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Picturing the West

Doctor Mysterian


Umar Johnson

Heartland Healing

Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Visual Art Pick

“We All Live In a Yellow Submarine”


<p>  Karen Kitchel (American, born 1957), <em>Evening 1</em>, 2004, oil on panel, Courtesy of Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO.</p> Pick: Contested Terrain: Painting the Modern Landscape

June 30
Contested Terrain: Painting the Modern Landscape
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
FREE 10a.m.-noon; visit joslyn.org for admission, hours

Joslyn Art Museum opens Contested Terrain: Painting the Modern Landscape with a free artist conversation at 10:30a.m. Artists Chuck Forsman, Karen Kitchel, and Don Stinson, speaking about their work in the Contested Terrain exhibit organized by Joslyn...


June 24 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang

June 24
Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
Stir Concert Cove, Harrah’s, Council Bluffs
8 p.m.
$35, ages 21+

Rock out with a one-two punch of electric blues guitar. Buddy Guy, now in his 70s, is one of the last Chicago blues artists of his generation. In May he released his autobiography, When I Left My Home: My Story with co-author David Ritz. Guy’s stinging guitar riffs are now influenced by artists he...


Pick: Cory Branan

June 27
Cory Branan
The Sydney, 5918 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10

The most maddening aspect of the music industry is its micro-management of an artist’s image. With seemingly every album cycle comes an attempt by the artist and their publicity crew to contrive an aura that will “play well” in a certain market - simply follow Omaha’s own Icky Blossoms over the next few weeks as they prepare for their first studio...


Pick: Rock Paper Dynamite and Snake Island

June 22
Rock Paper Dynamite w/ Snake Island, Dim Light and The Decatures
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7 at the door, onepercentproductions.com

Rock Paper Dynamite are returning to Omaha, just in time for Snake Island to leave town on tour. Rock Paper Dynamite pulled up stakes last year for North Carolina, but now they seem to be splitting time between here and there. The band's presence in...


The Return of Baseball

Pauli’s isn’t Pauli’s anymore. The old bar on an old stretch of Leavenworth Street used to be a hub of activity during the College World Series. Sometime in the early-1980s the ESPN talking heads made it their home base following telecasts and with that the crowds came. It never made much sense. The bar wasn’t anywhere near Rosenblatt Stadium but people kept coming, swayed by the chance to rub shoulders and bend...

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