Rock Steady

Omaha's 10th annual Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival is one thing the Missouri River flooding isn't stopping. Despite Mother Nature's recent attack on the Midwest, the show, as they say, must go on. The two-day event has been moved to the legendary Orpheum Theater, a more than suitable replacement. Organizer Tim Clark is determined to make this year another success.

“In terms of challenges, as...

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Loom to host open ‘House’, Saddle Creek opens shop

* 311 have added to the hometown celebration surrounding their July 19 headlining slot at the inaugural Red Sky Festival and the corresponding release of their tenth studio album, Universal Pulse: They will be signing albums at the Old Market location of Homer's Music, 1210 Howard St. The signing will take place at midnight Tuesday, July 19. Technically, Homer's will open their doors at 11:59...

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Maha Moves

The Maha Music Festival is taking its show to Aksarben Village.

The indie music-focused festival signed a lease agreement to use Stinson Park on the western edge of the midtown Omaha development. It sits to the north of Center Street at about South 64th Avenue, Maha organizer Tre Brashear says.

The entire festival area will be surrounded by an eight-foot privacy fence. Mercy Road will be...

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311 to sign autographs at Homer’s Music

* 311 have added to the hometown celebration surrounding their July 19 headlining slot at the inaugural Red Sky Festival and the corresponding release of their tenth studio album, Universal Pulse with an in-store signing event at the Old Market location of Homer's Music, 1210 Howard St. The signing will take place at midnight Tuesday, July 19. Technically, Homer's will open their doors at 11:59...

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Maha picks the Envy Corps to round out line-up

* The Maha Music Festival has added the Envy Corps to its lineup. The atmospheric danceable indie-pop band is from Ames, Ia. Maha takes place Saturday, August 13, with Guided By Voices and Matisyahu headlining. Maha is still working on details for a new site. Flood waters chased the event from the downtown riverfront area. The only spot left on the program is reserved for the winner of the Omaha...

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Before & After

A semester at Creighton University told the Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood all he needed to know about his future in academics.

The 17-year-old Kirkwood attended the Jesuit university in the fall of 1976, but he returned to Arizona shortly after.

It got cold, so I left,” Kirkwood told the Reader during a Monday afternoon phone interview.

I wasn't that into college.”

Kirkwood's parents are originally...

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