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


Part 2 Continues : A Visit to The Key West Art Center

Morning Light by Elizabeth Chamberlain  Oil

Pepe's by Fran Decker  WaterColor

Unrequited Love by Elizabeth Chamberlain  WaterColor

More from The Key West Art Center Part 2 Up Shortly


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

Mark's Works in the Background

Here is the Menu Link 


JUST IN : Key West City Commissioner Clayton Lopez and Chairperson Patrician Eables are hosting a District VI community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 12that the Martin Luther King Community Center at 300 Catherine Street. Topics will include updates on the Mall on Duval, the Douglass Gym expansion the Truman Waterfront Park and more.

We were between Summer Hiatus Issues when Alyson Sent This (Below) ; So Saved it for This Issue.
 Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission cut the ribbon on the new Dockmaster facility at Garrison Bight.
The new facility offers boaters new restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. The new building also houses a maintenance shop as well as the Dockmaster's office.
This $1.2 million dollar project was funded in part by a boating infrastructure improvement grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Photo by Alyson Crean
In the photo: Port and Marinas Director Doug Bradshaw, Marina Supervisor David Hawthorne, Architect William Horn, Police Chief Sean Brandenburg, Commissioners Billy Wardlow and Clayton Lopez, Mayor Teri Johnston, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, Commission Gregory Davila, City Manager Jim Scholl, Project Manager for Pedro Falcone Contractors Ken Bygler, and Deputy Port and Marina Director Karen Olsen.

In the photo: Commissioners Gregory Davila and Jimmy Weekley, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, Mayor Teri Johnston, and Commissioners Mary Lou Hoover, Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow.

Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed this week as National Suicide Prevention Week.  Monroe County had the highest rate of suicide in 2018 of all 67 counties in Florida, Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover pointed out. Suicide is the 10 th  leading cause of death in the United States, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34.
Additionally, suicide is the only leading cause of death in the United States that has increased every year for the past decade.  Hoover noted that State Representative Holly Raschein is working to secure more state resources to provide better suicide awareness "on our little island." She encouraged the community to become involved by participating in the upcoming Out of the Darkness Walk later this year.
"Organizations such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention envision a world without suicide," reads the proclamation, "and are dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide through research, education, advocacy and resources for those who have lost someone or who personally struggle."

Part 3
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


WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 Olivia St. 305-504-7664
FB Link Click BVMPKW



We Now Continue with Maggie Ruley's Island Inspiration

In Peace May She Wave

Fire Ball

Heart of the Island  Diptyek


More from Maggie Ruley Next Week

Maggie Ruley - Island Inspirations
933B Fleming St.  305-304-1013


We Now Continue with Part 5 of 5 Mango Madness

The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : Although the Exhibition has been Over for Many Weeks Now; as Promised The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends has Shown ALL 121 Pieces. We Continue with the Last 20 Remaining Works. 

"More than a Handful" by Carol Christine  Acrylic

Journeyman by Eric Anfinson  Oil on Linen

"Intatto La Pera Mercato Italia Ll Ogetto by Susan Marie  SLB Film Photography

"Mango Sunrise" by Karen Green  Acrylic

"Stillness Among the Waves" by Sarah Carleton  Photographic Print on Aluminum

"Manelita" by Sandy Sun  Clay
More Up Shortly

We Now Continue with

"Spinning" by Maxine Townsend-Broderick

LIB44 Note from Ed I may not use this one due to the clarity HOWEVER if it is from a really important member and they have not had that many in these 3 Parts so far ; with 10 images remaining for Part 4 ; then I will include it

Kenneth Bradford

Kenneth Bradford

Whitney's Gift by Deborah Corbin

Lady in Flowered Hat by Maxine Townsend-Broderick

The Long Island Black Artists Exhibition from the Plainview LI NY Library Continues with Part 4 of 5 Next Week. Thanks Again LIBAA for sharing with our 8000 Weekly Keys Fla. and Hampton LI Readers.



We Now Continue with Summer Solstice

Francis Lee Larkin

Susan Seroski

Elizabeth Chamberlain

Morgan Ridler

More Summer Solstice Up Shortly

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

This 3 Part Feature : Peter Arnow, official Royal Campaign AH photographer ; Michael Blades, local AH supporter and advocate; Rodney Ross, AH Public Information Specialist & Keys Blast Contributing Feature Editor.

