(Editor’s note: the following Good Living Tour video was produced in part thanks to our sponsors — Center for Rural Affairs, Pinnacle Bank, Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.)
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In June 2015, a team of Hear Nebraska journalists visited nine Greater Nebraska communities as part of HN’s Good Living Tour. Along the way, we interviewed young residents to hear, in their own words, what makes their community a distinctly attractive place to live, work and play.
Here’s what the residents of Kearney had to say:
On that same trip, our Good Living Tour storytelling crew interviewed local musicians, venue operators, musical entrepreneurs and young professionals, all dedicated to cultivating the arts in their communities. Our editorial team produced two features from the trip to North Platte. Read them below:
Buffalo Records: Where Kearney Drops its Needle | story by Andrew Stellmon | photos by Bridget McQuillan
With a vast record collection and community-minded owner Bill Sinnard, recently opened Buffalo Records is filling a void in Kearney music and arts.
The New World: A Stately Home for Film and Music in Kearney | story by Chance Solem-Pfeifer | photos by Bridget McQuillan
From marquee to lobby to balcony, Kearney’s The World Theatre is a visage of reinvented classical taste. But then, there’s the elbow grease, the volunteers, the eclectic musical acts and the lifelong stories that make it an accessible and lasting part of Kearney’s history.
Video: Bridget McQuillan, Chris Dinan
Edit: Bridget McQuillan
Interview: Andrew Norman
Animation: Bryan Findell
Song: “Let It Out” by Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal