Helping Parents and Kids

Imagine trying to communicate with your child’s teacher in a foreign language, or trying to help your child with homework in a foreign language. Those scenarios are reality for hundreds of immigrant Omaha families with children in Learning Community schools, and a reality that the Learning Community Center of South Omaha, which just opened this […]

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Pick: STNNNG

July 29th STNNNG, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship, Baby Tears, Birthday Suits The Waiting Room Lounge 6212 Maple Street 9 pm, $7 Bet you didn’t know that there was a punk song about Grand, Island, NE. If you did, then you are already familiar with the oddity that is STNNNG (pronounced “Stunning”), the five-piece outfit […]

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A Few Words With Icarus Himself

Nick Whetro, frontman for Madison, WI-based freak folk outfit Icarus Himself, is not afraid to let people into his mind and life. The band’s first three recordings, starting with 2009’s EP Mexico and culminating with 2011’s Career Culture detail his movement from small-town Fremont, Indiana to the badger bastion of Madison. This Thursday, July 19th, […]

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Pick: Father John Misty

July 6th Father John Misty, Youth Lagoon Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. 8 p.m., $12/adv, $14/dos The story goes like this: unhappy drummer (Joshua Tillman) for one of the world’s most successful folk bands (the Fleet Foxes) leaves after their best-selling album (Helplessness Blues) and goes on a road trip with copious amounts of hallucinogens. […]

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Pick: DeVotchKa

July 2 Devotchka, So-So Sailors, Pony Wars Slowdown 729 N. 14 St. 8 p.m., $15.00 The last place I would’ve expected DeVotchKa to hail from is right down the road in Denver – their name sure does harken to mind a rag-tag group of beefy tattooed ex-Soviet prison guards escaping their callous pasts through Siberian […]

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Pick: Cory Branan

June 27 Cory Branan The Sydney, 5918 Maple St. 9 p.m., $10 The most maddening aspect of the music industry is its micro-management of an artist’s image. With seemingly every album cycle comes an attempt by the artist and their publicity crew to contrive an aura that will “play well” in a certain market – […]

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