Orlan

I’ve been waiting the better part of the summer for French performance artist ORLAN to arrive in Lincoln for a week-long stint at the Sheldon. (Full disclosure: I work at Sheldon.) ORLAN’s finally arrived and Friday, Nov. 5, at 5:30 p.m., as part of the Sheldon’s monthly First Friday celebration, she’ll lead a “round chair discussion” in her installation at the museum. Her piece ORLAN: The Harlequin Coat...

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Send In The Clowns

Ben Adams, 12, shows Nick Zadina, who is 12 at heart but plays Ben’s uncle in A Thousand Clowns, the proper placement of his fingers on a ukulele. And it’s quite in character for the youngster to seem more serious than the elder. As director Amy Lane puts it, the nephew is the list-maker, his uncle the laugh-maker. After all, he quit work and looks at life as a comedy populated by the title’s clowns. On the...

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Body and Soul

Bellies, backs and feet make for unique portraits at Moving Gallery We have all posed for that proverbial portrait photo whether for travel, license, family, job or glamour with mixed results. A little makeup, some flattering light and shadow and a Photoshop edit or two, as we hope the photo artist will help us put our best face and figure forward. It’s not just vanity. It’s about identity. We know the lens...

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21 And Over, Nogg’s Class, Katie’s Fury

In a season with such unprovocative titles as The Odd Couple, Nunsense and Steel Magnolias running consecutively at the Omaha Community Playhouse, here comes a striking contrast: Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the OCP’s Howard Drew Theatre, its new “21 and Over” program offers a free reading of Peter Nachtrieb’s Boom, involving a global catastrophe that occurs after a graduate student’s online personal ad lures a...

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Set Design Genius

You don’t need me to tell you about the excitement called Eurydice that’s underway at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The daily’s Bob Fischbach drew a delicious sketch Sunday of the plans by designer Robbie Jones for Sara Ruhl’s twist on the classic story of Orpheus in the Underworld. The reason I was so happy to see a big spread on Jones’ collaboration with student director Krystal Kelly goes back...

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Swimming With Sharks

West Side Story opens Tuesday at Orpheum West Side Story’s Sharks are killers, says Arthur Laurents, who wrote the original book and directed the latest revival of Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical. That means German Santiago, as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks, plays one tough Puerto Rican. Born in Mexico City and raised in Houston, playing a killer Shark wasn’t what his mother had in mind when she...

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THE ART OF PUPPETRY

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has landed here, offering superb puppetry in a production presented...

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<p>A stunning work of art and design by Cedric Hartman,Harvest of Plenty

Summer made a late brief appearance recently in the Metro which means autumn can’t be far behind...

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HEARTS OF DARKNESS

We Are Proud to Present, A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest...

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The Rose Interns Take on ‘The Brave Little Tailor’

            As a part of a unique internship at The Rose Theater, local high school seniors will present The Brave Little...

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Playhouse’s Alternative Programming Expanding

The Omaha Community Playhouse announced it’s latest offerings of alternative programming with some notable expansions....

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Business Suits and Raves

            The unique design of Enron by Lucy Prebble at the Omaha Community Playhouse blends the worlds of Realism and...

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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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