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Hydrate for Health: You are what you drink
ow that old Sol has peaked in the sky celebrating our summer solstice, it becomes even more evident that we need water to survive on this planet. Our planet, our Spaceship Earth, is made up of roughly three-quarters water. In keeping with the homeostatic laws of nature, our bodies reflect the nature of our existence and in turn, the existence of Nature: We also are 75 percent water. Replenishing what is lost through perspiration and respiration during a hot summer day is essential. And for eons, there was little choice but what Nature provided: H2O. But times have changed and commercialization of natural resources has evolved to offer any number of water substitutes. But are any of them worth a spit? With the glut of sports drinks, vitamin waters, smart waters and just plain bottled water, which should you choose? The short answer is that no one agrees. But for sure, you must drink something. Water you’re waiting for Despite all the water on our planet, only .3 percent is drinkable. We can’t drink seawater. Anymore, we can’t drink water from streams or lakes in this country; they’re too polluted. Over half the rivers or lakes in the U.S. are not even fit to swim or wade in, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. As a result, the water we drink must be treated before it’s safe. Tap water For 6000 years, we’ve used various means to purify water. Testing equipment back then was simple: If water looked bad, smelled bad or tasted bad, it was. Testing is now more complex but we have worse pollutants in our drinking water, even after it reaches the tap. Water utilities usually meet federal standards but meeting federal standards and providing pure drinking water are two different things. There are many potentially hazardous chemicals and pollutants that are in typical tap water. The Environmental Working Group listed 100 cities’ water. Omaha ranked near the bottom at 94. (ewg.org/tapwater/index.php). Still, rehydrating with tap water is better than not. Store-bought bottled It’s been said that the biggest shock for a time-traveler whisked from the 1960s to today would be that we bottle and sell water. Estimates are that bottled water costs 1900 times more than tap and for the same liquid or sometimes worse. Water in plastic bottles is a horrible idea. In a recent year, Americans bought 28 billion plastic bottles of water. Though they are recyclable, 86 percent of those bottles still end up in landfills. 17 million barrels of oil were
needed to make the plastic and the carbon footprint is enormous. Plus the plastic bottle leaches bad chemicals you don’t need for rehydration. These are some of the reasons cities and college campuses are banning plastic water bottle sales. Enhanced bottled waters Some enhanced waters contain vitamins, herbs, minerals, even chocolate. Mostly they are at a fairly low level compared to what can be replaced by food. Noted health expert Andrew Weil, M.D. calls them “gimmicky and overpriced. Let water be water.” Bottle your own If you don’t like tap water or bottled, a home purification system might suit. There are many types: simple filters, compound carbon filters, reverse osmosis and combined systems. With RO, tap water is sent through carbon filters. After most of the dissolved solids are removed, the water is forced through a membrane that allows only the water molecules and a small amount of other components through. The result is a very pure form of water that is considered better for drinking or cooking. An RO unit can cost as little as $18 dollars a month to rent. Fill your own glass carrybottle and save a ton of money over the plastic bottle kind. Sports drinks The typical ingredients of a sports drink include carbohydrates and electrolytes. The idea is to replenish what may be lost in vigorous exercise. But what exact chemicals are in it? What makes it that weird neon green color? How about the sugar content? One original formula actually had cyclamate, a banned chemical now, in it. It’s debatable if a sports drink is the best choice for casual or even moderate exercise rehydration. Interestingly, some research in the UK showed that beer rehydrates after vigorous exercise in a way similar to sports drinks. In the long run though, beer will dehydrate. Make your own energy drink: switchel Gatorade didn’t invent the rehydration drink to replenish electrolytes and carbs. A drink variously called “switchel,” Haymaker’s Punch or ginger water dates as far back as the 1600s in the Western Hemisphere and likely similar drinks go back even further. Starting with water, you add some vinegar, spice it with ginger and sweeten with honey, maple syrup or molasses. Some historians note that lemon was a favorite additive, also. In the heat of harvesting hay, switchel was a popular drink for farmers in the 1930s. It hydrated and nourished them. The components contain natural elements that hydrate and refresh. Don’t sweat it. Drink it. Be well. ,
VISIONS FROM FIVE MINUTES INTO THE FUTURE • JUNE 26, 2014 • The next decade will see the start of biographies that consist largely of quotes taken from social media. These life stories will be of still-living people of contemporary signiﬁcance, and will be marked by the subject giving the author unfettered access to Twitter
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YOU LIKE FOOD? YOU LIKE ART? HERE’S THE PLACE FOR YOU
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irst things first: Star Deli in Benson is not the same Star Deli that was in the Jewish Community Center in Omaha. I figured this out quickly when I first walked into Benson’s Star Deli and didn’t see matzo ball soup on the menu. I guess I was confused because for whatever reason I was under the impression that this was the same place. I asked the guy at the counter and he responded with a quick, “No, ma’am,” which was in a tone that indicated he’d responded to this question before. I had walked in expecting to indulge in the same types of food I devour when I visit my Jewish family in Los Angeles, but had to switch gears and instead check out what the Star Deli menu had to offer. It’s not an extensive menu by any means, but the sandwich combinations they offer are pretty impressive. I ordered the Long Beach Club, which features house smoked turkey, applewood smoked bacon, fresh avocado, cucumber, tomato and Swiss cheese.
Taste the food, not the masking of food Let me tell you what I liked best about this sandwich: it wasn’t slathered in mayonnaise, which seems to be what most places do. What typically happens at other sandwich places is that I order a sandwich, forget to ask for very little mayonnaise, and then have to spend time scraping off the twelve cups of mayonnaise that was dumped on the bread. It’s not that I’m anti-mayonnaise – it’s just that I think if a sandwich has tasty, fresh ingredients there’s no reason to mask everything with a bunch of white goop. All mayonnaise rants aside, the sandwich was good. My friend ordered the Turkey Pesto, which included house smoked turkey, homemade pesto mayo, tomato
crumbs n OMAHA RECOGNIZED FOR GREAT FOOD, AGAIN You’re probably not surprised to find that Omaha appears on many lists of great places for foodies. This time it’s the 2014 Livability.com’s list of Top 10 Foodie Cities where Omaha appears as No. 9. Among those eateries specifically mentioned: The Grey Plume, V. Mertz and The Drover. www.livability.com/top-10/ top-10-foodie-cities-2014 n OPENINGS: CUPCAKES AND BEER A grand opening of epic proportions for cupcake fans in Papillion is taking place just south of Highway 370 at Midlands Place. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery opens its doors, offering freshly-made baked goods and the cheeky motto, “Maybe a Cupcake Will Help?” Also opening its doors is Farnam House Brewing Company June 30, where they will serve both drinks and food.
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and provolone cheese. She commented that the food tasted fresh and she enjoyed the flavor of the pesto. My other friend had a French Dip, which was impressive in size, yet rapidly consumed. I brought my son along and he ordered a grilled cheese sandwich from the Kids Menu. After his first bite he asked me to get the recipe from the cook. I replied that I was pretty sure I already have the recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich, but I was glad he was enjoying the food.
