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Music

Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional, Augustana

Sumtur Amphitheater welcomed Third Eye Blind of the '90s and Dashboard Confessional of the '00s Tuesday night despite bouts of rain and mosquitos.

Opener Augustana played to a polite but not-exactly-thrilled crowd, due mostly to the fact that nobody knew they were going to be there: they weren't advertised for the tour and I was suprised to see them on the poster when I arrived. However, the crowd responded with...

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Arts

River Runs Through It

Determined to provide more focus than an ordinary summer feature show, artists Lori Elliott-Bartle, Marcia Joffe-Bouska and Tom Quest decided to join forces on a single work that drew their three disciplines together. Their individual works as well as the result of their collaboration are on view in Rivers, Roads, Remains, a show that opened on June 2 at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery in the Old Market.

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‘The Dark & Stormy’

Connect Gallery will feature artist Ann Burkholder in July with a reception July 17th, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Owner of the Burkholder Project in Lincoln’s Haymarket, she has been painting in oil—landscapes—for about 70 years. 

Born in the Nebraska Sand Hills, Burkholder’s focus has been on the horizon between earth and sky for her whole career.  Field trips to various sites to photograph the big skies and changing Nebraska...

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Arts

‘You Are Here’

Having visited the South Omaha studio of artist Watie White a few times in the past, I was surprised on my most recent foray to encounter a new object dominating the space:  a long table (actually, three tables lined up end to end) composed of reclaimed wood (flooring, doors, etc.) and seemingly waiting for a grand, if rustic, meal to be served to a large group of people arriving at any minute.

White reminded me...

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Arts

‘Brandon Ballengee: Collapse’

Continuing its series of exhibitions featuring the work of cross-disciplinary artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts recently opened the solo show Brandon Ballengée: Collapse. The New York resident describes himself as an artist, biologist and social activist, as well as faculty member of the School of Visual Arts.

On paper, his creds include a PhD in Ecological Understanding through Transdisciplinary Art...

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