Gladys Harrison: Captain of Big Mama’s Kitchen

September 17, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Restaurants

It takes a family to fill Big Mama’s shoes. Daughter No. 4, Gladys Harrison (general manager of Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering), knows this all too well. She even keeps a pair of her mother’s […]

Curly Martin

July 29, 2018 · Posted In: Music, North Omaha, Omaha Magazine

If Curly Martin has something to say, you can best believe you will hear it if you’re within earshot.  “Man, tell me who came up with this idea for a story about the Chitlin’ Circuit, […]

Reggie LeFlore’s Street Art

March 19, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

His portraits may share similarities to the vandalism-tarnished genre, but for LeFlore, his art form is all about transforming communities. “I love working with organizations and community leaders to create a series of work that’s […]

Shanketta Newsom’s National Poetry Slam Debut

December 9, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

When Shanketta Newsom describes the National Poetry Slam, she speaks of intense bouts in front of a panel of judges and a lively crowd. In my mind, her passionate description conveys a scene akin to […]

Lenzel Khayes-Brown

October 23, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

At 20 years old, Lenzel Khayes-Brown sees a bright future ahead of him. An Omaha native who can claim former residences across the metro from North Omaha to Bellevue, his goal was to attend college […]

Lunch With Buffett

August 13, 2017 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

With food-inspired songs such as “Charleston’s,” “Medium Rare,” and the album’s title track, the duo displays a penchant for sweet-sounding beats and aspirations to dine with Omaha’s most affluent resident, Warren Buffett. They speculate that […]

A New Day Arisen

June 7, 2017 · Posted In: North Omaha, Omaha Magazine

Kelly Hill stands on the corner of 30th and Lake streets admiring Salem Baptist Church’s towering cross, which looms over the landscape. A member of the church for more than 15 years, Kelly grew up […]