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Comic Con Report — Day Three & Four

More Prairie, Less Pizzazz

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Picks: Moreland & Arbuckle

Sept. 13
Moreland & Arbuckle
The 21st Saloon, 4727 South 96th St.
5:30 p.m., $10

The emerging blues-duo of guitarist Aaron Moreland and singer/harpist Dustin Arbuckle combine broke-ass Delta blues, rural stomp and garagey blues-rock like they've lived in these rootsy styles their whole lives. The Kansas act, which is rounded out by a drummer, tours extensively in the region, but have started to gain a...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Wild Nothing

Sept. 14
Wild Nothing w/ DIIV, Betsy Wells and Sun Settings
The Sandbox, 2406 Leavenworth St.
9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 day-of-show, mooseriot.com

Jack Tatum spent the last years of college watching the songs he recorded in his bedroom turn into a full-fledged band. That band is Wild Nothing and now the recently-graduated Tatum is devoting his full attention to making music. The bedroom indie-pop songs...

Preventing Breast Cancer

The single, most effective preventive measure I ever took to decrease my risk of breast cancer was early in life. When I picked the skinny swimmer with the “x,y” as the one to slam into my mummy’s ovum, I came out the other end of the gender lottery as “male.” That reduced my risk of getting breast cancer to nearly nil. Of course, statistically, I have a much higher prospect of prostate cancer and a shorter life...

Theater Cold Cream

Legally Blonde, 1776 Join Lips & Teeth

Alert readers with eidetic memories caught me promising to make the case that this might be called a golden age for theater here. But I didn’t pin down a date to get it done, so consider the following excuse for a delay.

Ideally, all three openings this weekend would be delivered by directors whose work would support my hint that women directors are the 24-carat keys to the golden age claim. They’d add to the...

Theater Feature

Omaha’s Andy Now in New Normal

Now that we’re seeing Andy Rannells daily in promos for The New Normal, don’t be a johnny-come-lately and say, “Yeah, he’s the Creighton Prep grad who starred in that big Broadway hit, Book of Mormon.

Maybe you saw him first during the London Olympics as NBC began pushing the new television sitcom. A clip showed Andy as Bryan Buckley with his male partner as both volunteered when asked, “Who is going to be the...

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