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Paradise
December 4—10, 2014
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PARADISE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
Paradise
PAUL A. CLARIN
Publisher
GARY E. MAITLAND
Editor
TOMMY TODD
Director of Sales and Marketing
MIKE HENTZ
Photo Editor
ROB O’NEAL
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ROB O’NEAL/Paradise
Gregg McGrady, center, is surrounded by friends, from left, John Nolte, Bill Ellis, Tony
Falcone and Scott McCarthy Saturday night at McGrady’s 50th birthday party at
Martin’s restaurant.
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COVER: ROB O’NEAL/The Citizen
The “Harbor Walk of Lights” at the Key West Historic Seaport.
THIS JUST IN:
Winter bird survey
At 7:30 a.m. Dec. 14, members of the Florida
Keys Audubon Society will lead participants
around Key West to conduct a survey of winter
bird populations. This count is held all over
North America to measure long term avian
health trends. The public is encouraged to
participate with any birding skill level. The
group will meet in the parking lot of the Key
West Wildlife Center at 1801 White St. Please
bring binoculars and dress for the weather. For
infomration, send an email to [email protected]
keysaudubon.org.
Willison featured at Guild Sunday
The Key West Poetry Guild will, spotlight
the much published international traveler
and snowbird Malcolm Willison at 7 p.m.
Sunday at Andy’s Cabana, 308 Petronia St.
For information, call Nance Boylan at 908591-5566.
FOL book sale Saturday
Friends of the Key West Library will sponsor its first book sale of the season from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Palm
Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming St.
Proceeds will go to the library’s programs,
books and equipment.
Annual tree trimming Sunday
The Schooner Wharf Bar Tree Trimming
Party will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Ornaments will be entered in a contest and
prizes will be awarded for the “Most Original,”
“Most Nautical” and “Most Popular” with the
holiday crowd. All tree trimmers will be treated to a free holiday cocktail, egg nog, hot apple
jack or Swedish Glogg.
Then cross off several items on your holiday
shopping list at the Santa’s Key West Workshop,
conveniently located at Schooner Wharf Bar.
Local artists will be on hand with their unique
and original artwork for special Christmas
gifts.
For the 15th year in a row, the Schooner
Wharf “Breakfast Club” is heading up a Toy
Drive on Tree Trimming Day, benefiting Toys
for Tots and also Angels – Just 4 Kids. Each of
you Santa’s helpers who donates a gift to this
worthwhile cause will also receive a free holiday drink from Schooner Wharf Bar.
For information, call 292-3302, or go to
schoonerwharf.com.
PARADISE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
Beloved ‘Nutcracker Key West’ takes stage
oliday-loving audiences can immerse
themselves in the heritage and underwater beauty of the Florida Keys while
viewing a classic seasonal ballet during
“Nutcracker Key West,” set to begin a sevenshow run Dec. 13.
The unique production 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.
“Nutcracker Key West” stars a 15-member
professional corps de ballet along with more
than 50 Keys children and other local perform-
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ers. Together, they are to bring the timeless
story, spiced with a Keys flavor, to life onstage
at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901
College Road on the campus of Florida Keys
Community College.
The cast is directed by classically trained
dancer Joyce Stahl, a Key West resident who
conceived and created the production after
a 38-year career with New Jersey’s American
Repertory Ballet.
The Key West ballet features dance sequences
including a dream battle where toy sailors protect Clara from a Rooster King, recalling the
island’s free-range chicken population. A scene
set at the Keys’ living coral reef features young
children costumed as phosphorescent anemones and colorful fish.
“Nutcracker Key West” incorporates elaborate sets and costumes designed by Stahl that
are valued at more than $500,000. Many of the
costumes for the 2014 production are enhanced
with revolutionary fiber-optic and LED lights,
expertly crafted to be nearly weightless so dancers can wear them easily. According to show
organizers, the “Nutcracker” troupe is one of
the first classical ballet companies in the United
States to use the new costume technology.
Audiences can choose from evening and
matinee performances and show dates continue through Dec. 21. Ticket prices begin at $20
per person. Tickets can be purchased online
at keystix.com, or by calling 305-295-7676. For
information on the show, go to nutcrackerkeywest.com, or facebook.com/nutcracker.
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CALL TO ARTISTS:
The Anne McKee Artists
Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc.
announces a “Call to Artists” for
the 2015 Fine Art Auction, to
take place Feb. 8 at Fort East
Martello Museum.
The submission deadline for
artwork is Jan. 1. To submit an
application and an accompanying photo via the online entry
form, go to mckeefund.org and
click the “Call to Artists” button.
The annual auction and its
associated gala raise money for
project-based grants to Keys
visual, literary and performing
artists. Under the guidance of
auctioneer Tom Luna, attendees
can bid on original paintings,
sculpture, photography, fiber art,
ceramics, mixed media, jewelry
and more.
Each participating artist
receives 50 percent of the
proceeds from the sale of his
or her work, while the McKee
Fund receives the remainder to
award to Keys artists for select
projects. Founded by longtime
Key West resident Anne McKee,
the not-for-profit fund has
awarded more than $196,000
since 1994.
For information about the
Anne McKee Artists Fund and
its annual auction and artist
grants, go to mckeefund.org.
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HOG’S BREATH
SALOON
Reggie Sullivan Band
The Reggie Sullivan
Band
plays the late-night
400 Front St.
gig from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Monday through Dec. 14.
Copper Sky
Reggie Sullivan received
his
Bachelor of Music
The Cooper Sky duo take
to the Hog’s Breath Saloon’s degree in Jazz Studies from
outdoor stage from 5: 30 to 9 the University of South
Carolina in 2006 and has
p.m. Monday through Dec.
since become one of the
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The duo’s performance is most-requested musicians
an all-encompassing experi- in Columbia, SC. He has
ence of incredibly performed performed with musical
legends such as Marian
music with a mix of genres
and original songs to satisfy McPartland, Olivia NewtonJohn, Wycliffe Gordon,
every musical taste. There’s
Herlin Riley, Chris Potter,
also a lot of fun as the duo
Yuseef Latif, Ron McCurdy,
works with the audience
during the show and some- Howard Hewitt, Randy
Crawford, Joe Sample.
time off-stage.