Artistic ambiance Star Deli also just so happens to be an active art gallery. They host a number of events there throughout the year to help out the local art scene. While we ate our meal we were able to enjoy several large paintings from a variety of local artists. My son found the painting of the nude woman in the woods rather silly and a little embarrassing, but give him a few years and he probably won’t be able to take his eyes off it. I liked the ambiance of the place because it felt as though we had sauntered into an art gallery and accidentally stumbled upon a secret eatery in the corner. Star Deli feels more like an art gallery that happens to serve food as opposed to a deli that happens to display art, and if you ask me, I think that’s pretty great. Go for the food or go for the art, but either way this is a good place in Benson to stop for a casual bite to eat. , Star Deli, 6114 Military Avenue, 402-871-8481 Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sunday: Closed, n WINE AND JAZZ Jazz on the Green starts up July 10 in Midtown, but if you don’t like the hassle of fighting for a good spot you may want to give the folks at Brix a call and reserve a “season pass” for one of their patio spots. It’s a great way to enjoy jazz and drinks without schlepping a lawn chair around. www.brixomaha.com/ n PIZZA FOR PILGER If you missed out on participating in the Pizza for Pilger fundraising efforts spearheaded by Ragazzi’s Pizza and other participating pizza places, you can still donate some money to help the relief efforts by visiting the Salvation Army’s website. Pizza for Pilger was a one-day event where a portion of the proceeds from pizza purchases were donated to help out tornado-ravaged Pilger and was a rare instance when several non-affiliated pizza joints all came together for one cause. www.salvationarmyusa.org — Tamsen Butler Crumbs is about indulging in food and celebrating its many forms. Send information about area food and drink businesses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Everybody knew who he was because he was different,” Reefe says. “He was outstanding. He really had all the skills. Everybody was talking about him. He just had a buzz around him. He’s got these cobra eyes that give him the peripheral vision to bob and weave but still have you locked in his sights.” Victory Boxing coach John Determan, whose unbeaten son Johnny is on the June 28 undercard, says, “I’ve known Bud for a long time. The first time I saw him fight was early in his career in Joplin, Missouri. I remember driving home and telling my family ‘he’s going to be a great one.’ He is a true champion and not the type of guy who gets a big head. He’s worked hard for everything he’s done.” Longtime boxing observer and historian Tom Lovgren says simply, “He’s the best that I’ve seen in Neb. He’s the Real McCoy.” Crawford’s seemingly been called to his boxing ascension. His mother Debra Crawford says he came out of the womb “with his fists balled up,” as if ready to fight. He’s from a long line of pugilists: his grandfather, father and uncle all fought. Debra says Bud’s father “always said he’s going to be a million dollar baby boy.” Debra, who’s gone a round or two with her headstrong son and knows the difference between a jab and a cross, says, “God gave him a gift.” Everyone confirms young Bud himself was convinced he was destined for greatness. “He’d always tell me, ‘Mom, I’m going to make it, I’m going to be something. I’m going to be a world champ,” Debra says. Lots of kids say that, his friend Kevin notes, “but they ain’t got the same dedication as him,” adding, “He’s been after this for years.” Now that he’s done it, Reefe says, “It seems a little surreal.” Even Bud’s mom admits, “Sometimes it’s like a dream.” Especially dreamlike given all he’s overcome. Possessing a notorious temper as a youth, the stubborn Crawford had scores of verbal and physical run-ins. “Bud used to get in trouble in the gym and they used to send him home,” Debra says. Sometimes, he wanted no part of it. “One time, he hid in his room when Midge came by to pick him up. He told me to tell Midge he ain’t home. I went out and told Midge, ‘He’s in here, come and get him.’ Bud said ‘Mom, you’re a snitch.’ Yeah, I had to keep him out of trouble. I’d rather him be in the gym than out in the street.” Other times, says maternal grandma Velma Jones, sporting a Team Crawford T-shirt, he couldn’t stand to be away from the ring. “I used to have him ride along with me when I had to go places and he’d be like, ‘I have to get to the gym...’ He loved that gym.”
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hen Terence “Bud” Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he’ll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a boxing community that’s not seen anything like this since 1972. Forty-two years ago heavyweight champion Joe Frazier came to town to battle local Great White Hope Ron Stander. Omaha was thrilled to host boxing’s ultimate event, but Stander never had more than a puncher’s chance. Predictably, he was outclassed and dismantled. This is different. Crawford’s the hometown kid who realized his dream of being a world champ by unanimously decisioning Ricky Burns in Scotland March 1. He’s the title holder and Cuban opponent Yuriorkis Gamboa the contender. The champ and challenger enter this HBO main event with identical 23-0 (16 by KO) records. Crawford’s a skilled technician who’s never been dropped or hurt as a pro. By contrast, Stander was a slugger and bleeder who used brute force, not sweet science, in the ring. Though Stander didn’t hit the canvas much, he lost 21 bouts. Another important difference is that while The Butcher fought in Omaha, he actually hailed from Council Bluffs. Crawford is Omaha through and through. When it was suggested the Bluffs and its casinos host Crawford’s title defense the fighter flatly refused, offended by the very notion he go across the river. “I’m the type of person if I don’t want to do something I’m not going to do it,” he says. “I’m my own man. If I felt like they weren’t going to bring it to Omaha then we were going to go somewhere else and it wasn’t going to be Council Bluffs.” Known for representing with trunks that read “Omaha,” he’s fiercely loyal to his Omaha-based boxing and biological families. “They’re always going to be there for me, win or lose,” he says. “They’ve been with me the whole way.” His peeps comprise Team Crawford. Most members of his training camp go back more than a decade when he was pegged a ring prodigy. His longtime trainer Midge Minor is like a father. His co-manager Brian “BoMac” McIntyre is one of his best buddies. They jointly opened the B & B Boxing Academy two years ago. Omaha attorney Hugh Reefe, a former amateur boxer who now dispenses legal advice to the fighter, recalls seeing the young Crawford at the CW Boxing Club, where Bud got his start. The CW is the throughline that connects the champ’s boxing crew.
Crawford came up in a Hood where street life claims many young men. He avoided the pitfalls but still found trouble. The youngest of three siblings, he sometimes got into scrapes with older, bigger kids and his two sisters would come to his rescue. You fight one Crawford, “you gotta fight us all,” his sister Shawntay says. Debra recalls, “One day I saw Bud getting beat up by this older boy and I told those two (her daughters), ‘Y’all better get out there and help your brother.” They did and together with Bud dispatched the bully. Bud’s sister Latisha remembers, “The guy came back and apologized that he took that ass whuppin’.” If any Crawfords ever got beat they’d be the ones apologizing for letting the family down. Family, friends, coaches all attest to how competitive he is.
His girlfriend Iesha Person, with whom he has two sons, says, “He don’t like to lose at anything – darts, cards, basketball, pool. Everything is a competition with him, everything. He’s very determined to win in everything he does. Like he just learned how to play chess not too long ago and now he’s beating the people that taught him. So I can’t even picture him losing.” Reefe, who’s been trounced by him in chess, says, “He likes to talk and rub it in, too, when he’s winning.” Everyone agrees he’s always had a mouth on him. Insubordinate behavior earned Crawford school suspensions and expulsions. He caused his mom headaches. “Yes, he did,” she says. “He went to a bunch of schools. He even went to a couple alternative schools. Yeah, he stayed in some trouble. One time he shot up continued on page 8y
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As if the family needed proof. Bud and everyone around him traces his newfound maturity to that incident and to becoming a father. “He’s come a long ways,” grandma Jones says. “He’s more focused,” Kevin says. “He’s a great father,” says Iesha. “He took care of me and my daughter before we had a son together.” Bud’s sister Lastisha says she gets emotional thinking about how far Bud’s come. “I used to have bad dreams and then when he got shot one of the dreams kind of came true. When he went in that ring and won that championship I thought back to how he was when he was little, hotheaded, and just didn’t want to listen to nobody. And to see him now it’s like, Wow, my little brother for real is world champion. I’m like really, really proud of him.” Velma says some of her grandson’s drive to excel is fueled by the decisions in the ring he feels he was
day in the gym for me. When I was in Scotland…Dallas… Orlando…Vegas, they were there with me, so you know I’m used to having them cheering me on and not letting them interfere with what I’ve got to do in the ring. You’ve got to keep your mind focused on the task at hand.” Per his custom, he trained in Colorado Springs several weeks before returning June 22. Back home he’s fine-tuned his body and mind. “I just chill and visualize what I’m going to do in there and then just go ahead and do it. You’ve got to see it to be able to do it. When I put my mind to it, it’s already done.” Iesha, who saw him training six-plus hours a day in Colo., admires that he puts so much work into it. “Hard work and dedication” has gotten him this far and he isn’t about to slack off now, Latishsa says. Crawford’s unsure whether Omaha will ever fully embrace him as its champion. His family’s glad he’s getting his due after years toiling in obscurity. The Gamboa fight will be his first as a pro in his hometown.
