Beehive Just Gets Better

They lined up 20 years ago outside the Howard St. Tavern, waiting to hear Beehive bring back 1960s rock n’ roll. And they packed The Waiting Room on Maple Street  200-strong Saturday to hear the same songs.

Dylan, et al, tell us times are achangin’, so you expect the voices of Sue Booton, Ginny Herman, Kathy Tyree, Tiffany White-Welchen and two who joined them a little later, Donna Ball and Jean Peterson,  to...

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Entrepreneur and craftsman John Hargiss invests in North Omaha

The subtle twang in the voice of stringed instrument-maker and roots musician John Hargiss betrays his southern Missouri Ozarks origins. As a boy he learned acoustic guitar under his musician-craftsman-woodsman father's instruction. As a young man he mastered constructing guitars under “that old man,” the wood harvested from walnut trees the father felled and the son hand-shaped. He feels part of a "lineage."

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The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick and Bruce Springsteen to create some of their finest work, and would be forever associated with Nebraska. The two week killing spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate would capture the world and is still debated to this day. Fugate’s involvement in the crime is still in question. Just 14...

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Pick: Omahype’s Holiday Rock-N-Shop

December 14

Omahype's Holiday Rock-N-Shop
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
6 p.m., $5, omahype.com

Local blog Omahype is hosting their third annual gathering of live music and local designers, craft-makers and artists, in order to aid holiday shopping. The Localmotive Food Truck will also be on hand from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship, The Mynabirds' Laura...

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Pick: XO: A Jeff M. King/Anthony Deon Brown Duo

Dec. 14
XO: A Jeff M. King/Anthony Deon Brown Duo
New BLK Gallery,1213 Jones St.
Reception 8-11 pm; gallery open Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
http://www.thenewblk.com/ 402.403.5619

New BLK presents a new pairing featuring Omaha veteran graffiti artist Jeff King with Fremont based newcomer Anthony Brown. Opening Dec. 14, the two have teamed up for a two-person show of both individual and collaborative works. Both...

entered on 12/10/12 at 09:23 PM | read more »


Belle, Beast Score Big Numbers

Publicists like to list all sorts of numbers when touting big Broadway shows, but they’re usually resistable. Not this time. Somehow, the “facts and figures” on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast grabbed me, despite the usual resistance compounded by the added irritation of having to include the Disney name in the official title.

Fans of Belle, the Beast and Gaston know the story of the enchanted prince who can only...

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Witches Meet Santa, Elves

Doug and Laura Marr have so much fun doing Witch Way to the North Pole at their Circle Theatre that it doesn’t matter if you’re a grade-schooler fascinated by its young witches and elves or adults entertained by all the pop culture tidbits.

His writing and her directing are aided by a high-energy performance from a third-grader named Katya Reason who plays Lisbeth, a sassy little witch who wants to see the real...

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