Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Florida Historian Tom Hambright as Distinguished Speaker Series guest on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00pm at Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street,where he will share “The Rest of the Story,” an examination of significant Key West history events, presented in the tradition of the late, famed radio newscaster Paul Harvey.
by Thomas L. Knapp……. Things that make me go hmmm … The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, adds conservative writer Kevin D. Williamson to the publication’s masthead. An odd choice, it seems to me. I’m a fan of both the magazine and the writer, and for similar reasons, but they make an odd match.
Indoctrinated “blank slates” consumed with EGO driven ideas, desires, compulsions and fears, lacking depth, experience and the practical wisdom that comes with age and acquired knowledge, have been inserted into leadership positions by an eager media and encouraging politicians grateful to have their personalized agendas advanced.
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 explore his pop art style across several different mediums. The exhibit opens Friday, April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The Green Parrot Bar kicks off the exhibit’s opening at 4:30pm with “The Last Straw” Happy Hour, celebrating what would have been Captain’s 78th birthday and named as an homage to his infamous White Street eatery. Attendees are [continue reading…]
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…]
Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for Saturday, May 5. Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age are welcome to enter this pedaled or pushed sculpture parade (think art with parts that move).Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members. Cash [continue reading…]