God forbid it comes down to a controversial decision that goes against Bud. “He’d probably go nuts if he feel he got cheated,” Latisha says. “But he ain’t got to worry about that,” Shawntay says, “because he ain’t going to lose. We got this.” Latisha can see he’s ready for Saturday. “I know when he’s serious, he’s got the eye of the tiger. There’s just something about his eyes that you just know that he’s about to go handle it.” Reefe, who drove Iesha and the kids to see Bud in Colo., saw a fighter in peak condition. “I realized I was watching a world-class athlete. He was getting it on in a workmanlike, no-nonsense manner, going from one workout to the next, station to station, not being lazy about anything. He was in charge.” BoMac confirms that Crawford “just looks at it like he’s got a job to go do,” adding, “He’s like, ‘Let me do my job, everyone else do their job, let’s go about our business and let’s go home.” He says Crawford’s “will and determination” separate him from the pack.
Omaha on the map as a black young man.” It’s been a journey with some stumbles. He was considered an Olympics prospect but fell out of grace with USA Boxing. He was a favorite to win the National Golden Gloves in Omaha but lost a close decision he felt was payback for his bad boy image. Early in his pro career he nearly lost his life in a shooting the week of a fight when he joined a dice game that went sour and as he left in a car someone fired a shot that hit his head. He went to the nearest hospital. Debra recalls getting the news at home. “I was asleep when my mom woke me up to tell me. ‘Bud just got shot.’ I waited a minute, got up and came downstairs. Then my sister and I went out there. They wouldn’t let me see him. When they finally called me in Bud was sitting on the edge of the bed laughing, saying, ‘I’m still going to fight on Friday.’ I said, ‘No, you’re not, they’ve got to stitch your head up.’ He was lucky because the bullet bounced off his head. The doctor told me, ‘He’s got a hard head.’”
robbed of as an amateur. It’s why as a pro he takes no chances and strives to dominate from start to finish, just as he did against Burns in taking all three judges’ cards. “After that fight in Scotland he told me he was scared they were going to take some points away from him. He thought they’d use some kind of technicality to make him lose the fight. But he come on through. He showed ‘em y’all cant do no stealing from me, not tonight.’” Co-manager BoMac says Crawford feeds off “always being the underdog and always having something against him – that lights his fire and makes him train harder.” Bud’s boisterous family will be out in force come fight night just as they were in Glasgow. Only this time the Crawford contingent will be much larger, with relatives coming from both coasts and lots of points in between. He welcomes their presence, no matter their size. “It’s not going to be a distraction or anything,” he says. “They’re there any other fight, so it’s just another
“He’s finally getting noticed,” Debra says, adding people claiming to be cousins have been coming out of the woodwork since winning the title. Hugh Reefe is impressed by how success, fame and big paydays have not changed Crawford’s lifestyle. “He’s a pretty simple guy and I like that he’s kept everything the same. He’s handling it really well, he’s got really good instincts, He’s intuitive. He’s always concerned and thoughtful about how things affect his family.” Those closest to him sense that after waiting so long for this stage he’s going to put on a show. Iesha says, “I know he’s not giving up that belt.” Everyone agrees Gamboa may regret saying at the press conference Bud hasn’t fought the caliber of fighters he has. Latisha says as soon as he uttered those words Bud vowed, “I’m going to kick your butt.” Debra and her daughters predict Bud winning by knockout. “I pick the 6th round because Bud likes to figure him out. If Gamboa hits Bud, Bud’s going to angry and it’s going to be all over,” she says.
That intensity is often masked by his laidback demeanor. “He likes to joke and play around, wrestle, he’s a kid, you know,” Reefe says. “He’s always been like that,” says Debra, fingering a stack of title fight posters. “He’s so easygoing you wouldn’t believe he’s got a big fight coming up,” adds grandma. Shawntay points out, “He don’t ever talk about the fight, he just goes in there and fights.” As for the fighter himself, he’s using any real or perceived slight – from Gamboa’s words to what he sees as a lack of local corporate sponsors to the Bluffs controversy – as motivation to leave no doubts June 28. “I’m still hungry to get better and to prove to the world that I belong here. This is just a stepping stone.” ,
y continued from page 6 the Edmonson (recreation) center with a BB gun. He was on probation for like three or four years.” Few expected much of him. “When he was young I know a lot of people told him, ‘Oh, you ain’t going to be nothing, you’ll probably end up in the penitentiary.’ But like I told him, ‘Don’t let them folks get you down talking about you won’t be nothing, you go ahead and do what you have to do.’ And he kept on with it,” his grandma says. “I’m very proud of him because I told him he wasn’t going to be shit,” Debra says. “He tells me now, ‘Mom, remember what you said?’ We laugh about it.” She says things really turned around for him at Bryan High School. “The principal really helped him. He still keeps in touch with him, too. His teachers are surprised he’s made it this far. They’re proud of him. They didn’t think he was going to be able to make it but he made it.” Debra marvels her once problem son has “put
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In its last season, “True Blood” is determined to go out in spectacular fashion. This week, the Louisiana town of Bon Temps reels in the aftermath of an apocalyptic vampire attack. And it’s not just the people who are reeling. The vampires themselves, infected with a virus, despair over their lack of self-control – i.e., their inhumanity. A group of them hole up in a bar, mouths bloody, with humans chained in the basement as future food. In an unforgettable scene, freakedout prisoners Holly (Lauren Bowles) and Arlene (Carrie Preston) recognize a local fourth-grade teacher among their vampire captors. They desperately appeal to her conscience, which has somehow survived amid the bloodlust. What happens next is shocking, and I don’t want to give anything away. All I’ll say is: Rarely has inhumanity seemed so human. — Dean Robbins
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ART BAR: FEATURING CLARK & COMPANY AND BOB DONLAN
Omaha’s ongoing culture series “Art Bar” is back and ready to paint the town with the help of local artist Bob Donlan and Omaha-based band Clark & Company. Donlan and the band of teen triplets, comprised of siblings Sophie, Cooper and Simon Clark, will team together to create a must-see event at the new location of Sullivan’s Bar—recently remodeled and reopened off of 40th and Farnam. Emerging talent on the Omaha music scene and International Acoustic Music Awards finalists, Clark & Company will perform songs from their debut album Three of Swords, as well as additional originals from their second album scheduled to release fall 2014. The event features a gallery of colorful, expressive works and live painting by writer and freelance artist Donlan. Attendees can also bring a dish to compete for a prize package and the “Best Dish” title. Designed to bring art, music and cuisine together, the Art Bar continues to provide a platform for local, emerging artists to showcase their work—and at this event, Donlan and Clark & Company are sure to paint the town more than red. —Anna Lynch
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Omaha Chamber Music Society concert Maria Harding, flute Darci Gamerl, oboe John Klinghammer, clarinet Jim Compton, bassoon Ross Snyder, horn Craig Fuller, tuba First Central Congregational Church 421 S. 36th St., Omaha 1200 Douglas St. 3 p.m., Tickets $5-$20 www.omahachambermusic.org The winds blow and the reeds sparkle. They sway and shimmer, sometimes stirred by the rhythms of Latin America, or pulsing with harmonies of our nation further north or calling forth jolly English congeniality. Cuban-born saxophonist/clarinetist, multi-Grammy Award winner, Paquito D’Rivera, chamber-music-wise, explores the many branches of his roots while a sense of Poulenc may cross your mind. As if a cousin, Brazil’s Julio Medaglia follows the path of dance steps from Argentina or recalls other European charm, Austrians waltzing. Two of his contemporaries, America’s Armand Russell and England’s Paul Harvey, have found new resonances in the sound of the tuba, with Harvey evoking the spirits of fellow musicians’ celebratory moments in London pubs. This hardly can be called an intimate gathering, but don’t fear frenzy.. —Gordon Spencer
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Featuring Carol “Mama O” Rogers, Kainette Jones, Cynthia Taylor, Shasta Holland Slowdown, 729 N 14th St. Doors 6 p.m., Music 7 p.m., $15 ADV, DOS www.theslowdown.com Local blues and jazz women perform for this Second Annual Fundraiser for ICARE Youth Services, Inc. Kainette Jones has toured with world-renowned blues singer, Vernon Garrett, whose hit records include “When Something’s Wrong With My Baby.” Cynthia Taylor leads The All Blues Band and is featured vocalist for The Curly Martin Trio, Shasta Holland sings with the Zone and Trim King. Carol “Mama O” Rogers has recorded and toured with Sergio Mendes, winning a Grammy with Mendes for Brasileiro. Her voice has been featured on major motion picture soundtracks. She is also a widely-respected vocal teacher and mentor. ICARE has served over 500 at-risk teens in the Omaha community. —B.J. Huchtemann
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T H E P E DA G O G Y A N D T H E AT R E O F T H E O P P R E S S E D C O N F E R E N C E C E L E B R AT E S 2 0 Y E A R S BY WILLIAM GRENNAN
