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.


‘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.


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.


Jason Derulo tickets “sure to sell”

As of Monday, Feb. 7, UNO students are able to purchase advance tickets for the Jason Derulo concert hosted by Maverick Productions in April. The presale event will run Monday through Friday, offering students a chance to snag tickets before anyone else does.


Why Amos Lee is possibly the best recording artist around

Amos Lee's new CD "Mission Bell" opens with a track called "El Camino" but unlike the song's namesake, there is virtually nothing tacky about this album.


Tuned in: Gateway playlist

Whether we're popping a CD in our car stereos on the way to work or choosing a playlist for an all-night study session, all of us have our favorite artists that we continue to fall back on. Here's a list of the artists who have won that spot in our hearts… and on our iPods.


‘Christmas Pageant Tour’ brings holiday cheer to Omaha

As I approached the entrance to Sokol Auditorium, it was almost impossible to tell that a show had begun only minutes before. I breezed through the entrance to find a very short, hardly memorable set by alternative pop-rock band Shoreline Ends. After a short wait, Secondhand Serenade's John Vesley took the stage, blowing the crowd away with his acoustic guitar and heartfelt vocals.