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MAY 3 THRU MAY 9 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

HAPPY MAY 3 BIRTHDAY TO….TONI DAVIS…. CHAR CLEM ….                                                                                HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…..DONNA & KEVIN GALLAGHER ….. SANDY & DEAN WALTERS….. MARIA ZITO & SIMON KAUFMAN!!!

*******PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE…. As a proud Board Member of the Waterfront Playhouse for 13 years, I am hoping that you will take the time to read the following. Theaters aren’t able to rely on Ticket Sales alone to keep them going…that is only a tiny part of it. In order to continue to present the kind of quality theater you have come to expect from us, we need YOU to help! If you are already a MEMBER of the Waterfront Playhouse Family, I ask that you consider deepening your commitment financially by becoming a member at a higher level than you had before. Each level provides special perks and privileges…. BUT, the important thing is to look at it as not so much as ‘what you can get out of your membership’ but what you are giving and doing to provide Key West with the BEST Theater experience possible! If you have Never been a Member of the Waterfront Playhouse before…. I hope you will realize that we NEED YOUR HELP and support more than ever!…now right NOW! You can go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 to order your membership….and you can see the Breakdown of what each Level of Membership provides. You will be helping us beyond words!

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON!!!!… A full house was in attendance, waiting with baited breath to hear all about the next season of shows at The Waterfront Playhouse…. And the presentation did NOT disappoint…. everyone was thrilled with the announcement!!! Mark your calendars as you will NOT want to miss a single show!

1) ‘HAIR’ in Concert, Nov. 22,23,24,&25….. (needed 5 men and 5 women)

2) ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’, Dec.12-28….. (needed 4 men and 1 woman all playing multiple roles.)

3) ‘GLASS’…. (world premiere by Michael Amin), Jan. 16-Feb. 1….

4) ‘PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…The Musical!!! ..March 5 thru March 28…. (needed 7 men and 7 women all play various roles and must sing and dance.)

5) ‘AMERICAN BUFFALO’…. David Mamet play, April 16 thru May 2…(needed, 3 men)

6) ‘BEEHIVE’…the 60’s Musical….May 21-June 6!!!! (needed 6 women… all singing.)

PLUS…. Waterfront Playhouse ON THE EDGE SHOWS!!!!

1)‘SHREK, JR.’ Waterfront Playhouse Youth Theater Aug. 2 & 3

2) ‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’…. Starring Christopher Peterson… Oct. 19-Oct. 25. (needed roles for Brad, Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, Eddie and Rocky.)

3) ‘THE INFORMER’.. by Bertold Brecht… Nov. 3 & 4 and 10 &11.

4) ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL…. Feb. 12,13,14,15… stars Tracey Conyer as Billie Holliday.

5) ‘TRUNK MATERIAL 2’… and evening of great songs performed by the cast members of ‘PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’… March 15 only. 6) ‘BASH’, April 19 & 20

****OPEN AUDITIONS!!!! MAY 5 AT 2 PM…. All actors out there… The Waterfront Playhouse, and artistic director, Tom Thayer, announce Open Auditions for ALL on Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 pm at The Waterfront Playhouse Theater. For more info, please contact Tom at 305-394-7445 or 931-216-8502…. OR email him at Thayer.tom@yahoo.com. Note that you should have a brief monologue prepared and 16 bars of music… a pianist will be on hand. Call backs will be determined at a later date.

SOME SAD NEWS TO SHARE… You probably already have heard about the passing of LINDA RUSSIN on April 17. She was a special lady and neighbor and she will be missed in our community! Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband John and daughter, Alissa. There will be a memorial service for Linda at the Methodist Church on May 9 and a reception at the Little White House following.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TERRENCE McNALLY! The magnificent playwright, Terrence McNally, will be honored this year on June 9 at the Tony Awards! He will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award…. And it is well-deserved! Terrence and his husband, Tom Kirdahy are over the moon with joy and rightly so. Terrence and Tom lived in Key West for many years so this award hits very close to home. We have had the great pleasure to know them. Terrence has appeared at the Waterfront Playhouse for special talk-backs, after shows the WP has presented. He has been a gracious, kind and generous supporter of the Waterfront Playhouse. We are thrilled for Terrence in receiving this great honor and recognition. You can count on all of us to be glued to our television sets on June 9th!

***TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE ANNOUNCES EXCITING 2019-20 SEASON….As a producer of the Tennessee Williams Theatre, we were at the big annual announcement at the home of Tom & Kitty Clements, where Frank Wood revealed the next season of fabulous shows at the Theatre…. Mark your calendars… Dec. 5… SUTTON FOSTER IN CONCERT…. This thrills me to NO end, as two time Tony Award Winner, Sutton is my most favorite Broadway Star … We have seen her in just about every musical she has starred in… and I watch her TV shows, Younger… and prior to that, BunHeads!!!! I always tell everyone the “I am going to be Sutton Foster in my next life!!! We got to meet her ‘on the street’ after she performed in an off-Broadway show, called ‘Trust’ and she was warm and delightful and that sealed the deal of FAN FOR LIFE!!!… DEC. 19…. ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’…. (We saw this last Aug. on Broadway…. Hilarious and wild and wonderful!!!)… FEB. 14… Mandy Patinkin in Concert…. Musical Star, Mandy is also one of my faves…. Have seen him in Falsettos, Evita (won Tony for Che), and he has starred and is starring in many TV shows… MARCH 12…. ‘The Color Purple’…fabulous musical…saw it two years ago on Broadway….March 21…. The Choir of Man…..9 handsome blokes who sing, dance and will knock your socks off!!!! Other non-producer shows announce….Jan. 25…. Kristen Chenoweth (Broadway legend)…. Feb. 17… The Jersey Boys (always a favorite!)…. March 6 The Peking Chinese Acrobats…. March 28, Motown with a Twist (Dancing with the Stars)… May 5… One night of QUEEN!!!! (If you saw it two years ago you can only hope it is the same group who blew us away!!!) More shows will be announced throughout the year!!

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!!

Café Sole…. 20% for all Locals from 5-6 and 9-10 pm every day…. Sunday Brunch is back at Café Sole!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN…. Be seated by 6:30 pm and enjoy all entrees at $19.95. Daily happy hour drink prices are 2 for 1 till 7 pm…. T n T always caters to the Locals! Delish food, great music, lovely spot…

LA TRATTORIA.. OCEANSIDE….Half price on all pasta dishes from 5 to 7 pm, Monday thru Thursday.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB….There is a fab Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm every single day… plus great piano bar music…. You will love it… sitting right at the piano has been resurrected and is so much fun to kibitz with those surrounding the pianist … Special 50% off wine and drink prices plus delish food all 50% off! 821 Duval St.

BARBERSHOP CHORUS….Joe Tripp, Key West’s fave police officer and Aqua Idol Star, is starting a Barbershop Singing Group…He is looking to find investors to help him get this started in Key West….needs $$$ for music, shirts and uniforms, rehearsal space, and eventually memberships in an organization. Perhaps there is a donor or philanthropist out there who believes in a project like this and can help with financing. Joe needs someone who can help him with incorporating this group .. someone with the knowledge and help of how this can be done. If you have ideas, suggestions or can help…or know someone that can help Joe, please contact him at 813-477-3045 or email him at Joelepro1@gmail.com. You can send checks to Joe Tripp at PO Box 2374, Key West, FL 33040. Note that this new group will be having their first performance at Mango Fest in June. Stay tuned!

