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“Dark Play” opening at UNO

Performances of "Dark Play or Stories for Boys," by Carlos Murillo will run from Feb. 23 through 26 through March 3 through 5 in the UNO Theatre, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building.  The box office opens on Feb. 14. Tickets are free for all UNO students and only $5 for all other students.


Artists dig into details of art in the public sphere

The works of Hesse mcgraw and Dustin Bushon are completely diferent entities, but the themes they explore are quite similar: How public art shapes space. Speaking to a crowded gallery room on Jan. 23 as part of the College of Fine Arts and Media's Masters and Music speaker series, the two artists shared their views on what they do.


‘The Odd Couple’ reminds us to laugh

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple had its opening night at the Omaha Community Playhouse on Jan. 21.  The Playhouse, a classy and spacious theatre maintained through community donations and staffed by volunteers, was warm with laughter as freezing temperatures kept the city of Omaha stiff outside.


Retribution on display in Oscar contender ‘Grit’

The first thing that needs to be pointed out about the Coen brothers' newest movie "True Grit," is that it isn't a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film. Instead, it is a faithful reconstruction of the 1968 book by Charles Portis.


Circa Survive, Foxy Shazam thrash The Slowdown

"If Foxy Shazam was an animal at the zoo, well it'd be the lion that would bite your head off without even thinkin' about it!" These were the first words lead singer, Eric Nally, used to describe the wild ride we were about to go on this past Wednesday at The Slowdown.


Cursive rocks the Waiting Room

It's been 10 years since Omaha based band Cursive released their highly-acclaimed album "Domestica," and the foursome is still going strong today.


Black Swan: A future American classic

Any film fan worth their salt can usually predict who's going to be nominated for the major award shows. This year is no different, and although it usually leads to some epic battles, one thing most people can agree on is that when the nominees are announced later this month, the best actress category will probably sound a little like this: "And the nominees are...Natalie Portman, Natalie Portman, Natalie Portman, Natalie Portman and Natalie Portman."