Fences

Sept. 24–Oct. 10 Fences John Beasley Theater, 3010 Q St. Thurs.-Sat. 6:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $27, $22 students/seniors, $15 Thurs. 502.5767, johnbeasleytheater.org The John Beasley Theater opens its 11th season with August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Fences. Focusing on the emotionally charged relationships of the Maxon family, Fences “offers a brutally honest portrayal of […]

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Oktoberfest

Sept. 24-25 Oktoberfest Huber-Haus, 3578 Farnam St. Fri. Noon-2 a.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. FREE, 345.1708, beercornerusa.com In the old country (Germany), way back in the day when there was no refrigeration, you had to stop brewing beer in spring because it was too hot to brew during the summer months. The last brew was […]

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Lovely, Still

Sept. 24 Lovely, Still Marcus Midtown Cinema, 3201 Farnam St. Village Pointe Cinema, 304 N. 174th St. Times/prices vary, marcustheatres.com Midtown, 345.0102; Village Pointe, 898.7469 It’s back. Just when it looked sketchy for Lovely, Still getting a national release, the shot-in-Omaha pic — written and directed by hometown filmmaker Nik Fackler, starring Martin Landau and […]

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Visual Intellect

Photographer Miguel Cedillo has an ingenious eye Miguel Cedillo has vision. And, while his glance may fall on spaces shared by other eyes, it is what his camera captures that sets Cedillo’s gaze apart. “Shooting fashion connects me to the reasons why material culture is important to people,” said Cedillo, describing his recent fashion-industry projects. […]

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Vista Vision

German photographer returns, Making theConnection from Beelitz to Old Market When German artist Christian Rothmann introduced the work of Frauke Bergemann to Omaha in 2008 he referred to her photography as “frozen transition.” This was an apt description of Bergemann’s large, hyper-realistic juxtapositions of time and space that depicted a post-reunification Berlin still largely “stuck” […]

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Taqueria Time

Authentic South 24th Street drive-thru is open late You can run through a Tex-Mex drive-up anywhere in town and spend $1.50 for a beef taco. It won’t be good, but it might satisfy your craving for sautéed meat with cheese and salsa. Or you could travel to the far end of South 24th Street and […]

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Color Theory

Author’s latest novel explores racial tensions in post-bellum America When I began reading Mary Helen Stefaniak’s latest effort, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, my defenses sprang up immediately. Being from southern Georgia, I expected to find misrepresentations and accusations running rampant throughout the narrative. After all, Stefaniak is a Northerner from Milwaukee and although her […]

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Fashion Slave

Despite cold, drizzly weather, hundreds of fashionistas came out to support local designers, stylists, models and other creative folks at the third annual Omaha Fashion Week finale show Saturday, Sept. 18. The runway show was again held outside Nomad Lounge, 10th and Jones. Earlier in the week, organizers said the massive, 200-foot runway would be […]

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