**FRINGE… LAST TIME TO SEE ‘GOLDA’S BALCONY’, MAY 3…. This one woman show stars the wonderful Annie Miners as Golda Meir…5 pm at B’Nai Zion Synagogue on United St. Get tix at www.fringetheater.org. Show is only 80 minutes with no intermission. Annie Miners will enthrall and amaze you with her performance! She is brilliant as Golda Meir!!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN… MAY 3&10… Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

AT SALT PROVISIONS GALLERY, MAY 3….Opening Reception for artist Lucy Paige…’Waterlines & Whimsy’….830 Fleming St… 6 to 8 pm… exhibit runs thru the end of May. Gallery open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MAY 3&4…. Joal Rush at 5 pm…..Caffeine Carl & Friends perform at 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 3&4….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… Cool Breeze, performs from 6:45-11:45pm…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. MAY 3….Larry Smith performs for Happy Hour starts at 5:30 -7:30 pm…… …. 8:00-11 pm, it’s DENIS HYLAND QUARTET…. now full bar and food too! 821 Duval St…. Be there!

CHRIS TOLER AT GENERAL HORSEPLAY, MAY 3,10,17,24,31.. Chris Toler at this new great spot on Caroline St., from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am!!!! (also will be there on May 3)

THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 3,10,17,24,31….Michael Robinson…. at 526 Angela St.… will be at the piano from 5-7 pm.

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, 10,17,24,31…. Noon to 3 pm at the Beach Bar .

AT HOG’S BREATH, MAY 3…. Kenny & Turner at 1 pm….Dan Harvey, at 5 pm…. Myles Mancuso at 9 pm….

THE GREEN PARROT….MAY 3,4,5….The Resolvers at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.. On Sunday, only at 5:30 after Jazz with Mike Emerson.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 3,10,17,24,31…. Mike Naughton performs from 5:30-9:30pm…

LATEDA, MAY 3,10,17,24… 3 Sum at 8:30 pm….

RADIO DAY BENEFIT ON MAY 3….The Zonta Club holds its annual Radio Day from 5:30-8 pm at the Aqua Side Bar, 504 Angela St. Music, food, silent auction, celeb bartenders, and reverse raffle. Proceeds support Zonta’s scholarships for KW High School Seniors & local women who want to advance their careers.

COMEDY KEY WEST, MAY 3….. Tom Dustin headlines at 8:30 pm… at The BottleCap, 1128 Simonton…..Prior to headliner, fab local comics will have you howling with laughter! Locals…go online to get discount…. Go to www.comedykeywest.com… Then make sure you type in LOCAL for % discount!

MANGOES WITH DAVE BOOTLE, MAY 3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18,23,24,25,30,31…. The always fabulous and adorable Dave Bootle entertains his legions of fans from 9:00 pm until Midnight at 700 Duval St….

AT THE TROPIC CINEMA….. MAY 3-9….ASK DR. RUTH … LITTLE WOODS … AMAZING GRACE…WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY …THE MUSTANG …. HIGH LIFE….MAY 6..THE PRINCESS BRIDE AT 6:30 pm.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR SUMMER STAGE BY THEATRE XP…. The lineup for the summer series is: June 2-20…’The Sunset Limited’, 8 pm…at the Red Barn…. June 7 & 8, 7 pm, The Laramie Project at Waterfront Playhouse….. June 10, ‘Twice Told Tales’ at 8 pm at The Studios….. June 17, ‘Cost of Living’ at Red Barn Theatre, at 7 pm… June 23 & 24, ‘The Classics of Comedy’ at The Studios, 8 pm…. June 26, ‘Man from Earth’….7 pm at Red Barn….. For details and info, call 302-540-6102. MORE information to come…..

*OFF THE RECORD WITH BRITT MYERS, MAY 3… At Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. This will feature interviews with TERRI WHITE… Q MITCH… AND BILL MUEHLHAUSER. 8 pm… go to www.thekeywesttheater.com.

*THE CONNECTIONS PROJECT COMES TO THE GATO BLDG, MAY 3….Come to the gala Closing Reception….5:30-7:30 pm at 1100 Simonton St….See the wonderful mini works of art!!!!!

SPECTACLE IN THE STREET:ART OF THE PARADE’, MAY 3….6-7 pm at Custom House, 281 Front St. KW based artist, Molly Ross presents this… Free to attend but must register in advance for seat at www.kwahs.org/events.

*‘WISH YOU WERE HERE: POPSTCARDS FROM PARADISE,’ MAY 10…The KW Art & Historical Society opens at The Custom House at 281 Front St. at 6 pm. Ondisplay will be 130 years of Vintage Post Cards and images from Key West….runs thru Aug. 11….All invited…. Members free….

**‘GREASE’ PRESENTED BY KWHS DRAMA CLUB…. MAY 10,11,12….This hit musical, GREASE, school edition, will be performed at the KW High School Auditorium, at 2100 Flagler Ave….Friday, May 10 at 7 pm… Saturday, May 11 at 2 pm and 7 pm….and Sunday May 12 at 7 pm…. Tix are $10 for students…$20 for adults…. Under age 5 free…. Get tix at www.keywestdramaclub.com. Or at the door!!! Note that Phillip Cole White and Alexandra Zeto are the directors … musical and artistic for this show!

**COFFEE MILL DANCE WORKS 17, ON MAY 17 & 18….7:30 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd…. Annual spring dance concert featuring the ballet, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs as well as other newly choreographed works. Get tickets at www.keystix.com.

LUANN GROSSCUP ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK!!!.. ‘FLIGHT: An American Pilot’s Story of Adventure, Descent, and Redemption’, by local author and friend, Luann Grosscup and Capt. Neil Hansen has been released!!! It is one man’s aviation story (Neil Hansen), within the context of CIA covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. This real-life very riveting story will take you right where all the action took place during this very challenging time in history. Presently, the book is available at www.amazon.com, in either soft cover or kindle. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/Flight-Neil-GrahamHansen/dp/1940773814/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=FLIGHT+Hansen+paperback&gid=1552398027&s=gateway&sr=8-1.

****WONDERFUL TRUMAN ANNEX HOME FOR SALE….This single family, 1,312 sq.foot home, in a most desirable, unique and private KW area…with open floor plan and 2 bedrms. & 2.5 baths.. balcony off master…designated parking space…Perfect Vacation Rental with excellent income… totally & tastefully furnished and equipped …Lovely shared pool area… This well-priced home is a great chance to own a marvelous home in the beautiful and prestigious Truman Annex Gated Community, and owned by KW Royalty…. within walking distance to EVERYTHING!!!! For more information please call BOB FRECHETTE at 305-304-2584. His email is rfrechette@bellsouth.net

SOS OUTREACH MISSION CLOTHING DRIVE… Needed are gently used clothing. You may drop off your donation to the Mission at 5640 Maloney Ave. on Stock Island. For more info call Paige at 859-630-2098.

MARC HOUSE SEEKING USED FANTASY FEST BEADS….If you have a slew of beads and want to donate them to the MARC House at 1401 Seminary St., please bring them to the MH…they will clean and resell these beads as a fundraiser, and those who bring in a 1 gallon plastic bag with beads, will get a 5% discount on a plant store purchase. For info call 305-296-9556.

BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY LISTS….If you would like to be included in the Birthday and Anniversary Lists that I send out every month, please let me know your month and day by sending that info to me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net. There are special perks to being on the lists!!!! One of the perks is having your name in KONK Life on the day of your Birthday!

