“White Mystery with Universe Contest and Manslaughter, 8 p.m. Saturday, Duffy’s Tavern,” Lincoln Journal Star

Local entertainment highlights: March 2-8


Jane Lynch, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lied Center for Performing Arts. The three-time Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress joins Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra for a night of music and comedy. The “Glee” star will perform hits from the Great American Songbook, plus one Guatemalan love song.

Paddywhack with Dan Newton, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7th Street Loft. Accordion player Newton returns from Minnesota to reunite with Terry Keefe (fiddle) and Dave Marsh (bodhran) to perform Celtic music. The trio, along with one-time member Chris Sayre, were a fixture on Lincoln’s music scene 30 years ago.

White Mystery with Universe Contest and Manslaughter, 8 p.m. Saturday, Duffy’s Tavern. Chicago siblings Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White roll back into Lincoln to deliver a joyous night of bare bones rock ‘n’ roll. Pushing the always compelling White Mystery to greater heights will be a couple of Lincoln’s best rock outfits — Universe Contest and Manslaughter.

Hymn Festival With John Ferguson, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church. The nationally renowned organist is known for leading hymn festivals around the country. For the Arts for the Soul program, he’ll work the First Presbyterian Choir and instrumentalists. The concert is co-presented by Lincoln Organ Showcase.

Aaron Watson with Josh Ward, Bucka Rose, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Bourbon Theatre. Two years ago, Aaron Watson became the first independent country music artist to have a No. 1 album. Last year, his 13th album”Vacquero” hit No. 2 on the charts. The Texas country everyman, who like Alan Jackson and Clint Black works between traditional and contemporary, returns to Lincoln to play his hits.


The Best of Second City, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Lied Center. The world’s top sketch and improv comedy troupe returns to the Lied to take on all the news that’s fit to twist, served with a side of famous Chicago-style improv. This hilarious cast of comedians joins a long line of former Second City performers who have gone on to superstar status, including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

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