The Return of Little Brazil, V. 2.0

Landon Hedges had been hounding me for weeks. His rock band, Little Brazil, is playing a sort of “relaunch” show this Saturday, July 19, at The Waiting Room, and Landon wanted some ink to get butts in seats.

“What am I supposed to write about, Landon? I haven’t even heard this new version of your band yet?”

Little Brazil has been around in one form or another for at least 12 years, probably longer. At its core is...

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Journalist to discuss the case of The Omaha Two

Monday, July 21                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COINTELPRO and the Pollitcal Imprisonment of Edward Poindexter and Mondo we Langa presentation by Michael Richardson                                                     ...

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Trading Places: A Rock Publicist Tries Life in the Van

There are very few perks to being a music critic. It’s a thankless low- or no-paying career choice that usually means being loathed by the very people you’re writing about (if you’re honest). The few perks that come with the job are generally provided by publicists.

Music writers depend on publicists to help them do their jobs. They’re the people who line up interviews with musicians, get them pre-release albums...

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<p>New Bemis Director Adam Price has lots of plans for revitalized art center.</p>Bemis Reboot

Since the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts’ inception in 1981, the venue has been led by only four directors. These include its co-founder Ree Schonlau, currently on its board, who along with husband, artist Jun Kaneko, founded the institution that bears his name just down the block on Jones Street. 

In 2001 Al Harris-Fernandez, now the Director of the Sioux City Art Center, took over the reins and was soon...

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Omaha Under the Radar:

“It is a festival for music, dance and theatre focusing on contemporary living creators, so living composers, living playwrights and living choreographers,” explained one of the Festival Organizers, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett of Omaha Under the Radar.

Bartlett said she and her colleagues started Omaha Under the Radar with the intention of focusing on the people in the region who are creating work that is under...

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Pat Hazell Brings Wonder Bread Years

Last week Pat Hazell was in Austin doing comedy for the anniversary of the Texas Observer, the alternative journal that gives Molly awards in memory of the late great Molly Ivins. This week he’s back home, the birthplace of his humor, helping us escape to childhood with The Wonder Bread Years, his one-man show at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The man who once performed table magic at the Spaghetti Works and hung...

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Timothy Schaffert discusses his novel The Swan Gondola and its Omaha World’s Fair backdrop

Sunday, June 8
Douglas County Historical Society Second Sunday Talk
Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 21 (Mule Barn)
2 p.m., Free for members; suggested $5 donation for nonmembers
Reservations required at: members@douglascohistory.org or 402-455-9990

Timothy Schaffert has turned historical romanticist with his sprawling new novel The Swan Gondola, whose backdrop is the 1898 Trans-Mississippi...

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