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers…JIM HALL …the family and friends of Linda Russin…..Judy Davis and Skip…….the family and friends of artist David Harrison Wright, who recently passed away….the family and friends of Jim Cameron, and especially Jim’s widow, Cindy ….Sharron Mondo Drezner………MK Clapp….Len Stevens …the family and friends of Chuck Newman ….. Rick Elias …John Behmke… Joe McMurray …George Kling ..Billy Cartledge…..Mary Larkin……….Mike Stallard and wife Kelly…… Robin Deck …Jim Hendrick…..… Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams …… Judi Stevens …Fred Lima…..Nancy Lima …Maryann Sabol … Pam Williams …..Jon Traut…. Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill …Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer…. Sam Trophia….Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen …Judy Davis …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget …..Eric Nelson ….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir …Billy Cartledge…….Eegor Goropec…Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …… Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards. Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for. Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for. Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving. We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man. Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things! Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

FKSPCA HAS BRICK PROGRAM….This is a special’ buy a brick and have it inscribed with a special name and message’ that will be placed on the walkway of the new Animal Shelter…a great gift for someone very special. For more info go to www.fkspca.com. Bricks are $250 each. This will help the building fund of the new FKSPCA Shelter…..To complete and furnish the bldg., $700,000 more dollars are needed. You can engrave this brick with a permanent memory…honor a family member, someone special…or a beloved pet. You can order a brick online by going to www.orderabrick.com. You might have to put those in manually. Or you can call 305-294-4857.

BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Need a realtor in town? My husband BOB FRECHETTE IS YOUR MAN!!!! He has been with the marvelous Compass Realty ( NOW Keller-Williams Compass) for 19 years …Give him a call at 305-304-2584! Email him at rfrechette@bellsouth.net. He is the BEST! I promise!!!! Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!! He will have only your best interests at heart.

SUPPORT DANCE KEY WEST…..Lots of new concerts and new dancers are involved with Kyla Piscopink’s Dance Group, Dance Key West…. Dancers are Kim Bryant, Cricket Desmarais, Kristen Huffman, Morgan Stinnett and Melissa Weber….If you want to support this company, go online to www.dancekeywest.org or make checks and send to Dance Key West…PO Box 501 … Key West, FL 33041. Also congrats to Kyla on her recent dance concert at the Studios on Oct. 13!!!!! Had we been in town we would have been there with bells on!!!

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN NEEDS VOLUNTEER MENTORS….Needs 50 mentors to work with dedicated students….If interested call Karla Quintana at 305-293-1546 or email her at karla.quintana@keysschools.com.

JODYRAE AND MEGAN CAN ENTERTAIN FOR PRIVATE PARTIES!!!..Talented pianist/singer, Megan Clay and vocalist extraordinaire, Jodyrae Campbell have their own equipment and would love to make a night at your home or at your event, extra special! To contact them call 305-587-1499… or you can leave a message for Joyrae on Facebook or email her at jodyraecampbell@yahoo,com.

ARTISTS WANTED FOR MALLORY SQUARE….Sunset Celebrations is seeking more artists to participate at this iconic event. For info, email jury@sunsetcelebration.org.

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU…If you don’t pay your exorcist you can get repossessed!

 

HAPPY MAY 4…BIRTHDAY TO…JANICE STETTNER….TIM MALONEY …TIM SKOH …CINDY COBB… PETER STRONG …KAY FULLEN …ANNE SMITH… (Please remember…. Dennis Stevens….Betty Shields… Bill Mansfield… Lee Dodez.)

***THE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB IS LOOKING FOR SPONSORS….This exciting club is looking to put on their spring Musical May 9-11 for the first time in 5 years ….at the KW High School Auditorium….The High School has no budget to put on a show, so they depend solely on fundraising from the community. All sponsors will be listed in the full-color playbill as well as on the Drama Club’s social media under their level of support, $100-$1,000. For more info please contact drama club coach, Juliet Gray at julietgray@gmail.com or call 917-756-7536. Please help the dream become a reality! You can make checks payable to Fleming Street Faith Center and put Drama Club in the Memo space. Send checks of any amount to Juliet Gray at 625 William St., Key West, FL 33040.

CONCERT AT UNITY OF THE KEYS, MAY 4…..Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Humanitarian, Daniel Nahmod will present a concert at 7:30 pm at 1011 Virginia St. This is a concert/workshop on the illusion of control and the burdens of expectations and legacies which we place on our shoulders. Daniel’s stunning 3 octave range, his piano & guitar skills will inspire you and make you laugh and even cry too. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 305-296-5888 for advance tix.

9th ANNUAL DINNER & FASHION SHOW, MAY 4…. ‘Shades of Green’…7 to 11 pm… at Doubletree Grand Key Resort at 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship Fund…. Contact Mona Clark at 305-304-8665 for info, details and to sign up.

THE GREEN PARROT…. May 4&5….Tony Baltimore at 5:30….Spam Allstars at 9 and 11 pm on May 4 & from 8 am to noon on May 5.

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE OFFERED, MAY 4….The KW Sail & Power Squadron at 5205 College Rd. offers this course from 8 am to 5 pm. For info call Vince Melendy at 305-296-1126. To register go to www.usps.org/keywest.

AT THE GARDENS, MAY 4… On MAY 4, Jimmy will be at the piano for the 3rd annual ‘Talk Derby to Me’….a benefit for the KWPD Mounted Unit…. 5-7:30 pm….. $25 at the door…features food, mint juleps and more…The KY Derby will be streamed live at 6:46….Prizes for Best Hat, Best Couple, Best Single…Win, place show!!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MAY 4…….Larry Smith plays for Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm….8:00-11:00 pm, it’s the DENIS HYLAND QUARTET performing…. at… ….821 Duval…Now a full bar and delish food too….

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 4…. Noon to 4pm, Barry Cuda….4:30-8:30, Dan Harvey … 9 to 1 am, Myles Mancuso….

LATEDA, MAY 4…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…. Randy Roberts Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 4,11,18,25…. BOBBY NESBITT performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 4…. Joal Rush , from 1 to 5 pm…. Nick Walker performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

KEY WEST BLUES FESTIVAL, MAY 25….At KW theater at 512 Eaton St…host is Bill Hoebee…doors open at7 show at 8 pm. Features…Bill Blue, Caffeine Carl, Ericson Holt, Michelle Dravis, Andy Westcott, Daryl Brooke, Joey Marchiano, Rick Fusco plus special guests, Jeff Clark, Wayne Sorbelli and KARRI DALEY!!!! Advance tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

STRING MUSICIANS SOUGHT…. The KW Community String Orchestra is seeking those who play violin, cello, viola, etc. at all levels of experience. For info contact Lyn-Marie at lynnmariekw@gmail.com.

4TH ANNUAL PAPIO KINETIC SCULPTURE & ART BIKE PARADE, MAY 4….A wonderful parade of art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculptures and art bikes.. starts at Custom House at noon…arrive at 11 am for pre-parade activities….Parade will start traveling down Front St. to Duval St at noon…. and then down Southard St. to the KW Amphitheater, where more fun awaits!

AFTER THE PARADE AT THE AMPHITHEATER, MAY 4….1 to 3 pm….post- parade party….music performed by Tony Baltimore… refreshment booths, a Kid’s Zone,, and lots of fun for the kiddies!!!!

