W E E K LY E N T E R TA I N M E N T G U I D E F O R K E Y W E S T Paradise 399082 January 15-21, 2015 2 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 Paradise PAUL A. CLARIN Publisher 8 10 3 Walk on White Paparazzi GARY E. MAITLAND Editor TOMMY TODD Director of Sales and Marketing MIKE HENTZ Photo Editor 4 ROB O’NEAL Contributor Music Reach Us Phone: 305-292-7777 Fax: 305-294-0768 Paradise This Week is published weekly by Cooke Communications, 3420 Northside Dr., Key West, FL. Second class postage paid by The Citizen, Key West FL, 33040. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Citizen, P.O. Box 1800, Key West FL 33041. Notice to Advertisers: Paradise assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements but when notified promptly will reprint that part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears. All advertising in this publication is subject to the approval of the publisher. 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COVER: ROB O’NEAL/Paradise A seaplane cruises over Marvin Key. THIS JUST IN: Aqua owners sponsor underwear run Feb. 8 to follow clues through the Heart of Duval to find hidden items, visit some local establishments, complete some team chalAqua nightclub co-owner Kimball lenges and have a Sunday Funday for a Ingram will launch a new fundraiser on good cause and the potential to win some Feb. 8 to raise money for Ingram’s cousin, Carrie, in her fight with neurofibromatosis, great prizes. For information or to donate to the which currently has no cure. NF Foundation, visit my.cupids.org/ Donations through the NF Foundation KimballIngram. are tax deductible, but any Key Westers accustomed to events that pair fun, fundraising and frosty beverages can register for the first-ever Key West Undie Crawl at 4 Friends of the Marathon Library p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Speakers Series An entry fee of $20 per person, running The Friends of the Marathon Library in teams of four, entitles them to a cocktail Speakers Series will present Upper Keys histoat the start, entry into our raffle for some rian Brad Bertelli at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Parish great prizes and a really fun afternoon. Hall of St. Columba Episcopal Church, 451 Dress is as you wish, but organizers are 52nd St., Gulf, Marathon. There will be a recepencouraging underwear and tu tus. tion at 1:30 p.m., prior to the event. Participants will use a smartphone app A columnist for The Reporter, Bertelli has written four books on the colorful history of these beautiful islands with their fascinating, unusual inhabitants. Bertelli has also coauthored two books with noted Upper Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson. Curator of the Keys History and Discovery Center at the Islander Resort in Islamorada, he can be reached for comments and questions at [email protected] com. Still-life drawing class Annamarie Giordano offers Life Drawing and Still Life combo classes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the San Carlos Institute and Thursdays at FKCC. No pre-registration is required and materials can be purchased in class if needed. Get there early to set up. For information and pricing, call 609-884-3474. PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 ◆ 3 W A L K O N W H I T E Frieden and Schmitt take over Harrison Gallery Mayanjali Cafe grand opening iles Frieden and Bob Schmitt, friends and collaborators for three decades, dive within to provide striking visual metaphors for how the light gets in. The exhibit will open to the public with a special reception from 6 to 9 p.m. today for Walk on White. Student and teacher of Chinese brush painting, Schmitt depicts nine gates of a spiritual journey, transforming the aesthetic of traditional Chinese scrolls into digital internal landscapes. M Artists @ the Armory: Second Floor Gallery Resolutions elebrate the first Walk on White of 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. today with a visit to the Artists @ the Armory: Second Floor Gallery. The upstairs art venue has been reimagined as a showcase for new works by familiar artists. Every third Thursday C Frieden’s sculptures expose a multitude of stories, usually embedded in relationships. These ennobled and enabled shards, rising out of imperfection, bring delight, beauty, and healing. This exhibit was in conjunction with the 2015 Key West Literary Seminar, “How the Light Gets In: Literature of the Spirit” and commemorates Frieden’s retirement as executive director of the KWLS after 20 years. Ashe Street artists’ cottages open during Walk on White “Tangle Me Pink” by Sherry Sweet. there will be premier group exhibitions and artists’ open studios. This month, studio artist Sherry Sweet T invites you to paint your part in her next project titled “It’s All About the Process.” The gallery is open weekday afternoons and by appointment. For information, go to facebook.com/ KeyWestArmoryArtists. — Stone Soup Gallery — Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White St., will be showing J H Allen’s “On The Water” from 6 to 8 p.m. today for Walk on White. This is his second one-man show at Stone Soup. For this show, Allen’s oils use a more European palette to illustrate his love of the Keys’ sky and water. The water effect including reflections and refraction of the limitless skies across the Keys will captivate the viewer. anuary Artists-inResidence will be featured during this month’s Walk on White at the Ashe Street Cottages. The public is invited to stop in at 607 Ashe St. from 6 to 8 p.m. today to enjoy a glass of wine and meet muralist Christine Heller, painter Vincent Pomilio, and pianist and composer Thomas Kotcheff. Heller is a painter and installation artist based in Cooperstown, N.Y., who creates murals around the country. Her early interest in dance has led to a lifelong focus on the figure, and currently her influences are modern, hiphop and street dancers, and the murals of Diego Rivera and Thomas Harte Benton. As part of her residency, Heller will spend the month creating a 10’ x 60’ J hakti Yoga, 1114 White St., has expanded and will be a part of the Walk on White from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Owner Sofia Artola crafted the one-of-a-kind cafe and boutique through her years of travel and Ayurvedic studies. The name Mayanjali comes from her daughters Maya Sofia and Adele Anjali. In sanskrit, the name also means “gift” or “offering.” Shakti Yoga and the Mayanjali Cafe are dedicated to helping create a healthy lifestyle on and off the mat, by bringing mind and body together in one sacred space. Eat healthy snacks. S Drink tea, coffee, fresh juices and infused herb waters. Shop the boutique offering environmentally and socially conscious fitness gear and gifts from around the world. Continue to chanting OM, and learnhow to deepen and grow your practice from our experienced yogis. Join the community in this sacred place, which offers all a cozy space to meet and connect with others of like mind and spirit on this unique little island. Mayanjali offers products from homegrown Florida companies. For information, go to shaktikeywest.com, or call 305-587-4285. Thomas Kotcheff mural at the Montessori Charter School of Key West. She wants the mural to reflect the energy and vibrancy of Montessori’s students and teachers. Heller just completed a 10’ x 40’ mural in Denver with a grant from the city of Denver’s Graffiti Eradication Program. Pomilio works in