The Yearly Host Venue : The SouthernMost House

2019 - 20 Purveyors

Valerie Edgington

Up Shortly the 3 Other Candidates

More from The Gold Coast Cruisers on LI NY
WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG 750 Cars in Morgan Park in Glen Cove, LI, NY

Not a 70's Muscle Car Fan Here; but this Plymouth is Sweeeeeet

More Cars Up Shortly


Below is one of the Walls where Steve Harlan shows Off His Work Year Round ( We'll Have many Close Ups of his Art in the Next Issue) along with many other Artists....Of Course Visit the Gallery to be Blown Away with the Vibrant Colors and Depth of Steve Harlan's Works.

One of the Many Walls from Wyland

Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently. A few weeks ago 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 is September 22 


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

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

We Continue with the Yearly 2019 Kick Off for The Fantasy Fest King & Queen

Ryan Acker

Two More Candidates Up Shortly

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Part 3  : The KWAHS Exhibition of Olga Manosalvas at The Custom House. Also check out her Exhibition at Karen Wray's "Collections Gallery" on Stock Island

"Voodoo Vesel" 1997-2017 Embroidery, Beads, & Reclaimed Material
"Que Viva Santo : Happy Birthday" 2014 Acrylic on Paper

"Village Woman" 2000 Acrylic on Wood

"Listening Man"  2000 Acrylic on Canvas
That's it for our Coverage of Olga Manosalage; Pretty Eclectic..Thanks Cori , Custom House Staff & Board and Olga


We Now Continue with the Gold Coast Cruisers Yearly Show in Glen Cove LI NY at Morgan Park Featuring 700 Classic Cars

Pres. Don

Part 4 in the Next Issue

Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)


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


We Now Continue with the Final Part of our Extensive Coverage of the 2019 Mango Madness

"Fairchild Gardens II" By Nicholas Bergery  Drawing-Painting-Photo

"Bowl of Key West Mangoes" by Hugh Jackson  Oil

"Man Go" by Rebecca Bennett Oil on Panel Diptych

"Sweet Love" by Michele D. Brunschwig  Acrylic

"Fading Memories" by Jody Wautlet  Acrylic

"Havana Lane' by Yolanda Maloney  Acrylic
Outstanding ; Thanks to the Many Local Artists that shared ALL their works with Our Readers; Great Job Jed, Erin, Eleana , Lauren, Bree and the entire TSKW Staff and Board.

Mall on Duval : The Next Issue will have Updated Info on this Test Project and an Extremely Rare Commentary / Editorial from Me. The Test Project has Been Extended to November and will start at 5PM.
The Sept. 12th. Commissioner Clayton Lopez Town Meeting will be discussing this; as well as many other Topics.


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.


Photos of the Week by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow : Will Start Up Again in Our Magazine in the Next Issue. During Our Summer Hiatus you were still able to See Year Round Photos from Peter Arnow in the Konk Life Publications.


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

Here is an Article from Last Month for Insertion this Week 
New Key West Farmers Market Opens August 1 at Truman Waterfront
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 begin 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
We Continue with the Summer Solstice ; starting off with Curator Extraordinaire Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
Natalia Duke

Robin Robinson

Emma J. Starr

Colleen McIntyre

Thanks again Summer Solstice Artists
Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040


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


Our last Part of the Gold Coast Cruiser Show in this Issue. Look for Part 4 in Our Next Issue..Only 600 Classic Cars to Go.

Pres. Don


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer  Wed. 9/11 SouthernMost Escape Wine & Beer Lounge 2782 N. Roos. Blvd.
 KW Headdress Ball Oct. 24, 2019. Click RESERVE and DONATE to do either or both

We Continue with the 2019 King & Queen Campaign Kick Off Coverage

The SouthernMost House : Host to this Yearly Event

About to give up their Crowns : 2018 Queen Bernadette Restivo & King Larry Blackburn

Karen Frank-Knolls

Kevin "Woody" Wood


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


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

The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, September 21, 2019.   161 species of plants are now available bringing the inventory to more than 1,500 plants which attract butterflies and birds.   Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.

