Booked; A Whole Lotta Death

Writer Jeff Lacey and illustrator Calvin Banks will be at the Bookworm at 87th and Pacific this Friday at 6 p.m. to sign copies of their book, Flushed During Play: 51 Pet Rodent Deaths. I’m not kidding. “In this age of excessive materialism, pet rodents have perhaps paid the greatest price, having become too often victims of negligence, amateur decision making, or what George Orwell called ‘those wild, almost...

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August 21: 80th Anniversary Party for Durham Museum and Joslyn Art Museum

Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., and Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
Noon – 5 p.m., $5 adults, $4 children 18 and younger for both museums
Durhammuseum.org, 402.444.5071, joslyn.org, 402.342.3300

1931 marks the 80th birthday for both major Omaha museums, Joslyn Art and Durham. They're celebrating in 1930s style.  For the Durham it was the start of the grand station serving rail travelers in lavish style....

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August 20: Project [101]: [d]eath show

Project [101]: [d]eath show
“studio [101]” 1324 S. 6th St.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE
Search for “Project [101]” on Facebook

Project [101] was created by Omaha artist Janet Mills to promote “free artistic expression without unnecessary hubris.” Every two months artists (“serious and not so much”) and friends gather at her home-studio to show on the previously decided theme, interpretation left up to the creators. ...

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<p>  Fashions by Princess Lasertron</p>Ones to Watch: Omaha Fashion Week 2011

Reported in cooperation with Jessica Stensrud

Omaha Fashion Week 2011 by the numbers: more than 4,000 attendees, 1,125 participants, 125 volunteers, 39 designers, three very special guests and two very determined and dedicated event organizers.

Nick and Brook Hudson, the husband-and-wife team behind what has grown into one of the Midwest’s biggest fashion events, say although this is their third OFW event,...

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Radio Day

Public radio's popular Whad'Ya Know?, headlined by creator-producer-host Michael Feldman, comes to the Holland Performing Arts Center for a live, two-hour road show Aug. 13. Produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International, Whad’Ya Know? calls home base the Monona Terrace in Madison.

Eight times a year cast and crew leave the friendly confines to take their melange of talk,...

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August 13: Bush

August 13

Bush

Stir Cove at Harrah's, 1 Harrahs Blvd., Council Bluffs

8 p.m., $30, stircove.com

 

Alternative rockers Bush will provide Saturday night's alternative to indie rock, as they take fans back to the dawn of grunge-pop. The English band took up the cause of the burgeoning alternative nation of the early 1990s and injected a sense of melody and pop-craftsmanship. That knack for melody sent their...

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August 12: Brandi Carlile

August 12

Brandi Carlile w/ Ivan & Alyosha

The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.

8 p.m., $26 advance/ $30 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

 

Brandi Carlile's great, mostly-overlooked 2009 album Give Up the Ghost shed most of Carlile's overt adult-pop urges in favor of a rougher, more engaging trek through Americana-dappled singer-songwriter fare. Her previous two records carried similar moments, but...

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