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Girls Inc. makes big statement with addition to renamed North Omaha center

A poor inner city North Omaha neighborhood recently gained a $15 million new investment in its at-risk youth. The Girls Inc. of Omaha center at 2811 North 45th Street long ago outgrew its digs in the former Clifton Hill Elementary School but somehow made do in cramped, out-dated quarters. Last month the nonprofit dedicated renovations […]

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Slouchers of the World, Unite!

Before I begin talking about this new, high-tech invention called the Lumo Lift, I must explain my affliction — an affliction that has haunted me most of my adult life, one that I’ve never been able to escape. I’m a chronic sloucher. I don’t know how it happened, I don’t know how I got this […]

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Past is Prelude

The Metro enjoyed a significant display of fine art last year and further proof is currently on display at Hot Shops Art Center featuring the 2014 OEA visual arts nominees.  Come to this show in January, and you’ll see highly polished, inventive work done by many of this region’s best artists.  More than 20 nominees […]

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A Conversation with Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels brings her “Maximize Your Life Tour” to March 12 at Holland Center. One of Jillian’s biggest Omaha fans, Angel Decker, got the opportunity to interview the fitness expert. Here’s their discussion. Angel: You are a weight loss/ fitness guru, life coach, reality TV star, and author of five books. You have millions of subscribers […]

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Play Me, I’m Yours:

“’The Play Me, I’m Yours’ Street Piano Project is an international, interactive public art project that is meant to empower and inspire members of the community through the arts,” explained Susan Thomas, Executive Director for Omaha Creative Institute. The project started in the United Kingdom in 2008. Artist Luke Jerram was the first person to […]

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Yoga Fun

lululemon athletica, a Canadian based yoga store and studio, opened its first store in the Omaha area last month at Village Point. “We want our stores to be fun and upbeat with a local flair,” said Nina Gardner, who is with lululemon athletica’s community relations, “Omaha is such a special place, full of people who […]

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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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Summer Luvin’

SPORTS/ACTIVE Now through September – Omaha Storm Chasers Werner Park 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion Omaha’s only professional baseball team, the Omaha Storm Chasers play at Werner Park and have home stands throughout the summer. Each home game has a theme so whether you enjoy food, two for one specials, fireworks or adult beverages, any day […]

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Pick: loom Weaves Joslyn Sculpture Garden

July 28 Loom Weaves Joslyn Sculpture Garden Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., 2-11p.m., FREE (Rain Date: July 29) Facebook.com/houseofloom, joslyn.org House of Loom started with loom events, “weaving the social fabric through dance.” Loom Weaves Joslyn Sculpture Garden is loom to the max, a multicultural festival featuring music, dance, body painting, live art, yoga, […]