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KEY WEST ARTIST TO TELL GHOST STORIES: ‘THEY ONLY FOLLOW US AT NIGHT’ IS...

On Friday, May 10, folk artist, third generation Cuban American and Key West native Wayne Garcia will present a night of eerie storytelling spotlighting the island’s ghost...
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HULLS & HORSEPOWER: SEVEN MILE GRAND PRIX POWERBOAT RACES ARE BACK THIS WEEKEND

Bumpy conditions are once again in the forecast as high-octane race teams gear up for the revitalized 2024 Seven Mile Grand Prix this weekend. Races set for Saturday...
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EMILY SCHULTEN WEEKLEY NAMED KEY WEST POET LAUREATE

The Key West city commission on April 11 named Emily Schulten Weekley the 2024 poet laureate of Key West. Key West has been home to some of the...
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RENOWNED ARTIST RETURNS TO THE KEYS; EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT HALE GALLERY

After a brief absence, marine life artist BJ Royster is returning to her roots in the Florida Keys to showcase her artwork at the Hale Gallery in...
two men painting a mural on the side of a building

WYLAND’S MURAL ERASED IN SURFSTYLE PLANS FOR MARATHON KMART BUILDING

Marathon locals may be delighted to know the official answer to a hot-button question: “What’s going into the Kmart building?” They might be less than thrilled about the...
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IS THIS THE LAST FANTASY FEST FOR PAINTED BOOBS?

Painted boobs will be allowed in the designated Fantasy Zone for this year’s 10-day Fantasy Fest celebration — but this could be the last year for it...
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TREASURE OUR CHESTS: KEY WEST EVENTS FIGHT BREAST CANCER

Taking a cue (and a break) from its popular annual auction of artist-made brassieres, Womankind has partnered this year with The Studios of Key West to present...
a painting of a man and a woman on a pirate ship

MEET THE PAINTER & CREATOR OF THE SPICED RUM ICON

Artist Don Maitz eagerly headed to the Seagrams office to present some artwork during a wintry December day in 1981. Opportunity doesn’t come often and this was...
a polar bear standing on top of a beach next to the ocean

MEET ELIZABETH BISHOP: POET LIVES FOREVER IN HER WORDS

If you lived in Key West from 1937 to 1946 (because I’m certain there are many octogenarian and nonagenarian Keys Weekly readers), you might have met former...
a group of people dressed in yellow and yellow outfits

FANTASY FEST PARADE WINNERS & 2023 THEME ANNOUNCED

Keys creativity and resilience were displayed in a pageantry of glitter, feathers, flowers and incandescent imagination on Saturday, Oct. 29, as Key West’s Fantasy Fest parade made...

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