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Pdb-photo-final-color-lower-res PWF & More Outdoor Music

The second big free Playing With Fire concert takes place Thursday, June 25, at Midtown Crossing.

This week's show features Canadian blues stars Paul DesLauriers with his band and special guests sitar master Anwar Khurshid, phenomenal vocalist Angel Forrest with Denis Coulombe and BluesEd band Dilemma. DesLauriers and Forrest have been seen before on Playing With Fire stages. Paul DesLauriers, Greg Morency and Sam...


Nebraska wind Banding together on the lawn.

American music comes into play when the Nebraska Wind Symphony shows it knows the scores, free, outdoors at Stinson Park. Resounding are melodies plus rhythms by John Philip Sousa, Morton Gould and Aaron Copland. More: from Broadway come songs Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse and Steve Cuden created for Beauty and the Beast  along with Jekyll & Hyde. But first, taking the stage, are the...


Motion city Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Pierre

Motion City Soundtrack first started in 1997 in Minneapolis but it wasn't until 2002 that they released their first album, I Am The Movie, with their lineup that would last until today.Their sound merges everything from Elvis Costello to Huey Lewis and Jimmy Eat World into a sound all their own and this is due largely to Justin Pierre's lyrical talent and distinct falsetto-esque voice. Motion City Soundtrack just...


Afro-Cuban sounds resonate through the winds.

Music from last year and from not long ago come into play when the Moran Woodwind Quintet applies it artistry in the final Omaha Chamber Music Society concert of this season. There’s something by Imani Winds founder Valerie, exploring a mixture of Caribbean and African rhythms plus the heartbeats of Santeria beliefs in her “Afro-Cuban Concerto”  from 2001. She aims, she says, to represent “the collective voices of...


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