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Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln skyline

Seal
Nickname: Star City
Location in Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°48′35″N 96°40′31″W / 40.80972, -96.67528
Country
  State
    County
United States
  Nebraska
    Lancaster
Founded[1]
  Renamed
  Incorporated
1856
  July 29, 1867
  April 1, 1869
Government
 - Mayor Chris Beutler
Area
 - City 195.2 km²  (75.4 sq mi)
 - Land 193.3 km² (74.7 sq mi)
 - Water 1.9 km² (0.7 sq mi)
Elevation 358 m (1,176 ft)
Population (2000)
 - City 225,581
 - Density 1,166.9/km² (3,022.2/sq mi)
 - Metro 266,787
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: www.lincoln.ne.gov
  1. ^ Founded as "Lancaster".

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History

Lincoln started out as the village of Lancaster, which was founded in 1856, and became the county seat of the newly-created Lancaster County in 1859. The capital of Nebraska Territory had been Omaha since the creation of the territory in 1854; however, most of the territory's population lived south of the Platte River. After much of the territory south of the Platte considered annexation to Kansas, the legislature voted to move the capital south of the river and as far west as possible. The village of Lancaster was chosen, in part due to the salt flats and marshes nearby. Lancaster County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Nebraska Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States from May 30, 1854 until March 1, 1867 when Nebraska became the 37th U.S. state. ... Nickname: Motto: (Latin) Courageously in every enterprise Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Michael Fahey (D) Area  - City  118. ... The Platte River, showing the North Platte and South Platte The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 310 mi. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... It has been suggested that Playa lake be merged into this article or section. ... Freshwater marsh in Florida In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, cat tails, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ...


However, Omaha interests attempted to derail the move by having Lancaster renamed after the recently-assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. At the time, many of the people south of the river had been sympathetic towards the Confederate cause and it was assumed that the legislature would not pass the measure if the future capital was named after Lincoln. The ploy did not work, as Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and became the state capital upon Nebraska's admission to the Union on March 1, 1867. The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Law and government

Lincoln has a mayor-council government. The mayor and a seven-member city council are selected in nonpartisan elections. Four members are elected from city council districts; the remaining three members are elected at-large. Lincoln's health, personnel, and planning departments are joint city/county agencies; most city and Lancaster County offices are located in the County/City Building. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... In U.S. politics, nonpartisan denotes an election in which the candidates do not declare or do not formally have a political party affiliation. ...


Since Lincoln is the state capital, many Nebraska state agencies and offices are located in Lincoln, as are several United States Government agencies and offices. The city lies within the Lincoln Public Schools school district; the primary law enforcement agency for the city is the Lincoln Police Department. The city's public library system is Lincoln City Libraries, which has eight branches. The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic of 50 states, a few territories and some protectorates. ... Lincoln Public Schools is the only public school district in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The current superintendent is E. Susan Gourley, Ph. ... Lincoln Police Department uniform insignia The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) is the police department for the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Librarians and patrons in a typical larger urban public library. ... Lincoln City Libraries is the official public library system in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. There are eight total branches. ...


Geography

Lincoln is located at 40°48′35″N, 96°40′31″W (40.809868, -96.675345).GR1 According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 195.2 km² (75.4 sq mi). 193.3 km² (74.6 sq mi) of it is land and 1.9 km² (0.7 sq mi) of it (0.98%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 1 km² (100 hectares) and 10 km² (1000 hectares). ...


Lincoln is one of the few large cities of Nebraska not located along either the Platte River or the Missouri River. The city was originally laid out near Salt Creek and among the nearly flat saline wetlands of northern Lancaster County. The city's growth over the years has led to development of the surrounding land, much of which is composed of gently rolling hills. In recent years, Lincoln's northward growth has encroached on the habitat of the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle. The Platte River, showing the North Platte and South Platte The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 310 mi. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Saline may refer to: Salinity Saline (medicine) Saline, Michigan Saline, Scotland - a village in the burgh of Fife, Scotland. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Trinomial name Cicindela nevadica lincolniana (T. L. Casey, 1916) The Salt Creek tiger beetle, Cicindela nevadica lincolniana, is a critically endangered subspecies of tiger beetle endemic to the saline wetlands of northern Lancaster County, Nebraska, adjacent to and immediately to the north of the city of Lincoln. ...


