The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
Third Issue from the 2019 / 2020 Season
September 30, 2019

We Start This Issue with a 3 Part Feature "Rare Marilyn Monroe Photographs"  Although this Photo is one of the Most Recognized of any Celebrity 
"There's a dark tale behind the iconic picture of Monroe in a billowing white dress. That famous snap, as you may know, comes from a scene in Billy Wilder's movie  The Seven Year Itch
. And, apparently, on the day that the sequence was shot, Joe DiMaggio (2nd Husband)came to watch. But according to some reports, he didn't like what he saw - and some sources say that he became agitated" 

Pt. 2 of 2 The "Key West Cares" Bahama's Hurricane Relief Concert ( More Below)

An On-Line Photographic Exhibition from our Good Friend Bob Slitzan

One of the Many Exhibitions from TSKW (The Studios of Key West) in the next Few Months.  Above is from Flower Conroy "Insects & Angels" Exhibitions with Reception Oct. 3 (6-8pm) & This Month Exhibitions 10/3-10/28 also Inc. Jack  McDonald & WonderDog Productions "Master Slacker"

2001 Volkswagen W12 Nardo
Pt. 3 of 3 "Top 25 Manufacturer One of a Kind Prototypes"

Two Features from The College of the Florida Keys (Formerly Known as FKCC) : Yearly Ceramic Pottery Raku Exhibition & Sale and The Poetry Department Evening with the Students Reading their Haiku Poems + Complimentary Admission to the "Poetics" Series at TWT Oct. 9 with Poet Chelsea Rathburn.

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida & Tip a Cop.
Our Next Issue : In the MCSO Weekly Feature Contains the Special Olympians Visit to NSA KW

Our Weekly MCSO Feature (More Below)

Encore Feature
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center "Discovery Saturdays" (More Below)

Photo & Articles by Alyson Crean
Our Weekly City of Key West Section Features Our New City Manager Greg Velez (Link to Last Week's Issue ) PLUS This Week : The City of KW & The KWFD Proclains Oct. 6-12 "Fire Prevention Week", Also this Week The City Gives The Bahamas a Fire Truck, Also this Week "Old Town" Parking Pass Renewals.

Don Oriolo Owner of Zazoo Photographic / Art Gallery;  Will be in town October.  Jason and James Gallery Managers send a few items for your Viewing Pleasure

Cast of "First Love"
"Cast of Drunk Hemingway"
One of our Favorite Events & is Featured This Week : "Tropic Cinema 72 HR Film Challenge" (Photos by Executive Contributing Editor) GianCarlo Espinosa; Who also had a film in the Challenge "Altered States"


7th. Annual BVMPKW ( The Bahama Village Music Program Key West) Oktoberfest to Benefit the BVMPKW (More Below) Oct. 6 at The SugarLoaf Lodge Tiki Bar & Restaurant 3-7PM

WomanKind Annual FundRaiser "BraZaar Oct. 17.  Edited Feature.. Info. on Submitting Your Creation and Admission / Donation : In the Last Issue 


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

"Photos of The Week" From Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow (More Below). Above Two Photos from  the Yearly Combined Mixer with The Key West Business Guild and Key West Chamber (More Below)

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


Our Feature on Nina Newton ; Entertaining Key West for perhaps 10 Years. Nina Newton ; for the Next Two Weeks is at the Gardens Hotel Cabaret Lounge on Tuesday (10/1 & 8), Wednesday (10/2 & 9), & Thursday (10/3 & 10)

The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have their  Schedule of Events / Concerts (Of course go to their excellent website to get up to date Listings, Descriptions, Photos); also this Issue : Photos at the KWT from the Key West Cares Sept 14 Hurricane Relief Effort with Key West Cares.  Amazing Local and Regional Talent Performing.  This Issue has Part 2 of 2 :  The Grand Finale Set/s with ALL Coming back on Stage..


Part 5 : 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.

