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Esoteric Therapies: Not Ready for Prime Time

Esoteric Therapies: Not Ready for Prime Time by Michael Braunstein It took Western medicine about 5000 years to recognize acupuncture as a valid and effective medical therapy. Acupuncture treats dozens of medical problems and improves the health of millions. Admittedly, Western medicine had few opportunities to learn about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Until the 19th century […]

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Life in the Balance: Tai Chi

Life in the Balance: Tai Chi by Michael Braunstein I heard an ad on the radio the other morning. It was for a clinic in the area that specializes in a particular field of physical therapy that was addressed to persons who, for some reason or another, have difficulties with balance. We’re talking plain, old […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Local artist Joseph Broghammer could have played it safe. When the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery offered him his current solo in the Old Market Passageway, Broghammer could have created yet another set of animal portraits not unlike last year’s Herd,a popular exhibit of beasts on the hoof. After all, why mess with success? For […]

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Power to the People

Nonprofits thrive when they find a community niche no one else serves. Next comes getting influencers and supporters to catch their vision and invest in the mission.  The entrepreneurs behind the six Omaha nonprofits featured here don’t lead the largest or the most well-known organizations. But each oversees a distinct work borne of passion and […]

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Sushi Train, Beer, Barre, and Bruno’s

Fontonelle Beer on the Boardwalk has returned to Fontonelle Forest. This weekend, enjoy locally crafted beer, music, fire pits, and raffles in the beautiful setting of a Nebraska’s changing leaves. Where: Fontonelle Forest When: Saturday at 6pm Bruno’s Soft Open Bruno’s, in the bay formerly occupied by Salt88, will be hosting 2 soft open events […]

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In Need of Rabbit’s Foot

About three minutes into Lucky, I sighed as I realized I was about to watch a film I’ve seen hundreds of times before and will undoubtedly suffer through hundreds of times again. It stars Harry Dean Stanton, in his final film role, as Lucky, a 90-year-old creature of habit who realizes his own mortality through […]

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Flu Shot? Not!

Look, we covered a lot of this just a few weeks ago but people keep asking so let’s review. How is it that we have to go over this every year and sometimes, every week? I’ll tell you. Because the drug companies, pharmacies, grocery stores, media, employers and confused people in every walk of life […]

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Tired Texan Takes the Stage

Tired of Waiting? After a few unavoidable delays, Tired Texan will host its soft open tonight on the corner of 108th and L. The establishment has completely gutted and redesigned the old Perkins on that corner, and is hoping to redefine how you eat barbeque. Texas Tumbleweeds, slow smoked ribs, and a slice of caramel […]

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Art + Yoga

Art is the expression of human creative skill and imagination through different forms such as painting or sculpting. Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline. It is a form of expression and way to practice health and relaxation by tapping into your mind, body, and spirit. Both art and yoga are forms of expression, […]

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Widows Full of Life

Circle Theater delves into new territory, world-premiering a musical about older women off on their own exploring adventure and identity in The BOOB Girls. BOOB, as you may have already heard, means Burned Out Old Broads. But these four women are far from burned out. If anything, they still hope to have some hot times. […]