<p>Mihoko Kinoshita and Gerard Powers star in Opera Omaha’s Madama Butterfly. </p>Butterfly’s End

Opera Omaha opened its doors in 1958 with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Since then, a more impactful production of this classic was not seen until the spring of 2006 when local artist Jun Kaneko designed the set and costumes. The city went crazy. Kaneko’s vision was lauded across the community. As if Omaha’s love wasn’t enough, the show hit the road, and Kaneko got rave reviews from Vancouver to...

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<p>A 16-year career as a professional makeup artists has brought Omahan Linda Miller on special assignments in eight states. </p>All Made Up

When asked if she could remember how old she was when she first realized her love of makeup, Lancôme Regional Makeup Artist Linda Miller matter-of-factly explains, “I can pinpoint the exact moment.” Her love for cosmetics, Miller says, blossomed at a young age with the gift of a giant makeup kit. “In 6th grade, I received an Estée Lauder blockbuster for Christmas. By Easter it was completely gone.”...

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FASH FLOOD

LOCAL FASH After 18 years in business, Old Market boutique Retro Rocket is officially closing its doors. All non-consignment goods are on sale for $10, so head down, fill a shopping bag and say thanks to Buf Reynolds for all her hard work supporting local artists and designers over the years. Friends of Retro Rocket are also welcome to stop by on April 22 for a closing party before the shop’s last day, April 30. ...

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Red–White Spring Game

PICK OF THE WEEK April 16 Red–White Spring Game Memorial Stadium, Stadium Dr. and T Street, Lincoln 1 p.m., $10, huskers.com What will we learn about the suped-up but more simplistic Nebraska offense on Saturday? Probably not much. Bo Pelini likes to play things close to the vest in these Spring Games but it is still football — sort of. These are the practice plays that we’ll be dissecting and discussing all...

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Stefon Harris and The Blackout

April 14 Stefon Harris and The Blackout Holland Center for Performing Arts, 13th and Douglas streets 7:30 p.m., $19 - $45, ticketomaha.com, 402.345.0606 Quick. Name a jazz vibraphonist. Can you? Well, can you? As of five-minutes-before-writing-this, I couldn't either, so don't worry. But as it turns out, they're out there, and very talented. Stefon Harris is a former Blue Note recording artist who’s toured the...

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The Second City presents “Fair and Unbalanced”

April 15 The Second City presents “Fair and Unbalanced” Holland Center, 13th and Douglas 8 p.m., Tickets start at $19, ticketomaha.com or 402.345.0606 Somewhere, somebody’s sitting at a bar watching Tommy Boy on the small television up in the right-hand corner. He gets to say, “I saw Chris Farley way before he was Chris Farley, man.” Do you know why? Because one time back in 1988 or so, this guy chose to...

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<p>The classic Death Star/“Return of the Jedi” scene from Clerks, which will be screened as the Dundee Theatre’s Midnight Movie this Friday and Saturday. </p>Midnight Movie: Clerks

April 15-16 Midnight Movie: Clerks Dundee Theatre, 4952 Dodge St. Midnight both nights, Tickets $6, dundeetheatre.com The film that introduced the world to director Kevin Smith and convenience store roof hockey gets the Dundee midnight treatment this weekend. Shot in black and white on a shoestring budget, this 1994 indie flick features jarringly funny dialogue about the pains of being a store clerk. Plus, it’s...

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SUNDAY 23
Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
Omaha Symphony Symphony Joslyn
Carmelo Galante, clarinet
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Million Dollar Quartet

TUESDAY 18 
Feb. 18-23
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Orpheum Theater
409 S. 16th St.
Tues-Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Fri: 8 p.m. Sat: 2 & 8 p.m. Sun: ... more »


Outside The Lines: Unexpected Delights from Major Composers

SUNDAY 23
Feb. 23
OUTSIDE THE LINES:  Unexpected Delights from Major Composers
Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Joslyn
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GNIT

THURSDAY 20
Feb. 20-Mar. 15
GNIT
Blue Barn Theatre
614 S. 11th St.
Tickets: $20-$25http://www.bluebarn.org
 

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Killing Them Softly: The Return of King Buzzo

But as Melvins fans are well aware, an open mind can yield great rewards. Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” for example, certainly ... more »


he Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

FRIDAY 14
Feb. 14
THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA FEATURING NEW YORK VOICES
Kiewit Hall, Holland Center
2200 Dodge St.
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THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRIDAY 31
Jan. 31-Feb 16
THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 & 5 p.m. Sun: 2 ... more »


Having Our Say

FRIDAY 17
Jan.17-Feb.9
HAVING OUR SAY
Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
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The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick ... more »


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ... more »


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ... more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ... more »