Pick: Bloc Party

May 28th
Bloc Party w/ Bear Mountain
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $25, onepercentproductions.com

Bloc Party have survived the crushing wave of British music press hype that has killed previous English buzz acts and released their fourth album, simply titled Four, in 2012. It's been a quick eight years since the band's first album, Silent Alarm, but Bloc Party have already seemingly lived the...

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Pick: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

May 27th
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings w/ Vintage Trouble, Satchel Grande, Mojo Bag
River's Edge Park, Council Bluffs
4 p.m., FREE, playingwithfireomaha.net

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have brought a modern feel to the warm analog sounds of classic soul and funk, providing their own imprint on the golden era of Motown and Stax Records. The group is preparing to release their fourth album, Give the People...

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Carol Summers: 61 Year Retrospective

May 24, 2013
Carol Summers: 61 Year Retrospective
Opening Reception: Friday, May 24 | 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Saturday, May 25 | 2:00 p.m.
Gallery 72
1806 Vinton Street
Hours: Wed – Sat 10 am - 6 pm
402.496-4797, http://gallery72.com/
If you love bright color and evocative imagery don’t miss Carol Summers: 61 Year Retrospective, opening Friday, May 24 at Gallery 72. The California based printmaker...

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From Super Heros to Zombies

Molly Welsh has worn many different hats at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. She’s been a house manager, an actor, a location manager, a sound designer and a participating playwright. This year, she dons the playwriting cap once again as one of only two Nebraska playwrights chosen for the GPTC PlayLab readings (and the only playwright from Omaha). This is Welsh’s second play selected for Great Plains (her...

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Pushing the Artform and Connecting Communities

Now into it’s 8th year, the Great Plains Theatre Conference continues to evolve into one of the premiere theatrical experiences both locally and nationally. The conference gathers top national artists and playwrights that respond and give feedback to new works from across the country while also hosting workshops for emerging writers to help craft their voices. Equally important, Producing Artistic Director Kevin...

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The Hood Internet

             The mash-up phenomenon exploded when Girl Talk hit the scene and in 2007, two friends from Chicago decided they could do it, too. So they put up a music blog and called it The Hood Internet. Six years later, Steve Reidell (STV SLV) and Aaron Brinx (ABX) have boiled down mash-ups into an exact science. Taking indie rock and, often times, “crunk” rap, they smoosh them together, a formula which has...

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Martin Sexton

             Like Neil Young, Tom Petty and many other acoustic musicians before him, Martin Sexton finds solace in the simple act of strumming a guitar. Whether it’s sitting on a rock at the Grand Canyon or on stage in front of thousands of people, if Sexton has his guitar, he’s going to be alright. The 47-year-old singer-songwriter has collaborated with everyone from John Mayer to Peter Frampton. He blends...

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