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Visual Art Pick

Picturing the West

Doctor Mysterian

Waterworld

Umar Johnson

Heartland Healing

Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Preventing Breast Cancer

The single, most effective preventive measure I ever took to decrease my risk of breast cancer was early in life. When I picked the skinny swimmer with the “x,y” as the one to slam into my mummy’s ovum, I came out the other end of the gender lottery as “male.” That reduced my risk of getting breast cancer to nearly nil. Of course, statistically, I have a much higher prospect of prostate cancer and a shorter life...

Theater Cold Cream

Legally Blonde, 1776 Join Lips & Teeth

Alert readers with eidetic memories caught me promising to make the case that this might be called a golden age for theater here. But I didn’t pin down a date to get it done, so consider the following excuse for a delay.

Ideally, all three openings this weekend would be delivered by directors whose work would support my hint that women directors are the 24-carat keys to the golden age claim. They’d add to the...

Theater Feature

Omaha’s Andy Now in New Normal

Now that we’re seeing Andy Rannells daily in promos for The New Normal, don’t be a johnny-come-lately and say, “Yeah, he’s the Creighton Prep grad who starred in that big Broadway hit, Book of Mormon.

Maybe you saw him first during the London Olympics as NBC began pushing the new television sitcom. A clip showed Andy as Bryan Buckley with his male partner as both volunteered when asked, “Who is going to be the...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

<p> Pick: Elements and Principles: Works on Clay and Paper

Sept. 14
Elements and Principles: Works on Clay and Paper
RNG Gallery, 157 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs
7-10pm reception, exhibit thru Oct. 7, FREE
712.256.4140, dixiequicks.com

James Freeman is known for his exploration with various two-dimensional media to create dreamlike figures. For this show the currently Omaha-based artist is exhibiting surreal figurative drawings in graphite, charcoal, pastel and...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Music, Exhibits and Dance, Oh My!

BALLET NEBRASKA

Ballet and opera are two great art forms that work great together. New this season, Ballet Nebraska hits the stage with Opera Omaha. Artistic Director Erika Overturff said the ballet will join the opera on all of its productions this season: La Traviata, The Magic Flute and Bluebeard’s Castle.

Highlights this fall include the company’s annual mixed repertory program, Momentum. The production...

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