Tara Spencer

KORN is bringing their Nocturnal Underground Tour to Omaha this month. more

Sep 15, 2016 3:59 PM Music

Taking Back Sunday will be in Omaha celebrating the release of their new album Tidal Wave. more

Sep 15, 2016 2:44 PM Music

Wearing a plain red T-shirt and black pants, Jill Anderson was still recognizable as a presence as she came through the door of Caffeine Dreams. She’s one of those triple threat artists – acting, singing, and dancing her way across stages a... more

Jun 10, 2016 5:12 PM Arts

Before CGI, Cecil B. DeMille created a masterpiece when he filmed “The Ten Commandments,” using Jello and toy soldiers to create some of his special effects. It’s a movie that, despite numerous advances in the world of film, has somehow sto... more

May 23, 2016 11:08 PM Film

I had never interviewed a comedian before, and made the unfortunate decision to re-watch some of Hannibal Buress’s stand-up performances right before my interview with him last Friday. It was the 13th, by the way. I probably should have kn... more

May 18, 2016 3:50 PM Art

Ben Burnley, lead singer of Breaking Benjamin, is sitting in his tour bus on a Friday afternoon during an unseasonably cloudy day in Orlando, Florida. As he answers questions, he’s watching small lizards run around outside the window. “The... more

May 9, 2016 6:28 PM Music

This story of a man’s journey following the once-proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline describes not just the physical journey of Ken Ilgunas, but also the mental journey he went on when he decided to undertake this task. The idea for... more

Apr 28, 2016 7:57 PM Art

While the Hottman Sisters, Heather, 25, and Jessica, 23, have only been playing together as The Hottman Sisters for about a year, they are certainly not novices. “I mean, we’ve been playing together forever, as sisters,” said Heather. In ... more

Apr 11, 2016 5:38 PM Music

Walking up to meet Ryan Porter in the lobby of the new DoubleTree on 72nd Street, I felt like I was going to hang out with a friend’s little brother. But I quickly realized his youthful appearance is deceptive. Porter, known to the Omaha m... more

Mar 28, 2016 10:24 PM Music

Talking to me from a bus on the way to Birmingham, Alabama, Taylor Burns of The Wild Feathers sounded pretty energetic for being on the road. But then again, it’s just the beginning of their tour, one which brings the band to Omaha for the ... more

Mar 26, 2016 5:04 PM Music

Whether you consider their style psychedelic rock or straight up Americana, you’re bound to find something in their songs to connect with. And that’s no accident. “Whenever I’m writing lyrics, I’m trying to figure out the best way to relat... more

Feb 15, 2016 7:07 PM Music

Known for his “cute and creepy” artistry, Gunnar Gaylord has really created and developed his own unique style. While the self-taught artist said he sometimes regrets not having a formal art education, he’s not sure he would have developed... more

Feb 5, 2016 5:28 AM Arts

While admittedly new to the tattoo industry, Amy Jiao makes up for her lack of experience with pure talent. With some enthusiasm thrown in for good measure. Currently at Inkblot Studio in Ames, Iowa, the Rochester Institute of Technology g... more

Feb 5, 2016 5:15 AM Arts

Cleaning up after an early morning session, Renken is constantly moving as he talks about his last 14 years in the tattoo industry. Born in Holdrege, Neb., Renken started his apprenticeship right where he is now, at Big Brain here in Omaha... more

Feb 5, 2016 5:12 AM Arts

The last time I was at M’s Pub was about a month ago. It was after our work Christmas party and my friend and I had decided we were going to stretch this Sunday Fun-day out. So we hit our favorite haunts, making M’s our second stop. After ... more

Jan 12, 2016 2:41 AM Specials

Sitting at a table in Aromas in his Benson neighborhood, drinking a white chocolate mocha, Gene Poindexter, aka TKO, is more soft-spoken and humbler than his songs and onstage persona would have you believe. Sitting across the table from me... more

Nov 23, 2015 11:13 PM Music

Every time I drive by Isa Moscowitz’s restaurant on Saddle Creek, David Bowie’s “Modern Love” immediately starts playing in my head. Being a huge Bowie fan meant the name always stood out to me, and I imagined the song had to be the namesak... more

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 PM Eat

The sleek, silvery blue of the 1967 Jaguar XK-E only seems to reinforce the fact that this car was built to drive like the wind. Literally. The car’s designer, Malcolm Sayer, the former aerodynamicist who designed the vehicle, considered w... more

Oct 2, 2015 11:46 PM Mixed Media

Not quite three years ago, my boyfriend and I were invited to a wedding in Chicago. It was an intimate, beautiful affair. Only very close friends and family were invited. Everyone was flown to Chicago and put up in a stylish hotel. Every de... more

Sep 1, 2015 4:49 AM Art

Omaha Performing Arts Omaha Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 10th birthday this October, and they are inviting everyone to celebrate with them. From an aerial dance troupe to Conor Oberst, there will be entertainment for all ages.... more

Aug 27, 2015 1:53 AM Arts

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