Beethoven Variations and Transformations

Beethoven Variations and Transformations
Friday, April 25, 12:00PM-1:00PM
Free and Open to the Public
BLUEBARN Theatre, 614 S. 11th Street, Omaha 68102

33 Variations, a play by Moisés  Kaufman, asks the question, “Why did Beethoven write so many variations and devote so much time and energy to Diabelli’s insignificant theme?”
In partnership with the Omaha Chamber Music Society, the BLUEBARN Theatre presents...

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Infleunce of the Times-Symphony Joslyn

SUNDAY 23
Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
Omaha Symphony Symphony Joslyn
Carmelo Galante, clarinet
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30
http://www.omahasymphony.org

As time moves ever onward, composers reflect the sounds that surround them, musically pointing toward the future. Leonard Bernstein and Morton Gould...

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Million Dollar Quartet

TUESDAY 18 
Feb. 18-23
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Orpheum Theater
409 S. 16th St.
Tues-Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Fri: 8 p.m. Sat: 2 & 8 p.m. Sun: 1:30 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$90http://www.omahaperformingarts.org
 

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley surge forth again, not as museum replicas, nor exploitative impersonations, but as soulful, gutsy, down-home, full-blown talents. In 1956, almost...

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Outside The Lines: Unexpected Delights from Major Composers

SUNDAY 23
Feb. 23
OUTSIDE THE LINES:  Unexpected Delights from Major Composers
Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Joslyn
Alexandra Rock, oboe
Christi Zuniga, piano
Michael Lyon, narrator
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30http://www.omahasymphony.org
 

Leap into "Leap" by 30 year old American composer Benjamin Dean Taylor who’s also an...

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GNIT

THURSDAY 20
Feb. 20-Mar. 15
GNIT
Blue Barn Theatre
614 S. 11th St.
Tickets: $20-$25http://www.bluebarn.org
 

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote famed Peer Gynt, a wild, wide-ranging, world-crossing adventure of a foolish self-centered man who’s not so easy to love or to idolize, heavens above, told by a cast of more than 50 characters. Oops. Will Eno (called by The New York Times “a Samuel Beckett for...

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Killing Them Softly: The Return of King Buzzo

But as Melvins fans are well aware, an open mind can yield great rewards. Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” for example, certainly doesn’t scream “Melvins material,” yet it found itself on Everybody Loves Sausages and sounded terrific. As did Paul McCartney’s “Let Me Roll It” off ‘Freak Puke.’ The phrase “expect the unexpected” is trite and overused, but it certainly applies to the Melvins.
The latest example is...

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he Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

FRIDAY 14
Feb. 14
THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA FEATURING NEW YORK VOICES
Kiewit Hall, Holland Center
2200 Dodge St.
8 p.m. Tickets $25-65
http://www.OmahaPerformingArts.org

Count Basie left us about 30 years ago. He left behind a major legacy of style plus books and more books full of romping, jolly, catchy music. His spirit has lived on in regular reincarnations of the Basie Orchestra. Scotty...

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The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick ... more »


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ... more »


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ... more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ... more »