Pick: Eric Hutchinson

October 18
Eric Hutchinson w/ Jessie Payo
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
7:30 p.m., $25, onepercentproductions.com

Eric Hutchinson will bring his brand of upbeat, acoustic pop back to Omaha for a special, seated show at the Slowdown. Hutchinson has become a favorite of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and music producer of sensitive TV dramas like Grey's Anatomy alike, thanks to his smooth, direct emotive pop...

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Pick: Good Old War

October 24th
Good Old War & Needtobreathe w/ Matthew Mayfield
Sokol Auditorium, 2234 South 13th St.
7:30 p.m., $25, ticketmaster.com

Good Old War are a Philadelphia-based band that leans towards acoustic arrangements and layered harmonies, creating a sound that lies somewhere between the nebulous categories of indie folk and roots pop. The band has seen its own success grown while serving as the backing band...

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Pick: Dr. John

October 20
Dr. John w/ the Blind Boys of Alabama
The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. in Lincoln
7 p.m., tickets range from $38 to $65, bourbontheatre.com

New Orleans organist Dr. John is in the midst of a resurgence, thanks to a new album produced by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. Locked Down collides Dr. John's world of funk, Afrobeat and otherworldly New Orleans sounds with Auerbach's heavy blues-rock sound. Dr....

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Pick: Kevin Nealon

Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20
Kevin Nealon
The Funny Bone
17305 Davenport St, Suite 201
Village Pointe Center
Friday at 7:30 PM and 9:45 PM and Saturday at 7 PM and 9:30 PM
$25, 21 and over
402.493.8036
Funnyboneomaha.com

I grew up watching Kevin Nealon on Saturday Night Live. Nealon started on the show during the 1987-1988 season and remained for an impressive nine seasons. While his time...

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Kevin Nealon (funny dude)

I will always remember Kevin Nealon as the tall, straight-faced and wry character on Saturday Night Live (SNL) from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s. Perhaps he’s better known these days as the loveable, dopey dope-smoker Doug Wilson on Showtime’s hit series Weeds, but his straight-laced voice and comic absurdity will always remind me of late night pizza, belly-laughs and Subliminal Man (one of his hit...

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If world goes “Boom!,” say yes to Shrek

boom with a small b at the Playhouse Thursday? Yes. The Bad Seed with a good cast at the Circle Theatre Friday? Yes. Chanticleer’s fund-raising cabaret in CB Saturday? Yes. A Bright New Boise at the Playhouse Monday? Yes.

Shrek the Musical at the Orpheum Tuesday? “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.” The first four affirmatives were mine, but the next five are in quotation marks because they erupted excitedly from my...

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One Voice: Ten Different Visions

“We wanted to be open and inclusive about it,” said Rachel Jacobson of Film Streams’ decision to select particular artists to curate the 2012 Local Filmmakers’ Showcase at the theatre

In the first two years, Film Streams had a jury that curated the series. Jacobson said the jury was a diverse group comprised of local artists, academics and film lovers. Because of that mixture, it was difficult for the jury to...

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