Take Action Tour featuring Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club, The Swellers, Texas In July

May 20 Take Action Tour featuring Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club, The Swellers, Texas In July The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 6:30 p.m., $17 Advance, $20 DOS, theslowdown.com, 402.345.7569   For 10 years, the Take Action Tour has been hauling bands across the nation for A Purpose. The Purpose that year is ever-changing — typically the recipient is a non-profit doing some fantastic advocacy work. And this...

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Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney

May 21 Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $25-$70, omahasymphony.org   I was recently privy to a marriage proposal that involved “Rock Band” and a version of Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” that was pure magic. For this show, to paraphrase that tune, Omahans should prepare to be amazed at the way the Omaha Symphony helps Tony Kishman sing Paul...

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Trancenet featuring Alexsed, Bruce Cullen

Saturday, May 21st Trancenet featuring Alexsed, Bruce Cullen Bar 415, 415 S 13th St. $5, 8 p.m., bar415.com, 402.346.7455 So apparently, Alexsed is a Big Deal, a Ukrainian DJ who's been spinning records in Eastern Europe since the days of Kraftwerk. He plays a style of trance music that's reverent toward early examples of the genre. Eventually, he moved his operation to the Midwest, founding Trancenet to promote...

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Man Man w/ Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers

May 22 Man Man w/ Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $15, theslowdown.com   Now that so much music is digitally produced, you gotta hand it to a band that knows the meaning of showmanship. Man Man, an experimental group out of Philadephia, storms the stage clad in all white, faces smeared with war paint, and proceeds to beat out a set list that jumps from honky-tonk piano blues...

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<p>Members of OK Party Comedy are looking to create an alternative comedy scene that is respected in Omaha the way the indie music scene is.  </p>Web Exclusive: Who’s Got Jokes?

The comedy game in Omaha is a harsh one that requires dedication, offers little accolades and even less financial rewards. That, combined with the difficulty in balancing late weeknights with family and work life has led to the demise of many joint comedy ventures, similar to the way the same pressures have led to the breaking up of some of our favorite local bands. OK Party comprises Nick Allen, Ian Douglas Terry,...

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Omaha Performing Arts 2011-2012 Line-Up

Omaha Performing Arts season tickets are now on sale through Omaha Performing Arts at omahaperformingarts.org. Season tickets start as low as $52. For more information, contact Ticket Omaha, located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets, or by calling 402.345.0606. All programs, performers, process, dates and times are subject to change. Broadway Series – (Orpheum Theater –...

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Taco Ride

PICK OF THE WEEK May 12 and 19 Taco Ride Wabash Trace Nature Trail Common start time between 5:30-6:30 p.m. $1 daily trail pass/$10 annual Thursdays through fall, tacoride.com   This notoriously fun jaunt was popularized when cyclists’ passion for physical activity merged with their hunger for cheap tacos and beer. Work up your appetite for the latter on the 10-mile trek through the scenic Loess Hills between...

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