As Nebraska's largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Lorenzo di Credi, El Greco, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Hart Benton. American masters such as Grant Wood, Jackson Pollock, Dale Chihuly, and George Segal are also represented.
Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the garden. Discover a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Relax while cultivating your mind in this living plant museum, conveniently located in the beautiful riverfront hills.
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. It is Omaha's primary participatory museum and provides a variety of hands-on exhibits, workshops, programs, presentations and special events that put children in touch with their ever-changing world.
The Old Market Omaha is a premier arts and entertainment district featuring fine dining, shopping, corporate meeting facilities, hotel accommodations, upscale night life, and sought-after real estate. Located in downtown Omaha just minutes from Omaha Eppley Airport, the Old Market is close to several nearby attractions including Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha Civic Auditorium, Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, and more. Head to Omaha's Old Market district, where exceptional gifts and dining are around every corner. From Harney to Jackson streets and 10th to 13th streets, unique shops, boutiques, pubs, more than 30 area restaurants and distinctive entertainment define this historic neighborhood.
The Museum is the authentically restored home of General George Crook. It was constructed in 1879 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is an Italianate style, which represented the no-nonsense grandeur of the military frontier. The furnishings are from the 1880 Victorian period. From early November through the end of December, the museum celebrates Nineteenth Century Holidays. The Crook House Guild, with help from area designers and design students, transforms every room in the house into a captivating glimpse of Christmas past.
El Museo Latino opened its doors in the historic Livestock Exchange Building on May 5,1993 as the first Latino Art & History Museum and Cultural Center in the Midwest. In 1997, the museum moved to its present brick and red tile roof building. The original construction of 1887 was a school and was reconstructed in the 1930s. Today, El Museo Latino is one of only eleven Latino museums in the United States.
Durham Museum is dedicated to providing guests with a unique experience each time they visit. From their permanent exhibits highlighting the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions, to impressive traveling exhibitions from their national partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Field Museum, there is truly something for everyone. Every day they strive to meet and exceed visitor's expectations. Whether you're a museum member or "just passing through," your enjoyment is important.
Henry Doorly Zoo works to promote and encourage recreational activities for the public in the context of wild animals and their habitats. They also promote, establish and maintain educational activities and programs to enhance the knowledge of the general public and the Zoological staff in all areas relating to the natural world. The Zoo promotes conservation of rare and endangered species of plants, animals and their natural ecological systems.
A converted boiler room in the Bemis Bag building, built in 1896 -the Boiler Room is an ingredient driven modern American/French restaurant. The menu changes daily to reflect local farm product availability. Now open six days a week for dinner, offering hand crafted cocktails and an extensive domaine driven Old World wine list.
Spezia Restaurant is an upscale-casual restaurant located in Omaha's Midtown area just north of I-80. Featuring Italian, steaks, and seafood in a warm and comfortable environment. Spezia originated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 13 years ago.
Sullivan's Steakhouse is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, hand shaken martinis, and live music. They offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere. From the moment you step inside the lounge for drinks, appetizers or dinner, you will feel the energy and excitement provided by their professional team members. Sullivan's serves the finest Midwestern hand selected steaks aged a minimum of 28 days, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes including their signature Horseradish Mashed Potatoes. Their desserts are house-made daily? Key Lime Pie, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding and Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, just to name a few. Whether it's for business or pleasure, they have become a favorite local steakhouse.
V. Mertz offers its guests a progressive, contemporary American menu rooted in classic French cooking and an award-winning wine list of over 400 selections. The restaurant is located in Omaha's historic and picturesque Old Market Passageway, within walking distance from the Qwest Convention Center, The Holland Performing Arts Center, the Orpheum, and all major downtown hotels. V. Mertz is locally-owned, and prides itself in offering artisan products and cheeses, organically-grown local produce and Wagyu beef, and sustainably-farmed and line-caught seafood. Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.
