Karrin Allyson, with the UNO Jazz Band

Featured Pick Feb. 26 Karrin Allyson, with the UNO Jazz Band Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $35 345-0606, ticketomaha.com Omaha's gifted the world with two world-class chanteuses. Julie Wilson is a cabaret staple singing standards at posh Manhattan night clubs. More recently, jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson has made connoisseurs in New York City and other swank spots take notice with her...

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UNO men’s basketball vs. Pittsburg State

Feb. 26 UNO men's basketball vs. Pittsburg State UNO, Lee & Helene Sapp Fieldhouse 3:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 students 554-2271, omavs.com UNO aspires to be “Omaha's Team,” but other than hockey and wrestling, all its athletic programs struggle to draw fans. What’s maddening is the University of Nebraska at Omaha consistently fields excellent teams and does so with a slew of local kids. This year’s men’s...

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Art & Soup

Feb 27 Art & Soup Embassy Suites Hotel, 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista Patron Party 1-2 p.m., General Admission 2-6 p.m., $100 for Patron Party, $50/adv and $55/at the door, thevnacares.com There’s nothing like a good bowl of soup to warm the body and soul. The Visiting Nurses Association utilizes this concept by hosting a party featuring an unlikely combination of yummy soup and art to raise funds for one of...

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School Of Rock: A Tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll

Feb. 27 School Of Rock: A Tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 6:30 p.m., $10, 691.8875 schoolofrock.com/omaha The best rock ‘n’ rollers manage to balance dedication, practice and method with sweaty, reckless, passion. If your kiddo already has the heart, School of Rock can teach the technique. For more than a decade the outfit has trained budding musicians ages 7-18, emerging as a...

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Slaughter w/ Vinyl Haze

March 3 Slaughter w/ Vinyl Haze Whiskey Roadhouse, Horseshoe Casino, 2701 23rd Avenue, Council Bluffs 8 p.m., $20, caesars.com/whiskeyroadhouse, (712) 329.6000 Much like the city they hail from, Las Vegas, Slaughter caught the coattails of the last train bound for a generically overexposed pop culture bandwagon that somehow survived its death throws only to become an overexposed pop culture novelty — kind of...

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Omaha’s Borders safe despite company’s woes

* The big news for book lovers last week was the announcement that Borders had filed for bankruptcy protection and was closing 200 stores. The good news is that none of the three Omaha-area stores are among them. In an email to customers, President and CEO Mike Edwards assured customers that the stores are still open for business and that their loyalty program, Borders Rewards, is still in effect and that their...

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Idris Goodwin SLAM Poetry

Feb. 17 Idris Goodwin SLAM Poetry Metropolitan Community College Elkorn Valley Campus 204th and Dodge, 1 p.m., FREE Idris Goodwin is a man of many hats — educator, hip-hop artist, HBO Def Poet, essayist and award-winning playwright. When Goodwin speaks, you have no choice but to listen, as almost every word he utters is a lesson in itself. These Are The Breaks is Goodwin‘s debut collection of poetic essays that...

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