Royal Performance

Looking at Wendy Jane Bantam’s fanciful, surrealistic oil paintings of animals in carnival and theatre scenes, you want them to move, to show you what happens next, but, said Bantam, the story is all up to the viewer.

Many of the pieces in A Night at the Orpheum: The Queen’s Cabaret, the current exhibit at Modern Arts Midtown until Mar. 31, could be book-cover illustrations for fairy tales, sometimes dark fairy...

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<p> Hot Shops benefit shows…Guerilla Girls in Lincoln…JCC photo show…

Hot Shops hosts two exhibits for the benefit of nonprofit organizations Friday March 9. Art for the Heart curated by Tearee Caswell to benefit American Heart Association, and Artists for Hope Gallery Show to benefit the nonprofit dedicated “to making a difference in the lives of Haitians” featuring work from crafters of Haiti and local artists. Also on view in Hot Shops is “The History of Black Firefighters in...

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Bird Watching

Joseph Broghammer’s species of birds now roosting at Anderson O’Brien Gallery in the Old Market might challenge any Ornithologist studying bird behavior. Not perched for flight, including those with wings outstretched, these birds have made their claim.

They each occupy a large amount of space. As protagonists in the depiction of the human condition they are linked to Chicago Imagism which had its beginnings in...

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Rock of Ages Brings 80s Arena Hits

If you don’t count trial runs, Rock of Ages took three years to make it from Broadway to Omaha, where fans of 80s arena rock have waited patiently for its 28 songs and its love story set on Sunset Strip.

They’ll hear Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Jefferson Starship’s “We Built This City” and others March 6-11 at the Orpheum, thanks to Omaha Performing Arts. American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis won a Tony...

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Union for Contemporary Arts Inaugural Fellows…

The Union for Contemporary Art held its first community clean-up event at their new building on Burdette Street boasting nearly 100 volunteers and obtaining upwards of $3,000 in donations and gifted materials for the clean-up effort. They are surely ready for their inaugural group of eight Fellows who started their 6-month programs in February where they will not only work on their own art, but create projects...

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Playhouse Tourists Singin’ in London Rain

With a light rain falling and the Thames flowing below, it’s dramatic enough just walking across the Waterloo Bridge on the way to the National Theatre. To the right of travelers on the Omaha Community Playhouse tour looms a huge wheel, the London Eye that takes 35 minutes for one revolution.

The great dome of St. Paul’s appears and Westminster Bridge marks the spot where Big Ben tolls the time beside the Houses...

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CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p>Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that...

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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

You’d think that one person standing alone on a dark bare stage could not possibly bring alive the...

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director,...

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‘The Whipping Man’ a Unique Challenge for Prescott

            Now running through November 16th, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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