NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — A mural depicting TV talk show legend Johnny Carson will be going up on the side of a downtown building in his Nebraska hometown of Norfolk.

The Great Plains Theatre Conference recently announced its 2014 Mainstage and PlayLab playwright selections.

Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins has been named the Governor’s Arts Awards Outstanding Artist of the Year.

Flock House project opens at Omaha's Bemis Center

Mar 18, 2014

A project at the Bemis Center envisions what it would be like to live or work in a temporary, nine-foot-across, space called a flock house.

“Growing Cities” is documentary film that focuses on the burgeoning urban agricultural movement.

"Lion Ark" is a documentary film about the rescue of 25 African lions from circuses in Bolivia.

Watchers of the Sky is a full-length documentary that weaves together four stories of remarkable courage and determination.

Bipolar disorder the focus of upcoming presentations in Omaha

Feb 14, 2014

Two upcoming performances at the Omaha Community Playhouse focus on the struggles of a family dealing with mental illness.

Omaha Under the Radar

Feb 12, 2014

Omaha Under the Radar is a brand new festival focused on contemporary performance.

“Hannibal” is the new exhibit on display in the Lied Art Gallery at Creighton University.

Film Streams kicks off a series next Thursday that combines world cinema with local musicians.

The Omaha Public Library is presenting an exhibition of its collection of memorabilia from the 1898 World’s Fair, which was held in Omaha.

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would put $8 million toward a new Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha.

Forever Young series at Film Streams

Jan 21, 2014

Film Streams’ series of family-friendly movies is playing through April 3rd.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Great Blains Black History Museum in Omaha would receive help from the state to build a new building under a proposal in the Nebraska Legislature.

Louis Grell Foundation

An exhibition of works by a Council Bluffs native opens next Friday at UNO.

The granddaughter of the famed Maria and Baron Von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music, performs a Yuletide concert Friday evening at the Holland Center.

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.

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.

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