Ralston Fourth of July Volunteer

July 19, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Online Exclusive

Ralston, Omaha’s neighbor just south of Q Street, has a population of less than 7,300 for 364 days a year.  On Independence Day, the town’s Fourth of July celebration brings in approximately 40,000 people for […]

New Agriculture Program Aimed at Youth

April 12, 2017 · Posted In: Health, Nutrition, Online Exclusive

People are increasingly moving away from farms and into suburban areas and cities, but a need for farming still exists. USDA Deputy Undersecretary Ann Bartuska and Rep. Don Bacon toured the Omaha Home for Boys’ […]

A Linguistic Sea Change Across Indian Country

August 30, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Online Exclusive, People

Although I am a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, my first language from my earliest years has been English. My father was […]

Laura Burhenn

September 11, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Online Exclusive

There’s a lyrical tradition that seems to stem from popular songs titled “Omaha.” It’s a tradition that often involves the personification of the flyover city as a dependable friend or even a former lover waiting […]

The Gods Must Be Crazy

November 6, 2014 · Posted In: Online Exclusive

The action in the Brigit Saint Brigit production of An Iliad takes place at the gates of Troy, but it could just as easily have been Baghdad, Beirut, Belfast, or Biafra. When it comes to […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

October 6, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Online Exclusive, Theatre

Thunderous applause ushered in Ballet Nebraska’s fifth season when the blood-red Orpheum curtain dropped on the company’s beautifully staged production of the hauntingly macabre Giselle. The classic work first staged in 1841 was a perfectly […]

Art Show + Party

November 18, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife, Online Exclusive

This Thursday at 7 p.m., Sokol Auditorium will host Omaha’s inaugural RAWards semifinals. Twenty-five local artists across nine categories will compete for a chance to be one of nine finalists at the National RAWards in […]

This Is Halloween

Restoring Hearts Celebration

October 4, 2013 · Posted In: Giving, Nonprofit, Online Exclusive

In the spring of 2013, young men and women from Omaha Home for Boys programs spent 18 weeks learning, laughing, and collaborating on the restoration of MishMash, the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle rebuilt as part […]

Dance, Girl, Dance!

September 30, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Online Exclusive, Theatre

Judy Leppek’s performance was this reviewer’s favorite in Ballet Nebraska’s recent production of Snow White at The Rose Theater. Luppek’s regal bearing, perpetually pursed lips, and impossibly long neck made quite an impression. She performed […]


 
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