by Lindsey Baker and Andrew Norman
It's perhaps fitting that Valentine's Day immediately followed up a night of big love for Omaha's arts community.
Last night's fifth-annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards ceremony showered affection and accolades on the arts community's celebrities and up-and-comers during a tight two-and-a-half-hour show that was a little grittier — or maybe just lower-lit and, on account of all the popcorn kernels that jumped free of the kitschy boxes on every table, dirtier — than in years past. Still, the best and brightest in local art, performing art and music gathered for the event, staged at Harrah's Convention Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Hear Nebraska's Lindsey Baker and Andrew Norman were on hand with cell phones, cameras and laptops for real-time reporting; here's the live-tweet recap.
For those who were there, what did you think? Who got just rewards and who got robbed? Put your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to check out a couple of bonus photos of $pencelove and impromptu (and totally awesome) guest Kaitlyn Maria Filippini from the post-party in Harrah's Stir Live and Loud: http://plixi.com/p/77155592 and http://plixi.com/p/77161248.