Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ hits on all counts | Theater |

Great seating remains for two shows scheduled during Nebraska football games. Please – Consider attending Tonight (9-24) or next Saturday to help fill the audience.

Former Wesleyan theater professor, Henry Blanke calls MFL the best performance he has seen at the Lincoln Community Playhouse.

If you go What: “My Fair Lady”
Where: Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St.
When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 29-Oct. 1; 2 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 2
Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for students; 402-489-7529 or

Patty Kramer is Eliza Doolittle and Sam Ninegar is Henry Higgins in the Lincoln Community Playhouse production of “My Fair Lady.” Courtesy photo by Lincoln Community Playhouse

Former Wesleyan theater professor, Henry Blanke calls this the best performance he has seen at the Lincoln Community Playhouse.

Source: Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ hits on all counts | Theater |

It was smooth sailing for the cast of My Fair Lady Friday night at the Lincoln Community Playhouse as they followed the leads of Sam Ninegar (Professor Higgins) and Patty Kramer (Eliza Doolittle).
Kramer, a vocal performance major at UNL, graced the stage with poise, precision and prowess. Ninegar transformed nicely from his recent role as Cat in the Hat to an overbearing professor.

10 Health Benefits of Eating Tomatoes | Health – BabaMail

 Tomatoes are sweet, tasty, and extremely versatile in the kitchen, and to an extent, this already makes them attractive enough. However, there are many other reasons why you should consume them more often. As many of you may know, these red fruits are packed with vitamin C, are low in calories, and are fat-free – but that’s not all! Here are 10 even better things tomatoes do for your health:

Tomatoes aren’t just delicious and extremely versatile in the kitchen – they also offer many health benefits and can even fight cancer. Here are 10 of them.

Source: 10 Health Benefits of Eating Tomatoes | Health – BabaMail


Acclaimed journalist and author Sonia Nazario will share the story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the United States in “Enrique’s Journey and America’s Immigration Dilemma” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
The event is the opening lecture in the 2016-17 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues and the Humanities Nebraska Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities.
Nazario will draw from her bestselling book, “Enrique’s Journey,” which was originally published in the Los Angeles Times and won a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003, among numerous other awards. With 2016 marking the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, she will also offer her thoughts on the Pulitzer’s place in American literary life and how winning the award has affected her career.
Nazario spent 20 years reporting about social issues for newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Times. Her stories have tackled some of America’s most challenging problems, including hunger, drug addiction and immigration.
A graduate of Williams College with a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley, Nazario began her career as the youngest writer to be hired by the Wall Street Journal. She has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business magazine and a trendsetter by Hispanic Magazine. Her humanitarian efforts led to her selection as the Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award recipient from the Advocates for Human Rights in 2015.
David Zaritzky Brown, managing partner of Brown Immigration Law in Lincoln, will give the pre-talk “The Immigration Dilemma: Examining Our Broken System and How We Fix It” at 7 p.m. in the Lied Center’s Steinhart Room.
Brown has more than 18 years of U.S. and Canadian immigration law experience, including stints in Toronto and Silicon Valley. His firm, founded in 2006, focuses on U.S. business immigration matters and supports clients with global immigration needs. He has represented leading companies in industries such as graphic arts, special effects, high tech, health care, biopharmaceutical, scientific instruments, consulting and financial services, as well as many startups. He also experienced the U.S. immigration system firsthand as a Canadian immigrant who became a U.S. citizen in 2008.
“Although we are not a border state, immigration has a huge impact on this state in many ways,” Brown said. “We’ve seen it in our ag community, where many farmers depend on immigrant workers, and we’re seeing it now in the Silicon Prairie. Nazario’s talk is a reminder that this is a human issue that involves complex political, economic and cultural issues.”
This year’s E.N. Thompson series, “Crossing Borders,” will explore the relevance of borders in the modern world – how they define people and, increasingly, the ways in which people ignore them in the interest of commerce, education and personal freedom.
New York Times op-ed columnist and author David Brooks will deliver the lecture “It’s Better Than It Looks: Election 2016” at 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Investigative science journalist and author Sonia Shah will close the series with “Pandemic: From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond” at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. A pre-talk will take place 30 minutes before both lectures in the Steinhart Room.
Free tickets are available from the Lied Center for Performing Arts. To order, go to or call the ticket office at 402-472-4747 <tel:402-472-4747> . Forums are general admission events; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lectures are streamed at and are available live on Lincoln Time Warner Cable digital channel 80 and/or channel 5, channel 71.16 without a cable box, UNL campus channel 4 and KRNU radio 90.3 FM. All lectures are interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.
The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation, The Lied Center for Performing Arts and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It was established in 1988 with the purpose of bringing a diversity of viewpoints on international and public policy issues to the university and people of Nebraska to promote understanding and encourage debate.
The Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services is sponsoring Nazario’s lecture.

