Slaughter w/ Vinyl Haze

March 3 Slaughter w/ Vinyl Haze Whiskey Roadhouse, Horseshoe Casino, 2701 23rd Avenue, Council Bluffs 8 p.m., $20, caesars.com/whiskeyroadhouse, (712) 329.6000 Much like the city they hail from, Las Vegas, Slaughter caught the coattails of the last train bound for a generically overexposed pop culture bandwagon that somehow survived its death throws only to become an overexposed pop culture novelty — kind of...

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Omaha’s Borders safe despite company’s woes

* The big news for book lovers last week was the announcement that Borders had filed for bankruptcy protection and was closing 200 stores. The good news is that none of the three Omaha-area stores are among them. In an email to customers, President and CEO Mike Edwards assured customers that the stores are still open for business and that their loyalty program, Borders Rewards, is still in effect and that their...

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Idris Goodwin SLAM Poetry

Feb. 17 Idris Goodwin SLAM Poetry Metropolitan Community College Elkorn Valley Campus 204th and Dodge, 1 p.m., FREE Idris Goodwin is a man of many hats — educator, hip-hop artist, HBO Def Poet, essayist and award-winning playwright. When Goodwin speaks, you have no choice but to listen, as almost every word he utters is a lesson in itself. These Are The Breaks is Goodwin‘s debut collection of poetic essays that...

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Step Afrika!

Feb. 18 Step Afrika! Holland Performing Arts Center, 1300 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $19-$35, 345.0606, omahaperformingarts.org or ticketomaha.com Step Afrika! should be a real treat for anyone who loves dance but has never seen a step show. Stepping, which is very popular in African-American fraternities and sororities, gets blended here with traditional African dances. Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional...

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Omaha Lancers Hockey

Feb. 18-19 Omaha Lancers Hockey Friday vs. Green Bay Gamblers, Saturday vs. Lincoln Stars Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. 7:05 p.m. both nights, $14-$16, 800.745.3000, lancers.com. In their 25th season on the ice, the Western Conference-leading Omaha Lancers have provided entertainment for hundreds of thousands of area sports fans. They’ve inspired countless kids to lace up their skates and take up the...

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Loom Weaves Brasil’s Carnaval

Feb. 19 Loom Weaves Brasil's Carnaval Nomad Lounge, 1013 Jones St. 9 p.m., $5, 21+, 884.1231 brentcrampton.typepad.com Loom brings the dance to Nomad Lounge this Saturday for a Brazilian themed Carnaval celebration promising an "explosive cultural exploration." The famous holiday is in the same vein as Fat Tuesday — one last chance to party down before repenting ahead of Easter. This installment of the popular...

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Murder by Death w/ The Builders And The Butchers

Feb. 20 Murder by Death w/ The Builders And The Butchers & Damion Suomi And The Minor Prophets Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $12, onepercentproductions.com Can someone please tell Bill Murray and Harold Remis to make amends and get Ghostbusters 3 out? Because I thought I just heard the ghost of Johnny Cash's voice. Murder by Death's Adam Turla's vocals bleed shades of the Man in Black and are the linchpin...

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Infleunce of the Times-Symphony Joslyn

SUNDAY 23
Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
Omaha Symphony Symphony Joslyn
Carmelo Galante, clarinet
Thomas ... more »


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
Alexandra Rock, oboe ... more »


GNIT

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

Norwegian playwright ... more »


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.
8 p.m. ... more »


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.
Tickets ... more »



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 »