We’re currently accepting submissions for the 2012 OEAA Summer Showcase June 8-9, 2012. All genres are welcome. Both emerging and established bands may submit as long as they’re from the Omaha, Lincoln and/or Council Bluffs area. Deadline for submissions is March 28, 2012.
Please send your online digital samples and/or audio attachments to email@example.com. Good luck!
Congratulations to this year's Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards recipients...
Best 2D Artist - Vera Mercer
Best 3D Artist - Jun Kaneko
Best Emerging Visual Artist -Ying Zhu
Best Group Visual - "Extraordinary Rendition" - bemisUNDERGROUND
Best New Media Artist - Ying Zhu
Best Solo Show - Vera Mercer - "Still Lifes" - Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Best Visual Artist - Vera Mercer
Best Actor: Comedy/Drama - Scott Kurz “Distant Music” - Brigit Saint Brigit
Best Actor: Musical - Steve Krambeck - “Dirty Rotten Scoundrals” - Bellevue Little Theatre
Best Actress: Comedy/Drama - Ruth Rath - "Three Tall Women” - Blue Barn Theatre
Best Actress: Musical - Kirstin Kluver “Guys and Dolls” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Choreography - Roxanne Nielsen - “Guys and Dolls” - Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Comedic Play - “Distant Music” - Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre -
Best Director: Comedy/Drama - Kevin Lawler - “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” - Blue Barn Theatre
Best Dramatic Play - “Three Tall Women” - Blue Barn Theatre
Best Featured Dancer - Erika Overturff - “Momentum” - Ballet Nebraska
Best Local Dance Production “Momentum” - Ballet Nebraska
Best Local Slam Poet - Matt Mason
Best Musical - “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Musical Direction - Mark Kurtz - ”Smokey Joe’s Café” - Children’s Respite Care Center
Best Supporting Actor: Comedy/Drama - Scott Working - “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” - Blue Barn Theatre
Best Supporting Actor: Musical - Dan Chevalier - “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actress: Comedy/Drama - Laura Leininger - “Distant Music” - Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre
Best Supporting Actress: Musical - Jennifer Tritz - “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - Omaha Community Playhouse
Costume Design - Georgiann Regan - “Guys and Dolls” - Omaha Community Playhouse
Lighting Design - Steven L. Williams - “Dark Play, or Stories for Boys” - University of Nebraska – Omaha
Original Script - Monica Bauer - “My Occasion of Sin” - Shelterbelt Theatre
Performance by Young Actors - Bailey Newman - “My Occasion of Sin” - Shelterbelt Theatre
Performance for A Young Audience - “Pride Players: Project 13” - Rose Teens ‘n’ Theatre
Scenic Design - Scott Kurz - “Distant Music” - Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre
Sound Design - Amanda Miller - “The Year of Magical Thinking” - Circle Theatre
Album of the Year - Bright Eyes- The Peoples Key
Alternative/Indie - Conduits
Artist of the Year - Galvanized Tron
Best Progressive/Experiment/Funk - Satchel Grande
Best Soul/ R&B/ Gospel - Lucas Kellison and the Assembled Soul
Blues - Kris Lager Band
Country/Americana - Matt Cox Band
Cover Band - Yesterday and Today
DJ/ Electronic - Icky Blossoms
Ethnic/World - The Bishops
Hard Rock - Broken Crown
Hip Hop/Rap - Galvanized Tron
Jazz - Jazzocracy
New Artist - Snake Island!
Rock - Rock Paper Dynamite
Singer-Songwriter/Adult Alternative - All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
OMAHA, Neb – Nearly 200 artists, performers and musicians are among the nominees for the 2012 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, to be held Feb. 12, 2012 at the Hilton in North Downtown Omaha. The annual red carpet event honors supreme talent from the world of performing arts, visual arts and music.
This year’s list was compiled from hundreds 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.
A few names, such as visual artist Tim Guthrie, appear more than once on the nominee list. This year, Guthrie was nominated three times, and is a hopeful in the Best Visual Artist, Best 2-D Visual Artist and Best New Media Visual Artist categories.
Ticket information as well as performances will be posted soon. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.