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Arts
5:06 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Experimental Percussionist visits the Bemis Center

Experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani performs at the Bemis Center Saturday, April 7th.

Joel Damon, Underground Curator, says Nakatani plays a traditional gong with a bow.  He says it creates an atmospheric sound that can be felt and experienced on multiple levels. 

Damon says Nakatani also plays singing bowls, and uses cymbals in new ways.  He says the Bemis is always interested in performers and artists who may not fit comfortably within traditional concert venues.

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Arts
5:06 am
Tue March 6, 2012

The Douglas County Historical Society is presenting its 2nd annual runway show and lunch on Saturday

Happily Ever After: Wedding Dresses and Traditions is the title of the Douglas County Historical Society 2nd annual luncheon and runway show.

Cassandra Novotne, Coordinator for the Douglas County Historical Society, says the show highlights wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses and other matrimonial clothing from the 1890’s to the 1970’s. 

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Arts
5:06 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Rock of Ages opens at the Orpheum Theatre tonight

The rock and roll musical is set in 1987 around a club on the Sunset Strip.  Actor Matt Ban plays Dennis Dupree in the production. 

He says Dennis is the 70’s leftover in the show and owns the rock club.  Ban says this is the first rock show he’s ever done and he’s having a good time singing some of the 80’s best hair metal music.  

He says the show gets big reactions wherever it goes and he thinks it’s because the music is so much fun and so well-known.

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Arts
6:27 am
Sat March 3, 2012

The Girls in the Band

The 7th Annual Omaha Film Festival begins runs next Wednesday through Sunday at the Great Escape Cinema 16.  Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee has the story of the documentaries selected for the festival.  It’s called The Girls in the Band…

Arts
1:11 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Give a Damn?

The 2012 Omaha Film Festival begins next Wednesday and runs five days at the Great Escape Cinema 16.  Dan Parris is one of the documentary filmmakers.  Parris will be in attendance for the screening of his film, Give a Damn.  With the story, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee...

Arts
12:42 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Andrew Bird: Fever Year screens next week at the 2012 Omaha Film Festival

The Great Escape Cinema 16 is the venue for the 2012 Omaha Film Festival.  The festival kicks off March 7th.  Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee joins us now with the details on one of the featured documentaries…

Arts
5:06 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Joslyn Art Museum presents To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Large Outer Sarcophagus of the Royal Prince, Count of Thebes, Pa-seba-khai-en-ipet
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund

Last weekend, the Joslyn Art Museum opened To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum.  The exhibit explores beliefs about life, death and the afterlife.  With more, here’s KIOS’ Cheril Lee…

Arts
5:00 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Youth Symphony Performs Two Large-Scale Masterpieces

UNO's Strauss Performing Arts Center

The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra’s Youth Symphony presents its Winter Concert Sunday at 2:00 in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

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Arts
5:00 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Film Streams holds three panel discussions this month

Film Streams offers panel discussions after three documentary film screenings this month.  With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee…

Arts
4:00 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Black History Month exhibits, programs begin Wednesday at Omaha Public Library

 

An exhibit on Nebraska’s role in civil rights and a program on the history of the Omaha Star are among events planned at the Omaha Public Library for Black History Month.

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