The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
Nov. 12, 2018


Michael Cheval at Wyland Galleries in Key West Nov. 16-18. We've been Featuring His Paintings. Here is Part 3 of 3

The Inter-Faith Gathering for The Tree of Life

Pictured here is the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in The Sandpiper 1965, in which she starred alongside Richard Burton. In it, "A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California."  Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend.
PART 12 of The Groovy History's " A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photos" 

The Annual Ocean Fest in Islamorada Dec. 1  11a-5p (More Below)

The Key West Public Library in their Palm Gardens Features Author Matthew Pitt Nov. 14 at 6PM

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow (More Below)

Part 3 : The 2018 WomanKind BraZaar Fundraiser (More Below)

Pt. 4 of our On-Line Photographic Feature "Old Items that are No Longer Produced and Probably Forgotten"

"Cruise to the 40's" 12/5
Just a Few of the Many Events from KWAHS
March 6, 2019 "Tennessee Williams Kick Off Birthday Bash" 6-8PM ; Every Year a Real Treat at Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt's Palacial House 1207 Whitehead Street; Thanks Boys...Count Me In...
You Go Girl
Our New Look Key West Arts & Historical Society (KWAHS) Sections
(Upper-L) Upcoming Exhibition 12/7-2/10/19 "Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell" (Upper-R) One of 9 Current Exhibitions Detailed in our Issues

"Elements in Poetry" by Rosalind Brackenbury Sat. & Sun. 11/17 & 18 10a-2p
"Layering in Encaustics" by Cricket Desmarais Thur. 11/29 1-3p
Our New Look The Studios of Key West  (TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes 

WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM NOV. 14-18.  An Amazing Line Up of Films  Announced for the 2018 KWFF (Must Attend)

Extensive Coverage of the Super Boat International 38th. Annual Key West Championship.  Many Photos in the Nov. 19th & 26th. Issues.

KWAHS Celebrates Holidays with Concert & Bazaar at Custom House Museum

NAS Key West High Intensity Jet Training

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM As Usual has Many Local Stories, Photos and Videos ( More Below)

Gabriella Wilson

Paul Carmichael

A Group Show from the Artists of Frangipani Gallery  (More Below) + The Nov. 19th Issue will Feature Part 1 of 3 from the Works at the Group Show.

The Key West Coffee Mill Young Dance Collective
 takes the stage Friday November 16th and Saturday 17th for their 4th Annual Concert at Tennessee Williams Theatre.

  WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The TDC's "Keys Traveler" Monthly On-Line Publication.  Go to their Weekly Section to Read All the Features (Links) for their November Issue.

Last Saturday Sean P. Callahan Had a Reception for his Latest Exhibition "The Bear Show" at Dog Tired Studio on 1011 Whitehead St. (More Below) ;Plus Next Week we Start Part 1 of 3 The Companion On-Line Art Exhibition from Dog Tired & the "The Bear Show".

WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events & Hundreds of Photo Galleries.

Koi Koi Koi by Linda Egan Acrylic on Canvas

"Minstrel in My Mind" by Carrie Disrud  Acrylic on Canvas

2019 Florida Keys Council of the Arts : Members and Friends Show.  Encompases the Entire Gato Building.  We'll be Featuring ALL The Works in the next 3 Issues.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7955 Weekly.  In this Issue : November 12, 2018 : Extensive Coverage & Photos from the Election Night Broadcast, The Key West Film Festival 11/14-18 ( Amazing Line Up of Films & Events), Part 12 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photos", Inter-Faith Gathering of Thoughts / Prayers for The Tree of Life Victims & Families, MOTE's Annual Ocean Fest 12/1 in Islamorada, KW Public Library Presents Author Matthew Pitt 11/14 in their Palm Garden,"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Pt. 3 WomanKind's "BraZaar" with over 25K Raised, Pt. 4 of 5 "Old Items that are No Longer Produced & Perhaps Forgotten", Our New Look KWAHS & TSKW Sections, 38th. Annual Super Boat Int. KW Championship, Frangipani Group Show, Sean P. Callahan's "The Bear Show" at Dog Tired Studio, Florida Keys Council of the Arts Members & Friends Exhibition "Navigating New Waters", Jodell Roberts KWAHS "The Lensless Eye : Pinhole Photography" Workshops,  WWW.THBLUEPAPER.COM has many Local News Stories / Photos & Videos,

WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG  ,  WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM  Many Photo Galleries and Extensive Calendar of Events, KW Coffee Mill Young Collective Dancers 11/16 & 17 at TWT, Skipper Kripitz Gigs inc. 11/13 "League of Crafty Musicians" at Virgilios, 
  WWW.FLA-KEYS.ORG   Nov. "Keys Traveler",  OIRF (Old Island Restoration Foundation : The Oldest House 322 Duval St.) Kick Off House Tours Party 11/15, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden's Plant Sale 11/17, Carla from The Tropic Cinema Tells us about the Trop Post Renovations Plans, South Florida Symphony Orchestra 11/29 with Angelo Xiang Yu ( Violin), 
Andy Thurber's "Paris with Cayo Hueso Spice at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene,  Anne McKee Artist Fund Call for Artists ( Event 2/13/2019), Marc House Plant Store Christmas Tree Sale, Conch Pride Flag , City of Key West Weekly Section, The Next Artisan Market (Now at Higgs Beach) 12/2,

Hemingway Scholar / Writer / Actor Brian Gordon Sinclair is Going to Cuba 12/1 and You're Invited, 
KW Garden Club's Plant & Flower Sale at West Martello Gardens 11/16 & 17, 
FKSPCA's "Parade of Paws" 12/15 + Pics of Dogs and Cats for Adoption, "Preserve Island Life"
, Keys Community Band First Concert of the Season in Key Largo 11/24, MCSO Animal Farm 11/11 + "Christmas on the Farm" 12/9, KWBG Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner 12/5 +
Next Mixer at The FireHouse Museum 11/14,  Zazoo Photo and Fine Art Gallery Presents Iconic Steve McQueen Photos, Karen Wray's Collections Gallery, DeLa Gallery & Many More in this Issue, The Gardens Hotel Presents "Jazz in the Gardens" with Scott Marischen & Friends 11/11 5-7:30p & Skipper Kripitz & Friends 11/18, Salt Island Provisions Gallery Presents Chef Martha Hubbard & Captain Karen Luknis, WWW.KWLS.ORG ,
   WWW.CFFK.ORG, AnnaMarie Giordano Tuesdays "Life Drawing Workshops" at Fort East Martello, Bayview Park's "Green Market" Thursdays, 

KW Wildlife Ctr., Key West Theater's Many Outstanding Concerts and Events, Our Weekly "Theatre" & "Hampton's Arts & Culture Sections", Tennessee Williams Museum, KW Art Center & Guild Hall Gallery, 
Last Stand ; Protecting the Keys, Past Issue Links, Bingo on the USCGC Ingham Museum Wednesdays, LKMC "The Pulse" On-Line NewsLetter Link, Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways,    WWW.EQFL.ORG , All Our Theatre Groups, Marathon Garden Club Presents Holiday Bazaar & Rummage Sale 11/24, & More in this Nov. 12, 2018 Issue, Thanks for Reading "The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends" ; Ed

The 2018 Monroe County Elections Results Event. Broadcast Live from the Harvey Government Center Hosted by US 1 Bill Becker and Ezra Marcus & Political Correspondent  Ron Saunders. One of the Largest TurnOuts Ever : 67.84% of the Monroe County Population Voted.