all painting media, on canvas, paper, or wooden panels. His work is largely abstract, and he uses the natural world as his guide. His paintings Continued on page 13 398989 4 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 music scene music scene music scene music scene music scene THE LOVE LANE GANG smiling amidst their mirthful musical mayhem. They will be playing regular gigs at 8:30 p.m. Fridays at McConnell’s Irish Pub, 5 p.m. Sundays at Saluté On The Beach, and 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Sunset Pier. The Love Lane Gang is a homegrown band that charms and thrills both locals and visitors with their rollicking raucous ruckus. With an age range among the members of over 30 years, they bring a wide variety of experience SOUTHERNMOST and musical tastes to music MAGNOLIA lovers of all ages. They’ve brought back skiffle and Southernmost Magnolia, updated it for the present. the Key West version of the It’s impossible to keep from renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of Cajun, country, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and Thu • Jan 15 • 9pm guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixtures Steve Gibson “Nashville Music Collective” on mandolin and Chief Fri, Sat • Jan 16, 17 • 10pm Billy or Cindy Jefferson on bass, and world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal “Bluesman for the New Millenium” steel. They will be making Fri, Sat Soundcheck 5:30pm sure everyone can let the Good Company Popa Chubby 1pm Sunday Jazz Showcase Sun • Jan 18 • 5:30pm ular performer in the Keys. His soulful voice and storytelling style has helped him build a loyal following. He makes fast friends and forever fans and once you hear him, you’ll become both. Dan Harvey Band The Dan Harvey Band The Dan Harvey Band will play will play the Hog’s Breath the Hog’s Breath Saloon. Saloon’s outdoor stage from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Jan. 25 Harvey’s high energy good times roll at B.O.’s Fish through Jan. 25. HOG’S BREATH Wagon from 6:30 to 9:30 “Chasin Whiskey,” Cody’s show keeps audience SALOON members on their feet and p.m. every Thursday. Also, first recorded cut was 400 Front St. a drink in their hand, so with the currently relaxed recognized as a highlight expect an exciting week of security status, you can see of Julie Roberts’ album Cliff Cody music at the Hog’s Breath them (and a great view of the “Men and Mascara” by Saloon. With more than sunset over the water) from Rolling Stone Magazine. West Texas singer-song1,000 song on his set list, 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday writer Cliff Cody plays the Since first playing the Key he is sure to know your at Sunset Lounge on Sigsbee Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 West Songwriters Festival favorite. Navy Base. Front St., mid-shift gig from a few years ago, Cody has become a favorite and reg5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday Entrain will perform at Schooner Wharf Friday and Saturday. SCHOONER WHARF World Famous T-Shirts • Raw Bar • Restaurant Happy Hour Daily • 5-7 pm Entertainment from 1pm til 2am Bill Blue Sun • Jan 18 • 9pm Larry Baeder & Friends THURSDAY January 15 “Janis Joplin Birthday Tribute” 7pm Monday Night BINGO Mon • Jan 19 • 10pm FRIDAY January 16 SATURDAY January 17 SUNDAY January 18 MONDAY January 19 TUESDAY January 20 Kenny & Cuda Kenny & Cuda NFL Football Zack Seemiller Joel Nelson Joel Nelson Good Company Good Company Good Company Good Company Cliff Cody Cliff Cody Cliff Cody Carter Brothers Carter Brothers Carter Brothers Carter Brothers Dan Harvey Band Dan Harvey Band Dan Harvey Band Joel Nelson Good Company “Community Building Jam Session” Wed • Jan 21 • 9pm KEY WEST Gent Treadly 400 Front Street • Across the street from Sunset “New York Jam Rockers” http://hogsbreath.com • 296-4222 • Key West Green Parrot Also visit us in Destin, FL. Package Goods & Spirits Open Daily 11AM - 10PM • 609 Whitehead St 399004 FFamous Since 1890 890 on the corner of Southard & Whitehead Remember: Hog’s Breath is better than no breath at all! WEDNESDAY January 21 ur ! O s Try arita g o H 399009 202 William St. Entrain Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight Schooner Wharf favorite Entrain has thrilled critics and fans playing for sold out crowds everywhere. Hailing from Martha’s Vineyard, their World Beat concept is based on driving drum rhythms layered with sax, keyboards, trombone, bass and guitar. This overwhelming percussive rock music incorporates a worldwide range of influences into a freight train of sound. PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 ◆ 5 music scene music scene music scene music scene music scene Popa Chubby New York City singer/ songwriter/axe-mangler Popa Chubby promises to have Green Parrot patrons howling when he explodes onto the stage for two riotous days at 5:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Popa Chubby’s music, forged in the toughness that is New York City, takes blues to the cutting edge, where it high-fives its contemporary cousins rock, Popa Chubby takes to the stage at the Green Parrot Friday rap, and hip hop. and Saturday. With his razor sharp, biting guitar, vocals from the gut, and top-notch section is bassist Bubba 90 MILE LOUNGE skill as a songwriter, Popa Lownotes, and cranking 300 Front St. out the insistent rhythm, is Chubby artfully combines the rootsiness of blues with All shows start at 8:30 p.m. Skippo on drums. Special the more modern urban guest star, added to the mix Thursday: Woody Jenkins elements of today’s popular and on the flute and sax Project music. Popa Chubby has solos is Tim Mayer. From Friday: Ericson Holt single-handedly spearclassic rock, blues, swing, Saturday: Woody Jenkins headed a New York City and funky dance grooves, Project the Pat ‘n Deb combo truly sub-genre of blues. Sunday: Larry Baeder covers it all. Monday: Larry Baeder Tuesday: Ericson Holt Bill Blue Wednesday: Ericson Holt THE GREEN PARROT When Bill Blue came to Key West in 1983 with a VIRGILIO’S 601 Whitehead St. pretty girl, a Cadillac and 524 Duval St. Good Company very little money, he was coming off 18 years of road Good Company, feaLeague of Crafty dog touring and recording. turing a revolving cast of Musicians Nashville’s finest songwrit- In the 30 years he’s made this island his home, he ers, vocalists and musiAt 9 p.m. Tuesday opened a music store and cians. will appear at The Virgilio’s “League of Crafty a recording studio and left Green Parrot at 9 p.m. Musicians” presents the an indelible mark as a pertoday. “Pat ‘n Deb Quartet,” with former. Good Company is more singer Miz Debra Dean and Now, the “Old Man of than a band, Crisscrossing her partner, Pat Lawler, Blues” returns to The through networks across on keyboards and guitar. the United States, they have Parrot stage at 5:30 p.m. Completing the rhythm Sunday to celebrate his 30+ years of writing, recording and performing music. Bill Blue left North Carolina for Virginia to meet blues legend Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup, writer of Elvis’s first record That’s Alright Mama, and in two weeks went from an out-of-work musician to being on the road with Big Boy and Bonnie Raitt on her first U.S. tour. Larry Baeder and Friends offer Green Parrot Tribute to Janis Joplin The Green Parrot will celebrate what would have been the 72nd birthday of seminal psychedelic-acid rocker Janis Joplin at 9 p.m. Sunday. The Tribute, hosted by Larry Baeder, will include Key West female vocalists offering renditions of Joplin songs. 