Broadway star Patti LuPone has been announced as the latest addition to Omaha Performing Arts' 2011-2012 Popular Series.
Hullabaloo, an old English word for "a clamorous noise," is also a three-day music festival held Aug. 5 through Aug. 7 and hosted by Brandon Miller of the Kris Lager Band.
With guitar in hand, comedic musician Evan Wecksell performed to an enthusiastic crowd Oct. 24 in the Nebraska room at the Milo Bail Student Center.
Wecksell has appeared on VH1's "I Love the 70s: Volume 2," "I Love the 80s: 3-D" and "I Love Toys." He has also been an extra on the successful TV show "Glee." Wecksell has released both live and studio albums, "LOL" and "Live at the Bitter End."
University of Nebraska Omaha violin professor and Omaha native William Wolcott is a passionate violin virtuoso, but also a teacher who puts as much devotion into molding his students as he does in his performance. To Wolcott, teaching and performing are connected.
Wolcott strongly believes that once a violinist recognizes this fundamental principle, they can succeed at both levels, "continuously learning and growing, searching for new solutions to old problems, looking for new ways to communicate through the language of music, and finding clearer, more concise ways to share this knowledge with students."
This concept has become the key to success in his teaching (making him very well known in the metro Omaha area), performing, and the overall success that resonates through all of his students.
Music festivals in Nebraska used to be few and far between, but over the last few years the people of Nebraska have created an impressive list, including the Nebraska Pop Music Festival.
Skrillex, who started out as the front man of post-hardcore California band From First to Last, rocked a sold out crowd July 14 at Sokol Auditorium, with an entirely different sound.