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David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove Blends Klezmer, Funk, Jazz and Hip Hop March 29

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For over two decades, world-renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has been reinventing and remixing the Jewish music of his ancestry with funk, jazz and hip hop. Ancestral Groove features Krakauer performing klezmer music with an urban DJ and electrifying 4-piece band. The Lied Center for Performing Arts is proud to present a single performance of David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove on March 29 at 7:30 PM. The New...

Elizabeth Streb to Teach Lincoln "How to Become an Extreme Action Hero”

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Known as the Evel Knievel of dance, Elizabeth Streb, founder of the STREB dance company, will present a lecture on “How to Become an Extreme Action Hero” on April 2 at 7:30 PM in the Johnny Carson Theater. The lecture will utilize multimedia including video, images and Streb’s own drawings to illustrate her unique theory of action. Streb's choreography, which she calls "POPACTION," intertwines the disciplines of...

Lied Piano Series Concludes with Brazilian Virtuoso Arnaldo Cohen March 21

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Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts is proud to present internationally acclaimed pianist Arnaldo Cohen for one night only, March 21 at 7:30 PM, the final of three performances scheduled as part of the 2013-2014 Lied Center Piano Series. The New York Times hails Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen’s playing as “technically flawless” and “a model of balance and imagination.”...

Dervish Honors Irish Music and Culture at Lied Center March 11

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Dervish, one of Ireland’s most exciting musical ensembles, brings its high-energy Celtic music to Nebraska for a single performance on March 11 at 7:30 PM on the Lied Center Main Stage. Come experience beautiful melodies and charming lyrics in a celebration of Irish life and culture. “We are thrilled to present Dervish, one of the premier traditional Irish musical groups,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director...

Lied Center Presents HAIR, the Musical That Shaped a Generation

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One of the greatest musicals of all time and the 2009 Tony Award® winner for best musical revival, HAIR is the rock musical that ignited a generation. Join the revolution on March 15 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 PM! HAIR is a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through the tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about searching for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War-...

Lied Center and Connect a Million Minds Team Up for Time Warner Cable's Science of Sound Spring Break Camp March 13-14

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Buckets become drums and garden hoses become horns on March 13-14, 9 AM – 4 PM at Dawes Middle School (5130 Colfax Ave, Lincoln, NE 68504) when Nebraska’s home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Time Warner Cable team up for Time Warner Cable's Science of Sound Spring Break Camp. The camp will be led by John Bertles, Kennedy Center teaching artist and science educator, as well as local engineers...

Childhood Classics the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites Come to Life on Lied Stage

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites take the stage like never before on March 4 at 7:00 PM. Follow a caterpillar on his life journey with vibrant scenery and colorful foods. Amazing puppetry, innovative black light staging, and an original score bring new life to Eric Carle’s classics for kids of all ages. The performance will kick-off with FamFest, a family-friendly pre-show party featuring...

Lied Center Presents the Multifaceted Comic, Actor, Dancer, Singer Wayne Brady March 1

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Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a one night only performance from one of the most versatile performers in show business today, the extraordinarily talented Wayne Brady on March 1 at 7:30 PM. “Mr. Brady really can do it all,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center. “I think the most incredible aspect of a Wayne Brady performance is his...

Lied Center Transforms into Live TV Studio for I Love Lucy® Live on Stage March 7-9

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Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts welcomes America’s favorite foursome, Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel, to the Lied Center Main Stage March 7-9 with show times at 2:00PM and 7:30PM. I Love Lucy® Live on Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. The Lied Center performance will mark the cast’s premiere appearance in Nebraska during...

Orchestral Powerhouse, The Cleveland Orchestra, Makes Its Nebraska Debut on Feb. 27

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The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world’s most sought-after performing ensembles, makes its Nebraska debut at Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Feb. 27 at 7:30 PM as the artistic highlight of the Lied’s 2013-2014 season of world class events. The 100-member powerhouse will be led by internationally renowned conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. Audience members will experience the...