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LaVon’s Legacy

Arts, Culture, Government, Humanities

State Sen. LaVon Crosby of Lincoln, OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY JEFFREY Z. CARNEY. FOR USE WITH LESLIE REED FEATURE. One of the synonyms for the word legacy is, gift; something given freely, no recompense. Another is endowment. As I pause in my hurried schedule to remember our Honorary Board Chair, LaVon Crosby, it is […]

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Fostering New Scripts Is My Livelihood

Arts, Culture

The Other Sewing Circle by Marie Amthor  (One Last Time, Just Us #4-photo by Roxanne Wach) Beth’s Story During my junior year of college I had the opportunity to intern for Dr. Amy Lane at the Omaha Community Playhouse for a new program she was developing called 21 & Over. The purpose of this program […]

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Music Is My Livelihood

Culture

Daniel Martinez in concert Photo by Stephen McAlister Daniel’s Story Music has been an important part of my family’s life since I was a child. For my 14th birthday, my mother gave me an old guitar and I started playing. When I was singing, it felt like I was following someone else’s rules. But when […]

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Omaha Gives! 2016

Arts, Culture, Uncategorized

Omaha Gives! is an annual 24-hour charitable challenge to benefit metro-area nonprofits. This community give-together begins at midnight on May 25 with a minimum gift of only $10.

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Creating A Sense Of Community Through The Arts Is My Livelihood.

Arts, Culture

Emily’s Story Last year, I made a decision to leave a career in healthcare and become an Executive Director of an arts non-profit.  Not exactly the career path I expected to follow when I started practicing physical therapy 15 years ago.  But after much careful thought and consideration about what felt deeply important to me, […]

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Theatre is my livelihood

Arts, Culture, Education, History, Uncategorized

  Pippa’s Story: Theatre is my livelihood                                                       My “Know I Should”                                                                                                        My “Always Would.”                                              

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Performing Is My Livelihood

Arts, Uncategorized

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

Arts, Education, Uncategorized

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*

Arts, Uncategorized

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

Arts, Uncategorized

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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