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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 https://www.facebook.com/events/228597801035970/

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 http://www.shelterbelt.org/

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 http://vesperconcerts.org/2018-19-season/

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 https://www.omahacelebratesamerica.com/.

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 http://www.bemiscenter.org/art/exhibitions/sheila-pepe-hot-mess-formalism.html

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 www.SnapProductions.com.

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  http://www.omahasistercities.com/

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 (www.BlueOceanFloats.com), 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 https://www.facebook.com/InspirationsofWater/.

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 www.OmahaPlayhouse.com. 

Liz Kerrigan, board VP of the Omaha Summer Arts Festival stops by the KIOS studios to chat about this weekend's festival happenings.  More information is available at www.SummerArts.org.

Omaha Summer Arts Festival is this weekend

Jun 4, 2018

This weekend the Omaha Summer Arts Festival returns to the Gene Leahy Mall.

Tayler Plank is the leading lady in Omaha Community Playhouse's latest offering, "Singin' in the Rain."  She joins Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios to chat about the production, strong women characters, and her favorite song in the show.  More information is available at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com.

Barron Breland stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the season closing concert of Resonance, Thursday, May 24th at 7:30.  More information is available at www.ResonanceVoices.org.

Film Streams, in collaboration with the Women's Fund of Omaha, is presenting the free event, "Prime Time: A Conversation with Women in Television."  One of the three panelists, Yolonda Ross stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to share her thoughts on the event, the industry, and how much she loves Omaha!  More information is available at www.FilmStreams.org.

From solo artist to Concert Master and classical music to Celtic fiddling, Susanna Perry Gilmore talks about her role with the symphony, making music, and she provides insights into how the creative process works.  She is a soloist for the new concert "The Planets" which opens Friday, May 11th.  Information is available at www.OmahaSymphony.org.

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