The Godfather of Tractor Punk

February 10, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Thank Gary Dean Davis for creating a genre of music original to Nebraska: tractor punk. The progenitor of tractor punk has been performing and recording music for 20 years on the independent label—SPEED! Nebraska Records—that […]

Immature Art for Mature Audiences

December 30, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Since time immemorial, bored teen boys have been drawing a certain part of the male anatomy on anything they can set pen to. Identification of such “artists” usually leads to their detention. However, for Mike […]

Kim Darling

December 27, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Omaha-based artist Kim Darling (also known as Kim Reid Kuhn) is relishing a moment of “when one door closes, another opens.” Darling, a prominent Benson First Friday contributor known for curating provocative exhibitions and performances […]

Alisha Davis

December 23, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Alisha Davis, like so many of her digital generation, is a self-taught photographer. She didn’t study the subject in school, had no mentors, and her teachers at Central High never knew she was interested in […]

Baller Artist

October 14, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Sports

“Kids need a community that shows them they can be successful and invests in their success,” -Aaryon Williams With an international basketball career spanning Peru, Denmark, Iceland, and Mexico, most 30-year-olds might be tempted to […]

Ooh Là Là

October 12, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Vilaine Frange has planted her roots more than 88,000 Cornhusker football fields from home. But to this native of Besançon, France, the Cornhuskers—and football, for that matter—probably don’t mean a helluva lot. Pardon the Nebraska […]

Location Scout and Producer Jamie Vesay

October 11, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

When it comes to shooting video, Jamie Vesay of Omaha is a handler, facilitator, fixer, procurer, and—as his LinkedIn site puts it—“minutia wrangler” and “chaos killer.” He works on television commercials, music videos, and feature […]

Scott Blake

October 10, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Scott Blake looks giddy as he weaves between traffic on 72nd and Pacific streets. He holds a tattered and discolored “now hiring” sign covered by a piece of cardboard—which he calls his “security blanket”—and his […]

Yiddish Omaha

Artist Erin Blayney


 
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