The Soderbergh experience: an evening with Steven Soderbergh

As the Holland Performing Arts Center filled on Sunday, Feb. 20th and the clock ticked closer to 6:30 p.m., the room began buzzing with the conversations of movie buffs excited to see one of the most gifted directors in the world, Steven Soderbergh.


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.


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.


‘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.


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.


The angriest man on TV returns for another round

Elmore Leonard is arguably one of the greatest American writers in history.  His work has been adapted many times for both TV and the big screen. Some adaptations have been exceptionally good, such as "Jackie Brown" or "Out of Sight." Others not so much, as was the case with the TV show "Karen Sisco" and the movie "The Big Bounce."


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.