Pam Hobbs Exhibition at Salt island Provisions 830 Fleming St. with Reception 10/4 "Women with Fish & Fresh New Paintings"


KWAHS ( The Key West Arts & Historical Society ) has Many Events : See Below PLUS

This Issue has a Feature on the Last "Happy Hour with the Historian" Curator Cori Convertito PHD Presentation on "Ernest Hemingway's Early Days in KW". Next is Wed. Oct 9 "KW and the Civil War"

Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez along with the Florida Keys Council of the Arts opens in Islamorada " The Charm of Florida" (More Below)

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

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 

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

(Cliff Sawyer & Coffee Butler)
An Evening with Coffee Butler and Friends  Sun. 9/29 at The Ke y West Theatre ( More Below)

  WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov. 20 - 24; (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
I may not be able to get an October 7 Issue Published ( Although I said that about this Issue Sept. 30)..Have a Great Week; and thanks for Reading. Ed

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In This Issue : The Third Issue of the 2019 / 2020 Season 
(September 30, 2019) 
This Week : Pt. 1 of 3 Rare Photos of Marilyn Monroe, Pt. 2 of 2 "Key West Cares" Bahama's Relief Concert, On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Bob Slitzan, TSKW Reception 10/3 for their Oct. Exhibitions (10/3-28) Includes Flower Conroy & Jack McDonald and WonderDog Productions, Pt. 3 of 3 "Top 25 Manufacturer Automobile Prototypes", Two Feature from The College of the Fla. Keys ( Formerly known as FKCC) : Pottery & Poetry + Complimentary Admission to their "Poetics" Series 10/9 with Poet Chelsea Rathburn at TWT, Our Weekly MCSO Feature "Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida" & Tip a Cop", Our Weekly The City of Key West Feature : "Fire Prevention Week" - Old Town Parking Permits &- KW Donates a Fire Truck, Zazoo's Don Oriolo Comes for a Visit & this Issue has some of the Works from other VIP Artists and Photographers, Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Espinosa Shoots a Feature from the 7th Annual Tropic Cinema 72HR. Film Challenge ( He Also Produced one of the 14 Local Films "Altered States", 7th. Annual BVMPKW Fund Raiser Concert Oct.6, WomanKind "BraZaar" 10/17,

In This Issue Sept 30, 2019 Continued

Feature on Nina Newton, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Pt. 5 of Many WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM and 750 Classic Cars, Updated KWT Schedule & New Concerts, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , Many Events in Oct. & Nov. from TSKW and KWAHS, "Happy Hour with the Historian" Produced by KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito PHD Next 10/9 "KW & The Civil War" + This Issue has Photos from the Last Event "The Early Days of Ernest Hemingway in KW", The TDC (Tourist Development Council) Sends us their On-Line Magazine "Keys Traveler" WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM , KW Library in Oct. Wed. Night Horror Films + 4th. Annual "Haunted Garden Trick or Treat" 10/12, KWFF Nov. 20- 24 WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM ,
  Past Links, Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Peter Max & The Key West Gallery + Next Visiting Artists are Adam Scott Rote-Bill Mack & Gary Welton in Oct.,  KWBG (Key West Business Guild) :Next Luncheon 10/2 Special Guest Exec. Dir AHMonroe Scott Pridgen Bringing ALL 4 K&Q Candidates-Next Mixer 10/9 at the Hotel Laureate, Headdress Ball 10/24, Red Barn & Waterfront Playhouse Performances, Searle Brothers Nursery & Rain Forrest Collection Landscaping in town Nov. for the KW Garden Club's Group Exhibition & Sale + Searle's Annual Stand Alone KW Exhibition & Sale 2/20 -Check Date for the KW Garden Club Next Meeting  (305-294-3210), KW Art Center has their popular "Sip and Create" Unique Classes, SouthernMost Chamber Music Society Schedule, KWAHS Annual Workshop for the Halloween & Zombie Bike Ride Oct. 14, Coffee Butler & Friends Sun. Night at KWT 9/29 ( Doors Open 7p & Concert 8p), Key West Tropical Forest & Bot. Gardens Need Volunteer Gardeners,

In This Issue Sept. 30, 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 , Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Islamorada Exhibition backed by Fla. Keys Council of the Arts, Pam Hobbs Exhibition with Reception 10/4 at Salt Island Provisions,
Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW,   Kate Miano's Garden Hotel's Cabaret Schedule, Wyland Gallery + Many Visiting Artists the Next Few Months, MCSO Animal Farm Next Three Opens Sundays 1-3pm Oct. 13 & 27 & 11/10,
 Eco-Discovery Center Family Saturdays

