UNO student plays bride at Journal Broadcast Group’s 2013 Bridal Fair

Although walking on stage to Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me" was not my first choice, I was absolutely ecstatic to be part of the Journal Broadcast Group's 2013 Bridal Fair.
The Bridal Fair took place Jan. 6 at Centurylink Center. Everything wedding related was there to greet engaged couples, from Jone-Z Party buses to DJs and music for receptions. My duty, as well as the rest of the models from Image Modeling, who has been a part of the event since 2010, was to put on a fashion show to give all of the soon-to-be brides and grooms ideas for their special day.
 


Red Wanting Blue plays The Waiting Room Lounge

The stage at The Waiting Room was set with Christmas lights, lights shaped like owls and painted portraits. Red Wanting Blue took to the festive set Jan. 31. 

 


Art department showcases creative talent

The Department of Art and Art History at UNO's Gallery, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building, hosted a number of exhibitions over the past academic year. The exhibits included African-American Masters from the Sheldon Museum of Art, UNL; Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Application; Sequenced Fibers: Books on Fabric or Handmade Papers; and the UNO BFA Thesis and BA in Studio Arts Seniors' Exhibit.


‘Super 8’ lacks originality, suspense

"Super 8," the new sci-fi thriller directed by J.J. Abrams, has a lot going for it. It's set in the ‘70s, a decade ripe for funky styles and awesome music. The plot features a conspiracy involving the U.S. Air Force and a whistle-blowing scientist. And Elle Fanning, Dakota's darling younger sister, stars as a moody teenager who's victim to circumstances beyond her control.

 


UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival: Celebrating the spirit of jazz in the Midwest

An engaging ceremony of bassists, saxophonists, pianists and percussionists blew away the hearts of spectators this weekend with the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival at UNO's Strauss Recital Hall and the majestic Holland Performing Arts Center in Downtown Omaha.


Omaha Entertainment and Arts Nominee Reveal Night

Local performers, artists and musicians celebrated a night of nominees for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards at the House of Loom.


Connecticut Casual on Campus:

 With the rise of the satirical website Total Frat Move - a conglomerate of stories, photos, videos and comments from Greek communities around the nation - fraternity guys everywhere are learning how to dress Connecticut Casual.

From dawning Ralph Lauren attire and pastel colored flat-front shorts, to rocking Sperry's and well-groomed hair, the average fraternity man is boldly embracing the prep-school style.


Kris Lager Band brings ‘thrift store funk’ with new album “Swagadocious”

Nebraska native, and self-described "revivalist rock and boogie trance" group the Kris Lager Band (KLB) will release their latest album "Swagadocious" at Perry's Place Parking Lot Party and Pig Roast located at 9652 Mockingbird Drive, on Sat., Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.