Vaudeville Takes the Stage Again in Benson

February 23rd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Benson is bringing back old fashioned entertainment in a big way—Vaudeville. The Benson Theater has been out of commission for some years now. It was a popular movie theater in the mid-century, but in the ‘20s it was home for musicians, comedians, dancers, actors and magicians. That’s exactly the kind of entertainment Executive Director of the theatre Amy Ryan hopes to bring back to the neighborhood.

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OCI Joins Agriculture and Design

February 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha—Omaha Creative Institute’s next exhibition in collaboration with Big Muddy Urban Farm unites agriculture and design. This is one of OCI’s Artist-Run Exhibitions, and curator Andrew Tatreau has brought five artists together to explore the potential of urban ecology.

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Omaha City Council Tables Vote on Restaurant Tax Once Again

September 13th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

Instead of supporting the measure outright Tuesday, Councilman Chris Jerram proposed an amendment which would lower the restaurant tax on all businesses—brick and mortar as well as food trucks– by a quarter of a percent, down to 2.25 percent.

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UNMC Earns Record Amount for Research

August 3rd, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

The $115.1 million will be used to fund a wide range of research projects, from how to care for people with Ebola, to ways to treat and prevent staph infections, even new ways of treating cancer.

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Omaha Council Approves More Midtown Row Housing

June 15th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

The project is divided into two parts, referred to as Mason North, and Mason South. Each unit is expected to sell for around $250,000, according to the developer Uptown Urban Dwellings

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Omaha City Council Approves Development/Plea Deal

May 18th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

During their weekly meeting yesterday, Omaha City Council members green-lit a major building project, and made a decision on a pending lawsuit.

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