Lincoln news for Sept. 5

LINCOLN — Greg and Aidan Ryan, formerly They Might be Gypsies, will be opening this season’s Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Inspired by the 1930s Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and contemporary gypsy masters as well, Greg and Aidan play high-energy, uplifting music with tremendous passion.
The Lincoln Library presents “That The People May Live: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota” on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.
This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, the Lakota holy man made famous by the book “Black Elk Speaks.” Author and ethnographer Damian Costello begins with Black Elk’s Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War. The talk is based on Costello’s extensive historical research, extended residency in Indian Country, and continuing conversations with Lakota elders.
There will be a children’s afterschool craft at the library on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. Crafters will be making fun little rockets that you “activate” by blowing through a straw! Snacks and games will round out the afternoon. Please sign up at the library.

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