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James Tormé

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Ten Questions with THE BESNARD LAKES

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Can Mew Dig It?

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Walking the pipeline with Ken Ilgunas

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Ten Questions with ISKA DHAAF

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‘A Hex, A Hoax, A Guest, A Ghost’

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Support Your Favorite Favor by Eating Your Favorite Flavor

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Swing State

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Anticipation and Appreciation

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Girl Power

You might expect, given the fame of the film that preceded the play, the most memorable moments in Calendar Girls at the Omaha Community Playhouse to involve the middle-aged ladies undressing for their fund-raising photos.

Instead, the nudity is so discreet that the “no front bottoms” demand by the least shy model (Jessie played by silver-haired Sue Mouttet) could have added “no front tops” and “no behinds.”

If...

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Two to One

When Mondo we Langa died at age 68 in the Nebraska State Penitentiary last month, he’d served 45 years for a crime he always maintained he did not commit. The former David Rice, a poet and artist, was found guilty, along with fellow Black Panther Ed Poindexter, in the 1970 suitcase bomb murder of Omaha police officer Larry Minard. With his reputed accomplice now gone, Poindexter remains in prison, still asserting...

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Ten Questions with MELVINS’ Buzz Osborne

What can I say about Melvins? The band whose sound influenced all things heavy — from grunge to stoner to alternative metal — has been playing their brand of grindingly hard rock for more than 30 years. 

The list of bands influenced by Melvins is a Who's Who of modern metal, from Mastodon to Sun O))) to Queens of the Stone Age, and, of course, Nirvana. In fact, the story goes that Melvins' guitarist/vocalist/madman...

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Fashion Backward

The First Monday in May is a feature length-commercial for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s world-famous annual fashion exhibition that quickly turns into a shockingly oblivious confirmation that every criticism we’ve ever heard about the fashion industry is absolutely, 100% correct. Director Andrew Rossi’s documentary is bookended by insufferable brownnosing that could only come from someone who’s used to begging...

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The Year the Music Died

2016 is going to be infamous as The Year the Music Died. We have already lost a number of important musicians, including David Bowie and Prince, but the march of death will continue onward. By the end of the year, over 300 musicians and singers, many considered among the most important in rock and roll history, will have passed away.

Some will be older performers, most will be in their 60s, and some will be very...

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