Patti LuPone replaces ‘Glee’ star in Omaha Performing Arts’ Popular Series

Broadway star Patti LuPone has been announced as the latest addition to Omaha Performing Arts' 2011-2012 Popular Series.


Girl Talk kicks off tour at UNO

The Sokol Auditorium was packed to the max on Friday night as a sold-out crowd jumped, bumped and cheered to the mashup magic of Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, during the first stop of his fresh 40-city North American tour.


“Raw”: graphic and brilliant

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Julia Docournau’s feature debut “Raw” has been the subject of film festival controversy despite being received as highly regarded cinema. The horror genre...

SNAP! Productions: Tiny theater makes a big impact

Rachael Vacanti CONTRIBUTOR SNAP! Productions was formed in 1993. A small local theater in midtown Omaha, SNAP! has an incredibly diverse, yet focused mission, with interesting...

Audiences embrace ‘The Lion King’ in 3D

"Hakuna Matata—what a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata—ain't no passing craze." As theaters filled up last weekend to celebrate the re-release of one of Disney's classic movies in 3D, it's clear "The Lion King" is also not a passing craze.


UNO professor named Nebraska Music Teacher of the Year

Music theory professor Ken Bales is currently over 6,000 miles away on a trip to China with the UNO Jazz Ensemble. On the trip, Bales is discussing and discovering with students the concepts of art and music.

Though he's visiting a country with a very different culture, Bales is content. After all, there he can find music and his students, the two most meaningful things in his life.


The Backline offers standup comedy

Jeff Turner SENIOR STAFF WRITER Standup at the Backline is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. People will get up and perform, regulars surely. Some will do well,...

UNO holds 15th annual Jazz Camp

Megan Fabry CONTRIBUTOR Eager young musicians walked inside the Milo Bail Student Center with their instruments tucked in a case and music in their hearts, ready...