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Mar 112018
Review of South Florida Symphony Orchestra Concert

by Malcolm R. Willison……. There was a packed hall at the Tennessee Williams Theatre on College Road for a concert by the renowned South Florida Symphony Orchestra on February 28 First to be heard was a movingly subdued and atmospheric introductory string elegy by contemporary composer Lisa Nardi. It was dedicated to those who lives were lost or injured in the then-recent shooting at the Parkland school. From there the conductor of the South Florida Symphony, Sabrina María Alfonso, took expressive, sinuous lead of a [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help in Tire Slashing Case [Surveillance Video]

Sheriff’s Office deputies are hoping someone can help identify the man seen in this video and still frame photograph vandalizing a Jeep. The incident occurred at 2:50 a.m. on March 2 on 20th Street on Lot 15 in Marathon. The suspect may be driving a white Ford F-350–type truck with dually rims. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 305-289-2430. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a Crimestoppers tip leads to an arrest, the caller [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Sheriff’s Office to Hold Vehicle Auction

The Sheriff’s Office will be auctioning off a number of surplus vehicles, including a Mull10K Forklift, Hydraulic Platform Stand and a Semi-Tractor, via sealed bids this month. Anyone interested in participating in the auction can find a list of the items to be auctioned on the Sheriff’s Office website, Bidding instructions and forms are also available on the website, or can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters building at 5525 College Road on Stock Island. Anyone with questions can contact Fleet Manager Johnnie Young at 305-293-7477 or [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
March Cemetery Stroll

HISTORIC KEY WEST CEMETERY STROLL March 24 The final Cemetery Stroll to be offered this season at the Historic Key West Cemetery will take place on March 24th. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling 305-304-1453. Among the gravesites to be visited are those of the Richard Moore Kemp, Lang Millian, the Gato plot, and [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Call for “Kinetic Coaches”-Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Stipends for Artist-in-Schools Program in Conjunction with the Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade

Are you an artist with a knack for engineering and teaching others the nuts and bolts of how things work? Key West Art & Historical Society is preparing to celebrate its Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, with events set for May 4-6, and is looking for “Kinetic Coaches”—artists that will lead local school STEAM class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) teams in creating parade entries. “Artists will share their ideas and skills with the students, keeping them motivated and the project [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Triple-Academy Award-Winning Film “The Rose Tattoo” Featured in Three Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Events

On March 16, at 10:00am and March 18 at 2:00pm, curator Dennis Beaver will lead tours focused on “The Key West Filming of ‘The Rose Tattoo’” at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Ave. The Museum tour provides participants with background details on the making of the film and prepares them to note interesting features of “The Rose Tattoo” film that will play at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street, Monday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. Key West Art & Historical Society presents these events as part of the annual 2018 Tennessee Williams Birthday [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Time for a Change? Womankind Offers Free Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Presentation and Open House

Women impacted by menopausal symptoms can discover means to potential relief on Wednesday, March 28 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Womankind, with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Program presentation. The open house and meet-and-greet with Medical Director Dr. David Forest and Medical Assistant Annie Caridad will feature a brief presentation with time for questions and answers following, along with supplemental holistic measures women can implement to support themselves during these difficult times. The symptoms of menopause are not for the faint of heart; hot flashes, [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Key West Art & Historical Society Celebrates Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!” Exhibit

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!,” a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explores his pop art style across several different mediums.  The exhibit opens Friday, April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Spanning nearly four decades in Key West, Captain Outrageous imprinted his indelible mark on the island with both his colorful artwork and personality.  He made the world his [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Coffee Butler & Friends Return to the Key West Theater 

After five sellout concerts Lofton Coffee Butler and Friends returns to the Key West Theater March 18th. The legendary entertainer was born and raised in Key West, Coffee has performed here all his life retiring in 2005.  He was featured in the recent release of “The Soul of Key West, Volume II”. Family and friends called him Loffy except for one friend that kept mispronouncing Loffy as “Coffee.” Soon the name “Coffee” stuck. Later, when he was playing at the Hukilau, the owner’s girlfriend said that [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
Local Award-Winning Dance Company Takes the Stage at Tennessee Williams Theater

On Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30pm, The CoffeeMill’s pre-professional ‘Young Dance Collective’ and visiting guest artist Mary Kay Cottrill will take the stage at Tennessee Williams Theater for an evening of performance, offering excerpts from the ballet “Paquita” and original works from their repertoire under the direction of Joseph Goodman, including choreography created by company member Tori Gregg performed to live piano composed by student musician Kryzstof Madro. The Young Dance Collective – Vivian Carper, Katiana Casler, Ryan Fossum, Tori Gregg, Madison Harding, Reese Kight, Isabella Nodal, [continue reading…]

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Mar 112018
SALT Gallery Features Two Artists in March

For the month of March, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., will feature a new collection of whimsical mixed media paintings by local artists Marlene Koenig and Lenny Addorisio. To celebrate Marlene and Lenny’s new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th. Marlene Koenig grew up surrounded by art in the form of the patterns and shapes of her father’s blueprints and the colors and textures of her mother’s fabrics. Her pieces are ethereal and inspired [continue reading…]

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