Engelbert Humperdinck Returns to Omaha

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK RETURNS TO HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

International Musical Legend to Perform Some of His Classic Hits

Omaha, Neb. – April 7, 2016 – For decades, millions of fans worldwide have celebrated Engelbert Humperdinck’s remarkable voice and talent. Now, this well-known musician returns to the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30p.m. Tickets start at $29, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Box Office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center.

The four-time Grammy®-nominated star has sold more than 150 million records over a career spanning more than five decades. From romantic ballads to dance music, Humperdinck’s classics include “Release Me,” “After the Lovin’,” “Spanish Eyes,” “The Last Waltz,” “There Goes My Everything” and the unforgettable “Quando, Quando, Quando”, to name just a few.

Sometimes called “Mr. Romance,” Humperdinck picks songs with eternal themes of love and longing, songs that lovers want to hear. His shows are known for the light-hearted stories he tells about his life as a major pop star, including his healthy rivalry with Tom Jones and his lasting friendship with Elvis Presley, who often performed Humperdinck’s songs. Jimi Hendrix and the Carpenters started out as opening acts for Humperdinck.

In 1988, Humperdinck was named the Golden Globe Entertainer of the Year. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and 63 gold and 24 platinum records. His most recent 2015 record, “Runaway Country” features classics such as “Behind Closed Doors,” Desperado” and “We’ve Got Tonight.”

*Ticket Omaha is the official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid. Due to the nature of live entertainments, all programs, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.

Hal Holbrook Brings Mark Twain to Holland Center

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR HAL HOLBROOK BRINGS MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! TO HOLLAND CENTER

Timeless Laugh-Out-Loud Humor Makes This One-Man Show a Treasure of the American Theatre

Omaha, Neb., March 3, 2016 – Emmy®- and Tony®- award winning actor Hal Holbrook brings the longest running show in American Theatre history, Mark Twain Tonight!, to the Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, Friday, April 8, 2016, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30 through Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606, TicketOmaha.com, or the Ticket Omaha Box Office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center. Special thanks to hospitality sponsor Hotel Deco.

Once called “America’s Voltaire,” Samuel Clemens, known by the pen name Mark Twain, preceded today’s social critics with scathing but humorous satires focusing on the corruption and lies of 19th Century politicians and journalists. Twain’s novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer top the lists of American classics and have weathered the tests of time and include subjects that still seem significantly relevant today.

Holbrook portrays Twain as the aging character that we recognize – the white hair, brows and mustache; white suit; and the illusion that Twain is speaking in his time. “Let the audience update him,” Holbrook said. “That has made the show more powerful because human behavior doesn’t change. Neither does its foolishness. That’s the joke.”

The Washington Post said, “Holbrook’s characterization of the great novelist and raconteur is, to this day, a work in progress. The transformation is so complete as to be unsettling at times. The combination of Holbrook’s physical and vocal talents and the potency of Twain’s words is a mesmerizing thing to behold.”

A legendary star of television, movies and the stage, Holbrook has built his career on a variety of roles with no connection to Mark Twain, including Don Quixote, King Lear, Shylock, Abe Lincoln, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and more than 50 feature films.

He won the Tony Award for Mark Twain Tonight! in 1966 and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the show in 1967. Since then, he has received five Emmy Awards between 1971 and 1989. Holbrook was presented the National Medal of the Humanities in 2003 by President George Bush. In 2008, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Into the Wild.

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Perform at Orpheum Theatre on February 25

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM TO PERFORM AT ORPHEUM THEATER FEBRUARY 25

Company To Take Part in Community Engagement & Educational Activities While In Omaha, Including Master Class, Talkback, Student Matinee

Omaha, Neb. (January 14, 2016) – Hailed as bold and “unequivocally cool,” Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim with a commitment toward enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Omaha Performing Arts presents the renowned dance company on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Slosburg Hall at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Tickets start at $20 through Ticket Omaha* at 402.345.0606, TicketOmaha.com or the Ticket Omaha office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets. Special thanks to hospitality sponsor Hotel Deco XV.

