Playhouse Opens ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

January 18th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight, the Omaha Community Playhouse opens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. In this mystery, Christopher, a 15-year-old boy takes it upon himself to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog.

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Kate Campbell Returns for Vesper Concerts

January 12th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Vesper Concert’s performance season continues into the new year, beginning with solo pianist, Kate Campbell. For over 30 years, Vesper Concerts has hosted some of the most notable contemporary performers, featuring every period of music from the most modern to the medieval. Campbell has received glowing praise from Bay Area publications and has worked with the likes of UC Berkely and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, but there’s another reason she’s a special guest of Vesper Concerts. She was born and raised in Omaha and the first to perform at Vesper as part of their new Nebraska’s Own series.

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Hemp Legalization Poised to Benefit Already-Growing Market

January 11th, 2019

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The recent farm bill passed by Congress included the legalization of industrial hemp, which can be used for livestock feed and car parts, among other things. However, as Esther Honig reports for Harvest Public Media, legalization will also boost a growing market for cannabidiol, an oil extracted from hemp flowers.

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Project Project Opens ‘Loophole’

January 11th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Project Project Gallery on Vinton Street opens a new exhibition tonight, LoopHole, from Des Moines artist, Rachel Buse. Working mostly in sculpture, Buse shies away from more classical metal and clay, preferring fabric. Gallery Co-founder, Joel Damon, has described her flexible, colorful patchwork objects as a “Macy’s Parade nightmare.”

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Legislature Preview: Several Key Issues Facing Senators in 2019 Session

January 8th, 2019

By Fred Knapp

Property taxes and Medicaid expansion were two of the most hotly discussed issues during the midterm elections in Nebraska, and state senators will convene to tackle these things and more when the Legislature resumes January 9.

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Lack of Internet Creates Job Hunt Challenges for Nebraskans

January 7th, 2019

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In a story for NET Nebraska, Allison Mollenkamp describes how a lack of broadband connectivity in more than 20 percent of Nebraska households can hinder efforts to find employment and connect with the outside world.

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