Can’t Take Eyes Off Jersey Boys Frankie

 

No one has been one of the Jersey Boys longer than Joseph Leo Bwarie, now into his fourth year as Frankie Valli. He’s appeared with at least five different actors as each of the other Four Seasons.

            He keeps it fresh, thanks to audiences that go wild when the boys from the wrong side of the tracks make it big on every one of the more than 1,000-plus nights he’s played the iconic rocker. And it...

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Bemis auction tops fall’s playlist of key arts events

The Big Ten’s laying down the gauntlet as well as the welcome mat for Nebraska this autumn may get all the ink, but the 2011 fall season also hosts a number of fine arts events for the discriminating viewer after the game.

Beginning this month several key area art venues will offer a play list of openings of all kinds. Some are annual and much anticipated while others are a kickoff of a different kind. What...

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UNO students show at The Hive…First Friday in Omaha…

A dozen University of Nebraska-Omaha art students at The Hive opens August 31, including live painting demonstrations and music by Optimal Eleven.

September 2 openings in Omaha:  Bill Hoover’s new work at Coriander in the lower level of the Old Market Passageway.  The artist is known for his fresh and meditative images of abstract worlds in oil and sand.  Turning and Returning at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery...

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Mysteries Return Minus Flood Water

If you were absent from Omaha all summer, the daily gave you a measure of the rising Missouri River in a series of photos that showed the flood water climbing ever higher on the Salute to Labor statue of workmen, a site seen from Rick’s Boatyard Café.

            So it was good to hear that you won’t need a canoe or even hip waders to catch Manya and Randy Nogg’s new interactive mystery at their River Front...

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Seeing Is Believing

Is it any wonder that viewers approach the exotic photography of Italian artist Roberto Kusterle and ask the inevitable question, “How did he do that?”

 

Given Kusterle’s own fascination with surreal scenarios and hybrid realities, it’s only natural that one would respond to this illusionist-for that is what the photographer surely is—in this manner.

         

After all, art and magic depend greatly on a...

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Drama-deprived? Coming after Musicals

If you belong to that peculiar tribe bugged by musical theater, you will be drama-deprived until the end of September when Bug opens at the Blue Barn and Gogol’s The Inspector General visits the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

            Those two join Next Fall, a play at SNAP! Productions featuring male lovers split by religious faith. Tracy Letts wrote Bug, which won off-Broadway honors for the story of a...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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<p>The Fred Simon Gallery features the personal abstraction of Kim Reid Kuhn in her show,‘The Sacraments of Domesticity’

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon...

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Director Ben Beck Talks ‘Mickey & Sage’

Currently running through November 2nd at the Shelterbelt Theatre, Mickey & Sage by Sara Farrington deals with the...

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Cast Members Talk ‘Buffalo’, Rose Takes on Seuss

- The BLUEBARN Theatre is currently tackling the David Mamet classic American Buffalo, running now through October 25th. The...

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Ballet Nebraska Kicks Off Fifth Season with ‘Giselle’

            Ballet Nebraska will kick off its fifth season this Saturday, October 4th, with the performance of Giselle....

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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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