Bar Handled

How often do you enjoy a play so much you can’t wait to see it again? So enchanted you quickly read the entire script of Distant Music, hearing the words once more as spoken by Scott Kurz, Kevin Barratt and Laura Leininger? Almost never, but it’s not surprising that it happens when Cathy Kurz directs the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre and has Scott playing Dev, an Irish immigrant bartending at the Poulnabrome pub...

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More on Distant Music at BSB, Mary Poppins

* Distant Music packs so much wit, wisdom and sheer delight into two hours that I can only begin to tell you about it in this space. Until next week’s full review, suffice to say the Irish bartender Dev, played by Scott Kurz, will tempt you to spend every waking hour hanging out in his Boston pub at the Downtown Space in the Old Market. So much the better if you’re a nun facing a crisis with her vocation (Laura...

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The skinny on last weekend’s Science Fair

* Last weekend’s Science Fair, which opened Saturday in the Urban Storage building just outside of the Old Market, was the place to be. Seriously. Hundreds of gallery-goers packed the narrow halls of the fourth and fifth floors, squeezing in and out of tiny individual areas, which displayed the works of close to 100 artists. It was great to see so many first-time artists exhibiting in such an unusual space. The...

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Metal of Honor

Whether you tweet, text, surf or just hunker down in front of your smart phone, tablet or widescreen, no one has to tell you we’re in the grip of awards season. Yet while the Oscars, Grammys, Addys, Emmys and Tonys do relative justice to popular art and entertainment, there are very few honors bestowed upon the fine and classical arts. During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama lamented...

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Ask For a Line

Creighton University students in jeans and sweatshirts follow director Alan Klem, shaking limbs and flexing voices with, “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? They’re not auditioning for a Geico insurance commercial, but rehearsing for Creighton’s first Irish play in Klem’s memory. Dancing at Lughnasa opened Wednesday and runs through Feb. 6 in their Studio Theatre. Why...

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Blind ’Em With Science

Omaha artist Josh Powell has spent the past month wrangling close to 100 artists together for what promises to be one of the city’s more memorable shows of 2011. Powell, with help from fellow Omaha artists Joel Damon (recently named curator of the Bemis Underground) and Kevin Rooney, pulled together a group of largely unknown artists for Science Fair, which opens this Friday in a storage warehouse turned art...

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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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