The band has been
influenced by many musical genres and it delivers
a high-energy show that
Thu • Dec 4 • 9pm
promises to give you a good
Larry Baeder Group feeling.
“Rock, Rhythm & Blues”
7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Chappy
Dog Band
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Frank
Everheart
Clint Bullard and Al Subarsky
make up the Lone Star of
David duo.
The Cooper Sky duo take to the Hog’s Breath Saloon Dec. 8
-14.
SCHOONER WHARF
202 William St.
The Lone Star of
David duo
What do you get when
you pair up a high-energy
singing cowboy from Texas
with a Jewish guitar slinger
from New Jersey? The
“Lone Star of David” duo,
that’s what!
“Oy, these buckaroos are
so good, you will plotz,”
said K. Friedman.
Clint Bullard and Alfonse
will appear together from 6
to 9 p.m. every Friday night
at the Sunset Tiki Bar at the
Galleon Resort, 617 Front
St. Shabbat shalom, y’all!
Today
12 to 5 p.m., Michael
McCloud
7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Carl
Peachy and friends
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Frank
Everheart
Friday
12 to 5 p.m., Michael
McCloud
Fri, Sat • Dec 5, 6 • 10pm
Water Seed
World Famous T-Shirts • Raw Bar • Restaurant
Happy Hour Daily • 5-7 pm
Entertainment from 1pm til 2am
“NOLA Funk & Soul”
Fri, Sat, Sun 5:30 “Soundchecks”
NFL Sunday Ticket
THURSDAY
December 4
See All Your Games Here
1 pm Sunday Jazz Showcase
7 pm Monday Night BINGO
Wed • Dec 10 • 9pm
Little Mike &
The Tornadoes
Joel
Nelson
FRIDAY
December 5
SATURDAY
December 6
SUNDAY
December 7
MONDAY
December 8
TUESDAY
December 9
WEDNESDAY
December 10
Kenny &
Cuda
Kenny &
Cuda
Sunday
NFL
Zack
Seemiller
Joel
Nelson
Joel
Nelson
Copper Sky
Copper Sky
Copper Sky
Chris Gelbuda Chris Gelbuda Chris Gelbuda Chris Gelbuda
KEY WEST
“NYC Powerhouse Blues/Rock”
Green Parrot
Reggie
Reggie
Reggie
The Coal Men The Coal Men The Coal Men The Coal Men Sullivan Band Sullivan Band Sullivan Band
400 Front Street • Across the street from Sunset
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Saturday
12 to 5 p.m., Michael
McCloud
7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Chappy
Dog Band
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Frank
Everheart
Sunday
12 to 5 p.m., Michael
McCloud
5 p.m. Tree Trimming Party
6:30 to 11 p.m., Stonley,
Toko Irie and Agbo
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Magic of
Frank Everheart
Monday
12 to 5 p.m., Raven Cooper
7 to 11 p.m., Marty Stonely
and Chris Toler
Tuesday
12 to 5 p.m., Gary Hempsey
7 to 11 p.m., Raven Cooper
Wednesday
12 to 5 p.m., Michael
McCloud
7 to 11 p.m., Tim Hallohan
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Magic of
Frank Everheart
THE GREEN PARROT
601 Whitehead St.
Larry Baeder
Larry Baeder brings his
group of talented musicians to The Parrot stage on
at 9 p.m. today for a night
of highly danceable rock,
rhythm and blues.
Little Mike and The
Tornadoes
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Waterseed
Combining the joyous
and soul, plus, an ample
helping of Brazilian dance
grooves.
Fronting the group,
and featuring many of his
original compositions, is
Chris Burchard, on guitar, Rob DiStaci sings and
plays keyboards, Bubba
Lownotes plucks the bass,
and of course, Skippo on
the drums. So catch a great
night of soulful rock, brazilian, and funk-fusion.
The ‘CRZZBs’ return to Virgilio’s in the “Tuesday League of
Crafty Musicians” series.
sounds of traditional New
Orleans jazz with the adventurous funk of Parliament,
Waterseed, a big, bold
ensemble from Atlanta-byway-New Orleans brings
their unpredictable experimental edge to the Parrot
stage with shows at 5:30
and 10 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday.
What do you call a musical gumbo that recalls the
ancestral strut andjoie de
vivre of the New Orleans’
Tremé, the drama and
ecstasy of the church’s wailing floor, and the suitedup sophistication of jazz
threaded with the party funk
of Parliament? What do you
name sounds that hail from
Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean,
and the red dirt South all
at once? How do you label
music that simultaneously
evokes all of the uncontainable energies and passions
exploding from so many
disparate musical legacies?
Here we call it Waterseed.
THE GARDENS
526 Angela St.
Cabaret
Today: 5 to 7 p.m., Jimmy
Olson at the piano.
Friday: 5 to 7 p.m., Michael
Robinson at the piano.
Saturday: 5 to 7 p.m. Will
Johnson at the piano.
Jazz In The Gardens
Sunday: 5 to 7:30 p.m.,
Acoustical Harpist Scott
Marischen and Friends.
90 MILE LOUNGE
300 Front St.
All shows start at 8:30 p.m.
Today: Woody Jenkins
Project
Friday: Larry Baeder
Saturday: Woody Jenkins
Project
Sunday: Larry Baeder
Monday: Ericson Holt
Tuesday: Ericson Holt
Wednesday: Moose and
Bullet Proof Blues Band
new Dinner Concert Series
every Thursday night featuring international classical guitarist, Mateo.
Seating upstairs begins at
6:30 p.m. and the concert
starts at 7 p.m. The dinner
concert includes a PrixFixe three course Italian
meal. The concert features
Spanish guitar highlights
and original compositions
by Mateo. Experience an
intimate evening by this
INAGURAL “THE
virtuoso guitar soloist while
BIRTH OF DON” ROCK
ANTONIA’S DINNER enjoying the gourmet dinFESTIVAL
ner at Antonia’s Dinner
CONCERT SERIES
Concert. For menu and
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pricing information, go to
The Ray Sigismondi Rock
antoniaskeywest.com. For
Review headlines the first
“The Birth of Don” rock
Antonia’s Restaurant, 615 reservations, call 305-7710280.
festival at the outside bar at Duval St., is presenting a
6 p.m Friday at Don’s Place,
1000 Truman Ave.
Island Alex and his band
open the festivities by
performing songs from
his recently completed
CD which will officially be
released during this inaugural “The Birth of Don”
festival. Friends and family
of Don’s Place owner Don
Manaher will be celebrating the birth of Don (which
occurred 60 years ago) during the festival.
