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Canvas and Cabernet opens in Aksarben

Walking into Canvas and Cabernet, a new addition to the Aksarben area, you might not be sure what you're getting yourself into.
On one side, the walls are covered in seemingly elementary paintings. The walls on the opposite side are lined with artistic masterpieces.  There is a stage and about 20 painting stations.  Keep walking and there are shelves with eclectic items for sale. Keep walking farther, and you'll run into the bar.
At this point, you aren't really sure if you're in a bar, gallery, gift shop or classroom.
The truth is that Canvas and Cabernet is all of these things.  It is an exciting new venue that offers instructed painting "classes" to groups. But, this isn't your average painting class.


Art departments showcase talent of thesis students and seniors

Graduation is a month away, and the final exhibitions of the spring 2012 semester hosted opening receptions Sunday, Apr. 1, in two UNO art galleries. Students were excited and eager to display their work for family, friends and alumni in a gallery setting.


Taylor Swift’s RED tour opens in Omaha

On Wednesday, March 13, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran took the stage at the CenturyLink Center for the first ever performance of the Red Tour.  Omaha fans sold out this two-night event, with a total attendance of over 26,000.
 


2013 Music Festival Guide

On Saturday, a small sliver of hope spread across the United States when Punxsutawney Phil, the nation's groundhog, emerged from his dwelling and didn't see his shadow, predicting that an early spring is upon us.
With the gloomy weather, hopefully, coming to an end, we've got the cure for your cabin fever.  Music festival season is slowly approaching, and with such a wide variety of options, no matter what your taste, there is sure to be a festival for you!
Enjoy the early spring weather with Big Gigantic and Pretty Lights in Colorado, or if you'd like to get farther away, three days of dancing in Miami. Whatever your wish, spring break is knocking on the door, and it's time to start planning. Line-ups for spring and summer music festivals are being announced from now until April, and tickets are going fast! Finding all of the necessary information can be, kind of, tricky, so here's what you need to know about some of the most anticipated festivals of the year.


Street Festival Showdown

Summer is coming to an end, as signaled by the legions of twenty-somethings and younger sporting bags and satchels and hurrying across the metro area's campuses. Summer's finale is also celebrated by two major Midtown neighborhood street festivals: Farnam Festival and Dundee Day.


Nebraska Pop Festival redefines pop music

The last time I checked, ukuleles were not a common ingredient in today's pop music culture. Several musicians made a strong case for the tiny stringed instrument during the Nebraska Pop Music Festival show last Friday night.


Let the music festival season begin

Summer is approaching fast, and many of us are thinking about what we're going to do, where we're going to go, what shows we're going to see, where and when are we going to work, and how much booze we may or may not imbibe. One of the most exciting things to think about is all the music festivals that will be happening. Not so exciting, however, is thinking of how to pay for them.