Fall Music Preview:

Susanna Perry Gilmore, Concertmaster

“I am encouraged by the new labor agreement which represents the long term commitment to great music making from both the Omaha Symphony musicians and the management,” said Susanna Perry Gilmore, concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony.

She said a five year agreement is rare in orchestra labor contracts these days and is a positive thing for Omaha.

Gilmore...

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OMAHA SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS CONCERT

FRIDAY, SATURDAY 26, 27

Omaha Symphony Masterworks Series

Susanna Perry Gilmore, violinist

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Kiewit Hall, Holland Center

1200 Douglas St.

8 p.m. Tickets $19-$80

www.omahasymphony.org

Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote much gorgeous music, permeating the hearts and souls of audiences who hadn’t come to concerts to hear it. They absorbed these treasures while seated in...

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Magness, Blues Blast, Jamborama

The always-exciting vocalist and songwriter Janiva Magness has stepped out as an independent artist to release Original, her latest CD. It’s her 11th recording and you can read in her blog at janivamagness.com about her leap of faith and her friendly parting of ways with Alligator Records. In a testament to her artistry and popularity, the disc debuted at #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts on the...

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Trout Tribute Success & More

In a clarification to last week’s Reader column discussing the tremendous need for organ donors, while it is true that Curtis Salgado had to have a certain amount of money in the bank prior to his surgery, this was because he had no insurance.

"The Nebraska facility did everything possible to make this happen for Curtis. They were always gracious about the finance situation,” said Salgado's...

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Organ Donor Awareness Concert

The situation for those awaiting organ transplants is a difficult one, according to musician and transplant recipient Curtis Salgado.
“If you make the wrong choice, you’re dead,” he said bluntly. Salgado spoke to The Reader by phone from his home in Portland, Ore.

Salgado performs in Omaha Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Tribute to Walter Trout concert event, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the River City Star,...

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Nikki, Polly, Earl & More

Nikki Hill is a roots-rock force of nature. The spirits of Wanda Jackson and Little Richard meet up in Hill’s remarkable vocals. Guitarist Matt Hill's fretboard workouts give their sound extra punch. They hit Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Aug. 20, and rev up The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 21, both shows 6-9 p.m. See nikkihillmusic.com.

Polly O’Keary
Polly O’Keary is best known locally for her...

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