‘The Revolutionists’ Premieres at UNO Theatre

February 21st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—UNO’s “Revolutionary Season” continues with historical comedy The Revolutionists this week by one of the most produced contemporary playwrights, Lauren Gunderson. The play creatively reimagines the female perspective during the height of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. It’s a modern take on the roles of Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, who famously killed Jean-Paul Marat, and perhaps lesser known figures, like Haitian Rebel Marianne Angelle, and female playwright, Olympe de Gouges, played by Sam Mashek

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UNO Percussion Annual Pop Concert

February 2nd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

UNO Percussion’s  fifth annual pop concert is this weekend. A changeup from classical repertoire, the percussion ensemble will be covering contemporary pop tunes, but they won’t be accompanied by a melody section. Only vocalists. To complete the arrangement, it’s the percussionists’ job to create their sonic palette using software, digital samples and electronic interfaces. The pop concert was devised by UNO’s Coordinator of Percussion Studies, Scott Shinbara.

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Spring Awakening: The Directors’ Interview

November 14th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This week, UNO Theatre will begin its run of Spring Awakening, the hit rock musical by songwriter Duncan Sheik and playwright Steven Sater.  Based on the 19th century play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is the story of German adolescents struggling to understand sexual intimacy in a society that doesn’t even permit the thought of it. It won eight Tony Awards during its Broadway run, starting in 2006. As expected from any acclaimed Broadway production, the musical offers dynamic songs, choreography and engaging dialogue, but it also negotiates weighty themes, such as sexual abuse, teen pregnancy and suicide.

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Nebraska Wind Symphony and Omaha Symphonic Chorus “Celebrate Nebraska”

October 26th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Nebraska Wind Symphony and Omaha Symphonic Chorus have come together for a concert for Nebraska’s 150th anniversary, “Celebrate Nebraska.” The two organizations together comprise about 175 local singers and instrumentalists who will be playing at Millard North High School this Sunday.

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Backwaters Press Hosts Reading and Workshop

October 25th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Backwaters Press is an independent literary magazine based in Nebraska, and they’ve been publishing local and international poets and prose writers for the last 20 years. The press also engages with the community through readings and now a workshop series, all in collaboration with Gallery 1516.

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Social Media & Politics: A good mix?

April 5th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

Dr. Jeremy Lipschultz, Isaacson Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Social Media Lab, sat down with KVNO’s Ryan Robertson to discuss recent statistics from the Pew Research Center concerning Americans’ growing use of social media as their political news source.

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