Carson Theater to get an upgrade

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

UNL’s Johnny Carson Theater is getting a $571,500 facelift. The renovation, made possible with a gift from the John W. Carson Foundation, was announced April 26. The project will include a complete redesign of the theater’s entrance and lobby and a new performance floor. At the gift announcement, Chancellor Harvey Perlman said UNL is again [...]



Women headline Jazz in June series

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

The voices of four women will be featured in the 22nd season of Jazz in June. Organized by the Sheldon Art Association and Sheldon Museum of Art, the free concerts take place every Tuesday in June at 7 p.m. with activities beginning as early as 5 p.m. The concert series opens June 4 with the [...]



$20K NEA grant to support interdisciplinary dance project

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its upcoming project with the dance company, Streb. The Lied Center and partners will present an interdisciplinary exploration with Streb in spring 2014. The project will involve UNL students from dance, theatre, gymnastics, architecture, and [...]



Gift fuels Quilt Center expansion, creates permanent endowment

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

An $8 million gift from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation will allow for an expansion of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the creation of a permanent endowment. The expansion will involve an addition on the west side of the building of about 12,400 square feet and will feature new gallery space [...]



Quilt Center earns accreditation

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies and to the museum-going public. AAM accreditation is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability, and [...]



‘Blackfoot Redemption’ wins 2013 Great Plains book prize

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

“Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian’s Story of Murder, Confinement and Imperfect Justice” by William E. Farr is the winner of the 2013 Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize from the Center for Great Plains Studies. Farr reconstructs the events of a Canadian Blackfoot called Spopee who shot and killed a white man in 1879. Through the [...]



Blue Man Group opens Lied’s season

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2012, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ 24th season will include 51 performances of 31 shows from a wide range of genres including Broadway, classical music, dance, theater, world music and jazz, comedy, holiday performances, folk music and shows for families. The 2013-14 season opens Sept. 27-29 with the return of Blue Man Group after its [...]



Nebraska Rep features three plays, two one-night-only productions

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Actor’s Equity Association professional theater at UNL, will offer three plays and two one-night only performances this summer. All performances are in the Temple Building. The season opens July 11 with “Emma,” a play adapted from Jane Austen’s romantic novel of the same name. Other plays presented are “Mrs. Mannerly” [...]



Ashfall announces schedule for spring, summer

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park has announced its 2013 season schedule through Oct. 13. The 360-acre park near Royal displays three-dimensional skeletons of prehistoric animals, including rhinos, camels, three-toed horses, and birds, among others — all preserved in the area where volcanic ash killed them 12 million years ago. The paleontology treasure is a [...]



Prairie Schooner releases new mobile app

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, May 23

Prairie Schooner, UNL’s literary journal, released a mobile app on May 1. The mobile app, “Global Schooner: A World of Prairie Schooner Writers,” features an interactive global map that pinpoints the location of authors from past Prairie Schooner issues, offering users unprecedented access to author biographies, videos, interviews and more. “Global Schooner” features profiles from [...]