Pres. of Hometown Key West Todd German and Monroe County Commissioner David Rice
GianCarlo Espinosa, Rob O'Neal, Alex Wilson, Mandy Miles

Citizen Reporter Tim O'Hara

Citizen Photographer Rob O'Neal and Konk Life Owner & Editor Guy DeBoer

5 Term Key West Mayor Craig Cates

Reporter Gwen Filosa Far Right
Up Shortly Sunset WaterSports

& their Amazing  Line Up

of ALL Their Water Sports Activities, Cruises & Water Craft Rentals

Next Both of the KW Mayoral Candidates Arrive Together for the Live Broadcast of Election Results at The Harvey Government Center. Also Up Shortly Artist Michael Cheval at Wyland Galleries in KW, Part 12 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photos", Pt. 3 of 3 WomanKind BraZaar, Colleagues of Faith, OIRF Party, Mangia-Mangia Non Profit Org. Dinners, Pt. 4 "Old Items" and a Few Plant / Tree Sales.

Pt. 3 of The Brilliant Art of Michael Cheval in Celebration of his Nov.16 - 18th. Appearance at Wyland Galleries in Key West  
WWW.WYLANDGALLERYS.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
His Works Hang Year Round.

Go back to Recent Issues : Oct. 29 Issue Link : OCT 29 2018  and the Oct. 22 Pt. 2 Issue Link  and the Nov. 5 Issue Link
 to See many additional Paintings. Of course you can see ALL of them by going to his Website; better yet visit Wyland Galleries in Key West Year Round to see Many of Michael Cheval's Paintings and Of course Visit this Brilliant Artists Nov. 16-18 at Wyland.


Part 3 of 3
The Next Section on this Feature in this Issue will have Information on this Annual Event

"Par Fore" Created by Catherine Bouquet. Modeled by Jenn Stefanacci 38C . Accessories : Visor, Glasses, Gloves, Putting Green, Tutu

"Full Tilt" Size 38C by Cricket Desmarais Modeled by Erin McKenna. Accessories : Skirt, Turban, & Glasses

"The Southwest Shimmies" are absolutely Fantastic ; Featuring Leda Naomi Andrews 
, Judith Cisneros, 
Carrie Roth Green, Zurima Cisneros, and Jenna Lademan

"The Solid Gold Dancers" are also absolutely Fantastic Featuring Kyla Piscopink & Kimberly Martin Bryant,

More WomanKind's BraZaar Up Shortly

"A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs" from Groovy History
Many Readers have commented that they are really enjoying this Multi-Part Feature ; here are the Links to the First 11 Parts....
Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link   
Part 2 (  ) was in the Sept 10 Issue . Part 3 was in the Sept 17 Issue
 Part 4 was in Sept. 24
Part 5 Oct. 1
Part 6 Oct 8th
Part 7 Oct. 15
Part 8 Oct. 22 Pt. 1  
Part 9 Oct. 22 Pt. 2
Part 10  OCT 29 2018 
Part 11 Nov. 5th
Get a load of Maxwell Smart, chatting it up on his shoe phone back in 1970. The hit television spy-spoof series Get Smart was created by Mel Brooks and ran for 5 seasons (1965-1970).
Barbara Feldon was nominated for two primetime Emmys for the lovable role of sidekick, Agent 99 to Don Adams' bumbling secret agent, Maxwell Smart. The series was a big hit throughout the 60s, everyone loved its absurdity and the kitsch "high tech" gadgets like the shoe phone and cone of silence. The show was also famous for Adams' catch phrases: "Missed it by that much", "sorry about that chief", and "if you don't mind 99". 
Elvis was actually on the road for the last two New Year's Eve celebrations of his life. It was on December 31, 1975, that he appeared at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. There was an estimated crowd of 60,000 bringing in the new year with 'The King' that night.
On New Year's Eve 1976-Elvis's last New Year's Eve-he once again took to the stage. This show was at Civic Center Arena in Pittsburgh for a crowd of 16,049. Just like the year before, at the stroke of midnight, the crowd joined Elvis in singing 'Auld Lang Syne'. Sadly, Elvis wouldn't live to see another New Year, but his fans were grateful that he chose to share his last two 'New Years' with them. 
Remember these guys? Here we have television's 'CHiPS' officers Jon Baker and Frank Ponch Poncherello aka Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada back in 1977. CHiPs was an action/crime television series that followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. It had very little violence, it was more like a "light drama" with over the top comedic elements. The series ran for six seasons, a total of 139 episodes, plus one reunion TV movie that aired in 1998. It aired on September 15, 1977, and ended May 1, 1983.
After the release of their first album with their hit single, "I Got You, Babe," back in 1965, Sonny and Cher's popularity skyrocketed. The couple began making television appearances and even more performances. It didn't take long for the couple to get their own show. The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show starring the famous couple and ran from August of 1971 until May of 1974. It was canceled due to the couple's divorce, though the duo reunited in 1976 until 1977 for The Sonny & Cher Show, which had an identical format to their old show.
Pictured here is the lovely Dyan Cannon. The actress, director, screenwriter, producer, and editor has been nominated for three Academy Awards over the course of her career. Cannon had appeared on television since the late 1950s but made her film debut in 1960 in The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond. Her first major film role came in 1969's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
On July 22, 1965, she married actor Cary Grant, who was 33 years her senior. She was his fourth wife, and the couple went on to have one daughter, Jennifer (born February 26, 1966). Unfortunately, the divorced on March 21, 1968.
Up Shortly Annie Hall , Diane Keaton, Jerri Hall, Woody Allen, Jim Morrison & the Doors, Jack Klugman ( Quincy M.D.), Linda Ronstadt, Studio 54, Gilda Radner, The Jackson Five, Jerry & Mimi Rubin, Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, and Bill Murray
WWW.OIRF.ORG 305-294-9501
OIRF@OIRF.ORG 322 Duval Street
NOVEMBER 15 5-8PM Click for More Info

Peter Arnow Executive Contributing Editor for this Magazine, Co-Owner of Key West Playbills, Editor of  Our "Photos of the Week", Contributing Photographer for Konk Life, Top Official at KWBG, & wears a few Other Hats.  Sent us the following information and Photos Below. Also a Fast Thank You to Skipper Kripitz for getting our magazine this information in time to get into the Nov. 5th Issue ( that went out Sunday Morning 11/4); which allowed many of our readers to attend. 
Colleagues of faith - 

The Rev Dr. Randy Becker, a Unitarian Minister,  organized the non denomination service at the Congregation B'Nai Zion to remember the Tree of Life Members murdered in Pittsburgh. 
All of Key West's religions were represented at the memorial service for those murdered in Pittsburg. 
There was an overflowing crowd at the Congregation B'Nai Zion on United Street to remember those who were lost in Pittsburg. 
Rabbi Dudai of the Congregation B'Nai and Rev Steve Torrence of the Metropolitan Community Church get ready for the non-denomination service to remember those who were murdered in Pittsburg.
These are from the "Key West Says "No" to Antisemitism service organized by Unitarian Minister the Rev Dr. Randy Becker in front of the Congregation B'Nai Zion on United Street, Sunday Afternoon

 WWW.JEWISHPGH.ORG  412-681-8000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213

Part 4 of   5 "Old Items that are NO LONGER AROUND and Perhaps Forgotten"

Part 5 of 5 in the Nov. 19th. Issue

WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
Native Plant Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest
The Nursery in the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale Saturday, November 17th, from 9 am to 12 pm.  November overstock sale:  1 gallon Black Calabash for $3 and 1 gallon Cocoplum for $5.  There are over 1,500 plants and 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants propagated by volunteers in sizes from one-gallon to 30-gallon pots.  Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  Memberships available on site.  All proceeds directly benefit the Tropical Forest's conservation program. 
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit


WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 305-396-4944

Carla Writes a Nice "What's Going on at The Trop after Their Renovation". Due to the Length this. This Feature will Appear at the Very End of this Issue.


