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<p>Rebecca Lowry (second from right) with her award at the 2011 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. </p> Ukulele Gunner

As Rebecca Lowry became captivated by ukulele performers on YouTube, she decided she just had to get in on the action. The ukulele led to songs and the songs led to All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Lowry's musical project that is now a four-piece band. The band is just releasing its self-titled album, which is Lowry's second release since she started playing solo shows back in September 2008. The band name stems...


MAHA fills in two more main stage slots

* Monday night’s Lucinda Williams concert was a luminous slow-burn from the alternative country/Americana trailblazer. Williams was backed by a stripped down trio, which she joined with on guitar during more than half the set. Williams unraveled tales of heartbreak from her early career paired with gracefully wise odes to late-life love that’s marked her past two releases, in front of a packed crowd at The...


The Silver Lining of Man Man’s Dark Cloud

If you look closely during Sunday night's Man Man show at Slowdown, you might be able to glimpse the monster sitting on the edge of the stage. It's an insidious little guy who spends most of its time living inside Man Man frontman Ryan Kattner's head. But when Kattner's on stage with his comrades in arms, the monster is forced to make a brief exit, a momentary expulsion that frees the man also known as Honus Honus....


<p>New president/CEO James M. Johnson moves to Omaha after spending the past 10 years as CEO of the New York Pops.  </p> Mr. Johnson’s Opus

James M. Johnson was a musician before settling into arts administration, and he might be dusting off his double bass in the coming months. “Unfortunately, having spent the last 25 years in a series of tiny New York City apartments, I never found room for a double bass,” Johnson says, laughing. “Maybe now that I’ll have a little more room I can pick it up again.” On May 4, the Omaha Symphony...


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