Documentary shines light on civil rights powerbroker Whitney Young

The civil rights and black power movements seem distant from Omaha until noting that Whitney Young Jr. cut his teeth as an advocate-organizer here and future activst Malcolm X was born here.

While Malcolm X moved with his family from Omaha as a child and only returned once as an adult, Young served as Urban League of Nebraska president from 1950 to 1953. Young faced racism first-hand growing up in the South and...

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Lion King Roars Its Return to Orpheum

The creative unity of Disney’s The Lion King is greater than even its wonderful parts. Its greatness, more than any blockbuster musical before, requires no starring celebrities; its success was assured before casting.

And its magic begins in the very beginning, when the sage monkey woman Rafiki, a South African named Nteliseng Nkhela, slashes the air with her piercing call to all the other creatures.. The...

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Irish Tradition on the Move

Sullivan’s bar, a long-time St. Patrick’s Day tradition, has served the midtown community since 1954, and the current owner is planning to continue that trend in a new location across the street. Owner Dan Houlihan has managed the establishment since 2001 when the chance presented itself. Houlihan had been working his way up in bars and restaurants for years before that. “I thrive on the high energy, fast-paced...

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the river bend. Usually, I would rant about the absurdity of starting a drinking binge at 7 a.m. and wearing ridiculous leprechaun hats and plastic shamrock beads, but my health and image concerns aside, St. Patty’s Day is an occasion to be festive! But there’s no need for you to look like a walking advertisement for Oriental Trading Company (okay, maybe the image concerns are...

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Brigit Lives Up to O’Neill Classic

We’re warned of the fog shrouding the Tyrone family’s summer home each time the fog horn blows. The fog inside the house rolls in on wings of whiskey and morphine, sounding its warning with angry words of blame followed by regrets and apologies.

Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night isn’t a bit foggy about the dysfunctional family’s complaints as the drug-addicted mother and the alcoholic father and...

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Pick: The Spits

March 11
The Spits w/ Coaxed and The Dad
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $12, theslowdown.com

There's an alternate reality where most of humanity was destroyed in a white-hot nuclear flash during the Reagan 80s. While some people survived, though they were mutated and devolved into a seemingly new species. A few of these new humans then found remnants of recording equipment and set about recording...

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Yolonda Ross adds writer-director to actress credits

You may not know the name but for more than a decade now Omaha native Yolonda Ross has been a stalwart actress in American independent cinema and quality television movies and episodic dramas.

Before recently working with a pair of star indie writer-directors – David Mamet, on the new HBO movie Phil Spector, and John Sayles on the coming feature Go for Sisters – she'd previously been directed by Woody Allen (...

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