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 […]

Generational Journey Through Nightlife

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

When I was 19, I could be found illegally sneaking into nightclubs. As the youngest person in the room, I was essentially walking into a raucous Generation X party. Back then, around 2003-2004, the height […]

Pigeon Bros

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 […]

The Missing Piece and a Journey to Healing

August 22, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Tim Guthrie, an art professor at Creighton, produced the award-winning documentary Missing Piece. The documentary details Guthrie’s journey to find peace with the death of his wife, Beth, from complications of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. […]

La Famiglia di Firma

August 8, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

Like a good book title, the names of the Firmature brothers’ bars and restaurants could almost paint a picture of what awaited customers. At The Gas Lamp, you could savor a prime rib and listen […]

Weird Is Good

July 14, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Since transplanting from Pennsylvania nearly a decade ago, Christopher Vaughn Couse has made the observation that Omaha is downright weird—but in a good way. From the hipster-laden streets of Benson to the apex of West […]

Transitorily Yours

June 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

As a millennial in the midst of fatherhood, there’s a range of interesting observations and surprising lessons I’ve taken in along the way. I somehow evaded having a child throughout most of my adult life. […]


 
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