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., Skipper Krippitz and friends. THE GREENS New Key West group offers Civil War jazz and bluegrass Nothing green behind the ears when it comes to Key West’s newest band, The Greens. Each member of the group came down from Tennessee last month. Now they have joined forces to bring a fresh country sound of Civil War jazz and jam to the lower Keys. Steve LaPierre, the popular Key West street painter, stand-up bass player and cofounder of the Love Lane Gang, just back from recording sessions in Nashville, began talking with Key West banjo player, bar none, Jason Shore, awhile back. Grab your entire household and go enjoy some healthy musical fun this week with The Greens from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Viva Zapata, 903 Duval St. and from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Mangrove Mama’s, Mile Marker 20, Sugarloaf Key. You’re in Key West to be on the Water Think Zero Duval Street Gent Treadly Gent Treadly will return to the Parrot stage at 9 p.m. Wednesday, They have gone down countless roads, burst several hundred blood vessels, stormed the gates of heaven and sustained inestimable loss during its 14 years as a band. Having toured with the late great Vince Welnick of The Grateful Dead for many years, Gent Treadly continues to carry the flame - a diehard acolyte in search of the ultimate groove. Serving Waterfront Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hot Tin Roof Dinner & Brunch Reservations Recommended Live Entertainment DAILY 305-296-7701 399010 forged this project from mutual admiration and a shared passion for the history and future of American music. 6 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 Jon McIntosh and Hayes Blinckmann air their ‘Family Matters’ he next major season exhibition at Lucky Street is ‘Family Matters,’ and spotlights new works by the latest Florida Cultural Consortium Grant winner and celebrated artist about town Jon McIntosh and his stepdaughter Hayes Blinckmann. The opening reception will convene from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St. Noted for the saturated colors and beauty of light and shadow in his paintings of boats and the seas, McIntosh’s work is displayed in hotels and homes all around the island. But his realistic works, though exquisite, failed to satisfy Jon’s intellect and sense of humor. He packed up his paints and brushes from the realistic camp, and moved over to join the surrealists and contemporaries, with exquisitely constructed and beautifully painted mixed media compositions with glimpses of a wickedly sharp sense T Patty Larkin to perform at the Studios of Key West ulti-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Patty Larkin will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. She grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisc. Descended from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers, her mother was a painter, her sisters both musicians. She learned at a young age to appreciate the beauty of the arts. She began classical piano studies at age seven, and became swept up in the sounds of pop and folk in the ’60s, teaching herself the guitar and experimenting with songwriting in high school. An English major, Larkin sang throughout her high school and M 398719 “Beautiful Noise” by Hayes Blinkmann. this new direction, along with a preview of the works that won McIntosh this years Florida Cultural Consortium Grant. Now, mix in the up and coming abstract artist, Key West’s own Hayes Blinckmann, to represent the distaff side of the family. Hayes’ sophisticated, buoyant and joyous works fill the gallery with color and energy, and bring that same atmosphere wherever they hang. Hayes’ work echoes still life compositions, but she shatters the physical plane and explodes color, depth, and “Landscape with Butterflies” by Jon McIntosh. life on her canvases; however, all that energy is corralled by her working her of humor. Although the newer genre of work won paint with the most delicate touch critical acclaim, Tosh’s legions of collec- imaginable. Her color sense is impeccable, and her artistry and skill will take tors missed his seascapes. To appease, Tosh has stretched his artistic sensibility her far. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this exciting emerging artist from and talent once more, and created an the Key West community and enjoy her entirely new series of works that combines his realistic seascapes with his per- uplifting work. For information, call 305-294-3793. sonal insights and commentary. Enjoy college career, starting out in coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco. Upon graduation from the University of Oregon, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, busking on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and with Boston area jazz guitarists. Still Green, Larkin’s 13th album, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea that travels from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. This collection of new songs chronicles Larkin’s search for relief, respite and solace during a time when she lost both of her parents, and witnessed a sister suffer a serious health issue. For information and ticket sales, call 305-296-0458, or to go tskw.org. PARADISE ‘She Loves Me’ at the Waterfront Playhouse he Waterfront Playhouse continues its historic 75th season with an exciting new adventure with a staged concert version of the Broadway musical, “She Loves Me.” This Tony Award-winning musical features a cast of 12 amazing singer/ actors with an orchestra of 10, conducted by Vincent Zito. The evening is directed by the Waterfront’s artistic director Danny Weathers and runs only five nights, Tuesday through Jan. 25. Performances begin at 8 p.m. “She Loves Me” is the romantic tale of two co-workers who loathe each other in their workplace, but are carrying on a passionate romance as anonymous pen pals. Often called “the most charming musical ever written,” “She Loves Me” is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo and has been adapted into such films as “The Shop Around The Corner” and more recently, “You’ve Got Mail.” “She Loves Me” is a book by Joe Masteroff with a glorious score by Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), the same songwriting team behind “Fiddler On The Roof.” The show is filled with beautiful melodies, but rather than interrupting the plot, the songs play an integral part in plot and character development in the show. New York Magazine’s critic, John Simon (not known for his generosity) enthused, “The creators of ‘She Loves Me’ have fashioned the perfect intimate musical. Perfect? Yes, damn it, perfect!” “She Loves Me” is beloved by musical theater fans, and Zito and Weathers have yearned to do a production in Key West for several years. They’re thrilled to have the Waterfront’s 75th anniversary as the perfect opportunity to share this beautiful musical. The New York Times called ‘She Loves Me,” “a continuously melodic evening of sheer enchantment.” The cast is a line-up of outstanding musical theater performers, both imported and local. Laura Shofner T THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 ous characters. The onstage musicians include Lawrence Abromowitz, Dianne Carter, James Carter, Joe Dallas, Donna DeForrest, Nancy Hoffman, Roberta Jacyshin, Mark Rose and Max Zemanovic. Michael Boyer will design the concert stage and set pieces. David Bird will design the lighting, with Leigh Hooten designing costumes and Carmen Rodriguez as props mistress and costume assistance. Andy McLendon acts as stage manager. Tickets for opening night are $50, which includes an after party sponsored by Fred and Linda Greenberg. Tickets for other performances are $40. There are discounts for students, military and seniors as well as the Friday night special of two tickets for $60. For tickets, call 305-294-5015, or go to WaterfrontPlayhouse.org for the online ticketing service. You may also call or go to the website to buy memberships or individual tickets. “She Loves Me” is perfect for the whole family. 