Vaudeville Takes the Stage Again in Benson

February 23rd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Benson is bringing back old fashioned entertainment in a big way—Vaudeville. The Benson Theater has been out of commission for some years now. It was a popular movie theater in the mid-century, but in the ‘20s it was home for musicians, comedians, dancers, actors and magicians. That’s exactly the kind of entertainment Executive Director of the theatre Amy Ryan hopes to bring back to the neighborhood.

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‘The Revolutionists’ Premieres at UNO Theatre

February 21st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—UNO’s “Revolutionary Season” continues with historical comedy The Revolutionists this week by one of the most produced contemporary playwrights, Lauren Gunderson. The play creatively reimagines the female perspective during the height of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. It’s a modern take on the roles of Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, who famously killed Jean-Paul Marat, and perhaps lesser known figures, like Haitian Rebel Marianne Angelle, and female playwright, Olympe de Gouges, played by Sam Mashek

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OCI Joins Agriculture and Design

February 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha—Omaha Creative Institute’s next exhibition in collaboration with Big Muddy Urban Farm unites agriculture and design. This is one of OCI’s Artist-Run Exhibitions, and curator Andrew Tatreau has brought five artists together to explore the potential of urban ecology.

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Eko Nova Presents ‘Tango Romántico”

February 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

When Omaha Chamber Music Society began planning Eko Nova’s next performance at Kaneko, Tango Romántico, they were right to call Omaha Symphony’s lead flutist Maria Harding.

Keeping in line with Eko Nova’s ethos, Harding selected tunes from both classic and contemporary, living composers. The task for Harding and fellow performers, including Canadian guitarist and arranger Louis Trepanier, is to maintain tango’s street spirit in the gallery setting.

Tango Romántico offers guests two unique experiences as far as chamber concerts go. The audience is invited to dance, and instructors from Omaha’s vintage ballroom will be there to help.

Also enjoy samplings of Argentine wine and chocolate from Chocolate Abeille in the Old Market.

Tango Romántico is Monday, Feb. 12 at Kaneko at 7:00pm. For more information or tickets, visit OmahaChamberMusic.org.

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Opera Omaha Presents ‘Falstaff’

February 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Singurdarson was born and raised in Iceland. His pursuit of opera led him the England, Scotland, and he eventually settled in Germany. Since he turned toward the US, he’s found no shortage of opportunity. His first performance stateside was scheduled for this spring in Denver, which then moved up after another call from Minneapolis, but now he’ll also be taking the lead role for Opera Omaha, making this weekend  his official North American debut.

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A Conversation with Curly Martin Part II

February 2nd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

A continued conversation with North Omaha Jazz drummer Curly Martin.

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