National Music Museum puts Vermillion on world stage

Imagine, standing near a 500-year-old grand piano. Perhaps, a Stradivarius violin. Don’t want to fight the crowds at a New York City metropolitan museum or a Smithsonian in Washington, DC? You don’t have to. Just take a drive to Vermillion, South Dakota. What? Really? These are your thoughts right about now, eh? Situated on the […]

Seattle’s EMP Museum full of eclectic exhibits and views

Seattle may be the only place in the world where Jimi Hendrix and Hello Kitty hang out together. The EMP Museum is home to exhibits on both iconic figures. One of the first things people notice about the Experience Music Project Museum is the “instrument tornado.” It’s actually called “If VI was IX.” “Hello! Exploring […]

Fort Cody is a must in North Platte

Souvenirs and music highlighted our visit to the Fort Cody Trading Post in North Platte. A giant-sized Buffalo Bill sign welcomes visitors to the largest souvenir store in Nebraska. You can get almost anything you want there – from jewelry to jellies and jams. The souvenir shop has been in place for about 50 years. […]

Minions, music and celebrations cap great weekend in Omaha

Music, art, Italiana and even minions highlighted our weekend. We had a busy schedule this weekend with all the events taking place near downtown Omaha. The 40th Summer Arts Festival featured artists from all over the United States. The Santa Lucia Festival celebrated its 90th year with a fiesta on the Missouri River landing. Sand […]

Crowd roars, women swoon and Elvis rocks in ‘Elvis Lives’

Elvis shook, rattled and rolled in Omaha during the “Elvis Lives!” tribute concert at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha. The Jan. 11th show paid tribute to four phases of Elvis Presley’s music career, featuring three tribute artists. The 2 hour+ concert featured songs, such as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Blue Hawaii” and “In the Ghetto.” It combined […]

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