In This Issue Sept. 30, 2019 Continued : 
WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG , Past Blast Issue Links,  , Waterfront Playhouse-Fringe Theatre-Red Barn-Theatre XP
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , WWW.BOOKSANDBOOKSKW.COM , KW Chapter "NOW" (National Organization of Women), The Smart Ride from WWW.AHMONROE.ORG ,   Kyla Piscopink's Dance Key West,  WWW.KWLS.ORG ,   Island House Videos, Every Thurs. Key West Farmers Market at Truman WaterFront Park, Marc House, Q-Magazine, Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit, "White Rabbit's WonderLand : A Burlesque Parody 10/23" at KWT, Fringe Theater, South Florida Symphony Orchestra,
Reef Relief-MOTE-Preserve Island Life, Key West Playbills from Roberta & Peter, & More. Once again Have a Great Week and Thanks for Reading and Sending Materials. Ed 

We start the Sept 30 Issue with Pt.1 of 3 :  Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos (Edited & Originally Published by Sarah Jones). Shortly Up in This Issue is a Sneak Preview of a few of the Other Features in the Next Issue

3rd. Marriage with Writer Arthur Miller in 1956

The Divorce in 1961

"Marilyn's mental health apparently reached such a low at around the time of her divorce from Miller that she was treated in a psychiatric ward. It's also claimed that the actress' ex-husband Joe DiMaggio - to whom she had been married before Miller - was a big support for her during this period. That said, her relationship with DiMaggio has been the subject of several controversial rumors over" 
More Rare Marilyn Monroe Rare Photographs Up Shortly

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

"First Sunrise KW 2018"

"Cormorant with an Itch"

"Custom House WaterSide"

"First Sunrise"

"Hemingway House"
More of Bob Slitzan Up Shortly


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

WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433

Like Pt. 1 we start with a Few Pics of the Final Set/s

Christine Cordone Smith & Wilhelmina Lopez Martin

More Up Shortly

The Talent : 
Live Performances by: Billy Currington, Joe Tripp, Rob Benton & Friends, Coffee Butler, Cliff Sawyer, Sheldon Benton, Larry Smith, Ben Harrison, Bubba System, Nick Norman, Larry Baeder, Bill Blue, Christine Cordon Smith ,Robert Albury, K-Mac (Christine McNamara) Clayton Lopez, Mina Lopez-Martin, & More!

Some of the Volunteers : Laurie Thibaud, Bernadette Restivo, Nicolette Alex-Smith, Sheila Sands-Devendorf, Charlie Mench, Leslie Concepcion, Michael Naughton, Marie Welsh, Steve Miller, Jim Gilleran, & Karen Elizabeth Vaught, Jeremy Wilkinson, Lynn Wanous, Judy Brown, Mary Simmons, Ruth Finch-Holland, Currie Wayne Clayton
IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ANYTIME DURING THIS MULTI-PART Feature ; that you can still DONATE ; simply click any of the Website Listings here ... WWW.KEYWESTCARE.COM 

Next Parts of the Key West Cares Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at The Key West Theater will begin from the Beginning of the Concert and end with the Stage Full of Artists.

Part 2 : 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.




We have 3 More of the 25 Top Prototypes Up Shortly

Part 3 of 3

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.

Cori Convertito at the Last "Happy Hour with the Historians"  "Ernest Hemingway Early Days in KW"

The Next 3 Events Below : are Described in Detail from Materials sent to us from Carol Tedesco & Cricket Desmarais. This Accompanying material due to Space Constraints are found at the very end of this Issue

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 below at the Very End of this Issue inc. Historic KWAHS Walks .

Nina Newton ; for the Next Two Weeks She is at the Gardens Hotel Cabaret Lounge on Tuesday (10/1 & 8), Wednesday (10/2 & 9), & Thursday (10/3 & 10)

With Liza Jane Catana and Nina's Sister Naomi at their Gigs at Little Room Jazz Club. When I started the Feature I did not expect it to also be a Modeling / Fashion Feature; "Go Girls"

with Belle Jampol


WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.
We had a 3 Part / 3 Week Feature on the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory ; If you go to the Past Blast Section; and click the last 3 Issues you'll see some great Pictures..Of course ; you can also go to their website and Facebook; and Of Course You Must Visit in Person 


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

Here is one of the Most Recent E-Mail Campaigns from the KWFF Giving us Info. on some of this Year's Films. 
33 East Quay Rd. 305-809-4750

Discovery Saturday from 10-11 a.m. is hosted by the Dolphin Research Center, and children will discover the amazing abilities of dolphins. "Diving Dolphins" will include a game of "Guess the Skull" and other activities to teach children about dolphin biology. Space is limited. The Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center, operated by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, hosts Discovery Saturday for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on the third Saturday of each month. Located in NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West, the Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges.

