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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...


Carrabba Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional

The 2000s, on the heels of the '90s grunge whine, saw an influx of bands that were so in touch with their emotions that they got their own genre name: emo. They were known for being raw, expressive and earnest in their heartache. Arguably one of the pioneers of the genre was Dashboard Confessional, a band that retired from the concert scene about six years ago after the release of their sixth studio album Alter The...


Digital leather shawn foree ben vanhoolandt Loud as Shit

Digital Leather used to just be singer/songwriter Shawn Foree.

Since the project's self-titled debut, released in 2003 on Arizona punk label King of Monsters, Foree has played every part heard on every Digital Leather record despite surrounding himself with various musicians on stage.

But that began to change seven years ago when Foree moved to Omaha from Tucson, Arizona, a town he calls "a fucking shithole" where...


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...


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