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Hidden Toxins in your Food

Conjuring up Good Vibes

Doctor Mysterian

Spock’s Brain

Heartland Healing

The Hidden Pitfalls of GMOs

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Pick: Big Gigantic

Oct. 20

Just when you thought there weren’t any more genres in the music world, “jamtronica” is now a part of the seemingly endless list. The Boulder, Colorado group, Big Gigantic, falls into this category.  A clever concoction of colorful jazz and dynamic dance beats, the magnitude of sound Big Gigantic creates comes from (surprisingly) just two people. Producer/saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy...

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Pick: Omaha Area Youth Orchestra’s All-Orchestra Concert

Sunday, October 23rd

OAYO’s All-Orchestra Concert

Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas St.

6:30 p.m.; Tickets for the 2011-2012 season are $14 for adults; $10 for students/seniors

402-238-2044

 

Omaha Area Youth Orchestra’s All-Orchestra Concert

This concert offers audiences the opportunity to hear all four auditioned orchestras of the OAYO: Youth Chamber Strings, Youth Conservatory...

Lights Out

Sometimes advocating alternatives requires pointing out the pitfalls of convention. In January of 2012, coerced by federal dictum, the light bulb industry will begin phasing out the incandescent bulb, a beacon of brilliance for nearly 150 years. This dictum promotes the conventional assumption that the fluorescent bulb as a light source is more attractive from an environmental and energy saving point of view. That...

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FASH FLOOD

Two cause-conscious events will mobilize locals to give over the next few weeks.

Partnering with local eatery CRAVE, JCI Ralston and the Omaha Jaycees are planning a hair raising event for Friday, October 28th. The 2nd Annual Wig Party, a fundraiser for non-profit organization Locks of Love, will take place from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.  Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering...

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Pick: North Omaha History Harvest

Oct. 22
North Omaha History Harvest
Loves Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 No. 24th St.
10a.m.-2 p.m., Free
402-472-2414, pjones2@unl.edu

Just as North Omaha is more than social services and gun violence, its history is larger than the late 1960s civil disturbances. There's a rich story there of a regional live music hub where legends played. Of thriving small businesses, ethnic enclaves, civil rights actions,...

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