 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 Drunk Hemingway

Cast of "First Love"

More from the Tropic 72 HR. Film Challenge Up Shortly

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

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

"Without Borders" Unique Acrylic on Paper 20 X 16 M261890

"Cosmic Series" Unique Mixed Media on Paper 16 X12 M394216

"Homage to Degas :Dance Ballet Rehearsal" Unique Mixed Media on Paper  16 X 20 M409392

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


A few More Features in the Next Issue

Photographs Taken from Drones

One of our Favorite Monthly Events "Meet the Current Residency Artists : In The CourtYard" from TSKW.  NEW VENUE Right Next to their Large Complex on Simonton & Eaton  529 Eaton St.. TSKW Deputy Director Elena Devers Introducing this Months Residents :  Artist Cynthia Back and Film Maker Anayansi Prado

Cynthia Back
Anayansi Prado

Also in the Next Issue
Once again ; to a 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

Also in the Next Issue
Pushed Back a Few Weeks Now ; I'll Def. Have this Feature in the Next Issue :

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 10 Photos. Here is just One...A Few of the Editors at Groovy History that has done work in many of the Features : Lyra Radford, Karlin Moorhead, & Rebecca Knott.

There's no topping the Hollywood legend. The onscreen chameleon has been the sweet brunette, the foxy redhead, and the blonde bombshell. Her sexy, throaty singing voice had the public referring to her as the 'female Elvis' and her love for motorcycles earned her a daredevil reputation.
Ann-Margret is an actress, singer, and dancer. Oddly enough, George Burns helped launch her singing career, and from there she went on to conquer acting. Soon she had a seven-year film contract from 20th Century Fox and was starring alongside Elvis, Jack Nicholson, and John Wayne. She earned an Oscar nomination for Carnal Knowledge and was even invited to serenade President John F. Kennedy at his 46th birthday party (a year after Marilyn Monroe did).

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

5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

A recent event involving MCSO Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Florida with "Tip A Cop" Proceeds Benefiting Special Olympics at Boondocks Grille & Draft House
Officers Donny Barrios and Jonathan Crane

Next Week the MCSO Weekly Feature will have Special Olympians like Dianne Russell Visiting NSA KW SouthernMost Air Spectacular.

Please take a look at this 2.5 Minute Video of Our Sheriff; Hit SHERIFF Link. Next Issue : More Great Deeds that Sheriff Ramsay and the MCSO Troops Perform.


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

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

We have Two Features from The College ' The First One is from The Ceramic / Pottery Class run by Ann Labriola with Raku Ceramic Works .  They have a Yearly display in the College Library.  The Exhibition is finishing soon; and many of the works were Sold; before I did this Feature

The College of the Florida Keys (Formerly Known as FKCC) had a Haiku Poem Reading the Night Before Poet B.H. Fairchild Appeared at TWT.  Complimentary Reading at TWT for Poet Chelsea Rathburn Wed. Oct.9 6-8pm

Carter Nasser


Mercedes Beger

Poetry Department Professor Emily Weekley
Free Poetry Reading at Tennessee Williams Theater by Chelsea Rathburn Oct. 9 6-8P..See the Material Amber just sent over ; a Little Further Down



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.
(Photo by Ralph DePalma) 
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.


We now Continue with Part 1 of 3 Rare Photos of Marilyn Monroe

"In the Early Days : some of Monroe's bad press may have been down to anxiety rather than lack of talent. "I liked Marilyn, but she was God-awful to work with," her one time co-star Richard Widmark told The Daily Telegraph in 2002. "Impossible, really. She would hide in her dressing room and refuse to come out."

"Joe DiMaggio's short-lived marriage (Marilyn's 2nd.) was apparently both passionate and tumultuous. Reportedly, the baseball star had certain hang-ups about his wife's public persona - so much so that the relationship began to turn sour. In fact, legend has it that DiMaggio wanted Monroe to be a housewife rather than an actress. But Monroe was a sex symbol, and being flirtatious was part of her"

"One of her First Co-Stars Richard Widmark Continues to Say
And Monroe's deeper personal issues couldn't be hidden from her co-stars, either. "When she finally would show up, she was a nervous wreck," Widmark continued. "It was all a result of fear. She was insecure about so many things and was obviously self-destructive. She was a wounded bird from the beginning."

