Serrato finds balance as musician and educator

Grain elevators, not skyscrapers, fill the view outside Paul Serrato’s home now that the jazz pianist-composer is back in Omaha after decades in New York City. Serrato was a New York sideman, soloist and band leader. When not performing, he haunted clubs to see countless legends play. An avid collector, he helped himself to rare […]

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A MELTING pot magic city gets its own museum

Just like the community that forged him, the dreams of South Omaha native and historian Gary Kastrick don’t die easy. The educator developed the Project Omaha teaching museum at South High, but when he retired the school didn’t want it anymore. For years he stored his collection’s thousands of artifacts at his home while seeking […]

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GUATEMALAN RESTAURANT AND MLCDC’S MISSION STATEMENT

The Board of Directors of the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation (MLCDC) adopted and approved the Mission Statement, “MLCDC provides Latinos with opportunities to generate economic growth by providing financial products, development services and community development that advances their ability to develop a sustainable future in the Midlands.” The same week, the MLCDC granted a […]

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Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead celebration has found a home in the United States and every day more Latinos leave the grieving and nostalgia behind to find a spiritual connection with their loved ones who have passed away. They all return during the 1st and 2nd of November, always faithful to the popular belief that […]

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