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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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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Tommy, Shadowboxers & More

Tommy Castro, two-time winner of the Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, is at The 21st Saloon for a special show sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha Sunday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. Castro, a favorite with local audiences, recently received a 2014 Blues Blast Music Award for Rock Blues Album Of The Year for The Devil You Know (Alligator). The disc is a high-energy, rocking...

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MAHLER’S RESURECTION SYMPHONY

FRIDAY, SATURDAY 7, 8

Nov. 7, 8

Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

Omaha Symphony Masterworks Series

Sari Gruber, soprano

Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano

Omaha Symphonic Chorus

Creighton University Chamber Choir

University of Nebraska at Omaha Concert Choir and Chamber Choir

Judith Clurman, chorus master

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Holland Performing Arts Center

1200 Douglas St.

7:30 p.m....

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Tommy, Shadowboxers & More
by B.J. Huchtemann



Remembering Dave
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Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys
by Tim McMahan



Future Tense: 2012 Music Predictions, Pt. 2
by Tim McMahan



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