Mythical Siren Meets Social Media

With the monster production of Les Miserables looming ahead at the Omaha Community Playhouse, the play selection committee looked for a contrast to open the season in the smaller Howard Drew setting.

They found Sirens, described by director Amy Lane as “a light-hearted comedy about love and marriage.”  It not only contrasts with “the heavier themes” of the momentous musical, with its challenging technical...

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Pick: Iration

August 13
Iration w/ Through the Roots, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
8 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com

Iration have caught a growing wave of buzz among fans of the rock-reggae genre, specializing in the tropical sounds of the upbeat, positive sunshine reggae genre. The California band's members all originally hail from Hawaii. The band has quickly grabbed a...

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Pick: Ben Taylor

August 13
Ben Taylor
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
8 p.m., $13 in advance/$15 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Ben Taylor's way with a low-key, tuneful and whipsmart acoustic pop song may just be encoded in the singer and songwriter's DNA. Taylor is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, but its a fact that he's more or less let's pass without mentioning. Taylor has quietly released four albums of...

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Play Me, I’m Yours:

“’The Play Me, I’m Yours’ Street Piano Project is an international, interactive public art project that is meant to empower and inspire members of the community through the arts,” explained Susan Thomas, Executive Director for Omaha Creative Institute.

The project started in the United Kingdom in 2008. Artist Luke Jerram was the first person to do it. Since its inception, Thomas said the public art project has...

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TAG Awards Showcase Omaha Theatre’s Depth

The 46th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards showcased the parity of a vibrant theatre community making progress year after year. When awards night was over, 31 awards were spread out amongst 14 shows. The assortment of award winning shows reflected the quality of productions seen across the Omaha area from venues large and small.

August: Osage County took home Best Drama and Best Director (Amy Lane), as well as...

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Letting The Rose Bloom

When Matt Gutschick came to Omaha last September, the first thing he did was attend shows at as many local theatres as possible. Everywhere he went, he introduced himself to local actors and directors as the new artistic face of The Rose Theater, Omaha’s stage for children and families.

He was reaching out as a stranger in a new town, inviting anyone and everyone to come see the plans he had for the decades old...

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Pick: The Big Black Project: Yu Jihan/Paolo Dolzan

The Moving Gallery, Presented by Old Omaha Association

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Garden of the Zodiac, 1042 Howard Street in the Old Market Passageway

Pick: The Moving Gallery will temporarily, of course, display works in the Zodiac Garden, which is the secret heart of the Old Market. The exhibit features ink drawings by modern Chinese calligrapher Master Yu with prints and...

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Beethoven Variations and Transformations

Beethoven Variations and Transformations
Friday, April 25, 12:00PM-1:00PM
Free and Open to the Public
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Infleunce of the Times-Symphony Joslyn

SUNDAY 23
Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
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Million Dollar Quartet

TUESDAY 18 
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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
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409 S. 16th St.
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Outside The Lines: Unexpected Delights from Major Composers

SUNDAY 23
Feb. 23
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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

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he Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

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THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA FEATURING NEW YORK VOICES
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2200 Dodge St.
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FRIDAY 31
Jan. 31-Feb 16
THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID
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2001 Farnam St.
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The Truth About Caril

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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 »

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<p>  Chill Body's Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek (left)</p>Unwind. Uknot. Undo.

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Family Find

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SXSW Street Style

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