Andy Thurber "Paris with Cayo Hueso Spice" Exhibition Hanging for Many Weeks. 


Adam Scott Rote was in Key West for his Fantasy Fest Exhibition and Oh by the Way to get Married. This Feature Pushed back a few week's; and will probably appear Nov. 19 with Many of his works and the Ceremony

  WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339
. To see a sampling of his Past Series / Projects & New Paintings visit The Key West Gallery; and view WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM  &

 The Nov. 19th. Issue will Feature Adam Scott Rote's Recent Exhibition over Fantasy Fest . Of course his works hang year round at The Key West Gallery.  The Nov. 19th Issue will Feature D. Arthur and Lisa Wilson's Works as well from their visit last Week; and Once again their works hang year round.

ALSO  IN THE NOV. 19th. ISSUE : Part 5 of 6 The Elizabeth Eve ( Evie) King's On-Line Art Exhibition and Her Latest Mystery Novel "The Hollywood Portal" Published by WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM 


WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 305-296-6166
38th. Annual Key West World Championship Nov. 4-11 Truman Waterfront. For Our Sunday Readers : A Full Race Schedule starting at 10AM, 12:30P, 1:30P, & 2:30P. Of Course; you also have access to the Dry Dock Grounds (Gates Open 8AM); where you can get right next to the Boats and Meet the Crews.


 Sean P. Callahan's DOG TIRED STUDIO Last Saturday Opened "The Bear Show"

I attended the Reception and will feature the Multiple Artists Works in the Next Three Weeks.  Of course go to Sean's Studio to see some Stand Out Popping Images. The featured Artists : Chris Lopez, Gregory Little, Sean P. Callahan, Estaban Machado, Elizabeth St. Hillaire, Mark Errol, Jonathan Hoenscheidt, Kristen Norman, Bruce Collini, & A Few More.


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They now have Christmas Trees.

Stephanie Hellstrom sends regards and this Important Announcement from Anne Mckee Artists Fund

The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2019 Fine Art Auction, to take place on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Studios of Key West.  The submission period for artwork is now open and closes  at midnight EST on November 15 
th.   To submit an online application and an accompanying photo(s) via the online entry form, go to  Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 1
Due to space and time limitations, we are only able to accept 50 entries.  The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether or not art submitted will be accepted for auction. 
The annual art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.  Attendees can bid on original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more. 
Each participating artist receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to other Keys artists for select projects.  Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $280,000 since 1994. 
For more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund and its annual auction and artist grants, visit


Steven K. Murray-Smith ; Everyone's Good Friend tells us :
Proudly fly your own Conch Pride Flag.  Locally made of heavy fade-resistant nylon, enjoy this 3' x 5' two sided flag....a symbol of our One Human Family. $99.00 and Shipping available. 
.  To purchase one for additional information email


We Continue with Part 12 of Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photographs"

Here we have actor/director and writer Woody Allen with Diane Keaton who first rose to fame for her work in several of Allen's films, including this one here, Annie Hall in the 1970s. 
In it, Woody Allen plays comedian Alvy Singer who examines his relationship with nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). He speaks directly to the audience reflecting on his life before Annie including his childhood and early adult years before diving into the story of how they met and all the ups and downs that followed.
The Doors formed in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. In addition to being one of the most influential rock groups of the era, they were also among the most controversial. This was mostly due to Morrison's lyrics and highly unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison was found dead of in a bathtub under suspicious circumstances back in 1971, the band's sales went through the roof but they ended up disbanding in 1973. Continuing on as a trio just wasn't going to cut it. 
Quincy, M.E. is a medical mystery-drama television series that aired from 1976 to 1983 on NBC. It stars none other than Jack Klugman, (pictured here) in the title role, as a Los Angeles County medical examiner. One quirk of The Quincy series, is that they often used the same actors for different roles in various episodes. The show follows "the cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder." 
Writers Tony Lawrence and Lou Shaw received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1978 for the second-season episode "...The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone...".
Hasten Down the Wind is Linda Ronstadt's 1976 Grammy Award-winning album. It was her third straight million-selling album, making her the first female artist in history to accomplish this feat. She took home a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female in early 1977, it was her second of 11 Grammys. Over the course of her career she has also won three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award! She has over 30 studio albums and 15 greatest hits albums. In 2014 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.
More 60's & 70's Up Shortly

Brian Gordon Sinclair
Everyone's Friend and Hemingway Historian and Author ; and of course his 20 Years of Performing "Hemingway on Stage"

ON DEC. 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
 More Brian Gordon Sinclair Up Shortly

Look for their 2018 / 2019 Season Schedule 


Fall Plant Sale West Martello Tower Fri. Nov. 16 & Sat. Nov. 17

WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 
The Key West Garden Club will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale at the West Martello Tower in Key West on  Friday, November 16th and  Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Please note that the sale is on Friday and Saturday.  Admission and parking are free.  West Martello is located at 1100 Atlantic Boulevard next to Higgs Beach.
The Garden Club propagation nursery has increased its inventory this year and will sell plants at near-wholesale prices.  Also selling plants this year are Soroa Orchids and Tropilfora.  OFE International, an orchid and horticultural supply vendor, will be making their first appearance at the sale.  Many of our returning local artist vendors will there, as will new artists who are local and from the mainland.  Come and purchase your holiday gifts that include handmade bags, milled wood items, stunning arrays of jewelry, scarves, dog toys, and sea glass items. Lunch items and baked goods are on sale.  Our merchandise booth will provide you with t-shirts, aprons, gardening gloves, and membership applications.
Our Lunch and Learn 30 minute talks will cover native plants, planting a tower vegetable garden, pruning, and a Q&A session on orchids.  Have some lunch and interact with the experts!
We look forward to a great weekend for everyone!

City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Here is also the LINK for their events

Nov. 24, 2018

Season premier Pops in the Park concert will take place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24 th from 4:00 - 5:00 at Founders Park amphitheater.  Free admission.  Along with great band music, special guests include Boy Scouts to present the flag and a couple of kooky clowns to entertain the kids.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic lunch, grab the dog and the family and head out for a FREE outdoor band concert.  For more information, please call Susan Bazin Middle School Band Dir. 305-453-1255 X 57380 follow us on facebook or check out our website at


We Continue with Michael Cheval Appearing at Wyland Galleries in Key West Nov. 16-18

More Cheval Up Shortly..Don't You Just Love His Paintings! A Must Go to Visit Year Round to Wyland Galleries in Key West.

