OPA Introduces Voices Amplified

February 3rd, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha Performing Arts has introduced Voices Amplified, a new series reflecting on Black history and racial equity to amplify Black stories and voices and encourage community dialogue. This week, the organization celebrates the Gullah culture with musical guests, Ranky Tanky.

Featuring Gennean Scott, Vice President of Human Capital and Inclusion.

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Tyondai Braxton Performs Bemis Center’s [email protected] END

August 4th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Electronic composer Tyondai Braxton will perform the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ next [email protected] END concert to be streamed online this week. Braxton has experimented with electronics from an early age, patching effects pedals and amplifiers. He eventually went to school for music composition, and in his professional career, Braxton has found himself at home with professional orchestras and in front of synthesizers. His work has been performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic, and he’s performed alongside Philip Glass.

Featuring Tyondai Braxton

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Elisa Harkins Performs Next VIRTUAL @ LOW END

July 14th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Photo Credit: Ian Byers-Gamber

Omaha, NE—The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ next virtual concert will feature artist and composer Elisa Harkins. Harkins sings in a combination of English, Cherokee, and Muscogee Creek languages.

Featuring Artist and Composer, Elisa Harkins

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Dereck Higgins to Perform at Bemis’ LOW END

June 16th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Nebraska Music Hall of Famer Dereck Higgins will perform this Thursday, June 18, part of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ virtual series broadcasted from their performance space, LOW END. A lifelong musician, Higgins incorporates guitar, bass, and synthesizers, and at times his music can be described as anything ranging from rock or punk to ambient and New Wave. It’s impossible to categorize Higgins’ music and what he’ll be playing, because there’s no emphasis on genre.

Featuring Dereck Higgins

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Omaha Community Playhouse’s Rock and Roll Drive in: ‘Rave On!’

June 11th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Beginning tonight, Billy McGuigan and his band will perform a run of his tribute to Buddy Holly, Rave On!. The family friendly—and now Covid-friendly—drive in show at the playhouse is a favorite of McGuigan’s, who has performed many covers of classic rock heroes throughout his career.

Featuring Billy McGuigan

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Omaha Performing Arts’ Live on the Stream Series

May 21st, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—To keep performers and audiences in touch during the time of COVID, Omaha Performing Arts has hosted its new Live on the Stream Series, broadcasting live performances twice a week via Facebook and Youtube. There are three performances left, and this Saturday evening, Dani Cleveland will sing with accompaniment.

Featuring Dani Cleveland

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