Release the Press!

This past week on the couches at Aroma’s, members of Max Sparber’s Omaha Playwrights Group sat down for coffee with the Omaha World Herald’s Bob Fischbach and myself to discuss the relationship between theatres and the media on a national and local scale. The discussion touched on a number of important topics bringing about better insight and understanding on how theatres and the media interact with one another,...

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Pick: Lauren Mabry Exhibit Opening

July 18

Third Thursday Exhibition Openings and Gallery Talk: Lauren Mabry

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street

Opening night: 6-9 p.m.

Bemis Center, http://www.bemiscenter.org
 

 Lauren Mabry’s work seems pretty raw. She doesn’t hold back from using brilliant color to dissect right through her ceramic pieces, provoking the question of intended emotion, as seen in her work “Split...

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Pick: Twinsmith

July 12
Twinsmith w/ Gordon, Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship
O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road
9:30 p.m., $5, facebook.com/oleavers

Twinsmith are now fully emerging from their evolutionary phase, having risen from the ashes of Jordan Smith and Matt Regner's previous band Betsy Wells. Joined by Bill Sharp and drummer Oliver Morgan (Landing on the Moon, Little Brazil), Twinsmith play a taut, energetic...

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Pick: Snake Island

July 13
Snake Island w/ Plack Blague, Universe Contest, Eric In Outerspace
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

Snake Island is unveiling their first official full-length album Evil Music, a vinyl-only release, before heading west for a three-week tour. The band recorded the album at Make Believe Studios with producer Rick Carson. Make Believe Records is co-releasing...

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Playhouse Awards Honor Exceptional Volunteers

One of the highlights every year at The Omaha Playhouse is the end of season Awards Night. It represents what lies at the heart of the Playhouse; people coming together and volunteering their time to create outstanding shows for audiences across the city. Everyone who has volunteered his or her time comes together to celebrate the year that was. This past season provided theatregoers with some truly memorable...

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Pick_Impressions: Selections from Stewart & Stewart

July 12

Impressions: Selections from Stewart & Stewart

Gallery 72, 1806 Vinton St.

Opening night: 5-9 p.m.

Gallery72.com or ingo@gallery.com

 

It’s not unusual to confuse fine art prints with the marketing massaged product known as “limited edition prints” which are normally commercially reproduced prints or posters that are signed. This particular show at the highly respected Gallery 72 in the middle...

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Johnny and the Giants on TCM

Johnny Carson wasn't called the King of Late Night for nothing.

In the days when television ruled American mass media culture the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson averaged 15 million nightly viewers. That's three or four times the audience today's late night TV talk shows command.

At the peak of his fame the Nebraska native (1925-2005) who never forgot his home was a bigger presence than the most famous of...

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