Part 2 in this Issue 2018 "Womankind BraZaar"

Executive Director Cali Roberts

"Wooden Bra" Key's Artist Elizabeth Devries Created an Original Wooden Bra Sculpture. Perked by Key West Art & Historical Society

"SteamPunk Dream"  36C by Denise Delostrinos Modeled by Nikki Beebe.  Accessories : Hat, Bustle made of Ties, and Goggles

"Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200"  36C Created by Debra Joyce . Modeled by Jenn Kellet  Accessories : Hat, Monocle, Gloves, Bow Tie, Skirt, Suspenders. Perked by SouthernMost Insurance

More BraZaar Up Shortly with Melissa Stone and Anastasia Santagate


Everyone's Good Friend Skipper Kripitz sent us a few of his upcoming Gigs.  I particularly enjoy promoting the ensemble Musicians that Skipper puts together for two Reasons : Great Music and Skipper always gives so much of his time to many of the Non Profit I am giving back a little to Skippo and his large Casts of Musicians

At Virgilio's, on Tuesday, November 13th @ 9pm, Skipper's weekly "League of Crafty Musicians" series will present a first  performance, this season, of the Keys premier fusion band, the CRZBs.   Featuring Pat Metheny-inspired, Brazilian-grooved originals, and plenty of Sting, Boz, John Mayer,  Marvin Gaye, Herbie, Chick, John Scofield, Hall&Oates, and Steely Dan. Chris  Burchard, blazes on guitar, Rob DiStaci plays keyboards and sings every note from the heart, Gary Rivenson grooves on the  bass, and skippo drives it home, on drums. So, catch a great nite of soulful rock, brazilian, and funk  fusion, with the one and only CRZBs, on November 13th, at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear). Call 296-1075 for more  info.  Here is a Rare Insight to Equipment Developements in a Musicians Life 
"Any day now,  my new RAV VAST 2 instrument is arriving from Russia, (in Bm,Celtic tuning), & together with the two Pearl metal tongue drums, my synth Korg Wave Drum synth, , & other  musical horizons, I will be weaving some interesting new  sounds this. autumn. I am....thankful.  
Thanks as always for supporting quality , creative live music,...where ever you may find it..."
Virgilio's- every Tues. , @9 PM w/ "League of Crafty Musicians" series:
(Appearing again sometime in Late Nov. / Early Dec. DRAVE TRIO- w/ Michelle Dravis, & Megan Clay
Nov. 13th CRZBs- w/ Chris Burchard, Rob DiStasi, & Gary Rivenson
Nov.20th The Thunderdome of Love RAVE  TRIO- w/ Raven Cooper & Megan Clay

Nov.27th TRIO, w/ Chris Thomas, & Marty Stonely
Waterfront Theatre
Fri & Sat. Nov.16&17th @8pm- "Carmen, By Request" w/ Carmen Rodriguez, Robert Strickland, Joe Dallas, Bobby Nesbitt, Michael Thomas, & Dave Bootle.  Gardens Hotel Jazz Happy Hour  Sun. Nov 18th @5pm-  The CRZBs w/ Chris Burchard, Rob DiStasi, & Joe Dallas.  VIVA's  Fri. Nov. 30th @7pm-  The CRZBs Consort Trio w/ Mark Rose & Chris Burchard


A well run Mayoral Race from Commissioners Margaret Romero and Teri Johnston.  Mayor Teri Johnston takes over for 5 Term Key West Mayor Craig Cates. We Certainly look forward to the continued Great Input  from Margaret Romero that Mayor Johnston has Gladly Welcomed.

Another Term for Holly Merrill Raschein State Representative of the 120th. District

More Election Night Photos Up Shortly

WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300

Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Next one Nov. 11 +

Thanks Hometown and Monroe County Board of Elections for Another Great Year of Your Outstanding Service and Excellent Information. Ed
Hit the Sept 24 Issue Link for Photos of ALL 7 Races showing the Candidates at their Last Q & A Meet The Candidates Event . Also by Going to the Monroe County Board of Elections that Joyce Griffin and her staff Brilliantly Overseas ; you get additional Information


 From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.

  . Next Luncheon is actually the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Dec 5th. at KW Beach Side Marriott 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.. 

 Next Nov. Mixer 11/14 at The KW FireHouse Museum 1024 Grinnel St.
"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.  

"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(L-Bottom) Virginia Wark took home the first place award in this year's Headdress Ball with here rendition of a Key West Monopoly Board.

(R-Bottom) Aqua Night Club's Elle Taylor took home third place in the Headdress Ball with this creation. 

(L-Top) Randy Roberts brought the Headdress Ball audience to its feet with his rendition of Cher. 

(R-Top) Sheila Cullen and friend  really dressed up for this year's Headdress Ball. 



The November 19th Issue will have about a Dozen of their Iconic paintings and photos.

Terence Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 - November 7, 1980) was an American actor. 
He was called " The King of Cool ", whose
 " anti-hero " persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960's and made him a top box-office draw of the 60's and 70's. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in   The Sand Pebbles . His other popular films include " The Cincinatti Kid, 
The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt , The Getaway,  and Papillon , as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world. 
McQueen was an avid motorcycle  and race car  enthusiast. 
When he had the opportunity to drive in a movie,
 he performed many of his own stunts.
We celebrate the life of Steve McQueen by offering these great 
pieces for your collection !
" Steve McQueen and Lola "  

Steve McQueen and his Lola at Riverside Raceway
 in Riverside, Ca. 1966 
Presented as an open edition fine art photographic print. 
Measures approx. 30" x 26" framed. 
  Gallery Price $1195. © 1978 Chester Maydole.
" Steve McQueen - Bullitt "  

Artist Stephen Holland pays tribute to one of the most classic 
Steve McQueen images in this awesome hand enhanced 
Collectors Edition fine art print.
We have Collectors Edition # 7 / 10. 
Measures approx. 39 1/4" x 52 1/2" framed. 
Hand signed by the artist, Stephen Holland.
Limited time special - on gallery inventory only !
 Special  Gallery Price $2550.  © Stephen Holland.
If you are interested in purchasing either of these great Steve McQueen fine art pieces, please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at .
in Either the Nov. 19 or 26th. Issue ; will be 12 Iconic Photos / Paintings from their Gallery.

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions.  Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)

Islands Imagination & Instance Florida Keys Folk Art 7/6-1/9/19 Bryan Gallery
Keys Energy Serv. :Powering Paradise for 75 Yrs. 7/27-11/26 Bumpus Gallery
Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19

Learn the art of pinhole photography in Key West Art & Historical Society workshop led by Jodell Roberts. Dates Below 

Cruise back into the 40s on the S.S. KWAHS at Key West & Historical Society's "Back In Time" Fundraiser
Get decked out in your best evening frock or dinner jacket, gussy up that uniform or swing dress, or break out those zoot and victory suits and "Cruise to the 1940's" with Key West Art & Historical Society's annual "Back In Time" fundraiser for the Custom House Museum, the island's architectural crown jewel located on 281 Front Street. The Wednesday, December 5 event begins with celebratory 5:00pm cocktails on the veranda of the Custom House followed by an elegant evening aboard the SS KWAHS from 6:30pm - 10:00pm, as the Margaritaville Resort and Marina's Grand Ballroom is transformed into an unsinkable luxury cruise liner.  
Attendees can enjoy a divine dinner, swing dancing and music by Southernmost Brass Band, a really swell silent auction, prizes for the best dressed, and presentation of this year's Scotti Merrill Preservation Award while also helping support the 127-year-old Custom House building's ongoing preservation needs. For more information, visit  KWAHS.ORG  or contact Dani Holliday at 305.295.6616 x 114. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

Learn the art of pinhole photography in Key West Art & Historical Society workshop led by Jodell Roberts 
A photo made from a pinhole in a coffee can? Photographer Jodell Roberts will show you how in this Key West Art & Historical Society pinhole photography workshop at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. "The Lenseless Eye" will offer participants a new means of creative expression and image-making through one of photography's oldest methods during this workshop that takes place over two consecutive weekends: Fridays, November 30 and December 7 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays December 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  
"This workshop is an opportunity to experience and explore a different photographic medium, technique and vision. Pinhole photography with film (paper) is a hands-on, self-determining approach to making photographic art," says Roberts. "Being actively involved in every aspect of the photographic process empowers the creator and imbues the work with the essence of the artist."
Register now for this limited-enrollment workshop. Cost for the workshop is $150 for Society members and $165 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit, click 'tickets,' or call Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, extension 115.  Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 

More Events and Exhibitions in their other Weekly Feature Section Up Shortly


Nov. 14 -18

The Kick Off Launch Party is always done 1 month before the event.   The Oct. 29 Issue & Nov. 5th Issues had many Photos from this Event Here are the Links OCT 29 2018 and 
ALSO ; please go to their website to see the AMAZING LINE UP OF 2018 FILMS, PARTIES, EVENTS, AND PANELS.

