Car-free Key West plan’s first view

Car-free Key West plan’s first view

Auto(reduction)motive A “Car-free Key West,” that’s just crazy talk – or is it? In a series of stages, the City of Key West Planning Department, under the direction of Thaddeus Cohen, will be rolling out the new ‘Car-free Key West Campaign.” At Wednesday night’s city commission meeting, Key West citizens got a first glimpse of […]

‘Blackbird’ an emotional showcase

‘Blackbird’ an emotional showcase

Lolita later Mike Mulligan is the oldest working actor in Key West and, at 70, doesn’t just choose any role. When he read the script for “Blackbird,” by David Harrower, the veteran actor knew the play was special. The play presents a variety of challenges and ultimate theater for actor and audiences alike. The setting […]

Rorey Carroll comes back to Coast

Rorey Carroll comes back to Coast

Songs of the siren Rorey Carroll is a lyrical modern siren. She is the mesmerizing image and sound of legendary guitar-strumming, long-haired Joni Mitchell, combined with the bandit ways and humor of actress Mary Louise Parker. Carroll’s musical evolution reads like a Kerouac novel. She has ridden the rusty rails and seen the other side […]

February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

Who caught it?   Fresh yellowtail or frozen tilapia? Key West Pink or farm raised shrimp from China? It can be easier, and cheaper, for restaurants to bait and switch (forgive the pun) a seafood dinner. Menus up and down the Keys tout local cuisine with marketing words such as “local” or “fresh” next to […]

Key West goes Mediterranean

Key West goes Mediterranean

Al Maidah menu filled with delightful dishes “Al Maidah” is Arabic for “A table filled with food” and the new Mediterranean restaurant on White Street lives up to its name. Featuring dishes from Morocco, Turkey, Uzbek, Russia, Greek, Italy, and other cuisines, Al Maidah has a menu filled with delightfully different dishes veering from the […]

Key West: Still Lucky after 35 years

Key West: Still Lucky after 35 years

New owners set gallery opening party  In today’s online world of digital imagery overload, are art galleries still relevant? Absolutely. The new owners of Lucky Street Gallery, Betty Gay and Jon McIntosh are poised to prove it. Gay, a photographer and installation artist, and McIntosh, an illustrator, painter and graphic designer, are focusing their knowledge […]

Building Key West’s Broadway

Building Key West’s Broadway

Michael Boyer, The Waterfront Playhouse’s Set Designer Behind every good play has to be a good set designer and Michael Boyer is such the man at The Waterfront Playhouse. An Illinois native, Boyer is one of those rare breeds who picked a career early in life and stuck to it. As a technical director and […]

“Murder for Two” plays at Red Barn Theatre

“Murder for Two” plays at Red Barn Theatre

For Everyone, An Instant Comedy  “Murder For Two,” playing at the Red Barn Theatre, is a mesmerizing, delightfully implausible,  old-fashioned good time. Imagine a full-production play with a dozen characters and musical score, but only performed by two actors. The charismatic leads are the playwright himself, Joe Kinosian, and Noel Carey, who bring to life […]

Uber: Waiting for a ride

Uber: Waiting for a ride

Is local gridlock costing us? The Keys are congested, and unlike the common cold, it is not going away. Undeniably, Keys’ residents and tourists are fed up with the seasonal influx of cars, the bumper-to-bumper traffic and high cost of taxis. Public sentiment is growing for a solution to the transportation infrastructure and crying out […]