Te Deum

May 3, 2010

A UNO Concert Choir, Chamber Choir & University Chorus production.

A Sunday afternoon and evening concert event. Together the chorus and orchestra created a masterpiece.  The two musical pieces, “Te Deum H. 146” and “Te Deum, WAB 45” date back to the 17th and 19th centuries.

The choir and orchestra delivered beautiful performances, with faculty hitting the high and deep notes of the solos.  The dynamics filled the performance hall.

The orchestra and choir each honored 2 graduating seniors.


Bella Domenica

April 26, 2010

This Sunday was the debut of Bella Domenica!

A free concert in celebration of spring, inspired by Earth Day, took place at Heartland Park!

– Kethro
– Juan Chaparro
– Stephen Bils
– Reece Vavrick
– Honey Bee
– Conchance w/Jonny Quest and

The day full of music and dancing turned into evening quickly.  Musicians, DJs, rappers and those who just wanted to dance came out for the fun.

The event was hosted by Stephen Bils.  Everyone was invited; even the ducks came out!


Blue Planet Natural Grill

April 17, 2010

Today I had Blue Planet for lunch. Healthy People, Healthy Planet is their motto, and how true it is.

The food is delicious! Offering burgers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, bowls, coffee, smoothies and breakfast, what else could you want?

“We feature food with few, if any preservatives, organic as much as possible, and  are able to cater to special dietary needs – vegetarian – vegan – gluten free.”

What a tall order–and Blue Planet serves a fantastic meal.  Whether breakfast, lunch or coffee to-go, Blue Planet is a healthy fast food alternative, with more flavor than your typical lunch.

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A day at the park

April 10, 2010

Freedom Park.

Looking for a new hangout? Want to impress your friends and relatives with your diversity and knowledge of World War II? Then head to Freedom Park.  Located in Omaha, right on the Missouri river, Freedom Park is a Memorial site dedicated to the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.

With old missiles, ships, first aid trucks, a helicopter, propellers, anchors and much more, this hands-on park will bring out your inner child. I took my aunt and cousins to the park this weekend. My cousins really enjoyed the military vehicles.

Tours are available every other Saturday from 9am-3pm.


TOMS founder on CU Campus

March 25, 2010

TOMS founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie spoke on Creighton’s Campus tonight, with a message to students that one person can make a difference.

Blake’s business motto, “One-for-one,” gives a pair of shoes to a child in need for every single bought pair.  Concerns that his business being a for-profit company, and not a charity, were put to ease as Blake explained how his business allows for growth and expansion of his company which, in turn, helps more children.  His business model is said to be changing how business will be done in the future.

Change the future he will, one shoe at a time.

April 8th has been declared “A Day Without Shoes” to raise awareness for those children who do not have.

Join the movement at http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/


McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe‎

March 5, 2010

McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe‎ is a vegetarian restaurant located close to campus on 38th and Farnam.

The food was fabulous, the staff was attentive and friendly, the atmosphere felt laid back and peaceful.  The hippie vibe is apparent in this environmentally conscious cafe.

If the above doesn’t convince you, check out the menu here! Yum!


An Evening of American Song

February 27, 2010

Friday night at the Strauss Performing Arts Center something beautiful was released.

A choir concert, presented by Dr. Matthew C. Harden, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, was entitled “An Evening of American Song.”

The Concert Choir and University Chorus sang together, separate at men and women, and joined the Vocal Jazz Ensemble in a variety of music.

The director was entertaining and engaging with the audience.  The auidence was interactive, joining in singing “Row, Row, Row your boat” in a round while the choir changed stage.

Also enjoyable was the prize raffle and bake sale to support UNO’s Fine Arts department.  This song, Dance on My Heart, was performed by the Concert Choir and University Chorus Women.