he Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

FRIDAY 14
Feb. 14
THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA FEATURING NEW YORK VOICES
Kiewit Hall, Holland Center
2200 Dodge St.
8 p.m. Tickets $25-65
http://www.OmahaPerformingArts.org

Count Basie left us about 30 years ago. He left behind a major legacy of style plus books and more books full of romping, jolly, catchy music. His spirit has lived on in regular reincarnations of the Basie Orchestra. Scotty...

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Superstar: Chevy Kozisek

The art of tattoo has always fascinated Sioban Kozisek (“Chevy”). She got her first tattoo when she was attending boarding school in Ireland. “I was 16-years-old and I had a fake ID to say I was 18,” Kozisek recalls. “I found some little dive shop above a pub in Cork City and decided to get a yin yang on my shoulder. This massive bearded man with a Celtic design on his chest had me sit backwards on a broken chair...

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<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 for yourself and just chill.

That’s a tip these ladies mean literally. Jennifer and Jessica opened the new pedicure and manicure spa “Chill Body” in February of 2013 in Omaha’s Rockbrook Village. The idea is to provide women an escape from their busy lives in a beautiful environment that promotes...

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Nik Fackler’s new film explores a paradise lost

Filmmaker, musician and psychedelia aficionado Nik Fackler is a millennial seeker. It's no surprise then he followed his well-crafted made-in-Omaha feature debut Lovely, Still (2008) with documentaries exploring cultures half-a-world away.

One doc brought him to Nepal to capture the phenomenon of a boy buddha returned from remote self-exile back into civilization. That untitled film is as yet unfinished. The...

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Art imitates life as themes in play cut closely for its stars

Art imitates life when siblings Camille Metoyer Moten and Lanette Metoyer Moore evoke the Delany sisters in the African-American oral-history show Having Our Say at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

Just as the play's real-life Sadie and Bessie Delany followed their family's barrier-breaking path the Metoyers hail from high achievers and activists. The black branch of the Delanys' mixed race Southern lineage...

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THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRIDAY 31
Jan. 31-Feb 16
THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 & 5 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$18
http://www.rosetheater.org

Across the centuries and across continents creatures of cloth and wood and string have become  magically alive. Puppetry thrives.  It blossoms at The Rose. World-premiering is playwright Brian Guehring’s s pairing of new...

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Sister Sister

A friend stops by the table where Camille Metoyer Moten sits with her sister, Lanette Metoyer Moore, and compliments Camille’s deep purple fingernails.

“Those nails have to come off,” Camille says, days before their two-woman play, Having Our Say, opened Jan. 17 at the Omaha Community Playhouse.  “Bessie can’t have glamour nails.”

Lanette plays Sadie and Camille is Bessie, two black sisters who lived more than...

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