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Sarah Wengert

Sharon Jones was born exactly one month before my mother.   That's pretty remarkable these days, in a business increasingly obsessed with youth, where only legendary, once-svelte young women, are still allowed to make music at her age. ... more

Jul 13, 2011 11:52 PM Music

June 21 Omaha’s Largest Pizza Review Part Three Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 6 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com A day with a pizza party is like a day with extra sunshine or a wallet with extra Benjamins. Adding to the magic of Food &... more

Jun 16, 2011 3:07 AM Art

Through Aug. 28 Joslyn Treasures: Well Traveled and Rarely Seen Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Tues., Wed, Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $5 ages 5-17 FREE Sat. 10 a.m... more

Jun 16, 2011 3:04 AM Art

June 10 Satchel Grande and The Sandlot Holland Center East Lawn, 1200 Douglas St. Music at 7:45 p.m., Movie at 8:45 p.m. FREE, food and drink for sale 402.345.0606, omahaperformingarts.org   Omaha Performing Arts is so not “killin’ me, Smal... more

Jun 10, 2011 2:43 AM Art

June 11-Oct. 2 John Wayne: American Strategic Air & Space Museum   28210 West Park Hwy., Ashland Adults $12, Seniors/Military $11, Children $6, Members FREE 944.3100, sasmuseum.com   John Wayne, aka The Duke aka Marion Robert Morrison w... more

Jun 10, 2011 2:41 AM Art

June 3 Hobo with a Shotgun Dundee Theatre, 4952 Dodge St. Call or visit website for current show times $8.50/$6.50 students, seniors, matinees 551.3595, dundeetheatre.com   What’s a vagabond to do upon witnessing a town full of corrupt cops... more

Jun 2, 2011 2:48 AM Art

PICK OF THE WEEK May 28 Tom DeBuse Memorial and Fundraiser Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. Outdoors and indoors, 3-10 p.m. Adults $10 for 10 tickets, Kids $5 for 5 tickets, Age 2 and under FREE, tomdebuse.com   Much like Tom DeBuse... more

May 26, 2011 2:55 AM Art

May 21 Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $25-$70, omahasymphony.org   I was recently privy to a marriage proposal that involved “Rock Band” and a version of Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Am... more

May 19, 2011 2:11 AM Art

James M. Johnson was a musician before settling into arts administration, and he might be dusting off his double bass in the coming months. “Unfortunately, having spent the last 25 years in a series of tiny New York City apartments, I ... more

May 18, 2011 10:50 PM Music

PICK OF THE WEEK May 12 and 19 Taco Ride Wabash Trace Nature Trail Common start time between 5:30-6:30 p.m. $1 daily trail pass/$10 annual Thursdays through fall, tacoride.com   This notoriously fun jaunt was popularized when cyclists’ pass... more

May 12, 2011 2:27 AM Art

May 18 Comedy for Cancer Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 7:30 p.m., $10, dinner available funnyboneomaha.com, 402.493.8036   Cancer is about as unfunny and grave as it gets, but this Wednesday the Funny Bone Comedy Club’s staff a... more

May 12, 2011 2:21 AM Art

May 5 Shakespeare on the Silver Screen: The Tempest Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., 6 p.m. discussion, $10 nebraskashakespeare.com   This screening of The Tempest caps a partnership between two local gems, Nebraska Shak... more

May 5, 2011 2:04 AM Art

April 29-Sept. 15 Outside Kaneko Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Regular hours and admission 402.346.4002, lauritzengardens.org   A garden itself is nature’s work of art, especially the way it has been done on Lauritzen Gardens’ 100-acr... more

Apr 28, 2011 3:55 AM Art

April 23 Earth Day Omaha Elmwood Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, earthdayomaha.com Back in the day Earth Day celebrations were punctuated with eco-crusading hippies, hackeysacking in Birkenstocks and swathed in patchouli. But, as the Earth itse... more

Apr 20, 2011 8:34 PM Art

April 22 Found Footage Festival Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, foundfootagefest.com If you like unintentional comedy and yearn for the days of the humble VCR, this is the show for you. According to their website, hosts and found... more

Apr 20, 2011 8:32 PM Art

April 20 Grateful Dead Movie Event Marcus Midtown, 3201 Farnam St. Village Pointe Cinema, 304 N. 174th St. 7:30 p.m., $12.50 marcustheatres.com/Movie/MovieDetail/63744   There may be no better way to spend a fine 4-20 than by taking a cinem... more

Apr 14, 2011 2:52 AM Art

April 7 David Dondero and Franz Nicolay Slowdown Jr., 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $10, theslowdown.com   David Dondero is Omaha’s favorite non-native singer-songwriter. Ties to local musicians made us a perma-stop on his tours and his engaging ... more

Apr 7, 2011 2:56 AM Art

April 5 Janet Jackson Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 p.m., $49.50-$125, 341.1500 qwestcenteromaha.com   The legendary Janet Jackson (that’s “Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty”) is known for her famously quirky family and the infamous Super Bow... more

Mar 31, 2011 3:02 AM Art

April 7 ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $69-$259 icanglobal.net   “A Global Conversation” is the theme of this year’s Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) Women’s Leadership Conf... more

Mar 31, 2011 2:48 AM Art

PICK OF THE WEEK March 26-27 Orchid Show Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $6/ages 6-12, $3/members FREE 346.4002 , lauritzengardens.org When my long-dormant orchid plant materialized with bulging buds last week I was so... more

Mar 24, 2011 2:15 AM Art

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