Busy as a Bee

September 26, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Ryan Sedlacek’s family farm—90 acres of gently rolling fields and wooded Nebraska land—sits barely a mile outside of Gretna’s busy shopping district. Life is much simpler there, with the beauty of mature corn stalks, the […]

Giving to the Dogs

August 4, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Young Hero

Ella Alberts has loved dogs since she could remember. That’s how the 5’4” girl ended up standing next to the 6’4” swimmer who has won more Olympic medals than any athlete. Ella’s helpless at the […]

Pitch Poet

June 8, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

She sets up on a bustling Old Market corner. The footpaths jostle with tourists and locals doing their weekend shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Jocelyn Muhammad pulls the acoustic guitar slung over her back then slowly […]

Sexy & Slow

March 31, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Is it terrible the pain in Peedi Rothsteen’s voice is musically satisfying? His honest mix of pleasure and vulnerability blended over incredibly sexy slow jams makes your knees buckle. Rothsteen knew he was tapping a […]

A Festival With Horses

March 3, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

This article appears in the program book for the FEI World Cup Finals, produced by Omaha Magazine in March 2017. Late March is beautiful in Omaha—horses, horse owners, professional equestrians, and horse enthusiasts will come […]

CJ Mills

December 23, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine, Publications

On a fresh autumn night, chatter filled a Lincoln home-turned-music-venue. A few guests trickled through the front door. “No big deal,” CJ Mills thought. It was just a handful of people. Moments later, more appeared. […]

Elizabeth Byrnes

November 20, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Teen Voices

“Students come up to me in the halls and ask when the pantry is going to stock toothbrushes…Toothbrushes…What they’re coming in for, it’s not just food they need, but basic items to survive and help […]

The Faint

October 9, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Perhaps we’re spoiled in Omaha. While mainstream America suckles on pop-tart music offerings, we’ve grown fat on a steady diet of indie rock. For goodness sake, independent record label Saddle Creek Records is in our […]

Brent Crampton & the House of Loom