“The History of Little Italy”: Celebration of Italian Culture

In Arts, on May 23rd, 2017

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Omaha, NE—This Saturday, May 27th, the Bancroft Street Market will host “The History of Little Italy,” a unique event celebrating the rich Italian influence on Omaha. Guests can enjoy the music, art, storytelling, and cooking of Italian artists and artisans whose families who have made it to Omaha at some time or another.

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Blue Barn Theatre to Show “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”

In Arts, on May 16th, 2017

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Omaha, NE—One of the appeals of the Blue Barn Theatre’s production of Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert has to be the set design. Some of the main features of this Thursday’s opening night?- a rainbow painted floor, curtain hand tied with plastic bags, and a custom designed bus, the centerpiece of the stage and plot of the musical.

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Cross-Genre Conspire Music and Arts Festival’s First Year in Omaha

In Arts, on May 9th, 2017

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It’s impossible to say what’s going to be performed at this weekend’s Conspire Music and Arts Festival, because the music hasn’t been written yet. Created by UNO students Bach Mai and Olivia Malik, Conspire brings local artists and musicians of all genres together to collaborate with others whom they’ve never worked with, and maybe never met.

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McCarthy Trenching with High Up at Holland’s 1200 Club Series

In Arts, on May 5th, 2017

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McCarthy Trenching ( James Maakestad, Dan McCarthy)

MCCARTHY: “Songwriting wise I love John Prine, who I feel now is having a real Renaissance. I love Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.”

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“The Barada Hills of Nebraska”: Paintings and Poems at Gallery 1516

In Arts, on May 4th, 2017

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Omaha, NE—This Friday, May 5, Gallery 1516 will show The Barada Hills of Nebraska, a collaboration of watercolors by John Lokke and poems by Jan Wright. Through art and language, the two have worked together to depict the quaint village in the valley South of Omaha, and they have published a book with the same title.

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OAYO to Perform Final Concert of the Season

In Arts, on May 3rd, 2017

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Omaha, NE—The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra will perform its last concert of the season on Sunday, May 7, and this performance will feature an interesting partnership. The high school musicians will be joined by members of the Omaha Symphony.

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