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A roundup of theater events in the area.
Gay Men's Chorus bringing musical about bullying to Lincoln

Six members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will present a musical about bullying and teen violence Friday night in Lincoln.

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Jazz composer, 20, dreams big after rediscovering music

John Kosch started taking piano lessons when he was just a child, and like a lot of people, gave it up as he got older.

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Kaneko-designed production to close Opera Omaha's 2014-15 season
Kaneko-designed production to close Opera Omaha's 2014-15 season

The organization’s 57th season opens this fall with the Verdi classic “Rigoletto” and closes next spring with Omaha-based artist Jun Kaneko’s vision of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.”

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For Omaha lawyer's third play, it's Michelangelo vs. Leonardo
For Omaha lawyer's third play, it's Michelangelo vs. Leonardo

When Omaha lawyer Joe Basque read that master artists Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci had been pitted against each other in a mural-painting competition in Florence, Italy, he was intrigued.

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‘Spelling Bee’ musical coming to Omaha

Veteran director Cindy Phaneuf has an unusually young creative team working with her on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which begins preview performances Wednesday at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Art notes: Film at Slowdown shows story behind hand-painted signs
Art notes: Film at Slowdown shows story behind hand-painted signs

AIGA Nebraska will host a film screening at the Slowdown next week dedicated to the art of sign painting.

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Theater events listing

A roundup of theater events in the area.

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Students turn graffiti into mural at high school's Johnny Carson Theatre
Students turn graffiti into mural at high school's Johnny Carson Theatre

A wall covered in graffiti is now an artistic and historic mural thanks to student Ada Fung.

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REVIEW
'War Horse': Amazing puppetry with story and acting to match
'War Horse': Amazing puppetry with story and acting to match

Very early on, as the skittish colt angled for a bucket of oats, you could tell it was working. Imagination took over, and a crowd of more than 2,000 at the Orpheum Theater connected with a horse named Joey — even as their eyes told them it was a puppet.

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Chanticleer Theater announces new season

Four popular musicals highlight the 2014-15 season at the Chanticleer Theater in Council Bluffs.

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'ENTRY POINT' FOR OTHER WORKS
Joslyn Art Museum discovers that it had Rembrandt original in storage
Joslyn Art Museum discovers that it had Rembrandt original in storage

The museum had long believed it had a work from the "School of Rembrandt," meaning it might have come from the artist's studio but not from the hand of Rembrandt van Rijn himself.

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Life-size horse puppet and engaging story draw in audiences
Life-size horse puppet and engaging story draw in audiences

The main character is a horse, played by three actors operating a life-size puppet. And that puppet speaks only the language of horses.

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Q&A: Margaret Atwood on reading and writing
Q&A: Margaret Atwood on reading and writing

Award-winning Canadian writer Margaret Atwood will be in Omaha on Saturday and April 13 for Omaha Public Library events.

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