Bug Symposium, “Weirdest Thing to Do in Omaha”

October 6th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Started in 2014 by Dave Crane, The Omaha Bug Symposium was a chance for local bands to perform and for Crane to show some of his own bug photography. Since moving from the West Wing to Midtown Art Supply and now to OutrSpaces, the event has expanded, offering lectures, music, gifts, and art—all bug related, of course.

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Rediscovered Masterpieces: The Music of Robert Owens at UNO

September 28th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Robert Owens, prominent African American composer born in 1925 passed away just this year, but he was relatively unknown in the states until the last decade. Tonight at UNO, Reimer along with pianist Stacie Haneline, cellist Karen Becker, and violist Clark Potter will perform Owens’ work—three American premieres of chamber music, and four pieces written recently by Owens for Reimer, and some selections from Owen’s major influences.

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‘Our Town’ Returns to UNO after 25 Years

September 26th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—UNO Theatre’s performance season begins tomorrow with Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play Our Town, directed by Professor Scott Glasser. Our Town was last performed at UNO 25 years ago, directed by Doug Paterson, and it was the first play to ever show at the Weber Fine Arts Building.   

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New Nebraska Law aims to prevent under-age drinking/drug deaths

October 2nd, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

A new state law makes it easier for under-age Nebraskans to call for help when they or a friend might have had too much to drink or used drugs

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Omaha City Council Approves Plan to Build New Dorms/Parking Garage

September 30th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

The Omaha City Council made their way through a marathon meeting Tuesday afternoon. The public hearing concerning a proposed storage unit facility in West Omaha lasted more than an hour, but a Council decision will take weeks.

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Nebraska Startups Get Helping Hand

July 21st, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

Of all the new businesses that are created in a given year, the vast majority will be closed within 18 months. To help improve the number of successful startups in Nebraska, a relatively new program organized by the Aksarben Innovation Initiative aims at determining the success of a company before it’s ever open for business.

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