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Experiencing Greatness with Roger Weitz

Roger Weitz is the new General Director for Opera Omaha. Weitz took the helm in early August and is excited to return to Omaha. He had his first professional experience in arts administration through a summer internship at Opera Omaha in 1998.

Weitz said though he grew up singing in choirs and taking piano lessons, he never aspired to be a professional singer or musician. After earning a degree in music, he said...


He Disappeared: The Rise of Depressed Buttons

It's not possible to talk about the debut of Depressed Buttons at hot new dance club House of Loom on Sept. 9 without first talking about the apparent demise of The Faint.

Three members of The Faint -- frontman Todd Fink, keyboardist Jacob Thiele and drummer Clark Baechle -- make-up Depressed Buttons. So before we talked about the new project, Fink and Thiele set the record straight on The Faint, who haven't...


Girrrl Power

Over a half dozen world-class roots and blues women visit the metro this weekend.
The fireworks start when Ana Popovic’s sultry,...


Live Review: Dancing in the Streets

I doubt the crowd at this year's Dundee Day rock show was expecting what it got when a sweaty, shirtless Darren Keen, a.k.a. The Show Is the Rainbow, jumped from the stage into the audience like a 250-pound Tolkien (or maybe, more suitably, toke-in') battle dwarf, his shaggy red beard blowin' in the wind as he performed his unique style of electronic funk-rock to a sheepish, half-drunk white-bread crowd, most of...


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