VIRGILIO’S
524 Duval St.
The “CRZZBs”
The “CRZZBs” return to
Virgilio’s “Tuesday League
of Crafty Musicians”
series, at 9 p.m. Tuesday
for another evening of
Pat Metheney-inspired,
modern guitar fusion,
some sophisticated Sting,
John Mayer, Marvin Gaye,
and Steely Dan-type pop
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Little Mike and The
Tornadoes brings a powerhouse performance of
blues and rock n’ roll from
New York City to the Parrot
stage with shows at 9 p.m.
on Wednesday and Dec. 10,
and shows at 5:30 and 10
p.m. Dec. 11.
Led by singer, songwriter,
producer and harp master Mike Markowitz. The
band is well-known for its
flawless, high energy blues
sound, modeled after the
great Chicago bands of the
50’s.
They have played nearly
every major metropolitan
area in the United States
and Canada, some of the
toughest hangouts, as well
as the most sophisticated
stages in the world, never
straying from their course
of delivering hard back
alley blues and rough
rock and roll. Little Mike
Markowitz, is a mean harmonica player who cut his
teeth in New York City in
the late 1970s and early
1980s, backing up legendary Bluesmen Pinetop
Perkins, Hubert Sumlin,
and Jimmy Rogers. He
then moved to Florida, and
continued to perform and
record through the early
2000s.
After a hiatus from
music, during which he
raised his family near
Gainesville, he’s playing
high-energy blues again.
Little Mike’s latest release
is titled Forgive Me and he
is currently touring in support of it.
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Dog Tired hosts holiday opening
costs and is also offering
og Tired Studio
a 10 percent discount on
and Gallery, 1011
Whitehead St., is hav- everything on the premises. Sean
ing its holiCallahan is
day openalso offering
ing from 6
a special on
to 9 p.m.
pet portraits
Friday.
through the
In celmonth of
ebration,
December.
Artist Chris
Lopez and
Lopez is
Callahan
offering a
will both
special perwork from a
sonalized
photograph.
portrait on
For pricing
acrylic or
“The Helper” by Sean
informawood for
Callahan.
tion, call
the holidays
802-989at a special
5910, or stop in for the
discounted rate. The galholiday opening.
lery will cover shipping
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Jessica Wilson and Sandy Kaster
featured at Frangipani Gallery
First Thursday
Art Walk
on Caroline Street
he galleries, stores and
restaurants on Caroline
Street and the surrounding area, invite all
to join in celebrating the
holidays from 5 to 7 p.m.
today.
The street will be aglow
with luminaries lighting
the way to the participating businesses. Joining
the celebration is Island
Inspirations, the working
art studio and gallery of
long time Key West artist
Maggie Ruley. Enjoy some
wine and talk with Maggie
about her vibrant tropical
paintings. Discover paintings, pottery, jewelry and
gifts by Maggie and other
local artists. Located in the
heart of historic old town
at 933b Fleming Street,
[email protected] will be featuring
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new paintings, glass and
ceramic sculptures just in
for the season.
Artists Cathy Flanagan
and Linda Fife will present their painted bar
stools and cocktail tables
at Harpoon Harry’s. The
Little Red has wonderful
gift items for the holidays
with new things arriving
every day. Key Accents
Home and Garden store
is offering a discount
on Company C’s rugs.
Commotion will be displaying their newest fashion arrivals, fine linens,
jewelry and accessories.
If you get hungry stop by
Pepe’s Cafe and enjoy a
free glass of house wine
with any entree.
For information, call 305
295-9595.
Jessica Wilson and Sandy Kaster will be featured at Frangipani
Gallery.
he featured artists for
the First Friday Art
Stroll on Upper Duval,
Jessica Wilson and Sandy
Kaster, will be honored
with a reception from 6 to
9 p.m. Friday. Their show
will be in the gallery until
Dec. 28.
Sandy Kaster is a ceramic
artist who strives to make
art that is fun, functional
and unique. Most of her
inspiration comes from the
beauty of the water, life and
flora of Key West. Her new
pieces incorporate sgraffito,
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which means “to scratch”
in Italian. It involves layering colored slips and
carving back the layers
into a design, revealing the
contrasting color of the clay
beneath.
Jessica Wilson’s fine silver
jewelry is also inspired by
nature and include shells,
leaves and twig motifs. Her
enamel seascapes are like
miniature paintings of the
sea.
For information, call
Frangipani Gallery at 305296-0440.
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Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Cultural Calendar
Thursday, Dec. 4 through
Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural
Calendar for more listings and
events throughout the Keys.
Key West Happenings
ARTS COUNCIL
Today
Holiday Membership Party, 5:30
p.m.
Private Home, 1424 Grinnell St.
295-4369.
Join us to celebrate the season.
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS AND
EXHIBITIONS
Today
Holiday Art Walk & Open House,
5 p.m.
Historic Seaport District including
The Little Red Mercantile Store,
Harpoon Harry’s, [email protected] Gallery,
Key Accents, Commotion on
Caroline Street, Gallery on Greene
and Salt and Island Inspirations
on Fleming Street.
Friday
Upper Duval Art Stroll, 6 p.m.
Jessica Wilson & Sandy Kaster
Opening Reception, 6 p.m.
Frangipani Gallery, 1102A Duval
St. 305-296-0440. frangipanigallery.com.
Dog Tired Studio and Gallery,
6 p.m.
1011 Whitehead St. 802-9895910. dogtiredstudio.net.
Holiday specials: personalized
portraits, acrylic on wood by Chris
Lopez and pet portraits by Sean
Callahan.
Special art exhibitions and receptions at galleries and shops along
Upper Duval from United Street to
Truman Avenue. Including SoDu
Gallery, Cocco and Salem, Island
Arts, Key West Pottery, Cork and
Stogie, Millionaire Gallery.
