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Pick: An Evening With Gillian Welch

October 13
An Evening With Gillian Welch
Rococo Theatre, 140 N 13 St., Lincoln
$25 General Admission, $27.50 Reserved
8 p.m.
Etix.com

Gillian Welch writes and performs songs steeped in timeless Appalachian flavor and gives her compositions just enough modern edge to create something entirely new yet somehow immediately recognizable. She and partner/ guitarist extraordinaire David Rawlings released Welch’s...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: The Green Home Tour and Expo

Oct. 15
The Green Home Tour and Expo
The Harper Center, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, unomaha.edu, FREE, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $5.

A sampling of items being focused on during the 2011 Green Home Tour and Expo: the benefits of sustainable design, urban re-development, walk-able neighborhoods and mixed-use design. These subjects are going to be covered from a variety of angles. First, the expo...

Sports

Taylor’s Tempestuous Week

Taylor Martinez had to pause and laugh while complimenting his teammates following Nebraska’s 34-27 come-from-behind victory against Ohio State.

As he was saying how proud he was of the team, he leaned forward and laughed.

The immediate cause was teammate Ron Kellogg III, a back-up quarterback who was standing behind the bank of cameras and reporters on the edge of the weight room.

Teammates often try to...

Omaha Lit Fest: ‘People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like’

In his capsule of the 2011 (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, founder-director and novelist Timothy Schaffert draws a parallel with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Specifically, to the humbug Wizard's endowing the Tin Woodman with a heart made of silk and sawdust, with some soldering necessary to better make the heart take hold.

As Schaffert (The Coffins of Little Hope) suggests, the writer's process is part alchemy, part...

Style

FASH FLOOD

This Thursday, October 13th, Omahans will have their choice of two chic events to attend.

Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. at Parliament Pub Midtown is FashionBar: Fall Fury featuring the “Fall Guys” and DJ Ryan Swan. In celebration of the changing seasons, it will include a presentation of photographs by Jason McClaren and Matt Warburton for the Reader’s fall style issue. Dressed in attire from local boutique Denim...

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