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Monday
Feb162015

9th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award Winners

2014/2015 9th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award Winners

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Best Musical: Young Frankenstein – Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Drama: We Are Proud to Present… - SNAP! Productions 

Best Comedy: The Battle of Battles – Shelterbelt Theatre

Best Premier of a New, Original, Local Script: Voices From the Closet, Daena Schweiger - SNAP! Productions 

Best Director (Play): Noah Diaz & M. Michael Phillips, We Are Proud to Present… - SNAP! Productions 

Best Director (Musical): Susie Baer Collins & Carl Beck, Les Miserables – Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Actor (Play): Noah Diaz, Tribes - SNAP! Productions 

Best Actor (Musical): Joe Dignoti, Les Miserables – Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Actress (Play): Sally Neuman Scamfer, Come Back Little Sheeba - SNAP! Productions 

Best Actress (Musical): Kathy Tyree, Ella – Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Supporting Actor (Play): Doug Hayko, Voices from the Closet - SNAP! Productions 

Best Supporting Actor (Musical): Spencer Williams, Young Frankenstein – Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Supporting Actress (Play): Nichole Nelson, Voices from the Closet - SNAP! Productions 

Best Supporting Actress (Musical): Judy Radcliff, Young Frankenstein – Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Slam Poet: Zedeka Poindexter

Best Dance Production: The Nutcracker, Ballet Nebraska

Best Youth Performer: Grace Titus, Les Miserables – Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Comedian: Heather Jones

Best Comedy Ensemble: The Weisenheimers

 

VISUAL ARTS

Best Visual Artist: Watie White

Best Emerging Visual Artist: Jar Schepers

Best New Media Artist: Watie White

Best 2-D Artist: Lynn Piper

Best 3-D Artist: Jar Schepers

Best Group Show: All the Rage – RNG Gallery

Best Solo Show: Littleton Alston, Hannibal – Lied Art Gallery

Best 2-Person Show: Steve Tomayo & Paul High Horse, We're Still Standing Here - Kaneko

Best Public Art: Watie White, All That Ever Was, Always Is – Emmet Street, Omaha

 

MUSIC

Best Rock: John Klemmensen and the Party

Best Hard Rock: Narcotic Self

Best Alternative/Indie: Digital Leather

Best Singer-Songwriter: Mitch Gettman

Best DJ: Kethro

Best Americana/Folk: Matt Cox Band

Best Country: Belles & Whistles

Best R&B/Soul: Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers

Best Hip Hop/Rap: M34N STR33T

Best Blues: Hector Anchondo Band

Best Jazz: Luke Polipnick Trio

Best Progressive Rock/Funk/Experimental: Plack Blague

Best Ethnic: Esencia Latina Band

Best Cover Band: Secret Weapon

Album of the Year: Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers, “Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers”

Artist of the Year: M34N STR33T

Best New Artist: Kait Berreckman

 

 

Technical Awards

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

Kyle L. Toth – The Grocer’s Goblin & The Little Mermaid, Rose Theater

OUTSTANDING PROP DESIGN

Joey Lafrentz – Death by Design, UNO Theatre

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN

Robbie Jones – Death by Design, UNO Theatre

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

Lydia Dawson – Young Frankenstein, Omaha Community Playhouse

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

Tim Burkhart – Ella, Omaha Community Playhouse

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Sue Gillespie Booton – Tarzan, Rose Theater

OUTSTANDING FEATURED DANCER

Scott Gaines – Narnia, Rose Theater

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION

Jim Boggess – Ella, Omaha Community Playhouse

BEST RECORDING STUDIO

ARC Studios

BEST LIVE MUSIC SOUND ENGINEER

Dan Brennan – Slowdown

Sunday
Feb152015

Awards Tonight!

Tonight is the night!

DoubleTree Downtown Omaha, 16th & Dodge.
Cocktail hour at 6pm with drinks and music.
Show and awards start at 7pm.
Coat check available!
Free parking in the Capital City Parking Garage (not the garage attached to the hotel/at the top of the loop).

Tickets available for sale at EventBrite: https://oeaa15.eventbrite.com/

Nearly 200 artists, performers and musicians are among the nominees for the 2014 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, to be held Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the DoubleTree Downtown Omaha. The annual ceremony honors supreme talent from the performing arts, visual arts and music.

This year’s list was compiled from hundreds of public nominations submitted online during the open ballot session on our official website. Hancock & Dana, one of Omaha’s largest locally-owned accounting firms, tallied the top nominations in each category.
Visit www.oea-awards.com to view the complete list of nominees.