his article is a form of oppression. Think about it. I write the information that I want to convey, you sit there and read it, and you don’t get to comment on it until long after I’ve had my say and moved on with my life. UNO Professor Dr. Doug Patterson would probably not approve of this form of exchange. That is why he is busy organizing the 20th iteration of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference, running from June 26-29 at the University of NebraskaOmaha. For the last two decades, Patterson and others have spearheaded the PTO Conference as a means to support people whose work challenges oppressive systems. They do this by promoting pedagogy (better known as critical thinking) and social justice through libratory theater and popular education. Patterson said the event sprouted from a series of conferences held in the early ’90s based around the teachings of Augusto Boal and Paulo Freire. Boal was a champion of Brazilian politics and art who developed the system known as Theatre of the Oppressed. Freire was best known for his work Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a book that is the groundwork for empowering oppressed peoples around the world in education and politics. “His basic assumption was that humans are at their best when in dialogue,” Patterson said. “Not just words but sounds and gestures. This is how we are created as human beings. In the earliest stages of life, we have dialogue with our parents, siblings, extended family, etc.” “Then we find out after a couple of years that sometimes there is no dialogue, there is only a
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monologue. Mom saying ‘Don’t put your hand on the hot stove. Don’t dump the wastebasket in the living room.’ We don’t like that; we don’t like monologues because we’ve already had a couple of very rich years of engagement with the adults. We don’t like the one-way kind of things. But those monologues are important. Clearly, when we are young people, they are very important.” The issue, Patterson says, is when those monologues start popping up from positions of power in our world. These monologues are one-sided affairs of supremacy where those in power do all of the talking and those without (the oppressed) can’t be heard. They exist with issues of color, class, wealth, privilege, poverty, gender, sexual orientation, education, language, and more. “And in education, probably the wrong forum for these people is where they come into a classroom and get lectured at. It’s just another monologue. They get told what the world is like because that’s what oppressed people experience all the time is a world of monologue,” Patterson said. Imagine a lecture class at a university or high school. The teacher tells you ‘You don’t know anything’ and begins to spout off what Patterson called ‘the official information’ of the class. Towards the end, the teacher measures the amount of information you retained and that’s the grade you get. “That information is usually something that is oppressive to people lacking power,” Patterson said. “It’s what you retain of official information through the monologue.” This is the sort of thing PTO is attempting to
remedy using techniques and methods developed by Boal and Freire. “Freire said ‘Let’s teach each other’. Let’s find out what we know and, in that process, begin to engage in dialogue. Then, feel free to interrogate the material. Let’s ask questions of the text and material in front of us. This is where we get to pedagogy or critical thinking,” said Patterson. Once engaged in dialogue, oppressed peoples can start to learn and ask questions about the world around them and why the dynamic of oppression exists. “In this, oppressed populations begin to understand the importance of not only dialogue but of critical thinking. This works so that when they leave the classroom, they begin to ask questions about their circumstances. It’s those kind of questions that are truly important to oppressed populations.” Artistically, the art form of theatre has long been a monologue. It uses all of its tools and techniques to convince an audience of a reality that’s not really there. Augusto Boal thought this type of theatre was not well suited for oppressed populations. “He said what we need to do is have an interrogative theatre,” Patterson said. “A theatre that presents something and then asks questions about it and then asks the audience to change it.” The whole idea comes down to three actions the PTO tries to share. Present. Ask. Change. The upcoming PTO Conference will give area residents a chance to learn and interact with continued on page 14 y
■ The BLUEBARN Theatre broke ground Monday on its new facility to be built at the corner of 10th and Pacific streets, in the center of Omaha’s Old Market South and Dahlman Park neighborhoods. The first stand-alone theater to be built in Omaha in over a generation, The BLUEBARN said the design will bring a unique, flexible, indoor/ outdoor performance space unlike any other to the city of Omaha and the surrounding region. The 13,000 square foot, single-story facility is designed by Jeffrey Day and the Omaha/San Francisco architectural firm Min | Day, along with theater design consultant Joshua Dachs of New York-based Fisher Dachs Associates. The building is being built by Kiewit Building Group. The theater will include art installations by four local and regional artists. Those artists are Chris Kemp, Michael Morgan, Daniel Toberer and James Woodfill. The building site at 10th and Pacific will contain three separate but integrated components: The BLUEBARN Theatre, Box Car 10 (a three- story property housing condominiums and a street-level restaurant) and Green in the City (a new public park which will be owned and maintained by BLUEBARN). The BLUEBARN Theatre and Box Car 10 have both been designed by Jeff Day, enabling a cohesive look between the two buildings, while The Green in the City landscape design was done by Kansas City-based firm El Dorado, which was selected through a national design competition managed by Omaha By Design. The theater is scheduled to be completed in May 2015. More information on the new theater space can be found at their website www. bluebarn.org. ■ In anticipation of their upcoming move, The BLUEBARN Theatre expanded by adding Associate Artistic Director Randall T. Stevens to its staff. A 20-year veteran of the Omaha theater scene, Stevens recently finished his MFA in Directing at the University of Memphis where he worked on Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, The Normal Heart, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? and others. Stevens was also an Associate Artist at the theatre from 2008-2011. ■ Nebraska Shakespeare continues this weekend with their second production of the summer, The Complete Works of WIlliam Shakespeare Abridged. Director Vince Carlson has expanded the show to include 12 characters instead of three and has also slightly revised the material. Carlson said the show will feature plenty of laughs for long-time supporters and new-comers alike. — William Grennan Cold Cream looks at theater in the metro area. Email information to email@example.com
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y continued from page 12 some of the world’s top practitioners of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed. The conference will consist of keynote presentations and workshops designed to empower people by giving them a means for dialogue in the hope of stimulating change throughout our communities. “One of the things that’s important to understand is that no one needs to be remotely experienced in theatre to do this kind of work or even remotely experienced in formal educational theory,” Patterson said. “It’s deeply community based. What we are trying to do is erase those barriers between educational process and the community. Invite everybody to engage.” As a workshop begins, participants take part in a series of games, both verbal and physical, discovered by Boal. Games were a core to Boal’s teachings as they revealed to people how good they were at dialogue. “Boal wants us to truly see what we are looking at. To truly listen to what we hear. To truly feel what we touch,” said Patterson. “All of the sudden, you’ve got something in common with the other people around you, and now you’ve got a dialogue.” Participants are then asked to ask questions about issues that are important to them and their community. They take three or four and begin to create performances that deal with those issues. “That is what it is really about. It’s about the human exchange, the human encounter. That’s the payoff of
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life. That is what really matters to us,” Patterson said. Notable to Patterson is how much the world has changed since the initial conference 20 years ago. With the dawning of the Internet and the technological age, he sees the potential for massive transformation and progress around the world. All of it starts in small communities. “This is what I think is the great promise of the fu-
ture,” he said. “I foresee the capacity of a truly democratic culture. That’s democratic with a small ‘d’ whereby the Internet and technology very much become a part of the public dialogue.” “I’m not talking about Yahoo! or YouTube comment sections. That’s just scandalous and anonymous. But if we were able to get a real community dialogue going by putting technology in public places all over the world so everyone can come and register points of view and engage in dialogue online, I can conceive of a culture that can become enriched by these kinds of contacts and take away some of the toxic elements that exist currently.” That culture begins with events like the PTO Conference. With any luck, people throughout the community and all over the world will start to think critically about the world around them and, in doing so, begin to plant the seeds of change. “We are looking for people who are interested in asking questions about the world.” , The Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference will be held at the University of Nebraska-Omaha from June 26-29. Pre- and post-conference workshops are offered to the public as well. Special funding has been provided to make additional registration scholarships for people living, studying and working in the Omaha Metro area available. For more information, contact Doug Patterson at (402) 672-8377 or visit www.ptoweb.org.
