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 theatre first performed the play in its inaugural season back in 1989. Now, director Susan Clement-Toberer takes the reigns maneuvering Mamet’s unique rhythms with a 3 person cast of Omaha theatre veterans (Thomas Becker, Jerry Longe, and Jonathan Purcell).

Becker plays the role of Teach, a...

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<p> Loyal Opposition

There is something about a two-person art exhibit that raises certain expectations. That is, aside from quality, interesting, maybe even innovative work from each. And that “thing” is expecting the two artists to have something in common. Otherwise, it’s just two separate solo shows doing their best to perhaps fill a space too large for either.

At first glance the latter seems to be the case for the Moving...

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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. Erika Overturff, artistic director of Ballet Nebraska, called the show one the greatest ballets of the Romantic Era.

            “It really is a whole package in telling the story not only through choreography but also the story itself and through the music,” she said. “Everything comes together...

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<p>Mirror mosaic installation by artist Ying Zhu in her show, 'Crumbs of Tenderness,' at Lied Gallery at Creighton University</p> ‘Mirror, Mirror’

Exploring the limits of material and reality is nothing new for Omaha installation artist Ying Zhu.  Her art embodies an ambiguous contravention of formal arrangements and interactions intermingled with abundant energy that ultimately creates its own language. 

Zhu’s new show, Crumbs of Tenderness, at the Lied Art Gallery show her experimentation with everyday objects and gives her art a rebellious freedom of...

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Adams Officially Off and Running with “Drowsy”

            With The Drowsy Chaperone in full swing, Hilary Adams now has a full production under her belt as the new Omaha Playhouse Artistic Director. Adams talked with me about the process of getting Drowsy on its feet and the implementation of various new tweaks to the Playhouse process.

            Adams said the biggest challenge in bring The Drowsy Chaperone to life was managing all of the choreography.

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LIVES WORTH A PLUGGED NICKEL

To some people the words “American Buffalo” suggest a legendary large animal whose herds have been long roaming all over this part of the nation. i.e bison. But, by now, a large number of other people know that this refers to a famed collectible coin. Like the one which underpins the eponymous play by David Mamet. His numerous works have been ranging stages all over the world. And this guy’s dialogue has become the...

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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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<p>Loyal Opposition

There is something about a two-person art exhibit that raises certain expectations. That is, aside...

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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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