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Theaters harvest plays from Great Plains conference | The Reader
The Reader | June 21, 2018
The Great Plains Theatre Conference is more than a collaborative around craft. It's also a source of plays for theaters, whose productions give GPTC playwrights a platform for their words to take shape.
Coming home is sweet for media giant Cathy Hughes | The Reader
The Reader | June 21, 2018
Sweet nostalgia flowed when Omaha native media titan Cathy Hughes got feted in her hometown May 17-19.
Opposites Attract | The Reader
The Reader | June 21, 2018
Make sure your Second Friday activities art-wise this June 8th include the opening reception at Connect Gallery for featured artists Glenda Dietrich Moore and Evelyn Render-Katz.
Merger and Acquisitions | The Reader
The Reader | June 21, 2018
Painter Stephen Dinsmore and poet/essayist Ted Kooser have collaborated for their unique exhibit: Pairings of Paintings and Poems,opening Friday, June 1st at Modern Arts Midtown.
Joint Venture | The Reader
The Reader | June 21, 2018
When it comes to reality, art and science have often enjoyed an unusual and unexpected partnership.
'Home Sweet Home' | The Reader
The Reader | June 21, 2018
Artist Katie B. Temple has a knack for lending an appealing graphic design to even the most skeletal of her bare bones house paintings. This paradox may account then for the title of her new solo exhibit Home Sweet Home,which opens Friday, June 1, at the Little Gallery in Benson.
Combining A Love of Hip-Hop with Activism with Houston Alexander | The Reader
The Reader | June 21, 2018
"Let me show you a track real quick," says Houston Alexander, the host of the show Neighborhood Watch on Power 106.9 here in Omaha. He walks over to one of the computers in the station's studio overlooking Dodge street, opens a file, and hits play. I watch as Windows Media Player opens and an orange...
Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories | | June 20, 2018
On Wednesday the National Park Service is scheduled to announce that archaeologists have found the "limb pit" where the two soldiers and the amputated arms and legs were buried.
Galaxy S9 and S9+ Sunrise Gold Arrive in the U.S. | | June 20, 2018
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Samsung Electronics America Inc., announced that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in a new color in the U.S., Sunrise Gold, starting June 24. Consumers will be able to purchase the new Sunrise…
Interview: Caroline Rose | The Reader
The Reader | June 20, 2018
Building a sonic palette is difficult. Some artists spend years fine-tuning their sound with each progressive album in hopes that it will eventually lead to something great. Or, if you are Caroline Rose, you use the album as an opportunity to completely reinvent yourself and it still ends up soundin...
'More Than I Know' | The Reader
The Reader | June 20, 2018
Ceramics in an art museum. If your first instinct is to visualize Greek vases or Wedgwood wares, you’re headed in the wrong direction. Inclined to think of Robert Arneson’s funky self-portraits or Jun Kaneko’s elegant, monumental sculptures? Then you’re edging closer to the aesthetic and mat...
Knock, Knock: It’s No Surprise | The Reader
The Reader | June 20, 2018
This well-produced, good-feeling documentary has very little in the way of revelations or insights. It's basically a long commercial for Mister Rogers Neighborhood, which makes it watchable but not exceptionally compelling.
Young, Black and Influential Awards | The Reader
The Reader | June 20, 2018
"The mission of Young, Black and Influential is meant to affirm Black leadership in the Omaha community. These awards are intentional about allowing for all definitions of leadership and impact- created and owned by the Black community and leader," says Ashlei Spivey, founder for the YBI Awards. &#... | June 20, 2018
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Geoff Gross, Founder and CEO of Medical Guardian, a leading provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award which honors the Top CEOs in 2018 in the U.S. small-and-medium-sized business (SMB)… | June 20, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--EVAN® connects customers with friendly IT professionals to provide immediate, real-time IT expertise that is secure, transparent, and reliable. Master Certified Professionals are available 24/7 and can help with everything from cybersecurity guidance to... | June 20, 2018
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--PrescribeWellness, a leading cloud-based patient relationship management solutions company that inspires collaboration between pharmacies, payers, providers, pharmaceutical companies, and their patients to achieve better health, today announced the hire... | June 20, 2018
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Lost revenue due to large-scale credit card reissuing events no longer needs to be a problem for merchants and issuers. Switch, Inc. a leading fintech company, announced today that their proprietary card-on-file technology, CardSavr, provides the only… | June 20, 2018
TORONTO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Klick Health today announced it has won a pair of Cannes Lions Health Awards at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. | June 20, 2018
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--GoFundMe announces GoFundMe Team Fundraising, a new product providing groups of any size with the ability to collaborate and fundraise together for a personal or charitable cause. The new product brings GoFundMe to new markets… | June 20, 2018
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Thrive Global, the behavior change, media and technology company founded by Arianna Huffington, announced today that Marina Khidekel has been named Editorial Director. Khidekel joins Thrive at a time of significant growth for the company and… | June 20, 2018
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--NetBase, a global leader in enterprise social analytics, today announced NetBase Standard Audiences, a new tool to give brands a better understanding of their target customers. Standard Audiences delivers real-time insights for 18 demographic or… | June 20, 2018
DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--The automotive industry faces the possibility of a monumental capital drain in the near term as hundreds of players, including non-traditional ones, are all pouring unprecedented sums into electric and autonomous vehicles years before those technologies are… | June 20, 2018
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Comcast today announced a multi-year partnership with 2018 Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando to serve as ambassadors and spokespeople for the company’s corporate values initiatives, a commitment to a series...
