Dr. Bruce Johansen Keeps Moving

November 21, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

Deep in the labyrinthine Arts and Sciences Hall at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Dr. Bruce Johansen sits at his desk wearing a rather de rigueur outfit for him—a maroon T-shirt with red and blue basketball […]

Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo

November 20, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Like most teenagers, Ellie Morrison has made many new friends during her high school career. But what makes her experience unique is that, in addition to classmates and teachers, some of Ellie’s friends include emperor […]

Shanketta Newsom’s National Poetry Slam Debut

November 17, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

When Shanketta Newsom describes the National Poetry Slam, she speaks of intense bouts in front of a panel of judges and a lively crowd. In my mind, her passionate description conveys a scene akin to […]

Lady G Behind the Scenes

November 8, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, People

Gretchen Carrol has helped plan the UNO Native Film Festival since the very beginning. Her input has only increased with the festival entering its fifth year showcasing Native American films for local Omaha audiences. “I’m […]

Lindy Hoyer

November 3, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

A goal of any children’s museum is to inspire. So, it’s no surprise that phrases like “No one is you, and that’s your power” and “Focus on the good” are written on a wall behind […]

Pigeon Bros

October 19, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

It’s like watching two parts of the same brain. When Jack Blanket and Ryan Showers are together, it’s just the two of them, taking turns finishing each other’s sentences and stories. Their words flow back […]

Francophile

October 9, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

Half a century ago, while attending Mercy High School, Anne Marie Kenny cultivated a Francophile passion. At 21, she followed it to realize a dream of being a cabaret artist in France. She went from […]

Mary Zicafoose

October 4, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

The story of Mary Zicafoose—and her “Hope & Healing” tapestries—is one of unwavering focus, intensity, family tragedy, and a simple red scarf. The world-renowned weaver’s two tapestries, each measuring 12 feet long and more than […]

Busy as a Bee

September 26, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Ryan Sedlacek’s family farm—90 acres of gently rolling fields and wooded Nebraska land—sits barely a mile outside of Gretna’s busy shopping district. Life is much simpler there, with the beauty of mature corn stalks, the […]

The Flower Lady of Leavenworth

September 12, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

If you live in or frequent the Elmwood Park area, chances are you’ve seen her. A petite, mysterious figure frequently and fastidiously tending her impressive garden at 57th and Leavenworth streets—her face obscured by a […]


 
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