Childers’ Talks ‘Normal’

            After a successful opening this past weekend of Next to Normal, SNAP Productions’ are looking to finish the theatre season strong. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner about a suburban family dealing with their mother’s troubling bipolar disorder is one of the more ambitious musicals in recent history. Echelle Childers, who plays the mother Diana, said that personal experience has helped her connect to the...

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Potash twins making waves in jazz

Identical twin brothers from Jewish suburbia, Ezra and Adeev Potash, are Omaha's unlikely gift to the jazz world. Their soul and funk-infused horn playing has everyone from Big Sam Williams to Wynton Marsalis singing their praises.

Ezra plays trombone, tuba and sousaphone. Adeev plays trumpet. The Westside High School grads recorded their 2012 debut album, "Twintuition," in Omaha as a New York City calling card....

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Pick: Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color

June 8

Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color

Members Opening Saturday, 6-8 pm

Joslyn Art Museum

www.joslyn.org

If the “City of Light” is not on your radar this summer either in place or in time, the Joslyn Art Museum offers the next best thing with its new exhibit, Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color. Featuring nearly 50, 19th century Impressionistic paintings, the exhibit is part...

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Pick: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

June 4th
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Stir Cove, 1 Harrah's Boulevard in Council Bluffs
7:30 p.m., $27, stircove.com

Behind the seemingly-simple Americana folk pop played by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is a conceptual backstory of the fictional Edward Sharpe, a messianic figure dreamed up by bandleader Alex Ebert. In the band's backstory, Sharpe came to save mankind but got significantly...

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Pick: Baths

June 2
Baths w/ Houses and D33J
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Will Wiesenfeld created the first Baths album, 2010's Cerulean, in his bedroom in a matter of weeks, though the short creation of the album belied its obviously detailed composition. Baths quickly garnered a host of chillwave and bedroom electronica comparisons, though his...

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Sheldon: The Naked Museum Party

June 1, 2013
Sheldon: The Naked Museum Party
Saturday, June 1, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Sheldon Art Museum
12th & R Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
Museum Hours: Tues 10 am - 8 pm, Wed – Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 12 pm -5 pm
402.472-2461, http://www.sheldonartmuseum.org/
The Sheldon Art Association is happy to be celebrating their 125th anniversary along with the 50th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s elegantly designed...

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Diaz opens up about Oz.

When it comes to the casting of The Wizard of Oz at the Omaha Playhouse, no one can doubt the natural fit of Noah Diaz as the Scarecrow.  The lanky, deep-voiced, goofy, and talented Diaz took time to talk about the process of bringing the Wizard of Oz to life under the direction of Susie Baer Collins.

On what set this show apart from other interpretations of the classic Oz story:

There's the obvious answer:...

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