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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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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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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