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Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ comes home to roost

In 1968 Francis Ford Coppola led a small cinema caravan to Ogallala, Neb. for the final weeks shooting on his independent road picture The Rain People starring Shirley Knight. Joining them were future fellow film legends George Lucas, Bill Butler, Robert Duvall and James Caan.

Now a road pic of another kind, Nebraska, is underway here by native prodigal son Alexander Payne. For his first filming on his home turf...

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Pick: The Whigs

October 29
The Whigs
The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Athens, Ga.-based the Whigs have always been adept at tapping into the power part of "power trio", highlighting the loud, raw and big-sounding parts of their elemental rock 'n' roll. Even when singer Parker Gispert slows down for a simple, heartfelt ballad, bassist Tim Deaux and ace drummer Julian Doro skillfully...

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Laugh as Earth Goes Boom

boom offers more than the crash of a kettle drum to herald the end of the world. For me, at least, it entertained first and saved the thought-provoking part to continue days after the lights went down on the Howard Drew space at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

And it helped me overcome what I’d feared was my immunity from crude obscenities. I was so smitten with director Amy Lane’s brilliant treatment of August:...

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Pick: Lit Undressed

Oct. 24
Lit Undressed
House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St.
8 p.m. (doors open a t 7 p.m.) $10 cash at the door, 21+
omahalitfest.com/; facebook.com/houseofloom;
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Under this mask,another mask.I will never befinished removingall these faces.
                                                                                                    ~Claude Cahun

WOMEN IN DISGUISE is the theme for the...

Frankenfoods: The Most Important Vote You’ll Never Cast

When I was a kid, — long ago, — we took a summer vacation to Aunt Betty’s in La Crescenta, Calif., just north of Los Angeles.

The first thing I noticed (after the eyeball-searing smog,) was that cousins Dulice and Rob were different from my brother and me, even though we were roughly the same ages. Our cousins acted disconcertingly older. They talked differently, using words like “gnarly” and “groovy,” (honest)....

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