Jun Kaneko Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

October 13th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This month, The Kaneko celebrates the life and work of an important Omaha-based artist and founder of the facility, Jun Kaneko. He has recently been selected to receive a lifetime achievement award from the international sculpture center.

Featuring Kaneko Executive Director, Stephan Grot

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Omaha Community Playhouse Celebrates Halloween

October 5th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha Community Playhouse opens a new performance this week apropos of Halloween. The Mystery of Irma Vep was once one of the most performed plays in the United States, giving audiences absurdist comedy, vampires, werewolves, literary and cinematic references, and cross-dressing from playwright, Charles Ludlam. Guest Director, Jim McKain.

Featuring Director, Jim McKain.

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El Museo Latino Hosts New Exhibition, Film Series

October 1st, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Going on now at El Museo Latino, Aliento a Tequila, a collection of photography by Joel Salcido. Aliento a Tequila, or the Spirit of Tequila, explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. Like champagne or cognac from France, tequila is synonymous with the region, Jalisco, Mexico. 

Featuring El Museo Latino Executive Director, Magdalena Garcia

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Bemis Center Presents Nadia Botello’s ‘Other Channels’

September 28th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Other Channels, by artist, Nadia Botello, presented by the Bemis Center, steps away from the gallery setting and onto a boat. The Missouri River will be the setting of this performance and discussion. Botello is something of a contemporary polymath, having been a coder, audio engineer, synchronized swimmer, and now a composer and sound designer. Her diverse background has lead to a composition to be performed by members of the Omaha Symphony this Saturday. 

Featuring Nadia Botello

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BlueBarn Theatre Opens 33rd Season

September 28th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The BlueBarn Theatre opens their 33rd season this week with Heroes of the Fourth Turning a recent play written by Will Arbery. While all playhouses suffered from COVID, BlueBarn found silver linings, having built a new outdoor theater to get by. They are now proud to have two performance spaces, but this year’s theme celebrates a return to the main stage. 

Featuring Barry Carmen

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Omaha Symphony Hosts Bruce in the USA

September 13th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This Friday, Omaha Symphony pays tribute to the Boss. That would be the boss of New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen and of course, the E street band. Tribute band, Bruce in the USA will join the orchestra under the baton of Ernest Richardson, Resident and Principal Pops Conductor of the Omaha Symphony.

Featuring Ernest Richardson

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