Royal Pain

Because I wasn’t in the mood to witness my dreams of becoming the next Queen of England shatter before my very eyes, and because I have a strong aversion to waking up before noon, I slept through Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. Apparently, I’m the only one who missed it. More than 23 million Americans were up at the crack of dawn to watch the royal couple say their “I dos,” and total of...

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Booked: Outdoor Poetry, Student Authors and Autographs!

* Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, this Wednesday’s Naked Words Open Mic will meet on the Nebraska side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge downtown at 6 p.m. In the event it rains, the event will be held at its usual location — Soul Desires at 10th and Jackson in the Old Market. Questions? Email prairie.sky@gmail.com for more information. * This Thursday, May 5, there will be a book release party for "In My...

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South Takes Center

If Marcos Mora wasn’t so busy serving as the coordinator for Omaha’s Cinco de Mayo celebration he’d have no problem around this time of year working musician. Coming from one of the oldest musical families in Omaha, la familia Barrientos, Mora has music in his blood. But instead of doing a concert for the city’s biggest Latino celebration, he’s booking them for others. “This is kind of all I do,” Mora...

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Tax form led Sun to Boys Town’s ‘hidden’ assets

In 1972 you had to be a member of the Boys Town inner circle to see its balance sheet. Or, as in the case of the Sun Newspapers, you had to know about a new and therefore obscure tax form filing that required nonprofits to report their financials. Even then, it took the Sun time and expense to obtain the public records, documents and figures Boys Town dearly wanted to suppress. Today, due in part to the Sun's...

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FASH FLOOD

LOCAL FASH Autopilot Art designer Alexia Thiele is set to launch her summer line with a runway show and acoustic concert Saturday, May 7, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The show will take place at Hot Shops, located at 1301 Nicholas St., in the first floor hall. The event will feature shoes and accessories from Scout: Dry Goods & Trade with hair and makeup by Sirens at the Loft. Autopilot Art fans can check out...

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“Affinity of Form: Photographs by Stan Lipsey”

3 UP, 3 DOWN “Affinity of Form: Photographs by Stan Lipsey” April 29-May 26 KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Opening reception Friday, April 29 at 1-8 p.m. thekaneko.org You probably saw by now that we’re running a retrospective this week of the events that led to the Omaha Sun’s 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting, a cover story that uncovered the large financial resources of beloved...

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Jonathan Richman

PICK OF THE WEEK May 5 Jonathan Richman The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $13, waitingroomlounge.com Jonathan Richman's most visible entry into mainstream culture came nearly 15 years ago in the 1998 comedy There's Something About Mary. Richman plays the role of occasional singing narrator whose songs serve to reflect the emotional state of Ted, the boneheaded protagonist portrayed by Ben Stiller....

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