L A T E S T   M U S I C

Fall Music Preview:

Susanna Perry Gilmore, Concertmaster

“I am encouraged by the new labor agreement which represents the long term commitment to great music making from both the Omaha Symphony musicians and the management,” said Susanna Perry Gilmore, concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony.

She said a five year agreement is rare in orchestra labor contracts these days and is a positive thing for Omaha.

Gilmore joined the Omaha...

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L A T E S T   F I L M

Fall? Oh, me!

I’ve reviewed movies professionally for more than a dozen years. The few weeks immediately surrounding the end of summer has always served as Hollywood’s trash heap. Only, unlike the talking one from “Fraggle Rock,” this trash heap doesn’t offer advice so much as waste hours of people’s lives so that mid-range stars can draw a paycheck.

This post-summer blah is the worst ever. How bad is it? The week after Labor...

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L A T E S T   A R T S

ALERT AND CHORTLING

In the darkened theatre a disembodied voice starts talking to you. Then a man reveals himself, a  sweet, funny charmer who knows a lot about musicals. Then, before you know it, all kinds of lights sparkle, focusing on a shiny parade of 11 colorful characters from a bygone Broadway show.You’ve become engaged in a wild, hilarious send-up of those good old days with that man giving you background, comments and personal...

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L A T E S T   C U L T U R E

U2’s Great (boring) Album Giveaway

Did you follow the Apple announcement last week?

Needless to say, I’ll be replacing my broken-screened iPhone 5 with an ultra-slim 6 some time in the next two weeks. And how about the Apple Watch! Gotta have one of those, right? Starting at $349, maybe not. I’m waiting to hear the first Apple Watch joke, something along the lines of “It works like the iPhone; if you’re on AT&T, it drops a few minutes out of every...

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