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Annie Brings Promise of “Tomorrow,” Wrapped Up in A Perfect Piece of Family Theatre

The first time I saw Annie was when I was a little girl, and I remember the magic and wonder of seeing children my age and younger performing on the stage of a national touring production. Eight years ago, I had the privilege of playing Lily St. Regis in a local Omaha community theatre production of Annie, and […]

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Why I Meditate

Why I Meditate by Michael Braunstein My first brush with meditation turned out to be something other than meditation. As a sophomore in high school, our Jesuit theology teacher wanted to teach us and he gave it a go. ( I love the Jesuits. They taught me freedom of thought and respect for intuitive knowledge.) […]

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Yard Chard and Other Superfoods

Yard Chard and Other Superfoods by Michael Braunstein How have humans become so dumb? There are probably a lot of theories. What I know for certain is that it happened relatively recently because when I was younger, we didn’t need labels and analyses to tell us what to eat and the difference between healthful food […]

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It’s No Joke: Women Are Funny

Guess what? Women are funny. And there’s a boatload of them in Omaha just waiting to make you laugh. Over the past decade the Omaha comedy and improv scenes have exploded into their own niche of entertainment culture. Since The Backline’s early beginnings in a Dundee basement, doors have been opened to anyone who wants […]

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Power to the People

Nonprofits thrive when they find a community niche no one else serves. Next comes getting influencers and supporters to catch their vision and invest in the mission.  The entrepreneurs behind the six Omaha nonprofits featured here don’t lead the largest or the most well-known organizations. But each oversees a distinct work borne of passion and […]