Sarpy County,

Sarpy County Quilt Show awes visitors

The Great Sarpy County Quilt Show at the Sarpy County Museum began July 10 and will run through Aug. 14. The show features more than 60 historic and modern quilts either made or donated for display during this time. Admission is free. Attendees can vote for their favorite quilt and...
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Omaha, NELincoln Journal Star

On The Beat: Maha nearing a socially distanced sellout

The Maha Festival issued a “low ticket warning” this week -- an indicator that Saturday’s day-long, multi-band festival in Omaha is likely to sell out. But that crowd won’t come close to matching the 10,000 music fans who packed Stinson Park at Aksarben Village to see Lizzo close the two-day festival in 2019.
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Fremont, NEFremont Tribune

Entertainment calendar for July 30-Aug. 5

Music and Memories Summer Concert Series featuring Kaylyn Sahs, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hy-Vee Amphitheatre, Shadow Lake Towne Center, Papillion. Food and beverages will be available to purchase (cash only). Admission is free. Comedian Jo Koy, 8 p.m., Ralston Arena. Tickets range from $45.50 to $69.50. Theater. “Goodbody’s Gold,” 7:30 p.m., Kountze...
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City seeks photo submissions for latest project

The City of Gretna last week launched A Glimpse of Gretna, a new photo project. The city is asking the public to submit photos — whether of people, plants, weather events or buildings — for display on the city’s website, Photos should depict your visual interpretation of local living.

Khruangbin on Global Influences, Shaking out The Cobwebs And The Truth Behind The Wigs

The last time Khruangbin was in Omaha, it wasn’t to play a show. The Houston trio was passing through town on tour in 2016 and saw lines on the South 13th Street sidewalk waiting to get into The Bohemian Cafe, which was in its last week of business. The band stopped for a bite, and the experience left a lasting impression. Khruangbin returns to Omaha this Saturday to headline Maha Music Festival, and to commemorate the performance, the band commissioned show posters with Bohemian Cafe-inspired designs.

Joslyn Art Museum breaks ground on $100 million addition

Construction will begin soon on a pavilion that will add 42,000 square feet to the Joslyn Art Museum, dramatically altering the museum’s profile and creating space for an important collection of modern art, museum officials and the pavilion’s designer said Tuesday. “It will be really great for the city for...

Take a book, leave a book

BENNINGTON — After learning about an organization that fosters a love for reading and creating community by using books, residents in a Bennington neighborhood worked together to build a Little Free Library. Megan Detjens, who lives with her family in the Majestic Pointe neighborhood near 168th and State Streets, said that since Majestic Pointe is a tight-knit community filled with […]
Fremont, NEFremont Tribune

Katie and Dustin Papa named this year's Mr. and Mrs. Habitat

With four couples hitting the stage Saturday night, Katie and Dustin Papa were ultimately named as this year’s Mr. and Mrs. Habitat. “All four contestants did great, and it was close,” Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Joy McKay said. “They all worked super hard, so we appreciated all four couples taking part.”
Council Bluffs,

Council Bluffs Public Library programs

Just Four Flutes will perform at the Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., on Saturday at 2 p.m. The group has performed with the group A Ring of Flutes and has played at Lauritzen Gardens, Joslyn Art Museum and at the Omaha Holiday Lights Festival. This concert is free...

Opera Omaha Announces ‘Opera Outdoors’

Opera Omaha is set to kick off its 2021-22 season with “Opera Outdoors.”. The free, family-friendly showcase will take place on August 20, 2021 at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. It will feature live performances from Opera Omaha’s Holland Community Opera Fellows, Jared Hiscock, and Jaime Webb, as well as special guests Mezzo-Soprano Hilary Ginther, Tenor Taylor Stayton, Bass Kevin Thompson, and the Opera Omaha Chorus.

Teen author’s 'In the Hole' provides a kid’s-eye view of homelessness

In 2009, when David Kimball is 8 years old, his world crumbles. After a happy afternoon playing baseball and basketball, David comes home to learn that his father has had to close his restaurant. Officially poor overnight, the family soon becomes homeless. Recommended for middle-school and young adult readers, "In...

North Omaha civil rights leader to hold book-signing

Rodney Wead’s story shines a light on the African American struggle for the American Dream, former State Sen. Brenda Council says. Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers puts it more succinctly. “Rodney Wead is a real-life superhero,” Rodgers says. Wead, the North Omaha icon who turned 86 in June, has written...

'Without inclusion, we stand nowhere': Benson Theatre shows renovations, plans for an multi-use space

OMAHA, Neb. — Benson's long-standing theatre will almost be ready to reopen. It's been a $4.5 million project to revamp the 2,910-square-foot facility. For over a year, the Benson Theatre Project has been ongoing to bring new life back into this building with the community as its main focus. The building is still under construction but an inside look showcases the ideas of the plans ahead.

Papillion Historical Musical to have World Premiere

“The Accidental Papillion Teen Time Travel: A Papillion 150 Musical” has its world premiere Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Papillion Landing. Produced by the Papillion La Vista Arts Network (PLAN), a nonprofit group providing theater experience for Sarpy County’s elementary and middle school students, the original and historically accurate production highlights six stories of Papillion’s history.