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Over The Edge

The Reality of Living the Dream

Heartland Healing

Lube Job

Work Interview: Terry Victor

Work Interview: Colleen Plasek

Work Interview: Kristi Hamilton

Theater Cold Cream

The Challenging Design of ‘Sirens”

Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer at The Omaha Community Playhouse presents two unique challenges for it’s designers. First, it takes place in seven different locations spanning the globe. Secondly, it needs to have Sam’s catchy hit song, the one from 25 years ago that went on to be covered by anyone and everyone. How did Director Amy Lane and her team of designers approach these unusual demands?

Lane on the Set...

Preserve the Harvest

In case it has slipped under your radar, this summer is turning out to be a bountiful one for local food farmers and home gardeners. The unseasonably dry weather has been mitigated by unseasonably cool temperatures. A late spring set up an abundant summer. In addition, conditions have worked out just right to keep the level of pest pressure low. Insect cycles are such that there are fewer damaging bugs flying and...

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Pick: Functional Ceramics at Anderson O’Brien

On Table: Functional Ceramics

Ends August 25

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, 1108 Jackson St

Pick: The ceramics on display at Anderson O’Brien can employ the faculties of sight, touch and use. Ceramics give the viewer a concrete way to see that mankind’s greatest creations often appear simple and small. It’s hard to avoid the debate of form over function or function over form when ceramics are in the mix. For...

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Pick: Dwight Yoakam

August 21st
Dwight Yoakam w/ Sturgill Simpson
Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 South 108th St.
7 p.m., $40 in advance/$45 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Dwight Yoakam has taken up an odd position in country music, having scored several hits but seemingly existing outside of the mainstream Nashville sounds of the last 25 years of country music. By embracing both elements of roots and rock music, Yoakam...

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Pick: Gogol Bordello

August 16
Gogol Bordello
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
8 p.m., $25, onepercentproductions.com

Gypsy punk act Gogol Bordello are a guaranteed shot of adrenaline on stage, with a ragtag assortment of instruments and anchored by wild-eyed frontman Eugene Hütz. The Manhattan-based band released their latest album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, in July and now are back on the road to kick out the jams. The album adds new...

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