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The Nebraska Repertory Theatre presents "Avenue Q" March 2-16 at the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theater. Photo by John Ficenec. Matthew Carter plays Princeton in "Avenue Q." Photo by John Ficenec.

calendar icon21 Feb 2018    By Kathe C. Andersen

Laugh your way through finding a purpose with 'Avenue Q'

Lincoln, Neb.--It may seem familiar with its smart humor, a cast of human and monster puppets interacting with other humans, a vague and yet specific street location in New York City, and teaching important life lessons. But “Avenue Q” is not the same as the “Sesame Street” that you may remember. It's much funnier.

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Megan Elliott is a mentor at the Berlinale Talents summit in Berlin. Photo by Wyn Wiley/Nebraska Quarterly.

calendar icon19 Feb 2018    By Sean Hagewood, University Communications

Elliott excited for 'brilliant opportunity' to mentor, learn, network in Berlin

Lincoln, Neb.--Megan Elliott, founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is in Berlin serving as a mentor at Berlinale Talents. The event is an annual summit and networking event tied to the Berlin International Film Festival.

The summit includes 250 audio-visual creatives participating from Feb. 17-20. The film festival is Feb. 15-25.

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Theatrix presents "Neighborhood 3:  Requisition of Doom" Feb. 22-25.

calendar icon15 Feb 2018    

Theatrix continues its season with 'Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, continues its 2017-2018 season with Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, written by Jennifer Haley and directed by University of Nebraska student, Kaitlin Triplett.

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Danny Elfman

calendar icon31 Jan 2018    

The Ross, Lied Center present Q&A with composer Danny Elfman

Lincoln, Neb.--The Ross Media Arts Center and the Lied Center for Performing Arts present a special free screening of A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS followed by a Q&A with composer Danny Elfman.

The film screening will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 with the Q&A immediately to follow.

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Left to right:  Brendan Harkin, Swetha Gadwal, Mike Hamilton, Tyson Fiscus, Megan Elliott and Rick Endacott at Pixar Animation Studios. Photo by Joe Starkey.

calendar icon23 Jan 2018    

Carson Center team tours spaces in California

Lincoln, Neb.--As the opening date for the new Johnny Carson Center for Emeging Media Arts rapidly approaches in fall 2019, the team responsible for turning the former Nebraska Bookstore into the home for the new center, went to San Francisco and Los Angeles in December to tour spaces and be inspired. 

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calendar icon23 Jan 2018    

Ross schedule included several Oscar nominated films

Lincoln, Neb.--Programming at The Ross fared very well indeed with the Oscar nominations announced this morning.  Ten movies currently playing, already played, or will be playing at The Ross received 30 nominations. 

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calendar icon26 Nov 2017    

Applications sought for Nebraska Young Artist Awards

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking applications for the 21st annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The awards annually recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska who are talented in visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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The Lakeshore Dolls, an acapella trio based in Chicago, headline The Holiday Cabaret ensemble. The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with "The Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.

calendar icon21 Nov 2017    

Nebraska Rep begins new holiday tradition with 'The Holiday Cabaret'

Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Repertory Theatre begins a new holiday tradition this December with “The Holiday Cabaret.” Enjoy holiday standards performed by past Rep performers, emerging artists and our special guests and Chicago’s premiere, sweet-singing female trio, The Lakeshore Dolls.

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calendar icon17 Nov 2017    

Theatrix continues its season with 'Stupid F##king Bird'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, continues its 2017-2018 season with Stupid F##king Bird, written by Aaron Posner and directed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln student Paul Schack.

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Christy Banks

calendar icon26 Oct 2017    

Clarinetist Banks returns for Masters Week

Christy Banks (B.M. 1996; D.M.A. 2005), assistant chair and associate professor of music and coordinator of woodwinds at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, is this year’s Masters Week candidate from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

“I am thrilled,” Banks said. “This is such an honor.”

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