Omaha, NE – CWS Omaha officials say ticket sales for this year's series are well ahead of previous years.
That's according to CWS Omaha Vice President Dan Morrissey, who attributes the interest to the series' final season at Rosenblatt. After six decades, the series will move to the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha next season.
Omaha, NE – National Guard troops and emergency management teams are assessing flooded areas throughout Nebraska.
Governor Dave Heineman and NEMA officials toured flooded areas Sunday. The governor declared a state of emergency due to flooding along the Platte, Elkhorn, and Loup River basins. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Al Berndt says officials are concerned about sanitation, as well as the safety of drinking water and food.
Omaha, NE – Hopey Changey Things is the newest exhibit on view at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
The exhibit includes drawings and paintings as well as photography and videos. Curator Hesse McGraw says this is the largest number of artists the Bemis has included in any one art exhibition, with the exception of the annual Art Auction.
Omaha, NE – Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the spill that followed was no accident.
Harkin says those were the result of negligence on the part of BP, including a lack of inspections at oil rigs. He's critical of the oil company's plan to pay out $2.6 billion in dividends this quarter related to the spill.
Omaha, NE – Bold renderings of timeless tales are on view at the Joslyn Art Museum through an exhibit called Myth and Magic: Artwork by Gerald McDermott.
Communications Manager Amy Rummel says the exhibition features more than 50 illustrations from the award-winning children's illustrator. She says McDermott's works are created with colored pencils, pastels and a medium called gouache, which is a thicker type of watercolor.
Omaha, NE – The final concert of the Omaha Symphony's current season is The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin.
Peter Brennan arranged the performance, which happens Friday at 8:00 in the Holland Center. He says the concert features fan favorites including Kashmir and Black Dog. Brennan says this is not a Muzak treatment. He says audiences will get a proper band with a proper vocalist as well as the symphony musicians.