Jazz in June to feature Water For Food director

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

Christopher Neale, director of research for the University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, plays guitar for the bossa nova group Evening in Brazil. The group opens Jazz in June on June 3. (Courtesy photo) Christopher Neale has found balance through the rhythmic guitar beats of bossa nova. Neale, director of research [...]



Evening in Brazil opens Jazz in June season

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

Now in its 23rd season, the Sheldon Art Association’s Jazz in June concert series continues — this year with the international music of Evening in Brazil, CALJE, Donna Singer and the Doug Richards Trio, and Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil. Concerts take place each Tuesday in June at 7 p.m. in the sculpture garden west [...]



Lied Center prepares for 25th season

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

The Lied Center for Performing Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2014-15 with marquee artists in every art form. Highlights include performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joshua Bell, the Chieftains and Broadway’s “Anything Goes.” Tickets to all performances will be available for reservation as [...]



Museums offer free admission to military personnel, families

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

The University of Nebraska State Museum and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are participating in the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free museum admission to [...]



Arboretum walking tours offered on first Tuesdays

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

Garden tours of UNL’s Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum are being offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month through the summer. The tours are led by Emily Levine, special projects research horticulturist with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and former grounds supervisor for the arboretum. They are free and [...]



Wildflowers talk kicks off new brown bag series

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

A brown bag series exploring all things outdoors opens with a noon, June 5 presentation in Keim Hall, room 150. The free talk, “Wildflowers that Knock Our Socks Off,” will be led by Bob Henrickson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Each presentation is offered at noon and repeated at 6 p.m. the same day in [...]



Tractor museum updates exhibits, opens art gallery

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Arts & Entertainment

UNL’s Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is getting a new look and a refocused mission. Since becoming the manager of exhibits in 2012, Lance Todd has organized an update of the East Campus museum. The new direction — which includes a mission to showcase tractors that were innovative and/or actually tested at [...]



Tourism grant to bolster Lied’s marketing of Broadway shows

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Arts & Entertainment

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has received a tourism marketing grant from the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The $15,000 award will be used to promote the Lied’s 25th anniversary Broadway performances to Nebraska communities outside of Lincoln. The Nebraska Tourism Commission awarded 25 of the grants totaling nearly $180,000 to entities across the state. The [...]



Capstone exhibit opens May 2

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Arts & Entertainment

The work of graduating studio art seniors is featured in the Capstone Exhibition, running May 2-9 in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. The exhibition represents students’ most recent work, which is a culmination of their coursework and exploration in studio art in the Department of Art and Art History. Thirty-one students will present their [...]



Annual Spring Affair plant sale is April 26

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Arts & Entertainment, Issue

Spring Affair, the Midwest’s largest gardening event, is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St. More than 500 different varieties of plants will be offered at the day-long plant sale, with educational talks, “talk-abouts” and garden vendors all under the same roof. The 2014 theme, “Plants [...]