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Dining review: Plattsmouth eatery serves German and Thai — and does so successfully

If a restaurant that serves half German and half Thai food seems like a most unlikely culinary mashup, well, it is. But when you know the story behind Sisters Restaurant, the picture makes more sense.

Review: Soulful country legend Merle Haggard shows why he deserves the title

They don’t make them like Merle anymore. A guitarist, a songwriter and a singer with that soulful country voice, Merle Haggard is a legend, and the “Okie From Muskogee” singer showed it Thursday night in front of more than 2,500 people packed into the Ralston Arena.

Everything new streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime in March

A comprehensive list of all the new movies and shows premiering on Netflix, Amazon Prime, VOD and good-old-fashioned TV in March.

Movie review: Will Smith's 'Focus' will engage eyes but maybe not your brain

In "Focus," Smith plays Nicky, a career con man who allows himself to become the mark of amateur Jess (Margot Robbie). He’s on to her from the start and teaches her a lesson. She begs him to teach her more. He dumps her.

Dining notes: 4th Dickey's BBQ Pit now open in Lincoln

The new location is at 8222 Holdrege St. Owner Will Carter, a Hickman, Nebraska, native, also owns three other Dickey’s Barbecue Pits in Lincoln.

Collection of Shakespeare's plays coming to Durham

The Omaha museum has been selected as a site next year for a traveling exhibition of the First Folio from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. The dates for the exhibit have not been set.

Movie review: 'Lazarus' so much better than horror genre

In "The Lazarus Effect," a lean and unfussy horror tale built on sharply drawn characters and spare, uncluttered dialogue, Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde ably play a scientist couple whose work has led to a serum that brings the dead back to life.

New service is like Netflix for live local music

Pay one monthly fee and go to as many local concerts as you’d like. A creation of Startup Weekend Nebraska, the service is barely off the ground, but its creator hopes it will be a big deal.

Even more photos (and a video) of the Omaha zoo's baby penguins

Three baby penguins are now on display at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. 

Free pancakes at IHOP

The International House of Pancakes is marking National Pancake Day March 3 with a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in return for a voluntary donation in support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide.

Downtown bar's beer samplers a treat for indecisive drinkers

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery helps out indecisive drinkers like me with their beer samplers that give you six sample-size versions of their stellar, house-brewed craft beers for just $6.

Lover of grilled cheese? Tom+Chee now open in Omaha

The restaurant started in Cincinnati as a food tent and grew into a franchise after the owners pitched the business on “Shark Tank” in 2013. Now the chain has 170 stores in 20 states. 

Lincoln porn site operator ponders strip club, juice bar near Grand Island

Shane Harrington is considering three existing properties so far — one near Interstate 80, one four miles away from the interstate and one northwest of the city — that could be purchased, remodeled and open within four months.

The Omaha zoo's new baby penguins are so cute you're going to lose your mind

If you missed the cute little penguin chicks last year, here's another chance.

Award-winning Omaha actors bound for Los Angeles

Omaha actors Matt Brown and Scott Kurz won best picture, best actors and best directors in the regional 48HR Film Project competition in August and are headed to L.A. this weekend for the national finals at Filmapalooza.

Big cookie combo coming back to Godfather’s

Godfather’s Pizza is bringing back its “big cookie combo” starting this week.

2-day Russian Music Festival to highlight Omaha Symphony's 2015-16 schedule

The new season emphasizes family-friendly programming, expanding the symphony’s popular “Christmas Celebration” from six to 10 performances and trumpeting a “Movie Music” series loaded with blockbusters.

Q&A: Merle Haggard, in town tonight, on music, turning 78 and what's next

Haggard told The World-Herald that he plans two albums releases in 2015 — one solo album and another with Willie Nelson — and he currently has 23 dates on the books for this year. He plays the Ralston Arena tonight.

Dining notes: Satisfy your Lent hunger with meat-free specials

Lent season is here, which means meat-free and fish-focused specials are turning up at restaurants around the metro.

Circus revamp gives Tony winner 'Pippin' a dose of dazzle

The Tony-winning 2013 revival, filled with circus performances shaped by Gypsy Snider, was hailed as an even bigger hit than the original.

With Wildabouts, musician Scott Weiland's back at it

It’s been seven years since Scott Weiland split from Velvet Revolver, two since he parted with Stone Temple Pilots and seven since he released his last solo album.

Nightlife notes: Omaha Beer Hunt (BYO-designated driver)

Are you an Omaha bar expert? Grab some friends and participate in Here for Beer’s Great Omaha Beer Hunt on March 7.

Enjoy a winter brew at these 6 cozy Omaha spots

Before we say so long (and good riddance) to Jack Frost, cozy up at one of these homey locales in the Omaha area. 

Local theater productions now playing or coming soon

A roundup of Omaha-area theater productions now opening, continuing or coming soon.

4 cool things to do this week

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Laugh with Nebraska’s funny man, cheer on the Rollergirls or jam out to a local hip-hop duo.

Fabric of Survival
9:00 am
In 1942, when Jewish residents of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s Polish village were ordered by the German government to report to a nearby train …
9:00 am
Florabunda will be on display at KANEKO as a part of the collective exhibition, FIBER, from Feb. 6–April 25, 2015.
American Tapestry Biennial
9:00 am
The American Tapestry Alliance’s Biennial exhibition will be on display at KANEKO from Feb. 6 to April 25, 2015.
Tim Koehn
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 2056 N. 117th Ave.
11:30 am
Genre: Singer/songwriter.
Wooden Music
Down Under Lounge, 3802 Leavenworth St.
5:00 pm
Genre: Cover. Cost: no cover.
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