Deathtrap Audience Goes from Horror to Hilarity

Bob Hope sang, “Thanks for the memories,” but Deathtrap has me singing thanks for few memories. I’d seen the 1990 version at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the movie with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, but that didn’t spoil the suspense.

I didn’t remember the scary plot twists or even how funny it was. The only problem? Sharing its appeal without revealing those twists and turns.

The laughs may not...

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Pick: The House I Lve In

Jan. 22
Special screening: The House I Live In (followed by panel discussion)
Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St.
7 p.m., Tickets from $4.50 to $9
402-933-0259, www/

When it's all added up, America's War on Drugs has lasted longer than any sustained conflict in U.S.history and it may just account for more dollar expenditures and casualties, whether through death or incarceration or ruined lives,...

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Pick: Railroad Earth

January 22
Railroad Earth w/ Whitewater Ramble
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
8 p.m., $20 in advance/$25 day-of-show,

Railroad Earth have risen above their standing as one of the brightest lights in the so-called newgrass movement and honed their craft into a act that channels alternative country, folk-pop, instrumental country and Dixieland-inspired jams. Primary songwriter Todd...

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Pick: Yuppies & Solid Attitude

January 18
Yuppies w/ Solid Attitude and Ron Wax
Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St.
9 p.m., $5, 21+

Yuppies are going on hiatus after headlining this bar show, as bassist Jeff Sedrel is moving away. In their absence, Omaha will be missing out on an excellent slcie of angular post-punk garage rock. Yuppies quickly evolved from keyboard-laden lo-fi fuzz-pop to a heavier, meaner twist of noise-rock. Iowa City...

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Karaoke Kicks Off New Year

The Live Broadway Karaoke event for the Omaha Playhouse’s 21 & Over programming, now in its third year, has become the unofficial theatre kick-off for the new year. After having their fill of family dinners, office parties, and new year’s celebrations, the theatre community shakes off the snow and comes back together to enjoy the dulcet tones of local performers and, above all, the hilarious quips of the...

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Jan. 17– March 17, 2013
The Moving Gallery, 1042 Howard St.
Opening Reception: 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday, January 17, 2013
Regular hours: Tues –Sat 12 pm – 7 pm, Sun 12 pm – 4 pm!/amovinggallery?fref=ts, 402.517.8719

The Moving Gallery is exhibiting the photographs of Jesús Jiménez at its Garden of the Zodiac location in the Old Market...

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Payne’s Nebraska

Nebraska’s favorite film son has not shot a single frame here since About Schmidt in 2002.

Alexander Payne's decision to make Nebraska in his home state brought into sharp relief some realities with large implications for his own work and prospects for more studio films getting made here.

With Nebraska, whose principal photography went from October 15 through November, he renewed a tradition of shooting here,...

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