Here are a few selected Features from the last few E-Mails sent to us from KWFF. At the Very bottom of this Feature is a Link to The Films

Harmony Korine is a 2018 KWFF Golden Key Award Recipient  and we're thrilled to have him in Key West November 16th!  He'll be on stage at the San Carlos Institute for conversation covering his career that began with the cult-classic 
KIDS  and more currently the upcoming release of 
THE BEACH BUM.   The discussion will be moderated by KWFF's long time film critic 
Eric Kohn of IndieWire.  
In fact, Eric just wrote an article about Harmony and the Key West Film Festival the other day.  If you didn't see it, Click Here

Harmony returned to writing and directing film with the story of a very independent man living life by his own rules in 2019's 
THE BEACH BUM.   This project meant spending a lot of time in South Florida with Miami and Key West serving as the backdrop for the film (it's currently in post-production).  You can see the influence that our very own Key West has on the characters, plot, and experiences.  On November 16th we bring you an engaging conversation with Harmony and a tease of 
Matthew McConaughey, Zac Effron,  and
 Isla Fisher  in the film.  Meanwhile, if any of you have good stories of these Hollywood sightings during filming in Key West, we'd love to hear them!

Experience as many of these films and receptions as you want with reserved seating and easy entry with VIP ALL ACCESS or KWFF MEMBERSHIP Package.  Benefits of VIP and Membership also include entry to all the evening receptions inclusive of food and open bar with beer, wine and cocktails.  They are packed with plenty of value and experiences that allow you to fully enjoy the Annual Key West Film Festival where 
A more enhanced KWFF experience and higher level of support of the KWFF is becoming a KWFF Member.  
KWFF 2018 is going to be amazing!  Click PRESS RELEASE and scroll through this email to see why!  Our Annual Critics Focus includes Opening and Closing Night films hand picked by Emily Yoshida of Vulture and Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times.  Who are their top picks of 2018?

ROMA makes its Florida debut November 14th on Opening Night, chronicling the life of a middle-class family in Mexico during the 1970s.  The film by Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron has had several award nominations to date at the Gotham Awards and Toronto International Film Festival.  But its recent win for Best Film happened at the Venice Film Festival, taking home the Golden Lion Award!  Last year Guillermo del Toro took home this coveted prize and we all saw what happened with THE SHAPE OF WATER during awards season!  Will history repeat itself with another KWFF Opening Night Spotlight Selection?

Another Florida Premiere is 
 IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, a film critic selection that will be the Closing Night Spotlight Selection.  It's coming to KWFF before you'll see it in theaters!  
Director Barry Jenkins brings an amazing cast together to tell the story of a woman in Harlem desperately scrambling to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime as the couple expects their first child.  The film has picked up five award nominations at other festivals this year and is generating praise similar to that of 
MOONLIGHT, Barry's 2016 critically acclaimed film.  We love seeing this Florida native continue to direct such powerful, emotional, and moving films.

The KWFF 2018 Centerpiece Screening features the latest film by one of Florida's best known documentarians, Miami-based Billy Corben.  Doping scandals across professional sports have made headlines in recent years, but one New York Yankee baseball player and University of Miami alumni, Alex "A-ROD" Rodriguez is the focus of SCREWBALL.   It's the first domestic screening of the film following its premier at DOC NYC just days prior.

Over 30 years after 
PLATOON followed a young soldier confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man, the KWFF brings you a documentary about the making of the Oliver Stone legendary film.  
BROTHERS IN ARMS is narrated by Charlie Sheen and includes stories and experiences from Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe and Kevin Dillon on the low budget, independently made, Academy Award winning film. 
Actor Tom Berenger received an Oscar nomination for his role in 
PLATOON and we are thrilled that 
Tom will be with us in Key West!

The Key West Film Festival is almost upon us and we are looking for volunteers to help us make this event a great success! If you are interested in volunteering with us this year, please click on the KWFF banner above or click the link below to sign up online!
Thank you for your help! If you have any questions please email 

Lights, Camera, Action!  It's another full day of screenings across all venues starting as early as 11AM!  

6PM at  
San Carlos Institute  is where 
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK  will have its Florida Premiere!  After some Q&A as part of our Critics Focus, we'll get ready for the 
Annual Key West Film Festival Awards  that will take us through the rest of the evening.  
 will host the KWFF for drink specials and a great mix of songs from one of our favorite DJs to close out the night.  That venue was awesome last year and we appreciate all the support from Mangoes!
Click Link for Great Info. on the Films :

Now More of Michael Cheval

Look forward to seeing You Michael in a Few Days; Call me if you need anything for Your Arrival.


Click E-Mail Link for the Latest E-Mail Newsletter / Flyer / Blog from TSKW "Fall and Winter Classes"; from their latest E-Mail telling us about Many Events
Hundreds of Classes Scheduled ; Here are Just a Few.
Classes include Encaustics, Artisan Soap Making, Bunraku-Style Puppetry, Sitcom Writing, Watercolor Painting, Yoga and Poetry, plus classes for kids and teens, like Drawing and Beeswax Selfies...and so much more. With a day trip to Art Basel on December 7,  a Holiday Market on November 24, and the ever-popular Larry Smith Holiday concert on December 14, there's plenty of reasons to take advantage of the preseason sale! 
 You can also call 305-296-0458 or stop by The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street during normal box office hours, Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. 

The Annual Winter Members Shows 
Dec. 6 -27 "Look Upwards, To The Sky" Members Exhibition : Sanger Gallery, XOJ Gallery, Projection & Lobby Galleries

Hit LINK CLASSES for Additional Info.

Just a few of the many Classes : Nov. Boot Camp with Rick Worth, Slow Flow Yoga with Cricket Desmarais, Elements of Poetry with Rosalind Brackenbury, Layering in Encaustics with Cricket Desmarais, December Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Click this Link Below for additional material from one of their latest E-Mailers

Click Above Links for Event Schedule & Click LINK2 for one of the TSKW's Latest E-Mail's with Interesting Information

On view NOV 1-29 

How are we grappling with climate change on individual and collective levels in a place we are actively still creating? Portable Memories in Rising Seas is an ongoing participatory project about sea level rise that connects lived experience with memory and climate change. Uncertainties of climate change are a threat and, at the same time, a catalyst for expression, action, and a renewed sense of belonging. Sponsored by Helen / Ben Harrison Gallery


On view NOV 1-29
When we meet someone, we create somebody that doesn't really exist. As we get to know them, our fantasy is challenged and inevitably, that image disappears. Do we keep our creation alive or replace it with reality? I Don't Want to Lose Her explores this ever-changing perspective. Sponsored : At Home ; I n Key West


On view NOV 1-29

Local artist Tom Joris molded 14 nutcrackers, replicas of the piece used in Nutcracker Key West, and local artists and artisans have embellished, painted, and re-imagined them to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Don't miss your chance to take one home!

