A Conversation with Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels brings her "Maximize Your Life Tour" to March 12 at Holland Center. One of Jillian's biggest Omaha fans, Angel Decker, got the opportunity to interview the fitness expert. Here's their discussion.

Angel: You are a weight loss/ fitness guru, life coach, reality TV star, and author of five books. You have millions of subscribers to your newsletter, your own clothing line, a DVD workout series, an...

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Sisters of song: Kathy Tyree connects with Ella Fitzgerald

Ella, the dramatic musical revue of the life of American songbook diva Ella Fitzgerald at the Omaha Community Playhouse, reveals the anguish behind the legendary performer's sweet voice and carefree persona.

Call it kismet or karma, but the woman portraying her is veteran Omaha chanteuse Kathy Tyree, whose ebullient, easy-going public face has similarly disguised her own torment.

The high points surely...

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Come Back Little Shebae

THURS 6
Mar 6-30
COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA
SNAP Productions
3225 California Ave.
Tickets: $10-$15

http://www.snapproductions.com

William Inge’s often admired 1950 play comes back into the light as SNAP Productions seeks to make it shine. The impetus: the curse and refuge of alcoholism lying within the sorrowful, unfulfilled lives of middle-aged, Middle-Americans Doc and Lola. More than drink stirs this...

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Death By Design

Wednesday 26
Feb. 26--Mar. 8
DEATH BY DESIGN
University of Nebraska Theatre
Weber Fine Arts Building,
6001 Dodge Street
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$15.
http://www.unomaha.edu/unotheatre

Rob Urbinati has been back within UNO’s hallowed halls to direct one of his own stage creations, Death by Design. The University M.A. grad was on campus before, staging Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Blue Barn Theatre not...

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Million Dollar Quartet

TUESDAY 18 
Feb. 18-23
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Orpheum Theater
409 S. 16th St.
Tues-Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Fri: 8 p.m. Sat: 2 & 8 p.m. Sun: 1:30 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$90http://www.omahaperformingarts.org
 

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley surge forth again, not as museum replicas, nor exploitative impersonations, but as soulful, gutsy, down-home, full-blown talents. In 1956, almost...

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Outside The Lines: Unexpected Delights from Major Composers

SUNDAY 23
Feb. 23
OUTSIDE THE LINES:  Unexpected Delights from Major Composers
Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Joslyn
Alexandra Rock, oboe
Christi Zuniga, piano
Michael Lyon, narrator
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30http://www.omahasymphony.org
 

Leap into "Leap" by 30 year old American composer Benjamin Dean Taylor who’s also an...

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GNIT

THURSDAY 20
Feb. 20-Mar. 15
GNIT
Blue Barn Theatre
614 S. 11th St.
Tickets: $20-$25http://www.bluebarn.org
 

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote famed Peer Gynt, a wild, wide-ranging, world-crossing adventure of a foolish self-centered man who’s not so easy to love or to idolize, heavens above, told by a cast of more than 50 characters. Oops. Will Eno (called by The New York Times “a Samuel Beckett for...

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