Metropolitan area

The Lincoln metropolitan area consists of Lancaster County and Seward County, which was added to the metropolitan area in 2003. Lincoln has very little development outside its city limits and has no contiguous suburbs (the largest city that can be considered a suburb of Lincoln is Waverly.) This is due primarily to the fact that most land that would have developed as a suburban city has been annexed to the city of Lincoln itself. Seward County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Waverly is a city located in Lancaster County, Nebraska. ...


Neighborhoods

  • Arnold Heights: Located in far northwest Lincoln, this neighborhood also known as Airpark began as base housing for the adjacent Lincoln Air Force Base during the Cold War. The area originally consisted of 1,000 housing units and was annexed by Lincoln in 1966, after the base closed. All 1,000 units were originally managed by the Lincoln Housing Authority, today about half of the homes in the neighborhood have been sold to private owners. The area was formerly known as Huskerville.
  • Belmont:The Belmont neighborhood lies just north of Cornhusker Highway and south of Superior street between Interstate-180 and 27th street.
  • Bethany: Bethany is located along Cotner Blvd. and Holdrege St. Originally laid out as a separate village by the Disciples of Christ, it was annexed by Lincoln in the late 1920s.
  • Clinton: Located north of 27th and O Streets, Clinton is the target of ongoing revitalization efforts by the City of Lincoln.
  • College View: College View is located along 48th St. and near Calvert St., adjacent to and surrounding the Union College campus; originally a separate village.
  • Downtown: Lincoln's business district has a mix of offices, bars, restaurants and retail.
  • Havelock: Havelock is located along Havelock Ave. east of 56th St. in northeast Lincoln; originally a separate village.
  • Hartley: One of Lincoln's earliest suburbs, Hartley is located east of Downtown proper, east of 27th St and north of O St. It is a mainly residential neighborhood of houses built 1890-1940.
  • Hawley: Located directly east of UNL's downtown campus, the Hawley Historic District is home to a diverse population living in houses built in the early 20th century.
  • Haymarket: One of Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods, the Haymarket is a historic warehouse and industrial district. In recent decades, it has become a dining, specialty shopping, and urban living district, with a variety of visual and performing arts and nightlife. The Haymarket has a weekly farmers' market from May to October.
  • Highlands: The Highlands are a newer residential neighborhood in northwest Lincoln, located north of I-80 and near Lincoln Airport.
  • Huskerville: A now non-existent neighborhood built north of Arnold Heights. Constructed during World War II, Huskerville was once the Lincoln Army Air Field hospital area from 1942 until 1945. After the war the area was converted into college housing and was most noted for a polio outbreak in 1952. The area was either removed or demolished in the late 1960s. The chapel, now protected by the National Register of Historic Places, is all that remains of Huskerville.
  • Irvingdale: The Irvingdale neighborhood is located from South Street on the North, and Van Dorn on the South, from 9th St from the east to 22nd St on the west. The neighborhood has a mix of homes built in the early 1900's to more modern homes built in the 1950's, and is home to Irving Middle School, and the Stransky Park Concert Series.
  • Near South The Near South neighborhood is located from G Street on the north to South Street on the south, and from 13th Street from the east to 27th on the west. The neighborhood, originally home to many of Lincoln's wealthier residents, today has seen many of its large houses converted into apartment residences.
  • North Bottoms: Directly north of UNL's downtown campus, the North Bottoms is an area in the floodplain of Salt Creek that holds many low income houses. It is now home to many college students.
  • University Place: University Place is located along 48th St. between Leighton Ave. and Adams St., near Nebraska Wesleyan University and UNL East Campus. It was an incorporated community before its annexation by Lincoln in 1926.
  • West Lincoln: Located along West Cornhusker Hwy., West Lincoln was founded in 1887 and was an incorporated community before its annexation by Lincoln in 1966.

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Parks

Lincoln has an extensive park system, with over 100 individual parks. The largest parks in Lincoln's park system are: Antelope Park (which contains the Lincoln Children's Zoo and the Sunken Gardens), Woods Park, Holmes Park, Oak Lake Park, Pioneers Park, Tierra Park, and Wilderness Park. The parks are connected by a 159 km (99 mi.) system of recreational trails. The MoPac Trail extends through Lincoln. The MoPac Trail is a bicycling, equestrian and walking trail built on right-of-way formerly occupied by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. ...


