The Battle of Battles

April 17-May 11
The Battle of Battles
Shelterbelt Theatre
3225 California St. Omaha
Tickets: $10-15

Machiavelli maneuvers Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo into a competition so that his populace, sick of war, will find solace in the new beauty characteristic of their time. Could it work?  asks Omaha playwright Joe Basque in his world-premiering play The Battle of...

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April 18-May 11
Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Tickets $21-$35

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Actually it’s three birds on planes, French, American and German, who, in the 1960s, are up in the air dressing-up international flights as stewardesses. On land, they all are in love and engaged to and undressing...

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Expect plenty of booms at Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry festival finals

In the hybrid realm of slam poetry, where free verse, theater, oral storytelling and forensics converge to make a verbal gumbo, personal expression rules.

Impassioned teen anguish stirs the pot to create a heady brew during the Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival. After weeks of competition, the team finals throw down April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center.


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Hind, Heart, Head

She studied ballet in Toronto and Quebec, then spent three years in London, England, preparing in dance and other performing arts. Back at an academy of performing arts in Toronto, she won its “triple threat award” for song, dance and acting.
That led Dayna Tietzen to such roles as Anita in West Side Story.
And now she’s the hind end of a horse. More formally, the Hind Puppeteer for Joey, the heroic title War...

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Infleunce of the Times-Symphony Joslyn

Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
Omaha Symphony Symphony Joslyn
Carmelo Galante, clarinet
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30

As time moves ever onward, composers reflect the sounds that surround them, musically pointing toward the future. Leonard Bernstein and Morton Gould...

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Omahans put their own spin on Stephen King’s The Shining

Credit Omaha writer-director Jason Levering for possessing the temerity to not only consider adapting Stephen King's meta horror novel The Shining to the stage but to follow through and actually get the master's approval. Now he's only hours away from seeing the adaptation he and Aaron Sailors wrote make its world premiere.

The Shining, A Play, has a three-show run March 21 and 22 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 South...

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A Conversation with Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels brings her "Maximize Your Life Tour" to March 12 at Holland Center. One of Jillian's biggest Omaha fans, Angel Decker, got the opportunity to interview the fitness expert. Here's their discussion.

Angel: You are a weight loss/ fitness guru, life coach, reality TV star, and author of five books. You have millions of subscribers to your newsletter, your own clothing line, a DVD workout series, an...

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