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Hoodoo: Passion and Persistence

Let’s start with what’s new. The newly opened jazz club, The Jewell, in the Capitol District. The vision and efforts of Omaha transplant Brian McKenna are bringing world-class jazz artists to Omaha and giving some of our fine local talent that has been gigging at places like Jambo Cat in Dundee a new place to […]

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‘Wild and Woolier Time’

From my perch in the office loft on Harney Street up from the Old Market, I looked down at the pages of that week’s edition. They were carefully ranked across the first floor. Most of those with full-page ads were done, while half- and quarter-pagers awaited their assigned stories, columns or calendar items. Sales reps […]

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Scratchin’ the Surface

For the past two and a half decades, the Reader has covered the Metro visual arts from a unique perspective revealed in this publication’s very title. We wrote about the various arts venues and the artists whose work they exhibited, but we wrote for our readers. Our job, not so simply, was to cover the […]