Hey, Mr. DJ

November 1, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

When United States Army veteran Stephen Bils was deployed to Afghanistan, someone stole his first set of turntables, as well as all the vinyl records he’d collected over the years. The 29-year-old Clearwater, Florida, native […]

In the Mood

October 11, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music

When Omaha transplant and burgeoning singer/rapper Ria Gold first heard Aaliyah’s posthumous album, 2002’s I Care 4 U, she was hooked. The Toledo, Ohio, native was so entranced by it, she played it start-to-finish countless […]

Have Marcey

September 14, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

When North Omaha native Marcey Yates talks about music, his face lights up and it’s as if everything makes sense in his world. From conversations swirling around hip-hop to his wild tales of past encounters […]

Roots Down

September 5, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entrepreneurs, People On the Rise

Ask Keith Rodger where he got his sharp musical tastes and his answer will be simple—from his mother. The 28-year-old Omaha musician, recording engineer, and co-owner of Make Believe Recordings grew up with an eclectic […]

Eye Vibe

August 30, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Finance, Lifestyle

Twenty-six-year-old Omaha native Michael Garrett isn’t simply a photographer—he’s a visual communicator. “I’m a photographer, graphic designer, content creator, and  overall creative,” he says. The son of a hardworking single mother, the University of Nebraska-Omaha […]

Digital Daredevils

June 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

The masterminds behind Omaha band Glow in the Dark—Lawrence Deal and Aaron Gum—have always had an affinity towards musical instruments and toys. Since they were young, Deal and Gum surrounded themselves with a variety of […]

Required Listening

June 11, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

For years, Chelsea Balzer and Matt Walker ran in the same circles, but somehow didn’t cross paths until Balzer joined the art performance group aetherplough in 2010 and was suddenly thrust into a musical relationship […]

Mr. & Mrs. Fink

June 1, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

The evolution of CLOSENESS was quite literally a matter of the heart—not in a cheesy, romantic musing type of way, but the actual blood-pumping, life-sustaining muscular organ. Husband-wife duo Orenda Fink (Azure Ray) and Todd […]

The Evolution 
of Pop Music

April 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

Admittedly, 34-year-old Omaha native Jonathan Tvrdik doesn’t sleep much. Between co-owning Benson’s Krug Park, working as a consultant for his wife Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik’s business Hello Holiday, being a father to 2-year-old son Hugo, directing […]

Joe Shearer

August 28, 2013 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, People On the Rise

“I don’t hate on Nikon users,” photographer Joe Shearer declares. “I hope we can all get along. I’m pretty open-minded, but I’m going to blindly put my bias towards Canon because that’s all I’ve ever […]


 
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