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.
Smoke and heat loomed over an energetic crowd Friday night at Sokol Underground where Tech N9ne was set to take the stage for the first of his two-day concert series here in Omaha.
University of Nebraska Omaha violin professor and Omaha native William Wolcott is a passionate violin virtuoso, but also a teacher who puts as much devotion into molding his students as he does in his performance. To Wolcott, teaching and performing are connected.
Wolcott strongly believes that once a violinist recognizes this fundamental principle, they can succeed at both levels, "continuously learning and growing, searching for new solutions to old problems, looking for new ways to communicate through the language of music, and finding clearer, more concise ways to share this knowledge with students."
This concept has become the key to success in his teaching (making him very well known in the metro Omaha area), performing, and the overall success that resonates through all of his students.
What do they sound like?" is a question often asked when you tell someone about a new band. Sometimes, one can just say that a band makes rock music. Other times, the answer is more difficult, and we try to compare them to a better-known band. If the band is worth talking about, comparisons are difficult to come by. A band worth taking notice of isn't trying to sound like someone else or copy the latest "in" band. A band worth noticing makes its own sound.