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Tiempo Libre Kicks Off Jazz on the Green

Growing up in Cuba, members of the hot Miami-based Latin band, Tiempo Libre, studied classical music at Havana conservatories. Popular music was deemed subversive and thus forbidden. That included their native timba, but most especially American music.

Hungry for what they were denied, the players clambered atop roofs at night with homemade antennas to pick up faint Miami radio...


Rock Steady

Omaha's 10th annual Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival is one thing the Missouri River flooding isn't stopping. Despite Mother Nature's recent attack on the Midwest, the show, as they say, must go on. The two-day event has been moved to the legendary Orpheum Theater, a more than suitable replacement. Organizer Tim Clark is determined to make this year another success.

“In terms of challenges, as we are all aware, the...


Loom to host open ‘House’, Saddle Creek opens shop

* 311 have added to the hometown celebration surrounding their July 19 headlining slot at the inaugural Red Sky Festival and the corresponding release of their tenth studio album, Universal Pulse: They will be signing albums at the Old Market location of Homer's Music, 1210 Howard St. The signing will take place at midnight Tuesday, July 19. Technically, Homer's will open their doors at 11:59 p.m. Monday night for...


Maha Moves

The Maha Music Festival is taking its show to Aksarben Village.

The indie music-focused festival signed a lease agreement to use Stinson Park on the western edge of the midtown Omaha development. It sits to the north of Center Street at about South 64th Avenue, Maha organizer Tre Brashear says.

The entire festival area will be surrounded by an eight-foot privacy fence. Mercy Road will be closed the day before...


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