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Heartland Healing

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October 12 Portugal.The Man

The Beatles and Wu-Tang Clan are surprisingly John Gourley’s biggest musical influences. As the lead guitarist and singer for the Portland-based quartet, Portugal. The Man, Gourley’s wide range of styles clearly stems from being well-versed in all types of music. Born and raised in the vast nothingness of Alaska, he had plenty of time to imagine and create. “I had so much space to get away from everything,”...

Sports

Perplexing Problems

Few, if any, saw this coming: Wisconsin 48, Nebraska 17.

Yes, the oddsmakers gave Wisconsin more of an advantage than expected for a game involving undefeated teams, ranked seventh and eighth nationally. But a 31-point margin of victory for the No. 7 Badgers? Who could have imagined such a Big Ten debut for Nebraska?

Perhaps the most perplexing aspect of the Huskers’ lopsided loss was the continued problems on...

Portals comes home for Midwest premiere

Last month a New York City audience embraced the world premiere of the multimedia concert piece, Portals, and now the work’s come back to its other home, Omaha’s KANEKO, for performances October 5-6.

As creative director, acclaimed violinist Tim Fain has integrated music by Philip Glass and other noted composers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Aaron Jay Kernis and William Bolcom, with the words of Leonard...

Style

FASH FLOOD

While the swift sellout of the 400-piece Missoni for Target collection was a disappointment for many Omaha shoppers (the 72nd and Dodge Street store was all but cleared in five minutes), the newest designer collaboration announced by Target this week is quite unassuming in comparison. The Taiwanese American, Brooklyn-based designer known as Jason Wu built an early fan base in celebrities such as January Jones and...

Sunshine Superman: Donovan Leitch on Musical Healing

Between the balmy, carefree beats of the Beach Boys and the edgier introspection of the Beatles, showing less grit than Dylan and more mysticism than the Rolling Stones, Donovan Leitch, known simply as “Donovan” then, bounded to the top of the charts in the mid-1960s.

With iconic hits such as “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Catch the Wind,” “Atlantis,” and “Season of the Witch,” Donovan...

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