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Courting Favor

Courting Favor Bemis offers something old, new, borrowed and blue with annual auction exhibit If you are a patron of the arts you have gotten the memo, not to mention the email, Twitter and formal invitation: “Come join us at the 12th annual Bemis Center Art Auction and Exhibition. The favor of a reply is […]

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Coming ‘Round Again

Every now and then, Gordon Cantiello flies in to Omaha from San Diego and creates some musical theater. This time, he’s hired a few of the metro’s favorite vocalists to present The World Goes Round, a Kander-Ebb revue opening this weekend. If composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb aren’t popping up on your screen, […]

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Game On

Has a major college basketball coach ever looked so darn comfortable in his new job? Rarely does a coaching transition go as smoothly and seamlessly as Creighton’s recent switch from longtime leader Dana Altman to new Coach Greg McDermott. And rarely does the old coach leave the cupboards as well stocked with talent as that […]

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Cosmic Forecast for Nov. 11-17

11.11? If there are seven steps to Heaven, they’re likely the Seven Deadly Sins transcended? Envy (be thankful for what you’ve got), Gluttony (look at yourself naked in a mirror), Lust (depends on what you lust after?), Pride (rid yourself of foolish pride), Sloth (do the work first), Wrath (or I’ll kill ya!) and Covetousness […]

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School Ties

The longest play Kansas managed came with about six minutes remaining in the third quarter of its 20-3 loss against Nebraska, when running back James Sims gained 23 yards over left end. The gain was nullified by a holding penalty on the Jayhawks. Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini referred to the play afterward. Kansas had […]

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Music Issue 2010: Top 20/Next 10

The process of compiling our fifth annual lists of the area’s Top 20 Bands and the up-and-coming Next 10 felt a little different this year. In a local musical landscape that’s seen an abundance of breakups, stalled ensembles and splintered side projects, it was tougher to make decisions. But there is still considerable talent among […]

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American Hate

For seven years while UNO criminology professor Pete Simi lived with and researched neo-Nazis, death threats against him and his family were common. “[It was] one of the things I had to get used to, in terms of doing interviews and hanging out,” Simi says. “‘If we ever find out you’re a cop, we’ll hunt […]

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Problems Easy To Spot

In the seven weeks since nearly 29,000 citizens consented to potentially recall Mayor Jim Suttle, headlines in Omaha have read like a political thriller. But among the fraud allegations, busing controversies, court dates and political bickering, the two questions that started it all continue to get lost: What’s wrong with Omaha, and how do we […]

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Slight Sting

There should be no doubt that director Michel Gondry ( Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ) is a genius; unfortunately, his 3D action/comedy spectacle, The Green Hornet , isn’t. It’s really more of a by-the-book bro-mantic comedy at heart, which is no surprise since it was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ( […]