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THE SIGNAL IS ICKY GOOD
or a movie reviewer, having a favorite genre kinda feels like a parent having a favorite child; oh, they totally do, they’re just not supposed to talk about it. Well just like your mom told your sister when you were out of earshot, if all other genres were out of the room, I’d totally tell indie sci-fi that it’s my favorite. Basically, I admit that I was at least half in the tank for The Signal before I went in. This is a movie laser targeted at my personal joy box. The Signal isn’t quirky, it’s downright weird. Combining elements of Cronenbergian body horror, District 9’s believable-ish setting and the feel of Chronicle, writer/director William Eubank leveraged a small budget to great effect (and effects). Any film with this many WTF moments is insanely difficult to synopsize without spoiling things and thus taking some of the edge off. And this puppy is all edges, razor-sharp ones that are shaped like a labyrinth. Here’s what I feel comfortable telling you: Nic (Brenton Thwaites) is a college student with an unspecified
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degenerative medical condition that leaves him unable to walk without assistance. His girlfriend, Haley (Olivia Cooke), is moving from Massachusetts to California for one year due to a school opportunity. So Nic, Haley and their mutual buddy Jonah (Beau Knapp) are on a cross-country trip to get her settled in. Nic and Jonah are MIT students who are being toyed with by a computer hacker who crashed servers at their school. Out of a misplaced sense of justice, and partially out of frustration at life changes, the dudes convince Haley to let them take a detour to confront the hacker…in the middle of the desert…at night… It does not go well. The next thing he knows, Nic opens his eyes to see Damon (Laurence Fishburne), who is not a comforting first sight. I can’t tell you anything past that; you’re just gonna have to see it. Thwaites is crazy good. Kudos to whatever casting director figured out this young fella could pretty much carry an entire movie on his own. Whole
First-Run Films Night Moves First-Run (R)
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Kelly Reichardt’s suspense thriller NIGHT MOVES follows three passionate environmentalists whose homegrown plot to blow up a controversial dam unravels into a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences. “The influence of early Alfred Hitchcock is all over this movie, translated in unusual and original fashion.” — Salon
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chunks of the film are just Thwaites thinkin’ ‘bout stuff or trying not to go bonkers. Speaking of bonkers: Holy crap this thing goes weirdo-insane in the best possible ways. Too often, cinematic sci-fi is afraid to go that extra mile and take a creative (but super weird idea) to its most science-fictiony place. The Signal goes to that place, goes past that place and then sends a postcard that says “Hey, did you see what I did there? Crazy, huh?” Like anchovies and the music of the 1980s, hardcore indie sci-fi is an acquired taste. If you’re a connoisseur of this flavor, The Signal is an all-out savory feast. I look forward to long discussions with fellow cinema nerds about the significance of the shapes and colors in the film and the use of the term “agitated.” I realize how insanely dorky that is, but you judging me like that is the reason your mom likes your sister better. ,
n If I wanted to, I could probably fill this column with Star Wars news and rumors every week and never run out. You’re lucky I don’t, because I’m very tempted. I’ve got a lot of great puns and Yoda jokes just ready to go. But I have to tell you this because it’s super exciting: Rian Johnson is going to direct/write Episode VIII and at least write Episode IX! If you’re saying “who is Rian Johnson?” you probably don’t care about Star Wars stuff either, so just move along. He’s the guy who did Looper. He’s not only an exciting choice to direct a Star Wars movie; he’s the perfect choice. Oh…oh no did George Lucas hear that? n Good God, Aaron, you don’t have to keep showing off. You can just write a movie that actually sounds exciting on paper. But no, Aaron Sorkin is going to write Flash Boys, based on a book about high-frequency trading on Wall Street. Hooray? Seriously, can we get another Few Good Men or are you going to adapt the phone book next? n From the department of “Just Let It Go,” Jerry Bruckheimer is still planning on Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Gimme All Your Booty. They want to shoot in early 2015 for a 2016 release, so we don’t have much time to stop them. n Wait! This just in from the department of “Just Let It Go!” Mark Wahlberg is talking about a sequel to the as-of-yet unreleased Entourage movie he produced that I already hate. I was never a fan of the show, but at this point, anything that gives Jeremy Piven more money or attention just has to be a bad idea. —Ryan Syrek Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 (KVNO.org) at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).
