Pick: Iration

August 13
Iration w/ Through the Roots, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
8 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com

Iration have caught a growing wave of buzz among fans of the rock-reggae genre, specializing in the tropical sounds of the upbeat, positive sunshine reggae genre. The California band's members all originally hail from Hawaii. The band has quickly grabbed a...

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Pick: Ben Taylor

August 13
Ben Taylor
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
8 p.m., $13 in advance/$15 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Ben Taylor's way with a low-key, tuneful and whipsmart acoustic pop song may just be encoded in the singer and songwriter's DNA. Taylor is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, but its a fact that he's more or less let's pass without mentioning. Taylor has quietly released four albums of...

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Play Me, I’m Yours:

“’The Play Me, I’m Yours’ Street Piano Project is an international, interactive public art project that is meant to empower and inspire members of the community through the arts,” explained Susan Thomas, Executive Director for Omaha Creative Institute.

The project started in the United Kingdom in 2008. Artist Luke Jerram was the first person to do it. Since its inception, Thomas said the public art project has...

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TAG Awards Showcase Omaha Theatre’s Depth

The 46th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards showcased the parity of a vibrant theatre community making progress year after year. When awards night was over, 31 awards were spread out amongst 14 shows. The assortment of award winning shows reflected the quality of productions seen across the Omaha area from venues large and small.

August: Osage County took home Best Drama and Best Director (Amy Lane), as well as...

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Letting The Rose Bloom

When Matt Gutschick came to Omaha last September, the first thing he did was attend shows at as many local theatres as possible. Everywhere he went, he introduced himself to local actors and directors as the new artistic face of The Rose Theater, Omaha’s stage for children and families.

He was reaching out as a stranger in a new town, inviting anyone and everyone to come see the plans he had for the decades old...

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Pick: The Big Black Project: Yu Jihan/Paolo Dolzan

The Moving Gallery, Presented by Old Omaha Association

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Garden of the Zodiac, 1042 Howard Street in the Old Market Passageway

Pick: The Moving Gallery will temporarily, of course, display works in the Zodiac Garden, which is the secret heart of the Old Market. The exhibit features ink drawings by modern Chinese calligrapher Master Yu with prints and...

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Pick: 12th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival

Aug. 11
12th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival
Jewish Community Center Theater, 333 S 132 St.
7 p.m., $8, 334.6463
http://www.jewishomaha.org

For those looking for something more than the latest blockbuster, The Jewish Community Center Theater is hosting a festival of independent, international films this August. Starting things off Sunday is The Ballad of the Weeping Spring (2012), a stylized homage to...

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