7 Library Friends lecture at new location ichael Mewshaw, novelist and non-fiction writer, will be the lead speaker in this season’s Friends of the Mewshaw Key West Library lecture series at 6 p.m. Monday at the temporary location, Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Mewshaw will read from his newest work, “Sympathy for the Devil,” recalling his 40 year friendship with author Gore Vidal. Author of 11 novels, eight books of non-fiction and hundreds of articles in major news M Smith thrilled audiences a few years ago with her brilliant portrayal of Eliza in the Key West Pops’ “My Fair Lady” and is returning to Key West to create the love-struck, Amalia. Playing opposite her will be David Perlman who is just coming off starring roles in “Fiddler” at The Goodspeed Opera House and Arena Stage, in DC. He was seen last season in the Gayla Morgan/ Eric Weinberger’s “A Dog Story” at the Waterfront. Playing the second couple will be Kristen Michelle who has appeared in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “A Dog Story” at the Waterfront and Bruce Moore, who has many Broadway credits, as well as local appearances, including “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Dean Walters plays the gruff but lovable owner of the shop, J. B. McLendon portrays one of the shop keepers who will do anything to keep his job and Christopher Tanner plays the young and ambitious delivery boy. David Black, Susan Butler, Mary Falconer, Vicki Roush and Danny Weathers round out the cast as vari- ◆ Bluegrass Festival Bluegrass artists will bring mountain music to the islands during the third annual Baygrass Bluegrass Music Festival Sunday at Founders Park, mile marker 87, bayside. in Islamorada Music is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance admission tickets, available at baygrassbluegrass.com, are $10 per person for ages 18 and older and free for those 17 and under. Adult tickets are $12 at the gate. and literary publications, Mewshaw has lived and travelled world-wide, creating experiences and relationships that underlie his numerous works. His novel “Year of the Gun” (1984) was set in Rome and made into a movie starring Sharon Stone. The Friends of the Key West Library weekly lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. This year’s series runs for 10 consecutive Mondays, ending on March 23. Next lecturer is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie on Jan. 26. For information, go to friendsofthekeywestlibrary. org. Key West’s Only Beach Bar with LIVE MUSIC DAILY *DAILY DRINK SPECIALS* ALL DAY FOOD MENU Thur 1/15 12-3 pm Brian Roberts 4-7 pm Amandah Jantzen Fri 1/16 12-3 pm Chris Toler 4-7 pm Joel Nelson Sat 1/17 12-3 pm Rob DiStaci 4-7 pm Amandah Jantzen Sun 1/18 12-3 pm Amandah Jantzen Mon 1/19 12-3 pm Rob DiStaci Tues 1/20 12-3 pm Chris Toler 4-7 pm Rob DiStaci Wed 1/21 12-3 pm Rob DiStaci 4-7 pm Chris Toler 1 Duval Street | Key West 305-296-4600 399006 8 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 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 publish them. ‘P MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise Linda Boissonnrault looks back for oncoming bicyclist with dog, Kingo, while riding along South Roosevelt Boulevard Thursday. Boissonnrault recently moved from Canada and enjoys riding around Key West with her canine companion. ROB O’NEAL/Paradise Eileen and Graf Kelly celebrate Wednesday night after winning a free cruise at the Historic Tours of America’s second annual “Season Party at Mallory Square.” Aqua Idol Emcee Tom Luna welcomes Bruce Moore back to Key West. Bruce will be performing in both the Aqua Idol and on stage at the Waterfront Playhouse. ROB O’NEAL/Paradise Hawkeye Smith is dressed for the occasion Wednesday night and is seen with Nancy Swift at Historic Tours of America’s “Season Party” at Mallory Square. PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise Judges for the opening round of the current Aqua Idol, benefitting the Waterfront Playhouse, were Sam Trophia, Lynda Frechette and David Boodle. PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise Bob Frechette welcomes 2014 Queen of Fantasy Fest Mary-Lynn Price to the Waterfront Playhouse’s Aqua Idol. PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise Venessa McCaffrey, treasurer of the Key West Business Guild, chats with Kimberley Debus at auditions for the Key West Follies, which will be held Feb. 27 at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise Stephanie Hellstrom, proprietor of La Rubia on Fleming Street, shows off her new line of hats from Ecuador. PETE ARNOW/Special to Paradise Bartek Kaminski, manager of Banana Cafe, second from right, throws a post New Year’s party for friends at the home of Steve and Paul Murray-Smith. ◆ 9 10 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 FILM IN PARADISE ‘American Sniper’ hits bull’s-eye with wartime irony FRONT ROW out that singular shot. During the Vietnam War, Cooke Communications Film Review gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock SHIRREL RHOADES killed more than 200 enemy combatants and set a world record for the longest recorded REVIEWED BY sniper kill at 2,500 yards. That’s SHIRREL RHOADES the length of nearly 21 football fields stretched end-to-end. His ’m a pretty good shot. As a mountain boy, I used to shoot record stood for 35 years. During four deployments sprigs of mistletoe off trees to Iraq, US Navy Chief Chris for Christmas decorations. Kyle of SEAL Team Three beat But I’m nothing compared to a Hathcock’s record for number trained military sniper. They shoot people for a living. of kills. He is credited with 255, officially making him the deadliThe idea of a lone gunman est marksman on record. taking a long shot goes back to With the help of Scott the Revolutionary War when a sniper named Timothy Murphy McEwen and Jim DeFelice, Kyle killed a British General, turning wrote a book about his exploits the tide at the Battle of Saratoga. titled “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most There might not have been a Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military United States of America with- AT THE MOVIES I History.” That story has been turned into a film directed by flintyeyed ol’ Clint Eastwood. “American Sniper” is currently playing at the Regal Cinema 6. Bradley Cooper (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) takes on the role of Christopher Scott Kyle, a Texas rodeo cowboy turned gung-ho Navy SEAL. Sienna Miller is cast as his pregnant wife Taya, a frustrated woman who cannot understand what draws him back to Iraq time and again. Cooper plays it for angst. Miller mirrors the personal toll. Killing people for a living is hard on the psyche, obviously. Stephen