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Heartland Healing

Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Visual Art Pick

“We All Live In a Yellow Submarine”

Visual Art Pick

NElovePS

Doctor Mysterian

Our insect future

Heartland Healing

Do nothing. Rest afterwards.

Theater Cold Cream

Golden Age of Theater? Lets Argue About It

Wait a week or two and we’ll lay out the entire 2012-13 theater season, one already memorable for the smash opening of August: Osage County at the Omaha Community Playhouse. But it isn’t too early to argue about just how golden these days might be.

In the last decade, I’ve looked closely at live theater here over the past 100 years, starting with the heyday of professional road companies bringing the likes of...

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<p>  Acrylic by Gary Kudym.</p> Pick: ARC: The Exhibit

Pick: ARC: The Exhibit
September 1
Nosh Wine Lounge, 1006 Dodge St.
8pm-close
noshwine.com

As part of Omaha Creative Week, new artist Gary Kudym unveils his acrylic paintings of butterflies that helped him metamorphosize his life. “ARC,” the title psyedynym stands for “Affirmation, Reinvention and Creation,” the three main inspirations of the series which is on display for the first time. Proceeds of the art...

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Pick: Elizabeth Cook

Aug. 30
Elizabeth Cook with Tim Carroll
Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, waitingroomlounge.com

“When it’s right,” Elizabeth Cook says in her bio about writing and performing, “it comes together and makes a glow in my soul, so intense it pierces a hot afternoon like a hissing firecracker.” She is a fine writer, so far best known for her co-write with Melinda Schneider on “Sometimes It Takes Balls to...

Planet Power

Cosmic Forecast, Aug. 23-Aug. 29

The sweet, gentle touch of the ever-renewing virgin turns the rrrrrooooaaaaring king of the beasts into the fawning pussycat at her lap. The daughter of nature promises the pleasures of hearth and home in place of long winter nights all alone. Ahhh, but what be the price to pay for a winter’s stay, you might say. The price, I’m told, is worth your wait in alchemist’s gold. Be patient. You must attain the golden...

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Pick: Yeasayer

Aug. 25th
Yeasayer w/ Daughn Gibson
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $20 in advance/$23 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Led by the core trio or Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder, Yeasayer came to attention while on tour with MGMT, just as MGMT blew up. While Yeasayer has yet to experience those highs, their fanbase has steadily grown since their 2007 start. Just when Yeasayer's...

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