Andy Roberts

They have made a lasting mark on the Omaha music scene and beyond.             Their skills are well known to be at the high end of the talent scale.             Now singer-guitarist Johnny Adams and guitar virtuoso Ron Cooley are at ... more

Jul 17, 2013 7:27 AM Music

            The Great American Rivers connect many things in this nation of ours. After the natural disasters of recent years, they provide a direct connection between Iowa, Omaha and New Orleans, home of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. ... more

Jun 2, 2013 4:56 AM Music

April 12 Preservation Hall Jazz Band Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas Street 8 p.m., $25 - $65 (402) 345-0606, This is an American institution. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band got its start in... more

Apr 9, 2013 7:19 AM Art

January 31 Savion Glover Orpheum Theater, Slosburg Hall, 409 South 16th Street 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 to $59 (402) 345-0606, He dances, he choreographs and he produces. The man also has been known to win a Ton... more

Jan 22, 2013 2:50 AM Art

Dec. 9 Zappa Plays Zappa Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs, 2701 23rd Avenue 8:30 p.m., $25 (712) 323-2500, Whiskey Roadhouse kiosk Making his daddy proud, Dweezil Zappa takes to the stage... more

Dec 3, 2012 7:23 PM Art

Dec. 10 Moody Blues Orpheum Theater, Slosburg Hall, 409 South 16th Street 7:30 p.m. Tickets $49 (402) 345-0606, Back in the days when The Moody Blues were regularly on the album charts, they were one of the ba... more

Dec 3, 2012 7:15 PM Art

Speaking from the New York studio where she was working with Bobby McFerrin on some overdubs, Esperanza Spalding said she is ready to make what she believes will be her first visit to Omaha.  “I think so,” she said.  “At least with my o... more

Sep 11, 2012 9:21 AM Music

January 31 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., Lincoln 7:30 p.m., $72-$223 402.472.4747 Many of us first heard them on Paul Simon’s Graceland.  Do you remem... more

Jan 20, 2012 8:34 AM Art

January 21 Popa Chubby Holland Performing Arts Center, Scott Recital Hall, 13th and Douglas 8 p.m. $25 Advance, $30 show day (402) 345-0606, It’s another show in the outstanding 1200 Club series. Popa Chubby, the... more

Jan 13, 2012 8:14 AM Art

The Firm is back and they’ve added a junior partner. For those of you who don’t know, The Firm is  Bill Eustice on bass, vocals and keyboards; Dan Crouchley on guitar, vocal and keyboards; Jim Morrow on vocals and guitar; John Foley o... more

Dec 14, 2011 8:18 AM Music

The first thing that strikes the listener about Chris Botti’s music is the tone he gets out of that trumpet. Where have I heard that distinctive sound before? Then it dawns on you that it hasn’t been around, at least live, for 20 years ... more

Nov 23, 2011 10:44 AM Music

May 14 Jakes’s Just Because We Can Block Party 62nd and Maple Streets 6 p.m.–2 a.m., $5, It happens just twice a year. They invite some friends, build a stage, pull in a beer trailer and book some music. Jake’s Cigars and S... more

May 12, 2011 2:23 AM Art



Bob Seger is a legend, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and, yes, he has credibility to rival almost anyone on the American stage. But until seeing Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band live — one of the best rock ensembles on the road — it’s e... more

May 12, 2011 12:02 AM Music

May 10 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Qwest Center Omaha, 455 North 10th St. 7:30 p.m., $31-$69 402.341.1500, 800.745.3000 or Just four days after his 66th birthday, the legend returns to Omaha. Bob Seger has some mi... more

May 5, 2011 1:56 AM Art

April 27 John Mellencamp Music Hall, 1804 Capital Ave. 7 p.m., $44.50-$142.80 402.444.3353, or 800.745.3000, There’s no guarantee that Meg Ryan, Mellencamp’s new love, will be there but the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer’s “No ... more

Apr 23, 2011 3:59 AM Art

April 8, 9 and 10 Symphony Pops Series: Rodgers & Hammerstein "At the Movies" Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas Street 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tickets $15-$80?(402) 345-0606, or... more

Apr 7, 2011 2:54 AM Art

Feb. 18 Step Afrika! Holland Performing Arts Center, 1300 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $19-$35, 345.0606, or Step Afrika! should be a real treat for anyone who loves dance but has never seen a step show. Step... more

Feb 17, 2011 10:32 PM Art

Jan. 22-Jan. 23 River City Mixed Chorus “Our Family Tree” First United Methodist Church, 70th and Cass Jan. 22, 7 p.m.; Jan. 23, 4 p.m.; $20 ADV/$25 DOS $15 seniors, students, children, Omaha’s outstanding GLBT chorus is marking m... more

Jan 20, 2011 3:45 AM Art

Dec. 22-23 Mannheim Steamroller Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7:30 p.m., $37-$77, 345.0606 Tickets have been on sale since Aug. 19, but at last word a few still remained for both performances. This is the real local act ... more

Dec 16, 2010 5:31 AM Art

Nov. 26-Dec. 19 Peter Pan — The Musical The Rose, 2001 Farnam St. Fri. 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. $16, 345.4849, “All children, except one, grow up.” These words begin James M. Barrie’s classic play, Peter Pan . The timeless ... more

Nov 25, 2010 12:43 AM Art