L A T E S T   M U S I C

Get Out, Support Live Music

As mentioned in last week’s column, attendance has been off at local blues shows. To keep the scene alive and thriving takes commitment on the part of the fans as well as the venues. Get out and see some live music. 
The Zoo Bar made a Facebook plea about two weeks ago asking fans to increase support of their touring shows. Likewise, The 21st Saloon does not seem to be seeing autumn audience attendance returning to...

entered on 10/08/14 at 01:21 AM | read more »

 

L A T E S T   F I L M

Fury Is Missing Fast

Inside of writer/director David Ayer’s Fury is a tight, 90-minute, “we will hold this line” war movie populated with complex characters and surprisingly good performances. Problem is, it was slipped into the carcass of a dirty, confused, overly serious, inconsistently grotesque snoozer in which Shia LaBeouf cries so often you’ll want to beat the accountant’s mustache off his stupid face if you don’t already.

The...

entered on 10/17/14 at 09:59 PM | read more »


 

L A T E S T   A R T S

LIGHT GLOWS AMID DARK DESPAIR

Most certainly Matthew Lopez has written a very imaginative and original play,The Whipping Man. And a fine cast at Omaha Community Playhouse does it justice on every level. Stephen Nachamie’s direction keeps everything vital and meaningful. The script, however, could stand some revisions, which it probably won’t get. Since the debut in 2006, there have been a number of productions; the present version is likely to...

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L A T E S T   C U L T U R E

As the blue light fades, memories from No. 32

We headed out to Kmart Saturday after I read via The Reader's Facebook page that the store was closing. 

First thing I noticed after bracing my way through the crowd headed the other direction with armloads of stuffed white poly bags was the gray tape stripe on the floor. It split in two directions, one toward Health & Beauty, the other toward Apparel. 

Neon orange signs had been taped on shelves, on end-caps, on...

entered on 10/07/14 at 08:40 AM | read more »

 

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