MavRadio Column: “Showroom of Compassion” takes the Cake

Over the last 17 years, Cake has released music that spans across many genres and captivates large audiences.  The most recent album by the Sacramento-based band, "Showroom of Compassion," does just that.


Finally, a little “Sunshine” in our sitcoms

What do you get when you combine "Arrested Development," and "Sports Night," with "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip?"  You get the new ABC comedy "Mr. Sunshine."


UNO, Lane triumph with Dark Play

Nick makes shit up. A boy of 14, he takes pleasure in manipulating the gullibility of others or, as he calls it, discovering their "gullibility threshold," or GT for short. Some people are more gullible than you'd think, Nick explains.

A night of classical guitar

UNO's classical guitar players held a fundraiser at the Pizza Shoppe on Feb. 20 to raise money to bring world-renowned guitarist Ricardo Izaoloa. The fundraiser was held from 6 to 10 p.m and featured undergraduate students from the classical guitar department: Melissa Dundis, Jacob Duncan, Ben Eisenberger, Zae Larson, Kevin Sullivan, Max Meyer, Andrew Stickman, Carl Miller, Charles Lime, Blair Koehn and Shawn Daley.

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.


“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.