Arts and culture

Joslyn Castle's Communications Director, Kelli Bello, stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the latest happenings at the castle and in the neighborhood.  More information can be found at

Barron Breland stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the season closing concert of Resonance, Thursday, May 24th at 7:30.  More information is available at

Film Streams, in collaboration with the Women's Fund of Omaha, is presenting the free event, "Prime Time: A Conversation with Women in Television."  One of the three panelists, Yolonda Ross stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to share her thoughts on the event, the industry, and how much she loves Omaha!  More information is available at

At the Celebrate Council Bluffs parade and festivities this weekend, there will be ten  “UNsculptures.”

"City in a City in a City" is the new play from writer Matthew Capodicasa which makes its world premier at The BlueBarn Theatre on Thursday, May 17th.  He stops by the KIOS-FM studios to discuss the play, the creative process, and his good fortune to be in Nebraska.  For more information, feel free to look at

From solo artist to Concert Master and classical music to Celtic fiddling, Susanna Perry Gilmore talks about her role with the symphony, making music, and she provides insights into how the creative process works.  She is a soloist for the new concert "The Planets" which opens Friday, May 11th.  Information is available at

Ballet Nebraska ends its 8th season with two performances of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” this weekend.

On Sunday, May 6th, at the Holland Performing Arts Center, the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras take the stage for their final performance of the season.  Music Director Aviva Segall stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the concert, mentors, and the program over the past 19 years.  More information is available at

Denise Chapman is directing Omaha Community Playhouse's production of "The Mountaintop" which opens this Friday May 4th.  She joins Mike Hogan live in the KIOS-FM studios to discuss the show, juxtaposing the iconic reputation of Dr. Martin Luther King with his humanity, and the greater themes of the show.  More information is available at

Kate Voss and Jason Goessl form the Vintage Jazz Duo "Sundae and Mr. Goessl."  They stop by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about their new album, how they met, and marriage...To each other! 

Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Shakespeare in Love is a love letter to the stage and a celebration of theatre, music and human connection.  Jacob Roman stars as the young Will Shakespeare in the Omaha Community Playhouse's current production.  Jacob stops by the KIOS-FM studios for a chat with Mike Hogan, "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.  More information  is available at

Opera Omaha's Medea opens this Friday, April 20th.  Eminent conductor Jane Glover makes her first conducting visit to Omaha and joins Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios for a chat about Medea, Cherubini's music, and the weather...(Spoiler Alert:  The weather is "rubbish!"). 

This insightful interview was "Live & Local" on today's Morning Edition.  More information about Jane Glover and the opera can be found at

"Proving Up" is the new opera opening this Friday, April 13th at Opera Omaha.  

Film Streams started offering film courses about a year ago.  Diana Martinez, Education Director for Film Streams, says the classes give the community a chance to learn more about film.

“Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry” is the One Book, One Nebraska pick this year.

Omaha Performing Arts is offering several series once again this season including Dance, Family and the 1200 Club.

Tonight, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is hosting ARTalk + Opening Reception from 6-8 PM. 

Kimberly Faith Hickman, director of the currently running OCP production "James and the Giant Peach" talks about the show's themes.

Darin Anthony, guest director at the Blue Barn Theatre, is at the helm for the current production, "Nureyev's Eyes."  

The Durham Museum’s newest exhibit American Adventure is

staged as a maze, where you have to make a series of choices as one of the original Jamestown settlers.


Sharing how you can help artists and how artists can help themselves, Andrew Saladino joins Mike Hogan this morning.  More information is available at

As part of the national night of Science on Screen on Tuesday, March 27th, Film Streams will show the film Marjorie Prime at the Ruth Sokolof Theater at 7 p.m. 

General Director of Opera Omaha, Roger Weitz, stops by the KIOS studio to discuss the One Festival.

April Hayes and Katia Maguire both served as producers and directors on the documentary film “Home Truth.”  The film is about trauma survivor Jessica Gonzales and screens at the Omaha Film Festival this Sunday...

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will hold an Open House/Open Studios event this Saturday.

Filmed in five locations on a single day, "One Vote" captures the compelling stories of diverse voters on Election Day 2016. At times funny, surprising and heart-wrenching, the film eschews partisan politics in favor of an honest portrayal.   The documentary screens at the Omaha Film Festival on Saturday at 5:00...

The documentary “At the Drive-In”, screening at the Omaha Film Festival tomorrow, focuses on the Mahoning Drive-In in Pennsylvania and the group of quirky film fanatics who keep it running...



Kim Reed’s film “Dark Money” is meant to expose one of the greatest threats to American democracy. The film screens at the Omaha Film Festival this week.



KIOS News Director Cheril Lee talks with filmmaker Robin Berghaus about her documentary, "Stumped," which will screen next week at the 2018 Omaha Film Festival...


ROUS's DO exist and they're living down in Louisiana, causing an environmental threat.  KIOS News Director talks to Director Quinn Costello about his film, "Rodents of Unusual Size," screening at the Omaha Film Festival next week.