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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...

<p>  Grammy Award winner Mavis Staples performs at Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Photo courtesy of MavisStaples.com</p> Mavis Staples, Tom Russell

Soul-gospel sensation Mavis Staples takes the stage at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre Friday, March 22, 8 p.m. Writer's Note: On Thursday, Feb 21, the Bourbon Theatre posted that this show has been cancelled due to a death in Staples' family. They hope to reschedule. Refunds are available at etix.com. If you caught the tribute to Levon Helm that closed the recent Grammy Awards, that was petite powerhouse Mavis Staples...

Return of the Spits

* Capgun Coup's Sam Martin and solo artist Sean Pratt have collaborated on a new digital download EP. Kids, Beat Your Vegetables features two songs by each artist and the two together on the song "Tonight You Belong To Me". The $5 EP is available at samueladammartin.bandcamp.com.

* The Spits, Portland's stupidest/awesomest punk-pop garage rocker, return to Omaha Monday, March 11th at the Slowdown, 729 North 14th...

Spotlight On Music

Music took centerstage at this year's Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards show, culminating in costume-clad performance by indie-dance act Icky Blossoms.

That performance brought OEAA attendees out of their seats and to the front of the stage at the downtown Hilton Omaha ballroom, 1001 Cass St. The two-song set of "Sex to the Devil" and "Heat Lightning" closed out the eighth year for the local arts and...

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