The Coffins of Little Hope

Timothy Schaffert’s new novel The Coffins of Little Hope (Unbridled) takes its elegiac tone from Essie, the elderly obit writer and sage of a fading ag town. Her inquisitiveness and intuition make her the apt narrator for relating this rural gothic tale of faith on trial. Schaffert, founder-director of the Omaha Lit Fest and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecturer, has a predilection for idiosyncratic...

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Fash Flood

LOCAL FASH Calling all Queens and Mad Hatters! On Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., Omaha’s first public tea party will take place. Attendees are encouraged to don their tea party best, with suggested attire in the themes of everything from colonial garb to Alice in Wonderland-style costumes. The Omaha Tea Party (no political affiliation) will take place on the south side of Memorial Park, along Dodge Street. Tea...

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Garment District

Omaha boutique Garment District states their motto beautifully as a single line on the back of their business card: “New York inspiration, Omaha innovation." But with Omaha’s number of fashion forward boutiques on the rise, and other businesses claiming to be New York-like, shoppers doubt the validity of said motto. Is this truly a New York-shopping experience? As I arrive one late February afternoon at The...

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Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion”

3 UP, 3 DOWN April 13-17 Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion” Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs April 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., April 16 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., April 17 at 1 and 5 p.m., $38-$98, ticketmaster.com The high-flying acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil will be back in the Omaha metro beginning next Wednesday, April 13, at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. There will be seven chances in...

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2011 Omaha Poetry Slam Team Finals

PICK OF THE WEEK April 9 2011 Omaha Poetry Slam Team Finals OM Center, 1216 Howard St. $7 suggested donation, 7:30 p.m., 402-345-5078, omahahealingarts.com   It's been said that reading a play doesn't do much of anything for the reader — as any Shakespeare scholar or bored college sophomore can tell you, you have to see it on stage. And maybe it's the same with poetry. It's not enough to read it; you have to see...

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David Dondero and Franz Nicolay

April 7 David Dondero and Franz Nicolay Slowdown Jr., 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $10, theslowdown.com   David Dondero is Omaha’s favorite non-native singer-songwriter. Ties to local musicians made us a perma-stop on his tours and his engaging lyrics and riffs made us fall in love — whether invoking our “real Tina Turner,” or facing facts of flawed immigration policy with the poignant “Building the New Berlin...

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Symphony Pops Series: Rodgers & Hammerstein “At the Movies”

April 8, 9 and 10 Symphony Pops Series: Rodgers & Hammerstein "At the Movies" Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas Street 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tickets $15-$80?(402) 345-0606, omahaperformingarts.org or ticketomaha.com This may have been the music of another generation — or a couple generations ago for some readers — but it continues to stand the test of time and brings joy to...

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