Pat Hazell Brings Wonder Bread Years

Last week Pat Hazell was in Austin doing comedy for the anniversary of the Texas Observer, the alternative journal that gives Molly awards in memory of the late great Molly Ivins. This week he’s back home, the birthplace of his humor, helping us escape to childhood with The Wonder Bread Years, his one-man show at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The man who once performed table magic at the Spaghetti Works and hung...

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Timothy Schaffert discusses his novel The Swan Gondola and its Omaha World’s Fair backdrop

Sunday, June 8
Douglas County Historical Society Second Sunday Talk
Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 21 (Mule Barn)
2 p.m., Free for members; suggested $5 donation for nonmembers
Reservations required at: members@douglascohistory.org or 402-455-9990

Timothy Schaffert has turned historical romanticist with his sprawling new novel The Swan Gondola, whose backdrop is the 1898 Trans-Mississippi...

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Hollywood legend Patty Duke to visit Omaha

Hollywood legend and Academy Award winner Patty Duke will visit Omaha on May 23rd for a special screening and discussion of her Oscar winning classic film The Miracle Worker. The event is part of Omaha film historian Bruce Crawford’s 34th annual tribute to classic films. It will benefit the Omaha Parks Foundation. The event was designed to allow people to experience some of films greatest moments. The Miracle Worker...

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Wide variety of events available this summer

This summer in Omaha is going to be full of events for everyone. Major traditions like the Summer Arts Festival, the College World Series and Shakespeare on the Green will join, art exhibits, food tasting, county fairs, celebrations of national heritage as events for the whole family and for people looking for cultural events.

This is the 40th year for the Summer Arts Festival, an Omaha tradition. The festival will...

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Summer Arts Preview

If staycations are in your future this summer, the visual arts have something to offer locally other than softball, a crowded community pool and yet another summer blockbuster at a movie complex. There are a plethora of exhibitions on the docket, but key arts venues also offer hands-on learning activities, lectures and panels, even a summer camp of sorts, for all ages above and beyond their regular schedule of...

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Beethoven and Blue Barn

“I feel that I’m connecting with Beethoven,” said pianist/conductor Hal France. He’s referring to his five week engagement in 18 two- hours-plus performances of parts of the composer’s famed masterpiece Diabelli Variations. There are 33 variations and they are at the core of the play of that name by Moisés Kaufman at Omaha’s Blue Barn Theatre.

Kaufman examines the processes behind Beethoven’s creation derived from...

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African Culture Connection

Tuesday, April 15
MCC South Omaha Campus, Connector Bldg/Commons 27th and Q Sts.
12:30 p.m.; Free
402-457-2253 or 402-238-8259

West African music and dance take the forefront when the African Culture Connection (ACC) troupe led by Charles Ahovissi performs at Metro's International Fairl. Ahovissi traveled the world with the Ballet National of Benin (his native country) before winding up in Omaha, where he...

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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 ... more »


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ... more »


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ... more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ... more »