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Readers’ Choice 2021: BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Nominations and final voting: Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their category for about eight weeks at TheReader.com beginning in January and running through the end of February. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category who will appear on the final ballot. Final […]

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise, Cannabis in Nebraska, Variety Magazine Internship

08/03/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Photo Collection: Community Fills the Streets for Native Omaha Days 2021 Reporter Chris Bowling walked up and down the parade route as it traveledalong on North 30th Street, capturing the energy of the event via photography.Check out Chris’ candids from Saturday’s celebration. Published in The Reader. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Happy […]

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Secondhand Serenade at Barnato

December 17 Secondhand Serenade with The Dangerous Summer and SayWeCanFly 8 p.m. | $35 Barnato Secondhand Serenade, led by singer-songwriter John Vesely, had a strong 2007, fusing acoustic power-pop, piano balladry and the prevailing emo-laden musical trends of the time. Since then, the band has released four albums under the alliterative moniker. Vesely’s stripped-down set […]

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An Anniversary and a Hands-On Experience

Javi’s One Year Anniversary Javi’s Tacos is celebrating their one year anniversary this Wednesday, and you’re invited! Stop by tomorrow at 17676 Welch (180th and Q) or 2559 S 171ct (Lakeside) for buy one get one burritos and half price margaritas. The establishment couldn’t go all out for a grand opening last year, but is […]

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Finding Healing and Joy

To get some context on creative life and challenges during the pandemic, I reached out to a few local and national folks. I started with Scott Scholz, who is the librarian at the Polley Music Library in Lincoln. Polley is a public music library on the second floor of the Bennett Martin Public Library in […]

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The Shakeup

Tired Texan A kitchen fire has put Tired Texan to bed for the next few weeks, but the owners aren’t taking the hit lying down. Chef, Grill-master, and co-owner turned temporary fire fighter Chip Holland managed to extinguish the fire, which gripped his kitchen shortly after he left for the evening last Tuesday, has the […]

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Raising Age for Mask Mandate, Relief Grants for Restaurants, and Thousands Missed Appointment for Second Vaccine Dose

02/09/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Game and Set-o, Jared Leto The Little Things is not a good match. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Good Afternoon, Today we have stories about the City Council considering raising the age requirement for the mask mandate, financial relief grants for restaurants impacted by the pandemic, and thousands of healthcare workers failing […]

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OPS Rushes High School Changes, OPPD Announces End of Emergency Alert, and Vaccine Priority List Changed

02/19/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Open Enrollment Extended for Marketplace Health Insurance For those who missed the 2021 open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace, the federal government has extended the deadline to apply until May 15. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Good Afternoon, Today we have stories about OPS parents who are unhappy with changes being implemented in high […]