‘A Memory Held in You’ Opens Virtually

May 7th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Amplify Arts’ Generator Space Grant recipients, artists  Alex Jacobsen and Allegra Hangen, will virtually present A Memory Held in You, a collaborative experiment in sound, video, and memory. Initially set to be performed live at the space, the work has been reimagined for a Facebook and Instragram livestream. The artists met at the Bemis Center as interns, and Jacobsen and Hangen have unique interests in audio and visual presentation respectively.  

Featuring Alex Jacobsen and Allegra Hangen

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Sub Bass and Darkness at Bemis’ LOW END

January 21st, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—New York based Sound Artist, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste will perform an original piece, “Epistemophobia”, at the Bemis Center’s LOW END this Thursday evening. Having a diverse musical background, moving from classical saxophone, to heavy metal, to a formal education in music, Toussaint-Baptiste’s curiosity has led to tinkering with electronic music hardware.

Featuring Artist, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

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Vesper Concert Series Welcomes Arx Duo

November 15th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This Monday, the Vesper Concert Series will welcome the Arx Duo to Omaha, two percussionists, Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney. They have performed with marimbas and other melodic percussion instruments in the past, but they also incorporate drums and found objects in their work, like soda and soup cans. According to Arney, it’s about expanding the world of percussion and being able to create more sounds than two musicians should be capable of.

Featuring Garrett Arney

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First Omaha Fringe Festival

July 23rd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This week, the first Omaha Fringe Festival begins on UNO’s campus, a first for the city, but a tradition descending from a rich, international theater lineage. Some audiences might be familiar with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, from which similar events derive their name, but it’s a format that now thrives all over the globe. Tamar Neumann, UNO master’s student, dramaturg, and Executive Director of Omaha Fringe, wasn’t actually inspired by Edinburgh, but rather Minnesota’s Festival, where she lived for several years.

Featuring Founder, Tamar Neumann

While starting the planning process last year, Neumann found early support from Omaha Under the Radar, a similarly themed festival organization with a focus in music. Both open in conjunction this Wednesday.

This week’s performances include a theatrical tribute to Robin Williams, an adaptation of Shakespeare, and one group forming a devised piece which will be travelling to Edinburgh later this year. All performances this year are on UNO’s stages, but there might be bigger plans for the future.

The first Omaha Fringe Festival is this week, July 24 through the 27 with afternoon and evening performances at the Weber Fine Arts Building on UNO’s campus. For more information or tickets, visit UndertheRadarOmaha.com.

6th Omaha Under the Radar Festival This Week

July 23rd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—While the festival won’t be ‘easy listening’, organizers have no reason to be modest, since Omaha Under the Radar is in its 6th season and attracting some of the most innovative musicians from all over the country. From July 24 to the 27, Under the Radar will explore every corner of Omaha’s music venues and musical styles.

Featuring Co-Founder, Amanda Deboer Bartlett

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Omaha Under the Radar Enters 5th Year

July 25th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“There will be surprising things, there things that make us uncomfortable, things that confuse us, things that bore us, and things that we have no reference for. And then the next thing you hear might be a songwriter with a ukulele that sounds kind of pleasant.”

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