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Satchel Grande

 

Brass dreams and dances.

 

Shemekia Copeland

 

Shiny Recognition

 

Young soloists bring new life to beloved classics.

 

OEAAs, Theater, Friday Happenings

 

Music Visions for 2016

 

Much musical joy resounds at the start of the New Year

 

HOODOO Year In Review

 

Don’t Hibernate

 

<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews Cody Hanson and Joe Hinder Interview with Backstage Entertainment

The snow started in the Omaha area late Thursday morning and continued into Friday but that didn’t stop the Oklahoma boys in Hinder from playing that night. The show had been announced earlier this year and even sold out the Whiskey Roadhouse in Council Bluffs, IA. With the weather like it was, it was unsure how many people would actually attend the event. The place ended up still being packed and, like always,...


<p>  Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interview Howi and Big D from BALLYHOO!</p> BALLYHOO! and KayaVibe Interviews with Backstage Entertainment

Before the big snow storm last week hit the Omaha area, The Waiting Room hosted BALLYHOO! and KayaVibe on Tuesday, February 19th. Backstage Entertainment got the chance to interview both bands before they took the stage to get their thoughts about being in Omaha, NE, as well as talk about their current tour.

First, we spoke with Howi and Big D, brothers in the band BALLYHOO! The band was named one of the top 100...


Magic Slim in Pennsylvania hospital

Chicago blues icon Magic Slim, who moved to Lincoln in 1994, is in a Pennsylvania hospital, after falling ill while on tour.

The news broke Wednesday night, though Slim has been on life support for a week.

Born Morris Holt, Magic Slim made a name for himself as an electric guitarist and vocalist. Magic Slim split time between the Chicago juke joints, national tours and the stage at Lincoln's Zoo Bar when he...


<p>  Grammy Award winner Mavis Staples performs at Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Photo courtesy of MavisStaples.com</p> Mavis Staples, Tom Russell

Soul-gospel sensation Mavis Staples takes the stage at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre Friday, March 22, 8 p.m. Writer's Note: On Thursday, Feb 21, the Bourbon Theatre posted that this show has been cancelled due to a death in Staples' family. They hope to reschedule. Refunds are available at etix.com. If you caught the tribute to Levon Helm that closed the recent Grammy Awards, that was petite powerhouse Mavis Staples...


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