We Continue with Rare Photos of Marilyn Monroe Edited & Originally Published by Sarah Jones in the Next Issue


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 

Fall 2019 Weekend Sale : Oct.4,5 &6
Then a Carry Over Weekend Sale : Oct 11,12 & 13
The Searle Brothers Nursery & The Rainforest Collection will be a Vendor in November for the Key West Garden Club Annual Exhibition and Sale
at West Martello Gardens 
Sometime Early 2020 Jeff, Larry & Crew will be back in West Martello Gardens to Hold their Own Annual Key West Sale. As my regular readers know I have beautiful Gardens ; and much of my Stock is from Searle Brothers Nursery.  I am so looking forward to visiting their Spread in SW Ranch.

Here are just a few of their Large Selection




More Up Shortly
Part 2 of Bob Slitzan's On-Line Photographic Exhibition

"Mangrove Reflected Sunrise"

"Mermaid & The Alligator




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

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

Part 5
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

More Hurricane "Dorian" Relief Benefit Concert Up Shortly

Executive Dir. of the Tropic Cinema Michael Marrero and Owner & Executive Dir. of the XP Theatre Bob Bowersox (who always comes to the 72 Film Challenge)

"The Cast of Drunk Hemingway"

Jill and Sean takes a few hrs off from their running the Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront

Billy Kearins Founder and Creative Dir. of Coast Projects & Friends in "Keezy Rider"


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.

Reception Oct. 3 6-8PM  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.

The Next Issue will have Photos from the Very First "Residents on the Porch" from the TSKW New Addition to their Eaton St. Complex (Taking over the Hotel that has a really nice Backyard). Here are the Two Recent Residents. 

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 Special Events from TSKW
Oct. 3-28 (Reception 10/3) "Insects and Angels"
Oct. 3- 28 (Reception 10/3) "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

We Continue with Top 25 Manufacturer Prototypes
Part 3 : 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.

See the September 9 Issue for Part 1
2017 Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

See Part 2 of the Top 25 Prototypes in the Sept 23 Issue

Genesis Essentia
Here is the Last 3 Prototypes in our 3 Part Feature



BMW 100



281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Here is the Feature from Curator Cori Convertito PHD and her KWAHS Series " Happy Hour with the Historian". This event was done a few weeks ago and was Titled "The Early Years of Ernest Hemingway in Key West". 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"

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 Desmaris
sent us.  It will come right after the Weekly Section on Art Galleries

More from Pt. 5 of the Gold Coast Cruisers Classic Car Show in Glen Cove , LI NY featuring 750 Classic Cars from 1930-Now. But First a few Pictures of the Key West Cares Bahama Relief Concert

An Evening with Coffee Butler & Friends at The Key West Theater Sun. 9/29  Doors Open at 7pm and Concert at 9pm. Here is the Link from KWT fro this event

More Up from Key West Cares and The Key West Theater
WWW.KEYWESTCARES.COM  (You Can Make a POST Concert Donation)

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 5
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.


