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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

 

White Mystery crushes it live

* Chicago's White Mystery are always on and their return to Brother's Lounge, 3812 Farnam St., Saturday, March 2nd was no exception. The stripped down rock of Alex White and her brother Francis ripped. While the band's new album Telepathic shows signs of a new, subtler sound, the Whites kept their finger on their riff-centered mind meld of bluesy garage rock and no frills 70s rock. Meanwhile, the evolution of...


Razor-Sharp Jazz

The jazz trio has long been the minimalistic backbone of this fiercely improvisational art form. Usually consisting of stand-up bass, drums and melodies courtesy of a horn, piano or guitar, these three pieces usually take a balls-to-the-wall approach to reinventing and composing songs. Twin-Cities based The Bad Plus, while certainly a trio, has taken the all-too-familiar three player line-up to a whole other...


<p>  Hard-driving old-school soul band Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings performs a special free Playing With Fire concert at Council Bluffs’ new River’s Edge Park Monday, May 27. See playingwithfireomaha.net</p> World Remembers Magic Slim

It was a sad week for blues fans when Magic Slim, also known as Morris Holt, passed away in a Pennsylvania hospital early Thursday, Feb. 21. He had been hospitalized for several weeks after having health issues while on the road doing opening slots for Johnny Winter. Magic’s son Shawn “Lil’ Slim” Holt was traveling with and performing with Magic and his band, and finished out several more dates on the tour at...


Remembering Magic Slim

The tall lumbering frame. The slight stutter in his sweet, graveled voice. The playfully mischievous smile. The guttural screams and sweet melody of his guitar work. No one can match Magic Slim’s character and unique voice in the history of the Blues. Slim, aka Morris Holt, passed away last Thursday in a Philadelphia hospital. He had fallen ill in Harrisburg, Penn., after what would be his last performance. The...


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