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Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 13-Oct. 19

Thank you, Wakan Tanka, the Amerindian spirit of the plains, for such beautiful weather during this marvelous Indian summer of 2011. See what a set of unified good vibes can accomplish as we surf with/amidst the waves of nature, together. When you run out of things to do, you/we can always study Mother Nature. Eventually, we all will. Peace and love to the departed…

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Pick: An Evening With Gillian Welch

October 13
An Evening With Gillian Welch
Rococo Theatre, 140 N 13 St., Lincoln
$25 General Admission, $27.50 Reserved
8 p.m.

Gillian Welch writes and performs songs steeped in timeless Appalachian flavor and gives her compositions just enough modern edge to create something entirely new yet somehow immediately recognizable. She and partner/ guitarist extraordinaire David Rawlings released Welch’s...


Pick: The Green Home Tour and Expo

Oct. 15
The Green Home Tour and Expo
The Harper Center, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, unomaha.edu, FREE, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $5.

A sampling of items being focused on during the 2011 Green Home Tour and Expo: the benefits of sustainable design, urban re-development, walk-able neighborhoods and mixed-use design. These subjects are going to be covered from a variety of angles. First, the expo...


Taylor’s Tempestuous Week

Taylor Martinez had to pause and laugh while complimenting his teammates following Nebraska’s 34-27 come-from-behind victory against Ohio State.

As he was saying how proud he was of the team, he leaned forward and laughed.

The immediate cause was teammate Ron Kellogg III, a back-up quarterback who was standing behind the bank of cameras and reporters on the edge of the weight room.

Teammates often try to...

Omaha Lit Fest: ‘People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like’

In his capsule of the 2011 (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, founder-director and novelist Timothy Schaffert draws a parallel with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Specifically, to the humbug Wizard's endowing the Tin Woodman with a heart made of silk and sawdust, with some soldering necessary to better make the heart take hold.

As Schaffert (The Coffins of Little Hope) suggests, the writer's process is part alchemy, part...

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