Lit event offers a written word feast

Writer predilections take precedence at the October 18-19 (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, an annual orgy of the written word organized by acclaimed resident author Timothy Schaffert (The Coffins of Little Hope).

Nine years running Schaffert's partnered with the Omaha Public Library for the free event that calls the W. Dale Clark Library, 215 So. 15th St., home. As usual, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant...

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THE LONELY FOREST w/ Cumulus - Oct. 14, The Slowdown

Oct. 14
THE LONELY FOREST w/ Cumulus
Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
9 p.m., $10, theslowdown.com

Hailing from lovely Anacortes, Washington, indie/rock/pop band, The Lonley Forest, was formed in 2005 after an impromtu raucous garage session inspired the guys (Braydn, Tony, and Eric) to join forces with Van Deusen and his piano-pop. Their music features Van Deusen’s soaring vocals and keyboard melodies held together...

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Laura Meyer w/ Jessica Errett and Tara Vaughan - Oct. 11, Barley St. Tavern

Oct. 11
Laura Meyer w/ Jessica Errett and Tara Vaughan
Barley Street Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St.
9 p.m., $5, barleystreet.com

This Friday, the Benson’s favorite dive bar will be hijacked by a talented trio of female performers. Two of the lovely ladies, Jessica Errett and Tara Vaughan, call Omaha home and will be welcoming to the stage, traveling troubadour, Laura Meyer. Originally from N.Y.C. and now based out...

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Pokey LaFarge - Oct. 10, Bourbon Theatre

Oct. 10
Pokey LaFarge
Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St  Lincoln
8 p.m., $12: ADV | $15: DOS,
bourbontheatre.com

Says LaFarge about his music, “It’s not retro music. It’s American music that never died.” The genre bending, generation blending stylings of LaFarge have crafted a sound that’s as familiar as it is fresh to the listener. He draws from old ragtime, early jazz, country blues and western swing music...

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Book of Mormon Profane, Endearing

Broadway show blurbs can be banal and predictable, but not when it comes to The Book of Mormon. Oh, native Omahan Kurt Andersen might dub it “The best new musical of the 21st century” on NPR, but others call it “phenomenally blasphemous” and ask, “Could it be the most offensive show to ever hit the Great White Way?”

Maybe the blurb that best reflects this mix came from the New York Times: “Outrageous, profane...

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Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

Oct. 7
Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
w/ The Smith Street Band &
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Waiting Room
6212 Maple St.
8 p.m.; $15 ADV / $17 DOS
http://www.waitingroomlounge.com

In a review for his last album, NME magazine described British singer-songwriter Frank Turner as “the people’s prince of punk poetry.” But Turner’s lyrics can be quite personal as well. His lastest album, Tape Deck Heart — and the...

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Art Bar featuring Clark & Company

Oct. 4
Art Bar featuring Clark & Company
House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St.
No cover; 6 to 9 p.m.
http://www.styleloud.com

The ART BAR series returns in October with another collection of young local artists showing off their talents in the casual and inviting Loom atmosphere. This time the amazing art will be accompanied by a performance of the awesome acoustic trio Clark & Company. These triplets (yes, they...

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