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CALL FOR ENTRY: Lied Center Invites Vocalists to Apply for “Nebraska Sings” State-wide Choral Event

01.16.15
Combined Choir to Perform the World Premiere of Kurt Knecht’s “Let There Be Music” Singers from across the state will unite in song on the Lied stage to celebrate the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ 25th anniversary and the world premiere of “Let There Be Music,” a newly commissioned choral work by nationally recognized composer and Nebraskan, Kurt Knecht, on March 21. The Lied Center proudly invites all Nebraska...

Lied Center Announces FREE “Silver Screenings” Film Series

01.16.15
As an ongoing celebration of its 25th anniversary season, the Lied Center for Performing Arts is pleased to announce a new free film series, open to the public, designed to reflect some of the world-class performances taking place on the Lied Center stage this season. The series will kick off on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. with the film The Diavolo Project, as an extension of a live stage performance by the internationally...

Voloshky Brings Ukrainian Dance, Music and Culture to the Lied Center Oct. 24

10.20.14
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble performs with a vitality and joy that leap from the stage. High-kicks, stunning precision and incredible dancers create a spellbinding show of original choreography set to live music. Combining the strengths of ballet with the vigor of European folk traditions, the Voloshky style is bold, powerful and sparkles with athleticism. On Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m, Voloshky will perform...

Sister Act to Rock the Rafters at the Lied Center Oct. 28-29

10.20.14
Direct from Broadway, Sister Act, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts Oct. 28-29. Called “In a word, divine!” by the Associated Press, Sister Act opens at the Lied Center Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. for a limited engagement. Tickets are on sale now at LiedCenter.org or 402.472.4734. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Troika Entertainment and Sister Act On Tour...

CALL FOR ENTRY: One Youth Choir to Be Selected for Live Performance with Foreigner on Lied Stage Nov. 14

10.20.14
As part of Foreigner's ongoing charity partnership with the Grammy Foundation, the Lied Center for Performing Arts in partnership with 92.9 The Eagle is asking local middle and high school choirs to audition for the chance to perform Foreigner’s chart topping 1984 hit "I Want to Know What Love Is" during their live performance on the Lied Center stage Nov. 14. Foreigner has partnered with the Grammy Foundation to...

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder to Play Lied Debut Oct. 17

10.17.14
Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winner Ricky Skaggs will perform on the Lied Center Main Stage on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. A bluegrass legend, Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. Acclaimed guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass...

The Midtown Men, Broadway’s Original Jersey Boys to Perform at Lied Center Oct. 11

10.11.14
They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all time. Now on their fifth national tour, The Midtown Men are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite 60s hits from The Beatles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. They will perform at Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at LiedCenter.org or 402.472....

Jerry Seinfeld to Perform at the Lied Center Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.

10.10.14
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2015. His tour will visit the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on...

The Capitol Steps Put the “Mock” in Democracy at the Lied Center Oct. 9

10.09.14
Popular political satire troupe, the Capital Steps brings a healthy dose of comic relief at the height of election season to the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. This group of former (but not disgruntled) congressional staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. Tickets for this performance are on sale now at LiedCenter.org or 402.472.4747. “No...

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin to Perform at Lied Center Oct. 7, Campus-Wide Homage to Beethoven Begins

10.07.14
Renowned pianist Marc-André Hamelin will perform a solo recital on the Lied Center Main Stage on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Along with two of his own works, Debussy, Schubert, Beethoven, and John Field’s “Andante inédit” will also be included in Hamelin’s performance. Hamelin’s performance is part of the Lied Center’s second annual Piano Series, a classical music programming highlight of the 25th anniversary...