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 15-acre Key West Tropical Forest is seeking volunteers who want learn about our native plants by helping with trimming, weeding, installation, mowing and general maintenance in the Garden.  The Garden supplies all tools and gloves.   The Garden's nursery is also seeking volunteers who want to learn more about our natives by propagating, transplanting and helping to maintain the 1,500 plants.  Volunteers meet in the nursery on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 to noon.  For more information, please call 305-296-1504 or email  Also visit the website at
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


5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Special Operations Detectives, Detective Sgt. Spenser Bryan, Lt. James Norman and Sgt. Lissette Quintero as well as Monroe County Fire Rescue firefighters spent Tuesday installing tarps on an disabled/elderly couple's home in Key Largo. It was brutally hot and a difficult project, but we hope we made a difference in their lives!

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.

Thanks Bob , Melody, Actors, Directors, Writers , and Crew for the Great Summer Plays

  WWW.XPTHEATREXP.COM 302-540-6102 performed at
 Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE 
 Click this XPLink for more Info. 


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

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


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


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





 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004.

Click this Page to go Directly to their DONATE Page

Womankind Big Top Bash fundraiser seeks artist amBRAsaddors to make decorated bras for annual BraZaar auction
Are you a glue-gun guru or an artist with a knack for fashion?  Step right up and be part of the greatest show on earth by submitting your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bra to help support Womankind with their upcoming "Big Top Bash" BraZaar, an annual fundraiser that benefits Keys women and the people who love them with affordable healthcare at the nonprofit medical center. This year's high-flying fundraiser with a Big Top motif set to parade down the three-ringed catwalk Thursday, October 17 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theater featuring a   pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, a dazzling ringmaster of ceremonies, circus-style performances, games played by unsuspecting guests, spectacular surprises, hilarious booby prizes, and an online silent auction of additional decorated bra designs that opens for bidding Friday, October 11. Artists' designs will be blind juried, with accepted submissions entered in the event's live and silent auctions.  Artists whose designs are selected for the live auction will receive fa complimentary event ticket to watch their bra be modeled down the 16-foot runway. The bra with the highest live auction bid and the audience favorite chosen through "voting with dollars" will win fabulous "Breast in Show" and "Most Mammarable" prizes. 

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.

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 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

We now Continue with Our Tour of The Key West Art Gallery

Pepe's by Deborah J. Moore  WaterColor

Poinciana by Margo Ellis  Quilt

Stock Island and Lobster Boat by Hugh Johnson  Oil

Morning Glow by Suzanne D'Antonio  Encaustic

Clear Skies by Lucy Paige  Acrylic and Paper Collage
Thanks Artists of the Key West Art Center. To our Out of Town Readers : This Art Venue is one of the Largest and is Located at the Mallory Square Area and is a Must See


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 8/14 (Of course their site will give you the Most Updated Schedule; as well as Excellent Info.)..I will probably be able to Update this in time for the Next Issue.

      September 13th - Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   September 15th - Amy Grant - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     September 29th - Those People in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm, September 29th - An Evening with Coffee Butler & Friends - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   October 3rd-Anders Osborne: Solo-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    October 5th - Chris Duarte - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    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




Check Special Pricing Rates
Includes 1 Parasail Ride
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

Featured September Video :"The Fantastic Fish at Square Grouper Bar and Grill"

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

Reef's Islamorada's LionFish Derby Sept. 13-15

Reef Fest Oct. 17-20 Key Largo 305-851-0030

Kids Free Florida Keys Available for Keys Families Through Oct. 13 Hit Link for More Info

  Take Stock in Childrens Back Country Challenge by Rotary Club of Key Largo  9/27-29 
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
& here is the Line -Up for all of September
James King III Mondays
Meghan Clay Tues. & Wed.
Nina Newton Thursdays  (Must See)
Michael Robinson Fri (Above Left with the Other Michael & Eric : Their Annual Show at TWT is so much Fun)
Bobby Green Sat. & Sun

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.

Meghan Clay Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Nina Newton on Thursdays. I've been a Big Fan of Ms. Newton for many years now with the Different Configurations She's Been In..  As you have seen in one of the Lead Features Above : Nina is playing with Liza Jane Catana Sunday 9/15 at Little Room Jazz 821 Duval for an ENCORE ; They played Last Sunday.


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


Thanks for Reading and Your Comments; 39 or 40 Issues to go.  Have a Great Week.  Ed EK10@AOL.COM