Arts and culture

Legendary jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis will be interviewed by Chris Cooke on Thursday's Jazz In The Afternoon, between 1:00-3:00 PM.

A podcast of the interview will be available late Thursday afternoon or early evening on our web site,

Lewis is appearing Friday in Omaha at the Holland Performing Arts Center, with special guest Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Latin, current pop music, and Motown are all part of a Big Band performance Friday night in Council Bluffs.

80 artists are lined up for this year’s ARTsarben.

Omaha’s Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is welcoming 12 new artists who are focusing on the future of food.

KANEKO presents a new exhibit opening Tuesday, September 22nd called Design in Motion.

The Writer’s Workshop Reading Series at UNO kicks off on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m. with a reading by poet Erin Belieu.

Ballet Nebraska will present a piece from its first production of the 2015-2016 season on September 11th as part of Opera Omaha’s Opera Outdoors event.

UNO’s first exhibit of the 2015-2016 school year opens today.  Denise Brady, Coordinator for the UNO Art Gallery, says the exhibit is being offered in conjunction with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association’s Annual Conference. 

The 5th annual North Omaha Summer Arts’ Arts Crawl takes place tonight from 6:00 to 9:00.

The Nebraska Arts Council awarded the Joslyn Art Museum a grant for more than $39,000.