Studio 360 Going Off The Air

Feb 26, 2020

After a twenty-year run, Studio 360 airs for the final time this Saturday, February 29th at noon. The arts and culture program's close comes with the retirement of host, and Omaha native, Kurt Andersen. Emily Chen-Newton brings us this conversation with Andersen to find out what’s next for the award-winning author, columnist, and broadcaster.

Omaha Symphony presents another installment of their Masterworks series, Brahm's Symphony No. 1.

You’ll feel like you’ve gone to New York City with the strutting strings, powerful brass, and wicked rhythms in Bernstein’s opening Three Dance Episodes from On the Town!  Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore (“Luminous and hypnotic.” – The Omaha World-Herald) will then whisk you off to Scotland with Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, with romantic and popular tunes that spin out beautiful songs and virtuosic showcases.  Brahms makes his symphonic debut with the thunderous, resounding Symphony No. 1, a stormy work that gives way to a radiant, triumphant finale.

Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore checks into the studios at 33rd and Burt to chat with Mike Hogan about the program and how she has approached the music, both fifteen years ago when she first played it and today when she has tackled it again.

The performances are at the Holland Center both February 21st and 22nd.  More information can be found at

The Omaha Community Playhouse kicks off 2020 with the multi-award winning play A Raisin in the Sun.  Winner of five Tony Awards®, A Raisin in the Sun confronts life in South Side Chicago through the eyes of the Younger family. After years of battling poverty and racism, the Youngers hope an unexpected insurance check will be their ticket to a better life. With the looming fear that this may be their only chance, the family is torn apart as they struggle to agree on the most effective way to use the money.

Local actor Brandon Williams plays the role of George Murchison and he joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the importance of this play as well as the current relevance in today's climate.  The show opens Friday, January 17th.

More information can be found at

Eleven artists and one curator from around the world are living and working at Bemis Center for  Contemporary Arts in Omaha right now and Saturday, October 19 is your chance to meet them and see their work in person!  The Open House / Open Studios event is a free, all-ages event and the public’s only opportunity to visit the artist and curator studios and see what they have been working on while at Bemis.

And wait!...There's more!  Rachel Adams, Bemis Chief Curator and Director of Programs joined Mike Hogan "Live & Local" this morning to discuss The Benefit Art Auction + Concert on Friday, October 25.  This annual celebration of art and Bemis Center’s mission is not your typical gala with a sit-down dinner presentation and live and silent auction.  More than 800 guests will be roaming Bemis’s galleries enjoying food and drinks and bidding on more than 300 artworks from more than 200 local and national artists.

There will be a polka band closing out each silent auction section and an artist-designed photo booth!

This event supports the participating artists and raises critical funds for Bemis Center programs.  For additional details and to purchase tickets visit

Bemis Center invites the public to the opening reception for two new solo art exhibitions on Thursday, April 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m.  ARTalk + Exhibition Opening Reception will feature the works of Alison O’Daniel and Lui Shtini.  

Chief Curator  and Director of Programs Rachel Adams stops by the studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the event, the program, and how she is settling into her new home city, Omaha.

The event takes place Thursday, April 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 724 S. 12th Street.  It is free and open to the public.     

For more information and to RSVP, visit 

Making all arts affordable to all, Judy Mallory's vision thrives, even 12 years after starting this charitable organization.  Arts For All, Inc. is a dynamic arts education organization developed to be affordable and available for all.  

Founder and Executive Director, Judy Mallory stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the mission and her view of "success" with the clients she has met over the years.

More information can be found at

Lincoln’s next Public Art Project is called Serving Hands: Celebrating 50 Years of Campus Life

The 14th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference is open for play submissions.

Enjoy some NOISE at the KANEKO this Saturday

Sep 14, 2018

NOISE is the next performance in the Generator Series, a collaboration between KANEKO and Omaha Under the Radar.

The Nebraska Latino American Commission is inviting 11th and 12th graders currently enrolled in a Nebraska public, private, special purpose, home school or magnet school to enter its 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest.

"The Hate U Give" is Omaha Reads 2018 selection

Sep 4, 2018

The 2018 Omaha Reads selection is The “Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

The Omaha Public Library is partnering with the Omaha Children’s Museum to offer free museum admission to patrons with library cards.

The State Capitol’s Holiday Tree is getting a facelift this year with all new ornaments.

The Durham Museum will open its newest temporary exhibit, Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraskan Memories of WWI this Saturday.

Beat the Summer Heat at Joslyn Art Museum

Aug 15, 2018

The Joslyn Art Museum offers plenty for kids to do both in the summer and beyond...

Omaha Performing Arts opens new Skyview Terrace

Aug 13, 2018

Omaha’s newest indoor/outdoor roof top lounge opened recently at the Holland Center.

Amber Barcel, Planning Committee Volunteer for the 2018 New American Arts Festival, chats with Mike Hogan about the Benson festival and some of the events that are available to the public...For free!  More information can be found at

The timely and poignant world premier play "The Dairy Maid-Right" opened July 13th and runs through August 5th at The Shelterbelt Theatre.  Ellen Struve and Amy Lane stop by the KIOS studios to discuss the process of creating the new work and how it feels to see it come to life on stage.  More information is available at

Monday, July 16th, on the garden grounds of Smyth House at 710 North 38th Street, Sybarite5 opens this year's Vesper Concerts series.  Executive Director Kristi Treu was "Live & Local" in the KIOS studios this morning to discuss.  More information is available at

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer?  How about a trip to the Omaha Children's Museum?  KIOS News Director Cheril Lee has more...

June 29th at 6:00 p.m. the Celebrate America concert with Starship and Survivor starts in Memorial Park.  Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Metro Credit Union, Dustin West, stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the free concert with Mike Hogan.  More information can be found at

Jazz on the Green starts next week

Jun 28, 2018

Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing starts July 5th and runs six consecutive Thursdays through August 11th. 

Artist Sheila Pepe "Live & Local" on KIOS-FM

Jun 26, 2018

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is opening a new exhibition this Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. (No tickets required).  The show is Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism.  Sheila stops by the KIOS studios and has a delightful chat with host  Mike Hogan about her art, inspiration, and motivation.  More information on the show is available at

TREASURES OF BRITISH ART 1400-2000: THE BERGER COLLECTION is on view at the Joslyn Art Museum through September 9th. 

Brent Spencer plays the role of "Jake" in the production of "The Lazarus Syndrome" which is running now through the 24th of June.  He stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the production and some of the healing that has happened to those who have attended.  More information is available at

The Durham Museum is offering all sorts of fun activities and exhibits this summer.  KIOS News Director Cheril Lee has more...

Liz Feldstern of the Institute for Holocaust Education and Dr. Gediminas Murauskas from the Omaha Sister Cities Association join Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios to discuss the film "Persona Non Grata."  The film shows Tuesday, June 19th at the Jewish Community Center Theatre with a Q&A to follow.  More information can be found at

MCC puts out a call for artists

Jun 14, 2018

As part of the expansion on its Fort Omaha campus, Metropolitan Community College has a call out for artists.

After spending several serene hours in the floats of Blue Ocean Floats (, more than one hundred artists then created works which will be displayed this weekend.  Blue Ocean Floats owner Jordan Concannon stops by the KIOS studios for a chat with Mike Hogan about tis artistic display.  More information on the event can be found at

On June 9th and 10th, Omaha Community Playhouse's Howard Dew Theatre is hosting "The Camille Metoyer Moten Songbook."  Camille stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat about the show, the band, and singing with Mike Hogan.  More information can be found at