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Obvious Child First-Run (R) Dir. Gillian Robespierre. Starts Friday, June 27
The smart, of-the-moment romantic comedy audiences didn’t know they deserved. Saturday Night Live’s Jenny Slate gives a breakthrough performance as a standup comedian who seeks an abortion after a one-night stand. “The subversive surprise of OBVIOUS CHILD is not will she or won’t she have an abortion, but will she or won’t she fall in love.” — Tiny Mix Tapes
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Going for the Gold (Record) at The Indie
caveat before I begin this week’s column: My wife and this column’s unofficial editor-in-chief is one of the organizers of The Indie 5K, 10K and Kids’ Dash to which I’m about to write. Surely favoritism to be assumed when the columnist is writing about his wife’s work. If another local columnist tried to pull this off, I would be standing right alongside you, pointing an accusatory finger, yelling “BIASED REPORTING!” But the fact is, I don’t care. I would be doing my readers a bigger disservice if I didn’t at least try to get them to participate in what could well be THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT IN THEIR LIVES. (What’s that dear? I’m laying it on a bit too thick? Just tell them about goshdang race? Sorry dear…) Named after the style of music Omaha has become nationally known for, The Indie also represents the spirit of the neighborhoods it supports — Benson and Ames — two locations within our great city that are going through a cultural and commercial revival. Benson you already know about. The midtown Maple Street district is experiencing boom times, with a new bar, restaurant or music venue opening practically on a monthly basis. Benson is now “thee place to be” on any given evening to experience some of the finest food, booze and entertainment the city has to offer. The revitalization of the Ames Avenue district is less obvious but no less impressive. Over the past few years, the area has seen both commercial and cultural renewal highlighted by the NorthStar Foundation’s new after-school center that opened in May, a Curb Appeal project that’s rehabbing homes and yards along Ames between 46th and 48th streets, the NorthStar community garden at 48th and Sahler, and the new walking trail and picnic shelter in Fontenelle Park. Despite this, a lot of Omahans have yet to venture into Benson or along Ames Avenue, partly out of ignorance and partly out of fear. Both neighborhoods carry the stigma of being in “North Omaha” — a designation that used to be synonymous with the words “crime” and “poverty.” What better way to showcase the turnaround of these neighborhoods than by creating an event that allows people to walk, run or jog through them? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Indie. The 5K /10K runs take place at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 5, starting and ending in beautiful downtown Benson. And now the part where I prove I’m not in any way being biased in my reporting: The course, is, well, complete madness. Monday night I printed the course map at theindieomaha.org website and tried to navigate the 10K route. I can tell you with utter confidence that whoever came up with this route is nothing short of a twisted fitness masochist. The route is challenging. Brutal. A nightmare of steep, unending hills faced one after the other, a child-
like reimagining of the streets of San Francisco. As I drove the route east along Pratt Street toward Fontenelle Blvd. and beyond to Ames where the route turns back west connecting via 52nd Street to Sprague and running further west toward Benson Park, I said out loud to no one “Holy sh**!“ followed by “No way!” followed by “Holy sh**!” The race organizers missed an opportunity to market it for what it is: One of the most challenging urban 10K foot races in America, a course so hard it makes the Corporate Cup look like a leisurely stroll in the park. It is, truly, madness. I signed up to run the 10K. I will be running the 5K. I don’t know if that’s allowed, but I can’t see why anyone would mind. Though half the distance, the 5K has more than enough hilly challenges to make this 12-mile-aweek jogger’s stomach burn with anxiety. On the plus side, runners of The Indie will be motivated by the promise of one heck of an after party should they survive the course. They will be greeted with a celebration that would shake the very foundation of Gomorrah. Downtown Benson will be transformed into a rock ’n’ roll food bonanza as the finest restaurants and bars in Omaha’s newest entertainment district will be giving away their wares to the race’s sweaty patrons. We’re talking food and drink by Aromas, Baxter’s, Beercade, Burke’s Pub, Pizza Shoppe, Infusion Brewing, St. Andrew’s Pub and Star Deli. Runners will be able to hoist a frothy mug and, like the great Falstaff, tell mighty tales of how they faced one wave of concrete after another, conquering each with their sinewy legs, all the while being serenaded by ultra talented rock bands Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies and The Big Deep. A few lucky runners will even receive free licks from The Indie’s mascot, Copper, the adorable Golden Retriever owned by the Omaha Bicycle Company’s Sarah Johnson. While most of us will be happy just to finish the race, The Indie has something extra-special in store for the competitive few who will (literally) be going for the gold. The winners of the men’s and women’s 5K and 10K runs not only will receive a handsome cash prize and international bragging rights as champions of the first annual Indie, they’ll also receive one of the most coveted awards handed out in the music industry: A Gold Record. That’s right, The Indies’ trophies will be gold records — vinyl albums donated by the good folks at Almost Music “styled” into golden colored awards by the design geniuses at Mint Design Group. Who wants another ugly champion’s cup to toss in a cardboard box and store in the attic when they can hang a handsome gold record on their rec room wall? Are you ready to run? Sign up online at theindieomaha.org. Your $30 entrance fee gets you in on all the fun and enters you into drawings for tons of free stuff. Proceeds will be used to make improvements to Benson and Fontenelle Parks. REGISTER NOW. Race day registration also is available, but why wait? Become a part of Omaha’s history, run in The Indie! ,
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›››MUSIC Yonder Mountain String Band & Railroad Earth 7 pm $30-$35 Sumtur Ampitheater: 1691 South 108th Street Papillion Ivy Spokes and Dirty Looks Tribute 7 pm $5 Duffy’s Tavern: 1412 O Street Lincoln Third Thursdays with Thornburg 8 pm| Free The Side Door Lounge: 3530 Leavensorth St Jazz Group formed in 2014 consisting of alto saxophonist Steve Thornburg, bassist Mark Luebbe and drummer Mary O’Keefe. The Naked Time 9 pm The Barley Street Tavern: 2735 N 62nd Street 1012 Bass Place 9 pm Free House of Loom: 1012 South 10th Street Every fourth-Thursday of the month, residents BASSthoven & BobbnGrids bring you glitch hop, tweak, club,bass, trap, moombah, dubstep and more w/special guests each month. Smooth Jazz Thursdays: Toss Up 9 pm | Free Ozone Lounge: 7220 F Street //FITNESS #000003 9pm $5 Sweatshop Gallery: 2727 N. 62 Street The Sweatshop Gallery & //FITNESS proudly present: #000003 Darren Keen, Rogue Moon, Megaherbs, Brent Crampton & Teetah. All ages.
›››THEATER The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare 8 pm | Free University of Nebraska at Omaha: 6001 Dodge St Omaha, Come one, come all! Shakespeare on the Green will open its second show, ‘The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). ‘The Compleat Works,’ by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Windfield, is a Shakespeare parody where director Vincent Carlson-Brown and the cast hysterically try to fit in all of Shakespeare’s plays into two hours of Elizabethan archetypes, dramatic improvisation and hilarity. The show will be a part of Shakespeare on the Green performances on June 26-29, July 2 and 5. This year marks Carlson-Brown’s 15th season and third time directing for Shakespeare on the Green. The entrance is just South of UNO’s Bell Tower. For more information visit nebraskashakespeare.com.
›››ART›››EXHIBIT Rebecca Hermann & The AniMutts All Day Fred Simon Gallery: 1004 Farnam St Artist statement: My work has evolved into a type of recording system an accumulation of visual memory fragments that I am calling constituents. Most of my inspiration comes from direct observation, so painting and drawing from life is an integral part of my whole process. Some of the prints are reactions to the amazing California coastal plantlife, specifically Lotusland in Santa Barbara. The Artwork of Jean Poulin All Day | Free Hot Shops Art Center: 1301 Nicholas Street Join us for a memorial show of the artwork of Jean Poulin. A Theft in the Garden All Day $3-$7 Lauritzen Gardens: 100 Bancroft Street Buck Christensen can spend hours with a single flower, exploring the way its expression changes with every new pose, every slight adjustment in perspective. The slow and deliberate process in the changing light, with shifting shadows, is fascinating to him. As evidenced by the minimalist compositions in this collection, Christensen is rarely satisfied with anything more than a single flower against the sterility of a white background an uncluttered stage. Yard/Zone All Day Free University of Nebraska-Lincoln: 1400 R Street Lincoln An exhibition of stitched sculptural forms by Sarah Wagner of Detroit will run through September 5 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. Sarah Wagner is a sculptor and installation artist whose work concen-
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ists, face painters, clowns, music, light Zumba exercise, and the Old Skool Drill Team to entertain. Popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and light refreshments will be provided.
AZP 9 pm $5-$7 The Bourbon Theatre: 1415 O Street Lincoln Founded and created by Zach Watkins & Ishma Valenti, AZP is a 5 piece alternative band with genre influences of hip-hop, jazz, rock, and soul. Known to create popular music with a message. Bank of the West Celebrates America 6 pm Free Omaha Memorial Park: 6005 Underwood Ave Bank of the West Celebrates America with Omaha’s favorite free summer concert and fireworks show. It is one of the first concerts to launch the Under the Sun tour that features Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth. Bank of the West Celebrates America begins with the National Anthem at 6 p.m. The Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest winner will be the first act, followed by the Under the Sun tour bands. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks finale at 10 p.m. White Attire & Gay Pride Party 8 pm Free House of Loom: 1012 South 10th Street This is undoubtedly one of Loom’s best parties of the year. On the weekend of Gay PRIDE, the White Attire Party is back and they are teaming up once again with their neighbor’s to the east, Flixx, which also do an annual white party on the weekend of Pride. As such, both events are free so everyone can jump back and forth. Mint Wad Willy and Can’t Won’t 9 pm The Barley Street Tavern: 2735 N 62nd Street Matt Whipkey and Matt Cox 9 pm The Pizza Shoppe Collective: 6056 Maple St Tiffany’s Birthday Bash with The Punching Puppets 9:00 pm Free The 21st Saloon: 4727 S 96th St. Come help Tiffany celebrate her 21st birthday at the best bar in Omaha. The Punching Puppets will be here to supply live music and help us celebrate in a big way. There will be drink promo specials from Barenjager, Summer Shandy, and 2 Gingers. Peace, Love, Etc. 9 pm Free Ozone Lounge: 7220 F Street Peace, Love, Etc. plays an energetic, danceable mix of classic pop/rock music by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Melissa Etheridge, Carole King, Pretenders, Van Morrison, Santana, etc. Eclectic but accessible.
