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Matt Whipkey, center, won the artist of the year and local album of the year (for "Penny Park") awards.(MATT MILLER/THE WORLD-HERALD)


Full list of winners: Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards
By Kevin Coffey / World-Herald staff writer


Just like at the Grammys and the Oscars, Omaha's top creative people are honored, too.

At Sunday night's Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards ceremony, Omaha's best and brightest in music, visual arts and performing arts were handed trophies for awards such as album of the year, best new media artist and best performance by a young actor.

Nominations were determined by a public vote, and winners were chosen by the OEAA Academy made up of artists, industry professionals and journalists.

The full list of winners:

MUSIC

• Best rock: Snake Island!

• Best hard rock: Never Trust the Living

• Best alternative/indie: Icky Blossoms

• Best singer-songwriter/folk: John Klemmensen and the Party

• Best DJ/electronic: Kaitlyn Hova

• Best country/Americana: Matt Cox Band

• Best R&B/soul/gospel: Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers

• Best hip-hop/rap: Purveyors of the Conscious Sound

• Best blues: Hector Anchondo Band

• Best jazz: Omaha Guitar Trio

• Best progressive rock/funk/experimental: Satchel Grande

• Best ethnic: Rhythm Collective

• Best cover band: Benny and the Gents

• Local album of the year: Matt Whipkey, “Penny Park”

• Artist of the year: Matt Whipkey

• Best new artist: Twinsmith

VISUAL ARTS

• Best visual artist: Tim Guthrie

• Best emerging visual artist: Fredy Rincon

• Best 2-D artist: Mary Zicafoose

• Best 3-D artist: Jamie Burmeister

• Best new media artist: Tim Guthrie

• Best group show: “The Museum of Alternative History,” RNG Gallery

• Best solo show: “Tapestries and Prints,” Mary Zicafoose, Gallery 72

• Best two-person show: “XO,” Jeff King and Anthony Deon Brown, The New BLK

• Best public art: “Play Me, I'm Yours,” The Omaha Creative Institute

PERFORMING ARTS

• Best director (play): Susan Clement-Toberer, “The 39 Steps,” Blue Barn Theatre

• Best director (musical): Carl Beck, “Evil Dead: The Musical,” Omaha Community Playhouse

• Best actor (play): Jerry Longe, “Red,” Blue Barn Theatre

• Best actor (musical): Brian Zealand, “Evil Dead: The Musical,” Omaha Community Playhouse

• Best actress (play): Laura Marr, “Gertrude Stein and a Companion,” Circle Theater

• Best actress (musical): Echelle Childers, “Next to Normal,” SNAP Productions

• Best premiere of a new, original, local script: “Recommended Reading for Girls,” Ellen Struve, Omaha Community Playhouse

• Best dramatic play: “Red,” Blue Barn Theatre

• Best comedic play: “Clybourne Park,” SNAP Productions

• Best musical: “Next to Normal,” SNAP Productions

• Best local slam poet: Greg Harries

• Best supporting actor (play): Dan Chevalier, “Twelfth Night,” Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

• Best supporting actor (musical): Jim McKain, “The Producers,” Lofte Community Theatre

• Best supporting actress (play): Laura Leininger, “Recommended Reading for Girls,” Omaha Community Playhouse

• Best supporting actress (musical): Theresa Sindelar, “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” Omaha Community Playhouse

• Best local dance production: “Momentum,” Ballet Nebraska

• Best featured dancer: Erin Alarcón, “Alice in Wonderland,” Ballet Nebraska

• Best youth performer: Charlotte Hedican, “The Wizard of Oz”

• Best comedian: Heather Jones

• Best comedy ensemble: Weisenheimers

Contact the writer: Kevin Coffey

kevin.coffey@owh.com    |   402-444-1557    |  

Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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