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Recent Lied Center News

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...

Elizabeth Streb to Teach Lincoln "How to Become an Extreme Action Hero”

03.20.14
Known as the Evel Knievel of dance, Elizabeth Streb, founder of the STREB dance company, will present a lecture on “How to Become an Extreme Action Hero” on April 2 at 7:30 PM in the Johnny Carson Theater. The lecture will utilize multimedia including video, images and Streb’s own drawings to illustrate her unique theory of action. Streb's choreography, which she calls "POPACTION," intertwines the disciplines of...

Lied Piano Series Concludes with Brazilian Virtuoso Arnaldo Cohen March 21

03.13.14
Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts is proud to present internationally acclaimed pianist Arnaldo Cohen for one night only, March 21 at 7:30 PM, the final of three performances scheduled as part of the 2013-2014 Lied Center Piano Series. The New York Times hails Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen’s playing as “technically flawless” and “a model of balance and imagination.”...

Dervish Honors Irish Music and Culture at Lied Center March 11

03.10.14
Dervish, one of Ireland’s most exciting musical ensembles, brings its high-energy Celtic music to Nebraska for a single performance on March 11 at 7:30 PM on the Lied Center Main Stage. Come experience beautiful melodies and charming lyrics in a celebration of Irish life and culture. “We are thrilled to present Dervish, one of the premier traditional Irish musical groups,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director...

Lied Center Presents HAIR, the Musical That Shaped a Generation

03.10.14
One of the greatest musicals of all time and the 2009 Tony Award® winner for best musical revival, HAIR is the rock musical that ignited a generation. Join the revolution on March 15 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 PM! HAIR is a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through the tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about searching for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War-...

Crossing Over, the Amish Hip Hop Musical, Returns to the Lied Center for a Full Staged Reading March 13

03.10.14
Crossing Over, the Amish Hip Hop Musical, returns to Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts for a full staged reading scheduled for March 13 at 7:30 PM in the Johnny Carson Theater. Nationally acclaimed writers Stephanie Salzman and Deborah Brevoort will join the cast and crew of Crossing Over for an extensive residency intended to further develop the brand new Broadway musical. This...