Vesper Concerts Hosts ‘Classical Rockstars,’ Sybarite5

In Arts, on July 16th, 2018

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Omaha, NE—Vesper Concert Series, one of Omaha’s most dedicated classical music organizers, will host the chamber music ensemble, Sybarite5 this Monday, July 16th. Departing from classical standards, Sybarite and vesper offer a new experience for the audience. Sybarite5 is a classically trained and organized string quintet, but they’re repertoire includes the likes of pop stars, like David Bowie and Radiohead. They’ve been called classically trained rock stars.

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‘Transcriptions’ at Darger HQ

In Arts, on July 16th, 2018

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Omaha, NE—Darger HQ gallery will open their next exhibition tonight, Transcriptions. As always, the gallery has paired two artists—one local and one visiting—Sheila Talbitzer from Omaha and Cindy Rehm from LA.

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‘The Map and Its Porcelain Goat’

In Arts, on July 6th, 2018

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Maple Street Construct, a gallery in Benson, was initially founded to create an artistic link between Omaha and L.A. Now, the gallery is showing what the Midwest has to offer in the word of contemporary art.

Tonight, Maple Street Construct will open the exhibition, The Map and its Porcelain Goat, by Iowa artist, Peter Goché.

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Shakespeare on the Green Continues with ‘King John’

In Arts, on June 29th, 2018

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Omaha, NE—Nebraska Shakespeare’s 2nd production of Shakespeare on the Green is running now—King John. Each year, the company puts on two of Shakespeare’s plays, one comedy and one tragedy, one with a contemporary spin, and one inspired by the period. The comedy, Much Ado About Nothing featured a young romance in a 50s Italian villa, but this weekend’s King John, directed by Vincent Carlson-Brown, won’t spare any of the plays medieval violence.

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NE Wind Symphony Hosts First Community Band Festival

In Arts, on June 29th, 2018

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Omaha, NE—The Nebraska Wind Symphony performs two concerts in the summer around Independence Day. This year, there will be a concert at Chalco Hills on the 4th and one tomorrow at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. But tomorrow will be their first Community Band Festival, a whole day of music from the Symphony and other Nebraska and Iowa bands.

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Bemis Opens ‘Hot Mess Formalism’

In Arts, on June 28th, 2018

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Omaha, NE—Brooklyn based artist Sheila Pepe’s exhibition, Hot Mess Formalism opens at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts tonight. Comprising over 70 pieces, the exhibition has made its way to Omaha from the Phoenix Art Museum with an added site specific work for Bemis.

Hot Mess Formalism, curated by longtime friend and colleague Gilbert Vicario, is a survey of Pepe’s work. The large scale installations featured tonight are mostly crocheted and knitted together with fibers and other household materials, but Pepe’s prolific body work has been influenced by her extensive studies of many techniques.

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