KEY WEST BURLESQUE HOSTS LAST SHOW OF SEASON, MAY 4…. Show is called ‘STAR WARS…EPISODE XXX… A BURLESQUE PARODY!’….See Sexy Storm Strippers as TaTah DuJour plays host and narrates the annual event… stars Moana Amour, Mr Dynamite and Aurora Natrix and more! One night only….at Backroom of the Aqua Sidebar, 504 Angela St… doors open at 7:30 and showtime is 8 pm. Get tix at www.evenbrite.com.

5TH ANNUAL ROTARY CASINO NIGHT EVENT, MAY 4… These is Cinco de Mayo…. 7 to 11 pm at Marriott Beachside Ballroom….tix are $75… cash bar, KW casual dress, raffles, casino tables, all proceeds to benefit Take Stock In Children of Monroe County & the Rotary Scholarship Funds! Get tix at www.keystix.com.

PRIDE FOLLIES ON JUNE 1… Mark Calendars…get tix for this show at the Key West Theater by going to www.keystix.com.

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1) Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Blue Macaw… 4-7 pm… $3 drinks including well, beer and wine…and half price apps that are delicious!!!!!!!and entertainment all day…. 3) Boathouse 4-6 pm half price on all drinks and apps one side of menu…4) The Grand Café, 5-7:30 pm…1/2 price wine, cocktails and beer and half priced appetizers… 5) The Saint…. 4:17-7:14 pm… half price drinks and special priced small plates 6) Little Room Jazz Club…. Reduced prices on food and drinks…. Plus sit around the piano bar at 5:30 pm…..

 

HAPPY MAY 5, BIRTHDAY TO….PATRICIA BOLLINGER… STAN MILES… TAYLOR DOEBLER … (Please remember Robby Whitney.)                                                                                                                                                              HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. SHARRON MONDO & SKIP DREZNER….. AND TO…. LOUISE & JOE HARDING ON #70!!!!

***WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE OPEN AUDITIONS, MAY 5… All Actors…take heed! There will be auditions on May 5 at 2 pm at The Waterfront Playhouse on Mallory Square. This is a great season planned and a great opportunity to act on the Waterfront Playhouse Stage!!! Have a brief monologue prepared and 16 bars of music… a pianist will be there to accompany you. Call backs will be determined at a later date for each show. Shows to be auditioning for in the 2019-20 season are: 1) THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW…. Needed roles for Brad, Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, Eddie & Rocky. 2) HAIR… needed 5 men and 5 women. 3) AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS…need 4 men and 1 woman all playing multiple roles. 4) PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT … needed 7 men & 7 women, all play various roles… all must sing and dance. 5) AMERICAN BUFFALO… needed 3 men. 6) BEEHIVE, the 60’s Musical….needed are 6 women all must sing! 7) Note that GLASS, the drama, has already been cast.

FREE ADMISSION FOR LOCALS, MAY 5…..With ID all Locals can attend free of charge, all HTA tours, The Lighthouse, The Custom House, Ft. East Martello, Little White House, Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden, Tennessee Williams Museum!! ALL DAY LONG… be a ‘tourist’ and fall in love with Key West all over again!!!

AL ROMANO AT OCEAN GRILL MAY 5,12,29,26….Al will be singing from 11 am to 2 pm every Sunday….Ocean Grill is in Square One… free parking…. Formerly Square One restaurant.

SCHOONER WHARF, CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION, MAY 5….This event includes a hot taco eating contest & competition. Bill Hoebee will give a play by play on the contest. Michael McCloud from noon to 5 pm…. Cool Coconuts Band from 6:45 to 11:45 pm.

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, MAY 5… from 9 am to 11 am….It is B-Man & Me-Shell performing!!!! At 600 Eaton St…. the place to be to hear soulful Sunday music, have good conversation and start the week off right!

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS, MAY 5…. It’s Peter Diamond and Friends from 5:30 – 8pm. On May 12, it’s Skipper Kripitz and Friends.

TROPIC CINEMA, MAY 5….Documentary, ‘Saving the Turtles’…5:30 pm, Champagne reception, movie at 6 pm… Q & A following screening. This film focuses on a record-breaking cold-stunned sea turtle stranding season on Cape Cod where over 1,200 turtles washed ashore, over 90% of them Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. Hundreds of people from over 10 states came together to rescue them… a remarkable collaboration that sounds deeply moving. 416 Duval St.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … MAY 5….Larry Smith performs for Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 pm…Barry Cuda & the Sharks… at 8:00-11:00 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 5…….Joal Rush from 12:30-4:30 pm…Oren at 5:30-9:30 pm.

GREEN PARROT MAY 5…. Sunday Jazz with the Mike Emerson Quartet…1-3 pm ….. Also, Chicken & Waffles Jazz Brunch…..Kenny Fradley, Fats Navarro tribute at 3 pm….

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, MAY 12,19,26….Karri performs from noon to 3 pm

LATEDA, MAY 5,12,19,26……Tea Dance at 4 pm …..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge!

BLUE MACAW ON MAY 5…. Karri Daley entertains from 7:30-9:30 pm at this hot spot on Whitehead St.

TAVERN N TOWN MAY 5…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm….

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 5….4:30-8:30 pm, Dan Harvey…. 9 to 1 am, Myles Mancuso

SMOKIN TUNA, MAY 5……Joal Rush at 5 pm…..Andy Wescott & the Local Boys at 9 pm.

SONGWRITER’S SPEAK EASY ON MAY 5….Speakeasy at KW Theater, 512 Eaton St… features DORA GHOLSON, TONY BALTIMORE, AND CLIFF CODY…. For tix go to www.thekeywesttheater.com. On May 12, it is Joal Rush.

ONE PARTICULAR HARBOR BENEFIT FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF KW….MAY 12….5 to 8 pm at Margaritaville Café at 500 Duval St…..17th annual event… Buffet dinner, drinks, by Howard Livingston & MM 24 Band… live and silent auctions, raffles & more. Tix are $50 in advance at www.keystix.com or $60 at the door!

FREE EVENT ON MAY 5….At Ft. East Martello Museum at 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd…. see the permanent exhibit of Stanley Papio sculpture works.

 

HAPPY MAY 6 BIRTHDAY TO….GUY ROSS… JODY DRAVES… LORI ZYCHOWSKI … DIMITRI….. (Please remember Jean Nowak.)

****THE TRUE SIT-AROUND- THE- PIANO –BAR- EXPERIENCE LIVES!!.. AND EVERY EVE… When we first moved to Key West one of the most fun things we loved was the chance to actually sit at stools around the Piano at the Pier House when the fabulous Bobby Nesbitt entertained…. If the piano was full, we would wait until someone left and then quickly make our move….Later, Larry Smith kept the tradition going… NOW, this is about to happen once again…this time at THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, at 821 Duval St.!!!! On March 8 you will have the unique and intimate opportunity to recapture those days of yore….sit around the 7 foot Knave grand piano and be able to place your drink on the piano and be up close and personal with Larry (or whomever the pianist will be)….Larry Smith will kick off this ‘event’ at 5:30 pm on March 8. You will be able to enjoy the unassuming elegance of a bygone era! Drink and food specials will be offered at these 5:30 pm Happy Hour soirees!! We say Bravo! And congrats to Wayne Larue Smith and Denis Hyland for resurrecting the Little Room Jazz Club and the mystique of the Authentic Piano Bar!!!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 6,13,20,27…. James King III is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… with Eric Haley singing too!

WOMANKIND CELEBRATES NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK, MAY 13…. There will be a FREE Medical Mingle from noon to 1 pm at 1511 Truman Ave.. The informal meet & greet luncheon celebrates KW professionals who support women’s health & invites local women to learn about the many programs and services offered. To reserve your spot, call Cali Roberts at 305-320-0608, or go to www.womankindkeywest.com.