Spielberg was originally set to direct this film, and he wanted to stress the “psy- chological conflict” of the story. However, he dropped out over budgetary concerns and frugal Clint Eastwood stepped in. He kept much of the psych angle in the screenplay. As Eastwood grittily tells it, Kyle is haunted by all those soldiers he couldn’t save with his miraculous shooting ability. After getting badly wounded in a firefight, he finally packs it in, going back to Texas with his two silver stars, five bronze stars, and assorted Navy and Marine Corps medals; but he has trouble reconciling himself to a do-nothing civilian life. A shrink advises him to help “save” those veterans suffering from PTSD as a way of achieving self-therapy. As it turns out, in 2013 the world’s deadliest sniper was Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper.” shot and killed at a shooting range by a 25-year-old Marine Corps veteran he was trying to council. Life – and death – can be ironic. [email protected] Tonight at the Tropic: Ernest Hemingway Recalls Havana through Brian Gordon Sinclair excitement, and pathos in the great writer’s life. A champagne reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. with for Brian Gordon t first glance you’d think it was Ernest Hemingway up there on that Sinclair’s performance starting at 8 p.m. tonight. stage, a large bearded man looking “HOT Havana” tells stories from out past the audience as if sighting the boisterous and bold life of Ernest a big marlin from the deck of the Pilar. If Hemingway in Havana – including his you listen, you’ll be convinced it’s him as adventures with pirates, watching basehe shares stories about fishing, writing, women, drinking, and his adventurous life ball, battling with his typewriter, carousing with Ava Gardner, drinking daiquiris at La in Havana. Floriditia, sinking German U-Boats, and Who else could it be but Papa? winning the Nobel Prize. If you’re sitting a few rows back at the “Ernest Hemingway opened a doorway Tropic Cinema tonight it will be Brian that allowed me to discover the vibrant Gordon Sinclair, a performer who has been described as “the foremost dramatic love of literature and people that is Cuba,” says Brian Gordon Sinclair. “He lived there interpreter of Ernest Hemingway in the for twenty years. His spirit is still there.” world today.” Sinclair should know. He frequently “Hemingway’s HOT Havana” is a onevisits Havana and Hemingway’s nearby man show that captures the humor, EXCLUSIVE REPORT BY SHIRREL RHOADES A home called Finca Vigia (“Lookout Farm”). He recently helped organize a children’s baseball team in San Francisco de Paula named after Hemingway’s son, the Gigi All-Stars. “When I meet the people of Cuba, as a writer and performer of Hemingway, I can feel it. His spirit exists in the people, in their hearts. Now he has moved into legend. In Havana, in Holguin and in Santiago, I have had the pleasure of sharing that legend. I have portrayed Hemingway at the 50th Anniversary of the meeting of Fidel Castro and Ernest Hemingway. They met at an international fishing tournament organized by Hemingway and where Fidel won the trophy for catching the most fish.” The press asked if he really believed that Fidel had caught the most fish in the 1960 tournament. “I told them that Hemingway had watched closely and that he had a damn fine pair of binoculars. He would never award the silver trophy to anyone who had cheated.” Brian Gordon Sinclair is internationally known for his six chronological plays that comprise his “Hemingway On Stage: The Road to Freedom” series. “HOT Havana,” however, is a separate stand-alone show, a series of excerpts from those six original plays. It was first performed in 2005 on the rooftop of Havana’s El Pacifico restaurant. Since then, Sinclair has taken the show around the world, traveling from Tromso, Norway, to Stratford-upon-Avon, sharing his monologue at numerous major literature Continued on page 13 PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 ◆ 11 FILM IN PARADISE ‘Paddington’ ambles from book to screen and Samuel Joslin). But they find him a tad destructive in an innocent sort of way. Will he ever find a home? Or will he wind up as a museum exhibit? I think you know the answer, even if you’ve never read any of the 20-some books about Paddington. But children appreciate the predictable and familiar. That’s why they can watch “Frozen” 200 times non-stop without ever getting bored. You may as well get used to “Paddington.” After 200 playings of the forthcoming DVD you’ll be quoting all the lines yourself. [email protected] Key West House Tour Opening Doors for 55 Years January 16-17 n 4-8 pm Tickets and Information online at www.oirf.org e-mail: [email protected] FREE Conch Train transportation on this tour TRAIN RESERVATIONS REQUIRED call (305) 294-9501 398977 D But the movie has its scary moments for kids in the vein of “101 Dalmatians.” Instead of Cruella de Vil, you have Millicent Clyde (a live-action Nicole Kidman), a taxidermist hoping to stuff Paddington for the Natural History Museum. Meanwhile, Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is merely looking for a home, now that he’s come to London in search of a kindly explorer (played by Peter Downie) who discovered these human-like bears on a trip to South America. As the story goes, our brown bear takes up with the Brown family (played by Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, 398394 Peru who wears a floppy hat and eats marmalade. They’ve sold some 30-million copies since they first idn’t you wish your appeared in 1958. favorite children’s They are a particular fave book could come in England. to life when you Well, round up the kids were young? While those static drawings on the page and buy them movie tickdanced around in my imag- ets. “Paddington” makes his ination, I wished I could see way to the big screen at the those whimsical characters Regal Cinema 6 this week. Just like “Ted” – albeit with my eyes, not just my a more polite version mind. Walt Disney delivered on – Paddington is a 3-D charthat, practically taking over acter who interacts with real actors in this gentle the small world, after all, with his animated cartoons comedy. British director Paul King helmed the projthat brought Mickey and ect, though I doubt you’ve Goofy and Cinderella and heard of his previous efforts Snow White to the screen. (“Voodoo Hedgehog,” “The Favorite children’s books like “Winnie the Pooh” fol- Mighty Boosh,” “Bunny and the Bull”). lowed. When I say gentle comThen along came movedy, I mean it is not so ies like “Anchors Aweigh,” featuring Gene Kelly danc- raucous and profane as ing with an animated Jerry Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted.” the Mouse. And before you knew it “Mary Poppins” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” were mixing cartoons and live action on the screen together. Today, those flat cartoons have taken on a 3-D roundness, thanks to Pixar-like CGI techniques. Penguins move in with Jim Carrey and Ted has the voice of Seth MacFarlane. So it was only a matter of time before we got a movie version of “Paddington.” You remember those books by Michael Bond about a brown bear from REVIEWED BY SHIRREL RHOADES 12 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 What’s Up at the Tropic: Friday, Jan. 16 through Thursday, Jan. 22 FEATURE FILMS OPENING FRIDAY: “Into the Woods” “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. 