Today
Computer Class for Word I,
10 a.m.
Key West Library, 700 Fleming St.
292-3595. keyslibraries.com.
Seating limited, must register.
Key West Still Life and Drawing
Workshop, 11 a.m.
FKCC, 5224 College Road, 609884-3474. Annamarie Giordano.
Wednesday
Ukelele Workshop, 7:30 p.m.
The Grateful Guitar, 1075 Duval
St. (Duval Square) 304-5636413. thegratefulguitar.com.
Open to all levels and ages.
DANCE
Friday
Jazz Dance Class with Denis
Hyland, 10:30 a.m.
CoffeeMill Dance Studio, 916
Pohalski Lane. 296-9982. coffeemilldance.com.
All dance levels welcome.
Wednesday
Key West Country Western
Dancers, 6:30 p.m.
Cowboy Bill’s, 618 Duval St. 724333-4137. Free line dancing lessons with Marvin.
FESTIVALS AND FUNDRAISERS
Saturday
Key West Fest by the Sea, 11 a.m.
Key West Art & Historical Society,
Fort East Martello, 3501 S.
Roosevelt Blvd. kwahs.org.
Local food, music and art.
Benefiting education programs
of the Florida Lodging and
Restaurant Association.
Southernmost Coconut Castaways
“Jump Up” Holiday Gift Drive, 1
p.m.
Pincher’s Crab Shack, 712 Duval
St. southernmostcoconutcastaways.com.
Benefiting Wesley House Family
Services teenagers.
City of Key West Holiday Parade,
7 p.m.
Starting at Truman Ave. and White
St., then proceeding down Duval
Street and ending at Eaton Street.
keywestcity.com.
Sunday
Key West Art Center - Celebrate
the Season Party, 5 p.m.
301 Front St. 294-1241. keywe-
startcenter.com.
FKCC, 5901 College Rd. 2957676. keyschorale.com.
Tuesday
Friday
the CRZB’s, Chris Burchard, Rob
Key West Outdoor Movie: Polar
DiStasi, Bubba and Skippo, 9
Express, 7 p.m.
Bayview Park, Corner of Jose Marti p.m.
and Truman Ave. keywestoutdoor- Virgilio’s, 524 Duval St. 2961075.
movies.com.
Wednesday
KWHS Band & Choir Holiday
LITERARY
Concert, 7 p.m.
Saturday
Key West High School Auditorium,
Friends of the Key West Library
2100 Flagler Ave.
- Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.
Library Palm Garden, 700 Fleming Thursday at 7 p.m., too.
St. [email protected]
Sunday
THEATER
Key West Poetry Guild Meeting,
Wednesday though Sunday
7 p.m.
Fringe Theater Key West - Alice’s
Blue Heaven, Petronia St. 293Parlor, 8 p.m.
0902.
St. Paul’s Church, Historic Rectory
Featuring Malcolm Willison.
- Parlor, 401 Duval St. 786-529Wednesday
2281. fringetheaterkeywest.org.
Book Bites - Gold Finch, 5 p.m.
Four Short Plays of Alice
Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. Gerstenberg. Parlor plays of the
292-3595. keyslibraries.com.
1920’s. Each tells a funny and
charming tale of human foibles,
jealousy, gossip, false pride, regret
MUSEUMS, HISTORY AND
– each making statement about
NATURE
the human condition.
Today
Key West Garden Club Middle Keys Happenings
Educational Lecture Series:
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS AND
Gardening with Butterflies, 1:30
EXHIBITIONS
p.m.
West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Friday
Blvd. 294-3210. keywestgarden- Artist in Paradise Gallery Customer Appreciation Night, 5
club.com.
p.m.
Friday through Sunday
Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza, Big
Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion, 10
Pine Key, 872-1828. artistsina.m.
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State paradise.com.
Park. 292-6713. forttaylorpyrates. First 30 people receive a free
holiday card or ornament.
com.
Living history demonstrations,
kid’s activities, live music, artisan CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
crafts and more.
Today
Sunday
Plein Air Painting Classes in
Locals Free Sunday at the Key
Sugarloaf, 9:30 a.m.
West Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.
Jim Salem, 744-9880.
5210 College Rd. 296-1504. key- [email protected]
westbotanicalgarden.org.
Paradise Quilters:
Daily
Today - Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
Saturday - Workshop, 10 a.m.
- Celebrating 30 Years of Treasure
and Adventure Exhibit, 9:30 a.m. Dallas McDonald Senior Center,
Big Pine Key. 745-4202. paradis200 Greene St., Key West. 294equilters.org.
2633. melfishermuseum.org.
FILM
Check website for special presentations, tours and celebrations.
MUSIC
Friday
Keys Chorale Holiday Harmonies
Outdoor Concert, Free, 7 p.m.
MUSEUMS, HISTORY AND
NATURE
Wednesday
Marathon Garden Club: Board
Meeting, 9 a.m.
MM 50, Bayside. 743-4971.
marathongardenclub.org.
THEATER
Thursday through Sunday
Marathon Community Theater - A
Tuna Christmas, 8 p.m.
5101 Overseas Hwy., MM 49.5.
743-0994. marathontheater.org.
Upper Keys Happenings
Ocean Life Lecture Series:
Invasive Lionfish: Management
Successes & Challenges, 7 p.m.
Murray Nelson Gov’t. and Cultural
Ctr, MM 102. 396-7000. fklcc.org.
Speaker Lad Akins.
MUSEUMS, HISTORY AND
NATURE
Monday
FESTIVALS AND FUNDRAISERS Historical Preservation Society of
Friday
Florida Keys Holiday Festival, 4
p.m.
Founders Park, Islamorada. 6644503
Tree lighting, holiday parade, a
mountain of snow, kids activities
and live on stage performances.
LECTURES
the Upper Keys Meeting, 7 p.m.
Key Largo Library, Tradewinds
Shopping Plaza. 852-1620. keyshistory.org.
MUSIC
Wednesday
Dan Bern Acoustic Show, 7 p.m.
Founders Park, Islamorada. 3956344. keysice.com.
