Pick: Now, Now

April 12
Now, Now w/ The Lonely Forest, Millions of Boys
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $12, onepercentproductions.com

Minneapolis indie pop act Now, Now first call to mind similarly put-together alternative pop acts like Tegan & Sara, but there's a coarser, rockier spirit on the band's 2012 album Threads that morphs the band's sound towards the sort of smoldering music written by the likes...

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Pick: The Pines

April 13
The Pines w/ Brad Hoshaw
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $8 in advance/$10 at the door, theslowdown.com

The Pines evolved dramatically on their 2012 album Dark So Gold, emerging as a moodier, subtler, bleaker and groovier version of a gothic Americana act. The contemplative folk that joined together songwriters David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey led them from Arizona, where they first joined...

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

April 12

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas Street

8 p.m., $25 - $65

(402) 345-0606, http://www.ticketomaha.com

This is an American institution. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band got its start in 1961, but it grows out of a musical tradition at least a century in the making, and that is part of the magic – as if all music coming out of New Orleans isn’t magical....

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A New ‘King’ at the Box Office

The numbers are in from The Lion King’s run at the Orpheum Theater and the figures are staggering. The return four-week run grossed $5,621,022 at the box office and played to more than 79,000 people.  The final tally not only broke the Orpheum Theater’s house record but also is became the highest-grossing theatrical production in Omaha history. The previous record holder: $5.5 million... by The Lion King in 2007....

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Slam poetry festival to hold team finals

As the Louder Than a Bomb Omaha Youth Poetry Festival draws to a close after weeks of preliminary bouts and last Sunday’s semi-finals, it appears slam poetry is a new outlet for that rite-of-passage known as adolescence.

The 2013 team finals pitting defending champion Duchesne, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln High and Omaha Central are April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Hixson-Lied Auditorium at Creighton University's Harper...

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Union for Contemporary Art - Open House

April 13, 2013
Spring Open House 11 am – 3 pm
The Union for Contemporary Art
2417 Burdette Street
http://www.u-ca.org/402.933.3161

Established in 2011, The Union for Contemporary Art is a non-profit organization created in response to needs expressed by artists and those who saw the arts as an unexpendable resource to the greater Omaha community. The public is invited to UCA’s Spring Open House on Saturday,...

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Science is Magical for Bill Nye

Bill Nye has been asked about the origin of his love of science for years. Turns out, it’s all about the bees, the bumblebees to be more exact.

He said before he turned three years old, he could remember watching bumblebees on the Azalea bushes in his parents’ front yard. He was just fascinated.

“I mean I sat there for so long one day that I was convinced I was seeing the same individual bee coming and going....

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