The scheduled Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 29, the 2017 festival features several dozen masquerade balls, costume contests, exotic parties and showcases for quirky creativity, all climaxing in a lavish grand parade
The roster of guest performers include Jihan Jamal, International dance artist and instructor, Lamis of Miami, Turbo-Charged Tribal group and StepFlix Entertainment company of Miami, Marathon Community Theater Bollywood group, Karisma, of the Kasbah Dance Troupe and Xenia Leonteva of Xelestial Bellydance.
“There are no facts in Jamaica,” the folk saying goes, “only versions.” That’s the fitting epigraph to Roger Steffens’ “So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley,” published by W.W. Norton.
White-bearded Texan Richard Filip on Saturday won the 2017 Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, a highlight of Key West’s annual Hemingway Days celebration that ended Sunday. The 71-year-old, a retired real estate franchise owner, triumphed over 152 other entrants in the contest’s final round.
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Seventh time’s a charm for Hemingway look-alike winner
A windy, sunny day in Key West
Dolphins visit Key West for Naval training
Meteor burning up over Lower Keys caught on dashcam