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2023 Summer Concerts in Omaha Through Labor Day

Another season of live summer music is here, and Omaha is ready to party. This year, choose from 60 top-notch shows – with more added to the concert calendar daily. The following summer concerts in Omaha through Labor Day include mainstay events and under-the-radar shindigs alike. Some are free, while others directly support the local…

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Robert Dewey “Bob, Poppo” Hudson

Publisher’s Note: The annals of the founding of The Reader are anchored in a youth-led effort to save Sokol Hall on 13th & Martha in 1990 from a questionable fire-safety inspection. Bob Hudson had the courage, and some might say mischievousness, to encourage this effort, playing a critical role in not only saving Sokol, but…

Omaha Looks Good When Koterba’s Drawing it

My cartooning career began at the age of five in South Omaha. I would draw cartoons for a newspaper I created for my parents. While I only had two readers of my work, I knew in my heart that I wanted to become a full-time cartoonist. You can’t really go to school to become an…

Mary Ann Krzemien: A Force for Good in South Omaha

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