Category: Arts & Culture

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Step, Kick, Kick, Leap, Kick, Touch… Again!

By Julie Hagemeier “Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch…Again!” Those lyrics for the Broadway hit A Chorus Line conjure up those amazing musical theatre “gypsies.” Contemporary and ballroom dancing are showcased in the increasingly popular television competition programs Dancing with...

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The Music City Brings a New Series to Pinewood Bowl

Recently the Star City added a unique series of six summer concerts to Lincoln’s already full schedule of musical performances. The concerts took place at Pinewood Bowl, an outdoor theatre located in Lincoln’s lush, wooded Pioneers Park, and all featured...

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Free Music Options Abound in Lincoln Year Round

by Pamela S. Thompson Much of the appeal of Lincoln’s free musical offerings is the wide range of sounds available at a host of different, mainly outdoor venues. The following is a brief list of some of the most fun...

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Lincoln’s Public Art

Compiled by Erin Thomas Public art can come in many forms: sculpture, memorials, murals, monuments, even landscaping. In Lincoln, artists from across the world – and from right here at home – have left an indelible mark in the Capital...

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Public Sculptures Everywhere in Lincoln

The Lincoln community waits with excitement as the newest public art sculpture is installed in the heart of downtown Lincoln, in the brand new Civic Plaza. The renowned sculptor Jun Kaneko’s sculpture won the bid of $1.15 million, to construct...

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Star Attractions in the Star City

Lincoln boasts a variety of attractions to keep you entertained, and you may even learn a few things, too. University of Nebraska State Museum – Morrill Hall One of the region’s top natural history museums, the University of Nebraska State...

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A World-Class Art Museum Turns Fifty

By Jorge Daniel Veneciano Director of the Sheldon Museum of Art Nebraska landscapes and skyscapes have inspired artists for two centuries in addition to encouraging pioneers and farmers, ranchers and rail men. The earth and the sky offered reasons to settle in...

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Quilt Museum

By Judy Shutts The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is a center of art, culture, education and entertainment housed in an architectural gem on the corner of 33rd and Holdrege. Whether it’s a “Night at the Museum” or the...

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Lincoln’s Own Museum of American Speed

  by Pamela S. Thompson No drive-bys allowed for visitors to the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed since a full guided tour lasts nearly three hours – barely enough time to absorb how much of America’s identity, culture and...