Changes, Bel Airs, KLB & More

If you missed the letter from editor/publisher John Heaston in the Thanksgiving issue or the weekly updates that have appeared since then, The Reader is going monthly beginning in January 2015. You can read John's announcement here. Hoodoo’s event-oriented content will move to online only. There will continue to be a Hoodoo presence in the new monthly Reader. Each issue will be organized around...

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Giving & Celebrating

The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge is in the home stretch. By the time you read this, the toys will be on their way to the Pine Ridge Reservation to bring some joy and holiday hope to the children there. In recent years, the Toy Drive has been able to expand to offer emergency heating assistance and other support. While toy donations have been generous, this year’s donations are less than half of...

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Graham, TUF, NĂ©meth, RSB

The remarkable alchemist Jon Dee Graham brings his luminous music to Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Monday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Graham’s songs cut to the core of real, daily joys and pains. His music delivers quicksilver flashes that are light in the darkness and even light in celebration of light. Graham’s music makes a difference. He’s also a three-time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and a veteran...

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Musical Cornucopia

There are great music options for getting out this holiday weekend. The 21st Saloon hosts Brad Cordle & The Mighty Jailbreakers in a special reunion show Wednesday, Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. There is no show on Thursday this week since it is Thanksgiving Day.
Matt Cox presents his fifth annual Barley Street Tavern Thanksgiving eve event gathering donations for the food bank. Cox and friends perform....

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Toy Drive, Bonneville, Paladins

The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge hosts one of its main events this Friday, Nov. 21, at Sokol Hall’s ballroom, 6 p.m. Proceeds from the 12th annual event, organized by local musician Larry “Lash” Dunn, provide Christmas gifts for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The area is historically one of the poorest zip codes in the United States. The toys donated by the Omaha community bring hope and...

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McMurtry, Big Sandy & Elmore

Austin singer-songwriter-guitarist James McMurtry is back for a Sunday Roadhouse show at Waiting Room Sunday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. McMurtry’s storytelling songs are rich with character studies. His snarling vocals and wicked guitar work are backed by an excellent band. In Austin he and Jon Dee Graham hold back-to-back residency sets at Austin’s Continental Club every Wednesday, which might be the best...

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