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PARADISE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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’
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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
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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
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SUNDAY
January 18
MONDAY
January 19
TUESDAY
January 20
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Band
Dan Harvey
Band
Joel
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Good Company
“Community Building Jam Session”
Wed • Jan 21 • 9pm
KEY WEST
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“New York Jam Rockers”
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Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.
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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.
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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.
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forged this project from
mutual admiration and a
shared passion for the history and future of American
music.
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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
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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
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“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
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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.
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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-
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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.
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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‘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.
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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
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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
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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?
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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]
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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
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Havana
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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.
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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.
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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE, KEY WEST
January 17, 7:30pm
Continuous Crescendo
Christopher Taylor, piano
Ravel: Boléro
Mussorgsky: Pictures at
an Exhibition
February
February 5,
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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
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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
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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.
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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,
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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.