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Stravinsky and Prokofiev

 

Ten Questions with Laura Gibson

 

Winter, Katz & More Cool Cats

 

The Gospel of CeeLo Green

 

Ten Questions with NOTHING

 

Center stage: Maurice Ravel and Omaha Symphony musicians

 

Dale Watson

 

Where Are the Hip Hop Fans?

 

Ten Questions with WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS

 

Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival

 

Joy. A quintet exploration.

As you probably know, black prison inmates in America’s South, hammering and digging along rural roads, came up with chain gang songs. They lifted their voices and their feet, clinking and clanging in percussive harmony.

Black brothers in South Africa did something akin in Apartheid days. Along with their fetters, they also wore massive boots, working in flooded gold mines. American-born Englishman David Bruce was...


150121-walker-lukens 0-640x426 Ten Questions with WALKER LUKENS

Austin's Walker Lukens sings rock songs with a swagger, a swoon, a velvet edge that cuts through a retro-fueled funk like Frankie Valli with a shiv. His music struts, it sneers as Walker sings his stories about life and love in the big city. 

On his one-sheet, they say he's been compared to Nilsson (slightly off the mark), to Tom Waits (not sure why) and Pavement (a real head scratcher there). A closer comparison...


Harmonious connections.

American composer John Adams started making his indelible impression on listeners when, in his early 30s, he spun off from the compelling audacity of minimalism into his own directions with pieces such as Shaker Loops and Harmonium. The former is one of two works, remarkably, that the Omaha Symphony has been offering within five days of each other. 

Harmonielehre is the second. About this dynamic, expressive,...


Parachute-2 Parachute is Love

“She said, I’m in love with someone else she said I fell in love with someone else and I I’m in love with someone and that’s all that I know for sure.” How can such depressing lyrics make you want to jump and dance around? Because it is just how Parachute works. Their lyrical stories may be about breakups, missed chances, mistakes made, and love found, but when they add their upbeat instrumentals, your soul sings....


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