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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...

Heartland Healing

Chakras: Wheels on Fire

The name Albert Einstein remains one of the most recognizable in all of history. Charles Webster “C.W.” Leadbeater, not so much. Both men made names for themselves in the early part of the 20th century. Einstein’s legitimacy led to his enduring fame, mostly because his field of atomic theory lent itself easily to patents and war weaponry. Leadbeater, whose field was esoteric knowledge and Eastern philosophy, drew...

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...

Sports

Bud Rising

When Terence "Bud" Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he'll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a boxing community that's not seen anything like this since 1972.

Forty-two years ago heavyweight champion Joe Frazier came to town to battle local Great White Hope Ron Stander. Omaha was thrilled to host boxing's ultimate event, but Stander never had more than a...

Heartland Healing

Our Deadliest Addiction: Convenience

You know you’re addicted to something when you forsake logic and quality of life in order to acquire what you think you can’t live without. A crack, sex or heroin addict will give up almost anything to score. Americans didn’t invent addiction to convenience but we sure have perfected it.

I used to listen to music everyday. That makes it sound like I don’t any more and it’s kind of true. Of course, like everyone...

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