Entertainment

#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 […]

#News: Cornhole league introduces fundraiser tournaments

#News: Cornhole league introduces fundraiser tournaments

Every Tuesday night you can hear the light thump of weighted sacks hitting wooden platforms, often followed by a loud, “Nice bag!” Wendy Bonilla started the Florida Keys Cornhole league in summer of 2013. When Bonilla was unable to organize the league this year, players Jessica Pritt and Billy Alch stepped up and took the […]

#Music: An acoustic performer with traditional roots

#Music: An acoustic performer with traditional roots

“I’m a folk musician in reality, it’s people music, it’s about making people happy,” said musician Aaron Austin. And making people happy, he is. While Austin’s musical journey represents an impressive list of accomplishments, he’s relatively new to the Keys music scene. An old-school acoustic musician hailing from the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New […]

#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 […]