Photo & Article by Alyson Crean
Last week one of the Features in this Section from Alyson Crean is the Welcoming of the New City Manager Greg Veliz. Also above is Asst. City Mgr. Patti McLauchlin Here is the Link to the Entire Sept. 23 Issue to read the Story
Click this Video Link sent over from Carol Tedesco about the Fire Truck
This Week an Article about the Retirement of City Mgr. Jim Scholl
In the photo Below: Commissioners Gregory Davila, Jimmy Weekley and Mary Lou Hoover, retiring City Manager Jim Scholl, City Manager Greg Veliz, and City Commissioners Sam Kaufman, Billy Wardlow, and Clayton Lopez.
Photo and Story by Alyson Crean
City Manager Greg Veliz and the Key West City Commission took the opportunity of a recent commission meeting to honor retiring City Manager Jim Scholl.  Veliz recalled that, when Scholl was hired in 2007 after retiring from the Navy, staff wondered what he would bring to the table.  "Jim Scholl very quickly showed us that things were going to be done correctly," said Veliz. "While he allowed us to do our jobs, he expected there to be no question when it came to honesty, fairness, and transparency."
Scholl came to the City shortly after his retirement as a Captain in the Navy. His last post had him serving as the Commander of the Naval Air Station Key West.   When his contract expired in 2012, Scholl again retired, this time from the City. However, after two years, Mayor  Emeritus  Craig Cates asked him to return to the City to help rectify some issues that arose during that interim.  Scholl's temporary contract was extended, and he's served another five years.  "I could sit here and talk all day and not fully explain what Jim Scholl has meant to the City of Key West and to me personally," said Veliz.  Thanking him for his kind words, Scholl said, "This isn't a one-man job, and it never has been. It's all about the team we've put together.  "This team," Scholl continued, "does a lot every day. Every department in this City deserves recognition and respect for all of the accomplishments of the last 12 years."  Veliz said Scholl is "the epitome of what it means to be a public servant." With the commissioners and on behalf of the entire City staff, Veliz presented his with a plaque honoring his service.
The plaque reads: "In recognition of your retirement and in appreciation of ten years of dedicated and diligent service to the city and citizens of Key West, for your unwavering support of your peers and for your constant mentoring of City staff."  Scholl's final day with the City is September 30 th .
KW FIRE DEPT & THE CITY OF KEY WEST Proclaims Oct. 6 -12 as Fire Prevention Week
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
Here is One More Time Sensitive Article from Alyson and the City of Key West
"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.


This Issue has a few Close Ups from their Wide Range of Paintings / Photographs After the Link Below to the Betty Boop Feature we did last week from Owner / Artist Don Oriolo who will be visiting Key West in October.
Sept. 23 Issue Link where the Complete Betty Boop Feature can be Found :

Don Oriolo's Father "Joe" Worked for this Classic Animation Group; and Don Continues to work ( as many of his Styles) the Fleischer Studio Style / Genre as a Tribute to his Dad. Don is one of the FEW Approved Artists for Fleischer Studios and King Features.  Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery Owner and Artist is Pleased to Share his Latest Betty Boop Paintings. If you are Interested in Owning any of the Below ; contact James at 305-294-8925 James@zazooArt 

"Curtain Call" Original Mixed Media on Canvas 12 X 16

Photo of Amy Winehouse by Rolling Stone Photographer Terry O'Neill

Painting of Steve McQueen by Stephen Holland

Photograph of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards by Bob Gruen

Wonder Woman by Jim Lee

Bee Gees Signed "Trafalgar" Album
More from Zazoo Up Shortly

We Continue with Classic Cars from Gold Coast Cruisers Up Next but First we continue with the Key West Cares Hurricane Disaster Benefit for The Bahamas. 

Cliff Sawyer, Larry Smith, Clayton Lopez AKA Key West City Commissioner Lopez, Larry Baeder, Bill Blue , Ben Harrison, Lt. Joe Tripp, & Coffee Butler on KeyBoard.  Editors Note : Last Issue's Companion Facebook Page had a 3 Part / Post Feature on this Concert with about 120 Photographs. I apologize to a few Musicians in my Photos that I could not Identify ; Hopefully in the next few weeks I will add in some on Idents as well as YOU may want to do in my Facebooks Posts.

Yes; a Very Long Standing Ovation.  OUTSTANDING JOB. 


We Continue with Part 5
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

Bahama Village Music Program kicks of 20th season with 7th Annual  Sugarloaf Oktoberfest celebration. More Details in the Lead Feature we did on BVMPKW further UP.



Further UP are many Events and Exhibitions from  KWAHS ; and greater detail on many of these events are at the End of This Issue......


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.  PS  : The Next KWBG Luncheon at The Beachside Marriott is Wed. Oct.2 with Executive Dir. of AH Monroe Co. Scott Pridgen Bringing the 4 candidates

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.

We Continue with just a few of the Hundreds of Photographs and Art from ZAZOO

"Family Star" by Don Oriolo

"To Have or Have Not" by Don Oriolo

"Wildstyle" by Tracy 168

"Original Peanuts Strip" by Charles Shultz

"Does This Make Me look Fat" by Tom Everhart

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 


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

More Up Shortly


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 


Steve Miller from US1 Radio Introducing Ben Harrison and Larry Baeder

Radio Celebrity Gary EK from the X 104.9 and Steve Miller US 1 Radio Chat about Hot Dogs.
A Bidding on a Party Provided by Joe Sweeny's Weeney's with Musician Extraordinaire Larry Baeder 

A few More Pics of the 50/50 Raffle ( worth $600) & The Bidding on the Hot Dog Party after this Break from United Way and FKSPCA

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


Kate Miano Bidding on the Hot Dog Party which is fairly Funny since Kate is one of the Elite Party Throwers in Key West

Volunteer Karen Elizabeth Vaught (Black & White Dress) Congratulates the 50 / 50 Winner (Black Dress) Marie Welsh ; also a Volunteer.

