Coco Legrand and woman sitting next to a guitar - Mali Music

In Their Own Words – The Carter Brothers

Back then, Sloppy’s was the “locals spot.” They brought in a lot of diverse, cool music, a lot of national touring bands were playing there. I remember Leon Russell playing there, War, Pure Prairie League.
A man wearing a hat - Painting

In Their Own Words with Jonathan Woods

Key West is a great place to live for writers because of its great writer vibe created by its long literary heritage from Hemingway to Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Bishop to Philip Caputo, Tom McGuane, John Leslie and Robert Stone, to name a few.
A man standing in front of a piano - Key West

Barry Cuda still pushin’ piano

I also love playing the Green Parrot. I think it is the most interesting bar musically on the island and in South Florida for that matter.
A person in a red chair - Car

Historic fire house also haunted – Curators talk about grand opening, things that go...

“But the thing that really convinced me was one photograph,” he said. “It was a group shot and in it was the image of a small African-American girl, dressed in the fashion from the early days of the firehouse. She wasn’t there. How’d she show up in the photo?”
A group of people posing for the camera - Wynwood Walls

In Their Own Words with Bachaco

Some songs are bilingual, some are straight English, some are straight Spanish. It really depends on when the song was written, how it was written, and what it talks about. It doesn’t seem to matter anymore nowadays, our best performance so far was in Canada where nobody spoke Spanish and everybody was singing our songs.
A group of people standing in front of a truck - The Defibulators

In Their Own Words – The Defibulators

The “Defibulators” band’s name was misspelled for their first gig and the misspelling has stuck for the country band from Brooklyn. As the band plays on, it...
A close up of Howard Livingston in a green hat - Florida Keys

Howard Livingston is ‘living the dream’ in the Keys

first visited the Keys in the mid-’80s and fell in love with the area. I knew right then this would be my home. I spent every moment after that trying to figure how to live here. It took a while but there was no other place on the planet I wanted to be. I just love everything about the Keys.
A close up of a person wearing sunglasses - Tom Corcoran

Tom Corcoran, eclectic Key West character

I have been told that my portrayal of island life is darned accurate, so Keys residents enjoy seeing themselves through my characters. A lot of people from “up north” say that my descriptions warm them in winter and make them long for return visits to the Keys. Aside from that, I think my avoidance of clichés and my examples of island humor make folks want to keep reading the novels.
A person holding a dog posing for the camera - Dog breed

Annie Miners is living the dream – Actress has a part in Barn’s ‘Bingo’...

Why a trawler? “I didn’t think I could single-hand a sailboat,” she said. “I wanted to cruise and knew I’d be doing a lot of it alone, so a trawler with engines made sense to me.”