The Reader’s B.J. Huchtemann Honored with National Award

Congratulations to The Reader longtime Hoodoo Blues columnist B.J. Huchtemann, who is the official 2015 recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism, given out annually by the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon during the International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis  in January.

"It is a huge honor and I'm delighted beyond words,"...

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Musical Cornucopia

There are great music options for getting out this holiday weekend. The 21st Saloon hosts Brad Cordle & The Mighty Jailbreakers in a special reunion show Wednesday, Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. There is no show on Thursday this week since it is Thanksgiving Day.
Matt Cox presents his fifth annual Barley Street Tavern Thanksgiving eve event gathering donations for the food bank. Cox and friends perform....

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The Mayor of Everywhere

By now, the sordid rumors that Macaulay Culkin has died have settled like dust to a floor and the internet has moved on to more important things—like Kim Kardashian’s posterior (yawn). Omaha will find out the truth soon enough when Culkin and his band The Pizza Underground make their way onto The Waiting Room stage with longtime friend Har Mar Superstar.

Har Mar, real name Sean Tillman, has been...

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Toy Drive, Bonneville, Paladins

The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge hosts one of its main events this Friday, Nov. 21, at Sokol Hall’s ballroom, 6 p.m. Proceeds from the 12th annual event, organized by local musician Larry “Lash” Dunn, provide Christmas gifts for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The area is historically one of the poorest zip codes in the United States. The toys donated by the Omaha community bring hope and...

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McMurtry, Big Sandy & Elmore

Austin singer-songwriter-guitarist James McMurtry is back for a Sunday Roadhouse show at Waiting Room Sunday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. McMurtry’s storytelling songs are rich with character studies. His snarling vocals and wicked guitar work are backed by an excellent band. In Austin he and Jon Dee Graham hold back-to-back residency sets at Austin’s Continental Club every Wednesday, which might be the best...

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Saturday, Nov. 8 Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers with Funk Trek and Paa Kow’s By All Means Band

This band’s original, heart-driven and funky R&B is both empowering and danceable. Josh Hoyer’s rich, soulful voice and vision put the horn-laden Lincoln soul-R&B-blues group on the national stage in 2014. Their debut disc charted nationally on the Roots Music Report’s R&B list, still holding in the Top 10 after over 25 weeks. The Shadowboxers were among the acts nominated for Best New Artist...

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McMurtry, Big Sandy & Elmore
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Remembering Dave
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