Arts

Liz Young: Work of art

Liz Young: Work of art

Young’s accomplishments are everywhere There are certain people who make the world brighter, prettier and rarely share in the spotlight. That’s Elizabeth (or just Liz) Young’s role in Key West as executive director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts since 2008. Placing beautiful art in public places, bringing artists into the community and […]

Expressionism & Impressionism

Expressionism & Impressionism

Artist Spotlight: Dustin Porta After sailing the Gulf Coast, writing a couple books, and looking for a new way to express himself, Dustin Porta found his niche through his travels and his friends. What started as, he says, “industrial expressionism,” Porta found beauty in the rusty and rustic oil rigs lit up at night in […]

Oklahoma Smith: Adventure 101

Oklahoma Smith: Adventure 101

Key West Theater presents “Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation” Remember yelling, “No Indy, Don’t go in there!” at the movie screen? Obviously Chris Shultz and Michael Marrero did when they wrote their new play “Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation” now playing at the Key West Theater.  It’s their version of an […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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