Omaha’s Apollon Art Space to feature ‘Dinner with the Doctors (Who)’ production in March

Jump in the TARDIS and travel through time for “Dinner with the Doctors.” We’re excited about checking out this show at the Apollon Art Space beginning March 16. The play combines scripted performances mixed with some improvisation. This is an original script written by Lauren Bonk of Kearney. Lisa and I know Lauren through our […]

Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

UNO’s Trudell lecture series honors brother’s legacy

Our family was honored that the University of Nebraska at Omaha created a guest lecture series in recognition of our brother Johnny. He was a well-known activist, poet and actor. All three facets of his life focused on the same goal – equality for not just Native Americans, but all mistreated people. Native American Studies […]

‘Obsessing’ over Kaneko’s collection in Omaha

Jun Kaneko can be counted on to have impressive exhibits at his gallery in Omaha’s Old Market. Sitting next to a brick street, the gallery at 11th and Jones opens the galleries to a variety of contemporary artists. This time around, though, the artist shares his collection alongside the others. With “Passion and Obsession: From […]

Omaha’s Cathedral flower show celebrates Nebraska’s history

Nebraska turns 150 years old in 2017. St. Cecelia Cathedral’s annual flower event showcased several displays related to the state’s history. From Native Americans to Mrs. B, the 32nd annual show intertwined flowers and history. Several Omaha-area florists designed displays that shared information about specific historical events or people. While the historical exhibits are interesting, […]

LEGO creatures return to Omaha as Lauritzen Gardens hosts ‘Nature Connects’

Theyyyyyy’re baaaaaack! And worth a trip to Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. The botanical garden is hosting its third version of “Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks” through May 15. Visitors can take in 14 statues made from LEGO bricks, each related to nature. The sculptures by artist Sean Kenney were created using more than 450,000 […]

Omaha’s My Pie serves pizza fast, ‘your way’

  Omaha has several choices when it comes to a good slice of pizza. What would make someone decide to open a new shop and join the fight for their slice of the action? For Blair Hanover, it was the chance to provide a great pizza made the customer’s way. “Pizza your way” is the […]

Travels 2016: Nebraska trips highlight state’s ‘Good Life’

With as much traveling as we’ve done in the past five years, we always enjoy checking out our Nebraska backyard. Boy, did we have some experiences in 2016. From art to a bit of controversy, touring Nebraska was anything but boring. We’ve enjoyed checking out public art in almost every city we’ve been to, so […]

Midtown Crossing helps Omaha celebrate season with Holiday Lights Spectacular

Grab a hot drink and make your way to Omaha’s Midtown Crossing for some “Jingle Bell Rock.” The outdoor retail and entertainment center mixes a light show with seasonal songs Thursday-Sunday until Jan. 1st. So, there’s still time to catch the 20-minute show over the next couple of weeks. The third annual Holidays Lights Spectacular […]

Unlocking clues at The Locked Room; Omaha’s newest escape game

Let’s play a game, shall we? You’re a passenger on the Titanic. You’ve spent your savings for a trip of a lifetime and a chance for a new life in America. Suddenly, a large thud occurs. The lights go out. Total darkness surrounds you. As you struggle to find a way to safety, you come […]

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