O Comic Con!

Comic convention season is in full swing. Around the country, scores of nerds of the comic, sci-fi, anime, television, fantasy, and gaming varieties are clumping together for weekends of excitement. The legendary Comic Con International is only two months away in San Diego. So what is a nerd in the Midwest supposed to do with their time, short of taking a trek to the coast?

The answer lies in O Comic Con, the brain...

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Midlands Pirate Fest

The Midwest may be far from any ocean, but that isn't stopping some people from showing their pirate spirits!

The eighth annual Midlands Pirate Fest is this weekend, May 30th and 30st in downtown Omaha. Located at their new "seaside" location at River City Star Landing on the Missouri riverfront, you can expect two days filled with elaborate costumes, sea shanties, swashbuckling, dancing and more.

The festivities...

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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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