Posted inNightlife and Play

Best Nightlife and Play 2020

Nominations & Final Voting Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their industry at TheReader.com, starting in January, running through the end of March, a month later than normal. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category to appear on the final ballot, which ran […]

Posted inMusic, Theater

Our Stage Still Need Saving

 It was the very beginning of the pandemic scare. We had already started wearing masks. It felt uncomfortably close standing next to each other at the Slowdown that Friday night, March 13, 2020.  Virtuosic bassist extraordinaire, Thundercat had brought together people from many walks of life who had decided it was a big enough show to […]

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Residents Discuss New Police Union Contract, Utility Assistance Still Available in Douglas County, Lincoln-Lancaster Health Experts Warn Concertgoers and More Top Local News for Thursday, November 12

11/12/20 • Day 60 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Police Accountability Heard in Court, City Council Agenda on Monday Policing in Omaha, as well as across the nation, has come under intense scrutiny in recent months. From protests to the polls to policymaking of […]

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Interview with Tony Vargas, Positive COVID-19 Cases in Boys Town, Nebraska Reports Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. and More Top Local News for Thursday, October 22

10/22/20 • Day 39 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Campaign 2020: Interview with State Senator Tony Vargas Since 2016, Vargas has represented District 7 which encompasses downtown South Omaha. He is campaigning for re-election for the minority-majority district against Jorge Sotolongo, a political novice. For […]

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Nebraska’s Reopening Push Forward Déjà Vu: The Reader COVID-19 Roundup, Sept. 14, 2020

Starting today, nearly every county in the state is no longer required to follow state-issued directed health measures.  Under Phase 4, measures have been lifted that previously applied bars, restaurants, childcare facilities, churches, gyms, salons, barbers, tattoo parlors, weddings and more are lifted. Original guidance is still recommended, however. The only hard-and-fast limitation is that […]

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Public Outcry at City Council, Protest Ends Peacefully, Scurlock Grand Jury and More Top Local News for Wednesday, June 3

Wednesday, June 3 • 3 Days Under New DHM • At Least 27 Days to Go Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook “We’re Tired and We’re Frustrated and We Are Demanding Change.” The Omaha City Council approved extending Omaha’s state of emergency and recognized reckless policing killed George Floyd. The council […]

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OPS Schedule Changes, COVID-19 in Wastewater, Nebraska Football Positive Tests and More Top Local News for Tuesday, June 30

6/30/20 • Day 9 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook *Correction: This story incorrectly stated Ponca Chief Standing Bear was a member of the Omaha tribe.  Nightlife in the Time of Pandemic “Spacing out” now means a different thing. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com […]