Top 10 things to do in Chicago

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Taking a look back at our last few visits to Chicago, we’ve come up with a list of our Top 10 favorite attractions in the “Windy City.” 1. Architecture tour. Take an architecture tour along the Chicago River. You’ll see varying building designs from gothic to 1960s mod style. Buildings you’ll see include the Tribune… Continue Reading …

As seen on TV: Tom + Chee grills up cheese in Omaha

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  This isn’t your mom’s grilled cheese. Unless, she added some hummus, diced tomatoes or potato chips to the sandwich for a barbecue flavor. Tom and Chee combines a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches with a spin on tomato soup. Omaha is the newest home to a Tom + Chee restaurant. Opening today, Tom +… Continue Reading …

Hawaiian shirts among Omaha’s Kaneko Gallery’s ‘Fiber’ show

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Who thought a Hawaiian shirt is a work of art? The people at the Kaneko Gallery in downtown Omaha, that’s who. More than 200 Hawaiian shirts are on display as part of the gallery’s “Fiber” exhibit. The exhibit runs through April 25th. “Fiber” looks at using fiber and textiles in art. Florabunda explores the history… Continue Reading …

Joslyn Museum offers Omaha view of art history

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Who comes to mind when you are asked for great artists of all time? Monet? Picasso? Rembrandt? Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum is home to an original Rembrandt piece. A portrait of Dirck van Os III was completed in 1658. Can you imagine a painting more than 350 years old in an Omaha museum? I always… Continue Reading …

Motown sound coming to Nebraska Public TV and Omaha’s Orpheum Theater

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My top tourist must-see in Detroit is the Motown Museum. I love the Motown sound. Who doesn’t? Motown turned out some of the greatest musicians in history – Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder. I’m trying to figure out a driving route home from our planned… Continue Reading …

Brian Skerry to bring his sea photos to Omaha’s Holland Theater March 10th

Caribbean Reef Sharks, (Charcharhinus perezii), in The Bahamas.

Lisa and I have different views of the ocean. She is interested in taking cruises and even scuba diving or snorkeling. Me? My take on the ocean is that it’s a nice thing to see…from the beach. We’ve seen the oceans – Atlantic and Pacific. I’ve even stepped in the water in the Atlantic Ocean.… Continue Reading …

Stars, fun await visitors to Hollywood Boulevard

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Hollywood Boulevard is the home of the stars. And its sidewalks have the proof. The boulevard is home to the Walk of Fame – stars emblazoned in the concrete, recognizing people from acting to civic involvement. During our trip there in 2011, I found myself stopping at almost every star and getting a photograph. Hundreds?… Continue Reading …

Local, national theaters offer Omaha choices in movies

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One of Lisa’s favorite times of the year is Oscar season. She enjoys watching a lot of the award shows, ending with the “Super Bowl” of movie season – the Academy Awards. This year’s awards are capped with the Oscars Sunday. We make it a goal to watch as many Oscar contenders as we can.… Continue Reading …

As seen on TV: Bene Pizza undergoes renovation on ‘Restaurant Impossible’

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The opportunity to appear on a major cable television show was too good to pass up for Omaha’s Bene Pizza and Pasta restaurant. The northwest Omaha eatery appeared on the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” Wednesday. The path to appearing on the show included some family health issues and a bit of a downturn in business… Continue Reading …

Omaha’s Ford Birthplace and Gardens honors nation’s 38th President

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Gerald Ford was the United States’ 38th President. He served in the Oval Office from August 1974 until Jan. 20, 1977. His was one of the shortest administrations for a chief executive who didn’t die in office. He was also the first non-elected Vice President and President. Ford, a Republican member of the House of… Continue Reading …