Friday
Still life drawing workshops
Annamarie Giordano
is offering life drawing,
still life workshops.
The first workshop will
be from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. today at Florida
Key Community
College, Key West
Campus. Artists may
work with a medium
and subject of choice.
No preregistration is
required. For information, call 609-884-3474.
or send an email to [email protected]
Frangipani Gallery
Right in the Heart of the Key West Art District
Jessica Wilson: Jewelry
Sandy Kaster: Ceramics
Friday, Dec. 5th • 6-9pm
1102-A Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305−296−0440
[email protected] • www.frangipanigallery.com
398300
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Paparazzi
aparazzi’ is a photo-driven entertainment
feature compiled by Citizen staffers from
in-house and contributed shots. Snaps of
social events, arts and entertainment-related activities and other “wild art” will be welcomed as submissions to these pages. Send invitations to cover events to
[email protected], and we’ll do our best to get a
photographer to the event. If we can’t make it, send your
photos and information of your shindig and we’ll try to
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Perennial Key West visitor Jens Krow from Germany, left, watches as artist Karen Beauprie works on a watercolor during the
second annual ART! Key West event.
Photo by Wendy Tucker
Photo by Carol Tedesco
From left, Roger Young, Jeannette Aguilar and Stacey Mitchell speak with
photographer Andreas Franke Sunday at the Eco-Discovery Center about his
composite prints created to be attached to shipwrecks throughout the world.
Franke’s exhibition was a highlight of the second annual ART! Key West event.
Bill Gaiser, left, and Steve Lechner, right, take a break Thursday
after serving a Thanksgiving feast to old friends of both at the
Carriage Trade on Eaton Street.
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Gregg McGrady, center, is surrounded by friends, from left, John Nolte, Bill Ellis,
Tony Falcone and Scott McCarthy Saturday night at McGrady’s 50th birthday
party at Martin’s restaurant.
Captain Frank Holden, center,
Admiral of the Conch Republic
Navy, inducts Floyd Roloff, left,
into the Conch Republic Navy,
as well as commissioning his
vessel, the ‘Rapscallion’ before
Roloff embarks on a sailing
tour of the South Pacific.
Judy Gracer, left, gets
a holiday hug and
kiss from her daughter, Kelly, over the
Thanksgiving weekend.
Photo by Wendy Tucker
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Patryk Sala, left, and Paula Myszewska, right, visiting from Poland, check out the flamingos at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.
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Key West Pixie Carol Tedesco and Michael Shields cut the
proverbial rug at Gregg McGrady’s “3G 5.0” birthday bash
at Martin’s Saturday night.
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Following Sunday night’s Hurricane Flag burning ceremony at
the Truman Waterfront, Conch Republic Navy Admiral Frank
Holden, right, inducts 6-month-old Richard Bennett (seen
with his father, Brian) as a “Swabby First Class.”
PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise
Jennifer Newman, Rebecca Tomlinson and John Dell
enjoyed the beautiful Key West Thanksgiving Day weather
at an annual gathering on Rose Street.
PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise
Many in this extended family on Rose Street have come together for the past 23 years to share love and
fellowship during the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
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Light your bikes
and join the parade
o bolster the Wesley House Toy Drive, the annual
Lighted Bike Parade will convene at Bayview Park at
5 p.m. Wednesday.
Participants are asked to bring a brand-new,
unwrapped toy.
There, everyone will meet with Santa, which will also
include giveaways and helmet fittings (those under 16
are required to wear a helmet) and local police can even
register bikes if proof-of-purchase is furnished.
Law enforcement will then ensure order and safety
at the 6:30 p.m. push-off, which will take riders everywhere from Duval Street to Mallory Square.
Pre-registration for the ride (including waivers) is
encouraged to expedite the evening fun and may be
accomplished online by going to wesleyhouse.com.
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The Coast Guard gets into the holiday spirit during the Lighted Boat Parade at the Historic Seaport.
24th Annual Lighted Boat Parade coming soon
You’re in Key West to be on the Water
he days are getting shorter and
the breeze in the air means only
one thing, it’s almost time for the
24th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar and
Galley and Absolut Vodka Lighted
Boat Parade.
The famous nautical parade is
slotted for 8 p.m. Dec. 13. All of the
pre-festivities will start at 6 p.m.
Join the fun and enter your boat
in this community marine event.
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Think Zero Duval Street
of incentive for our island’s creative
mariners.
Entry forms are now available,
stop by Schooner Wharf or visit our
website. A Captains’ Meeting will take
place Dec. 12 on Schooner Wharf
Bar’s upper deck with complimentary Absolut Vodka beverages and
Schooner Galley hors d’oeuvres. We
encourage all captains to register by
Dec. 11.
Holiday bazaar and book fair Dec. 13
Serving Waterfront Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Hot Tin Roof Dinner & Brunch Reservations Recommended
Live Entertainment DAILY
305-296-7701
Parade your vessel bedecked in
beautiful lights and your festive
holiday spirit. Vessels of all sizes,
kayaks, dinghies, fishing vessels,
sailing ships, private yachts and
charter boats are welcome.
This year’s cash awards and prizes
total over $20,000 and twelve winning
places will be awarded. All participating boats that did not place will be
entered in a free raffle. There’s plenty
he Key West Montessori Children’s School will present
its annual Book Fair and Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at 1400 United St.
This year’s bazaar will be bigger than ever, with more
vendors, activities and treats including a coffee bar,
holiday portrait booth, Peaceful Warrior Yoga and a live
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performance by the KWMCS Steel Pan Band.
Proceeds from this event support free Montessori education for the Key West community.
For more information or to sign up as a vendor, contact Rachel at [email protected], or call 2941400 ext. 53418.
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What’s up at the Tropic: Friday, Dec. 5 through Thursday, Dec. 11
FEATURE FILMS
OPENING FRIDAY:
earth-shattering diagnosis
at 21 years of age. With
Jane (Felicity Jones, “Like
Crazy,” “The Amazing
Spider-Man 2”) fighting tirelessly by his side,
Stephen embarks on his
most ambitious scientific
work, studying time.