The dance company’s program at Omaha’s Orpheum will include “Return,” a contemporary piece with music by James Brown and Aretha Franklin. In addition to the public performance at the Orpheum, company members will share their message of empowerment through the arts at community engagement and education activities coordinated by Omaha Performing Arts, including a lecture/demonstration during a student matinee performance, a master class for advance dancers, and a talkback following their public performance.

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children – especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born – the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. At that time, African American artists were barred from U.S. ballet companies because of the color of their skin. The company became an expression of human excellence that broke down barriers and inspired millions.

More than 40 years later, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution known for its thrilling performances that successfully challenge preconceived notions. The company consists of 14 racially-diverse dance artists who perform an eclectic repertoire. Dance Theatre of Harlem runs a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program.

An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor

Omaha, Neb. (January 5, 2016) – Offering insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers, Garrison Keillor captivates audiences with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom. He’ll be on stage in Omaha for An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor, presented by Omaha Performing Arts, on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM in Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Tickets start at $20 through Ticket Omaha* at 402.345.0606, TicketOmaha.com or the Ticket Omaha office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets. Special thanks to hospitality sponsor Hilton Omaha.

One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, “The Writers Almanac,” and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, “Good Poems: American Places.” A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books, including “Lake Wobegon Days,” “The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny,” and “Homegrown Democrat.” In 2006, he played himself in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of “A Prairie Home Companion.” He was last in Omaha in May 2013.

Along with Grammy®, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, Keillor has also been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

*Ticket Omaha is the official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid. Due to the nature of live entertainment, all programs, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.

Special Guests MAX And Parade Of Lights Join R5’S Winter 2016 Sometime Last Night Tour

Monday – March 14, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Holland Performing Arts Center

OMAHA, Neb. – December 15, 2015 – As they wrap up a stellar 2015 that included the release of their highly successful sophomore album Sometime Last Night and subsequent headline world tour of the same name, pop-rock quintet, R5, has announced emerging talents MAX and Parade of Lights as special guests throughout the band’s 20+ city winter 2016 tour leg in addition to previously announced opener Ryland.

Tickets for the March 14, 2016 Omaha performance are available exclusively at www.TicketOmaha.com, 402-345-0606 or at the box office, 13th & Douglas streets. Prices: $49.50 and $37.50.

Parade of Lights, an alt-electro band based in Los Angeles comprised of Ryan Daly, Anthony Improgo, Michelle Ashley & Randy Schulte, will be featured on the first half of the tour, beginning with its January 26 kick-off date in Stockton, Calif.’s Bob Hope Theatre. The group combines equal parts rock, new wave, and shoegaze to create a unique blend of 80’s influenced pop drawing on inspiration from artists like U2, Depeche Mode, M83, and even Madonna. On the strength of having their independent single “We’re the Kids” garner Top 10 spins on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation channel and receive favorable blog reviews, the band signed to Astralwerks Records in 2013. Upon releasing their Golden EP on the label in 2014, Parade of Lights saw the title song used by NBC for its Sochi Winter Olympics promos and subsequently featured in TV campaigns for ESPN, The Voice, Super Bowl XLIX, the Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes. In June 2015, the band released their debut album, Feeling Electric. The full length got a huge boost when its title track was featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 16 along with the online trailer for the game. In the last two years Parade of Lights has performed and toured with Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Awolnation, Smallpools, Fitz & The Tantrums, and The Neighbourhood among others. They have also played destination festivals like Bonnaroo, Firefly and Life Is Beautiful. In the summer of 2016, Parade of Lights will release new music and embark on their first European tour. More information about PoL can be found on their website, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

