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Music from the video game series "Final Fantasy" is one of the four announced performances from Omaha Performing Arts.


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Blues, comedy, video game scores coming from OPA
By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


From comedy to music to video games, Omaha Performing Arts has you covered.

The arts group announced four additions to its lineup for the 2012-2013 season. Season tickets can be purchased for the following shows with tickets going on sale to the public at a later date.

» Mike Birbiglia's “My Girlfriend's Boyfriend” — Oct. 5

Comedian, actor and writer Mike Birbiglia delivers laughs about his pitfalls finding love. Time called the show's finale “possibly the best 15-minute stretch of playwriting.” Single tickets are available June 14 through Ticket Omaha.

» “Blues at the Crossroads,” a tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf — Feb. 13, 2013

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, featuring vocalist Kim Wilson, tears through a set of tunes to honor blues greats Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, two of the best to come from Chicago blues. Single tickets are available Sept. 7.

» “Distant Worlds: music from ‘Final Fantasy'” — March 21, 2013

From its origins as an 8-bit Nintendo game to its status today on major gaming hardware, “Final Fantasy” video games have always been recognized for their scores. For the game's 25th anniversary, Grammy Award-winning conductor Arnie Roth will lead an orchestra and choir through a two-hour concert with music from all games in the series. The concert will feature video from the games and original “Final Fantasy” composer Nobuo Uematsu will be in attendance.

» “An Evening with Garrison Keillor” — May 21, 2013

Host and writer of “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor returns to the Holland Performing Arts Center to tell stories of Midwestern life. Single tickets are available Sept. 7.

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Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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