The Neal World

Neal Duffy is the guy making your concerts sound crisp and pristine. He’s making every instrument and vocalization reverberate across the auditorium. Currently, he’s on tour with Neon Trees, who will open for Maroon 5 in Omaha March 3. He’s been with Neon Trees for two years since he caught his big break. Duffy received […]

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String Attack

At 24, most people can’t claim they have made a life out of music, let alone been at it for over 10 years. Kaitlyn Maria definitely gave the world a run for her money too. Maria had pneumonia 13 times, and she wasn’t supposed to live past six. Maria first played the piano in 1994, […]

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Hair Fall

Shannon Stickman is seeing some new styles this fall that call on some older looks while pushing forward with new ones. Stickman, co-owner of Seven Salon (located near 120th and maple) says key this fall is a “nautural look.” “I’m seeing a lot of work with natural highlights,” Stickman says. “There is more variation between […]

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Go Bobby

Bob Kerrey is a decorated war hero who has served Nebraska’s office as senator and governor, but this year he’s looking to connect with young people more than ever. Same-sex marriage continues to be a major social issue in this election. Kerrey is definitely for same-sex partners, and he believes gays, lesbians and transsexuals are […]

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Doctor Doom

David P. Murphy has published three books about flesh-eating zombies, but Murphy thought it was time to tackle apocalypse in his two new books, “Doomsday Survival Handbook” and “Rapturella.” David Murphy has managed to publish five books, three of which deal with zombies, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. Murphy said he […]

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Go Goth

Dominikat clothing continues to make a name for itself amidst the lacking market for Goths and punks while preparing its classical look for the goth ball this year. Lee Cunningham was determined to make his own clothes when current fashions, trends and materials just didn’t suit his palette. Cunningham pointed out it’s difficult to separate […]

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Dirty 30

It’s been 30 years spent celebrating the subversive world of punk, post-punk, and anything wildly alternative at Omaha’s Drastic Plastic, fittingly placed in the Old Market. Owner Mike Howard has an undying attraction to music, especially punk and its many subgenres. Howard was working in Denver in the 70s, heard the Sex Pistols and tossed […]

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Farm Out1

One overnight experience brimming with music and dedicated to alleviating hunger will resonate with the Omaha community early this fall. Farm Fest 2012 was the brainchild of Ronda McCarthy. McCarthy’s cousin, Laura Ballard, passed away on Easter 2011 from cancer. Ballard had a conviction to helping the Omaha community, from North to South Omaha and […]

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