Nov. 15 : "Dylan Thuras : Atlas Obscura" by Robin Wood
Nov. 17 " The Female Gaze : Essential Movies Made by Women" . This is part of the Key West Film Festival Nov. 14-18  Good going Emily .

Marathon Garden Club's Holiday Bazaar & Rummage Sale Nov. 24

Marathon Garden Club Holiday Bazaar and Christmas Rummage Sale 
November 24th, 2018

On Saturday, November 24th, the Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM 50, Gulf will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar and Christmas Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. featuring gently used Christmas decorations and holiday items. There will also be a bake sale, raffle items, grab bags, gourmet goodies, a plant sale from the club nursery and numerous vendors offering orchids and unique holiday gifts. Call 305-743-4971 for more information or visit

Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL


More of  Part 12 "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"

Disco clubs were all the rage throughout the 1970s and while all of them boasted similar music and decor only a few clubs became iconic and none were as legendary as New York's Studio 54. The club scene offered a safe haven of acceptance and excitement to those a little on the weird side. People of various professions and social classes could all let loose together and forget the expectations of the world outside.

Bill Murray Dancing with Gildea Radner. The Woodstock generation was thrust into this whole sparkling little world of 70s' disco that embraced their idealism, sexual freedom, and drug use and gave it a place to call home. Everything just came together as a reflection of the times on those mirrored strobe-lit dance floors, in a way that it never will again.
Studio 54 quickly built up a conflicting reputation for itself. It seemed the population was torn, people either absolutely loved the club or couldn't stand it. There didn't seem to be much of an in between. 
Not that it mattered, every night without fail, a crowd of people would flock to the doors of the legendary Studio 54 in hopes of getting in. And who could blame them? The place was filled with celebrities who knows who you might run into once through those doors. SPECIAL Editor Note Here :  I worked for Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager, & Jerry and Mimi Rubin as their Director of Yuppie Related Materials. Jerry and Mimi Rubin were the ones that Invented the Term "Network Party - Networking" and we would have every week 5,000 NYC Professionals  "Yuppies" from ALL the Fields in the Clubs from 6-8PM ; and Most stayed until 4AM in One Form or Others ( and Some Stayed after the Doors Closed). Ed

Ed Krane was the Director of Yuppie Related Activity. I hung with Andy Warhol, Bianca, Mick, & Jerry, Elton, Verducci, & sometime's would be invited home to the really good  After Parties.
I so look forward to the  KWFF Showing of the Movie "Studio 54" Tom Finn (One of the Studio 54 & Palladium Dj's is a Good Friend)

Pictured here are The Village People performing live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, circa 1970. As can be seen, by the outstretched arms here, the audience is singing and dancing along to the "YMCA."

Pictured here is the man responsible for the creation of pop art, Andy Warhol. Surrounded by beautiful models and adoring fans, he is enjoying the atmosphere at Studio 54. Warhol was yet another famous frequenter of the club that always seemed to attract an excessive amount of attention. 
For Andy Warhol's 50th birthday in August of 1978, co-owner Steve Rubell went above and beyond the norm, gifting Warhol a roll of 5,000 free drink tickets in addition to a large silver garbage can that was stuffed with about a $1,000 worth of crisp dollar bills. Warhol said it was the best present he ever received.

Pictured here are 
The Jacksons  performing a concert, circa 1975. From a musical standpoint, Disco reigned supreme and artists like Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor were asked to come into clubs for live performances. But for the most part, much of the entertainment was in-house and came from DJ's and the club's provocative and flamboyant staff. And of course, there were always free shows provided by the unique clientele Disco clubs attracted.

Lyra Radford is one of the Principle Writers of this "Groovy History" Feature; You will also find the additional Authors from "Groovy History" in the Link Below.

Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".

The Groovy History Link
The Authors from Groovy History Link
Next Week more Photos from the 60's and 70'

More from Election Night

Winner of the Keys Energy (Keys Seat D) Robert Barrios

Winner Phillip Goodman Monroe Co. Mosquito Control Board Dist.#2

Winner Michelle Coldiron Board of County Commissioner Dist. #2

More Up Shortly

Part 2 Brian Gordon Sinclair


 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit  BOOKING INFO .  


 419 Duval St. 305-395-2210
HASSELBLAD MASTER  Jorge de la Torriente.  We are working on an a Feature : Showing an Extensive Tour of the Gallery; and will have it in the next few issues.


We Continue with Our Feature from the 2018 BraZaar
BraZaar Oct. 22

Here is the Original Information about this event that took place on Oct.22 :Are you a glue-gun guru and artist with a knack for fashion?  Submit your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bras to Womankind to "support" their upcoming signature BraZaar fundraiser, presented by Last Key Realty. The official Fantasy Fest event is set for Monday, October 22 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theatre, featuring a
 pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, and a Rack Sale of old and new artist-made bra designs. The event uplifts with a 1970s game-show motif, complete with a hilarious show host, unsuspecting participants, and spectacular and hilarious prizes. Event proceeds benefit the 
nonprofit medical center that offers affordable healthcare to Keys women, and the people who love them. Due to Space Constraints ; I had to cut this Feature down To learn more go to their website and facebook page; as well as click the Sept 3 Issue Link to read complete Feature

Click WOMANKIND Link for the Latest Edition of their very Informative E-Newsletter / Blog

"Boobs in Bloom" Size : OS Modeled y Melissa Stone Accessories : Living Crown, Tutu

"Amphitrite-Queen Goddess of the Sea & Poseidon's Wife" Created by Robin Guieb . Worn by Anastasia Santagate. Size XL (Adjustable Corset). Details 1,000 Swarovski Crystals on Breast Area, 450 Sequin Shaped Scale. Accessories 54" Skirt Features 40 Yards of Tulle in 3 Colors, Ribbon and a Strand of 60 LED Lights, 2 Bracelets, Octopus Pendant necklace, Tiara with Rhinestones and Swarovski Crystals.

Perked by the The Saltwater Angler & Amigos Tortilla Bar
These were the 2 Groups that 
Came down to the final bidding

Carmen Rodriquez with 2018 Fantasy Fest Queen Bernadette Restivo
Thank You Young Ladeis



Celebrate with Coffee Butler 90th. Bday & New Album Release with Cliff Sawyer
KW Dance Collective at TW
KWAHS to Steward Free KW History Marker Tours
L-R Win in sight for Grinder Pump Rebellion, Trop Rock Film Premier & Southern Drawl Concert, KW Police Chief Donie Lee Retires and Captain Sean Brandenburgh is the New KW Police

DUE TO EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2018 SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL RACES AND THE KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL : I won't be able to Update the Blue Paper Feature in the Nov. 12th. and Nov. 19th Issues.  Of course simply go to their Website and see ALL the Latest Great Local Articles/Photos/ & Videos.

