With dubstep music swarming the Midwest this past year, it is no surprise that Derek Vincent Smith, or Pretty Lights, upcoming show in Council Bluffs, IA is causing a big hype within the Omaha music scene. Pretty Lights will be playing at Westfair Amphitheater Saturday Aug. 25.
As a native Oregonian, I probably have higher seafood standards than most Nebraskans. When you are raised on fresh salmon and other ocean-infused dishes, you learn that not any plate of fish will do. But Joe's Crab Shack, a national seafood chain that opened an Omaha location near Westroads Mall, has done its research and simulates a coastal crab hangout.
Omaha's 15th annual Taste of Omaha proved to be a success as the Heartland of America Park and Lewis & Clark Landing was flooded with people all weekend long.
University of Nebraska Omaha professor Christine Reed hosted a photography exhibit at the Healing Arts Center of Omaha in the Old Market, focused on the Pryor Mountain Range in Lovell, Wyo.
Omahans remember the old Nebraska Crossing shopping center located near Gretna. The much needed renovation is expected to be open November 15. The original shopping center was 190,000 square ft, the new one is 350,000 square ft.
UNO's Department of Music had a busy year.
Her name is Elizabeth Grant, better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, and she's the latest American singer-songwriter taking the music scene by storm. Her debut album, "Born to Die," is set to release today.