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Things to Do in Omaha for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and it is never fun to think of something unique and thoughtful for your celebration at the last minute. This year, save yourself the headache and make the most of the many exciting possibilities that exist in Omaha. Whether you want to surprise your significant other or show your […]

Posted inMusic, Theater

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 […]

Posted inNightlife and Play

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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Not Like Anybody Else

If the triumph of pop stardom is universal name recognition, then those who only need a first name, whether given or invented, are the royalty amongst royalty. Beyoncé, Elvis, Madonna, Prince. Perhaps even Adele, Kanye, Rihanna, Bono and Björk. Each of these singular names generates a face so burned into our collective consciousness that it […]

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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 […]