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<p>Look ahead: Tomorrow's festivals may include inexpected sacrifices</p> Beware the town festival

A strange trend will start in American in the next few years: Small-town festivals. These will start out saturated in Americana, including American flags and men dressed as Uncle Sam. But they will quickly become idiosyncratic, as locals start to recreate their regional history, or local legends, or small-town heroes.

These festivals will vie with each other for national attention, especially as reality television...

Photo5 kinkybootstour photobymatthewmurphy Coots in Boots

Joe Coots was in Baltimore when we talked, but Kinky Boots was headed here so he was busy lining up Orpheum tickets for his Omaha cousins.

The musical that swept six Tony awards two years ago and arrives in Nebraska Oct. 20 isn’t the first job to bring the former football player to the Orpheum Theater. He played another big guy in The Full Monty, giving the ex-offensive lineman a chance to play Good Samaritan by...

Heartland Healing

2015.10.06 dali clock-2 Tick-Tock, Body Clock

In case you haven’t noticed, the worm has turned. It’s not summer any longer and the nights are filled with chill. It makes for great sleeping weather but seasonal change is something the body must respect, whether your conscious mind realizes it or not.

As much as conventional medicine ignores it, the human body is indelibly stamped with the mark of Nature and as such, is obligated to follow Nature’s rules. That...

Theater Pick

The-human-voice mary-carrick square The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine)

Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29
One-woman, one-act opera The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine)
Mary Carrick singing the role of Elle
House of Loom (Oct. 28); Fontenelle Forest - Camp Brewster (Oct. 29)
Both days: 6 p.m. cocktails. 6:30 p.m. performance, Free

Mary Carrick is that rare vocal artist who swings from cabaret to opera and back again. In this spirit of exploration,...

Over The Edge

Trump We’ll Miss Trump When He’s Gone

I tried to a avoid writing about Trump and adding to the cacophony surrounding his presidential campaign, but I couldn't help myself.

There is no topic more alluring or gruesome than Trump, at least to a political junkie who approaches campaigns like sporting events. In that respect, Trump is that pro football team you always hated growing up. For me, it was the Dallas Cowboys, America's Team, which got all the...

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