Madison Chizek’s Dancing Ambition

February 23, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Madison Chizek slips on her tap shoes, throws her light brown hair in a ponytail, and laughs at herself in the mirror. “Ok, ready.” Her mother, Dawn, pushes play. The song “Are You That Somebody?” […]

Taking Time To Design

February 16, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, Entertainment, Omaha Home

90 seconds. In a little over a minute, a buyer falls in love with a house. That’s all it takes. It happened to Aubrey Hess. She knew it immediately when she entered the front doors […]

Women Are the Life of the Party

February 1, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, In the Office

No name badges. No paint on a door. No hot mics. Small details like these are “throw-up moments” for some of the employees of Planitomaha. Moments when something bad or out of the ordinary happens […]

Strumming Up Some Business

January 19, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Entrepreneurs

Omaha World-Herald cartoonist Jeff Koterba is the guitarist, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist—in other words, the catalyst—behind the popular local band the Prairie Cats. He also isn’t the only musician in the family. Son Joshua […]

Sculpting Her Own Destiny

January 6, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Glittery gold nail polish shimmers. Angie Seykora’s hands move animatedly as she talks about a sculpture made out of smooth flagging tape. Beat-up and worn-out, Seykora’s hands are her most important tool. These same hands […]

Preserving News History with Razor Blades and Computers

December 18, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, In the Office

Free beer Friday. Employees at Universal Information Services can indulge in a cold brew at the stroke of 4 p.m. at the office (although some have acknowledged to sipping on suds a half hour earlier). […]

Mike Hagel

November 9, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

When Mike Hagel landed at Chicago O’Hare Airport back in 1970, he didn’t know what to expect. “Get out and start life,” his mother Betty told her sons. So Mike, then 20 years old, walked out […]

Little Steps

October 24, 2017 · Posted In: At Home, Omaha Home

Blair Hagmann wanted to help redecorate the house. One chubby hand snatched the cream-colored privacy curtain near the front door. This blue-eyed and blonde-haired beauty missed the first few times, stumbled, but didn’t give up. […]

Bien Fang goes Rock-A-Bye?

September 19, 2017 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Rachel Tomlinson Dick’s pregnant belly moves her Fender Jazzmaster guitar sidesaddle. Head-banging, her short brown hair slaps the mom-to-be’s face while fingers fly over guitar strings at an April 28 show. Her co-writing and vocal […]

From Famine to the Good Life

August 10, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

Aisha Al Ramadan first noticed the subtle shift of the checkpoint guard’s face. She knew whatever happened next would change the lives of her family—possibly forever. “What? You don’t want to be Syrian?” The guard […]


 
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