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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise, Cannabis in Nebraska, Variety Magazine Internship

08/03/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Photo Collection: Community Fills the Streets for Native Omaha Days 2021 Reporter Chris Bowling walked up and down the parade route as it traveledalong on North 30th Street, capturing the energy of the event via photography.Check out Chris’ candids from Saturday’s celebration. Published in The Reader. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Happy […]

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A Place for Everyone

Amelia Drake has heard that businesses shouldn’t try to be everything to everyone. But when it comes to The Berkley, the venue located at 19th and Leavenworth Streets she opened with her sister in late fall 2021, she sees opportunities to serve a wide swath of the community. “Every day I’m in the club, I […]

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Best Nightlife and Play 2020

Nominations & Final Voting Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their industry at TheReader.com, starting in January, running through the end of March, a month later than normal. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category to appear on the final ballot, which ran […]

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Our Stage Still Need Saving

 It was the very beginning of the pandemic scare. We had already started wearing masks. It felt uncomfortably close standing next to each other at the Slowdown that Friday night, March 13, 2020.  Virtuosic bassist extraordinaire, Thundercat had brought together people from many walks of life who had decided it was a big enough show to […]

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Ten Questions with The Beths

The Beths’ bandleader/singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes is an indie-rock firecracker who, along with her bandmates, creates hook-filled self-deprecating gems reminiscent of acts like ’90s heartbreakers That Dog., current-day dream wonders Alvvays, and fellow down-under-er Courtney Barnett (though Courtney’s from Australia while Stokes and Co. are from the land of hobbits, New Zealand). Unlike Barnett, The Beths […]

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Best of the Big O: 2019 Readers’ Choice – Nightlife and Play Winners

Check out our Omaha Nightlife Calendar for upcoming events at these Best of the Big O Nightlife and Play Establishments. Best Bar for an Internet Date Bushwacker’s Saloon & Dance Hall – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O Beercade – Reader’s Choice Ozone – Reader’s Choice Jerry’s – Reader’s Recommend California Bar – Reader’s […]

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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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Secondhand Serenade at Barnato

December 17 Secondhand Serenade with The Dangerous Summer and SayWeCanFly 8 p.m. | $35 Barnato Secondhand Serenade, led by singer-songwriter John Vesely, had a strong 2007, fusing acoustic power-pop, piano balladry and the prevailing emo-laden musical trends of the time. Since then, the band has released four albums under the alliterative moniker. Vesely’s stripped-down set […]