Heartthrobs Rekindle Teenage Frenzy from Early ’90s

June 12, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Web Exclusive

I wanted to gawk at the spectacle of aging Gen Xers gone crazy for forgotten idols. Or so I told myself. Secretly, part of me also wanted to see if the boy band singers elicited […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Horse Play

May 1, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

It’s unusual for a band to provide its live audiences with a complimentary Filipino buffet during a show, but on a Sunday in late February at O’Leaver’s Bar, Omaha natives See Through Dresses enlisted the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Orchestrated by God, Encouraged by Parents

March 12, 2017 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

At his first public concert, a benefit for disabled children in Ecuador, Washington Garcia realized that he was put on Earth to serve others through music. “It was a revealing moment,” Garcia says. He was […]

One of Ours

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

“There aren’t a lot of people in Nebraska writing new musicals,” says Roxanne Wach, executive director of Shelterbelt Theatre. The Omaha theater company is in the middle of its 24th season of producing original work […]

Keeping Up With Kasher

February 3, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Anyone who went to dances or homecoming festivities at Creighton Prep, Marian, Duchesne Academy, Cathedral, or other Omaha high schools from late-1989 through the early ’90s probably bounced their head to the beat of a […]


 
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