Larry Smith having a Laugh with Kate Miano; Of Course Kate Donates Hundreds of Thousands & and Of Course Donates her 4 Star Resort as the Host Venue to many Non-Profit Organizations.

More Up Shortly ; to Make Post Event Donations go to any of the website Links I have for Key West Cares   WWW.KEYWESTCARES.COM


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 Next Issue will have Updated Info on this Test Project. The Test Project has Been Extended to November and will start at 5PM ONLY The First Weekend of October & First Weekend of November 2019. These Special Event Weekends will also pay homage to a Not for Profit Organization every Month; as well as Providing Additional Entertrainment / Visuals  and things to do on The Mall .


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. You can also See Peter's Photos in the Konk Life Publications.

(Top-L) Kevin Theriault, Exec. Dir. of the Key West Business Guild, Christopher Elwell of Royall Furniture, and Virginia Panico, Executive VP of the Key West Chamber of Commerce were proud to hold an annual  joint mixer of the two organizations at Royal Furniture.
(Top-R) Christopher Elwell and his furry pal Royal were proud to host the highly successful joint mixer of the Key West Chamber of Commerce and the Key West Business Guild at his furniture store.

( Above-L) Kristen Livengood and Stephanie Scuderi visited during a recent after hours mixer.
(Above-R) Michelle Finer and Dr. Debra Ling at Royal Furniture during a combined after hour mixer.


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


New 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

Our last Part of Part 5 From the Gold Coast Cruiser Show in this Issue. Look for Part 6 in Our Next Issue..Only 600 Classic Cars to Go.

Pres. Don

Note Although These Cars look very Similar Above & Below They are Two different Cars

Part 6 Next Issue


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Luncheon 10/2 at The Marriott Beachside (Special Guests Exec. Dir. AH Monroe Co. Scott Pridgen & The 4 Candidates Running for the 2019 K&Q Fantasy Fest.
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 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


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

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The White Rabbit's Wonderland: A Burlesque Parody 

Take a trip down the rabbit hole into a world of wonder and whimsy! A world where the March Hare dances with a bare derrière and tea parties are way more tasty when the Mad Hatter is only wearing pasties. "The White Rabbit's Wonderland" kicks off at 8:00pm Wednesday, October 23rd at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and runs for three evening performances. The show, featuring a hit-list of favorite local performers, international burlesque superstars, amazing aerial acrobats, brings all your favorite Wonderland icons to life.
Songstress extraordinary, Shelly Watson host the show as the famed white rabbit, and is supported by local comedian, Steve Crane, as the March Hare . Long time Key West Burlesque performers, Moana Amour and Tatah DuJour are joined by special guests Aurora Natrix and Frankie Markstone who will have your screaming "of with your clothes" instead of "off with their heads"! The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers parody the ensemble cast of the cherished tale including the tweedles, and other curious characters like you've never seen before.
The show runs October 23-25 at the Key West Theater. Doors open at 7:30, show begins at 8pm. Tickets ($45-$75) are available online at 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 for the Headdress Ball 2019 Program, (Perhaps Roberta & Peter have extended This Deadline 
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)..

        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; 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

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
Monday, Sep 30 & 10/7 James King III, 5-7 pm, Tuesday, Oct 1 & 10/8 Nina Newton, 5-7 pm, Wednesday Oct 2 & 10/9, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm, Thursday, Oct 3 & 10/10 Nina Newton, 5-7 pm, Fantasy Fest King Candidate Ryan Event,  Friday Oct 4 & 10/11 Michael Robinson 5-7 pm Above on the Left is Michael Robinson with Michael & Eric), Saturday Oct 5 & 10/12 Bobby Green 5-7 pm, Sunday Oct 6 & 10/13 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 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays , & Thursdays The Next Two Weeks; Maybe More or Perhaps she goes back to Just Thursdays...I believe she is in Baseball Terms : The Pinch Hitter 


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 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