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 GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRIDAY 31
Jan. 31-Feb 16
THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 & 5 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$18
http://www.rosetheater.org

Across the centuries and across continents creatures of cloth and wood and string have become  magically alive. Puppetry thrives.  It blossoms at The Rose. World-premiering is playwright Brian Guehring’s s pairing of new...

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Having Our Say

FRIDAY 17
Jan.17-Feb.9
HAVING OUR SAY
Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Tickets $10-$35
http://www.OmahaPlayhouse.org.

Sounds, sights and smells of reality permeate the premises in Emily Mann’s adaptation of the best-selling book of this name which was co-written by actual protagonists Sarah "Sadie" L. Delany and A. Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany. While the...

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OUT OF CONTROL: Madness, Passion, and Obsession

SUNDAY 12
Jan, 12
OUT OF CONTROL: Madness, Passion, and Obsession
Omaha Symphony's Symphony Joslyn
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30
http://www.omahasymphony.org

Resident conductor Ernest Richardson has ultimate control over this provocative, stirring musical collage. It surges forward with Bernard Herrmann’s music for Alfred Hitchcock’s film of terror Psycho...

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Mannheim Steamroller

Dec. 22
Mannheim Steamroller
Orpheum, 409 S. 16th St.,
3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets $64-$111
http://www.omaha-theater.com

Nothing quite says Christmas like the music of Mannheim Steamroller. The brainchild of composers Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey, Mannheim Steamroller has been churning out its version of “18th century rock-n-roll” in true Christmas fashion since 1984. Davis has built a virtual empire out of...

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Ted Stevens Unknown Project with Cursive and Ladyfinger (ne)

Dec. 19
Ted Stevens Unknown Project with Cursive and Ladyfinger (ne)
Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.,
9 p.m. Tickets $12
http://www.onepercentproductions.com

Ted Stevens was an Omaha music staple before many of his Cursive fans were born. In 1996, he was front man of Lullaby for the Working Class, as well as the short-lived Mayday, before joining Cursive as a guitarist and vocalist in 1999. Alongside core...

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Holiday Under Glass

Through Dec. 30
Holiday Under Glass
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge St.
Wednesdays & Fridays, noon-12:45 p.m.
http://www.joslyn.org

Stop by the Joslyn Art Museum and enjoy Holiday Under Glass, a holiday luncheon concert series held in the Museum’s glass atrium. The concerts will feature holiday favorites and classical arrangements performed by area musicians, including high school, university and other music...

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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 »