Rated PG-13
“Citizenfour”
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras started
receiving encrypted e-mails
from someone identifying
himself as “citizen four.” In
June 2013, she and reporter
Glenn Greenwald flew to
Hong Kong for the first of
many meetings with the
man who turned out to
be Edward Snowden. She
brought her camera with
her. Poitras is a masterful
storyteller: she compresses
the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming,
watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over
the next move, into both
a great character study of
Snowden and a narrative
that will leave you on the
edge of your seat.
Rated R
“Force Majeure”
This wickedly funny and
precisely observed psychodrama tells the story
“Birdman”
The cast of “Force Majeure.”
of a model Swedish family, handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy
wife Ebba and their two
blond children, on a skiing
holiday in the French Alps.
During a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an
avalanche suddenly bears
down. With people fleeing
in all directions and his
wife and children in a state
of panic, Tomas makes a
decision that will shake his
marriage to its core and
leave him struggling to
reclaim his role as family
Edward Snowden in “Citizenfour.”
The critically-acclaimed
black comedy Birdman tells
the story of a washed-up
actor (Michael Keaton)—
famous for portraying
an iconic superhero—as
“The Theory of
patriarch. The 2014 Cannes Oliver in the care of their
he struggles to mount a
Film Festival winner of the neighbor, Vincent (Bill
Broadway play. In the days
Everything”
Jury Prize in Un Certain
leading up to opening
Murray), a retired curmudRegard. (Partially subtitled) geon. An odd friendship
The Theory of Everything night, he battles his ego
Rated R
and attempts to recover
soon blossoms. Together
tells the extraordinary
with a pregnant stripstory of one of the world’s his family, his career and
himself. Also starring
per named Daka (Naomi
greatest living minds, the
HELD OVER:
Zach Galifianakis, Andrea
Watts), Vincent brings
renowned astrophysiRiseborough, Amy Ryan,
Oliver
along
to
the
race
cist
Stephen
Hawking,
“St. Vincent”
Emma Stone, Naomi
track, a strip club and the
who falls deeply in love
Watts and Edward Norton,
local
dive
bar.
Oliver
begins
with
fellow
Cambridge
Maggie (Melissa
Birdman is directed and
McCarthy), a single mother, to see in Vincent something student Jane Wilde.
co-written by Alejandro
that no one else is able to:
Once a healthy, active
moves into a new home
González Iñárritu
a misunderstood man with young man, Hawking
with her 12-year-old son,
(“Biutiful,” “Babel,” “21
a good heart. Written and
(Eddie Redmayne, “Les
Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher).
Grams,” “Amores Perros”).
directed by Theodore Melfi. Misérables,” “My Week
Working long hours, she
Rated R
Rated PG-13
With Marilyn”) received an
has no choice but to leave
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones in “The Theory of Everything.”
Michael Keaton, Ed Norton in “Birdman.”
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FILM IN PARADISE
A Christmas double feature hosted by Turner Classic Movies at the Tropic
FRONT ROW
at the theaters.
On Sunday many local movie houses
will be showing a festive double feature,
the classic 1938 “A Christmas Carol” with
Cooke Communications Film Review
Reginald Owen and 1945 “Christmas in
SHIRREL RHOADES
Connecticut” with Barbara Stanwyck.
This is a one-day-only event.
Sure, we’ve seen these movies a
REVIEWED BY
thousand
times: The story of Ebenezer
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Scrooge, a curmudgeon who awakens to
the true spirit of Christmas after being
hy would you go to the movie
visited by three ghosts. And a whimsical
theater to see a couple of old
tale of a magazine writer with a popublack-and-white films that you
usually catch on T.V. during the lar column about housekeeping on her
Connecticut farm, which turns out to be
holidays? Well, for one thing, there’s the
experience of seeing a movie up there on pure fiction when her publisher shows up
the big screen, the way it was intended to for Christmas dinner.
Thee are two of my favorite put-you-inbe seen. Maybe there is something to that
“Go Big or Go Home” trailer you’ve seeing the-holiday-mood movies.
AT THE MOVIES
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Don’t feel disloyal to Turner Classic
Movies by going to see them at the
theater. TCM and Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment are the ones presenting
this special Fathom Event, hosted up
there on the screen by TCM’s own Ben
Mankiewicz.
While “A Christmas Carol” is more of
a morality play based on the Charles
Dickens short story, “Christmas in
Connecticut” is a screwball comedy with
some of your favorite old-time character
actors — Sydney Green Street, Reginald
Gardner, and S.Z. Sakall. You’ll recognize
their faces.
It’s like spending Christmas with distant family members you see but once a
year.
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Documentary camptures Edward Snowden as ‘Citizenfour’
made two films about government intrusion – “My Country,
My Country” (2006) and “The
o doubt the NSA knew
Oath” (2010).
Laura Poitras was making
In January 2013, she was workthis documentary. After
ing on a film about post-9/11
all, that’s what this film is
abuses of national security when
about: NSA’s surveillance proshe started receiving encrypted
grams.
emails from this Citizenfour,
You’ve heard all those stories
claiming to have evidence of
about Edward Snowden, the
NSA’s spying on Americans.
low-level high-school-dropout
At first he remained anonyconsultant who blew the whistle
mous, refusing a face-to-face
on the government’s snooping.
meeting. But Poitras insisted,
And you either think he’s an
American hero or a traitor hiding saying, “I really want to meet you,
out in Russia. But what you know and I want to bring my camera.”
is from what you’ve been told by And he responded, “No, I’m not
the story. It should be about the
the media – pro and con.
issues.”
Now hear the words straight
With Poitras’s reassurances, he
from Snowden’s mouth and make
finally relented. So she flew to
a more informed assessment
about this guy who first identified Hong Kong along with journalhimself to Poitras as Citizenfour. ists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen
MacAskill to meet this Deep
Why Poitras? She’d already
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Throat, who turned out to be
Edward Snowden.
“Once my camera came out
in Hong Kong, everyone knew
that was going to happen. And
nobody asked me to stop. This
was a pretty extraordinary set of
circumstances. I think he didn’t
know day-to-day what would
happen to him, and how he
would get through this time. So
it was kind of an all-in moment.
He’d taken so many risks that the
camera just became another part
of it.”
