Walking the pipeline with Ken Ilgunas

This story of a man’s journey following the once-proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline describes not just the physical journey of Ken Ilgunas, but also the mental journey he went on when he decided to undertake this task.

The idea for this cross-two-countries trek formed while Ilgunas was working as a dishwasher at a camp for oil workers in Alaska. Though it started as a fantastical distraction at the time, it...

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Anticipation and Appreciation

Much of the excitement in revisiting a great classic like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes from anticipation of the most familiar favorite moments.

But there’s also the hope of new discoveries, something you hadn’t really noticed before that adds to your appreciation of the musical. Both rewards were abundant in the new touring version that continues at the Orpheum Theater thru Sunday, May 1.

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Girl Power

You might expect, given the fame of the film that preceded the play, the most memorable moments in Calendar Girls at the Omaha Community Playhouse to involve the middle-aged ladies undressing for their fund-raising photos.

Instead, the nudity is so discreet that the “no front bottoms” demand by the least shy model (Jessie played by silver-haired Sue Mouttet) could have added “no front tops” and “no behinds.”

If...

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Two to One

When Mondo we Langa died at age 68 in the Nebraska State Penitentiary last month, he’d served 45 years for a crime he always maintained he did not commit. The former David Rice, a poet and artist, was found guilty, along with fellow Black Panther Ed Poindexter, in the 1970 suitcase bomb murder of Omaha police officer Larry Minard. With his reputed accomplice now gone, Poindexter remains in prison, still asserting...

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Amy Schumer

If you have yet to see the movie Trainwreck, staring Amy Schumer, and if you enjoy a feel-good comedy with a self-destructing, dynamic character, that will help resolve your own conflicting issues about your past relationships and mistakes, stop reading this. Now, go rent, stream or buy one of the funniest movies I have seen this past year and prepare to laugh, just a little bit. You may also feel awkward, that may...

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Art + Yoga

Art is the expression of human creative skill and imagination through different forms such as painting or sculpting. Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline. It is a form of expression and way to practice health and relaxation by tapping into your mind, body, and spirit. Both art and yoga are forms of expression, so why wouldn’t they go hand in hand? Come celebrate and learn about both during the Family...

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Cultural Treasure

This show has been labeled as a cultural treasure because of the traditional dance, Mexican music and flamboyant costumes. In 1985 Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz was founded by Maestro Hugo Betancourt and call home Xalapa, the capital of the Eastern Mexico gulf state of Veracruz. This group has toured internationally in more than 20 different countries performing this traditional dance along with...

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