UNO's Department of Music had a busy year.
It's rare that a musician releases an album and every track is brilliant, but Florence + the Machine has done just that with its latest album, "Ceremonials."
Sitting down with Andrew McMahon is just like sitting down with an old friend, except that old friend is the lead singer of California-based bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate. By night, McMahon pounds out tunes on the piano, creating symphonies in front of sold out crowds.
Anyone looking for an out-of-this-world bluegrass and folk concert should look no further than The Waiting Room, located in Benson, on Dec. 4. Fans will be graced with the presence of a progressive bluegrass and folk band, Trampled by Turtles, and the very talented folk musician, William ElliottWhitmore.
For Kaitlyn Filippini, success is always just over the bend. The 22-year-old violinist/artist has performed with musical greats such as Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, Mannheim Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Buble and Mary J. Blige. But she says she always feels as if there's something out there she can do better.
In 2007, Omaha native Buck Bowen took the stage for what was supposed to be his last show ever. He had decided to quit music, once and for all.
Without telling a soul, Bowen then left Omaha and set his sails for Costa Rica.
Flash to present day, Bowen is back in Omaha making music. However, don't expect to see the same comedic rapper that you knew in 2007.
On Feb. 7, UNO's Strauss Performing Arts center will host its first all day brass event.
Every so often an album comes along that's flawless from beginning to end. Indie rock band from Albuquerque, N.M., The Shins have done just that with their latest album "Port of Morrow" released on March 20. This is the band's fourth studio album.