The annual TASTE OF GREECE FESTIVAL at Lincoln's Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is August 25th. Paul Barnes previews his tours of the church's iconography and his Greek chanting demonstrations.
Chuck O'Connor returns to UNL as the new Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. We have a chat with this former theatre and film designer who has branched out to support all the arts, such as the Skyros Quartet, the new School of Music student string ensemble mentored by the Chiara String Quartet; and the new MEDICI Art Gallery in Richards Hall, opening with the Nebraska National Collegiate Juried Art Exhibition on September 7th.
We preview the ABENDMUSIK performance series in Lincoln, which celebrates its 40th anniversary with a design and motto face-lift: ABENDMUSIK At First-Plymouth, Music That Inspires.
Also, DOMESTICA is the latest incarnation of legendary 90s indie rock band Mercy Rule. Friday Live chats with Heidi Ore, Jon Taylor, and new-ish drummer Todd Johnson about their new EP and their noon gig at Wells Fargo Bank in Lincoln on August 31st.
And, JOURNEY STORIES, the National Smithsonian touring exhibit on immigration opens August 30th at the 100th Meridian Museum in Cozad. Chair Marilyn Peterson chats up the exhibit, as well as the events surrounding the 5-week run in conjunction with the museum's celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Railroad Act and the Union Pacific's initial line ending at the 100th Meridian in Cozad.
All that, All About Books, and a statewide arts calendar.
That's on Friday Live at 9 a.m. Central on NET Radio, or as a podcast on netnebraska.org.