JAZZ to the Future illustration

Jazz to the Future

June 13, 2019 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

Legacy Informs Revival Veteran drummer Curly Martin came of age in the ‘50s and ‘60s, when North O brimmed with players and venues. Today, he’s a flashpoint for shedding light on the history and making […]

George Haecker

George Haecker’s Design for Living

April 25, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Don’t look for ostentatious displays in the work of award-winning Omaha architect George Haecker. He’s a form-follows-function man, whether designing residential, commercial, or civic projects. Above all, his organic approach tries “to avoid cliches,” he […]

Vietnamese coin

The Lucky Coin

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

In the aftermath of the 1969 Tet  Offensive, U.S. Marine Pat Peterson found a Vietnamese coin on the ground while serving a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. The date on the coin was […]

Makayla McMorris

Outperforming and Including Others

March 14, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People On the Rise

Marketing whiz Makayla McMorris became executive director of the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Office of University Communications in December 2018. The Omaha native hopes to elevate her hometown community, leading by example as an African-American female […]

Lukas Buchta in UNO hockey gear

Hip Czech Not Too Cool for School

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Hockey has taken Lukas Buchta a long way from home. The Czech Republic native is wrapping up his final season as a Mavericks defenseman. Buchta, 24, takes seriously his student-athlete status. The University of Nebraska-Omaha […]

Omaha Star building in North Omaha

An Omaha Star: Phyllis Hicks

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

When the story of the city’s longest-running African-American-owned newspaper, The Omaha Star, is written, three women will dominate its 80-year narrative. Founding publisher Mildred Brown ran the ship from 1938 until her death in 1989. […]

Georg Joutras

Georg Joutras’ Ocean of Grass

February 13, 2019 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, People

Nebraska’s wide-open spaces have received increasing cinematic attention in recent years. Alexander Payne’s Nebraska took moviegoers on a madcap, melancholy road trip in 2013. Then, in 2018, came the Coen Brothers’ Western anthology fable The […]

Omaha Land Bank

December 28, 2018 · Posted In: Finance & Real Estate, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Cities around the United States experience problems with blighted neighborhoods, in which certain houses and lots go from assets to deficits. Such sites often become magnets for vandals and vagrants. Locally, some of these problems […]

The Long Road to Recovery

December 21, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Injuries are a part of sports, but Creighton University point guard Jade Owens has weathered more than her fair share. After two years spent recapturing the health and athleticism she once took for granted, she’s […]

Cathy Hughes

November 21, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

Disruptors don’t ask permission. Omaha native and media mogul Cathy Hughes built the first leg of her Urban One media conglomerate by being a disruptor. Nearly 40 years after purchasing her first radio station, Hughes […]