Greenwald and MacAskill
quizzed Snowden as he sat there
in his room at the Mira Hotel in
Hong Kong. Camera rolling, he
told his story.
“He’s been totally consistent in
that he feels these things should
not be secret,” Poitras says. “If
the government is going to do
this, then the public has a right to
know.”
With Snowden supplying them
with classified documents, Glenn
Greenwald broke the story in The
Guardian in June 2013.
Thanks to some skillful editing and the backing of filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (“Erin
Brockovich,” “The Informant!”),
Laura Poitras went on to produce
“Citizenfour,” the tell-all that’s
currently playing at the Tropic
Cinema.
So where does Ed Snowden
come out in this film? As pretty
much human. “Yes, this is a film
about NSA and surveillance,”
nods Laura Poitras. “But it’s also
a film about humans — about
people who take great personal
risks. How do they do that, and
what are the consequences?”
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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ proves to be certifiably cute animated adventure
BY SHIRREL RHOADES
verybody loves penguins. Blame Morgan
Freeman. His narration
of that “March of the
Penguins” documentary
started the craze back in
2005.
Shortly thereafter we had
“Farce of the Penguins”
(2006), a mockumentary
with Samuel L. Jackson.
Then Jim Carrey gave us
“Mr. Popper’s Penguins”
(2011), the story of a stuffy
businessman who inherits
six penguins. That was followed by “Adventures of the
Penguin King” (2012), an
animated mating comedy
voiced by Tim Allen.
Of course, as you
might have expected,
DreamWorks had to get
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in on the act with its
“Madagascar” franchise,
three (so far) animated
movies about funny
animals. So it spun off
a film short titled “The
Madagascar Penguins in a
Christmas Caper” (2005).
Then came a TV series
mated offering is still playing at the Regal Cinema 6.
It’s kind of a spy thriller
starring Skipper, Kowalski,
Rico and Private, the four
penguins last seen in
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s
Most Wanted.”
This tuxedoed quartet are voiced by Tom
McGarth, Chris Miller,
Conrad Vernon, and
Christopher Knights. They
are joined by the voices of
John Malkovich, Benedict
Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong,
Peter Stormare, and Annet
called “The Penguins of
Madagascar” (2008). As well Mahendru.
Here the penguins get
as a video “The Penguins of
kidnapped and whisked
Madagascar — Operation:
away to a submarine base
Get Ducky” (2010).
controlled by an octopus
And now we have a
who resents penguins getfeature-length movie verting all the attention at
sion, “The Penguins of
Madagascar.” This 3D ani- zoos around the world. Dr.
Octavius Brine, as he calls
himself, has developed a
serum he plans to use on
penguins, turning them
into horrible monsters
rather than cute, cuddly birds. Fortunately, an
undercover inter-species
task force comes to their
rescue.
From there, it’s chase
to stop the octopus and
his squid henchmen from
kidnapping penguins
from zoos and transforming them with his Medusa
Serum.
Don’t worry. If you stay
through the credits you’ll
see that penguins of the
world remain cute and cuddly.
Turns out, the film’s
underlying moral has to do
with Private (Christopher
Knights) discovering his
true abilities beyond just
being cute. Not that cute
doesn’t help.
Will you like “The
Penguins of Madagascar?”
Yes, because this film is
very cute.
[email protected]
Top 10 clean movie insults
There are plenty of great movie insults
— rude remarks, nasty slurs, obscene slanders
— but most of them you can’t quote in polite
company. Take that wonderful disparagement
from “A Fish Called Wanda,” the one that begins
“You pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English,
giant, twerp ….” Yes, it gets more profane from
there.
Others, like the insult in “Bridesmaid,” seem
much too tame: “You look like an old mop.”
So we had to dig deep in our pile of movies to come up with this Top Ten list of “clean”
insults:
10.) “Full Metal Jacket” (1987) — “You’re
so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!”
9.) “Toy Story” (1995) — “You are a sad,
strange little man, and you have my pity.”
8.) “The Breakfast Club” (1985) — “Does
Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?”
7.) “Witches of Eastwick” (1987) — “I
think – no, I’m positive – that you are the most
unattractive man I have ever met in my entire
life. You know, in the short time we’ve been
together, you have demonstrated every loathsome characteristic of the male personality
and even discovered a few new ones. You are
physically repulsive, intellectually retarded,
you’re morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive,
selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense
of humor and you smell. You’re not even interesting enough to make me sick.”
6.) “Casablanca” (1942) — “You despise
me, don’t you?” “If I gave you any thought, I
probably would.”
5.) “The Women” (1939) — “There’s a
name for you ladies, but it isn’t used in high
society … outside of a kennel.”
4.) “The Princess Bride” (1987) — “I’ll
explain and I’ll use small words so that you’ll
be sure to understand, you warthog faced buf-
foon.”
3.) “The Wizard Of Oz” (1939) — “You
clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk!”
2.) “Three Amigos!” (1986) — “You dirteating piece of slime, you scum-sucking pig,
you son of a motherless goat!”
1.) “Monty Python And The Holy Grail”
(1975) — “I don’t want to talk to you no more,
you empty-headed animal food trough wiper. I
fart in your general direction! Your mother was
a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”
Did we leave out any of your favorite movie
insults? Clean ones, that is.
Or do you fear our reaction if you suggest
one, like that aspersion from “Billy Madison?”
“What you just said is one of the most insanely
idiotic things I have ever heard. Everyone in this
room is now dumber for having listened to it.”
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Key West Art Center
celebrates the season
he Key West Art Center will
host its annual “Celebrate
the Season” opening show
and reception from 5 to
7 p.m. Sunday. Join the Center
to view the wonderful local art
while enjoying the festivities
with artists, family and friends.
The show will feature new
works in a variety of media
from artist members, including
well-known local artists Karen
Beauprie, Christine Black, Fran
Decker, Martha dePoo, Jane
Grannis, Pam Hobbs, Richard
Matson, Maggie Ruley, Dawn
Wilkins, Mally Weaver, Kim
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Workman and many more.
There will also be work from
four new artist members Lucy
Paige, Kate Peachey, Maggie
Latham, and Mary Jean
Connors.