BOBBY NESBITT AT DUELING BARTENDERS AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB, MAY 6,13,20,27….5:30-8 PM… ALWAYS GREAT FUN… Ric Dery and a Guest Singer, Bobby Nesbitt will perform and serve drinks too!

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MAY 6….….Music Legend, Coffee Butler performs for Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm….Great Jazz every day…….Larry Smith Jazz Jam, with Skipper and Joe Dallas too….8:00-11:00 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 821 Duval St.

BLUE MACAW, MAY 6,13,20,27…. Karri Daley performs from 4 to 7 pm…

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 6,13,20,27…. Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 6&13…. Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm… Last Mango Duo from 6:45-Midnight.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MAY 6…… Blu Monday with Caffeine Carl & the Buzz at 9 pm.

DRUNKEN SPELLING BEE, MAY 6…. AT Mary Ellen’s at 420 Applerouth Ln. 8 pm.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.

LATEDA, MAY 6,13,20,27,…Ronnie Lovely at 8:30 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 6,13,20,27… The Bahama Boys….from 5:30-9:30 pm.

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 6…..noon to 4 pm, Zack Seemiller…. 4:30 to 8:30, Dave Coleman…. 9 to 1 am, The Snipes….

THE QUEEN MOTHER PAGEANT, MAY 13… This is always quite a fabulous event as Key West’s stunning ‘Queens’ compete for this coveted title in various categories … with super entertainment, amazing production numbers, food and drink…. There are VIP seats and also General Admission tickets available… For all information, contact John MA Evens at 305-304-5430. Held at LATEDA…. Street is closed…..A Happening!

INTERESTED IN STUDYING SCRIPTURE? STARTED ON APRIL 29….You can join in any time…..This will be every Monday for the next 13 Mondays….. Bible Study reflecting on the scriptures for the coming Sunday. ALL welcome…. No cost or fees…. Not necessary to attend all classes…. No registration needed…. Just come to the Star of the Sea Room at the Klaus Murphy Center at 7:15 pm…at building next door to the Basilica on Truman….

 

HAPPY MAY 7 BIRTHDAY TO….GINGER KING … SKIP DREZNER…. DAN STAGER …SR. JEANNE SNYDER … MARYANN STANKY ….PHILLIP LELLE… CHARLES BRADFORD …… CHRISTIAN MONZON ….

WE WELCOME OUR DEAR DAUGHTER, MELISSA LYNN LANG, TO KEY WEST!!! She will be here for the Singer/Songwriter Fest in KW!!! Always a great time!!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MAY 7….Happy Hour with Larry Smith at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm… Bluesday Tuesday with Larry Baeder & TERRI WHITE at 8 pm-11 pm!!!!! 821 Duval St.

LATEDA, MAY 7…The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge… Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 7,14,21,28… Megan Clay is at the Piano from 5 to 7 pm…!!!

GREEN PARROT…MAY 7….Tom Petty Tribute at 5:30 and 9 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MAY 7,14… Jeff Clark from 5:30 to 9:30 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 7,14,21,28…Carmen & Michael perform from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.….

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 7,14,21,28… Gary Hempsey at noon to 5….Tom Taylor Duo 6:45-11 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MAY 7… Singer/Songwriters all day long…. Kick off party, 8 pm.

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 7,8,9…. Joel Nelson at noon…. Dave Coleman at 4:30…. The Snipes at 9 pm.

VIRGILIOS ON MAY 7…. Skippo and The Savage Beets, Chris Case and Gary Rivenson ….…. 9 pm….

COAST PROJECTS PRESENTS… G.LOVE, MAY 7…. At Southernmost Beach….Gates open at 7 pm…. G. Love with the Rics Brothers…. Get tix at www.coastprojects.com.

**“RED SPEEDO” OPENS IN PREVIEW AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MAY 14&15… This play opens in preview on these dates…lower priced tix at only $25 each. Get tix now at 305-294-5015 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.

KICKOFF FOR KW SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL, MAY 7… At 8 pm at Smokin Tuna Saloon ….

WILLIAM WEECH AMERICAN LEGION POST 168…MAY 14… A one night only Aqua Idol… some great singers…happy hour, raffle for a chance to win $1,000. 630-8 pm at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. For donations or info call Nancy at 703-626-0600.

LIBBY YORK AT MEZZROW, MAY 7… Libby will be performing with Michael Kanan and Neal Miner, at Mezzrow in the West Village in NYC. 163 W. 10th St. Two sets at 7:30 and 9 pm…. $20 cover. Go to www.mezzrow.com or www.libbyyork.com.

 

HAPPY MAY 8 BIRTHDAY TO…CARL MIDSON… DAVID SLOAN … CHARLIE LINDBERG …JOE THORNTON … DEAN HAYES … PAT MOORE….. BOB PROSSER…

*TAP CLASS AT COFFEE MILL MAY 1, 8,15,22,29…..Actress, Kristen Michelle who wowed everyone in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Waterfront Playhouse, is back in town working on her role in the upcoming Studios musical. PRIME TIME….and while she is here, she is conducting her great fun Tap Classes on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at 804 White St. the new Coffee Mill studios!!!! If interested let Penny Leto know at coffeemilldance@aol.com. Note that I have taken this class and Kristen makes it fun for all levels of dance. Hope to see you there!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 8,15,22,29…. Megan Clay at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MAY 8….Coffee Butler does 5:30-7:30 pm Happy Hour…. Wine Down Wednesday featuring Chris Burchard with relaxed tropical jazz with Skippo and Gary Rivenson…. With special wine and food pairings..…. 8:00-11:00 pm … at 821 Duval St…. FULL bar now and food too!!! Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm Half price on food during Happy Hour and 2 for 1 drinks….

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL ….ORDER BRICKS ONLINE… Get your personalized Brick and leave a legacy…. To order online go to https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/kwahs. For questions call Kim at 305-295-6616 ext:106. Bricks are $100… you can personalize up to 3 lines of wording with up to 18 spaces per line.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MAY 8… Din Allen from 5:30-9:30 PM..….Free songwriter’s event from 10 pm to 1 am. (Din Allen on May 15,22,29) singers will be Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin, Austin Burke, Christine Taylor, Johnny Day, and Southerland.

BLUE MACAW, MAY 8,15,22,29…. From 7:30-11, it’s Terri White and Larry Baeder, entertaining at this super night spot.

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 8… noon … Jeff Clark….6:45-11 pm, Raven Cooper…..1pm, Cliff Cody and Arlis Albritton…2 pm, Kristen Kelly and Jimmy Stanley…. 3 pm, Nick Donley & Brock Berryhill.

OCEAN KEY HOUSE, MAY 8, 6 PM….KICKOFF with Storme Warren & Mayor Teri Johnston…6:30pm, Hardy…8 pm, Dylan Altman Band….

PIER HOUSE, MAY 8….7 pm, Kristen Kelly and Jimmy Stanley…8 pm, Jesse Rice & Sonia Leigh.

RICK’S ON MAY 8….9 pm, Southerland, Josh Bagwell, Matt Roy…. 10 pm, Trea Landon, Alex Hall, Zach Abend, Ben Burgess… 11 pm, FILMORE, Brinley Addington, Ryan Beaver, Matt McGinn.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MAY 8-11….…KW Songwriter’s Fest entertaining all day.. go to www.kwswf.com for schedules and lists.10 pm to midnight….Al Anderson, Craig Wiseman, Jack Ingram, Wade Brown & Laste Night Show with Caffeine Carl.

