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Omahans, chances are you've seen this artist's work

A stencil of Reggie LeFlore's hand, throwing up a peace sign, covers a building front on Harney Street, just west of 25th Street. Next to it used to be a large portrait of Malcolm X, also stenciled by LeFlore.

Kelly: Lauritzen Gardens' $20M conservatory — opening Saturday — will be another 'amazing icon' for Omaha

“They will be welcomed into Nebraska by this really beautiful crystal palace up on a hill, illuminated and shining,” said Spencer Crews, executive director of the botanical center. “And now that we have a conservatory, it will raise our national profile.”

40 off-the-beaten-path things to do in Omaha

Be they old or new, plenty of cool places offer fun things to do and things to see across the metro area.

Cedric Hartman: Master of the Luminaire

Bask in the limelight? Not a chance.

A Golden Opportunity

For nearly half a century, Cedric Hartman has turned out small editions of arguably the most exquisite and coveted lighting fixtures in the world. Largely unknown to Omahans, he has done it from a warehouse factory in the Old Market.

A Life of Art

Mother and grandmother. Artist. Writer. Retired college art teacher. Environmentalist. Intellectual. Neo-Luddite. Loves to read, hates to shop – unless she’s at a thrift store. Generous, practical and frugal. Best known for directing the J. Doe Project, the Lewis & Clark Icon Project and sculpture installations at Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha.

The Ghoulish Details

This home might drive you batty.

An Illuminating Experience

I have conducted thousands of interviews as a journalist, but none has been more relished as the one granted by Cedric Hartman.

Au Courant: The Perfect Game

Who says all the action happens on the playing field?  Cheer from the sidelines this fall in double-sided zipped boots, an edgy moto jacket and comfortable boyfriend jeans.

Destination: Dubai

A rich opportunity for an exotic diversion.

The Dish: Back-Country Flavor

Get out the banjo! Your taste buds will dance.

Pitch Pizzeria to open another location in west Omaha

The new location is just west of Village Pointe, near 177th and Burke Streets. The stand-alone restaurant will have the same vibe and same menu of coal-fired pizzas, burgers and entrees as its Dundee location.

3 inspired homeowners who found new life for dead zones

Homeowners seeking to get the most out of the space they have often turn to funny places.


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