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Nebraska Medical Orchestra

December 20, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

On a cold night in November, musicians in a new orchestra gather in a classroom at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. They are rehearsing the recognizable march from The Nutcracker. Only, in the song’s first […]

Brenton Gomez

December 19, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Local rapper Brenton Gomez—aka Conny Franko, Conchance, The Wooz, Daddy Woozbuckz, Conny Chrondracula, Chronny, or Econnyome depending on time, place, and project—is a wiry and reflective man of letters with deep roots in South O. […]

The King of Christmas Music

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Despite Best Buy no longer selling CDs, and big-box stores like Target reducing their music inventory to a few small rows of releases, Chip Davis remains married to the physical product.  His Omaha recording-rehearsal studio is […]

Mesonjixx

October 15, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

Mesonjixx’s music has influences of R&B, jazz, and soul, with a whole lot of heart mixed in. Growing up, she says she drew a lot of inspiration from listening to different artists her parents played […]

From the Heart

September 30, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Cristina Bertuldo caught herself singing—and lowered her voice to a slight hum.  “Sometimes, I’m very selfish with my gift,” she explains. “So many of my friends ask why I don’t sing as often.” She’s a […]

Gary Numan Plays the Slowdown Days After Fatal Tour Bus Accident

Gary Numan Plays the Slowdown Days After Fatal Tour Bus Accident

September 28, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Web Exclusive

“Here in my car, I feel safest of all. I can lock all my doors, it’s the only way to live.” Gary Numan’s 1979 hit song “Cars” has been a fan-favorite for decades, but the […]

Beck Gives Omaha Love in Lincoln

September 20, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Web Exclusive

The musician Beck gave a plug to Omaha during his concert at Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater. “I feel so comfortable here,” he said. “It must be a Nebraska/Omaha thing.” Beck is on tour for his […]

Story Telling with Evan Bartels

September 17, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

There’s a quote featured on Evan Bartels’ website that resonates loudly with the Nebraska-bred musician: “Evan Bartels doesn’t sound like any singer I’ve ever heard. Ever. His voice sounds old and young at the same […]

The Intersection of Africa with Latin Music

September 10, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

In a previous issue, I explored how the African-American tradition deserves credit for inventing all major forms of music created in America, such as hip-hop, disco, funk, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, blues, house, techno, […]

Curly Martin

July 29, 2018 · Posted In: Music, North Omaha, Omaha Magazine

If Curly Martin has something to say, you can best believe you will hear it if you’re within earshot.  “Man, tell me who came up with this idea for a story about the Chitlin’ Circuit, […]