GREEN PARROT….MAY 8…. The Ries Bros at 5:30…Skank & Friends at 9 and 11 pm.

KARRI DALEY AT BLUE MACAW, MAY 8,15,22,29….noon to 3 pm!!!! The beautiful Karri performs!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 8….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, MAY 8,15,22,29…. The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…

WINE BINGO AT VINOS ON DUVAL, MAY 8…. 7:30-9:30 pm…. 810 Duval…

HOG’S BREATH MAY 8….Joel Nelson at noon…. Dan Harvey at 4:30 pm… Myles Mancuso at 9 pm.

SONGWRITER’S FESTIVAL STARTS OFFICIALLY ON MAY 8!!!!!! For all schedules by Date and Songwriters go to www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com. This town will be really hopping while these fab entertainers are in town!!!!!

RED SPEEDO IN PREVIEW ON MAY 15…. Lower priced tix at $25… get tix now at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. Grand opening on May 16!!!

PRIME TIME’…NEW MUSICAL BY BLAKE HUNTER, STARTS MAY 22… Get tix now for this original musical at the Studios May 22-26 and May 28-June 1. Go to www.tskw.org for tickets. Directed by Murphy Davis and starring Maribeth Graham, Jeremy Zoma, Michael Castellano, Erin McKenna, Kristen Michelle, Barry Tarallo, Kyla Piscopink and Jordan Fife Hunt…. Set Design by Rick Worth….Musical Director, Debra Barsha & assistant, Rob Baumgartner… Choreography, Kyla Piscopink…. Stage Mgr., JB McLendon….Costumes, Leigh Hooten….Props, Carmen Rodriguez… BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS by Blake Hunter.

 

HAPPY MAY 9 BIRTHDAY TO…RON BURD…. TONY STAUB…. (Please remember Bill Haws.)

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB MAY 9….Happy Hour with COFFEE BUTLER 5:30-7:30 pm….. 50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!! The long-awaited Little Room Jazz Club is open ….. Now a FULL Liquor License and Food to order…..From 8 to 11 pm, it’s Peter Diamond and Co…. Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!!!

AT THE STUDIOS, thru MAY 30….All 4 galleries will exhibit a captivating array of work by local artists, Michel Delgado, Alaina Plowdrey, and Jeane LaRance. … plus a special show of work by Bridget Bunting… 6 to 8 pm….533 Eaton St. will be on exhibit until May 30.

FARMER’S MARKET MAY 9,16,23,30…..At Bayview Park from 9 am to 2 pm… lots of produce, flowers, crafts, home goods, etc./ every Thursday!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES MAY 9,16,23,30…. 9 to Midnight…700 Duval St. Dance the night away with the fab Dave B!!!!!

SOUTHERNMOST BEACH RESORT…. MAY 9.. Beach Bash Songwriter’s Day….Noon, Nick Wayne, Hannah Ellis, Parker Welling and Josh Kerr…1pm, Mike Walker, Fancy Hagood, Kree Harrison….2 pm, Dallas Wilson, Jackie Lee, Jaida Dreyer, Brinley Addington… 3pm, HARDY, Joey Hyde, Ben Burgess.

FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULES OF SONGWRITER’S FEST…. GO TO www.thekeywestsongwritersfestival.com. There are singers at Havana Cabana, Ocean Key, Hanks, Blue Heaven,Wicker Guesthouse, Sloppy Joe’s, The Marker Resort, the Margaritaville KW Resort Pier, Tropic Cinema, Margaritaville Café, Cowboy Bills, Smokin Tuna, etc….ALL DAY LONG!!!!!

THE GREEN PARROT, MAY 9,16 & 30….Happy Dog at 5:30 pm, and 9 and 11 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 9.16,23,30… Michael McCloud at noon to 5… Cool Duo, 6:45-11 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MAY 9….Singer/ Songwriters perform all day!!!

BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS, MAY 9,16,23,30… If you are working your way thru the grieving process, there is support available… you are not alone…. Every Thurs. at 7:15 at the Klaus Murphy Center on the campus of St. Mary Basilica….. on Truman Ave. All welcome.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP ON MAY 9 & 10….You will LOVE KW Comedy Club…..Every Thurs and Fri at 1128 Simonton St…. Name Comics from all over the nation…. Plus our amazing Local comics who lead off the show…. Great discount for Locals…. Go online and make sure you print LOCAL to get discounted tix. Go to www.comedykeywest.com. On May 9 & 10, it is DUSTIN CHAFIN performing!!!! On May 16 & 17, it’s Dave Siegel performing.

THE GARDENS ON MAY 9,16,23,30….It is Jimmy Olson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm…..

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLINS ON MAY 9,10,16,17,…. Bria sings from 7 to 10 pm at Berlins at the A & B Lobster House.

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 9,16,23,30…. Michael Thomas and Carmen Rodriguez entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!!!

KARRI DALEY AT BLUE MACAW, MAY 9,16,23,30…. Karri entertains from 4 to 7 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 9,16,23,30…. Joe the Show at 5:30-9:30 pm

LATEDA, MAY 9,16….3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Randy Roberts performs at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

KWAHS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, MAY 9….Guest is Alex Vega whose subject will be ‘FIRES THAT FORGED KEY WEST.’ 6-7 pm at Custom House, 281 Front St. Vega is the exec. Director of the KW Firehouse Museum…he will talk about the Great Fire in KW of 1886. His book, ‘The History of KW Firehouse #3’ will be available to purchase. Tix are $5 for members and $10 for non. For tickets go to www.kwahs.org.

****“RED SPEEDO” OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MAY 16….. This play directed by John McDonald and starring Cody Borah, Jessica Miano Kruel, Ross Pipkin and Steve Miller…with set design by Michael Boyer…..showtime is 8 pm…. This play poses the question…Would you do anything to win an Olympic medal? This is a razor sharp play about whether doping is acceptable in the pursuit of that elusive medal, esp when commercial endorsements are at stake. This edge-of-your-seat play is about survival of the fittest and a desire for the American dream. The NY Times called the play “a taut, incisive drama…the characters, at times movingly human in their complexity and weakness… a bitter indictment of our winning-at-all-costs culture.” Note that Michael Boyer is constructing and onstage working pool for our Waterfront production! A miracle man he is!!!!! Get tix NOW at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets to this NOT TO MISS show!!!!!

AQUA SIDE BAR, MAY 23… A benefit for William Weech American Legion Post 168… ca chance to win $1,000. Happy Hour, silent auction, and Light bites. At Aqua Side Bar, on Angela St. 5:30-7:30 pm. Call Nancy for donations or info at 703-626-0600.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY….I am SO thankful for Amanda Siglin at Walgreens…… Tom Thayer at the Waterfront Playhouse…..Annie Miners…. Mary Piszker….. Noreen Collins.. Christopher Elwell….Christopher Peterson ….. my husband Bob, always! And for all my readers!!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. Too often we make our own cages of the mind and of the heart. But we have the keys to unlock them…we need only to use them. Unlock your heart…love freely. Unlock your mind…. Live freely!

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

NEW SHOP OPENS IN TOWN….SEAPLANE SHIRTS…at 910 Duval St…. created and founded by proprietor Schuyler Brown….She opened this shop just recently.. her Seaplane shops in Provincetown and Palm Springs are thriving!! Why not Key West. We LOVE wonderful new shops in town!!!! These collectible shirts each carry its individual name and limited production number….they are lovable works of art… like all the great folks in Key West!!! Welcome, Schuyler! It is great fun to spot these great shirts being worn all over town by Men AND Women!!!!

