Film Streams’ 9th Annual Filmmaker Showcase

November 1st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha NE—Omaha’s source for classic and contemporary art film, Film Streams also highlights local filmmakers and their stories. Tonight is the opening night of their ninth Local Filmmaker showcase, featuring local short films.

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Radio Theater Comeback— ‘The Ballad of Anna the Brave’

October 25th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Ballad of Anna the Brave premiers at Gallery 1516 this weekend. In addition to being one of Omaha’s forefront visual art galleries, Gallery 1516 offers audiences a diverse palette of entertainment on Sunday mornings, usually music with classical or operatic leanings, but this weekend it’s a different kind of throwback—radio theater.

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American Midwest Ballet Season Begins

October 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

American Midwest Ballet might be a new name, but the company will be continuing some of their classic programs, beginning the season with Momentum. Momentum is not one ballet, but several performances highlighting a diversity of periods, musical styles, and technique. Matthew Lovegood, Ballet Master of American Midwest Ballet.

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Opera Omaha’s Pagliacci Part 2

October 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Opera Omaha’s Pagliacci opens this week. It’s the story of a weary actor and a marriage falling apart. First premiered in 1892, it will be re set just after World War II.

Opera might be one of the most elaborate performative art forms, requiring so much collaboration between expert musicians, vocalists, and designers. The story is theatrical, but music holds the production together. Conducting opera is not an easy task, and there are some inherent challenges that complicate matters.

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Opera Omaha’s ‘Pagliacci’ Part 1

October 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Opera Omaha opens Pagliacci next week, with music and libretto by Italian composer, Ruggero Leoncavalo.

It wouldn’t be an Italian opera without romance gone wrong—in this case for Canio, wife and fellow actor, Nedda, and Silvio. For Canio, life on and off the stage are starting to become a little too similar.

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Bemis Center Open House/Open Studios, Saturday

October 12th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—For over thirty years, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has hosted artists in residency for an extended stay at the facilities, providing them with the time and means to produce new work. Artists hail from all over the world, working with a variety of media, this time, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.

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