Vibes at Village Pointe 6:30 pm Free Village Pointe Shopping Center: 17305 Davenport St. Join us for hot live music and enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer. Kids, have your face painted and dance down by the stage. Bring chairs or a blanket and be entertained by the High Heel Band! Davies Amphitheater Summer Concert Series 7 pm Free Davies Amphitheater: Glenwood Lake Park Glenwood, IA USAF Heartland of America Band, Vortex. Linear Symmetry 9 pm $5-$7 The Bourbon Theatre: 1415 O Street Lincoln Linear Symmetry is an Electronic Dance Music duo driven by Live Drums and Keyboards. The Linear Duo is comprised of Andrew Alback, the hands behind the life of the drums, and Chris Story, the producer and life of the keyboards, both of the jam/funk band Blue Martian Tribe. Taking an organic approach to electronic music, Linear focuses on a new sound that’s constantly evolving and shaping itself. The Linear groove is original and organic, progressing from jazz, to hip-hop, to trance, to drum and bass while centering on beat heavy music. Linear Symmetry is Organic Dance Music.
›››ART›››EXHIBIT Truck-A-Tecture All Day Free The Kaneko: 111 Jones Street Truck-A-Tecture examines architecture as redefined by mobility and technical expansion. This exhibition will generate a unique conversation and offer a new perspective on modern housing. A mash-up of popular and elite cultures, Truck-A-Tecture will transcend the current definitions of ‘pre-fab’ and ‘mobile architecture.’
SATURDAYJUNE 28 ›››ETC. World Lightweight Championship 6:30 pm $27-$102 CenturyLink Center: 455 North 10th Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, Omaha’s favorite son, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, who both boast identical 23-0 (16 KOs) records will fight for the World Lightweight Championship. June Family Fair 1:30 pm Free Charles B. Washington Branch: 2868 Ames Ave. Join us after the Juneteenth Parade for the June Family Fair! The free Fair will kick off with the Raising of the Juneteenth Flag by Junteenth Nebraska, when they will also bestow a community member with the Lantern Award. Afterwards enjoy bounce houses, a climbing wall, balloon art-
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SUNDAYJUNE 29 ›››MUSIC Tracy Skretta 2 pm Free Soaring Wings Vineyard: 17111 South 138th Street Springfield, NE 68059 Acoustic Music Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 - Year Round! Sunday music will be outside at the gazebo, weather permitting... weather not permitting, music will be indoors in the party room. Ladies Sing the Blues II 7 pm $15-$20 The Slowdown 729 North 14th Street Carol ‘Mama O’ Rogers, Kainette Jones, Cynthia Taylor, Shasta Holland
›››ETC. Rockin’ With Coaches Place & ANDY 2 pm Free Coaches Place: 3187 South 72nd Street Fundraiser/food drive for the ANDY Foundation (non-profit) and the Open Door Mission. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted to participate in activities or pay a nominal fee. There will food, games, basketball, and many more activities for families to enjoy! For more information visit www.coachesplace.com/fundraisers
MONDAYJUNE 30 ›››MUSIC Mike Gurciullo and His Las Vegas Big Band 8 pm Free Ozone Lounge 7220 F St 17 Piece big band extravaganza!
›››ETC. 2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event 8:30 am Free Goodwill Industries International: 4805 N. 72nd Street: A Masco Contractor Services sponsored workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start in the main conference room. Visit HiringOurHeroes.org Speed Dating 6 pm $20 Cantina Laredo: 120 S. 31st Ave Speed Dating Hosted by The Network - Omaha’s Singles Social Network Session Ages: 40+ - 6pm -7pm 30 to 40 - 7pm - 8pm 25 to 35 - 8pm -9pm Sign up in advance to reserve your spot! Register by emailing preferred date and age to email@example.com.
n Two Lincoln blues acts have been nominated for national awards. Both the R&B-leaning Josh Hoyer & the Shadownboxers and Shawn Holt & the Teardrops are nominated in the new artist debut album category of Blues Blast Magazine’s Music Awards. Holt is also nominated for the Sean Costello Rising Star Award. The nominees are selected by a group of blues music industry professionals including writers, promoters, club owners, producers and other musicians. Winners are selected by public vote online starting July 15 and going through Sept. 15 on the magazine’s website at bluesblastmagazine.com. n Defy Grav will return to Fun Plex, 7003 Q St., for their Poolooza DJ dance party Thursday, July 3, but this time the party with be for those 21 years and older. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. DJs include Darren Keen, Dynohunter, Buckhunter, DJ Jab, Ema Marco, Brent Crampton and Wrekafekt. n Fireworks are boring and seriously, you’re the sort of drunk that’s going to blow up something important if you try to entertain the neighbors with your pyrotechnic display. So, instead, spentd your Fourth of July being the biggest patriot at the club. Put on your red, white and blue and check out The Lupines, New Lungs, Dumb Beach and Jewel Beast at O’Leaver’s Pub, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Road. And remember, there’s nothing is more American than buying a round of Rumpleminzt shots for your friends. n Looking for a roadtrip to hear a weekend of music in northwest Iowa? The second annual Rocket Suzie Music Festival in Spencer, Iowa, hosts two days of bands three hours away from Omaha. This year’s event is Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, with headliners He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, The Pines and The David Mayfield Parade. For more information, visit rocketsuzie.com. — Chris Aponick Backbeat looks at music in the metro area. Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAYJULY 2 ›››MUSIC Ray’s Piano Party 7 pm Free Mr. Toad’s Pub: 1002 Howard St. Led by local legendary pianist Ray Williams, our every other Wednesday bash goes until 10:00 (or later, Ray’s easily kept when the crowd is rapt). From jazz to showtunes to classical to blues to sing-a-longs, Rays keeps the crowd hopping with whatever songs are needed. Jackson Browne 7:30 pm $39.25-$69.25 Orpheum Theater: 409 S 16th St. Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. Nostalgia Wednesdays: The Grease Band 9 pm Free Ozone Lounge: 7220 F Street
›››ART›››EXHIBIT Opening Reception 6 pm Artists Cooperative Gallery: 405 South 11th St Members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery will host a First Friday opening reception featuring champagne, chocolate and music as they launch a month-long silent auction in an effort to raise funds to improve the gallery’s building.
