Playing Music Instead of Playing the Game

It was 10 years ago this past January when I first met and interviewed filmmaker/rock 'n' roller Nik Fackler for a story for The Reader. At the time, Fackler was known only for his film making, thanks to the now legendary story of turning his back on the Los Angeles Film School at the tender age of 16, the youngest person ever to be accepted to the prestigious institution. 

Fackler didn't want to taint his vision....

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Picturing the West

February-March                                                                                                                                                                      "Picturing the West" film series                                                                                                                                                        Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey Street                  ...

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Umar Johnson

February 1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                         Umar Johnson presentation, talkback and signing                                                                                                                                      UNO Weitz Community Engagement Center, Dodge Street...

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“We All Live In a Yellow Submarine”

The legendary Ron Campbell, Director of The Beatles 1960’s Saturday-Morning Cartoon series and animator of the film Yellow Submarine, will be visiting Omaha for a special exhibit. Not only will Campbell’s original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for this Gallery 72 exhibit, but new Beatles pop art pieces will be created live. The Beatles Cartoon series aired on ABC from September 25, 1965 through spring...

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An old Hollywood hand living in Omaha comes out of the shadows

Omaha is the adopted home of veteran Hollywood screenwriter and literary novelist John Kaye, 74, whose memoirs are published by the Los Angeles Review of Books

The mercurial Kaye came 17-months ago from northern California to work on a new novel (his third) and immerse himself "deep" in a fictional Omaha subplot. 

"I wanted to take a risk with what I was doing. The best decision I made," he said from his...

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The organization dedicating their time to educate and support public schools by documenting stories happening all across Nebraska schools is known as Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NelovesPS). Since 2011 this organization has been documenting stories of those involved in public schools and on Wednesday, Jan. 27 participants are invited to host or attend watch parties of the film Consider the Alternative. Viewers...

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Listen for a Change

Trinity Institute (TI2016) is an annual conference held in NYC, but you have the opportunity to attend this conference right here in Omaha. The Center for Faith Studies is hosting this three-day conference via webcast. On Thursday, Jan. 21 the conference will begin with Mass featuring work of Netsayi and preaching by Bishop Michael Curry. Dinner will be served after the service with keynote Michele Norris. Trinity...

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