Pick: Buck Bowen CD Release

January 25
Buck Bowen CD Release w/ Weird Owl, Brent Crampton
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

The smartass slacker persona still lurks within Buck Bowen, but the Omaha expatriate has evolved eons beyond the goofy, opinionated hip-hop purist that made his name as a local emcee a decade ago. Now he's become serious about the varied sounds he mixes and mashes...

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Pick: Savion Glover

January 31

Savion Glover

Orpheum Theater, Slosburg Hall, 409 South 16th Street

7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 to $59

(402) 345-0606, www.ticketomaha.com

He dances, he choreographs and he produces. The man also has been known to win a Tony Award. SoLe Sanctuary, Savion Glover’s latest offering, brings tap dancing to Omaha at its most stunning. On a shrine-inspired set, Glover and Marshall Davis, Jr. pay homage to...

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Pick: Made in Omaha

Jan. 24– Feb. 28, 2013
Made in Omaha
Hillmer Art Gallery, College of St. Mary, 7000 Mercy Rd.
Opening Reception: 5 pm – 6:45 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013
Regular hours: Mon - Thurs 9 am – 7:30 pm, Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 
http://www.csm.edu/about_us/news__events/special_events/art_gallery_series/index.asp, 402.399.2400

The College of St. Mary is featuring work by Omaha artists who have...

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Shelterbelt Showing the Love

Love can be many things. It can be forced, it can be natural, it can surprise, it can comfort, it can harm, it can make you question yourself, it can be ridiculous, it can be inexperienced, it can be sophisticated, it can make you cry tears of joy and sorrow, it can be mutual, it can be unrequited, at times it can be boring, but at others it can be exhilarating. These are all aspects that describe From Shelterbelt...

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Deathtrap Audience Goes from Horror to Hilarity

Bob Hope sang, “Thanks for the memories,” but Deathtrap has me singing thanks for few memories. I’d seen the 1990 version at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the movie with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, but that didn’t spoil the suspense.

I didn’t remember the scary plot twists or even how funny it was. The only problem? Sharing its appeal without revealing those twists and turns.

The laughs may not...

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Pick: The House I Lve In

Jan. 22
Special screening: The House I Live In (followed by panel discussion)
Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St.
7 p.m., Tickets from $4.50 to $9
402-933-0259, www/filmstreams.org

When it's all added up, America's War on Drugs has lasted longer than any sustained conflict in U.S.history and it may just account for more dollar expenditures and casualties, whether through death or incarceration or ruined lives,...

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Pick: Railroad Earth

January 22
Railroad Earth w/ Whitewater Ramble
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
8 p.m., $20 in advance/$25 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Railroad Earth have risen above their standing as one of the brightest lights in the so-called newgrass movement and honed their craft into a act that channels alternative country, folk-pop, instrumental country and Dixieland-inspired jams. Primary songwriter Todd...

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