Going all out for ‘In the Heights’

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the hottest name in American theater thanks to the phenomenal success of his award-winning musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. Now, for the first time, one of his signature works will be produced locally when Heights runs June 29-July 2 at Omaha South High School. This first-time collaboration between SNAP Productions and […]

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Artists doing studio residency at El Museo Latino

After debuting last year, the El Museo Latino Artist Residency Program is back with three new artists in residence at the South Omaha museum through July. The two-month residency. which began June 2, comes with a $1,000 stipend per artist and access to studio space, equipment and supplies as well as mentoring-networking and teaching-exhibit opportunities. […]

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SAFE HARBOR

  Undocumented immigrants are among the culture war’s invisible victims. Asylum seekers risk everything to escape dangers in their homeland only to come here and face possible arrest, detainment and deportation. Application of illegal alien policies and laws vary by agents and judges. Defendants are at the mercy of capricious political winds. Against this uncertain […]

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Frank LaMere: A good man’s work is never done

Frank LaMere, self-described as “one of the architects of the effort to shutdown Whiteclay,” does not gloat over recent rulings to deny beer sellers licenses in that forlorn Nebraska hamlet. A handful of store owners, along with producers and suppliers, have profited millions at the expense of Oglala-Lakota from South Dakota’s nearby Pine Ridge Reservation, […]

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South Omaha takes center stage

South. When applied to Omaha, the word refers to a neighborhood and a school where cross-cultural intersections happen every day. South is also the working title and setting of a new play by Los Angeles playwright Michael John Garces. His original work is having its world premiere at South High on Wednesday, May 31 at […]

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Sowing the Seeds of Giving A New Approach to Addressing Community Needs Is Taking Root As the Public Sector Stumbles

Part 3 in a series Shaping strategic community goals in partnership with givers is part of the Chamber’s mission, said Brown. Everything the Chamber does, he said, is measured. “We incorporate most of the public and private foundations executive directors and staff into all of our strategic planning processes. We’ve invited them to be involved […]

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[:en]Sowing the Seeds of Giving A New Approach to Addressing Community Needs Is Taking Root As the Public Sector Stumbles[:es]Plantando las semillas de la bondad Un nuevo enfoque para afrontar las necesidades de la comunidad está sentando raíces mientras tropieza el sector público[:]

[:en]Originally printed in The Reader. Part 2 in a series. On a big picture scale, the Chamber engages in strategic planning. Rather than focusing almost exclusively on chasing “smokestack” industries, for the first time the Chamber has engaged a futurist and really expanded it’s community partnerships. For being one of the most highly awarded chamber […]

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Neighborhoods find their voice at conference

The City of Omaha hosts its first national Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference May 24-27, when 800-plus neighborhood doers are expected to attend talks, workshops and tours highlighting grassroots revitalization in the places people call home. Some South Omaha doings will get their due among featured local neighborhoods and initiatives. Coordinator Roxanne Nielsen said NUSA connects […]

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SOWING THE SEEDS OF GIVING

A New Approach to Addressing Community Needs Is Taking Root As the Public Sector Stumbles – Part 1 Omaha charitable giving turns on a funding wheel of corporate, foundation and individual donors of all levels. This month’s “Omaha Gives!” is a prime example of how that wheel has expanded. This city with its high concentration […]

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New Approach, Same Expectation for South soccer

Lessons learned when Omaha South boys soccer won it all in 2013 inform the way coach Joe Maass does things now, following last year’s second state title. He not only draws on that earlier experience but on a recent family challenge and the expertise of fellow coaches. Heavy graduation losses from last year’s championship team […]

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