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Dear friends,

There’s a lot to love this February at Omaha Performing Arts! The weather may be chilly, but we have many exciting events to warm your heart.

This month is one of love and romance – and the perfect time for a date night! Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox plays at the Holland Center on February 13 for an early Valentine’s night out. The concert marries modern hits with 1920s flair. Our restaurant, Zinc, will be open for a hand-crafted dinner and decadent desserts before the show. Reservations are recommended – simply visit OpenTable.com.

Your Valentine will also love the cozy atmosphere at the 1200 Club, an intimate concert series in the Holland Center’s Scott Recital Hall. Arrive early, choose your own candlelit table and enjoy food and drinks. On February 22, trumpeter Etienne Charles brings the warmth of Creole jazz to Omaha. Learn more about the show here.

On Valentine’s Day, Omaha Performing Arts and Salem Baptist Church invite you to Damien Sneed’s A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This uplifting concert features music from Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Nina Simone and gospel performed by the Salem Baptist Church choir. Sneed, an award-winning gospel producer, expertly weaves together music that inspired activists during the 1960s. This unifying and moving celebration builds on our five-year partnership with Salem Baptist Church. The show is a free gift to the community, and everyone is welcome!

Finally, we close the month with ON YOUR FEET!  When I first saw this show on Broadway, the audience was literally on their feet during the performance. I even participated in a conga line in the aisles! This production is based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and their love for each other, their country and their music.

There’s even more to love on the way next season! We look forward to welcoming our Season Subscribers for the 2019/2020 Season Reveal at the Holland Center on February 25. The evening is full of surprises. Everyone is invited to follow along on social media as we unveil the season. Connect with Omaha Performing Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so you don’t miss a beat.


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Joan H. Squires 
President, Omaha Performing Arts