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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 Feature

Mythical Siren Meets Social Media

With the monster production of Les Miserables looming ahead at the Omaha Community Playhouse, the play selection committee looked for a contrast to open the season in the smaller Howard Drew setting.

They found Sirens, described by director Amy Lane as “a light-hearted comedy about love and marriage.”  It not only contrasts with “the heavier themes” of the momentous musical, with its challenging technical...

Raw Goat Milk, Meet Natural Soap.

In case you missed the news, the main target of the industrialized dairy cartel, well-produced raw milk, has recently been exonerated and judged safe by the most rigorous of scientific standards. In other words, milk that comes straight from a healthy cow, handled in a safe manner isn’t the evil threat to human health that health departments claim. In fact, many say raw milk is better than industrial milk...

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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...

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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