#Events: Artists helping artists

#Events: Artists helping artists

What do you get when you combine Key West’s reputation as a welcoming haven for artists with the city’s impulse to provide financial support to one another? You get the Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys. Launched in the early 1990’s by Anne McKee, a woman with no particular arts background but with […]

#See: Earth First

#See: Earth First

Nancy Forrester is resigned to the fact that she didn’t become an artist of world renown. “I am in good company,” she says, shrugging off any insinuation that not becoming famous is synonymous with failure. At age 76 Forrester is right not to be concerned. An artist can impact the world in a variety of […]

#Arts: ‘Dog Tired’ but driven

#Arts: ‘Dog Tired’ but driven

While the rest of us were throwing wads of plastic beads into the air at Fantasy Fest, Sean Callahan was a whirlwind of industry renovating his charming new space on the corner of Whitehead and Julia. Dog Tired Studio & Gallery opened for business at the beginning of November. Despite all the work that had […]

#Feature: Randy Roberts answers call to stardom

#Feature: Randy Roberts answers call to stardom

When I was young I wanted to be famous. Not athlete or astronaut famous, I wanted to be movie star famous. I wanted to be someone with a spotlight trained on my every move, someone who dressed in colorful outfits and got paid to make people laugh and clap and cry. It didn’t happen. But […]

#See: Theatre season begins

#See: Theatre season begins

“All the world’s a stage.” So says the melancholy Jaque in William Shakespeare‘s “As You Like It.” That speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play, and there is certainly something to the sentiment. Taken more literally, however, the quote could describe the abundance of theatre here on this teeny tiny […]

#Events: Text to win!

#Events: Text to win!

Do you own a smart phone? Do you know how to text? Would you like to help generate $20,000 for an important local arts organization? If the answer to these all questions is ‘Yes,’ then text VOTE4 to 22333 to support the Key West Art and Historical Society’s. Cell phone users can help bolster the […]

#SeenAroundTown: Animelistic Head Trip

#SeenAroundTown: Animelistic Head Trip

Rain couldn’t put a damper on the 2014 Headdress Ball, the premiere gay event of Fantasy Fest. Giant exotic birds, real life dogs and an array of glittery, feathery creatures congregated at the Southernmost Hotel to raise funds for the Key West Business Guild and celebrate the newly elected King and Queen of Fantasy Fest. […]

#Events: Goombay Festival spreads its wings

#Events: Goombay Festival spreads its wings

Those of you who attend regularly might have noticed that the Goombay Festival has seemed different lately. There is good reason for that. It has been run by a different set of organizers for the past two years. The changeover from longstanding local facilitators to a new group led by Rodney Gullette has been a […]