Lord of the Dance

April 6 Lord of the Dance Orpheum Theatre, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m., $73-$97, omahaperformingarts.org, 402.661.8501   Maybe the drunken ramblings of the Pogues were too much for American audiences, but it seems like Lord of the Dance was the first time the Celts took root in the brains of stateside audiences. I mean, yeah, we had Lucky Charms and Darby O'Gill and those movies with Warwick Davis, but Michael...

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ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference

April 7 ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $69-$259 icanglobal.net   “A Global Conversation” is the theme of this year’s Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) Women’s Leadership Conference, which aims to inspire women to lead, “providing opportunities for professional and personal development.” National and local presenters include Mary...

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<p>Omahan Anne Cavanaugh poses with Vice President Joe Biden during the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House.  </p>Green House

“And for that you get a kiss.” That’s what President Barack Obama said to me right before pecking me on the cheek. And that is how the night got started on St. Patrick’s Day at the White House. The President didn’t kiss me because I’m Irish, nor because my sister Anne was celebrating her birthday, which earned her a gracious hug from the First Lady. But President Obama’s Irish roots were evident in...

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Black in Business

On a day when revelers are stumbling over themselves to puke up green beer, a week after the earthquake in Japan left tens of thousands missing or dead and four nuclear power plants in shambles, comedian Lewis Black is holed up in his New York City apartment. “I won’t go out there. Literally, the city has turned into a vomitorium,” Black says. “There are two days, really, that you don’t want to be in New...

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Tom Wilson

March 24-27 Tom Wilson The Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 Thurs. at 7:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Sat. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $15 Thurs. and Sun., $17 for all other shows, funnyboneomaha.com Tom Wilson, who you probably associate mostly with his Biff Tannen character from the Back to the Future trilogy, was kind enough to answer questions for us this week in advance of his weekend of dates...

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Fash Flood

GLOBAL FASH Bookies worldwide (yes, bookies) are finalizing bets on who will succeed John Galliano, the recently ousted head of French fashion house Christian Dior. If the rumors are true, Riccardo Tisci, head of Givenchy, seems to be the best bet overall to replace Galliano. British style icon Alexa Chung is set to release a second collection in collaboration with retailer Madewell. Chung’s first collection...

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Orchid Show

PICK OF THE WEEK March 26-27 Orchid Show Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $6/ages 6-12, $3/members FREE 346.4002 , lauritzengardens.org When my long-dormant orchid plant materialized with bulging buds last week I was so proud. Nevertheless, my two intricately pretty blooms have nothing on Lauritzen’s annual show, produced by the Greater Omaha Orchid Society. Enjoy displays from local,...

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