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Omaha Leisure and Arts Awards transfer to Bluffs venue

The purple carpet will probably be out on the Hoff Household Arts & Tradition Middle in Council Bluffs on Sunday for the Omaha Leisure and Arts Awards.

The ceremony is returning to an in-person occasion this yr for the primary time since 2020. Awards will probably be offered to native visible artists, musicians and performers in various classes.

Lifetime achievement awards will go to painter, paper and set up artist Susan Knight, R&B drummer and musician Curly Martin and actor Cork Ramer. BFF (Benson First Friday) Omaha and its founder Alex Jochim will obtain a cultural stewardship award.

Poet and performer Zedeka Poindexter and actor and producer Kerron Stark would be the hosts.

The night will start when McCormick’s 1894 bar opens at 5 pm for pre-ceremony drinks and meals from Chef Across the Block. Friends also can flick thru the Anne & John P. Nelson Gallery at the moment.

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The ceremony begins at 6:30 and can characteristic a number of dwell performances.

Tickets are $20 for normal admission and $25 for reserved seats. They’re out there at or 712-890-5601. Food and drinks is further.

The Hoff Household Arts & Tradition Middle is at 1001S. Sixth St. in Council Bluffs.

Lunar New Yr’s Gala

Conventional Chinese language instrument musicians and Yue Opera performers from Los Angeles will probably be onstage Saturday evening on the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. sixteenth St., for a Lunar New Yr’s Gala.

The Nebraska Chinese language Affiliation is sponsoring the occasion to have a good time the Yr of the Rabbit. They promise a stunning program highlighting Asian tradition and historical past by pageantry, beautiful costumes, thrilling dances and delightful music.

Tickets for the 7 pm program vary from $30 to $60 and can be found at or 402-345-0606.

Music by John Williams

Composer John Williams was nominated for an Academy Award this week for his rating to Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical film “The Fabelmans.”

This weekend, you possibly can hear alternatives from a few of his different movie music at “Maestro and the Music of John Williams,” an Omaha Symphony Film Collection live performance.

This system, performed by Music Director Ankush Kumar Bahl, will embody the overture from “The Cowboys” and alternatives from “Star Wars,” “ET,” “Raiders of the Misplaced Ark” and “Jurassic Park” and extra.

The live performance premieres Saturday evening at 7:30 and repeats on Sunday at 2 pm Each will probably be on the Holland Middle, 1200 Douglas St.

Tickets vary from $20 to $99 and can be found at

Wynton Marsalis and pals

Tickets are nonetheless out there for Wednesday evening’s live performance that includes the Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

This system will characteristic “Center East Meditations with Naseer Shamma” in collaboration with the Abu Dubai Competition.

The orchestra contains 15 of the highest jazz soloists and ensemble gamers who’re at present performing. The group is led by trumpet virtuoso Marsalis, who’s its managing and inventive director. It has a big repertoire together with every part from historic works to commissioned items to classics by artists akin to Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and plenty of extra.

The 7:30 pm live performance is on the Holland Middle, 1200 Douglas St. Tickets vary from $60 to $80 and can be found at or 402-345-0606., 402-444-1267


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