Amy Adams made a bank commercial in Omaha; Andrew Rannells is in it, too
Adams recent guest appearance on "Fallon" unearthed some of the actress' earliest work, in a "Grease"-spoofing bank commercial. The ad was actually shot in Omaha and also features actor Andrew Rannells. Watch it here.
Omaha's Aksarben was Naomi and Wynonna Judd's first pro show together
Before she was a successful solo artist, Wynonna Judd was popular as one half of The Judds along with her mother, Naomi.
West Omaha bar and music venue to close before new year
The Lauter Tun will close its doors at the end of the month.
Omaha nerds, do we have a bar for you
The Android Factory, a bar aimed at the “nerd and geek demographic,” is set to open in Omaha early next year. Bar owner Blair Mourer is gearing the bar toward those with an interest in comics, gaming, movies and TV.
Help Hear Nebraska release some good Nebraska music
Hear Nebraska is putting out another compilation of tunes by Nebraska-based bands including Tim Kasher, Simon Joyner, McCarthy Trenching, Millions of Boys and several more.
And here's the Kickstarter page for the Lincoln 'Downton Abbey' TV show
Last week, we wrote about a group of filmmakers launching a Kickstarter campaign to make America's own “Downton Abbey” in Lincoln's Rogers House. Here's the Kickstarter.
A humongous list of area holiday events
Santa's schedule? Holiday Lights Festival? Library events? It's all in our holiday roundup.
What to watch: All-new 'Modern Family' on ABC
On this week's episode of "Modern Family": Cam and Lily go to a charity event, where they see the heart of Christmas, while Mitch tries to find the perfect gift for Lily.
Band of the week: Midwest Dilemma
Anchored by Justin Lamoureux’s songwriting about trains, beards, Omaha, traveling and a whole lot more, Midwest Dilemma’s heart-on-his-sleeve lyricism shows off Lamoureux as one of Nebraska’s best songwriters.
Unexpected death of Omaha artist, professor Wanda Ewing, 43, shocks UNO
“Her death is definitely a great loss to our department and definitely a great loss to our students. She was a role model for a lot of students,” said UNO colleague Avery Mazor.
Neutral Milk Hotel coming to Omaha next year
Indie rock fans rejoiced at the news that Neutral Milk Hotel will come to Omaha in the spring.
'Scary Stories' and 18 other things that freaked out '90s kids
Nineties pop culture actually had a lot of stuff like the “Scary Stories” books, glimpses of terror you wanted (needed) to look away from but couldn't. These are the traumatizing images, sounds and moments from which '90s kids are still trying to recover.
Omaha native, 27, has sold 4 scripts in Hollywood, all of them pretty awesome-sounding
In an industry that makes it notoriously difficult, if not perilous, to feel like you've made it, screenwriter Ian Fried appears at least to have hit a turning point.
Ralston man enjoys being famous robot
Tom Headley grew up watching the "Transformers" cartoon. Now he and his friends spend their time being the alien robots in his intricately designed costumes.
Check out this funny, somewhat perverse Omaha submission for the Doritos Super Bowl ad contest
Each year, Doritos holds its Crash The Super Bowl contest, inviting filmmakers from all over the world to make the best Doritos commercial.
Omaha's newest brewery opens this week
Old Market's newest brewery Borgata Brewery and Distillery will open its doors to the public this week.
Hansen: Omaha's best bargain shopper and the 100th pair of $1 shoes
Veronika Leonard has missed exactly two Sunday dollar sales at Scout Dry Goods & Trade since moving to Omaha in 2009. At secondhand shopping, she's second to none.
Eleanor Parker, who played scheming baroness in 'Sound of Music,' dies at 91
Parker was nominated for Oscars in 1950, 1951 and 1955, but then saw her career begin to wane in the early 1960s. Her last memorable role came in 1965's “The Sound of Music,” in which she played the scheming baroness who loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews.
Oscar race: Who are the early front-runners?
Award season will hit fast forward this week with the unveiling of Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday, followed closely by the Golden Globe nominations Thursday.
Where to caffeinate in Omaha: our map of coffee shops
Omaha has a lot of great local coffee shops. A lot. We've attempted to round them all up into one map/list.
Review: Thumbs up for 'Narnia' musical at Rose
Engaging leads, strong staging and a couple of emotional ballads make the Rose's production of “Narnia” more than watchable. Add a ballet-inspired featured dancer and strong design work on scenery, lighting and costumes, and a thumbs up is an easy call.
Dining review: New Charleston's matches tempo of old
Restaurant's second location doesn't miss a beat with its classic dishes
Yes, the Dundee Theatre will open again but not for a while
Fans of the Dundee Theatre, Omaha's only remaining single-screen movie outlet, will have to wait a little longer for its reopening.
Listen to last month's delightful Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern and Will Forte Omaha event
A few weeks ago, "Nebraska" director and cast Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb joined Kurt Andersen for a conversation at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
6 singer-turned-actor performances that were arguably worse than Carrie Underwood's 'Sound of Music' fiasco
She's certainly not the first or worst example of a singer trying to be an actor. For every "8 Mile" Eminem and "Moonstruck" Cher, there are a dozen botched career transplants.
The faces of record owners
For them, an LP evokes memories and offers an experience that digital music never will.