UNL students make dancing robot drones
The idea is to converge disciplines without literally colliding on stage
Hanging out with the Omaha Rollergirls before a big match
When was the last time you took in some live, rough and rowdy female roller derby? Yeah, I figured it’s been awhile.
For two full weeks, Omaha venues will overflow with indie rock shows
Gather your tickets, call in late to work, and get yourself to the club. For the next couple of weeks, a surprising number of awesome indie rock shows hit Omaha venues. We're already wondering how we're gonna get enough sleep.
Dining notes: More Easter dining specials
Two Midtown Crossing restaurants have Easter specials.
Nightlife notes: Storz beer is being served again
Storz Triumph Lager is back on the market after a brief hiatus.
A baseball player was (falsely) convinced a teammate was deaf
When it was it was finally revealed to Jeff Francoeur that Jorge Reyes wasn’t deaf, everyone had some good laughs.
Canada’s Tokyo Police Club kept on being loud
Grooves are the key to good music. That’s the way Tokyo Police Club sees it, and that’s what they brought on their four-years-in-the-making album, “Forcefield.”
Live music calendar
A roundup of live music events in the Omaha area.
Durham Museum’s ‘1968’ exhibit boasts fashions worn by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin
His famous purple felt suit jacket hangs just above his brown leather boots, next to his brown, fringed leather vest and the Sunburst Stratocaster Fender guitar.
Clever French farce will take viewers back
What: Stage comedy
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Hawks Mainstage
When: Friday through May 11. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Exception: No performance Easter Sunday.
Tickets: $35 adults, $21 students
Information: 402-553-0800 or omahaplayhouse.com
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It’s the most performed French play in the world. Or so says the Guinness Book of Records.
Dubious list says Omaha's the second-most-spirited city in the U.S., whatever that means
Deal-giver LivingSocial has deemed "Omahanians" the second-most-spirited people in the U.S. and Lincolnites the third-most.
Omaha shop's ice cream named one of the best in the U.S.
Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream is featured in a new book focused on the best ice creams across the nation.
Missing 3-year-old boy found in claw machine at Lincoln bowling alley
He was uninjured and playing happily with the stuffed animals in the machine.
How to win a $4,300 ‘Walking Dead #1' comic while also doing something nice
A local comic book shop is once again raffling away a pricey issue for a good cause.
Omaha, Lincoln record stores ready for their day in the sun
If you’re dying to get some cool swag on your record shelf, Record Store Day is the most wonderful day of the year.
'American Idol' tour to play Council Bluffs' Stir Cove
The show's season finale will air on May 20, and the tour of the show's top 10 finalists will begin about a month later on June 24.
Review: ‘Heaven is for Real’ leaves it to viewer to interpret its story
My first reaction to “Heaven Is for Real” after a recent preview screening: best Christian-themed movie I’ve seen in quite a while. Two weeks later, that hasn’t changed.
Nebraska family and town depicted on the big screen in 'Heaven is for Real'
Imperial family feels Colton's inspirational story got heaven-sent production and reverential handling
5 religious movies to watch again
Sunday is Easter. That, combined with the opening of “Heaven Is for Real,” put us in mind of some of our favorite Christian-themed movies.
Thanks to weekly writing sessions, Satchel Grande is well-stocked
Bandleader has banked about 70 songs for Satchel Grande to record at some time in the future.
Sleigh Bells eager to make more music
Alexis Krauss says band is developing next album
Tommy Lee Jones made a Nebraska western, and here's the trailer
"The Homesman," an upcoming western from writer/director/actor Tommy Lee Jones, looks like something close to a sure thing.
Norfolk man restoring Johnny Carson's childhood home
It’s been a long time since Johnny Carson slept in the tiny upstairs room in the modest little house at 306 S. 13th St. in Norfolk.
Carson was born in Iowa and moved to Norfolk with his family in the 1930s. They lived in at least one other house in Norfolk before moving into to the white, wood-frame structure on 13th Street.
Iowa music fest 80/35 announces Conor Oberst, Dr. Dog and more
Conor Oberst will headline 80/35 music festival in Des Moines, and the Bright Eyes frontman will be joined by Ziggy Marley, Best Coast, Dawes and more.
Omaha is really in Kansas, new evidence suggests
Here's further proof that East and West Coasters don't know a whole lot about "flyover country."
Caravan’s steampunk ‘Fantasticks’ to pitch its tent in Iowa
The Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s national tour of “The Fantasticks” is nearing home turf this week after three months on the road coast to coast.
Aw, geez. 'Fargo' has a new psycho
After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put “Fargo” on series TV.