When a film becomes a film: The shaping of “Nebraska”

After wrapping Nebraska the end of 2012 Alexander Payne holed up with editor Kevin Tent in L.A. to edit the film starting Jan. 7 and finally put the project to bed in early August. When I caught up with Payne and a small post crew in mid-May at The Lot in Old Hollywood they were days from completing a mix before the film's Cannes Film Festival world premiere.

The seldom glimpsed edit-mix process is where a film...

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Pick: Benson First Friday Stops!

Benson First Fridays: Two Stops You Must Make

Sweatshop Presents: CHILDISH! By Teal Gardner and Petshop Presents: Bart Vargas: Subversion of the Authority Square

Sweatshop: 2727 North 62nd Street
Opening: September 6 at 7  p.m.

Petshop: 2725 North 62nd Street
Opening: September 6 at 7 p.m.

Pick: Gardner will create a live space where he interacts with children and their play. It will go in as a sort of...

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Pick: Snake Island! Tour Return Party

August 31
Snake Island! Tour Return Party w/ Ladyfinger and Powerslop
Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St.
9 p.m., $5, facebook.com/SnakeIslandarego

Snake Island! have spent the bulk of the last month on an extended West Coast tour, promoting their new album Evil Music. The psychedelic garage rock act is now back in town and to celebrate their beachfront marauding, they will invade Brothers Lounge with two of the...

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Pick: No Blood Orphan

August 31
No Blood Orphan Record Release show
O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road
9:30 p.m., FREE

Headed by singer/songwriter Mike Saklar, No Blood Orphan stayed both quiet and productive on the local scene. Shows have been infrequent for the last few years, though Saklar has technically issued eight releases in nine years as No Blood Orphan. That eighth release is Top Shelf and Lost Tricks, which...

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Disney Honors OPA and SNAP visits ‘Other Desert Cities’

The next time you attend a show at The Orpheum Theater, you might notice some new hardware hanging in Slosburg Hall. Disney Theatrical Productions has honored Omaha Performing Arts for its years of successful engagements of their Broadway touring productions, including most recently the record-breaking run of The Lion King. The award is a handcrafted lioness mask, a replica of the one originally created by The...

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Pick: The Love Language

September 1
The Love Language w/ Pony Wars and No, I'm the Pilot
O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road
9 p.m., $5, facebook.com/oleavers

North Carolina native Stuart McLamb first started working on material that would lead to his current band the Love Language shortly after a bitter break-up. Since the release of those heartbreak songs in 2009, McLamb as soldiered on with increasingly tuneful batches...

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Monks create mandala at OM Center

Prayer flags, sacred paintings called Thangka, and silk banners will accompany six exiled Tibetan monks clad in traditional saffron and burgundy robes to the OM (Omaha Healing Arts) Center August 28 through September 7. Hosted by the Center and nonprofit organization Compassion Omaha, the program Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet will take place at the OM Center in the Old Market. “Because the monks are...

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