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Doug “SA” Martinez of Omaha’s 311 answers the phone from his home in Ojai, California, while attending to one of his young daughters. Throughout the conversation, he routinely stops mid-sentence and calls to his daughter, “Hold on Nova, Daddy’s on a phone call,” and spells out any bad words. It’s a blatant reminder of how much time has passed since 311’s first opening gig for Fugazi in 1990.

So...

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Not Fade Away:

“When the Buddy Holly show happened, I went from complete obscurity in this cover band, playing for 20 people to playing sold out shows for two months. I wanted to see how long we could keep it going. 12 years later, we are a national act,” said singer and performer Billy McGuigan of his Buddy Holly show, Rave On.

These days, McGuigan and his band have three shows they tour with:  Rave On,...

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<p>Jeremy Lafrentz interviews Clint Lowery and Lajon Witherspoon from Sevendust</p>Sevendust and Staind at Stir Cove

On a very wet Sunday night, Staind and Sevendust performed at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, IA. Earlier in the day before the down pouring rain, lightning, and thunder. Backstage Entertainment had the opportunity to interview Lajon and Clint from Sevendust. This was Backstage Entertainment’s third interview with the band and each time we see them they always confirm their status as one of the...

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True Colors

Cyndi Lauper’s signature look always involves a different hair color of some sort. These days, it varies from a salmon-like pink to an almost pure white. Although, at the 2014 Grammy Awards, she was sporting a vibrant red look. Nonetheless, she’s unmistakable. The punk-meets-pop princess exploded on to the scene in the early ‘80s and became a permanent icon in music history. Nearly 30 years ago,...

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Shatter-Proof

The moment was “devastating.”

On August 23, 2010, “hip-hop violinist” Lindsey Stirling stood before the judges on the popular television variety show “America’s Got Talent,” and received an appraisal of her recent performance.

She had just taken the stage with several backup dancers in tow to play energetic violin accompaniment to the pop hits “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz and “Tik Tok” by...

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Summer Music Preview

Ranked the 64th in the Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world by Pollstar, Stir Cove has been a summer staple in the Omaha area for the past several years. Under the Harrah’s Casino umbrella, the Stir Cove Concert Series has executed some incredible shows, including BB King, Kings of Leon, The Roots, Ice Cube, and Ziggy Marley. Visit http://www.harrahscasinoomaha.com for more information.

The annual...

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