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.
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.
Borgata Brewery and Distillery opens today
Omaha's newest brewery, Borgata Brewery and Distillery, will open its doors to the public today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A humongous list of area holiday events
Santa's schedule? Holiday Lights Festival? Library events? It's all in our holiday roundup.
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.
'Scary Stories' and 18 other things that freaked out '90s kids
Nineties pop culture actually had a lot of stuff like the “Scary Stories” books, glimpses of terror you wanted (needed) to look away from but couldn't. These are the traumatizing images, sounds and moments from which '90s kids are still trying to recover.
Omaha native, 27, has sold 4 scripts in Hollywood, all of them pretty awesome-sounding
In an industry that makes it notoriously difficult, if not perilous, to feel like you've made it, screenwriter Ian Fried appears at least to have hit a turning point.
Ralston man enjoys being famous robot
Tom Headley grew up watching the "Transformers" cartoon. Now he and his friends spend their time being the alien robots in his intricately designed costumes.
Check out this funny, somewhat perverse Omaha submission for the Doritos Super Bowl ad contest
Each year, Doritos holds its Crash The Super Bowl contest, inviting filmmakers from all over the world to make the best Doritos commercial.
Omaha's newest brewery opens this week
Old Market's newest brewery Borgata Brewery and Distillery will open its doors to the public this week.
Hansen: Omaha's best bargain shopper and the 100th pair of $1 shoes
Veronika Leonard has missed exactly two Sunday dollar sales at Scout Dry Goods & Trade since moving to Omaha in 2009. At secondhand shopping, she's second to none.
Eleanor Parker, who played scheming baroness in 'Sound of Music,' dies at 91
Parker was nominated for Oscars in 1950, 1951 and 1955, but then saw her career begin to wane in the early 1960s. Her last memorable role came in 1965's “The Sound of Music,” in which she played the scheming baroness who loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews.
Oscar race: Who are the early front-runners?
Award season will hit fast forward this week with the unveiling of Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday, followed closely by the Golden Globe nominations Thursday.