MAX, a New York City-born pop-soul singer, actor and dancer who was named MTV’s 2015 Artist To Watch, will take over beginning February 24 in Red Bank, N.J. at Count Basie Theatre and continue through the tour’s conclusion on March 17 in Sioux City, Iowa’s Orpheum Theatre. Following in the footsteps of pop moguls Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, MAX’s powerful acrobatic tenor commands attention. 2015 was a banner year for MAX – in February, he signed with Pete Wentz’s DCD2 Records and in March, he released the single “Gibberish” featuring HoodieAllen. The song was one of the selected tracks featured by YouTube for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX, and its groundbreaking music video accumulated over 4.5 million views in just one week and has racked up more than 10.5 million views to date. MAX spent the summer on the road as a featured performer on the Boys of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy, and Wiz Khalifa before releasing his DCD2 Records-debut EP Ms.Anonymous in September. In October, MAX embarked on his first headline tour across the U.S., which included multiple sold out dates. MAX’s devoted fanbase and original voice has given him an incredibly strong social media presence with over 1.2 million followers on YouTube, 390,000 followers on Twitter and over 940,000 likes on Facebook.

Currently, MAX is gearing up for the December 18 release of his newest EP Wrong as well as working in studio with Pharrell Williams, Wiz Khalifa, and other top producers and songwriters on his upcoming full-length album due in 2016. The singer has also contributed vocals to the debut release of rapper Taylor Bennett, brother of Chance The Rapper. MAX can be found on his website, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

R5’s extensive worldwide touring schedule has not been lost on fans and critics throughout the Sometime Last Night tour since its launch in July 2015. The Arizona Republic described the band as energetic and “super-talented,” noting that they are “unique in today’s pop music scene, eschewing the use of samplers, pre-recorded beats and trendy bass drops, and relying instead on solid songwriting played with a traditional guitar-bass-drums-keys setup.”

Of the band’s sophomore record, the Boston Globe praised that “with their new album, [R5] are striking out into writing their own material…their slightly funky brand of hooky spirited pop wouldn’t be out of place on playlists geared toward those who appreciated mid-period Maroon 5.”

R5 U.S. Winter 2016 Tour Dates

Featuring opener Ryland & Parade of Lights

Date City Venue

January 26, 2016 Stockton, Calif. Bob Hope Theatre

January 27, 2016 Fresno, Calif. William Saroyan Theatre

January 29, 2016 Pomona, Calif. Fox Theater Pomona

January 30, 2016 San Diego, Calif. Balboa Theatre

February 1, 2016 Tucson, Ariz. Tucson Music Hall

February 2, 2016 Albuquerque, N.M. Kiva Auditorium

February 4, 2016 San Antonio, Texas Majestic Theatre

February 6, 2016 Austin, Texas Paramount Theatre

February 9, 2016 Memphis, Tenn. Cannon Center For The Performing Arts

February 10, 2016 Birmingham, Ala. Iron City

February 12, 2016 Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts

February 13, 2016 Clearwater, Fla. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 16, 2016 Augusta, Ga. William B. Bell Auditorium

February 17, 2016 Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville Civic Auditorium

February 18, 2016 Charlotte, N.C. Ovens Auditorium

February 20, 2016 Norfolk, Va. The NorVa

February 21, 2016 Richmond, Va. The National

February 23, 2016 Washington, District of Columbia

Lincoln Theatre

Featuring opener Ryland & MAX

Date City Venue

February 24, 2016 Red Bank, N.J. Count Basie Theatre

February 26, 2016 Portland, Maine State Theatre

February 27, 2016 New York, N.Y. Beacon Theatre

March 1, 2016 Providence, R.I. The VETS

March 2, 2016 Burlington, Vt. Flynn Center For The Performing Arts

March 4, 2016 Albany, N.Y. Palace Theatre

March 5, 2016 Rochester, N.Y. Auditorium Theatre

March 7, 2016 Reading, Pa. Santander Performing Arts Center

March 8, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio State Theatre

March 10, 2016 Chicago, Ill. Chicago Theatre

March 11, 2016 Minneapolis, Minn. State Theatre

March 12, 2016 Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines Civic Center