3 Golden Globe Nominations including Best Picture! Rated PG HELD OVER: “Selma” This film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and vision- ary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. 4 Golden Globe Nominations including Best Picture! Rated R “The Imitation Game” Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s “Sherlock”), leading a motley crew, was instrumental in cracking the code for Germany’s World War II Enigma Machine, a seemingly impossible code that changed daily, and in the process became a pioneer of modern-day computing. Keira Knightley co-stars. An intense and Top 10 Football Films It’s that time again ... Super Bowl Sunday. If your team has been eliminated from the playoffs or you just need some more football, Susan Server sends along a list of films to get you through until baseball’s Spring Training. Susan’s beloved Chicago Bears didn’t even come close, so these movies will have to do. By the way, the top four are all based on actual events. 10.) “Black Sunday” (1977) — Not really a football film, but uses an early Super Bowl as the setting for terrorism and a villainous Bruce Dern. 9.) “Rudy” (1993) — Pretty corny but fun as an undersized player makes it at Notre Dame. 8.) “North Dallas Forty” (1979) — Fictionalized peek at the sport as played by the Dallas Cowboys in the ‘70s. 7.) “Semi-Tough” (1977) – Burt Reynolds plays ball. Great cast makes for good viewing. 6.) “Heaven Can Wait” (1978) — The remake of “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” works because Warren Beatty is an adorable quarterback (not a prizefighter) and it has a terrific, talented cast. 5.) “Any Given Sunday” (1999) — Al Pacino shows how to run a NFL team owned by Cameron Diaz. Rough and tumble action and language. 4.) “We Are Marshall” (2006) — Terrific story of actual events when Marshall University rebuilt and restored its football team after a tragic plane crash. 3.) “Blind Side” (2009) — Heartwarming true story of a black youngster from the projects who makes it all the way to the NFL with the help of a Southern white family. Sandra Bullock wins the Oscar. 2.) “Remember the Titans” (2000) — Racism and high-school football in Virginia. Based on a true story, it stars Denzel Washington. 1.) “Brian’s Song” (1971) — Technically a TV movie, but the best true “weepie” about football and friendship between two famous Chicago Bears’ running backs. Rumor has it that professional players bawl at this one. (Yes, Susan got her Bears in. And I’m happy, as I went to the same college as Brian Piccolo.) So did Susan score a touchdown with her Top 10 football movie list? [email protected] Johnny Depp is the Big Bad Wolf to Lilla Crawford’s Little Red Riding Hood in “Into the Woods.” haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Nominated for 5 Golden Globes including Best Picture! Rated PG-13 “Wild” Director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After the destruction of her marriage and a heroin addiction, Strayed (Witherspoon) sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail alone, with no experience and haunted by memories of her mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern). Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures—as she forges a jour- ney that maddens, strengthens and ultimately heals her. Golden Globe Nominated, Best Actress! Rated R SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK: Classic Movie Series: “A Place in the Sun” (1951) 6:30 p.m., Monday Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, a poor young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters plays the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects. Hosted by Craig Wanous Tickets $10, Members $7 Hemingway Documentary, ”Wrestling with Life” 7 p.m. Tuesday The fascinating life of author, adventurer and Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway is captured in this feature-length biography narrated by granddaughter Mariel Hemingway. Learn of “Papa’s” world travels and how his exploits shaped his writing. Ticket prices - $10.00 for non-members, $8.00 for Tropic and KWAHS members. New York Film Critic Series: “Cake” 7 p.m. Tuesday with preshow Q&A. Pre-Show at 7:00 with Q&A Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Adriana Barraza The acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. Tickets $20, KWFS Members $18 PARADISE Fringe announces writing program ey West Fringe is offering a free short play writing program beginning this month. Toby Armour, recently named Resident Playwright of the Fringe Theater, will lead the 16-week program. Armour is a national award-winning playwright and Jerome Fellow, many of whose plays are based on oral history and stories of community. She has led writing workshops in Arizona, New York and New England. Her plays have been done in traditional, as well as such non-traditional venues, as a saloon (Flagstaff, Ariz.) a hole in the ground (Boston’s Jamaica Plain) and a whorehouse-turned public library (Patagonia, Ariz.). The program, titled “Grande Dames of Key West,” will focus on the devel- K opment of 15-minute plays about the lives of local women who have made a difference. There will be a public staged reading of the plays in May. There is no requirement for a playwriting background — but rather an interest in writing and a sincere desire to try the short play form. Writers will choose a subject, research the woman’s life, select an anecdote or story to write about, and work with Armour in weekly sessions to develop their play. Contact her as soon as possible, as space is limited. Workshops will be held in the historic rectory at St. Paul’s Church on Duval Street. “Our mission is to bring theater arts into the community and we are very fortunate to have Toby on board to share her expertise with locals inter- ested in writing,” said Fringe Artistic Director Monnie King. This will be added to the Fringe’s other community programs: Shakespeare in School which brings live Shakespeare performances to schools in Monroe County, and the wildly successful Fringe Benefits short play program, which offered acting opportunities to “lapsed” actors; and Key West characters, which commissions plays about Key West’s past — like Conch Republic (The Musical) which will run for the third straight year in April. For information, or to discuss your writing interests with Armour, call 203-645-9790, email [email protected] att.net, or email to Fringe’s Executive Director Caroline Stover-Sickmen at [email protected] THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 ◆ 13 Artists Continued from Page 3 Angeles County High School for the Arts, Alpha Walker Music Studios and Sandbox Percussion. On Jan. 28, Kotcheff will evolve through a series of present Matched, a piano layers, each one rubbed, sanded, or burnished with concert taking place in a beautiful private tools. home. In this intimate, Kotcheff, a composer salon-style performance, and pianist from Los Kotcheff pairs newly Angeles, will also spend composed 21st century the month creating pieces with masterworks new music in Key West. from the classical piano Kotcheff was recently repertoire. The evening awarded the prestiwill include the Florida gious 2014 Hermitage premiere of Kotcheff’s Prize by the Hermitage own Other Roads as well Artist Retreat and the as selections by Charles Aspen Music Festival Ives, Jordan Nelson and and School. He has Frederic Rzewski. Tickets received commissions are available at tskw.org. from The