A few of the many Features in Past Issues of  The Blue Paper : Commuter Airline to begin daly KW Route in Nov., 
"KW Students Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Test Scores, Monroe Co. Fire Rescue Teaches Kids Fire Prevention, Real Estate Scam Alert Hits the Keys, New ALL Electronic Toll on Card Sound Rd., Rebuild Florida Bus Returns to Help Home Owners with Irma Assistance, Smoke Scare Puts Jail on Temp. Lockdown, Hurricane Michael Churns Up Keys waters, Monroe Co, Emergency Manager & Asst. County Attorney, Support State During Hurricane, Bicyclist Dies on N. Roos. Blvd., 
 Name of KW Man that Died in Old Town Bicycle / Truck Collision Released, Marathon Airport Hosting FREE 75th. Anniversary Event, A Royal Retrospective "A Look Back at FF King & Queens", KW Loses Elegant & Enthusiastic Supporter in David Wolkowsky, Police seek help in Stabbing Incident, Blue Paper asks what do you think?, Blue Paper Island Voices. MCSO Seeks help in Theft Cases, Tennessee Williams Museum Nominated for Tourist Award, Coast Guard Pulls Man from Boat, and Much More..


Sunday, November 11 Jazz In The Gardens Scott Marischen & Friends, 5-7:30 pm,  NEW TIME
11/11 Scott Marischen, 11/18 Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 11/25 Libby York, Dec. 2 Peter Diamond, 12/9 Scott Marischen, Dec 18 Skipper & Friends, Dec 23. Christmas Show with Larry Smith & Friends, & New Year's Eve Show Dec. 30 Pat & Deb.  ALL SHOWS ARE 5p-7p 
Wednesday, November 14, Megan Clay, 5-7pm,  Thursday, November 15, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm,  Friday, November 16, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm,  Saturday, November 17, James King, III, 5-7pm,  Sunday, November 18 Jazz In The Gardens! Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 5-7:30 pm  NEW TIME


The November Exhibitions Features the Paintings, Photography, Mixed Media, & Sculptures of  (L) Chef Martha Hubbard & (R) Captain Karen Luknis.


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

Get ready to celebrate coral reefs at Mote's Islamorada Ocean Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 2018, at Founders Park.  Ocean Fest is a family-friendly event full of fun, crafts, games, music, food and shopping, showcasing Florida's treasured marine environment while raising funds for coral reef research and restoration.  Guests are encouraged to reduce plastic waste by bringing a reusable water bottle and using the event's free water refill stations.
RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 2018 8th. Annual OceanFest.

 Link for Complete E-Mailer Just Sent Us

Mote-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres with grant announced by NFWF, NOAA and partners

More Election Night Coverage

Winner Holly Merrill Raschein State Representative of the 120th. District
Tommy Ryan Ran for Monroe County Commissioner Dist.#2
Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers

Great Job Ezra, Bill, & Ron. Great Job Monroe County Voters ; Perhaps Best Turn Out Ever at 67.84

2018 Art Garden
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
So Much Fun going ALL over their Gardens Looking for the Sculptures; They also provide a Map.  "

WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929  6631 Maloney Ave. #F


Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

"Full Moon Rising" by Rachel Feinberg Acrylic on Canvas

"Sailing Off Different Shores" by Gail Miller Collage 


Allison Rich,  Sr. Library Assistant,  Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street,  Key West, FL  33040,  305-292-3595

If you are a fan of subversive or fabulist satire, you won't want to miss a free reading by award-winning author Matthew Pitt hosted by the Monroe County Public Library Key West in the Palms Garden on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00pm.  Pitt will entertain and illuminate with readings from his two collections of short fiction , "These Are Our Demands" and "Attention Please Now," and a brief discussion of his unique writing process.
Startling, humorous, dark, and beautiful, it is clear why "These Are Our Demands" (by Engine Press) is recognized as one of the best books published in the 12 Midwest states in 2017 by the Midwest Book Awards program. The first-place winner in the Short Story- Anthology category, Pitt's second book "lures you in with the promise of comfort, and then pulls down the straps and sends you on an unexpected wild ride" (New Pages review).  
Click ; This Feature from the WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM


Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400

 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
Go to their Website and Facebook to see what animals are available for adoption PLUS Further Toward the End of this Issue are a few Pics of Adoption Dogs and Cats. ALSO ; A fast note with more info. next week and on their Website / Facebook Pages : Pet Pics with Santa in Marathon Dec. 5th. at Keys Animal Hospital 11425 OverSeas Hwy.

Our 5th Annual Parade of Paws is here! Join us for this family & dog friendly event. There will be a dog parade starting promptly at 10am where all in the community are welcome to parade their pups (costumes encouraged!) followed by a Holiday Bazaar where local vendors will showcase their businesses. This is the perfect place to get some last minute holiday shopping done! 

We will also be crowning our King, Queen & Royal Court for those that raised the most money over the next couple months leading up to this event! Santa will be there for pictures with the whole family, even our four legged friends! There will be live music, food and tons of fun!

Interested in your animal being the next King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke or Duchess of Parade of Paws? Follow the link, become a fundraiser by creating your pet's own unique page and start raising funds to benefit the Animal Care Fund of the FKSPCA! You can promote your page on social media, email it out, or collect cash donations to bring in the day of the event. There will be amazing prizes for the top earners including $750 towards a Royal Caribbean Cruise of your choice!

Interested in being a vendor? We have 30+ spots for local vendors to sell their goods to a crowd of 300+ attendees. For more information and applications please contact Tiffany at or at (305) 294-4857.  We will see you there!!

ALSO NEXT WEEK in the Nov. 19th Issue : Notes from Our FKSPCA Director

The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #) 

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic




WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG


 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2 April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14 and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue


WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291



Nov. 29, 2018 MasterWorks I . at Glynn R. Archer Center for the Performing Arts 7:30. 2100 Flagler Ave. Under the Brilliant Direction of Jacqueline Lorber President and Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso. Click TICKET Link
BARBER Essay No. 1, Opus 12.  BEETHOVEN Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin. DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World

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


(Formerly Called FAVOR)


Season Opening Group Show Reception Last Friday at the Frangipani Gallery. Exhibition will hang at least until the end of November.

Every year Frangipani is pleased to welcome the season with a group show by all the Frangipani artists.  Come see what they've been up to this summer at this Group Show. 1102 Duval, Key West.  Show runs through November. Deb Moore is working on a series of "Old Key West."  Lainie Davia has a monster silver cuff that needs to be seen and tried on for dramatic effect and David Meier always has something fun up his sleeve.  Sue D'Antonio has new heart art, not for wearing on your sleeve. Fran Decker has plenty of new paintings including a fun Parrotfish Parade.  
"Offshore" by David Scot Meier
"Heart" by Susann D'Antonio
"Chapman Lane" by Deborah J. Moore
The Nov. 19th. Issue will have Part 1 of the Companion On-Line Frangipani Exhibition


Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.

Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 305-440-059



Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"


 PT. 1 OCT 22, 2018 
 PT. 2 OCT 22, 2018
September 24 :
September 17 :
To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
September 10
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3

The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email 


WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 305-295-9797 3485 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
Also Here is my Facebook Page :


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  



check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season
More from Fringe in Our Weekly "Theatre Section"

305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 

Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries


Here are a few Photos from the Mile Zero "Zombie" Photo Gallery and the Link to follow for you to see ALL Johnny White's Photos...

