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It’s not like one reviews a new production of Les Miserables by writing on a blank slate. Not when you’ve seen it many times, from the Orpheum in Omaha to the Palace in London.

Instead, it becomes a question of when the goose bumps first rise and when the handkerchief is pulled from a pocket as the tears first fall.

So what happened on preview night at the Omaha Community Playhouse? I’ll spare you the exact...

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Pick: Raw: Natural Born Artists

Raw: Natural Born Artists
Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S 13th St

Raw: Natural Born Artists presents Translations on September 26 at Sokol Auditorium. As is typical with Raw, 40 artists from all creative disciplines will be represented. Katie Seymour is a featured photographer who says she prefers to make people think with her pictures rather than give everybody a comfortable...

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Pick: Typhoon

September 16
Typhoon w/ Radiation City
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Labelmates Typhoon and Radiation City are both promising Pacific Northwest indie pop acts, but the two bands boast distinctive and different approaches. Typhoon is an expansive orchestral pop act, led by emotive singer Kyle Morton. The band tosses in everything from violin and ukulele to...

entered on 09/10/13 at 07:38 AM | read more »


Pick: Wayne Hancock

September 17
Wayne Hancock w/ Lloyd McCarter & the Honky-Tonk Revival
Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. in Lincoln
9 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 day-of-show, bourbontheatre.com

Wayne Hancock possesses the voice that you'd expect coming out of a classic country radio station on your AM radio dial. He calls his style "juke joint swing" and it embodies a whole range of roots, twang and quintessentially American song...

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Pick: Blitzen Trapper

September 12
Blitzen Trapper w/ Oquoa
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com

Blitzen Trapper have wasted no time in releasing records and now are on the verge of unveiling their seventh full-length, simply titled VII. The Portland-based band formed in 2000 and began filtering country rock and acoustic folk through a hyperactive indie rock lens, creating a world where...

entered on 09/06/13 at 10:58 PM | read more »


Pick: Wild Belle

September 14
Wild Belle w/ Saint Rich, Satchel Grande
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman joined together to form Wild Belle in 2011, taking along some of the lessons from Nomo, the mostly-instrumental jazz fusion Afrobeat project that Elliot led. Those lessons are applied to a globe-trotting and retro-tinged batch of indie pop...

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Pick: Youth Lagoon

September 10
Youth Lagoon w/ Pure X
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $12 in advance/$14 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers crafted his first album, The Year Of Hibernation, in near seclusion, using songwriting as a method of filtering through his thoughts and psychological distress. There was no expectation that anybody but a few around his hometown of Boise,...

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