Los Angeles Entry to the Residency Philharmonic Committee, Cottages is through the Peabody Camerata, Trio gate at 607 Ashe St. Appassionata, The Los Award of Distinction at University of Holguin in Cuba. On stage he’s portrayed festivals. characters ranging from Lorian Hemingway, Dutch painter Vincent granddaughter of the great writer, has said Brian Van Gough to Irish patriot Gordon Sinclair’s one-man Patrick Pearse, but it’s show “rivals the work of Hal his Hemingway monologues that define his talHolbrook in ‘Mark Twain Tonight!’” Others compare ent. The Oak Park Ernest him to James Whitmore in Hemingway Foundation has called his perfor“Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!” Sinclair has been praised mance “mesmerizing.” And Valerie Hemingway, for having an “uncanny daughter-in-law and fortalent for putting himself deeply into the character.” mer secretary of Ernest Recently he was appointed Hemingway, noted, “Indeed, Brian succeeded an Honorary Papa of the in capturing what I would Hemingway Look-Alike call the spirit and essence Society. of Ernest Hemingway.” Not surprising, he has “Hemingway On Stage” won the Sir Tyrone Guthrie is primarily a fund-raising Award for Acting at the venture, having produced Stratford Shakespeare over $50,000 in charitable Festival, the Finca Vigia donations. Recipients have Award of Distinction from included the Key West Art Museo Hemingway, and & Historical Society, the the Canadian Studies 399003 Havana Continued from Page 10 Brian Gordon Sinclair Hemingway Look-alike Society Scholarship Fund and Museo Hemingway in Cuba. And “Hemingway’s HOT Havana” has raised thousands of dollars for Cuban hurricane relief. Tonight’s performance goes to support the nonprofit Tropic Cinema. A big gesture for a bigger-thanlife man. 14 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 Vincent Pomilio on exhibit at Lemonade Stand ew York City based artist Vincent Pomilio will be exhibiting his paintings at the Lemonade Stand Gallery, 318 Petronia St., with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Pomilio is also the current January artist in residence at the Studios of Key West where he has a private studio to focus on making paintings while being immersed in the Key N West culture. Pomilio’s exhibit will be on display from Wednesday through Jan. 30. Pomilio will also be doing a Lemonade Stand’s signature “Artist Talk” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, or by appointment. For information, send an email to [email protected], or call 305407-6790. Martha dePoo featured artist Key West Art Center show Pomilio Martha dePoo, “Elizabeth Street” rist Martha dePoo’s work will be on display from Friday through Jan. 29 with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Accompanying dePoo’s work, the Art Center will also feature crafts from Art Center members. A Ro Rock ock ck and and R Rol Roll olll Ha ol H Hall allll of of Fame F me Inductee, Fa IInd nduc nd ductee, ucte uc tee te e, Dave e, Dav ave e Mason Maso Ma s n pl p plays layys th the e ne next xtt S San Sandb Sandbar andb an db bar a S Ses Session, essi es sion si ion on,, February Febr Fe b ua brua uary ryy 25th, 25th 25t 2 5th 5t h, 2015. h, 201 2 0 5. 015 01 5. B o Be one ne o off th the e lu luck ckyy fe ck few to e few exp xp xper per e ie enc nce e th this iss leg llegend egen eg end en d in n a tro ttropical ropi ro piica call pa para rad ra dise.. dise lucky experience paradise. Gr G ram ammy my ya awa ward wa rd-w rd win inni ning ng gg uita ui ta ari rist st,, Le st L ee e Ri Rite te eno nour ur ttak akes ak es tto o th the e Sa Sand ndba nd barr Se ba Sess ssio ss ions ns o on n Ma Marc rch rc h 26 26, 20 26, 2015 15. 15 Grammy award-winning guitarist, Lee Ritenour takes Sandbar Sessions March 2015. This is the first in a series of winter shows by member artists at the Key West Art Center, a nonprofit community art gallery located at 301 Front St., and open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 294-1241, or go to keywestartcenter.com. Limi Li Limited mite te ed tickets tick ti cket ck e s av et available aila ai ila labl blee to o bl off-island fff-iisl slan and an d gu g guests ests es ts att w ww.k .key keyst sti tix.c ix.ccom www.keystix.com TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE, KEY WEST January 17, 7:30pm Continuous Crescendo Christopher Taylor, piano Ravel: Boléro Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition February February 5, 5, 7:30pm 7:30pm 387742 British Invasion British Invasion Favorite Beatles Songs Favorite Beatles Songs Performs with the the Symphony Performs with Symphony SouthFloridaSymphony.org 954-522-8445 littlepalmisland.com | 800.3.GET.LOST | 28500 Overseas Highway | Little Torch Key, FL For Tickets: 305-295-7676 Box Office: Keystix.com February 18, 7:30pm Love, Loss, Redemption Chee-Yun, violin Mendelsshon: Ray Blas Overture Sibelius: Violin Concerto Brahms: Symphony No.1 PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 ◆ 15 the artsthe artsthe artsthe artsthe artsthe artsthe arts the arts Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, Jan. 15 through Wednesday, Jan. 21 Visit keysarts.com., Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS Thursday Walk on White Gallery Walk: 6 p.m. Exhibitions and receptions at galleries and shops along White Street, including J H Allen, On The Water Opening Reception at Stone Soup Gallery, Miles Frieden and Bob Schmitt,The Nine Gates Reception at Harrison Gallery, Artists @ the Armory: Group Exhibition, 2nd Floor Gallery Redux, hIPSO facto at the Coffee Mill Dance Studio. Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St. 724-333-4137. FESTIVALS AND FUNDRAISERS MUSIC Today Hemingway’s “Hot Havana,” 7:30 p.m. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema. com. Brian Gordon Sinclair as Ernest Hemingway on stage. Sunday Waterfront Playhouse Winter Gala: Celebrating 75 Years: On With The Show, 6 p.m. Harry S. Truman Little White House, 111 Front St. waterfrontplayhouse.org. CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Friday and Saturday It’s a Workout: Exercises in Crafting the Short Story with Paula Whyman, 10 a.m. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. 296-0458. tskw.org. Tuesdays Portrait Painting Classes with Janice Jo Stevens, 6 p.m. FKCC, 5901 College Rd. 305809-3250. artbyjanis.com. DANCE Key West Country Western Dancers, 8 p.m. Free line dance lessons with Marvin and Texas 2-step, swing, waltz, cha cha. Thursdays Bobby Nesbitt and skippo: Showtunes on the Beach, 4 p.m. Salute! 1000 Atlantic Blvd. 2921117. Southernmost Magnolia, 6:30 p.m. B.O.’s Fish Wagon, Caroline and William St. Fridays Libby York and Bobby Nesbitt, 6 p.m. Shrimp Road Grill, Stock Island Marina, 7009 Shrimp Rd. libbyyork.com. LECTURE Today Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden: Coral Reef Resilience and Restoration, 12:30 p.m. 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504. kwbgs.org. Monday Friends of the Key West Library Friday - Free Lecture Series: Michael Martha dePoo, Featured Artist Mewshaw, 6 p.m. Show Reception, 5 p.m. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 296-0458. friendsofthekeywestli294-1241. keywestartcenter.com. brary.org. Tuesday Susan Sykes and Janis Fitch Opening Reception, 5:30 p.m. 1111 Duval St. 305-292-0072. coccoandsalem.com. San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. 293-9291. kwls.org/seminar. Tuesday FKCC - Sanctuary Seminar: Seas Under Siege: Battle of Marine Debris, 6:30 p.m. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 33 East Quay Rd. Register at FKCC, 305-809-3185. floridakeys. noaa.gov. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Free Lecture Series: Quest for the Atocha, 6:30 p.m. 200 Greene St. Courtyard. 305294-2633. mfmm.org. Wednesday An Evening with Stuart Rothenberg, 6 p.m. 512 Eaton Street Theater. 2960458. tskw.org. Saturday Mirah Holopaw & Todd Chandler, 7 p.m. Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. keywestconcerts. com. Levy’s life is the Atlanta premiere of Gone With the Wind. Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. 296-9911. redbarntheatre.com. Wednesday-Saturday The Skivvies, 8 p.m. A musical comedy duo starring Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina. Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. 296-9911. redbarntheatre.com. MUSEUMS, HISTORY AND NATURE Friday and Saturday Old Island Restoration Foundation - House Tour: Opening Doors for 55 Years, 4 p.m. 322 Duval St. 294-9501. oirf.org. Middle Keys Happenings ARTIST RECEPTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS Daily thru Jan. 31 Nancy Henning, Gabrielle Wilson and Sunshine Rug Hookers South Florida Symphony Orchestra Exhibits, 10 a.m. - Master Concerts: Continuous Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza, Big Crescendo, 7:30 p.m. Pine Key. 872-1828. artistsinparaTennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 dise.com. College Rd. 295-7676. keystix. com. Program: Ravel: Bolero; Barber: Piano Concerto; Christopher Taylor, piano; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Sunday Tres Cabelleros w/Din Allen, Tim Mayer and skippo, 5 p.m. The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661. Tuesday Pat Lawler, Debra Dean, Bubba and skippo and Tim Mayer, 9 p.m. Virgilio’s, 524 Duval St. 305-2961075. Tuesday-Saturday She Loves Me: In Concert, 8 p.m. Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St. 294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse. org THEATER LITERARY Today Key West Literary Seminar Writers’ Workshop Program Through Saturday The Last Night of Ballyhoo, 8 p.m. The time is 1939, when the most important thing in young Lala 399232 FILM THEATER Tuesday SFFFK - Free Documentary Film Series: A Fierce Green Fire, 7 p.m. Marathon Power Squadron Building, 52nd St, Gulf. 2892288. keysenvironmentalcalendar. org. Thursdays-Saturdays, through Jan. 31 Harvey, 8 p.m. (Sunday Matinee, 3 p.m.) Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Hwy, MM 49.5. 743-0994. marathontheater.org. LITERARY Wednesday Keys Writers Meeting, 1 p.m. Big Pine Library, 213 Key Deer Blvd. keyslibraries.org. Firehouse Museum anniversary bash MUSEUMS, HISTORY AND NATURE The Key West Firehouse Museum will commemorate the second anniversary of its grand opening with a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday on the museum grounds, 1026 Grinnell St. This free event will feature food, a silent auction and a Chinese raffle. To donate or for more information, call 305849-0678. Friday Marathon Garden Club - Monthly Meeting, 1 p.m. 5270 Overseas Highway, MM 50, Gulf. 305-743-4971. marathongardenclub.org. MUSIC Monday The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Florida Keys Concert Association, Marathon High School, 204 East St. 451-0665. floridakeysconcerts.com. 16 ◆ PARADISE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 Knot and Shot Contest at Schooner Wharf I n light of U.S. efforts to normalize relations with Cuba for the first time in a half-century, Paradise will run “Our Man in Havana” on a weekly basis. Cuba offers a wide range of scenery from urban landscapes to rain forests, beaches, mountains and powder-blue seascapes. Even with the natural beauty, most will tell you that the people of Cuba are what make the island such a special place. The island attracts more than three million tourists a year. For the time being, special licenses are needed for American citizens to visit. Have you been to Cuba? Will you be going in the future? Space permitting, we will share some of your nonpolitical responses here along with our images from Cuba. Tell us about your experiences by sending an email to [email protected] G ROB O’NEAL/Paradise A young Habanero sports a slightly oversized T-shirt on Neptuno Street in Central Havana. Susan Sykes and Janis Fitch at Cocco and Salem Gallery he Cocco and Salem Gallery, 1111 Duval St., presents Susan Sykes and Janis Fitch in a two person exhibition of their most recent paintings. Sykes will introduce her newest collection of realist watercolors, painted in extreme detail and focusing on vintage Key West. Fitch, a longtime Pennsylvania artist, comes to the gallery after T et “Tied Up” at Schooner Wharf Bar during Quantum Key West Race Week. Key West wouldn’t be Key West without sailors and Schooner Wharf Bar, and sailors wouldn’t be sailors without rum and ropes. Watch what happens when all four of them combine on the docks at Schooner Wharf Bar, your After-Race Headquarters, every night at 8:15 p.m. during the races. Nightly, Monday through Jan. 23, sailors and any interested challengers will frustrate themselves and entertain the crowd as they race to tie a bowline and lasso a piling. But add a shot of rum and a beer to the contest, and a good time is inevitable. Entrants stand in front of an ice luge and swallow an a recent move to Mexico Beach, Fla. She paints in oils, using intense color to interpret what she sees in the natural world. Her subjects of choice are mostly Holstein dairy cows that often show up on local beaches. There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call 305-2920072, or go to coccoandsalem.com. icy shot of Mt. Gay that is poured from the top. They then have to tie a bowline and use it to lasso a piling that is on wheels several feet away. The sailor then pulls the piling to him or her and picks up a cold Kalik beer that is sitting on the base of the piling. They then drink the Kalik and turn the supposedly empty bottle upside down on their head. During a week of heated race competition, Knot and Shot is a fun and good-natured race against the clock and other sailors. Prizes will be given for the best times and winners can receive prizes from Harken yacht equipment, Schooner Wharf Bar gift certificates and plenty of Mt. Gay Rum. For information, contact Schooner Wharf at 305-2923302, or SchoonerWharf. com. Key West and Beyond at Gildea Contemporary Gallery aul Gildea’s newest show at 522 Southard Street, ”Key West and Beyond,” featuring Key West nightscapes by Stephen LaPierre and abstracts by Miami-based Cuban artist Vincente Dopico Lerner, will premiere with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. There is something for every type of contemporary art lover in Gildea’s show. LaPierre’s oils, including “Margaritaville,” “The 900 block-Duval,” and other familiar nightlife scenes, P present a sharp contrast with Dopico Lerner’s mystical scapes. Local artists Dick Buckheim and Pamela Kosmeyer, along with Miami-based Maria Sultan, will also join this event. The new gallery is dedicated to offering the best local, national and international contemporary artists’ work to knowledgeable Key West residents and visitors. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and by appointment. For information, call 305 797 6485. Stephen LaPierre, “Margaritaville,” oil on canvas, 28 x 22, 2010.
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