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Voices of Omaha has been performing Handel’s Messiah at no charge for 44 years as a gift to the Omaha community.

Documentary explores issues of race in education

Nov 5, 2013

A documentary showing Tuesday at Film Streams explores issues of race in education.

Actor A.J. Holmes plays “Elder Cunningham” in The Book of Mormon, currently onstage at the Orpheum Theater

Omaha Performing Arts was honored a few weeks ago with a special gift from Disney Theatrical Productions. 

The 2nd Annual Artsarben Festival takes place today and tomorrow from 10 until 5 at Aksarben Village.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts recently partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to offer a new annual prize for Master of Fine Arts graduates.

Academy Award-winning director Alexander Payne’s newest film is called NEBRASKA...and it'll be the centerpiece of Film Streams’ Feature V event.

The Omaha Symphony collaborated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research to study the economic impact the symphony has had in the community.

The Omaha Summer Arts Festival is currently in its 39th year.  The festival takes place this weekend.

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Loessfest wraps up this Saturday in Council Bluffs, and among the performers are two young jazz artists from Omaha.

Council Bluffs officials are ready to open River’s Edge Park.

Remembering Our Fallen

Apr 15, 2013

“Remembering Our Fallen,” an exhibit honoring Nebraska’s fallen soldiers is on view at the Millard Branch of the Omaha Public Library through April 28th.

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Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the Joslyn Art Museum will be free of charge year-round.

  The Great Plains Theatre Conference recently selected plays for the 2013 Conference.

Alert Today, Alive Now: Living with the Atomic Bomb is on display at the Strategic Air & Space Museum.

The Omaha Symphony’s More than Music program recently received a grant from the League of American Orchestras.

Community involvement is the goal of a two-part Omaha Performing Arts outreach event that begins Tuesday.

Artist Courtney Kenny’s “Only Human” exhibition is on view at the Jewish Community Center throughout January.

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An exhibit opening Thursday in Omaha documents the Holocaust through the experiences of teenagers who visited concentration camps in Poland.

  

Joslyn Art Museum will bring award-winning author and children’s book illustrator Dan Yaccarino to Omaha.

A Journey Without End features the work of illustrator and author Ed Young.

This weekend, the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra presents its 2nd annual Holiday Concert Collaboration.

This year, the Joslyn Art Museum’s Holiday Under Glass series will nearly double its offerings with nine concerts.

The 13th annual Holiday Lights Festival kicks off Thanksgiving evening at 6:00 p.m.

That’s when Mayor Jim Suttle will light up the Gene Leahy Mall.  Chris Kircher, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for ConAgra, says this year CenturyLink will be handing out LED lights to the first 3,000 people in attendance. 

He says they want people to light their lights at the same time as the mayor switches on the lights downtown.

Virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell performs with the Omaha Symphony tonight and tomorrow at the Holland Center. 

Bell will be performing Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto,” a piece he says was considered unplayable when it was composed because of its considerable technical challenges.

Though Bell has played the piece more than a thousand times, he says he never tires of it.

SHREK! The Musical is onstage at the Orpheum Theatre through Sunday.

Cobweb Castle is the Omaha Children’s Museum’s not-so-scary haunted house.

There are about 250 artists participating in the Bemis Center’s 14th Annual Art Auction this Saturday.

Film Streams’ Local Filmmakers Showcase had a different set of judges this year.

A vacant building in north Omaha will soon become an arts and culture center thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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