An annual event anticipated by Omaha artists for an entire year has finally arrived. Not the Grammys that aired Sunday night, but another arts and entertainment awards show—one that meshes Omaha music and performing arts scenes into a celebration of honorary achievement and prestige—the sixth Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.
On Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., Camp Omaha hosted a live painting and zine release party for local artist Erick Uncool. The zine features underground music and art found all over Omaha and Lincoln, with photos of live hip hop performances Dirty Diamonds and Omaha's very own Midtown Marauders. This is the first zine to ever be released, and according to Eagle Salazar, they are hoping to release at least four this year. Every packaged Trash Can Kids Volume One zine came with separate pins, stickers and printed photos, different for every case.
Next week UNO will host the 2012 Show Choir Invitational, and the university's vocal music department would like to invite everyone to attend.
The Nebraska Wind Symphony (NWS) is teaming up with Omaha's middle school "All Stars" and the Omaha Percussion Ensemble for their formal winter concert, "With Bells On!" Sunday, Feb. 12, at UNO's Strauss Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will last about an hour and a half.
The University of Nebraska Omaha's student writing organization, The Crop, is hosting a series of events this semester known as the Faculty Reading Series. The series features professors from UNO who read and perform their own works throughout the spring semester. The events are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.
Excitement built as fast as the evening traffic on Jan. 20 as the Uncool prepared for a major all-ages event at the Sandbox. The show started at 7 p.m. Tickets were $6.
Calling all fans of ABC's hit television show, "The Bachelorette." Wes Hayden will be at Regency Court Mall from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 looking to take one special lady out on the town.
The Durham Western Heritage Museum is currently hosting "Cut! Costume and the Cinema," an exhibit featuring costumes worn by more than 30 actors in 27 different films.