This week on Friday Live, Opera Omaha's world premiere of Anthony Davis's new opera inspired by the story of Standing Bear, Wakonda's Dream, debuts next week, but we get the inside scoop on this exciting new work.
This month the Nebraska State Historical Society's Museum of Nebraska History in Lincoln opens an exhibit of work by Nebraska women artists, 1880-1950. Deb Arenz and curator Sharon Kennedy preview the exhibit.
Also, we check in with Kara Weander-Gaster about the Norfolk Arts Center's busy schedule with exhibitions by Inna Novikova, Liz Shea-McCoy, and others; and performances in March featuring the Offut Clarinet Quartet and poets Desmond Eagan and Ted Kooser.
And, Lincoln's Star City Slam project is a great chance for area slam poetry practitioners to strut their stuff, as well as learn from the masters such as World Poetry Slam champion Buddy Wakefield, who will be on the UNL campus. Local poet Johnmark Huscher waxes poetic on this rare opportunity for Lincoln to hear one of the best spoken word artist/slam poets in the world.
All that, some poetry from William Kloefkorn and a statewide arts calendar on this week's Friday Live.