Chalk festival set for next week – Fans encouraged to watch the ‘process’

Chalk festival set for next week – Fans encouraged to watch the ‘process’

The imagination of Key West’s artist community may not be as broad as the Universe, but it’s large and diverse and comes in a close second in size and vision. To wit, Art in Public Places presents its second annual Key West Chalk Fest at the Truman Waterfront, Thursday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, 24, 10 […]

Bill Lorraine explores the art of sculpture

Bill Lorraine explores the art of sculpture

The Key West artist is branching out from his piano playing and composing interests with new medium Bill Lorraine has to be in the running for Key West’s “Man for All Seasons,” if there is such a title to be handed out. Lorraine is an accomplished musician, composer, writer and sculptor. He has lived in […]

Key West journalist publishes novel of short stories – The tales centers on a dog trapped in a cistern, but tells the story of characters connected to the event

Key West journalist publishes novel of short stories – The tales centers on a dog trapped in a cistern, but tells the story of characters connected to the event

John and I share a similar background in journalism and writing, and a certain sense of humor often seen between siblings and understood by few. His new book, “Maddie’s Gone,” is out, he’s working on another and he has a real job, too. To keep the banter to minimum, let’s hear what he has to […]

Babineau tells a long, strange tale – Key West author describes book, talks about creative process

Babineau tells a long, strange tale – Key West author describes book, talks about creative process

Brooke Babineau’s book, “Below Mile Zero,” is about the Key West he lived in during the 1980s. He has written screenplays and poems, too, but his book took some careful soul searching before its finish. Let Brooke tell you about it in his own words.   Q: Give us an elevator pitch for “Below Mile […]

Popular author releases new book – John Leslie of ‘Gideon Lowry’ mystery fame writes coming-of-age tale

Popular author releases new book – John Leslie of  ‘Gideon Lowry’ mystery fame writes coming-of-age tale

I immediately fell in love with the place, which at that time maintained a raffish quality that appealed to me. Although I still had a contract to complete in Saudi Arabia, I knew I’d return to Key West. I did. And a few years after I’d been living here, I had the opportunity to go to Iran where I worked and was caught up in the events that led to the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. I still call Key West home and spend six to seven months a year here.