Cult Classic Karaoke

Because of the cold (both the weather and the illness), I regrettably missed last week’s annual 21 & Over event at the Omaha Playhouse, Live Broadway Karaoke, and your remorse should be just as comparable if you missed out as well.

What started as an experiment a few years ago has become a sort of cult classic event hosted in the lobby of the Hawks Mainstage. The number of attendees is small, but the talent and...

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Getting Better and Gearing Up

- While the cold weather has taken a turn for the worse, The BLUEBARN’s Witching Hour is hard at work trying to get better. At least, that’s the title behind their latest project, How to be Better. The show will be based on the cartoons of the 1930s, the self-obsession of modern-day culture, and the different ways in which people interact with one another. The end result will be a black and white cartoon performed...

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Theatre: A Look Ahead in 2014

The new year is really more like halftime in the theatre. Most theatres haven’t even announced what their new season lineups yet so any inklings towards production after the summer are pure speculation. That said, there is already plenty to look forward to in the Omaha theatre scene in 2014.

Broadway Tours

The first half of the year will kick off in February with Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning...

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7th Annual A-list

As 2013 comes to a close, two recent events in hindsight comment interestingly on how some Nebraskans measure success, pride and identity. Both were quite entertaining—as you would expect sports and movies to be—yet neither was quite flattering.

 The first asked Husker fans to choose between being a “Bo-liever” or “Bo-leaver” after a “disappointing” 8-4 football season. And the second recognized favorite son,...

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Show, Place, Win

Since 2014 is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese Zodiac, crystal ball gazers might characterize their prognostications as “wins, places and shows.” But if you were keeping track in 2013, many such predictions finished out of the money or as also ran’s. The world didn’t end, there was no Second Coming, and closer to home, no BCS Bowl game either for the weary Husker fan.

 While the latter may have...

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Theatre Year in Review

2013 was defined by change. Many theatres, large and small, found themselves in the midst of transition. The Omaha Community Playhouse is half-way through the  Carl Beck/Susie Baer Collins swan song as they prepare to finish their final season at the helm of the organization. On the heels of their departure wa the announcement of Hilary Adams as Carl Beck’s Successor. How the New York-based director will acclimate...

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‘Secret Codes & Body Feelings’

Victoria Hoyt’s new exhibit of water-based paintings, Secret Codes and Body Feelings, is at RNG...

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‘Thinking About…Joy of Piper’

"I do not paint like Van Gogh, but I have a soul like his."

This quote is never really...

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Lives of Not Always Quiet Desperation

In the minds of many, Nebraska is part of the U.S. heartland, aka The Midwest.  And Kansas-born...

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Governor’s Arts Award Honor Theatre Excellence

- This past Tuesday, the Nebraska Arts Council gave out its biannual honors, The Governor’s Arts Awards, recognizing...

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A Different Kind of Phantom

Creighton University department of Theatre professor Alam Klem considers himself to be a big fan playwright Arthur Kopit’s...

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The Rose’s “Broken Mirror” Reflects the Issues of Young Teen Women.

- While finishing up the run of Jackie and Me this week, The Rose Theater will present the latest offering from its Teens...

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Demo Graphics Re-‘Hatches’ on Emmett Street

The Metro is not new to advocacy art. From institutions such as the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Kaneko to...

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MONA’s Got ‘Spirit,’ How About You? Biennial Auction, April 5

“What? Drive some 180 miles just to see art? I can’t even get to Lincoln on a regular basis…unless I want to catch a game,...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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