More on Distant Music at BSB, Mary Poppins

* Distant Music packs so much wit, wisdom and sheer delight into two hours that I can only begin to tell you about it in this space. Until next week’s full review, suffice to say the Irish bartender Dev, played by Scott Kurz, will tempt you to spend every waking hour hanging out in his Boston pub at the Downtown Space in the Old Market. So much the better if you’re a nun facing a crisis with her vocation (Laura...

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The skinny on last weekend’s Science Fair

* Last weekend’s Science Fair, which opened Saturday in the Urban Storage building just outside of the Old Market, was the place to be. Seriously. Hundreds of gallery-goers packed the narrow halls of the fourth and fifth floors, squeezing in and out of tiny individual areas, which displayed the works of close to 100 artists. It was great to see so many first-time artists exhibiting in such an unusual space. The...

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Metal of Honor

Whether you tweet, text, surf or just hunker down in front of your smart phone, tablet or widescreen, no one has to tell you we’re in the grip of awards season. Yet while the Oscars, Grammys, Addys, Emmys and Tonys do relative justice to popular art and entertainment, there are very few honors bestowed upon the fine and classical arts. During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama lamented...

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Ask For a Line

Creighton University students in jeans and sweatshirts follow director Alan Klem, shaking limbs and flexing voices with, “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? They’re not auditioning for a Geico insurance commercial, but rehearsing for Creighton’s first Irish play in Klem’s memory. Dancing at Lughnasa opened Wednesday and runs through Feb. 6 in their Studio Theatre. Why...

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Blind ’Em With Science

Omaha artist Josh Powell has spent the past month wrangling close to 100 artists together for what promises to be one of the city’s more memorable shows of 2011. Powell, with help from fellow Omaha artists Joel Damon (recently named curator of the Bemis Underground) and Kevin Rooney, pulled together a group of largely unknown artists for Science Fair, which opens this Friday in a storage warehouse turned art...

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Opposites Attract

Polite society has a way of telling artists where to “draw the line” or not to “cross the line” in the name of political correctness, family values or so-called community standards. As if artists in all fields didn’t have enough to worry about in today’s economy. Whether they mark, speak, walk, write or toe that proverbial line, all of them wonder, “Will it play in Peoria?” Yet while artists balance...

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<p>Laura Carlson exhibits new work for viewer intervention in her show, <em>Social Studies,</em> at Dale Clark branch of Omaha Public Library.</p>‘Social Studies’

The series of paintings and assorted documents by Omaha-based artist Laura Carlson, currently on...

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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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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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