Category: Arts & Culture

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A Week with the Best of the Best

by Erin Poor, Michele Tilley and Matthew Boring In the spring of 2018 two of the nation’s top performing arts ensembles, American Ballet Theater (ABT) and the St. Louis Symphony (SLSO), converged at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Their...

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Lincoln Wine

If you ask a non-Nebraskan what the Cornhusker state is known for, you’ll likely hear corn, cows and of course football. However, there is more to the state once known as the Great American desert.  Nebraska has a wonderfully unique...

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Pinnacle Bank Arena

By Charlyne Berens Less than a decade ago, the space just west of Seventh and R streets in Lincoln’s Haymarket was a tangle of railroad tracks. The only traffic was the multiple freight trains and the twice-a-day Amtrak passenger service...

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It’s All Downtown

by Cynthia S. Peterson As recently as 2003, downtown Lincoln was described as “OK” but certainly not as “vibrant” and “energetic.” The Pinnacle Bank Arena was still on the drawing board. The burst of development in the historic Haymarket and downtown...

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Tower on the Plains

by Julie Nichols The Nebraska State Capitol houses the executive and judicial offices of Nebraska and is home to the only unicameral legislature in the U.S. Designed by New York architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in 1920, begun in 1922, the...

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Many Cultures Call Lincoln Home

by Sriyani Tidball “Now we’re one of the top twenty cities in America for new arrivals from abroad. Our supermarkets and schools are bursting with refugees from Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Hungary, and Ethiopia. Our Kurdish, Sudanese, and Somali populations...

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College Town

Lincoln is Nebraska’s capital, but it is absolutely a college town, too–. From the flagship campus of Nebraska’s state university to our smaller private and public schools, Lincoln offers a variety of higher education opportunities to expand knowledge, skills and...