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Performing Is My Livelihood

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Camille’s story The stories often told to me as I was growing up always had to do with my insistence to sing…without knowing a song.  Perhaps it was from my musical mother who always hummed or sang songs as she did her household duties and certainly not from my tone-deaf father but singing was in […]

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Arts Facilitation is My Livelihood

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Lisa’s Story: My parents were teachers, and our home was always filled with music. My mom has a master’s degree in music, my father’s bands always practiced in our house, my brother is a musician, my aunt and uncle were musicians, and my cousin played with Yo-Yo Ma.

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Dance Is My Livelihood*

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Ballet Nebraska Photo by Jim Williams Erika’s Story Dance is my livelihood. How lucky I am to be able to say that. It is something that I love. For me, dance is beautiful, challenging, inspiring, and fun.

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Painting Is My Livelihood

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Summer Day at M’s Katrina’s Story: One of the first questions people ask me when they find out I’m an artist is “How long have you been painting?” It always makes me try to count backwards and figure out how long has it been, really? I usually say about 30 years but thinking back it […]

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My Livelihood Is Music

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James’ Story: As President and CEO of the Omaha Symphony, I help the orchestra fulfill its mission to enrich people’s lives by offering them the experience of live orchestral music.

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Painting, Curating and Educating are my Livelihoods

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Inheritance, acrylic on panel, 40″ x 30″, 2016 Jordan’s Story: I wasn’t particularly good at drawing and painting through childhood, though I loved the activity, as many children do.  My energies were focused elsewhere, mostly singing in the choir, making mixed tapes and reading romance and mystery novels.  In high school all of that changed- […]

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New Members Named to Nebraska Cultural Endowment Board of Directors

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Rachel Jacobson of Omaha and Michelle Dudley of Norfolk have been appointed to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment board of directors and will begin serving their three year terms at the February board meeting.

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A Year End Message From The Executive Director

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I hope you have been able to enjoy some of the many arts and humanities programs available during this holiday season all across Nebraska. Last year my family visited the Stuhr Museum for Christmas Past and Present. It was well worth the drive from Omaha to experience the magic of Railroad Town by lantern light! […]

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LAWYERING IS MY LIVELIHOOD

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U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931).  Located at the State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE David’s Story Did you know that a Nebraska lawyer, Frank M. Hall, played a role in the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? I thought of Hall as I pondered how my life as a […]

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Essaying Is My Livelihood

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  Lisa’s Story I’m an essayist. I ask questions about my thoughts, beliefs, and experiences, and then go to work answering them by telling true and factual stories. For instance, I was curious about the different ways in which people experience landscape and why I’m so drawn to river landscapes.

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