Mixed Media: Flooding and the NAC

* The flooding has the Nebraska Arts Council administration “taking precautions and implementing an emergency plan in the event that we are displaced by floodwaters,” from their lower-level offices in downtown Omaha's Burlington Building, according to its website. As of last weekend, operations were normal, but essential items have been moved to higher ground.    * Nebraskans for the Arts, also in the same...

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Something Fresh in Dundee

Omaha’s Dundee has always had many charms, whether for its shops, cafes and beautiful homes in this walkable neighborhood, and for its 475 identical flower baskets hung on cast iron streetlights. Add to this list another summertime pleasure: Fresh Paint, a new exhibition by Paula Wallace, now on view at the Dundee Gallery through June 23. The show is dominated by two distinct painting series. Wallace’s 16 large...

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Sin Not Funny?

* “Sin is not funny,” according to the sign carried by two men demonstrating outside the SNAP! comedy, My Big Gay Italian Wedding. I assumed the sin they had in mind was suggested by the title of the show playing at 3225 California St. Since we are sinners all since Adam’s Fall, I suspect the protesters also commit all sorts of sins cited in Leviticus, but I don’t want to argue about what they find sinful....

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<p>The Hot Box girls of Guys and Dolls, led by Miss Adelaide played by Kirstin Kluver (center), performing “Bushel and a Peck.” </p> Thoyd Run

Pahdon my Runyonese, but what is a poysun ta do when woyds cannot adequately anticipate the prospect of the thoyd run of Guys and Dolls at the Omaha Community Playhouse? I posed my problem to Susie Baer Collins, who directs the musical comedy, confessing that I’ve longed for its return since seeing it first in the 1960s, then the 1980s. It dates back even further, to 1950, but when it was revived on Broadway in...

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Cold Cream’s Busy Weekend

* The last weekend in the merry month of May more than compensates for the penultimate one that was absent new theater openings. Suddenly we get Wicked, Guys and Dolls, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Leaving Iowa and Nana's Naughty Knickers plus the Saturday start of eight full days of drama at the Great Plains Theater Conference. You can read more about the GPTC and the Omaha Community Playhouse G&D musical elsewhere...

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Brave New Worlds

(Ed's Note: GPTC-goers, be sure to pick up a print copy of The Reader, which is complete with a special insert featuring a full GPTC schedule.) The playwrights assemble, not on your average prairie, but at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, which brings the creators of brave new worlds to the middle of the country. At Metropolitan Community College and the many stages of Omaha, a flood of drama surges for the...

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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery…

There are moments that have left imprints in the minds of many - the past that can be revisited...

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final...

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TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards...

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Playhouse Honors Volunteers and Red Theater is Under the Radar

            - Awards Season kicked off last week when the Omaha Community Playhouse held its annual volunteer awards night....

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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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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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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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