On the April 12 program,William Stibor talks to Hal France, who returns to Opera Omaha to conduct Bartok’s psychological musical drama, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, with opera legend and Kansas native, Sam Ramey in the title role. Friday, April 19th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 21st at 2:00 pm. LAST MASS AT ST. CASIMIR'S is the final chapter for the Pazinski family from the "Over the Tavern" trilogy. The Beatrice Community Players offers a two weekend run of the Nebraska premiere performance, opening Friday, Apr. 12th. Author, playwright, poet…and saxophonist! JOY HARJO performs at the Sheldon Museum of Art, Friday, April 12th at 7pm, presented in conjunction with UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications multimedia project focusing on the role that Oklahoma Native women have played in sustaining and enriching Native culture – past, present and future. Set designer Ahna Packard previews UNK’s production of that musical with the funny name, URINETOWN, April 17 -21 in Kearney. A forest of life-sized sculptures will be unveiled in Nebraska City, Saturday, April 20th for the public art project AN ENCHANTED ARBORETUM. 72 stylized tree forms have been transformed into 72 unique artwork by professional and student artists. Project coordinator, Liz Shea-McCoy, and Jenni Brant from Nebraska City’s Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts previews the community-wide collaboration. It’s opening weekend for the UNL Carson School of Theatre’s updated version of TAMING OF THE SHREW. Shakespeare’s classic comedy is set in a 1987 high school complete with a snack bar, lockers, and 80s music. Friday Live chats with Maggie Austin who plays Christina Sly, “the meanest student at Stratford High.” NET News reporter Bill Kelly talks with Hastings Symphony conductor Byron Jensen about the challenges of maintaining a musical organization in a smaller town. And, on this weekend’s Nebraska Stories on NET Television, Gavin Felix profiles comic book artist and Shakespearian director Bob Hall. We’ll have a preview. All that, and a statewide arts calendar.