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Markeyblu-5pc-2 copy Playing With Fire Heats Up Midtown Crossing

This week marks the beginning of three Playing With Fire concerts happening as part of Midtown Crossing's Thursday free music series. Thursday, June 18, the amazing Campbell Brothers hit the stage. These players are among the originators of the gospel-steel guitar style that has crossed into the mainstream with the popularity of Robert Randolph & The Family Band. The African-American House of God Pentecostal sacred...


Id Don’t Hesitate to Imagine

Walking into the CenturyLink Center and finding out our seats were much higher and farther to the left of the stage than we had anticipated, had put my friends and me in a meh kind of mood. Not ideal for a concert. The way the stage was setup, jutting far out into crowd, made our arrangements difficult to truly enjoy the show. It was distracting considering we were mostly looking at the backstage. The arena is very...


New themes from here mingles with timeless classics from over there

From Nebraska to Spain to Austria is the voyage undertaken by the Omaha Chamber Music Society in “Crossing the Atlantic” June 21st . Omaha is Stephen Bouma’s base but his Toccata actually looks to Europe for inspiration and to, as the title suggests, baroque masters including J.S. Bach.

“I imagined a musical cocktail party with composers and philosophers,” he says.

He likewise aims to incorporate harmonic and...


Img 4766 Love Fest in the Midwest

The sixth annual Love Fest in the Midwest happened last weekend near Bellevue, no matter what rain, mud or weird temperature swings would do to get in the way.

The festival ran Thursday through Saturday, with many happy hippies taking their time to leave come Sunday. Original music and covers of jam bands like the immortal Grateful Dead played both inside and outside to a crowd that continues to grow every year...


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