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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Same-Sex Marriage

On a recent Monday a federal judge blocked Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling it “repugnant,” and 14 plaintiffs celebrated the rights they’d apparently won. But that Thursday the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals placed their rights aside and won’t likely act before the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June.
Meanwhile, Gov. Pete Ricketts defended man-woman marriage against his idea of an “activist judge” and...

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Jumping Horses

The International Omaha is a world-class indoor horse jumping competition featuring the highest level of international riders. On April 9, 10 and 11 it will be returning to the CenturyLink Center. This year the event is promoting a renewed focus on attracting families. In doing so, they have included a discounted family ticket package, more activities in the Horse Expo, and Dressage. Dressage which is competitive...

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SXSW 2015: Is Austin Getting Too Weird?

This was the least impressive, least satisfying year I’ve attended the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, held last month in Austin, Texas.

The event, which began as a sleepy gathering of unsigned bands in 1987 and has since ballooned to become the largest music industry confab in the United States is beginning to lose significance for bands, labels and music-goers. This is the first year I can remember...

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Bomb Girl

Three-time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards poet nominee Zedeka Poindexter envies the performing outlets high school-age poets have today. The March 17-April 20 Louder Than a Bomb is a case in point. There wasn't anything like it when she was in school.

"I was working in a notebook, I always did, but there was no place to go with these things," says Poindexter, 39, who's blowing up with her personal anthems...

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Showcase for indie writer-directors

The metro's work-in-progress cinema culture has lately come of age due to a montage of things. Alexander Payne making movies and bringing world-class film artists here. A surge of indigenous indie filmmakers. The advent of Film Streams. The slate at Omaha's "original art cinema" – the Dundee Theatre.

Often overlooked as contributing to this invigorating mix is the Omaha Film Festival, celebrating 10 years with the...

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