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SXSW Friday: The Return of Rita Coolidge

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:12:00 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas -- Rita Coolidge stepped onto the stage on the upper floor of Cooper’s BBQ Friday and, after her first song, made it clear why she’d come to South By Southwest.

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SXSW Thursday: The Strypes are back

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:13:00 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas -- Four years ago, I got a tip that I should go see a young Irish band that was playing an afternoon show about a mile from the downtown venues where the South By Southwest action is.

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SXSW Wednesday: Songwriter blisters Trump with hymn-like song in church

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:44:00 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas -- Kyle Kraft shooed his band off the St. David’s Episcopal Church stage Tuesday night, moving to the piano, saying he had a song for our “super duper president” that needed to be performed in church.

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SXSW Tuesday: L.A.'s Starcrawler impresses with 70s punk

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:55:00 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas -- I went into Main II Tuesday in part to try to sneak in the back way to see Pussy Riot, but mostly to see, at the recommendation of a friend Starcrawler.

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Avenged Sevenfold shows rock isn't dead with fine arena concert

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:18:00 -0600

M. Shadows was telling a story of how MTV played the video of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Beast and the Harlot” exactly one time, then banned it and the band from the channel that, back in the day, actually played music videos…

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Lincoln Exposed Wednesday: Thirst Things First entertains, Orion Walah impresses with band

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:17:00 -0600

It wouldn’t be Lincoln Exposed without Thirst Things First, which might just be Lincoln’s best rock ‘n’ roll band. It’s certainly the most entertaining.

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'Can't stop the feeling" — Justin Timberlake's aggressively average Super Bowl halftime show

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:30:00 -0600

Rarely, if ever, has the performance of the national anthem been the top musical moment at the Super Bowl. But that was the case Sunday.

Chris Stapleton ends tour with surprise-filled Omaha show

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:20:00 -0600

OMAHA -- You never know what you’ll get on the last night of a tour. But it’s almost guaranteed to be a show that’s looser, longer, because of that, more memorable than any of the shows the preceded it.

KZUM to dish up more soup, music

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0600

Community radio station KZUM (89.3 FM) will present its third season of "Soup & Songs: Live at the Ferguson House."

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Lincoln man to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:37:00 -0500

Lincoln's Byron Merrill, 52, a senior network engineer at Ameritas, will compete Tuesday on the syndicated game show, "Jeopardy!" The show will air at 4:30 p.m. on KOLN-KGIN-TV.

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Rusty Dawkins gives last TV forecast

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Rusty Dawkins no longer will deliver weather forecasts for Gray Television, but he doesn't plan to quit weather entirely.

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truTV's 'Impractical Jokers' to play Pinewood Bowl

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:25:00 -0500

Pinewood Bowl has booked its first concert for 2018: The cast of truTV’s "Impractical Jokers," aka the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, will bring its “Santiago Sent Us” tour to the outdoor amphitheater on May 18.

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Garth says goodbye with a ragged voice after a record-setting five shows

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:31:00 -0500

As he neared the end of his fifth show in three days at Pinnacle Bank Arena Sunday, Garth Brooks’ voice was worn ragged, which he acknowledged when he invited the 12,000 plus in the audience to sing “Piano Man.”

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Lincoln Calling Saturday: Charli XCX and Cupcakke impress -- separately and together

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:17:00 -0500

In the days before it became an overrun mob fest, we writers used to find South By Southwest moments -- something that would happen there and no place else.

Lincoln Calling Friday: Beach Fossils in Bugeater country; Angel Olsen impresses

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:16:00 -0500

Beach Fossils had an idea for a festival bill in Lincoln.

Lincoln Calling Thursday: A legislative endorsement and a hated song from Best Coast

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:19:00 -0500

Best Coast made its Lincoln debut Thursday night, playing the Bourbon Theatre as the headliner of the first day of Lincoln Calling.

Jeff Korbelik: NBC revisits Menendez murders in 'True Crime'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500

The fall season gets into full swing this week, with many of your old favorites returning with new episodes as well as a handful of new shows beginning. Here are my thoughts on two of the newbies, which didn’t have…

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Jeff Korbelik: Predicting big Emmy night for 'This is Us'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500

With HBO’s “Game of Thrones” not airing its seventh season during Emmy Award eligibility period, the race for best drama is wide open.

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Review: Ed Sheeran plays his folk-pop songs for thousands to sing along

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:45:00 -0500

OMAHA -- Ed Sheeran settled in with his acoustic guitar Tuesday, asking the friends gathered around him to sing along and blow out their voices by the end of the night.

Bonamassa concert moving to arena from Pinewood Bowl

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:30:00 -0500

The Joe Bonamassa concert set for Sunday night will be moved to Pinnacle Bank Arena from Pinewood Bowl because of damage to Pioneers Park and the bowl from Saturday's strong storm.

Lady Gaga demonstrates she's a great live performer in Omaha show

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:01:00 -0500

OMAHA -- As she showed millions during the televised Super Bowl halftime show, Lady Gaga is a great live performer. As she showed a packed CenturyLink Center Saturday, she’s better and more impressive in person in an arena.

Coldplay brings wristband lights, hits and uplift to Nebraska

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:11:00 -0500

OMAHA -- Walking into the CenturyLink Center Monday, concert goers were handed a wristband with a square plastic box in its center and a button.

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