Live performances by music nominees Matt Whipkey, Dirty River Ramblers & Prairie Gators Band, and DJEM & Linear Symmetry.

Live performances by performing arts nominees Devel Crisp and 1980star Comedy.

For general inquiries, please contact oea.awards@gmail.com

Sunday, February 15th at DoubleTree Omaha
Doors and cocktail hour at 6pm
Awards at 7pm

Cocktail hour entertainment by music nominee Omaha Guitar Trio and Polka Police.

Official after-party at The Hive with performances by music nominees Marcey Yates and Hector Anchondo Band.

Tuesday
Jan062015

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets on sale NOW for the 9th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards to be held Sunday, February 15th at the DoubleTree downtown.

Nearly 200 artists, performers and musicians are among the nominees for the 2014 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, to be held Feb. 15, 2015 at7:00pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Omaha. The annual red carpet event honors the top talent from the world of performing arts, visual arts and music with special performances by  nominees including Matt Whipkey, Dirty River Ramblers & Prairie Gators Band, DJEM & Linear Symmetry, Devel Crisp and 1980star Comedy.

This year’s list was compiled from thousands of public nominations submitted online during the open ballot session at oea-awards.com. Hancock & Dana, one of Omaha’s largest locally-owned accounting firms, tallied the top five nominations in each category and will be tabulated the final results for this year's awards from the vote of the three OEAA academies, featuring professionals and industry experts in live music, performing arts and visual arts.

Cocktail hour entertainment by music nominee Omaha Guitar Trio beginning at 6:00pm.

The Official After-Party at The Hive (1207 Harney Street) will be immediately following the award show with free admission and performances by Hector Anchondo and Marcey Yates!

For general inquiries, please contact us at oea.awards@gmail.com. 

https://oeaa15.eventbrite.com

Thursday
Dec112014

Visual Art Nominee Showcase January 10th

Spend an evening with some of Omaha's most talented and innovative artists at the 2014 OEAA Visual Art Nominee Showcase!

Artists include those nominated for the 2014 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards in a variety of media including 2D, 3D, New Media and Mixed Media.

RNG Gallery
157 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Saturday, January 10

6pm-9pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Monday
Oct132014

November 21st Nominee Showcase Schedule!

Friday night, November 21st is the nominee showcase in Benson! Music and visual art nominees will be on hand to showcase their talents.

$10 wristband gains access to all venues, all night!

 

The Waiting Room
9:00-9:35 Bazile Mills
9:50-10:25 Arson City  
10:40-11:15 Jason Earl Band  
11:30-12:05 The Decatures
12:20-12:55 M34N STR33T
1:10-1:45 One Eye White  

The Sydney
9:00-9:35 When Towers Fall
9:50-10:25 Pancho & The Contraband
10:40-11:15 Matt Cox Band   
11:30-12:05 DJ Shor-T and E Babbs
12:20-12:55 Stonebelly
1:10-1:45 Break Maiden

The Pizza Shoppe Collective
8:00-8:35 Jocelyn
8:50-9:25 Omaha Guitar Trio
9:40-10:15 R Style
10:30-11:05 Marcey Yates
11:20-11:55 Latin Threat
12:10-12:45 Shuless

Burke’s Pub
9:00-9:35 Southpaw Bluegrass Band
9:50-10:25 Prairie Gators Band
10:40-11:15 Mitch Gettman
11:30-12:05 Nathan Wade
12:20-12:55 Hector Anchondo
1:10-1:45 The Willards Band

Reverb Lounge
8:00-8:35 Kait Berreckman
8:50-9:25 Edem
9:40-10:15 All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
10:30-11:05 The Bishops
11:20-11:55 Dereck Higgins
12:10-12:45 Dallas Hendrix   
1:05-1:35 DJ Mista Soul

The Barley Street Tavern
8:00-8:35 Aly Peeler
9:00-9:35 Polka Police
9:50-10:25 Clear The Day
10:40-11:15 Dirty River Ramblers
11:30-12:05 Dylan Bloom Band
12:20-12:55 Low Long Signal
1:10-1:45 Uh Oh

The 402 Arts Collective
8:00-8:35 Dilemma
8:50-9:25 Clark & Company
9:40-10:15 Esencia Latina Band
10:30-11:05 Belles & Whistles
11:20-11:55 Punching Puppets

Schedule subject to change.


Visual Artist Nominees - on-street window displays:

Derek Courtney
Bart Vargas
Jar Schepers
Alex Roskelley
Sarah Rowe
Reggie LeFlore
Bonnie O'Connell