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The Reader’s B.J. Huchtemann Honored with National Award

Congratulations to The Reader longtime Hoodoo Blues columnist B.J. Huchtemann, who is the official 2015 recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism, given out annually by the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon during the International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis  in January.

"It is a huge honor and I'm delighted beyond words," says Huchtemann.

The...


Saturday, Nov. 8 Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers with Funk Trek and Paa Kow’s By All Means Band

This band’s original, heart-driven and funky R&B is both empowering and danceable. Josh Hoyer’s rich, soulful voice and vision put the horn-laden Lincoln soul-R&B-blues group on the national stage in 2014. Their debut disc charted nationally on the Roots Music Report’s R&B list, still holding in the Top 10 after over 25 weeks. The Shadowboxers were among the acts nominated for Best New Artist Debut in the...


Tommy, Shadowboxers & More

Tommy Castro, two-time winner of the Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, is at The 21st Saloon for a special show sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha Sunday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. Castro, a favorite with local audiences, recently received a 2014 Blues Blast Music Award for Rock Blues Album Of The Year for The Devil You Know (Alligator). The disc is a high-energy, rocking production with special...


MAHLER’S RESURECTION SYMPHONY

FRIDAY, SATURDAY 7, 8

Nov. 7, 8

Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

Omaha Symphony Masterworks Series

Sari Gruber, soprano

Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano

Omaha Symphonic Chorus

Creighton University Chamber Choir

University of Nebraska at Omaha Concert Choir and Chamber Choir

Judith Clurman, chorus master

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Holland Performing Arts Center

1200 Douglas St.

7:30 p.m. Tickets $19-$80

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