March 14, 2016 Omaha, Neb. Holland Performing Arts Center

March 15, 2016 Tulsa, Okla. Brady Theater

March 17, 2016 Sioux City, Iowa Orpheum Theatre

ABOUT R5:

Led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, R5 came together in 2009 and is comprised of Lynch’s siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Rocky (lead guitar/vocals), and Rydel (keyboard/vocals), and friend Ellington “Ratliff” (drums/vocals). R5 has rapidly emerged as an exciting new voice in the world of pop-rock. The band has moved one step closer to world domination with the release of their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, the follow up to their hit debut album LOUDER, which rocketed to No. 1 on iTunes in ten countries upon its September 24, 2013 release.

Sometime Last Night and LOUDER combined have over 47M streams on Spotify. The band has recently appeared on Good Morning America, Ellen, LIVE! with Kelly & Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The band self-released their first EP, Ready Set Rock in 2010 and signed with Hollywood Records in April of 2012 and released their second EP, Loud, on February 19, 2013. The quintet starred in a five-part VEVO series titled “R5 on R5,” which saw cameras follow them on a 2013 sold-out tour that included shows in the U.S., Canada, Australia, England and France. The band made a triumphant return to Europe in early 2014 and recently released a six-part VEVO series, R5 Live in London, capturing the mania of R5 fans during a magnetic show in London this past March. The band recently brought R5: All Day, All Night to the big screen for one night only. The documentary takes a never-before-seen look at the band’s career from inception to the present and includes exclusive interviews, concert footage and footage from the band’s early years.

ABOUT AEG LIVE:

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz, and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn; is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross in April. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

Gabriel Iglesias Brings His #FluffyBreaksEven Tour to Omaha

GABRIEL IGLESIAS BRINGS HIS #FLUFFYBREAKSEVEN TOUR TO OMAHA ON APRIL 14, 2016

Tickets To Comedian’s Show At The Holland Center Go On Sale December 18

Omaha, Neb. (Monday, December 14) – Born in Chula Vista, Calif., Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother. Growing up, the family lived in Section 8 housing in Long Beach, Calif. It was during his childhood that he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills, and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience; including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints. Iglesias’ stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life.

His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

Iglesias brings his #FluffyBreaksEven tour to the Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on April 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets before the public on-sale by using promo code FLUFFY at TicketOmaha.com on December 16. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, December 18, at 10 a.m., and will be available through Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606.

TicketOmaha.com or the Ticket Omaha office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets.

Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, and performs to sold-out concerts around the world. He recently had the distinct honor of being one of the few comedians to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden in New York, The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and The Honda Center in Anaheim. This fall, Iglesias will be launching The Fluffy Breaks Even! concert tour.

Iglesias stars in Fuse TV’s “Fluffy Breaks Even!” (premiered Oct. 1), a non-scripted comedic docu-follow series co-starring his eccentric tour mates and fellow comedians Martin Moreno and Rick Gutierrez. Audience members will have an opportunity to see what it’s like for Iglesias to eat on the road, add up the calories and then try to burn it off and “break even” with a different restaurant and workout in every episode.

Iglesias co-stars with Channing Tatum in Warner Bros’ “Magic Mike XXL,” reprising his role as Tobias. Earlier this year, he lit up the small screen on the ABC sitcom “Cristela.”

Feature film credits include co-starring roles in 20th Century Fox’s animated film “The Book of Life,” “A Haunted House 2,” and the hit animated films “The Nut Job” and “Disney’s Planes.” Iglesias also starred in the theatrical stand-up concert comedy film, “The Fluffy Movie.” For the past three years Comedy Central has aired Iglesias’ hit series “Stand-Up Revolution.” The cable network also premiered

“Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy” in an unprecedented two-night comedy special to over 15 million viewers. The special was a follow-up to his previous DVD specials, “Hot & Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy,” which have sold a combined total of over 2 million copies.