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Jesus Christ Superstar Revival is Divine Entertainment

A musical that stirred protests and religious skepticism, Jesus Christ Superstar started off as a rock record that solidified into a film and eventual full-fledged musical production.  In its heyday and at the height of its popularity it was deemed to be radical and was not without controversy. A Jesus movement and Gospel influence had started […]

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Jesus Christ Superstar Revival is Divine Entertainment

A musical that stirred protests and religious skepticism, Jesus Christ Superstar started off as a rock record that solidified into a film and eventual full-fledged musical production.  In its heyday and at the height of its popularity it was deemed to be radical and was not without controversy. A Jesus movement and Gospel influence had started […]

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Fraternities Hang Christmas Stalkings

Even when considered alongside other cults, fraternities are uniquely gross and terrifying. “They do charity and are good for networking” is a profoundly lame argument in the face of “They are linked to a simply breathtaking amount of sexual assaults.” A horror movie that leverages the inherent terror of the college rape crisis seems both […]

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Dance, Drink & Repeat at The Gatsby

Story by Salvador S. Robles | Photography by Stephen Driscoll I tend to give myself credit for having an above-average memory, and this might sound like I followed the bar trend from an early age, but I remember a time when Omaha really didn’t have a lineup of cocktail bars. Omaha is known for ranking […]

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Nebraska Needs to Solve its Early Childhood Conundrum

It is midmorning in Miss Chelsea’s classroom. Time to paint. The eight infants and toddlers in Chelsea Perry’s class at Omaha’s Child Saving Institute get out the paints and some large Lego blocks and begin to stamp their papers with swirls of color. These budding Picassos range in age from 9 months to 3 years. […]

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Third Generation Owners of Petrow’s Announce Closure

Petrow’s the Next to Go 5914 Center Third generation Petrow’s owners Nick and Michelle Petrow announced via press release that they will be closing the beloved Omaha eatery after more than 60 years. Famous for their family atmosphere and for being a Warren Buffet favorite, Petrow’s will be missed by generations of Omahans. The final […]

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Friendly Persuasion

The exhibit, All my Friends at Once opens at Split Gallery on December 13th. John Paul Gurnett, the curator and creative director of the show, writes, “The purpose of this show is to create a Queer gathering space at the SPLIT gallery,” and for LGBTQIA2S+ people to utilize the space for assembly. Among the artists […]

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Making His Mark

From the beginning of existence, humankind has tried to make its mark in the world. In the ever-expanding art world, cave artists, stone carvers, painters from every age, have continued to explore their creativity and search for the mark they will leave. In his exhibit, Jeff Sedrel: New Paintings, the artist shares his explorations in […]

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Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide Healing in a digital world by Michael Braunstein History shows that a society is shaped by its dominant technology. In the 21st century, society is now globally singular, geographically unbound. Our dominant technology is digital, reality reduced to ones and zeros. Our society has become as polarized as our technology. I […]

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Cutting Room for December 2019

This is a bit “last month,” but as we enter what promises to be the barren tundra of a climate crisis-powered winter, you’ll forgive me for wanting a bit of warmth. Alamo Drafthouse Midtown recently unveiled their lovely new mural from Omaha artist Watie White that depicts the Monday night movies held in Turner Park. You remember when people […]

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How to Shop for Your Movie Lover

“It’s the thought that counts” is not a sweet sentiment. It is a dire warning, provided you read it right. Somehow, this adage that was clearly designed to remind folks that they should actually, meaningfully think about the presents they give has been bastardized into a shorthand response for “I hate it, but at least […]

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Authentic Ethnic DIY

  Through some travesty of justice, Taco Bell is consistently voted “Best Mexican” in Omaha. I personally choose to believe this has more to do with people’s lack of experience than their true belief that a Doritos Locos Taco is really the ultimate ethnic experience. Spaghetti Works always walks away with an award for “Best […]

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Blue Christmas

December is a big month for most of us, on the run and juggling lots of events and work or school obligations. Every year, the Toy Drive for Pine Ridge and other local events focused on giving rather than getting, put the season in perspective. Since 2003, organizer and longtime local musician Lash LaRue (aka […]

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