Entertainment

#Music: Two great bands at Hog’s Breath

#Music: Two great bands at Hog’s Breath

West Texas singer-songwriter Cliff Cody plays the Hog’s Breath Saloon from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Dec. 15 – 21. “Chasin Whiskey,” Cody’s first recorded cut was recognized as a highlight of Julie Roberts’ album “Men and Mascara” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Since first playing the Key West Songwriters Festival a few years ago, Cody has […]

#See: ‘Nutcracker Key West’ transforms classic into subtropical fantasy

#See: ‘Nutcracker Key West’ transforms classic into subtropical fantasy

“Nutcracker Key West” blends the traditional storyline of “The Nutcracker” with quintessential Florida Keys elements, transforming the tale of young Clara’s dreamlike visit to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy into an island and undersea fantasy. The seven-show run begins Saturday, Dec. 13. The performance stars a 15-member professional corps de ballet along with more […]

#Music: Just, Jean

#Music: Just, Jean

“My dad bought me my first guitar when I was eight because it was cheaper than buying me a piano, which was what I really wanted,” said local musician Jean Dowdle. Despite her initial disappointment, she settled and today she thanks her dad for her introduction to music. As a young child, Dowdle found herself […]

#Music: Anthony Picone’s newest CD includes music videos

#Music: Anthony Picone’s newest CD includes music videos

Anthony was brought up in suburbs of New York City. As a child, he would sit and watch his neighbor’s garage band for hours. Eventually, his neighbor took him under his wing and taught Anthony to play guitar. He turned him on to bands like Zeppelin, Hendrix, Floyd, and The Beatles. Anthony formed his first […]

#Music: Back by popular demand: Dan Bern

#Music: Back by popular demand: Dan Bern

Back for his third concert in three years, Dan Bern, a prolific songwriter and outstanding performer, will appear at the ICE Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park, MM 87. The event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. “There’s a reason why those who have seen Dan Bern perform once want to […]

#News: Local agent and family featured on HGTV

#News: Local agent and family featured on HGTV

Local Realtor Bascom Grooms had some reservation when a HGTV production company approached him in 2011 about doing a show called “House Hunters,” where he was the buyer’s agent. But he thought it would be fun to give it a try, so he set about to coax a buyer to play along. “It was really […]

#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 […]

#Libation: BottleCap Lounge

#Libation: BottleCap Lounge

BottleCap Lounge and Bar is a local spot more than anything else. It is far enough from Duval Street to be not found easily by tourists but close enough to be where the party is happening. “We have been in business almost 80 years and we are very involved with the community so everybody knows […]

#Music: Mason Jennings plays benefit concert on Stock Island

#Music: Mason Jennings plays benefit concert on Stock Island

On Friday, Nov. 21, singer-songwriter and internationally recognized touring artist Mason Jennings will play an intimate concert at Stock Island’s COAST with ticket sales supporting Reef Relief.  The event is being brought to the community with the help of local sponsors, including the title sponsor, the soon-to-open Marker Waterfront Resort. Jennings, who has toured extensively […]