Godmother of Soul

Sharon Jones was born exactly one month before my mother.   That’s pretty remarkable these days, in a business increasingly obsessed with youth, where only legendary, once-svelte young women, are still allowed to make music at her age. But, with no offense to my darling ma, the energy and zeal seeping from Jones’ every pore […]

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Satchel Grande and The Sandlot

June 10 Satchel Grande and The Sandlot Holland Center East Lawn, 1200 Douglas St. Music at 7:45 p.m., Movie at 8:45 p.m. FREE, food and drink for sale 402.345.0606, omahaperformingarts.org   Omaha Performing Arts is so not “killin’ me, Smalls” with this compatible pairing of local funky-fresh all-stars Satchel Grande and classic baseball flick The […]

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John Wayne: American

June 11-Oct. 2 John Wayne: American Strategic Air & Space Museum   28210 West Park Hwy., Ashland Adults $12, Seniors/Military $11, Children $6, Members FREE 944.3100, sasmuseum.com   John Wayne, aka The Duke aka Marion Robert Morrison was many things to the world. But above all, the acting legend was an enduring icon of rugged, […]

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Hobo with a Shotgun

June 3 Hobo with a Shotgun Dundee Theatre, 4952 Dodge St. Call or visit website for current show times $8.50/$6.50 students, seniors, matinees 551.3595, dundeetheatre.com   What’s a vagabond to do upon witnessing a town full of corrupt cops, pedophilic Santas and other urban scum? Make it rain justice with his 20-gauge shotgun, of course! […]

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Mr. Johnson’s Opus

James M. Johnson was a musician before settling into arts administration, and he might be dusting off his double bass in the coming months. “Unfortunately, having spent the last 25 years in a series of tiny New York City apartments, I never found room for a double bass,” Johnson says, laughing. “Maybe now that I’ll […]

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Taco Ride

PICK OF THE WEEK May 12 and 19 Taco Ride Wabash Trace Nature Trail Common start time between 5:30-6:30 p.m. $1 daily trail pass/$10 annual Thursdays through fall, tacoride.com   This notoriously fun jaunt was popularized when cyclists’ passion for physical activity merged with their hunger for cheap tacos and beer. Work up your appetite […]

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