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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
12:59 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Hard Times: Lost on Long Island screens at the Omaha Film Festival next week

Nick and Regina Puccio
By Julia Willoughby Nason

The 7th annual Omaha Film Festival runs March 7th through the 11th.  All movies will be screened at the Great Escape Cinema 16.  Today, Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee introduces us to the documentary film Hard Times: Lost on Long Island…  

Arts
1:41 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

The 2012 Omaha Film Festival kicks off next week

The Omaha Film Festival runs March 7th through the 11th at the Great Escape Cinema 16.  The Festival will screen several documentaries next week, including Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.  Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee introduces us to the filmmakers…

Arts
5:06 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Sister of Beatle George Harrison visits Morton Magnet Middle School

The Liverpool Legends will perform at Morton Magnet Middle School tonight at 7:00.

The group is comprised of musicians specially picked by Beatle George Harrison’s sister, Louise.  

Dan Mattran, Instrumental Music Director at Morton Magnet, says the concert will offer a complete Beatles experience with music that spans the Fab Four’s entire career.  He says the performance will feature Morton’s chorus and band on selected songs. 

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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
1:17 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Exhibit highlights the African-American church experience

An image from Jason Miccolo Johnson's exhibit Soul Sanctuary.
courtesy www.soulsanctuarybook.com

A new exhibit at Omaha’s Loves Jazz and Art Center focuses on the African-American church experience.

The exhibit is called “Soul Sanctuary.” It’s a collection of images by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson of the black church experience. Tim Clark, executive director of Loves Jazz and Arts Center, says the 50 portraits show the worship, energy, and spirituality present in African-American churches.

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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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Arts
3:51 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

NHC adds 14 new programs to resource center

The Nebraska Humanities Council recently added 14 new programs to its Speakers’ Bureau. 

Programs are available to any Nebraska nonprofit organization for a small processing fee.  Mary Yager, Associate Director for the NHC, says there are about 300 programs in rotation at the Speakers’ Bureau at any given time.  She says the NHC puts out a call for speakers every three to four years.  

Yager says they recently expanded their programs to include subjects they haven’t had recently.  New programs center on Annie Oakley, the railroad and spoken word artists.

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