“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.

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.


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.


Three days in Tucson

It was going on noon when I found the Lucky Seven saloon.  It was a dingy place on the edge of Tucson, the kind of hole you didn't go to so much as end up at, but I was tired and hungry, and I needed a drink.


The haven


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.