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Moscow Festival Ballets Brings “Cinderella” to Lied Center Stage May 1

04.30.14
Leading dancers from across Russia bring “Cinderella” to life at Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts on May 1 at 7:30 PM, marking the last performance of the Lied Center’s 2013-2014 season of world class events. “Cinderella” will be presented by Moscow Festival Ballet dancers under the direction of legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko. Tickets are available at...

Call for Entry: Lied Center Invites Statewide Choirs to Apply for Nebraska Sings

04.30.14
Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for performing Arts, invites all Nebraska choirs to apply for a special statewide celebration honoring the Lied Center’s 25th anniversary titled Nebraska Sings on March 21, 2015. Choirs across the state will unite in song for the world premiere of “Let There Be Music,” a newly commissioned choral work by nationally recognized composer and Nebraskan, Kurt Knecht, written...

Lied Center Announces Foreigner as First 25th Anniversary Season Headliner

04.30.14
Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, Foreigner will perform at Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts on November 14 as part of the Lied’s 25th anniversary season. With ten multi-platinum albums and sales exceeding 75 million, Foreigner is responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like the First Time”...

Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli Pay Tribute to Nat King Cole in “Unforgettable” Lied Center Concert April 23

04.21.14
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, known as “The Great Performer,” and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli have created the ultimate Nat King Cole tribute titled “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” Lewis and Pizzarelli will perform for one night only at Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts on April 23 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at LiedCenter.org. “Nat King Cole...

The Church Basement Ladies Return to the Lied Center in “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” April 25-27

04.21.14
The Church Basement Ladies are back with an all-new musical, “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement,” and are once again required to face change head-on. Against the shifting tide, these pillars of the church stand strong with more crazy antics, great songs and lessons reluctantly learned. No one can dish out love, life and a casserole like the Church Basement Ladies. Tickets are available now at LiedCenter.org for...

April Verch Band Returns to Lied Stage with Electric Step Dancing and World Class Fiddling

04.14.14
Lincoln’s Science of Sound Spring Break Camp Kids to Join Verch and Band on Stage World-champion fiddler, step dancer and singer April Verch returns to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, bringing her band’s irresistible blend of Canada’s Ottawa Valley meets old-time Appalachia with crack fiddling, electric step dancing, and sweet singing on April 16 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are now available at LiedCenter.org. “April...

Broadway’s Greatest Love Story West Side Story at Lied Center April 4-5

04.01.14
The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of West Side Story is coming to Lincoln April 4-5. West Side Story will be at Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts for three performances: April 4 at 7:30 PM and April 5 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The...

STREB’s Extreme Action Heroes to Defy Gravity at Lied Center April 11

04.01.14
UNL Architecture, Dance, Computer Science & Engineering Students to Collaborate in Three-Day Residency with Company Dancers Combining dance, athletics, rodeo, the circus and Hollywood-style stunt work into one amazing live performance, the “Extreme Action Heroes” of STREB are scheduled for a single, gravity-defying performance at the Lied Center on April 11 at 7:30 PM. Founded in 1985, STREB tours extensively...

Soweto Gospel Choir Headlines Lied’s World Music Lineup March 25

03.20.14
One of the most exciting groups to emerge in world music, two-time GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to the Lied stage after amazing audiences in 2008. Experience traditional African music performed by this internationally celebrated choir during a single performance on March 25 at 7:30 PM. “Soweto Gospel Choir last performed at the Lied Center in 2008,” said Bill Stephan, Executive...

David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove Blends Klezmer, Funk, Jazz and Hip Hop March 29

03.20.14
For over two decades, world-renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has been reinventing and remixing the Jewish music of his ancestry with funk, jazz and hip hop. Ancestral Groove features Krakauer performing klezmer music with an urban DJ and electrifying 4-piece band. The Lied Center for Performing Arts is proud to present a single performance of David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove on March 29 at 7:30 PM. The New...