Orphan Trail

Author Marilyn June Coffey says she tears up every time she reads this part of Teresa Martin’s story: “As she slipped her wide foot into her shoe, she felt like Cinderella donning the glass slipper. Up from ashes. She could hardly breathe. After all those school children’s taunts, after the years living with the hurtful Biekers, the years scrubbing floors, the lonely fight to be educated, after a lifetime of...

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New J.D. Salinger bio, David Foster Wallace

* What books will you be reading this year? Kenneth Slawenski’s portrait of the Catcher in the Rye author, J.D. Salinger: A Life is rumored to be the most in-depth biography yet. O: A Presidential Novel by an anonymous author that proudly claims to “have been in the room with Barack Obama” is said to be “about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous...

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Cursive Performs Domestica

Jan. 18 Cursive Performs Domestica Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $12, onepercentproductions.com For those of you who remember seeing Cursive back in the Cog Factory days or watching them play Sokol Underground to an audience of 20 people, the evolution of the group since then has been astounding. Six studio albums, 6 EPs and 11 music videos later, Cursive is cemented in indie rock history. In honor of...

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Ozzy Osbourne w/ Slash

Jan. 16 Ozzy Osbourne w/ Slash Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 7:30 p.m., 21+, $29.50-$75, 422.1212 qwestcenteromaha.com If you happen to come across a strange spectacle on the northern edge of downtown next Sunday, fret not … it’s merely the Crazy Train, and it came to rock out. British head-banger, and self-described “Prince of Darkness” Ozzy Osbourne is like your favorite slinky tumbling down an endless...

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With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition

Jan. 15-March 30 With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. $7, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-12 444.5071, durhammuseum.org The Transcontinental Railroad won the support of President Abraham Lincoln, whose executive order designated Council Bluffs as the eastern terminus. Yet amid much public wrangling and back room maneuvering Union Pacific chose Omaha over its...

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Feelin’ Groovy: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel

Jan. 15 Feelin’ Groovy: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $25-$70, 342.3560 omahasymphony.org The sounds of the ’60s will forever live on in America’s consciousness as a time when music was made for the sake of music and rock ‘n’ roll was still pure. This Sunday treat yourself to taste of those golden years, or relive your glory days when the Omaha Symphony brings...

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Fortnight EP Release Show w/ So So Sailors, Landing on the Moon and Down With the Ship

Jan. 15 Fortnight EP Release Show w/ So So Sailors, Landing on the Moon and Down With the Ship Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St 9 p.m., $7, theslowdown.com Fortnight has been bouncing around the stages of Omaha for a few years … but now they’re finally committed to record. Playing a heart-on-the-sleeves indie rock that calls to mind at once the last few years of Omaha and the young old soul of Paul Westerberg, the band...

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