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Morrissey sets new date for Lincoln show

* Local band Travelling Mercies are trying to raise $4000 on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to help pay for their second album, Motel. The album follows a story of life in a Southern border town motel. The band is billing the fundraising project as a way to pre-order the forthcoming album. Among the items offered for those who back the project is a Bible owned by songwriter Jeremy Holan. The deadline for...

<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews Cody Hanson and Joe Hinder Interview with Backstage Entertainment

The snow started in the Omaha area late Thursday morning and continued into Friday but that didn’t stop the Oklahoma boys in Hinder from playing that night. The show had been announced earlier this year and even sold out the Whiskey Roadhouse in Council Bluffs, IA. With the weather like it was, it was unsure how many people would actually attend the event. The place ended up still being packed and, like always,...

<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interview Howi and Big D from BALLYHOO!</p> BALLYHOO! and KayaVibe Interviews with Backstage Entertainment

Before the big snow storm last week hit the Omaha area, The Waiting Room hosted BALLYHOO! and KayaVibe on Tuesday, February 19th. Backstage Entertainment got the chance to interview both bands before they took the stage to get their thoughts about being in Omaha, NE, as well as talk about their current tour.

First, we spoke with Howi and Big D, brothers in the band BALLYHOO! The band was named one of the top 100...

Magic Slim in Pennsylvania hospital

Chicago blues icon Magic Slim, who moved to Lincoln in 1994, is in a Pennsylvania hospital, after falling ill while on tour.

The news broke Wednesday night, though Slim has been on life support for a week.

Born Morris Holt, Magic Slim made a name for himself as an electric guitarist and vocalist. Magic Slim split time between the Chicago juke joints, national tours and the stage at Lincoln's Zoo Bar when he...

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