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A Drag Queen Christmas at The Orpheum

Looking for an exciting, musical, and inclusive event to ring in the holidays? “A Drag Queen Christmas” will visit the Orpheum on December 16. The event is part of an annual tour involving exciting drag performances, presented in a high-scale production fit for Omaha Performing Arts’ treasured venue. Omaha’s show marks one of 36 national…

OPINION: School Officials Should Support, Not Suppress, Expression Supporting a Diverse and Equal Learning Environment.

Adam J. Sipple is an Omaha civil rights lawyer and former Legal Director of the Nebraska ACLU. Whether it’s a student newspaper, posters or flags that promote racial equality or LGBTQ+ people, peaceful expression in Nebraska’s public schools seems to be under attack.  Recently, Millard North High School administrators bowed to the pressure and initiated…

Wayne Sealy, Creative Force Behind Omaha’s Mystery Manor

In 2019, Michael Torson and I decided to make a documentary on Omaha’s longest-running haunted house, Mystery Manor. We knew we had a great story, and within minutes of meeting its owner, Wayne Sealy, we knew we had a great storyteller to recount it. Sealy loved putting on a show for all ages. We would…

Dinner Drinks and Drag at Omaha Funny Bone

Visit the Funny Bone on November 23 for a lovely night of drinks, eats, and entertainment with some of Omaha’s finest LGBTQ+ performers.The drag entertainers and Midwest divas dance to elaborate routines featuring popular numbers on-stage and excel at crowd interaction while performing for tips.All the while, the premiere comedy venue has a full bar…

20th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival

The Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater, located inside the J.C.C., will host the Omaha Jewish Film Festival over four nights throughout November and early December. The fest has been breaking ground for 20 years, and this year’s theme is “views of the world through Israeli eyes.” Each of the four films starts at 7…