Funny Guys

Comedy is not a science. It’s an art. The word “comedy” is defined as professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh, or a movie, play or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh. Without comedy, life would be, well, boring. Without laughter, there would be no point in those obnoxious Geico commercials, which attempt to incite a chuckle, and...

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The Indie Band of Omaha Theatre

A group of UNO students wanted to put on a play.

Twenty years ago, Ken Blankenship, Alisha Hanson, Ken Jacobs, and Scott Working were looking for a place to perform Working’s first play V of Geese. He had originally written it for the Circle Diner in Benson (now España). When the Circle was unavailable and with not many options left, Working went into one of his usual hangouts, a cafe on 33rd and California...

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Pick: La Luz

July 23
La Luz w/ Adult Films, Killer Blow
The Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 North 62nd St.
9 p.m., $5, facebook.com/sweatshopgalleryomaha

Seattle-based La Luz writes effortless, hushed indie-pop played with the simple touch of a band that knows less is more. There's surf and 60s girl group influences at play in the band's sound, though the secret weapon is the organ-sounding Korg keyboard lines, which suggest...

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Pick: Lord Huron

July 22
Lord Huron w/ Escondido
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $10, theslowdown.com

Lord Huron has separated itself from the current crop of folk-rock influenced indie rock acts by smartly layering their sound in a way that feels modern and not a mere exercise in Beach Boys-aping nostaglia. They step into a realm where cooing backing vocals pair with strings, keys and a busy, but not overly complex...

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Release the Press!

This past week on the couches at Aroma’s, members of Max Sparber’s Omaha Playwrights Group sat down for coffee with the Omaha World Herald’s Bob Fischbach and myself to discuss the relationship between theatres and the media on a national and local scale. The discussion touched on a number of important topics bringing about better insight and understanding on how theatres and the media interact with one another,...

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Pick: Lauren Mabry Exhibit Opening

July 18

Third Thursday Exhibition Openings and Gallery Talk: Lauren Mabry

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street

Opening night: 6-9 p.m.

Bemis Center, http://www.bemiscenter.org
 

 Lauren Mabry’s work seems pretty raw. She doesn’t hold back from using brilliant color to dissect right through her ceramic pieces, provoking the question of intended emotion, as seen in her work “Split...

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Pick: Twinsmith

July 12
Twinsmith w/ Gordon, Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship
O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road
9:30 p.m., $5, facebook.com/oleavers

Twinsmith are now fully emerging from their evolutionary phase, having risen from the ashes of Jordan Smith and Matt Regner's previous band Betsy Wells. Joined by Bill Sharp and drummer Oliver Morgan (Landing on the Moon, Little Brazil), Twinsmith play a taut, energetic...

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