Local bands to rock for a cause

On Saturday, drills will be swapped with guitars, table saws will be replaced by keyboards and work gloves will be traded in for a microphone and maybe a little whiskey as five area bands engage in a night of tunes to support Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.

‘Moon’ a tragic story of love and loss

"I imagine this play as if it were an old photo album…a love note left between two pages of a book. It captures a moment in these…people's lives that changes them," read the director's notes from Zack Jennison in the program to his production of "A Moon for the Misbegotten." Jennison's graduate thesis production was simple yet beautiful and executed his vision perfectly.

‘Honeybear’ finds Father John Misty at his most conflicted, compelling

By Phil Brown, Reporter I discovered Father John Misty through a mutual friend. Well, at least a one-sided, mutual acquaintance: Kid Cudi. Cudi sampled the bearded crooner’s “Hollywood...

Buck Bowen to release new EP “Neuterections” this week

In 2007, Omaha native Buck Bowen took the stage for what was supposed to be his last show ever.  He had decided to quit music, once and for all.
 Without telling a soul, Bowen then left Omaha and set his sails for Costa Rica.  
Flash to present day, Bowen is back in Omaha making music. However, don't expect to see the same comedic rapper that you knew in 2007.  

Getting the ‘Elektra’ feel of the actors behind the production


Full of aspects of murder, family and bloody revenge is what the University of Nebraska at Omaha Theatre Department brings to the stage production of "Elektra," a Greek play. 

Emerging area artists will get their chance to shine

Omaha will have a chance to celebrate the arts with some of Nebraska's newest up-and-comers. The Union for Contemporary Art's first exhibition, Emerging!, will showcase some of Nebraska's best while introducing Omaha to the brand new non-profit organization and its pro-grams. Twelve emerging Nebraskan artists will be featured in this three-day exhibition.

“Silver Linings Playbook” is a must see

A recurring theme in the film "Silver Linings Playbook" is that one incident can change a lifetime.
 The film's dialogue is fast, sharp and full of wit. The roles of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro bring the story to life.  The director, David O. Russell, gives brilliant insight to the struggles of mental illness that makes the story relatable and unique today.

Local Filmmakers Showcase to be held at Ruth Sokolof Theater

Film Streams is proud to present its third annual Local Filmmakers Showcase starting this Friday Oct. 19 with a special premiere screening at 7:30 p.m. The series will run through Sat. Oct. 25 at the Ruth Sokolof Theater.