Fremont Strong Weekend Festival Benefits Flood Victims

May 30th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Nebraskans are still recovering from flooding earlier this year, and as the water recedes, many people are ready to rebuild and move forward. This weekend’s Freemont Strong Festival gives audiences a chance to support those in need while enjoying two full days of live music, comedy and more in one of the state’s most heavily affected communities.

Featuring Chris Marsh, Ken Phares, and Ty Ingram

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‘Ragtime’ on Stage Now at Playhouse

May 30th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Community Playhouse’s season finale, open now, brings the sights and sounds of early century New York to the stage. Ragtime, the musical based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, weaves narratives of America’s upper and lower classes and the city’s burgeoning immigrant community. Some of the era’s historical figures appear on stage as well, like Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, and J.P. Morgan, and while these competing groups come into conflict, they also find some harmony.

Featuring Jodi Vacaro

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‘All of Us’: Omaha Hosts National Precision Medicine Study

May 23rd, 2019

By Emily White

‘All of Us,’ a national health research program aimed at advancing the concept of precision medicine, made a visit to Omaha last week.

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UNO Opens ‘Sensory 3.0’

May 20th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Happening now on UNO’s campus, the Webber Fine Arts Gallery and Osbourne Family Gallery have opened Sensory: Please Touch the Art 3.0, an exhibit where attendees are encouraged to engage with touch. The annual exhibition began in 2016, the idea of Assistant Professor of Art Education, Jeremy Johnson.

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The Union Opens ‘Tempestuous Microcosm’

May 16th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight, the Union for Contemporary Art opens a new installation, Jave Yoshimoto’s Tempestuous Microcosm. Formally trained as a painter, Yoshimoto’s large pieces collage Eastern and Western styles, like traditional Japanese printing, mid-century Chinese propaganda, and Western pop culture icons to create animated and politically charged landscapes.

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Project Project Opens ‘Lucky Links’

May 10th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Project Project Gallery opens a new exhibition this Friday, Lucky Links, by Omaha artist Susan Knight. A painter and sculptor, Knight’s large scale pieces are a continuation of a motif that has guided her practice conceptually and aesthetically over the last several years.

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