Dario's Brasserie is a destination for food lovers in search of casual, elegant dining, located in the heart of Omaha's Dundee neighborhood. Dario's passionate style of cooking incorporates classic French, traditional Belgian and modern techniques including the French method of sous vide. At Dario's Brasserie they believe Belgian beer pairs perfectly with any entree, such as mussels, steak and frites, and sous vide short ribs. With over 80 Belgian beers to choose from, you will find the perfect match. Their wine selection is focused on the regions of France and they offer classic French cocktails. The Brasserie has an inviting European style atmosphere, with a patio and a lovely bar area where you may enjoy a drink or eat dinner. Stop in for lunch, dinner or their superb Sunday brunch. They also offer seasonal Belgian beer pairing dinners throughout the year.
Dante is Omaha's first certified Neopolitan Pizzeria. Dante's pizzas are prepared in the same way they were a century ago in Italy. The dough is stretched by hand and the pizzas are baked in an 800-degree Mugnaini wood-fired oven. The black blisters on the crust are a signature of Neapolitan pizza. Chef-owner Nick Strawhecker is committed to using produce from the area's many talented farmers. Local ingredients will be heavily featured throughout the spring and summer.
7M Grill is an Eclectic mix of local Omaha art, food, wine, and an Amazing ambiance combined into one unique restaurant. With over 40 years combined experience in the restaurant industry our team of Chef's, Managers, and Owners have come together to create 7M Grill.
Designed with a 1920's New York Chophouse in mind, 801 Chophouse at the Paxton is the epitome of class. From the USDA Prime Grade beef, to the jet-fresh seafood and world class wine and scotch selection, you will not forget this unique fine dining experience. Private dining rooms for four to forty-two are available seven nights a week to enhance your dining experience.
Mahogany Prime Omaha offers authentic American cooking including corn-fed prime beef, fresh seafood flown in daily, and "everything made from scratch".
The Grey Plume focuses on seasonality and sustainability. The Grey Plume writes a menu daily, much of which is based on local farmer's supply and preserves the Nebraska produce harvest for the winter months. The Grey Plume works in partnership with The Green Restaurant Association and is the first and only Certified Green Restaurant in the tri-state area. Enjoy the elegant, yet comfortable dining atmosphere for both lunch and dinner.
2007 Esquire Magazine's Club of the Year featuring nationally known Indie Rock bands. When it comes to live music, Omaha knows how to put a different spin on it. The birthplace of nationally known artists such as Conor OBerst, the Faint and Cursive, the indie music scene in Omaha continues to grow with venues like The Slowdown devoted to the growth of innovative music.
The birthplace of nationally known artists such as Conor OBerst, the Faint and Cursive, the indie music scene in Omaha continues to grow with venues like The Waiting Room which is devoted to the growth of innovative music. Unless indicated otherwise, shows at The Waiting Room are all ages.
Nosh Wine Lounge, is the spot downtown for guests who desire a sophisticated relaxing atmosphere while enjoying service and quality that are second to none. A diverse boutique wine list offering over 120 wines as well as premium cocktails, martinis, artisan beers and a collection of single malt scotches that will please any palate.
Culinary delights featuring small plates, gourmet sliders, flatbread pizzas using locally sourced ingredients that can accommodate a casual bite or a full course meal.
Wings and teeth. No two symbols could've been better chosen to represent Minneapolis rap stalwarts Doomtree. The endlessly innovative crew/label has defied categorization from the start, leaving behind convention for what's best described as aggressive transcendence. Through a tireless work ethic, take-noprisoners production, lyrics that never shy from truth, and an always shifting stylistic mix, this family has carved out an elevated corner unto itself.
The Battle Royale is back! 16 standup comedians compete in a live, one-on-one bracketed competition and the audience decides who has the best jokes. OK Party hosts and there's a live band. Don't miss it!
With a style to match his personality, Frizzle Fro is surely in a class all his own. Seing his brother's hip hop group HFL break race barriers as the first multicultural rap group to be featured on local radio, inspired him to want to do great things in his life. Being in a studio is second nature to him since the age of nine years old being incorporated in his brothers shows anyway they could. In 2005 he met artist Heat Loc, who begin to mentor him, eventually landing him a spot opening up for Fat Joe at the venue of Scottsdale.
