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During a career that stretches back to the mid-’80s, Matthew Sweet has never followed trends, though his landmark 1991 album Girlfriend was responsible for starting one—its bone-dry, caterwauling sonics opening up a wild and picturesque new terrain for restless singer/songwriters

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News of the Weird

Lead Story The leader of the devout Sunni jihadist group Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, making a rare, solemn appearance in July, wore a flashy silver wristwatch that various video analysts described as either a Rolex or an Omega Seafarer

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The Underdog

50 to 1 Opens in Omaha July 25 By Kyle Eustice 50 to 1, July 25, at Majestic Cinema, 14304 W Maple Rd., First Showing at 9 a.m. Ticket prices vary. Visit www.marcustheatres.com for more information. While the name Jim

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The band’s initials, a new morning, an analogue radio frequency and existential statement: the title of Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album, AM, suggests all of those things and more. The record itself lives up to this pithily resonant billing by being,

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THREE HAPPINESS EXPRESS

By Shout Omaha Staff   At 5107 Leavenworth Street in Omaha, behind a neon sign that is usually only partially illuminated, you will find Three Happiness Express, a Chinese restaurant that has recently become more known as a local favorite.

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Jurassic 5 Back on the Road

A Candid Interview with DJ Cut Chemist By Kyle Eustice   Cut Chemist (real name Lucas MacFadden) is a DJ, producer, member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, and an all-around innovative artist. He even played a high school chemistry teacher

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News of the Weird

Lead Story Enric Girona recently donated his prototype pet commode to the town of El Vendrell, Spain, hoping to spark worldwide interest. Conscientious owners would train their dogs on the station — a hole in the ground with a flush

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Hard Times

Trace Adkins Bounces Back Life got a lot harder in March 2014 for country superstar Trace Adkins. Sadly, Adkins is splitting from his wife after over 16 years. Adkins’ wife, Rhonda Adkins, filed for divorce in Williamson County, Tennessee Tuesday

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LIFE ITSELF captures the spirit, wit, and toughness of the late critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Filmed in the final months before Ebert’s death from cancer, LIFE ITSELF delves deep into the times of a complicated man. The movie

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French Bulldog

By Shout Omaha Staff   The French Bulldog in Dundee believes in taking the time to make their meats as close to perfection as possible. All the meat is cured in-house. It starts when the hog comes in to their

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