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‘The Dark & Stormy’

Connect Gallery will feature artist Ann Burkholder in July with a reception July 17th, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Owner of the Burkholder Project in Lincoln’s Haymarket, she has been painting in oil—landscapes—for about 70 years. 

Born in the Nebraska Sand Hills, Burkholder’s focus has been on the horizon between earth and sky for her whole career.  Field trips to various sites to photograph the big skies and changing Nebraska...

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Arts

‘You Are Here’

Having visited the South Omaha studio of artist Watie White a few times in the past, I was surprised on my most recent foray to encounter a new object dominating the space:  a long table (actually, three tables lined up end to end) composed of reclaimed wood (flooring, doors, etc.) and seemingly waiting for a grand, if rustic, meal to be served to a large group of people arriving at any minute.

White reminded me...

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‘Brandon Ballengee: Collapse’

Continuing its series of exhibitions featuring the work of cross-disciplinary artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts recently opened the solo show Brandon Ballengée: Collapse. The New York resident describes himself as an artist, biologist and social activist, as well as faculty member of the School of Visual Arts.

On paper, his creds include a PhD in Ecological Understanding through Transdisciplinary Art...

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Music

Fiery Favorites

Lincoln's Zoo Bar celebrates their 42nd Anniversary with a week-long event. Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, the outdoor festival heats up in front of the club on 14th Street. The Zoo Bar is one of the nation's oldest and most historic blues venues.

Headlining the outdoor stage Friday, July 10, 9 p.m., is New Orleans soul-blues legend Irma Thomas. The city itself has named Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans....

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Music

Skyrocketing Blues for The 4th

The third of three Playing With Fire free summer concerts takes place Thursday, July 2, at Midtown Crossing, lawn seating opens at 5 and music begins at 5:30 p.m. with BluesEd band Us & Them.

Headlining the show is Albert Cummings. Cummings is a popular blues-rock guitarist who has been seen previously at Playing With Fire and at local venues.

Guitar Edge said of the Cummings, "The blues is best served up live,...

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