“Marks of Genius” at Joslyn

November 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Joslyn Art Museum’s current exhibition, Marks of Genius, is a collection of 100 drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, or MIA. It’s been on display since October, and tonight there will be a special curator gallery talk guided by Dana Cowen, Associate Curator at the Joslyn.

The collection comprises depictions of nature, portraits, allegorical pieces and abstract work. The drawings range from the 15th century to today—including pieces by some of the most renowned artists, like Degas, Matisse, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol.

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Ballet Nebraska Returns with “The Nutcracker”

November 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

For the last two months, dancers with Ballet Nebraska have been rehearsing their annual production of a holiday favorite—The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is synonymous with the season, moved each year by Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable melodies, and Alexandre Dumas’ wondrous story based on the original by German writer, E.T.A. Hoffman.

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22nd Annual “Christmas at the Cathedral”

November 29th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This weekend, The Omaha Symphonic Chorus will perform their 22nd annual Christmas at the Cathedral concert at the St. Cecilia Cathedral. This time the Chorus is partnering with the Nebraska Wesleyan University Concert Choir, making an ensemble of around 150 voices. 

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Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild Show Tomorrow

November 17th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This Saturday, the Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild will host their annual Fiber Arts Show. The Guild is Omaha’s place for exchanging ideas to improve techniques in hand-weaving and hand-spinning, as well as other fiber arts, like knitting, crocheting and dyeing.

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Roomful of Teeth to Perform at Kaneko

November 16th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Dedicated to the work of living composers and music of the 21st century, The Generator Series is returning to Kaneko tonight for its third installment with choral group, Roomful of Teeth. Inspired by vocal styles from around the world, Roomful of Teeth reimagines the expressive potential of the human voice, utilizing techniques like throat singing explained Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, director of Omaha Under the Radar.

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Spring Awakening: The Directors’ Interview

November 14th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This week, UNO Theatre will begin its run of Spring Awakening, the hit rock musical by songwriter Duncan Sheik and playwright Steven Sater.  Based on the 19th century play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is the story of German adolescents struggling to understand sexual intimacy in a society that doesn’t even permit the thought of it. It won eight Tony Awards during its Broadway run, starting in 2006. As expected from any acclaimed Broadway production, the musical offers dynamic songs, choreography and engaging dialogue, but it also negotiates weighty themes, such as sexual abuse, teen pregnancy and suicide.

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