Local modern rock heavyweights After The Fall return in 2015 in full force looking to set the tone for the year and bringing along a solid lineup of who's who in Omaha's music scene of cutting edge rock.
On the heels of their 40 date European tour, Helmet are pleased to announce a tour of the United States in February 2015. The band will be playing their critically lauded 1994 Betty album from start to finish, followed by a second set spanning the entirety of Helmet's catalog. Billed as the "thinking man's metal band," Helmet provided an alternative to the grunge bands of the time with their clean cut aesthetic and raw, unrelenting, propulsive sound. Betty came on the trails of the band's first mainstream success, 1992's Meantime.
The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. His travels around the globe as one of rap's most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work with Idle Warship and others caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world's best rappers with something significant to say.
"There's this great duality to our band," reflects Greensky Bluegrass mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Hoffman. "We're existing in a few different places at once: we're a bluegrass band and a rock band, we're song-driven and interested in extended improvisation."
Times are tough for just about everyone these days, especially for those who live in what is often referred to as the "flyover states," in the heart of the country. People have become tougher, their skins have grown thicker and they have become much harder to win over. That especially holds true when it comes to the music that rolls into the bars, music halls and honky tonks of their towns.
From the people that brought you UNPLUGGED: NEVERMIND & ALICE UN-CHAINED now bring you NIRVANA's Classic SMASH HIT album NEVERMIND from front to back! Come re live the album that changed music forever, and lead the Grunge movment of the 90's! Hear the songs that started it all like "Smells like Teen Spirit" along with other hits like "Come As You Are', and "Lithium".
Hard hitting rock, heavy breakdowns, and an energetic live performance that never stops entertaining the crowd. Screaming For Silence has continually captivated audiences across the nation, gaining fans with every stop. They've been nationally touring for over two years, and have played over three hundred fifty live shows from coast to coast. The constant touring paid off in 2013 when S4S was asked to sponsor and promote PRS's new line of S2 guitars.
It can be far too easy to get caught in negativity in today's world. We're surrounded by it in the news, the media and even entertainment. And that's what makes Mod Sun's music and message all the more refreshing.
"A golden despondency" is how Kevin Barnes translates the meaning behind Aureate Gloom, the title he gave of Montreal's thirteenth full-length album. The oxymoron is one Barnes says best describes the overall state of his life and mental outlook while working on the record: first on a writing retreat in New York City, then while demoing tracks in Athens, before finally recording at Sonic Ranch, just across the border from Juarez, Mexico in the Texan desert.
It's admirable when a musician gets back to his roots, there's no questioning that. But in a lot of ways, it's even more admirable when an artist has no need to do that - having never lost touch with those roots in the first place. Jason Boland falls squarely into the latter category, having spent the better part of the last 15 years entrenching himself in the so-called "red dirt" of his native state of Oklahoma and adopted home in Texas and while spreading his musical branches to cover a remarkable amount of territory.
STEREO ROCKET is a 4 piece hard rocking band from Omaha, Nebraska. With the thunderous bass and drums to the incredible vocals and soaring guitars, this band will satisfy the hard rock cravings for all generations. The band, with their energetic stage show, has opened for bands such as WASP, Dope, L.A. Guns, Ted Nugent, Monster Magnet, Tesla and plenty of other notable acts.
Arson City is a rock band from Omaha, Nebraska.
Cursive's 2015 tour will come hot on the heels of Saddle Creek's November 24th, 2014 release of an expanded, deluxe reissue of their 2003 breakthrough album, The Ugly Organ. Each night's setlist will feature songs culled from across the band's seven albums - including their most recent, 2012's I Am Gemini- in addition to drawing heavily from The Ugly Organ. A cellist will also accompany the band throughout the tour to perform on any The Ugly Organ-era songs.
