Music and Movies event mixes things up

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May 21st, 2012

Omaha, NE – It’s the fifth year that the Omaha Performing Arts has presented the Cox Music and Movies series, and this year’s lineup promises an eclectic mix of both local music and timeless films.

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Each of the three events will include an hour long performance by one of three local bands, to set the mood, before a special screening of a film classic – each with its own unique style and sound.

All Young Girls are Machine Guns are the first of three bands scheduled to perform (Photo Courtesy of Gary Flanagan and All Young Girls are Machine Guns)

Kendra Whitlock Ingram is Vice President of Programming and Education for the Omaha Performing Arts. Ingram said she wanted to make a point of finding a diverse mix of musicians to represent Omaha and Lincoln’s local sounds.

“I wanted to mix it up with a young country, folk group, that’s really high energy in The Betties,” she said. “We have a great jazz group – faculty of UNO that are putting together a combo for our final movie. Our season opens with a really interesting, eclectic group called All Young Girls are Machine Guns, who features vocals and ukuleles…..It’s a real fun band.”

That diversity has been equally matched in this year’s choice of films. The films include Karate Kid with All Young Girls are Machine Guns performing, last year’s release of The Muppets film with The Betties, and the Indiana Jones classic Raiders of the Lost Ark with the UNO Faculty Jazz Combo. Ingram said she worked with fellow organizers of the event to choose films that would be fun for the whole family, and appropriate too.

The 2012 Cox Music and Movies series will be held June 22nd, July 20th, and August 10th. Each event will begin at 7:45 pm, outside, in the Holland Center Courtyard in Omaha.

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