ROCK SOLOMON’S NEW ARTISTS CO-OP…..Rock is putting this together on Truman Ave….with gallery and retail space, plus a stage and a music studio. He is looking for pro artists, musicians, designers etc. who wish to have access to studio, gallery & performance space. The co-op will share resources and artists can keep 100% of their commissions. Musicians can rehearse, record and perform. Located in old town one block from White St. For more info contact Rock at 305-570-3000.

DANCE KEY WEST & KEY WEST THEATER HAVE TEAMED UP….There will be movement and dance classes offered and workshops for all levels…Classes begin on Jan. 14…. The first week is FREE…. Mon., 5-6 pm with Kyla Piscopink….For info on classes at Key West Theater go online to www.thekeywesttheater.com. See about discounte class packages.

EDGARDO AVARADO NEEDS HELP….Local, and beloved Author Edgardo was injured by a car on S. Roosevelt on Oct. 12 and is badly in need of financial help. a Go fund me page has been set up for him at https://www.gofundme.com/Edgardo-alvarado039s-healing?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-1541113232015-c7a82ec8abd54a8f&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=eta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n . (sure hope I got this right!)

TROPIC CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..For info call John at 305-295-9493 or go to www.tropiccinema.com. Training is provided. ‘Payment’ is free movie passes and popcorn for each shift worked.

WRITE A LETTER TO CHANGE NAME OF BALLAST KEY TO DAVID WOLKOWSKY KEY .. Letters of support for this name change are requested in order to influence the final decision for the name change at the federal level. Write a letter explaining why you feel the Island, Ballast Key, should be renamed after its owner, Mr. Key West, the late, great David Wolkowsky. Write and send to Kim Lipsky at lipskykim@gmail.com. The Island will become a center for scientific research and part of the KW National Wildlife Refuge. Please participate.

KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS… This non profit is looking for interested Board Members….particularly that of Treasurer … term is two years…..If interested send a letter to Key West Botanical Garden 5210 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040. Or email audrinnakkw@gmail.com.

BUY CD FROM ‘A DOG STORY’…..Gayla Morgan and Eric Weinberger are basking in the success of their play, A DOG STORY, and the cast album is out…and it is a delight! To buy, go to www.BroadwayRecords.com. Truly is…’one dog-gone great CD!!!!’

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REEF RELIEF….For info call 305-294-3100.

NEED A DJ?….Call Jimmy Jamz at 305-923-7401 for great entertainment and music at your function or party!!!

STAR OF THE SEA OUTREACH MISSION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To help with the food pantry on Stock Island….This mission serves hundreds of the community’s needy operating Mon-Fri. Call Donna at 305-407-5967 for info.

SHAL SEELS VOLUNTEERS…Southernmost Homeless Assistance League has begun serving an evening meal each day at the homeless shelter with food from the Soup Kitchen….Volunteers are needed to help. For info call John Miller at 502-876-5092.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT:…..513 Truman Ave….This wonderful Museum is now open under the auspices of the Key West Art & Historical Society with founder, Dennis Beaver as its curator. Visitors and Locals are invited to tour this preserved and showcased collection of historic, archival objects that promote the importance of Williams’s legacy and offers the largest collection of his memorabilia and artifacts available to the public. Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm…. Admission: Adults $7. … Children under 6 Free…. KWAHS Members: Free… For more info call 305-204-4527.

HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS…..Over $300,000 has been raised for this project… but more is needed to make this dream a reality! Make donations to TSKW and indicate your donation is specifically for HUGH’S VIEW, and send to Jeffrey Ware at 1400 Olivia St., KW, 33040. This is a separate fundraiser from any others at The Studio. The plan is to create a lovely Rooftop Garden atop the new Studios Bldg on Eaton St…..it will provide a marvelous panoramic view of Key West…and since La Concha shut its doors to us, it will be most welcome indeed. For more info, contact Jeffrey at jcwkeywest@comcast.net. For those who are wondering who Hugh is…. He was the most adorable father of Jeffrey Ware, who left his mark in Key West….who loved it here, and who passed away, from this earthly home, but not from our hearts! Hoping to raise enough money to make Hugh’s View a reality…. And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden, and toast to HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!

KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN, NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To volunteer please call 305-296-1504.

GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….This is a glorious shop at 6oo Frances….a lush newer addition to Key West’s upscale shopping scene…one of a kind items … spectacular jewelry….Japanese ceramics….cashmere from the Himalayas… the softest and finest you ever touched….Gorgeous items from India, Africa, the Orient, and Europe….a worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ for your pleasure. It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses. Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within……open daily, at the corner of Southard! Owned by Wendy Asplundh, she of the exquisite taste… and her great and dedicated staff includes Samantha Rivier, Dorthe Thure, and Jolie Witherow.

LA RUBIA KEY WEST….….Stephanie Hellstrom (THE Blonde!) is the owner of this new delightful shop at 510 Fleming St….next to Assortment….You can purchase hand woven Panama hats, handcrafted wearable accessories, and organic chocolates from Ecuador…. along with handbags, scarves, bamboo wraps, jewelry and more. What a pleasure it is to have some unique and interesting new shops in Key West!!! Congrats to Stephanie. Call 296-6059 for more details!!!

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN ORG. SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..This marvelous, award winning scholarship program mentoring group is looking for giving souls to help mentor 50 some qualified students from lower income families ….They cannot be admitted unless a volunteer steps forward. It takes less than an hour each week. Call Chuck Licis, program coordinator at 305-394-7974 or e-mail him at chuck.licis@keysschools.com.

CUSTOM HOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUMS ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS…If you have a few hours to offer as a docent, archives asst., exhibit builder, or event volunteer, please offer your services!


*** THE TAURUS PERSONALITY….APRIL 21 THROUGH MAY 21…..***

People know they can trust a Taurus, for they are reliable, faithful, practical, and people to turn to in a crisis. They can be counted on! Although they are steadfast, they are also very resistant to the idea of change. It makes them feel nervous…as if everything is going to collapse around them! Taureans always take a long time to get used to any major alterations in their life, and they they can feel dislocated by change. As a result, they tend to slip into routines that quickly become ruts, as they would rather know what each day will bring, even though it is boring or tedious…than risk getting upset when their regular schedule is disturbed.

Taureans take things slow….preferring to do things in their own time and in their own way, and often turn a deaf ear to anyone who may try to persuade them otherwise. They have tremendous determination and will power but this can turn into that stubborn streak that Taureans are famous for. Nothing will change their mind; people can go blue in the face trying to reason with them, but they just won’t listen!

Taureans do need their sense of self-worth and they associate their possessions as status symbols. The problem with this, is that they often become hemmed in by their possessions as they start to rule their lives. Letting go and simplifying is not an easy task for a Taurean!

The Taurus is the one least likely to lose their temper over trifles. They grit their teeth and give others the benefit of the doubt over and over again…until things go TOO far, and then they blow their top! This is a frightening experience for everyone around when this happens….so look out!

Family means the world to a Taurean and they devote lots of time to their nearest and dearest. They enjoy keeping up long standing traditions especially at the holidays. They are loyal, loving and steadfast, which endears them to anyone who likes to know that their affection won’t be tossed away. They make adoring friends and they usually have a select circle of very close friends that they have know for a long time rather than a wide range of acquaintances. It takes a Taurean quite some time to get to know people properly and others have to earn a Taurean’s trust…but once they’ve done that, the Taurean becomes the sort of pal who will stand by them through thick and thin. This love and affection sometimes turns into a tendency to be possessive however. The best signs for a Taurus are Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.

