Going Native

April 30, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Music, Nightlife, Publications

From fine dining to apartment living, craft cocktails to art openings, the cultural and economic boom of the Old Market has resounded across the region. However, this resurgence nearly went without a soundtrack. While over […]

Underground Comedy Scene

May 12, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Humor, Nightlife, Publications

Just as in other places similar in size to Omaha, the city’s comedy scene has been on the rise, and the work of the comedians from different groups in Omaha are to thank. “We’re still […]

Omaha Under the Radar

May 6, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Nightlife, Publications

Sometimes “the good life” can get a little bit blurry. When it comes to Omaha’s music scene, soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett is happy to see that happen and wants to help perpetuate it. “Around the […]

The Benson Theatre

Borgata Brewery

Pope Katherine I

March 23, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Nightlife

It’s so much about this part,” Katherine Neary says, tweaking her cardigan to the side. “It’s being cute about it, but it’s actually stripping. We start out with loads of costumes and try to make […]

Gridiron Gals

The Tavern

Kathy Tyree Channeling Her Inner Diva

February 14, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Nightlife, Omaha Magazine, Theatre

The term “diva” has taken a bit of a hit in recent years, suggesting to some a haughty I-want-it-all-and-want-it-now scene chewer who treats other humans like varmints. For most, though, the word remains untarnished. The […]

Omaha’s Historic 
Drag Scene

December 17, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife, People

In 2004, The New Yorker published a story entitled “Homecoming Queens.” “Compared with most Midwestern towns,” writes author Mark Singer, “Omaha has an active gay demimonde that’s not so demi.” Well, it’s been around for […]