Oscars didn’t fail to surprise, awe and impress

Although the Oscars were last week, it feels like they just ended five minutes ago.
This year's Academy Awards went over the usual three hours by half an hour. While I consider myself a pop culture buff and eagerly await the Oscars every year, this year's telecast seemed to go on and on. Thankfully  host Seth MacFarlane tried to move things along.
 


Trash can kids hip-hop: an art revolution

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.


Patti LuPone replaces ‘Glee’ star in Omaha Performing Arts’ Popular Series

Broadway star Patti LuPone has been announced as the latest addition to Omaha Performing Arts' 2011-2012 Popular Series.


‘Women Who Rock’ exhibit opens at the Durham Western Heritage Museum

If you go down the stairs to look at the train cars in the Durham Western Heritage Museum, you may hear the voices of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, or even Lady Gaga. Don't be alarmed, just follow them past the train cars and on to the "Women Who Rock" exhibit.
At the entrance to the exhibit, you'll be greeted with a mural of vinyl records. Each one features interesting facts about women in music history from the early 20th century to today. It's a good tease for what lies ahead in the rest of the exhibit.
 


CultureFest 2011 creates a foundation for diversity

LeAnn Clausen's journey to a booth in the UNO ballroom was a long time coming, but the journey was not hers alone. Hours of genealogical work, a passion for her history and a genuine interest in heritage, all championed and completed by her grandmother, are what brought her to UNO on Feb. 27.


KVNO Classical 90.7 reached out to listeners through pledge drive

On March 19, Omaha's award-winning commercial-free radio station KVNO Classical 90.7 FM celebrated its 40 years of broadcasting and kicked off its Spring Membership Drive.


Raising Cane’s opening Thursday

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of commotion in Omaha with the coming of the long awaited Chick-Fil-A.  
But, on Jan. 31 some new chicken competition will hit the Omaha market.  Raising Cane's, a fast food joint that specializes in chicken strips, will open its doors on 72nd and Dodge.  
The Omaha location will be the company's third Nebraska franchise, with the other two locations in Lincoln.