Blues Challenge, Primer, Shadowboxers in Studio

Hector Anchondo Band is the winner of the 2014-15 Nebraska Blues Challenge held Sunday, Sept. 21, at The 21st Saloon. The band will represent the Blues Society of Omaha in the 2015 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Jan. 20-24 in Memphis. The prestigious showcase and competition sponsored by the Blues Foundation gives great exposure to up and coming talent. See blues.org/ibc.

2014 IBC Winner at...

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Roots, Blues & Lake Street Dive

The 21st Saloon hosts one of their popular, multi-band roots shows Thursday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. at 96th & L. Performers include charismatic Louisiana blues artist Josh Garrett and his band plus Canadian roots and rockabilly act The 24th Street WailersShawn Holt & The Teardrops make a special appearance. The band is fronted by Lincoln’s own Shawn Holt and features Levi William with the late Magic...

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Fall Music Preview:

Susanna Perry Gilmore, Concertmaster

“I am encouraged by the new labor agreement which represents the long term commitment to great music making from both the Omaha Symphony musicians and the management,” said Susanna Perry Gilmore, concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony.

She said a five year agreement is rare in orchestra labor contracts these days and is a positive thing for Omaha.

Gilmore...

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OMAHA SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS CONCERT

FRIDAY, SATURDAY 26, 27

Omaha Symphony Masterworks Series

Susanna Perry Gilmore, violinist

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Kiewit Hall, Holland Center

1200 Douglas St.

8 p.m. Tickets $19-$80

www.omahasymphony.org

Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote much gorgeous music, permeating the hearts and souls of audiences who hadn’t come to concerts to hear it. They absorbed these treasures while seated in...

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Magness, Blues Blast, Jamborama

The always-exciting vocalist and songwriter Janiva Magness has stepped out as an independent artist to release Original, her latest CD. It’s her 11th recording and you can read in her blog at janivamagness.com about her leap of faith and her friendly parting of ways with Alligator Records. In a testament to her artistry and popularity, the disc debuted at #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts on the...

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Trout Tribute Success & More

In a clarification to last week’s Reader column discussing the tremendous need for organ donors, while it is true that Curtis Salgado had to have a certain amount of money in the bank prior to his surgery, this was because he had no insurance.

"The Nebraska facility did everything possible to make this happen for Curtis. They were always gracious about the finance situation,” said Salgado's...

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