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WICKED opens April 27 at The Orpheum Theater in Omaha.
The Tony Award-winning musical smash hit Wicked, “The Untold Story of the Witches Of Oz,” is returning to Omaha April 27 for the start of an 18-day run at the Orpheum Theater. Featuring the music of and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, Wicked is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life...

The mural painted by Angela Griner in the children's section of the Glenwood Public Library.
The wall is a swirling sea of color. Flowering foxglove, colorful clusters of yarrow, pops of pink and orange milkweed, purple hued coneflowers and wild petunia. Insects wisp about here and there. The freshly painted mural coating the walls of the youth section at the Council Bluffs Public Library...

The Broadway classic Fiddler On The Roof is coming to the Orpheum Theater in February. The production opens Feb. 8.
Omaha Performing Arts is presenting the Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof to Omaha’s Orpheum Theater from Feb. 8 - Feb. 13. Tickets are available now at TicketOmaha.com or at the Ticket Omaha Box Office, 1200 Douglas St.  A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-...

The remains of the Mulholland Grocery store building following the Dec. 13 fire and a Dec. 15 storm. - Courtesy Photo: Kent Hertz - Hz Productions.
When a fire raged through Mulholland Grocery, Malvern didn’t just lose its only grocery store on a historic block it’s called home for over 100 years. Also lost was a focal point for the community in the colorful form of a mural that marked the town as a welcoming home to Wabash Trace bicycle...

The Sands family poses for a photo with Nishna Productions, Inc. residents in Malvern.
In early December, the Ed and Delsie Sands Family delivered Christmas to Nishna Productions, Inc. (NPI) residents in Malvern. For more than 20 years, on the first Saturday of December, the Sands family gathers with gifts, carols, snacks and heaps of good will to bring holiday cheer to the residents...

Marilyn Kite and some of the decorations in her Christmas display.
The devastating Missouri River Flood of 2019 may have destroyed Marilyn Kite’s home and washed away all of her possessions, but it didn’t take away her Christmas spirit. Her love of the Christmas season is evident in the dozens of decorations on display in front of her apartment at the Woodglen...

Trent Walters accepts his writing award at a ceremony in Hollywood, Calif. - Courtesy Photo/Author Services
An up-and-coming writer who grew up in Glenwood has been honored with a prestigious award. Trent Walters was recognized earlier this fall at the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Event as a winner in the Writers of the Future Contest. As a contest winner, Walters will have a story he authored, “...

Vietnam War veteran Jim Thrane of Glenwood with his Purple Heart and other military awards.
Jim Thrane didn’t want to join the U.S. Army. It was 1968 and Thrane, a student at the University of South Dakota at the time, intended to join the Air Force following graduation. He wanted to fly jets. The Army had other plans. “I had taken all these tests for flight school and passed all those,”...

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