‘Siberian Exile’ Presented at Bookworm

June 18th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Sister Cities Association, connecting Omaha with its foreign partners and their nations, is inviting the community to a book presentation by Canadian author, Julija Šukys at the Bookworm this Wednesday evening. Her family is from Lithuania, a sister city nation. While researching her second book, Epistolophilia, the biography of a Lithuanian librarian who secretly helped Jews in the ghetto, Šukys had not expected to find an interview with her own grandmother in the archive.

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OCMS Summer Concerts, ‘Four Plus Four’ This Weekend

June 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Chamber Music Society’s Summer Concert Series continues this Sunday with Four Plus Four at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, featuring two string quartets. Each ensemble will perform a different piece, but they’ll come together for the final highlight performance.

Interviews with Omaha Symphony Violinists, Anne Nagosky and Kevin Tompkins.

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Omaha’s Sister Cities Unite for ‘Persona Non Grata’

June 14th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—For a long, long time, there has been a growing special relationship between various cities all over the world—Sister Cities, or cities with a special bond for encouraging, trade, diplomacy and tourism. Omaha too has sister cities in several countries, including Germany, Mexico, Lithuania, and China. Omaha Sister Cities Association is a local nonprofit dedicated to the global community, hosting cross cultural events and programs.

On Tuesday the 19th, the Association will collaborate with the Institute for Holocaust Education for a film screening of Persona Non Grata (2015), directed by Cellin Gluck, an unlikely story of rescue, which happens joins two of Omaha’s sister communities.

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OutrSpaces’ 2nd Annual Conspire Festival Saturday

June 14th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—OUTRSpaces is hosting their second annual Conspire Music and Arts Festival this Saturday. It might be only one night for the audience, but it’s taking artists a long week to prepare. That’s because Conspire joins artists at random, many of whom who have never even met. Rockers, jazz players, classical musicians, thesbians and visual artists are working now in groups to present something entirely new.

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Project Project’s $100 Art Sale Tonight

June 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Project Project, one of South Omaha’s Vinton Street Galleries, will be hosting their annual $100 Art Sale tonight. It’s a chance for attendees to acquire contemporary art from around the country at a reasonable price. It’s also an important event for the gallery, since they typically don’t ask for money for the rest of the year. Co-Founder, Joel Damon.

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“Lauren Conrad Is Crying”

June 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Lauren Conrad is Crying. That’s the title of Omaha Creative Institute’s next artist run exhibition, part of a program for developing and supporting local art. If you don’t know who Lauren Conrad is, you might have been avoiding the tv for the last couple decades. She’s one of the biggest stars to rise from the early days of soap-opera styled reality television, starring in Laguna Beach as a teenager in 2004 (and making way for the Kardashians and maybe even some politicians). Her career continues today in fashion, and as personality, but she’s now an interest of curators, Esau Betancourt and Cate O’Brien, said Betancourt.

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