Kirk Vaughn-Robinson

December 18, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

After a lifetime in the performing arts that culminated in 12 years on the road with the blockbuster Broadway touring production of The Phantom of the Opera in the roles of Lefevre and the Fire […]

Life in the Fast Lane

December 16, 2014 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Imagine, for a moment: thousands are screaming, intermittent camera flashes are flickering, and screens as tall as buildings illuminate with animation as cameras zoom in on passionate crowd members or in for close shots of […]

A Hidden Myth in Elkhorn

December 15, 2014 · Posted In: HerFamily, Lifestyle, People, People On the Rise

On one late fall day, as most high school students were shuffled to and from sports practices, band rehearsals, and gatherings at friends’ houses, 15-year-old author Brandon Bauer was hard at work at a local […]

Bikers With Bells

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People

Christmas means Salvation Army red kettles swinging, bells ringin…and volunteers in biker gear and Santa hats. Navy veteran Bob Swanson is one of the Salvation Army’s most faithful bell ringers. For 10 years, he has […]


December 14, 2014 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

Back when they attended Millard West High School together, there was little or no indication that these three guys would someday run a very successful business. More unlikely still: It all began with one of […]

Lorraine Chang

December 13, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Lorraine Chang is all about sticking it out—whether it’s winning over skeptical constituents at their doorstep, reorganizing inefficient corporate and government bureaucracy, or even just making it through the 90th minute of a hot yoga […]

CPR Essentials

December 12, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Education, Health

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), for every minute a cardiac arrest victim goes without life-saving CPR and defibrillation, the chances of survival decreases 7 to 10 percent. Learning the basics of CPR is […]

Driving Past Trauma

Posted In: Health, HerFamily

I was driving along Dodge Street on a Friday afternoon. Rush hour traffic.  As I stopped for the red light in front of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, my mind was on pizza and movie […]

Illuminating Young Minds

December 10, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Theatre

In my last column I wrote about the poor choice I made for my grandsons’ very first movie theater experience. Easton (5) and Barrett (3) were, it turns out, too young for the seemingly innocuous […]

Magic From the Mundane

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Having one’s work shown internationally is a milestone for any artist. Jamie Burmeister has scattered over 5,000 “Vermin” in over 1,000 separate installations across six continents (sorry, Antarctica). The tiny, 4-inch ceramic figures, now found […]