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oodoo favorites Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling & The Jewel Tones have one metro show Tuesday, July 1, 6-9 p.m. at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar. This band is a don’t-miss, stellar powerhouse of jump, swing and Chicago blues. Doug Deming’s versatile guitar chops were recognized with the 2013 Sean Costello Rising Star Award from Blues Blast Magazine. Dennis Gruenling’s fat-toned harmonica style is rooted in the great Chicago players. Gruenling received the 2013 Best Harp Player Jimi Award from Blues411.com. Check reverbnation.com/dougdemingdennisgruenling. Playing With Fire Thursday Promoter Jeff Davis’ first of two summer Playing With Fire concerts is this Thursday, June 26, at Midtown Crossing, Turner Park Boulevard and Farnam St. This is the same space that hosts Jazz on the Green. In keeping with the park’s guidelines, outside food coolers and refreshments are permitted, but no hard alcohol. Water, pop, beer and wine are okay. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. See playingwithfireomaha.net for full details including options for parking and the AfterBurn Jam at Cantina Laredo. Park seating opens at 5 p.m. and music starts at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and allages, a free-will donation will be collected. Headlining Thursday, June 26, are charismatic Canadian rockers
Jonas & the Massive Attraction. The 9’s are up second and Hector Anchondo Band opens the show. Thursday, July 3 is the second Playing With Fire with fireworks presented by Midtown Crossing. 21st Saloon Tuesdays During Playing With Fire, The 21st Saloon shows move to Tuesdays, so there is no blues at The 21st June 26 or July 3. Tuesday, July 1, 6-9 p.m. it’s the dynamic Chris O’Leary Band. O’Leary was Levon Helm’s vocalist for six years before stepping out on his own. See thechrisolearyband.com. The blues moves back to Thursday, July 10, with Texas roots-bluesman Randy McAllister. Zoo Bar 41st Anniversary Zoo Bar 41st Anniversary indoor show headliners are Tinsley Ellis (July 7), Tijuana Gigolos (July 8), Gina Sicilia (July 9) and Too Slim & The Taildraggers (July 10). ZooFest outdoor stage includes Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers July 11, 9 p.m. and Delbert McClinton July 12, 9 p.m. See zoobar.com. Hot Notes Shawn Holt & The Teardrops plays 9 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Lincoln’s Famous Dave’s Annual BBQ Festival, SouthPointe shopping center parking lot at 27th Street and Pine Lake Road. Also performing are Tijuana Gigolos (7 p.m.) and Honeyboy Turner Band (5 p.m.) Admission $5. McKenna’s hosts Tom Buller’s Nashville-based Americana Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m. ,
HOODOO is a weekly column focusing on blues, roots, Americana and occasional other music styles with an emphasis on live music performances. Hoodoo columnist B.J. Huchtemann is a Reader senior contributing writer and veteran music journalist who has covered the local music scene for nearly 20 years. Follow her blog at hoodoorootsblues.blogspot.com.
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arking Japan’s latest unfathomable social trend, two paperback photo books -- both consisting only of portraits of the rear ends of hamsters -- have experienced surprising and stillgrowing printing runs. Japanese society has long seemed easily captured by anything considered “kawaii” (or “cute”), according to a May Wall Street Journal dispatch, and a representative of one book’s publisher called his volume “delightfully cute.” “I can’t stop smiling,” he said, “when I see these butts.” The two books in print are “Hamuketsu” (hamster buttocks) and “Hamuketsu -- So Cute You Could Faint.” A third, “The Original Hamuketsu,” was set to debut in June.
Recurring Themes Another driver died after being unable to dodge his own vehicle. A 58-year-old man was hit by his SUV in New York City in June after he double-parked and was opening the door on the passenger side and realized that the vehicle was still in reverse gear. He tried to jam one foot onto the brake but hit the gas instead, causing the car to jump backward, ejecting him, and pinning him between the SUV and a van parked alongside. The man suffered a heart attack and died as his vehicle broke free and drifted across the busy Manhattan intersection of Madison Avenue and East 49th Street. -- Dead or just in “deep meditation”? A renowned Hindu guru, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, in his 70s, passed away in January (so concluded police in Jalandhar, India), but His Holiness’ disciples have refused to release the body, keeping it in a commercial freezer, contending that he has merely drifted into the deeper form of the medita-
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tion for which he is well-known -- and will return to life when he is ready. (The guru’s religious order, not coincidentally, is a real estate powerhouse in the Punjab region and on nearly every continent, and the guru’s family is certain the “meditation” is a ruse to allow the Ashram’s continued control of the financial empire.) -- After the U.S. Postal Service finalizes its purchase of “small-arms ammunition,” it will become only the most recent federal agency to make a large purchase of bullets for its armed agents (who are perhaps more numerous than the public realizes). In the last year or so, reports have surfaced that the Social Security Administration ordered 174,000 hollow-point bullets, the Department of Agriculture 320,000 rounds, Homeland Security 450 million rounds (for its 135,000 armed agents), the FBI 100 million hollow-points, and even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 46,000 rounds. (In May, the Department of Agriculture added an order of submachine guns and body armor.) -- Unclear on the Concept: Robert Kiefer, 25, was arrested in Akron, Ohio, in February after losing his composure over an expected check that had not yet arrived in the mail. Rather than complain to the check issuer, Kiefer did as several others have done in News of the Weird’s experience -- attack the letter carrier. Kiefer peppersprayed the postman (with his own canister that he carries for protection), and in the ensuing struggle, bit the carrier on the leg. -- Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, tracking down a call about a missing 3-year-old boy downtown, managed to locate him in the type of place where other toddlers have turned up after briefly escaping the sight of their parents: inside a toy vending machine. The boy had crawled up through the toy-release slot
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of the Bear Claw and was safely, joyously playing among the bin of colorful stuffed animals at Madsen’s Bowling & Billiards. -- In the second such incident reported here in four months, an overenthusiastic police officer handcuffed and detained a firefighter working a 9-1-1 call, ostensibly because the firefighter refused to stop work and go move his fire truck to the officer’s satisfaction. Like the earlier incident in California, the unequivocal state law in Louisiana makes it illegal for anyone to interfere with a firefighter on an emergency call, and the officer from the New Roads, La., Police Department in principle faces a stiff fine and possible jail sentence. -- Orthodox Judaism requires a divorcing spouse to obtain the permission of the other via a document called a “get,” leaving much power in the hands of the responding spouse -- and leading to an occasional resort to trickery or violence to persuade an uncooperative spouse. In May, Lakewood, N.J., Rabbi Mendel Epstein, his son and three other men were indicted for scheming to use electric cattle prods on behalf of wives against recalcitrant husbands. (Four other men in the alleged scheme have already pleaded guilty.) According to prosecutors, Rabbi Epstein has been implicated in other over-the-top efforts to obtain gets, in 2009 and 2010, and the indictment charges the 2013 episode also involved kidnapping, surgical blades and a screwdriver. -- Emergency crews in the U.K. once again came under criticism in June when dozens of police and firefighters, in three trucks and using a cherry-picker, blocked off a busy street in Cheltenham for an hour so they could rescue and release a bird (a “rook”) caught in netting on top of a small apartment building. (Bonus irony: The building’s owner had installed the keepaway netting for the sole purpose of discouraging rooks from roosting and nesting, as they were soiling neighborhood rooftops.)
Updates An historic, decades-old snit ended in May in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, where two men (now in their 70s) who were the very last living speakers of their village’s Ayapaneco language resumed talking to each other, and through the efforts of Stanford University anthropologist James Fox, their language may now be sufficiently recorded for a preserved historical record. The cause of their falling out was not reported. -- If tiny Iceland has a worldly cultural showcase, it is the Icelandic Phallological Museum, founded in Reykjavik in 1997 and housing 300 penises and penile parts from 93 different animals. So far, however, it lacks an exhibition-worthy human penis. That omission is about to be remedied, as Mr. Jonah Falcon, a New York City D-list celebrity with an organ that measures 13 1/2 inches, has accepted an invitation to donate (presumably not in the flesh until he dies). Falcon notably refuses to appear in pornography, but said he regards this mission, for what Huffington Post called the Louvre of penises, as a higher calling. -- Winston-Salem, N.C., surgeon Stuart Meloy and associates recently won their patent for an “orgasm machine” (first mentioned in News of the Weird in 2001), allowing patient trials to begin soon by a Minnesota company. The often-described birth of the device came as Dr. Meloy was treating a woman for excruciating back pain by running electrodes to the spinal column when he “accidentally” brushed the nerve apparently responsible for the female orgasm. Eventually, Dr. Meloy developed a pacemaker-type device to be implanted in a buttock, with a push-button “pain reliever” that the woman uses to charge the electrodes. (He emphasizes that the surgery is so invasive as to be improper for all except women with “serious” orgasmic dysfunction.) ,
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