Vote for your favorite artwork
at the party, and help a deserving artist win this year’s $100
“People’s Choice Award.”
The Key West Art Center is a
non-profit community art gallery located at 301 Front St., and
open every day from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. For information, call 2941241, or go to keywestartcenter.
com.
Feel Us!
Fringe Benefits performs at St. Paul’s this weekend
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his weekend only, the historic
rectory at St. Paul’s will leap
back in time as it hosts Fringe
Theater of Key West’s Fringe
Benefits. Skirts will swish, petticoats
will flounce, and the holiday calm
will shatter as 14 local ladies and two
men bring to life Alice’s Parlor: The
Short Plays of Alice Gerstenberg. Art!
Key West audiences were treated to
a special sneak preview of some of
these plays Thanksgiving weekend, to
rave reviews.
St. Paul’s will host the entire program for three more nights only:
today, Friday and Sunday.
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Director Monnie King, the church’s
historic rectory “Allows the Fringe
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to do what we do best: immersion theater.” Audiences will sit
ensconced in the parlor; they can’t
help but be transported back to 1918
as the Fringe actors, regulars and
newcomers alike, bring to life the
drama, intrigue, and hilarity of early
Twentieth-Century American high
society.
Four groundbreaking works of
Alice Gerstenberg will be presented:
“Fourteen,” “Ever Young,” “He Said
She Said,” and “Overtones,” which
was the first play to portray the subconscious onstage. The cast includes
Monnie King, Ross Pipkin, Sarah
Goodwin-Nguyen, Kitty Clements,
Jodyrae Campbell, Annie Miners,
Deborah Snelgrove, Susan Dimbath,
Merle Dimbath, Diane May, Kate
Miano, Jeanne Tindel, Rosi Ware,
Janeen Gracer, and Gayla Morgan.
Toby Armour, Judy Hadley, Karen
Leonard, and Tammy Shanley
direct. Alicia Merel plays Alice in
the introductory and linking scenes;
the crew includes Cynthia Kemeny,
Ruth Cahoon, Betty Moore, and Bob
Rowand.
For information and tickets go to
fringetheater.org, keystix.com, or
call 305-295-7676. Fringe Theater of
Key West is a non-profit that creates,
educates, and entertains with classic,
innovative, intimate theater through
programs such as Shakespeare in
School, Fringe Benefits: Classic Short
Plays, and main stage productions.
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Artist Sandy West at Artists in Paradise
rtists in Paradise is
proud to showcase
Sandy West as their featured artist in December.
Sandy moved to the Keys
over five years ago and feels
very blessed to be “living
her dreams” as a professional artist. A degree in
Commercial Art has allowed
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her skill set to be quite
diverse. Her specialty is in
illustration, yet she also
has a true passion and eye
for photography. Depicting
realism in her work, she can
bring a treasured photo to
life with a portrait of a loved
one, or family pet. Working
primarily outdoors, when
shooting pictures, she takes
in all the tiny details that
nature has artfully and
sometimes discreetly placed
for us to stumble upon. She
also works in acrylics and
pencil. Her work will be
featured at the gallery, Mile
Marker 30, Big Pine Key,
through Dec. 31.
Santa and the Drag Queen Elves
he Xena Fund once again presents
its annual “Photos with Santa and
the Drag Queen Elves” from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday at The Bottlecap Lounge,
1128 Simonton St., and from 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday at Grooming by John, 1014
Truman Ave. All pets are welcome; please
be sure your pet is leashed, or under
owner control.
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Photo courtesy of Michael Marrero
Holiday Artisan Fair Saturday
et a jump on your holiday shopping
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The
Studios of Key West’s Annual Holiday
Artisan Fair in the Sculpture and Nature
Garden at 607 Ashe St.
Local artisans will display and sell a
diverse variety of original, handmade
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items, from gorgeous quilt work and jewelry to mixed media artwork. As a special
treat, the Montessori Charter School will
have a table and will sell cookies, muffins
and other delectable goods.
To learn more about The Studios, and to
view the full catalog online, go to tskw.org.
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hotographer Beth Rooney of Savior
Productions is generously donating
her talents to ensure a great photo.
Photos will be printed at the event, and
placed in a card frame. Suggested donation for the photos is $20. The Xena Fund
provides assistance to Key West and
Lower Keys residents with emergency
veterinary care costs.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
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Melody G. Moore, left and Michael McCabe, right, rehearse for “The Price” in the
attic of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum on Front Street.
CoffeeMill Dance Studio Offers Theater Jazz Dance Class with Denis
Hyland.
Davis Directs Fringe’s “The Price”
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Jazz dance class at CoffeeMill
for “The Price,” at the Mel Fisher
Maritime Museum with shows at 8
p.m. Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4 and 8-11.
Don’t miss Fringe’s production of
this Arthur Miller tragi-comedy about
family, hurt feelings, and furniture.
For information, including tickets, go
to fringetheater.org.
en and women of all
dance levels are welcome to join in the
fun at the CoffeeMill’s
Theater Jazz Dance Class
instructed by Denis Hyland.
Denis visits from New York
frequently to teach, perform
and bring his cabaret act to Key
West.
You can also see Hyland
onstage this season in the Red
Barn Theatre’s production of
“Let’s Get Lost” opening in
March and at his show “From
Soundheim to Sinatra” at The
Studios of Key West.
Previously taught by Hyland
in New York City at Steps on
Broadway and Broadway
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ey West during the holidays
is one of the prettiest places
to be, and when you’ve had
an experience in the theater that is
heartwarming and moving and timeless, it is even better,” says Murphy
Davis, who is returning to the Fringe
Theater of Key West director’s chair
Dance Center, this 90 minute
class begins with a 45 minute
cardio and stretching warm-up
to strengthen the development
of a dancer, and concludes
with a fun and fluid series
of steps and combinations.
Theater Jazz dance explores
a broad range of styles from
Traditional and Contemporary
Jazz to Fosse, Broadway and
Vegas using jazz, soul, R &
B, ethnic and pop music. So
stretch out, tone up and learn
to work it! Beginners welcome
Fridays starting from 10:30
a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday through
the season. For information,
call 305-296-9982, or go to coffeemilldance.com.
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