Indian Oven reopening its underground speakeasy tonight
The basement space has been closed for more than a year and will relaunch this weekend.
Review: Second 'Hobbit' film has action, foreshadowing and cliffhangers
It looks more like a fantasy — fantastical, with more murk and the otherworldly light of those mass-produced Thomas Kinkade paintings, and characters feel more distinct.
Review: 'Hours' not a stirring sendoff for Paul Walker
The late Paul Walker felt the need to remind us that, in between "Fast & Furious" movies, he didn't have to play second banana to the likes of Vin Diesel.
8 (great?) movies with dragons
With “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Smaug's a dragon, in case you haven't heard!), opening in theaters this week, it's a fine time to revisit a few of the dozens of films featuring these (sometimes) awesome creatures.
Omaha nerds, do we have a bar for you
The Android Factory, a bar aimed at the “nerd and geek demographic,” is set to open in Omaha early next year. Bar owner Blair Mourer is gearing the bar toward those with an interest in comics, gaming, movies and TV.
Payne's 'Nebraska' scores 5 Golden Globes nominations, including best comedy, director and actor
The searing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each. Also in the mix is Alexander Payne's father-son road trip "Nebraska," with five nominations, including best actor for Bruce Dern.
Trackside Lounge to reopen with new name, new owner, same chicken
Trackside Lounge, at 1506 S. 60th St., will be back in business with a new name and a new owner in January.
West Omaha's Dolce Cafe has new owners
Gina Sterns, who opened the restaurant 2½ years ago, sold it this week to Jason Kuhr and Tyler Mohr, owners of J.T.K. Cuisine and Cocktails in Lincoln's Haymarket district.
Dining notes: Last-minute holiday parties and breakfast with Santa
If you have a holiday party on the books but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, Dante Ristorante can come to the rescue.
Calling all restaurants open on Christmas Eve or Day: We're making a list
Is your restaurant open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? We want to know.
Bellevue tattoo shop hopes to give away 200 free tattoos in 12 hours today
Owner and tattoo artist Leon Alderette will be completing all of the free tattoos, which are regularly $100.
Nightlife review: Jitterbugs’ Night Out
The flowing skirts were twirling like whirligigs on the floor of the Eagles Ballroom, home of the Omaha Jitterbugs' weekly event.
A humongous list of area holiday events
Santa's schedule? Holiday Lights Festival? Library events? It's all in our holiday roundup.
Wynonna Judd is ready for a nap
The singer has had a long year that included a stint on “Dancing With the Stars,” a new shoe line and helping her husband, drummer Cactus Moser, recover from a motorcycle accident in which he lost a leg.
10 TV news movies we'd sit through again
Since “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” opens Wednesday, thoughts naturally turn to movies about television news people. Not counting “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” we came up with 10 we'd sit through again.
Borgata Brewery and Distillery opens today
Omaha's newest brewery, Borgata Brewery and Distillery, will open its doors to the public today.
Amy Adams made a bank commercial in Omaha; Andrew Rannells is in it, too
Adams recent guest appearance on "Fallon" unearthed some of the actress' earliest work, in a "Grease"-spoofing bank commercial. The ad was actually shot in Omaha and also features actor Andrew Rannells. Watch it here.
Gift tips for the foodies, party animals and music-lovers on your list
The holidays are right around the corner. Not sure what to snag those hard-to-buy-for friends? We’ve got a few suggestions.
Listen to a mashup of 2013's 20 most overplayed songs
Sometimes, we just have to turn the radio off when we realize a station is playing the same 20 songs over and over.
Live Music Calendar
A roundup of music events in the Omaha area.
Omaha Symphony's Christmas Spectacular starts tonight
When you're in the business of putting on an annual Christmas concert, as Omaha Symphony resident conductor Ernest Richardson has done for nearly two decades, you pick up a few yuletide secrets.
Omaha's Aksarben was Naomi and Wynonna Judd's first pro show together
Before she was a successful solo artist, Wynonna Judd was popular as one half of The Judds along with her mother, Naomi.
West Omaha bar and music venue to close before new year
The Lauter Tun will close its doors at the end of the month.
Help Hear Nebraska release some good Nebraska music
Hear Nebraska is putting out another compilation of tunes by Nebraska-based bands including Tim Kasher, Simon Joyner, McCarthy Trenching, Millions of Boys and several more.
And here's the Kickstarter page for the Lincoln 'Downton Abbey' TV show
Last week, we wrote about a group of filmmakers launching a Kickstarter campaign to make America's own “Downton Abbey” in Lincoln's Rogers House. Here's the Kickstarter.
Band of the week: Midwest Dilemma
Anchored by Justin Lamoureux’s songwriting about trains, beards, Omaha, traveling and a whole lot more, Midwest Dilemma’s heart-on-his-sleeve lyricism shows off Lamoureux as one of Nebraska’s best songwriters.
Unexpected death of Omaha artist, professor Wanda Ewing, 43, shocks UNO
“Her death is definitely a great loss to our department and definitely a great loss to our students. She was a role model for a lot of students,” said UNO colleague Avery Mazor.
Neutral Milk Hotel coming to Omaha next year
Indie rock fans rejoiced at the news that Neutral Milk Hotel will come to Omaha in the spring.