ATTENTION: News, Education, Calendar Editors
WHEN: Sept. 27, 7 p.m. pre-talk, 7:30 p.m. lecture
WHERE: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
IMAGES: A high-resolution color photo of Sonia Nazario and a high-resolution graphic are available at
CONTACT: Katie Bodie Cervantes, Coordinator, E.N. Thompson Forum, 402-472-0074 <tel:402-472-0074> ,

About World Alzheimer’s Month | World Alzheimer’s Month

We forgot (d a r n) to mention this.  Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month <> ?

To help bring attention to this important cause, Home Instead Senior Care serving the Lincoln area has launched a new community education program, Prevent Wandering <> . This free program, developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, provides tips and resources to help families better prepare for the challenging and unfortunate situation that occurs when a loved one living with Alzheimer’s wanders.

  • If you’re a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person’s safety in jeopardy. Check out the resources of the Prevent Wandering℠ program to help protect your loved one from the potential dangers of wandering. And sign up your older adult for the Missing Senior Network℠, a free web service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.

In addition to this program, Home Instead Senior Care has launched the Missing Senior Network <> . This free tool allows families to create a network of friends and neighbors, to alert via text or email  in the event their loved one wanders.

I’ve included additional information below and would be happy to connect you with local aging care expert, Monica Kuhns, who is available to discuss:

  • Common triggers that may cause a senior living with Alzheimer’s to wander,
  • Proactive steps for managing wandering behaviors, and
  • What to do when a senior loved one goes missing.

Alexis, on behalf of Home Instead Senior Care

Source: About World Alzheimer’s Month | World Alzheimer’s Month

Exercise for Seniors: MedlinePlus

As we age, exercise becomes more challenging. But it is important for seniors to get enough exercise. How much exercise do you need? Find out.

Summary – Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. There are four main types and each type is different. Doing them all will give you more benefits.

  • Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, and biking are examples.
  • Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. Lifting weights or using a resistance band can build strength.
  • Balance exercises help prevent falls
  • Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber

NIH: National Institute on Aging 

Source: Exercise for Seniors: MedlinePlus

Tips for Choosing Home Care

The first step to finding the right kind of home care agency is determining what level of care is needed. There are two main categories of in-home care services: skilled care, which provides for medical needs, and custodial care. Custodial care may include environmental assistance-help with housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation and the like-or personal care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding. Some agencies only provide one type of care; others may include both types. Different types of home care companies may work together to provide an integrated system of services for a care recipient

Find information about choosing home care services and how to determine the senior care solutions available.  Last Updated: October 15, 2013

Source: Tips for Choosing Home Care

Feb 18 – Get tix now – “An Evening with Paula Poundstone and Dick Cavett” 

Announcing “An Evening with Paula Poundstone and Dick Cavett”


The Lied Center is thrilled to announce a brand new addition to the 16/17 season, “An Evening with Paula Poundstone and Dick Cavett!” This performance will provide audience members with a rare opportunity to spend a hilarious evening with Nebraska’s own Dick Cavett, joined by one of Comedy Central’s “100 greatest stand-ups” of all time, Paula Poundstone. Beyond the laughs, expect fascinating stories from Cavett’s many years as one of America’s most celebrated talk show hosts and commentary on today’s news. READ MORE…

A single performance is scheduled for Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale NOW, beginning Friday, September 16 at 11:00 PM. Tickets are available online at, in person at the Lied Center Box Office, or over the phone at 402.472.4747.

We hope to see you there!“-evening-paula-poundstone-and-dick-cavett”-1617-season

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