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

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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Pick: Acid Mothers Temple

April 11
Acid Mothers Temple w/ Tjutjuna
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto, Acid Mothers Temple is the most entrenched project of a collective of Japanese musicians that work around Makoto on various projects of drone, psychedelic, space rock and experimental music. The collective has issued more than 100...

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Pick: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

April 8
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers w/ Rayland Baxter
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $12, onepercentproductions.com

Sometimes all it takes to get your band rolling is to film some videos of what your band does while rolling down the road in the tour van. That's been one of the secrets to Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers' growing popularity. The band has shot a series of videos called "The Van...

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Pick: Stephen Bartolomei

April 11th
Stephen Bartolomei and Comrades w/ Mike Saklar Trio and the Kevin Pike & John Kotchian Duo
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $8 at the door, theslowdown.com

Stephen Bartolomei is stepping out from the Mal Madrigal name that he's used on all of his previously-released albums of cinematic, experimental indie folk. The ex-Omaha resident has lived in New York City, but still often finds himself...

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