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#Music: Jeff Clark soothes crowd with smoky, harmonic voice

#Music: Jeff Clark soothes crowd with smoky, harmonic voice

Anyone that has had the pleasure of catching one of Jeff Clark’s performances knows that his electrifying stage presence and killer tone will keep you captivated. Jeff grew up in Pennsylvania, in a home where music was appreciated and supported. He began playing piano at age 7 and around the same time, he started singing […]

#News: HGTV films in Marathon

#News: HGTV films in Marathon

First Animal Planet, now HGTV. The producers of “Vacation House for Free” were in Marathon’s Little Venice neighborhood on Monday to film a house renovation featuring the work of local contractor Royal Crest Builders. (Animal Planet’s feature about Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters aired in late October.) “They’re inside right now, doing demolition,” said Royal Crest’s […]

#Music: Jonathan Williams is getting noticed for talent

#Music: Jonathan Williams is getting noticed for talent

By Karri Daley Jonathan is a musician of many colors. He has a very wide repertoire of musical styles and plays many different instruments. Jonathan was influenced by his father’s guitar playing at a young age. When he was seven, his father bought him a four-string toy guitar. Jonathan played and played until he broke […]

#See: The roots of the boat races

#See: The roots of the boat races

Pat Labrada has been in Key West his whole life and vividly remembers the powerboat races as a young Conch. “I remember in elementary school, my dad taking me out of class early to watch the race from Miami to Key West. The boats did not go as fast back then, but it was something […]

#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

Halloween 2014 brings mischief to the Florida Keys with eerie events scheduled from the continental United States’ southernmost destination, Key West, to the island chain’s northernmost spot in Key Largo. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will host the sixth annual ‘Screaming Green Halloween’, a safe trick or treat Halloween for […]

#Music: Tony Baltimore fits in with strange people

#Music: Tony Baltimore fits in with strange people

By Karri Daley Tony describes Key West as a body of weird kindred spirits that flock together. He says, “turn the country on its side, shake it out, and all the strange and cool people sift to the bottom!” That’s probably why Tony fits in so well down here and feels at home. He’s passionate […]

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

The citizens of Marathon are now well acquainted with the town’s newest attraction — Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. Now the rest of the nation will discover the aquarium’s special construction and reveal when the television show “Tanked” airs tonight on the Animal Planet channel. The show, titled “Pipe Dreams,” airs on Friday, Oct. 24 at […]

#Music: The Working Man’s Band

#Music: The Working Man’s Band

Southern Drawl Band has made serious strides since its conception in May 2011 by lead vocalist and guitarist Mike Nash and drummer Larry Dunsmore. Since then, they’ve added three members, Paul Wray (bass), David Crow (lead guitar) and J.D. Edge (fiddle) to form the band they are today, which has an amplified fan base of […]