Apr 062018
 
Afro Roots Fest Heads to the Florida Keys for Multiple Events 

The annual Afro Roots World Music Festival has celebrated the evolution of African culture by featuring some of the best performers from the Caribbean, the Americas and Africa during the last two decades. For the first time in its 20-year history, Afro Roots Fest is to travel to the Florida Keys for a variety of events from late April through early June. The regional tour includes a full slate of attractions Saturday, April 28, at Islamorada’s eclectic Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, 151 Morada Way between mile [continue reading…]

 April 6, 2018  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #263, Music, Special Event, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
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…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #259, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Magnolia Band

B.O’s Fishwagon Caroline & William Sts. Key West, FL Thursday 3/15 6 – 9 PM Magnolia Duo Key West Bite 920 Caroline St. Key West FL Monday 3/19 7 – 9 PM Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of classic country, Cajun, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin, world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, and Kit Garovoy on drums. they play good time music sure [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:27 am Issue #259, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Eroica Trio to Give Impromptu Concert Performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on March 11

Piano and string ensemble, the Eroica Trio, will appear in Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The concert will be the fifth of the 2018 Impromptu Concert season, which is celebrating the centennial of the late composer Leonard Bernstein, a frequent visitor to Key West. The trio, consisting of Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin; and Sara Sant’Ambroglio, cello, have been enchanting audiences around the world with their musical exuberance and technical virtuosity for decades. In 1991, the trio won [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #258, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Magnolia Band

B.O’s Fishwagon Caroline & William Sts. Key West, FL Thursday 3/8 6 – 9 PM Key West Bite 920 Caroline St. Key West FL Monday 3/12 7 – 9 PM Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of classic country, Cajun, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin, world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, and Kit Garovoy on drums. they play good time music sure to get [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #258, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242018
 
"UNDYING LOVE, A KEY WEST MUSICAL" PREMIERES AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST

Undying Love | A Key West Musical from Wonderdog Studios on Vimeo. BUY TICKETS: tskw.org Writer Ben Harrison tells the true story of Count von Cosel and Elena Hoyos, and a passion that defied death. The richly reimagined, darkly humorous, true tale of the extreme lengths one man was willing to go for love. “Undying Love: A Key West Musical,” written by Ben Harrison, premiered February 14 at The Studios of Key West, and runs for a limited engagement of ten shows through March 3. It [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2018  Posted by at 12:39 am ~ Artists ~, Issue #251, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242018
 
Magnolia Band

B.O’s Fishwagon Caroline & William Sts. Key West, FL Thursday 3/1 6 – 9 PM Key West Bite 920 Caroline St. Key West FL Friday 3/2 7 – 9 PM Key West Bite 920 Caroline St. Key West FL Monday 3/5 7 – 9 PM Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of classic country, Cajun, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin, world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2018  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #257, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 182018
 
Katona Twins Give Impromptu Concert Performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Feb. 25

Hungarian guitar duo Katona Twins will appear in Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The concert will be the fourth of the 2018 Impromptu Concert season, which is celebrating the centennial of the late composer Leonard Bernstein, a frequent visitor to Key West. This music act, comprised of Péter and Zoltán Katona, has been described as “the classical world’s best-known guitar duo.” These identical twins were born in Budapest, Hungary, where they [continue reading…]

 February 18, 2018  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #256, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 112018
 
Gayla Morgan Performs with Western Wind on Feb. 11

Key West singer Gayla Morgan will take the stage with a cappella song stylists Western Wind at an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The concert is the third of the 2018 Impromptu Concert season, which is celebrating the centennial of the late composer Leonard Bernstein, a frequent visitor to Key West. Morgan, a soprano, began her career in composing and arranging by drawing on her experience as a professional violinist, to create string charts for several [continue reading…]

 February 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #255, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272018
 
John David Baird Presents: "For Love of Art Song" -- Sunday February 4th

For Love of Art Song by John David Baird – Tenor Performing at the 300 seat Sanctuary Saint Pauls Episcopal Church 401 Duval Street Key West, FL 33040 Sun, February 4, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM EST Hear some of the most beautiful and classic Art Song by Master composers of the past. John David Baird, tenor formerly of the METropolitan Opera will sing French and Italian pieces by Reynaldo Hahn (Venezia series), Ernest Chausson (Le temps des lilas), Claude Debussy (Beau soir) and [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2018  Posted by at 12:58 am Issue #253, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272018
 
Key West’s ‘Remembering Lenny’ to Highlight Leonard Bernstein Centennial

“West Side Story” composer Leonard Bernstein’s “Key West–side story” is to be spotlighted for music lovers during “Remembering Lenny” and other offerings exploring the American musical icon’s work and the ways the island city influenced it. Spearheaded by Key West’s Impromptu Classical Concerts organization, the events celebrate the centennial of Bernstein’s 1918 birth. According to Impromptu Concerts’ George Korn, Bernstein’s first published piece of music, “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano,” was written during his initial visit to Key West in 1941. He also began a [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2018  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #253, Music, What To Do No Responses »