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The end of war

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Where Does Maha Go from Here?

Doctor Mysterian

The city of the air

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Psychedelic Furs

September 9
Psychedelic Furs w/ The Technicolors, Pharmacy Spirits
The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St.
8 p.m., $25 in advance/$30 day-of-show, bourbontheatre.com

The Psychedelic Furs were the sophisticates of the British post-punk scene and would end up being the understated cool kids once post-punk snowballed into the richly-hued new wave era. The Furs' best songs still ring as deeply familiar, even to those who...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Jim James

September 10
Jim James w/ Basia Bulat
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $27, onepercentproductions.com

Regions of Light and Sound of God is Jim James' first true showcase of solo material, after having released material penned by Woody Guthrie and George Harrison. Of those two tribute subjects, the Beatles' Harrison is the more apparent influence on James' 2013 release. But James' tastes have dabbled all...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Jake’s Block Party

September 6
Jake's Block Party
Jake's Cigars & Spirits, 6206 Maple St.
7 p.m., $5, hearnebraska.org

For all of those who decree that summer is over after Labor Day, Jake's Cigars & Spirits annual block party is back to say, "C'mon, let's give this thing at least one more week." So come enjoy an outdoor beer garden and a line-up of excellent local bands during the September edition of Benson First Friday. ...

Sports

Sobering Start

To quote legendary television sportscaster Keith Jackson: “Whoa, Nellie!” The Nebraska football team’s season-opener against Wyoming wasn’t supposed to go quite like that.

Yes, the Huskers won. Yes, they scored 37 points and rolled up 530 yards of offense. And yes, a record crowd of 91,185 was on-hand to watch.

But the fourth quarter, in particular, didn’t make for good viewing from a Nebraska fan’s point of...

When a film becomes a film: The shaping of “Nebraska”

After wrapping Nebraska the end of 2012 Alexander Payne holed up with editor Kevin Tent in L.A. to edit the film starting Jan. 7 and finally put the project to bed in early August. When I caught up with Payne and a small post crew in mid-May at The Lot in Old Hollywood they were days from completing a mix before the film's Cannes Film Festival world premiere.

The seldom glimpsed edit-mix process is where a film...

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