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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Latin Royalty

Latin music superstar Prince Royce will bring his unique pop sensibilities to the Stir Concert Cove Aug. 20. He will be one of the first Latin performers to take that Harrah's stage. Although he's an international pop sensation, Royce remains humble:  "I still don’t think I have made it," he admits. "I can say there have been highlights — like performing with Ben E. King at the Latin Grammys,...

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Cold Streets of Omaha

It all started in Midtown Omaha. Emcee Brent “Conchance” Gomez got some beats from Adam Robert Haug (AKA Haunted Gauntlet) and after recording a few songs together, the duo quickly realized they were on to something. After recruiting Brian “DJ Really Real” Crow, M34N STR33T was born and the trio got to work on its first album, Mutants of Omaha.

“It’s been a hustle while we try to break into...

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