Here are the Links to the Last 4 Photo Galleries



WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081


WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531





Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG  55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288



WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Sit Inside Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
Editor's Note : I look forward to taking some new Pics of some of the Chef's Creations as they come out of the Kitchen; and insert them shortly in their ad.. ALSO
Every Year Michael and Heather help out many of the Non-Profit Organizations by Hosting Dinner Parties. These Dinner Parties are Promoted by Mangia-Mangia and the Different Non-Profit Groups.  Michael and Heather wIll GIVE BACK 20% of the Bill to the Non-Profit Organization.  ALSO you don't have to be a member of the organization to attend; simply show up and sit with the Members; and once again 20% of your Bill will be GIVEN BACK to the Non-Profit Organization. Right now there are Evening Dates still available ; Call Heather at Mangia-Mangia
These are the non-prof's we are hosting 20% so far, and want any interested to email us at
It's been a busy last few months with the Non-Profit Dinners in Sept. & Oct. Here is what they have so far for the next 2 months; great dates still available
Nov. 7 : Key West HS Volleyball
Nov. 21 Key West Sunrise Rotary Club
Dec. 6 Wesley House & Lighted Bike Parade


WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
  , Nov. 7 : Ottmar Lieberft, Nov. 15 : Thunder From Down Under, Nov. 16 : Livingston Taylor, Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.
Nov. 15 Thunder from Down Under
Nov 28
Kingston Trio Legacy Tour
Jefferson Starship

John Waters December 16

Dec 7th: Paula Poundstone
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country's pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in...

Oct. 7 Continuation of the "Songwriter Series" with Majory Lee, Andy Westcott & Tony Roberts
For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7


Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor

Nov. 7 : Ottmar Liebert

TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at
Key West Theater presents
(L) A few more events : Nov. 25 at The San Carlos NICK NORMAN BAND "AN EVENING FEATURING CAFFEINE CARL WAGONER & JOEY MARCHIANO Additional Info.
(R) The Smallest Band in Key West Jan. 10 for more info

  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433



Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; 
For the November Issue Just Released

Just a Few of the Features in the November 2018 "Keys Traveler" : International Sand Art Competition to Bring MASTER Sculptures to KW Nov. 21-25, SuperBoat Int. Races Nov.4-11, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary & the $ National Wildlife Refuges Protects The Keys, Scenic Key Largo Bridge Run Returns Nov. 10th., Relax and Renew with Keys PaddleBoard Yoga

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing



The Key West Dance Collective takes the stage Friday November 16th and Saturday the 17th for their fourth annual concert at Tennessee Williams Theatre.  

Once again this show will be featured in the round on TWT's main stage with the audience seated on the stage surrounding the performers.  Featuring dance professionals, musicians, and the CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective, the music and performance pieces are as wildly varied as the performers themselves.  What binds them together is that they are all artists from the local Keys Community. 

Choreography from CoffeeMill Dance instructors  Joseph Goodman ,  Carolyn Cooper, Maurizio Nardi, Tori Gregg,  Kara Querio, Sheila Bellefleur,  and  Leigh Pujado,  will be showcased on local professionals and the CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective.  Talented classical guitarist  Martina Bevis  will return, collaborating on two new pieces with the dancers.  Featured performers include  Maurizio Nardi  from Martha Graham Company who will dance a classic Graham piece and  Daniel Gwirtzman  from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company will present two pieces of original choreography. 
Showtimes are 8PM.
Reserved seats $35 and $25 at or TWT Box Office  (305) 296-1520

ALSO : "Carmen by Request : A Musical Journey" 11/16 & 17
WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

With Bells On 12/11-1/5, Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9, Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical 2/19-3/16, Meteor Shower 3/23-4/20


check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season.. Click Website Link

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


 Click LINK1 For more details


"Hampton's Art & Culture" in the Next few Issues will be back to Featuring Greater Detail in this Section. Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak

New Numbers and E-Mail 
Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019 
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions with Annamarie Giordano at Fort East Martello Museum

Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano, pictured right, in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays starting November 6 through December 11 at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Her three-hour workshops are held in the Museum's "White Room," a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels; sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, paid in class. For more information, contact Director of Education Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Some materials will be available on site for purchase if needed.



by Alyson Crean

There has been a dramatic drop in the number motorcycle and scooter crashes in Key West this year, thanks to increased enforcement and education efforts funded by a grant by the Florida Department of Transportation.
As of the end of October, there was a 64 percent drop in the number of motorcycle and scooter crashes when compared to the average number for each of the three previous years. In 2018, there have been 103 crashes. The prior three years have averaged 303 crashes annually.
The number of motorcycle and scooter crashes with injuries also dropped by a whopping 67 percent with 67 so far in 2018. The average number for the previous three years was 207.
The FDOT grant allowed the Key West Police Department to dedicate officers to educating riders and enforcing motorcycle and scooter laws. In addition, as an important part of educating operators, officer visited local scooter rental businesses and spoke to the employees about Florida laws.
There are still two months left in the calendar year, so the percentages could change but, overall, the dedicated effort is sure to have prevented a number of crashes.







WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100 631 Greene St.

Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.




A few of the Dogs and Cats Available for Adoption to follow this Message from The Tropic Cinema

A Celebration of Art and Film

To show off the renovated Tropic Cinema, welcome back our seasonal residents, and bring you more of the movies you love, the Tropic is proud to announce our first ever annual calendar of films! The Tropic Cinema Annual Season features one-of-a-kind series, classic films, monthly themes and much more!

Throughout the Tropic Cinema season you will experience cult favorites and Monday night Classics, tasteful wine and beer pairings, fabulous galas and fundraisers. We will also present Key West on the Silver Screen, our famed Cinematheque Series, 4 Nights 4 Justice and The Tour of Southern Circuit Filmmakers.

The  Cult Classic  events will be scheduled eight times through the year. These films will be complete with costumes, specials, art and more - from  The Rocky Horror Picture Show  to a dress-up night for  Elf  to a 4/20 evening watching  Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon .

Five times during the year we will show a  boozy classic  - think  Bottle Shock, Cocktail  and  Strange Brew  -- all paired with an appropriate wine, beer or cocktail.

Galas and Fundraisers  include the Tropic's annual Oscars Gala Event -- a can't-miss event that shows off a formal Key West (think shorts and cummerbunds). We even sprinkle in one-of-a-kind events such as our upcoming Sleepover (a night of marathon movies) and the Popcorn Pop-Off Fundraiser that follows National Popcorn Lovers' Day.

Our island is full of creative minds and we're excited to feature their work! During our  Key West on the Silver Screen  series we'll host local filmmakers' screenings, along with live events like Key West Drunk History, the 72-Hour Film Challenge and Key West Mystery Theater 3000.
4 Nights 4 Justice  is an annual series of documentary films covering a broad range of social justice issues. Thanks to generous funding from the Michael Dively Social Justice, Diversity Endowment at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, and other community donors, we are able to screen these vital films and meet the filmmakers in person. You don't want to miss this series.

The  Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers  brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. As a Screening Partner, the Tropic works collaboratively with South Arts to find exciting new programming and provide our audiences with the opportunity to meet filmmakers.

This year we're reviving our popular  Cinematheque Series  to bring you more frequent screenings of the best in new independent film. Cinematheque is your source for festival favorites, audience requests and up-and-coming directors.

The Tropic is pleased to continue bringing you live performances within our  cultural series  from the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House in London. We'll also feature art exhibitions, architecture tours, Broadway and more.

And winter in Key West would not be the same without our  Monday Night Classics:  everything from Tennessee Williams to classic Westerns. You'll need to buy your tickets early-these sell out every year.

It's going to be an amazing year at the movies.
Don't miss out -- join us at the Tropic every week!
 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 


Miss Kitty








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