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2020 Maha Music Festival Cancelled

Apr 8, 2020

This year's MAHA music festival is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers today said the festival will return in 2021. It was scheduled to run August fifth-through-eighth with outdoor performances in Stinson Park.

The Salvation Army's annual Tree of Lights campaign is set to get underway in the Omaha area next week with the annual lighting of metal Christmas trees in front of American National Bank branches in central Omaha and in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

UNO’s Department of Black Studies is hosting its 11th annual Malcolm X Festival Wednesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 8th.

Peggy Jones, Assistant Professor in the Black Studies Department, says this year’s theme is “Juveniles and Justice: Law and the Prison Industrial Complex.”  She says the two-day event will feature a mix of presenters and topics, including poverty, youth and the law. 

Jones says Ameena Fort-Matthews is the guest speaker.  Fort-Matthews was featured in the documentary film, “The Interrupters.”