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Omaha native scored new football movie '23 Blast'

Omaha native John Carta scores movies and TV shows. This weekend, “23 Blast,” a movie Carta scored, becomes his first feature to get a wide release in theaters.

Review: Playhouse's 'Whipping Man' a sobering race drama

The play, which opened in the smaller Howard Drew Theater Oct. 17, finds emotional resonance in focusing on a Jewish Confederate slave-holding family in Richmond, Virginia, at the end of the Civil War.

Map: Where to find local haunted houses, pumpkin patches, more

Included are maps (and lists) of Omaha-area haunted houses, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more.

Dining review: A midtown spot with excellent brewery food

Farnam House, on the eastern edge of the Blackstone District, which is becoming a brewery hub, seems to have spent as much time considering its menu as its carefully crafted list of seasonal beers.

A 1978 board game named Omaha serves as a time capsule for the city

In 1978, three Omaha guys, one of whom was a Husker legend, made a board game intended to teach people about their city.

2 Omaha natives to debut documentary at Aksarben

Omaha natives Tom Tollefsen and Mac Smith will hold the Omaha debut of their documentary "Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood" this weekend.

Gavin DeGraw to play Ralston Arena

The "Best I Ever Had" and "Not Over You" singer will play alongside American Authors and Andy Grammer on Dec. 14.

Build-your-own pizza chain to open Omaha location

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint, expected to open late this year, will be at 2521 S. 132nd St. It will be the first location of the national chain in Omaha. 

Dining notes: Coffee lovers can rent cart from Aromas

The Coffee Cart started serving in September, and can serve hot or iced coffee and baked goods to groups of 50 to 300 people.

Movie review: Bill Murray shines as grouch in St. Vincent

What makes “St. Vincent” don’t-miss moviegoing is the vastly entertaining and surprisingly poignant performance of Bill Murray as that droll, wildly dysfunctional babysitter.

Movie review: 'John Wick' a reminder Keanu's a star

Watching Reeves punch and kick and shoot his way through “John Wick,” a generic but well-crafted shoot-’em-up, you’re reminded what a great action star he is — balletic, graceful, athletic and always in the moment.

Review: 'Ouija' puts the bored in this board game movie

Universal's effort to reclaim its place as the Home for Horror takes a step backward with this duller-than-dull 89 minutes of your life you'll never get back. Frankly, the board game is scarier, but only if you break the rules.

Movie review: No wonder 'Dear White People' has made splash

“Dear White People” is invaluable, giving voice to black frustrations with white assumptions and questions of privilege and victimhood.

Lincoln native finishes second in 'Project Runway' season finale

Nashville-based designer Amanda Valentine, who was a contestant in season 11 and returned this year via a fan vote, finished behind Sean Kelly, but beat out Kini Zamora and Charketa Glover.

Best thing about the Ebola beat? The cinnamon rolls

In the latest development in the American Ebola crisis ... a pastry recommendation.

Rock Candy: Find out what happened to popular Omaha band Blue Moon Ghetto, now back together

Blue Moon Ghetto’s “Shine All the Time” was a local anthem, and it became one of the most popular songs from an Omaha rock band.

Hey guys, let's repeatedly watch this 'Avengers 2' trailer at work all day

"There are ... no strings on me."

New-ish Old Market bar goes down ... ooooh ... nice and smooth

The infusion of the smoke truly makes it stand out — the deep earthiness adds a satisfying “third dimension” that must be tasted to be believed.

As prophecy foretold, the first ramen noodle fest will take place in Benson

If there’s one thing Omaha diners might truly be missing in our otherwise thriving restaurant scene, it’s ramen noodles.

Video: Kevin Coffey, appearing on 'TBL,' talks Dave Chappelle, comic book movies, Weird Al and more

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Nightlife notes: Celebrate the season with pumpkin fest

Fall beers are around for such a short time. Get in as many tastes as you can at Beer Corner USA’s first ever Pumpkin Harvest Festival.

Dining notes: For National Pizza Month, Old Chicago's making donation to Children's Hospital

Old Chicago locations in Omaha are finishing October — also known as National Pizza Month — with donations to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Twerk with drag queens at Midwest Ball 2014

Hang out with some of the drag queens from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” at a fundraiser for the Nebraska AIDS project this Saturday.

Band of the Week: Brad Colerick

Making his new album, “Tuscon,” was a journey for Colerick. The Nebraska-raised singer-songwriter tells stories of moving across the country and old friends taking divergent paths.

Theater events calendar

A roundup of theater events in the Omaha area.

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