Documentary looks at execution through the eyes of executioners

Last month State Sen. Ernie Chambers finally got enough fellow legislators to support repealing the death penalty in Nebraska. Capital punishment foes welcome the news, among them Omaha filmmaker Patty Dillon. Her new documentary There Will Be No Stay critically looks at the issue through the prism of two former executioners. 

Her debut film premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Mont. last...

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18th annual Taste of Omaha

Do you like food? Most people like food, that's a silly question. Do you like live music? Actually, let's put it this way: Do you like a long-running tradition of dance, games, fireworks, and all the food you could eat and then some?

The 18th annual Taste of Omaha is coming this weekend May 29-31 and this year they're partnering with Loessfest to spread the fun across both sides of the river. All three days of the...

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NorthStar encourages inner city kids to fly high

NorthStar Foundation nurtures the dreams of young inner city males.

The area’s lone boys-only after school program and summer camp at 4242 North 49th Avenue doesn’t put limits on students, regardless of socio-economic, family or environmental circumstances. It provides fifth to ninth graders academic and exploratory experiences designed to transition them to high school. 

It helps when kids aspire to success and...

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Haunting Power

Once grabs the audience before the musical even begins. It lets the more adventurous in the crowd belly up to the pub bar on stage while the cast musicians strike up spirited songs with rousing vocals and speeding fiddles.

Then Stuart Ward, as “Guy,” an Irish busker turned vacuum cleaner repairman, sings an anguished lament for lost love and starts to leave his guitar and music career behind. But “Girl,” Dani de...

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The Reality of Living the Dream

Before you turn the last page on this month's topic — Work — let me tell you the story of Dereck Higgins, one of the area's most celebrated and talented musicians and how Higgins' work shifted from drudgery to art.

First, for those of you who don't know Dereck, Higgins is a respected bass player and multi-instrumentalist whose body of work stretches back to the '80s, most notably as a member of Omaha New Wave /...

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Same-Sex Marriage

On a recent Monday a federal judge blocked Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling it “repugnant,” and 14 plaintiffs celebrated the rights they’d apparently won. But that Thursday the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals placed their rights aside and won’t likely act before the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June.
Meanwhile, Gov. Pete Ricketts defended man-woman marriage against his idea of an “activist judge” and...

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Jumping Horses

The International Omaha is a world-class indoor horse jumping competition featuring the highest level of international riders. On April 9, 10 and 11 it will be returning to the CenturyLink Center. This year the event is promoting a renewed focus on attracting families. In doing so, they have included a discounted family ticket package, more activities in the Horse Expo, and Dressage. Dressage which is competitive...

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Lit Fest delves into what we fear, how we relate in extremis

The 2015 downtown Omaha Lit Fest, whose theme is "Nervosa: Science, Psych & Story," celebrates the reflective power of ...

The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick ...

Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ...

So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ...

Superstar: Chevy Kozisek

The art of tattoo has always fascinated Sioban Kozisek (“Chevy”). She got her first tattoo when she was attending ...

<p>  Chill Body's Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek (left)</p>Unwind. Uknot. Undo.

Proprietors Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek offer some much needed advice to today’s women of Omaha: “Take time ...

Family Find

Arelatively new boutique in West Omaha is creating jobs not only for the employees but for vendors who just need a ...

SXSW Street Style

Most SXSW (South by Southwest) enthusiasts flock to Austin, Texas in March for a week overflowing with live music, ...