Friday Faculty Focus: James O’Dell

April 28th, 2017

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – On this week’s episode of Friday Faculty Focus, KVNO’s Brandon McDermott sits down with the Vice Chair of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. James O’Dell.

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Budget advances after fight over family planning funds

April 27th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature gave first-round approval Wednesday to a proposed $8.9 billion budget for the next two years, but only after a bitter fight over a provision that some senators said would threaten women’s health services.

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Budget debate starts; Ricketts opposes felon voting bill

April 27th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Debate over the state budget got off to a fitful start Tuesday.

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Broadway Style Comes to Brownville Concert Series. Tony Yazbeck Performs “The Floor Above Me”

April 26th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Brownville Concert Series will host singer, dancer, and actor, Tony Yazbeck this weekend, on Friday April 28th, Saturday, and Sunday. The Broadway performer is currently playing the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago, but he is coming to Brownville to perform an original piece titled The Floor above Me.

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Cassils’ “Resilience of the 20%” World Premier Set for Omaha

April 25th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will host LA based artist, Cassils, as part of an ongoing performance series, Phantom Revenant. Cassils, a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, is transforming modern art with high stakes performances using the body as part of the spectacle.

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Opera Omaha Will Present Contemporary Tragicomedy, “Flight.”

April 21st, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Opera Omaha will show Flight, directed by James Darrah, Friday, April 21 and Sunday, April 23.
Flight tells the story of a diverse bunch of travelers trapped in an airport during inclement weather. A couple sorts out their relationship while flight attendants engage in a romantic tryst. All of their narratives are tied together by the story of a refugee living in the terminal of the airport, played by internationally performing countertenor Nicholas Tamagna.

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