In careers, the Taurean loves to work and are good solid members of any team…they get the job done. They may not do it very quickly as others but they keep at it and don’t cut corners. They are not interested in self-employment, but if they do decide to work for themselves they will try their hardest to make a go of it. They are attracted to work in finance, banking, and investments. Also, the beauty industry appeals to them as they are one of the best looking signs of the Zodiac, They make great models, masseurs, perfumiers. They love professions connected with nature, farming, gardening or floristry. Because many are blessed with lovely voices, they are drawn to the music industry and singing, particularly.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR TAUREAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!

4/21…..Melissa Frechette Lang…..Penny Leto…Rob Mone …. Richard Duecker… (Please remember Ray Perdion….)

4/22…..Jacob Gelt Dekker…Caroline Taylor…..Jack Agnew……Reggie Jenkins…Beth Ranson … Rosemary Stout …Jeff Chesson …(Please remember Ted Watson.!!)

4/23…..Tony Konrath….Stephen Kitsakos….Guy de Boer….Linda Jurin Cruz…Bill Lane…..Greg Collins ….(Please remember Sam Stevens….)

4/24…….Elena Devers…Margaret Clerico…Elena Warner…Glenda Donovan

4/25…..Gordon Mackey…Sarah Dorrance…Richard Klitneck…Tom Murtha…Jonathan Traut…

4/26…..Megan Behmke…Marky Pierson…Kenne Tucker….Rosemary Enright…Camille Toler…Jeffrey Katz…Barbara Grob…Jack Hulligan…Jacquie Blatchford…

4/27….Marcia Melody Lynne Faber..…..Steve Hatch….Tom Brinkman…Maria Protopsaltis…

4/28…Alison Teal….Fran Decker…..Dick Weithas….Michael Hughes…Gail Leder…Greg Hazel…Daniel Genica…..Rick Bodner…..

4/29…..Scott Fuhriman…Sarah Goodwin……Matt Hollis Hulsey… Diana Davis…Adam Sweitzer…. Jonathan Stein…..

4/30…Debra Baum…Serge Gerass…Kathryn Lynn Price…Danny Carter….Christopher Crespo….

5/1…..Nancy Williams…Joe Regan…Chris Toler…Rob Halstead…Helen Edgington…John Morgan …Michael Cates… Tina Garrett…

5/2….George diBraud……Jan Gebhart….Clare Carruthers-Fitzsimmons……Robin Mitchell…Brian Corbett…Basia Chaplin…Arthur Crocker!!!….(Please remember Ric Pinckney…)

5/3…Toni Davis…Char Clem

5/4…Timothy Maloney…..Janice Stettner…Tim Skoh…..Kay Fullen……Cindy Cobb…Ann Smith…Peter Strong …(Please remember Dennis Stevens….also, Lee Dodez, Betty Shields and Bill Mansfield.)

5/5…..Taylor Doebler…Patricia Bollinger …Stan Miles…(Please remember Robby Whitney today!)

5/6….…Lori Zychowski…Guy Ross…Jody Gross…Dimitri…(Please remember Jean Nowak….)

5/7…..Ginger King…..Skip Drezner…Christian Monzon…Philip Lelle…Maryann Stanky…Sr. Jeanne Snyder… Danny Stager…Charles Bradford…

5/8…..Carl Midson ….Joe Thornton…..David Sloan…..Charlie Lindberg…Pat Moore….Sean Hayes…Bob Prosser…

5/9….Tony Staub…Ron Burd…. (Please remember Bill Haws.)

5/10…..Jan Schmidt…Alan Melnick…Glee Higgins….Vicki Gordon….Laura Chaneski….Tom Lower… Stephen Peranteau….Kathy Elias….

5/11…..Lynn Sherman…Michael Ingram ….Jane Gilbert…Lee Applebaum…Nancy Mraz…Lance Harvey … George Dvorsky …Tyler Luce… Victor Perez….

5/12…..Juan Pisani…..Joe Pizzo…..Shirley Block…..Jim Young….Susanne Woods…Bonnie Bobin … Gage Groetz…(Please remember Polly Porter and Chuck Gilmore.)

5/13……Billy Cartledge…..Carrie Babich…John Nolte…Alan Teitelbaum… Mark Hayda!!!!

5/14…..Melissa Evans Ingram …Roz Brackenbury….Cindy Lu Krisanda….Alan Wimer…Shaheem Larsen

5/15…..Gayla Morgan….Mandy Miles…..Troy Rohrbaugh….Dennis Deluga…Kristine McNealey…Andy McLendon… (Please remember Ruth Cottrell.)

5/16…..Sandy Walters……Barbara Vernovage… Deb Hudson… Carolyn Daly…..Bill Ryan Jr….(Please remember Bob Ward ….Jim Kosciewicz…. and Marilyn Holderfield.)

5/17…..Susan Weekley…Martin White…Kenny Fradley….. Eric Hench….

5/18…..Justin Ahearn …Steve Gurmin

5/19…..Noreen Collins…..Gerri Louise Gates…Shirrel Rhoades….Vanessa McCaffrey…Mike Benner….. Jean Fucillo …Fr. Jerry Turner …Don Pingston….Louise Harding…Len Stevens…Tina Pace…

5/20…..Joe McMurray….Diane Brady-Rhoades….Monica Denk……Tony Roberts….Ron Chmura ….(Please remember Andy Ashmore and Tom Ratcliffe.)

5/21…..Maj Johnson…Seth Holden…Bill Verge…Marta White….Steve Warner Jr…. Gene Knudson ….(Please remember William Welch.)

HAPPY TAUREAN ANNIVERSARY TO…..

4/22…..Kristen & Jim Ryan…..Marlene & Dean DeBrito…. (Please remember, Orchid & Earl Duncan!!!)

4/24…..Kat Klingerman & Jean Colton

4/26…..Katy & Mike Werner….Joan & Chuck Armbruster…Erika & Simon Butters….

4/28…Emmily Sue & Tyler Smith

4/30…Jackie & Monte Dillow..

5/2…Dave & Maryann Brangaccio

5/3…..Donna & Kevin Gallagher……Dean & Sandra Walters….Maria Zito & Simon Kaufman. (Please remember Joy & Wally Peck.)

5/5……Sharron Mondo & Skip Drezner…Louise & Joe Harding….(Please remember Rosalie & Paul Zito.)

5/11…..Tom Lavender & Debbie Rothstein

5/13….Dolores & Bob Boff

5/14…..George Sanders & Shawn Curran

5/15 ….. Take time to remember Jerry & Frank Galeana!!!!

5/16…..Melissa & Ed Tausche

5/17…Ron & Georgene Stadnik….

5/18…Lyle & C. Miller

5/20…..Kelly & Mingo Castellanos…Sue & Minoo Billimoria…..

If you are one of those stubbornly wonderful Taureans, and you read the personality and it pertains to you in any way, please let me know. Also, if you are receiving my blogs, but are not included in the Birthday/Anniversary Lists, and would like to be, please let me know by e-mailing your month & day of your birthday & anniversary to kwlynda@bellsouth.net. This whole thing is about community and reaching out to our friends near and far, who are celebrating their special days. You do not want to forget these special people who are too super to forget!!!!

Love to you…..Lynda

 


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