Electronic Introduction

Jason Seiden knows what you’re thinking. Don’t be impressed. It’s not him, it’s Twitter. But he does have good ideas, his own ideas, about what businesses are thinking when it comes to the ever-changing world of social media. The Chicago-based author of two books and co-founder of consulting firm Ajax Social Media will kick off the 2011 Young Professionals Summit as the opening speaker at the annual...

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<p>Like predecessor Bellwether Boutique, Cora Rasp’s Coriander store offers one-of-a-kind pieces often produced by local talent. </p>Local Motive

Four months ago, Omaha lost a true original. As did so many others, I walked the sidewalks outside the Old Market Passageway to see flowers, candles and farewells written in chalk. The space that was once Bellwether Boutique became a painful reminder that someone and something special had been lost. I remember Bellwether as a store unlike any other. The owner, Jessica Latham, sold vintage clothes and items by local...

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Jeff Dunham

Three Up, Three Down March 4 Jeff Dunham Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. 8 p.m., $45.50, ticketmaster.com Each week in this space, we will feature three questions posed to one of our featured “picks” for 8 Days. In this debut installment, we tweeted with standup comedian/ventriloquist extraordinaire Jeff Dunham, who returns to the Qwest Center Friday, March 4. Dunham has been called “America's favorite...

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Yves Behar

Feb. 24 Yves Behar Joslyn Art Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge St. 7 p.m., Free to daOMA members, designallianceomaha.org Yves Behar is an industrial designer who turns everyday objects -— from office chairs and laptops to condoms and underpants — into objects of desire. Think of him as the ampersand between function and form. Behar is at the Joslyn this Thursday to tell Omaha how he uses design to...

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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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