Playhouse Presents American Favorite “Of Mice and Men’

February 15th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Of Mice and Men opens tomorrow at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Written by John Steinbeck, it’s one of the author’s most famous novels, depicting the life of the worker during America’s Great Depression. Character, comradery, and humor are inherent in Steinbeck’s work, but it’s a grim reality that tests these traits for protagonists, George and his friend, Lennie, who deals with a mental disability.

Director, Ablan Roblin and Actor, Michelle Vallier comment.

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Director, Rosetta Cucchi Talks ‘Elixir of Love’

February 15th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Opera Omaha’s production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, The Elixir of Love, opens this Friday at the Orpheum Theatre. It’s the company’s first time working with Italian Director, Rosetta Cucchi. As a director and concert pianist, Cucchi has been on the stages of Santa Cecilia in Rome, The Royal Theater in Madrid, The Japan Opera Foundation in Tokyo, as well as numerous other theaters in Europe, Latin America, and now the American Midwest.

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Donizetti Does High School: Opera Omaha’s ‘The Elixir of Love’

February 7th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Soprano, Deanna Breiwick, plays Adina in the Opera Omaha’s upcoming production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. Infatuated by Adina, Nemorino is convinced that Dulcamara’s love potion is the answer, if only he can get to her before Belcore, that is. But Adina isn’t exactly a prisoner in the middle this love triangle, according to Breiwick.

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Generator Series’ ‘Resilience,’ Music and Poetry at Kaneko

February 6th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

OMAHA, NE—For two years now, The Generator Series, a collaboration between the Kaneko and Omaha Under the Radar has organized concerts featuring local and outside talent to create innovative music experiences. Their next concert this Saturday, Resilience, will continue to expand the series’ scope, presenting an evening of themed music, poetry, and opera.

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In Nebraska, Medical Cannabis Debate Heats Up Again

February 6th, 2019

By Emily White

After past failed attempts, supporters of medical cannabis in Nebraska are again pushing for legalization, this time through multiple avenues. Opponents, however, warn of the negative effects of the substance.

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This Week in Lincoln: Cannabis, Civics, Chambers and More

February 1st, 2019

By Fred Knapp

NET News’ Fred Knapp covers the fourth week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2019 session.

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