North Korea's Kim visits China in follow-up to Trump summit | | June 19, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Beijing on Tuesday for a two-day visit at which he's expected to meet with Chinese leaders and discuss his next steps after last week's nuclear summit with U.S. President…
Prince Harry, Meghan to make first official trip to Ireland | | June 19, 2018
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will make their first official trip abroad to Ireland next month.
Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport | | June 19, 2018
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce battles raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said.
Global stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat | | June 19, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with China over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods.
UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years | | June 19, 2018
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says that the number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005.
Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba | | June 19, 2018
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall…
Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo share baby photo | | June 19, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spent his first Father's Day as a dad of two.
Philippine Supreme Court upholds expulsion of chief justice | | June 19, 2018
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court upheld the expulsion of its chief justice, the authoritarian president's highest-ranking critic, in a final ruling Tuesday that critics warned is unconstitutional and threatens judicial independence and the country's democracy.
Kazuo Kashio, co-founder of Casio of G-Shock fame, dies | | June 19, 2018
TOKYO (AP) — Kazuo Kashio, one of four brothers who founded Casio Computer Co., the Japanese company behind G-Shock watches, has died at age 89.
S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North | | June 19, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off major joint military drills, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises…
Bangladesh opposition leader Zia critically ill, aide says | | June 19, 2018
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Imprisoned former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is critically ill and needs urgent medical care, a top leader of her party said Tuesday.
The Reader | June 19, 2018
Do you love Shakespeare? Hate Shakespeare? Think Shakespeare is kind of overrated? Then “The Shakespeare Revue” presented by Brigit Saint Brigit at the Joslyn Castle is sure to make you laugh. Shakespeare has been set in a million different time periods, with so many different concepts and costu...
Interview: Iceage | The Reader
The Reader | June 19, 2018
A brief chat with bassist Jakob Tvilling Pless on touring, Beyondless, and the group's distaste for sports.
Deadpool Me Twice, Shame on Me? | The Reader
The Reader | June 19, 2018
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) must protect a young mutant, Russell (Julian Dennison), from a time-traveling soldier, Cable (Josh Brolin), who aims to kill the boy before he becomes a supervillain. There are a lot of jokes.
June Backbeat | The Reader
The Reader | June 19, 2018
The weather’s nice, school is out, and local bands are hitting the road — often with new records in tow — officially bringing us to the time of the year when there’s no shortage of Nebraska music to talk about. | June 19, 2018
PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the November 2015 extremist attacks in Paris has been released and placed under judicial supervision in Belgium, French prosecutors said Tuesday. | June 19, 2018
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq condemned on Tuesday the targeting of pro-Syria paramilitary troops in eastern Syria after an airstrike killed mostly Iraqi Shiite forces deployed to fight the Islamic State group. | June 19, 2018
LONDON (AP) — Grieving family members joined community leaders Tuesday for a moment of silence to remember a man who died and a dozen others who were injured when a jobless loner drove his van into a crowd leaving evening… | June 19, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping on visit to Beijing. | June 19, 2018
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army helicopters have dropped leaflets over rebel-held parts of the country's south calling on civilians to help the military clear the area of militants. | June 19, 2018
BERLIN (AP) — A Croatian man has been handed a 15-month suspended sentence for giving a Nazi salute at an annual commemoration in Austria of a 1945 massacre of pro-Nazi Croats. | June 19, 2018
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Snack trays produced by Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, for snack giant Crunch Pak® have been recognized as 2018 United Fresh Innovation Award Finalists at the United… | June 19, 2018
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- J. Scott Penny, Chief Acquisitions Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO); Don H. Etheredge and Randle H. Loving, the principals of Loving and Etheredge, Inc. d/b/a Texas Commercial Insurance Facilities…
Family-separation policy starting to divide GOP | | June 18, 2018
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she favors tighter border security, but expressed deep concerns about the child-separation policy.
UN rights chief: US policy on migrant kids 'unconscionable' | | June 18, 2018
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they've affected nearly 2,000 kids in the last six…
Police investigating shooting, 2 motorcycle crashes and pedestrian struck by a vehicle | | June 18, 2018
Dispatchers did not know where the shooting occurred, what time or how badly the person was injured.
Motorcyclist critically injured in crash near 91st and Q | | June 18, 2018
Police said a 2000 Honda CBR600 was westbound on Q Street when it left the roadway and then struck a raised curb and a crosswalk sign.