The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra will play popular pieces from Rimsky-Korsakov, Delius and Mendelssohn at its annual Side by Side program.
The Side by Side Concert takes place Sunday at 7:00 in the Holland Center. OAYO Executive Director Aviva Segall says the program offers the Youth Symphony the chance to perform alongside Omaha Symphony musicians.
She says Maestro Thomas Wilkins will conduct the majority of the concert.
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.
The 5th annual Ultra Chic Prom Boutique takes place Saturday, February 25th.
Lisa Sekundiak, Vice President and Owner of Max I. Walker, says she was inspired to start the event after looking through her own closet of gently used formal wear. She says the company asks people to look through their own closets, and consider donating any unwanted bridesmaids gowns or prom dresses.
Sekundiak says Max I. Walker cleans all the dresses and then displays them all at the boutique. Each dress is sold for $25. Sekundiak says the prom boutique features more than dresses.
PRIDE-Omaha, Inc. is dissolving its non-profit corporation on March 31, 2012.
The organization was formed in 1978 with the purpose of working to keep children safe and drug-free. Executive Director Susie Dugan says even though the need for drug prevention is as great as ever when it comes to kids and drugs, it has become increasingly difficult to sustain funding for their resource center.
She says PRIDE-Omaha is grateful to the community and state supporters who made it possible for them to do their work for so long.
Being Heard: A Creative Healing Program takes place this Saturday at the Omaha Home for Boys.
Rita Paskowitz is the Director of the Storytelling workshop. She says this weekend’s program is geared toward at-risk youth.
Paskowitz says the purpose of creative healing is to get people to work through their grief using the arts. Workshops in storytelling, music, movement, poetry and visual arts will be offered on Saturday.
Paskowitz says it is sometimes easier for those who are grieving to express themselves through the arts.