Ricardo Iznaola brings beautiful whimsy to Strauss

On April 7, people began making their way into the Strauss Performing Arts Recital Hall to see Ricardo Iznaola play.


‘Arthur’ remake won’t please fans of the original

Admirers of the original 1981 flick written and directed by Steve Gordon might want to steer clear of the recent remake of "Arthur." No longer filled with subtle humor, this rom-com remake is evidence of a clear generation gap.


Q&A with local band After the Fall

Local band After the Fall formed in late 2005 and features Justin Inget on vocals, Casey Minkten on guitar and Justin Eatherton on drums. Derek Stearns, a UNO senior pursuing a bachelor's of science in accounting, plays guitar for the band. Steven Stojka, a UNO alumni with a bachelor's in studio art technology, is After the Fall's bassist.


UNO student dazzles on violin

For Kaitlyn Filippini, success is always just over the bend. The 22-year-old violinist/artist has performed with musical greats such as Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, Mannheim Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Buble and Mary J. Blige. But she says she always feels as if there's something out there she can do better.


Adele’s ’21’ shows a more mature side

Three years after the release of her debut album, "19," Adele has returned. Her new piece of work, fittingly titled "21," chronicles the Grammy winner's rollercoaster love life in what is already being called one of the best break-up albums of all time.


A world at war: “Battle Los Angeles”

Fair warning - if your nerves are easily jangled, stay far away from the new action flick "Battle: Los Angeles." 15 minutes after the opening credits I was chewing at my fingernails. By the middle of the film, my hands were actually shaking. Right from the beginning, this movie takes off and doesn't let up until the final credits roll.


McConaughey can act

It's been 18 years since Matthew McConaughey made his debut in the cult classic "Dazed and Confused" and since then he's been lost in a haze of gooey romantic comedies. In his newest film, his first since 2009's "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," McConaughey demonstrates what many have long since dismissed - he's actually a pretty good actor.


Omaha goes goo-goo for Gaga

Love her or hate her, there's no denying how much impact Lady Gaga has had on pop culture. When the famous Mother Monster played for her ‘little monsters' at the Qwest Center Omaha March 17, St Patrick's Day became "St. Gaga Day."