Handsome as Sin initially formed in the fall of 2012, when Max Waller (vocals/guitar), looking to get back to his bluesy/country roots after the dissolution of his previous band, enlisted longtime friend Chuck Riviera (lead guitar) to be a part of a new group he was putting together. Conceived as an 'outlaw country' band, the two quickly learned that their styles led to a more straight up rock 'n' roll sound, with a bluesy, southern edge.
Four guys from Nebraska raised on Fugazi, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, and Busch Light.
Mixed Martial Audio's history is quite simple. Singer/songwriter for the group, Jesse Copenharve started playing drums in 2001. His love for music grew exponentially and he continued with dabbling in writing lyrics, playing some guitar, and bass. While Jesse fancies himself a drummer by trade, mishaps between bands here and there led him to attempt forming a group of his own. In summer of 2011, he named the band and had a concept before asking Travis Gerlecz, now bassist and Tim Nicholson, then drummer to join him.
Infected Mushroom's production is the first of its type. Imagine; a flame throwing, steam blasting, eye popping, self standing mechanical "Steampunk" themed mushroom.
I remember the first time I dropped a freestyle, I was just riding with a few of my friends listening to some music. I was 15. This guy I knew, Worm, always use to rap to any song he felt the mood. This particular time, we were with these females and they asked " Aj how come you don't rap?" I said " Shit I don't know just never really wanted to". Worm began to rap some more but this time he started directing some of his disses towards me. Every punch line he dropped, the girls were like "oooo shit, Aj he got you" The first few times I laughed.
ABBAmania is a tribute album to Swedish disco-pop band ABBA, released in 1999. It followed an ITV programme of the same name and featured various British and Irish artists covering ABBA songs.
Got together in the fall of 2011 to form CAYETANA, an indie rock band based in Philadelphia, PA.
The pioneering rock'n'roll legend that is The King Khan & BBQ Show announce their first full-length album in over 5 years entitled, Bad News Boys out February 24th on In The Red Records. Bad News Boys is riddled with 13 hits that will take you on a journey through the steamy annals of rock'n'roll history and have you gasping for air by the end. "Let the fumes consume you," says the little turbaned man that you will hallucinate is sitting on your shoulder as his eyes spin in circles unlocking your every mystery.
THE KILLIGANS were born in a filthy garage in 2004, hammered together out of the spare parts of other Nebraska bands and fueled by a love of good whiskey, great friends, late nights, buzzing tattoo needles and crusty old punk rock albums. They have existed in various incarnations since their inception, but as their rabid fans will testify, they have never failed to ignite the passions of anyone who wanders close enough to hear their foot-stomping, glass-raising anthems for tenacious underdogs, lonely vagabonds, and anyone who's just trying to make it in this world.
If you think you know Pennywise, think again. Though the band has made a name for themselves over the past 26 years as a politically minded, melodic hardcore act who have sold millions of albums. They have become one of the most successful independent acts of all time, however they weren't always this way. In fact the group got their start playing backyard parties in their hometown of Hermosa Beach, California, without having any aspirations other than playing as many songs as they could before the police showed up. This side of the band has never been captured until now and Yesterdays sees the band putting some of their nascent material in proper recorded form for the first time ever.
"Cinema has always affected the way we think," says Adam Agin, one half of the modern folk duo. "We have songs that sound like battlefield scenes. We have songs that sound like you're running wild in an open field. We're huge fans of movies, so it's natural for us to dream up some sort of visual scene... and then figure out how that scene would sound."
Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called "Play It Right" and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She'd met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him to scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he'd added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he'd found his new collaborator without even looking.
Forming in 2011, Born Cages has shared bills with a bevy of acts such as Hockey, Magic Man, X Ambassadors, Gold Fields, Royal Teeth, Said The Whale, Donald Cumming (of The Virgins) and Har Mar Superstar. They were even handpicked by Guns N' Roses to be the sole support band on two sold out GN'R club shows.
With over 80 years' experience collectively, Simon Posford and Raja Ram are more than qualified for the exploration into the unclassifiable music frontiers they have ventured into; 'SHPONGLE' is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford's studio production.