Booked: Much, Much Cooler Than You

* There’s a dual book signing this Saturday at the Bookworm in Countryside Village at 87th and Pacific. Sarah McKinstry-Brown will sign copies of her book, Cradling Monsoons, and Amy Plettner will sign hers, Undoing Orion’s Belt, at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both writers have received MFAs from the University of Nebraska — McKinstry-Brown’s in poetry and Plettner’s in writing — and both are promoting their...

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<p>Mihoko Kinoshita and Gerard Powers star in Opera Omaha’s Madama Butterfly. </p>Butterfly’s End

Opera Omaha opened its doors in 1958 with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Since then, a more impactful production of this classic was not seen until the spring of 2006 when local artist Jun Kaneko designed the set and costumes. The city went crazy. Kaneko’s vision was lauded across the community. As if Omaha’s love wasn’t enough, the show hit the road, and Kaneko got rave reviews from Vancouver to...

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<p>A 16-year career as a professional makeup artists has brought Omahan Linda Miller on special assignments in eight states. </p>All Made Up

When asked if she could remember how old she was when she first realized her love of makeup, Lancôme Regional Makeup Artist Linda Miller matter-of-factly explains, “I can pinpoint the exact moment.” Her love for cosmetics, Miller says, blossomed at a young age with the gift of a giant makeup kit. “In 6th grade, I received an Estée Lauder blockbuster for Christmas. By Easter it was completely gone.”...

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FASH FLOOD

LOCAL FASH After 18 years in business, Old Market boutique Retro Rocket is officially closing its doors. All non-consignment goods are on sale for $10, so head down, fill a shopping bag and say thanks to Buf Reynolds for all her hard work supporting local artists and designers over the years. Friends of Retro Rocket are also welcome to stop by on April 22 for a closing party before the shop’s last day, April 30. ...

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Red–White Spring Game

PICK OF THE WEEK April 16 Red–White Spring Game Memorial Stadium, Stadium Dr. and T Street, Lincoln 1 p.m., $10, huskers.com What will we learn about the suped-up but more simplistic Nebraska offense on Saturday? Probably not much. Bo Pelini likes to play things close to the vest in these Spring Games but it is still football — sort of. These are the practice plays that we’ll be dissecting and discussing all...

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Stefon Harris and The Blackout

April 14 Stefon Harris and The Blackout Holland Center for Performing Arts, 13th and Douglas streets 7:30 p.m., $19 - $45, ticketomaha.com, 402.345.0606 Quick. Name a jazz vibraphonist. Can you? Well, can you? As of five-minutes-before-writing-this, I couldn't either, so don't worry. But as it turns out, they're out there, and very talented. Stefon Harris is a former Blue Note recording artist who’s toured the...

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The Second City presents “Fair and Unbalanced”

April 15 The Second City presents “Fair and Unbalanced” Holland Center, 13th and Douglas 8 p.m., Tickets start at $19, ticketomaha.com or 402.345.0606 Somewhere, somebody’s sitting at a bar watching Tommy Boy on the small television up in the right-hand corner. He gets to say, “I saw Chris Farley way before he was Chris Farley, man.” Do you know why? Because one time back in 1988 or so, this guy chose to...

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