Antiquarium Records to close

* Antiquarium Records, 417 South 13th St., is closing. The mostly-vinyl record shop announced its plans to close its downtown storefront Sunday, Sept. 30th. The store's exact closing date has not been announced. Co-owner Joe Tingley hoped to move the store and in a Facebook post the store indicated its desire to continue, stating “Hopefully we will be reopening at some point but our debt has got a little out of control and we just can't go on anymore for the time being.”  Tingley and partner Brian Byrd took over the store in 2006 from Dave Sink, who started the store in the basement of the Antiquarium Bookstore back in the 1980s. Sink passed away earlier this year. The Antiquarium Bookstore moved from downtown around 2006 and continues to operation in Brownville, Neb.

* The Maha Music Festival has set Saturday, August 17th for its 2013 edition. The outdoor, all-day music fesitval will once again return to Aksarben Village, South 67th Street and West Center Road. Previous headliners of the five-year-old festival include Spoon, Garbage, Guided By Voices and Desaparecidos.

* Lincoln band the Millions are playing a one-off reunion show Saturday, December 1st at Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. The line-up for the show will feature members Lori Allison, Harry Dingman III and Marty Amsler. Drummer Greg Hill no longer plays music. The alternative pop band formed from members of New Brass Guns and For Against and ended up recording an album for Smash/PolyGram Records. The show will coincide with the release of Poison Fish, a 21-song CD of unreleased recordings from the beginning of the band's career.

* Cabaret singer/performer Kim Smith will take the stage at the next event in the Brownville Concert Series Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14th at the Brownville Concert Hall. The performance Misfit, directed by Smith and Christian Coulson, ran in New York earlier this spring and summer. Smith sings in German, French and English, interpreting classical and pop pieces while invoking 1920s-era Berlin. Friday & Saturday's show are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Cabaret tickets are $23, concert tickets are $17  and can be purchased  at or by calling 402-825-3331.

* The Omaha Folk Song Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free concert Saturday, October 13th at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 925 South 84th St.  The 7:30 p.m. concert features the Missouri-based duo of Cathy Barton and Dave Para. The society meets monthly in society members' homes to sing folk songs.

posted at 10:34 pm
on Monday, October 01st, 2012


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