Screenplay contest

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film is calling for entries for the University of Nebraska Comedy Short Screenplay Contest.


Beatlemania visits UNO

Curly head bouncing up and down, giant grin stretched across his face, fingers strumming the air, attentively mimicking his father's movements on stage, Ryan McGuigan's young son sat in the front row at "Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience" in the Strauss Performing Arts Center this past Saturday night. He embodied the soul of this intimate, personable show - family, friends, camaraderie, participation and pure fun.


“Spelling Bee,” success

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" opened Friday, Feb. 18, at the Omaha Community Playhouse with few empty seats in the house.

‘Idol’ hopeful makes Omaha stop

There are many stops on the road to becoming the next ‘American Idol.' For Caleb Halwey, Omaha is one of them.


Just Go With It

"Just Go With It" opened Feb. 11 and can be seen in theaters everywhere, but is it worth the nine bucks?  The film is actually a remake of Oscar-winning "Cactus Flower" from 1969, but I don't think Adam Sandler will be walking away with any awards for his take on the movie.


Taylor Momsen can belt it with the best of them

Countless actresses have tried and failed to make it in the music industry, but Taylor Momsen is not one of them. Armed with a raspy, gritty growl, the 17-year-old "Gossip Girl" star fearlessly fronts her hard rock band, The Pretty Reckless. With the release of the band's first full-length album "Light Me Up," Momsen is ready to rock - and she has the pipes to prove it.


Saxophone orgasm

On Feb. 10, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, aka Big Gigantic, came to The Waiting Room Lounge to show us what they're capable of. That they did, and then some. Some cats in an electro group called Somasphere, who hail from Lincoln, came along. The show started at 9 p.m. and didn't stop until 2 a.m. - you've got to love it when a band appreciates your presence and gives you your money's worth. For 12 bucks, the price was right.


Best Blunder: Becka’s Bloopers

Last Sunday's fifth annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards (OEAAs) in Council Bluffs, IA had both class and chaos.