Climate

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 73 84 89 97 99 107 108 107 106 94 85 70
Norm High °F 33.2 39.3 51.2 63.5 73.8 84.9 89.6 87.1 78.8 66.5 49.1 36.8
Norm Low °F 11.5 17.2 27.5 38.8 50.1 60.4 65.9 63.7 53.2 40.4 27 16.2
Rec Low °F -33 -24 -19 3 24 39 42 41 26 8 -5 -27
Precip (in) 0.67 0.66 2.21 2.9 4.23 3.51 3.54 3.35 2.92 1.94 1.58 0.86
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Economy

Lincoln's economy is fairly typical of a mid-sized American city; most economic activity is derived from service industries. The state government and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are both large contributors to the local economy. Other prominent industries in Lincoln include banking, information technology, insurance, and rail and truck transport. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ...


Three regional fast-food restaurant chains began in Lincoln: Amigos/Kings Classic, Runza Restaurants and Valentino's. Amigos/Kings Classic is a small Nebraska-based fast-food chain that serves Mexican and American foods. ... Runza Restaurants is the name of a small regional restaurant chain specializing in ethnic cuisine once served by the Volga German immigrants to the United States. ... Valentinos is a regional Italian restaurant chain based in Lincoln, Nebraska. ...


Public Transportation

Rail

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Lincoln, operating its California Zephyr daily in each direction between Chicago and Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Bus

A public bus transit system, StarTran, operates in Lincoln. StarTran's fleet consists of 60 full-sized buses and 9 Handi-Vans[2]. StarTran is the public transit bus system in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Its fleet consists of 60 full-sized buses and 9 HandiVans. ...


Demographics

Lincoln
Population by decade
1880 13,003
1890 55,164
1900 40,169
1910 43,973
1920 54,948
1930 75,933
1940 81,984
1950 98,884
1960 128,521
1970 149,518
1980 171,932
1990 191,972
2000 225,581
2005 (est.) 241,167

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 225,581 people, 90,485 households, and 53,567 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,166.9/km² (3,022.2/sq mi). There were 95,199 housing units at an average density of 492.5/km² (1,275.4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city is 89.25% White, 3.09% African American, 0.68% Native American, 3.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 3.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... For other uses, see Race (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The Hispanics in the United States or Hispanic American is an American citizen or resident of Hispanic ethnicity and can identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ...


There are 90,485 households, out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 16.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,605, and the median income for a family was $52,558. Males had a median income of $33,899 versus $25,402 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,984. About 5.8% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The 2006 Census Bureau estimate of Lincoln's population is 241,167; the 2006 population estimate for the Lincoln metropolitan area (Lancaster and Seward counties) is 283,970. Lancaster County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Seward County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ...


Sites of interest

Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Statue of William Jennings Bryan at Fairview

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Bob Devaney Sports Center is a 13,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... The Lied Center for Performing Arts is a state of the art performing arts facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden houses both the Nebraska Art Association collection founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska collection, initiated in 1929. ... 1933 Portrait of Philip Johnson by Carl Van Vechten Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an influential American architect. ... The University of Nebraska State Museum, which is popularly known as Elephant Hall, is a natural history museum featuring Nebraska biodiversity, paleontology, and cultural diversity. ... The International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska is the largest known public collection of quilts. ...

Education

Primary and secondary education

Public schools

Lincoln Public Schools is the only public school district in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The current superintendent is E. Susan Gourley, Ph. ... Lincoln High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. ... Lincoln East High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. ... Lincoln Northeast High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. ... Lincoln North Star High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Lincoln North Star opened its doors in 2003 to 1,150 students, and remains the newest high school in Lincoln. ... Lincoln Southeast High School is a public secondary-education school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Lutheran Elementary Schools

  • Faith Lutheran School (Preschool-5th Grade)
  • Messiah Lutheran School (Preschool-5th Grade)
  • Trinity Lutheran School (Preschool-5th Grade)

Private high schools

  • Lincoln Christian High School
  • Lincoln Lutheran Jr/Sr High School
  • Parkview Christian School (preK-12)
  • Pius X High School
  • College View Academy (High School)

Lincoln Pius X High School is the central Catholic High School in Lincoln, Nebraska and the Diocese of Lincoln. ...

Colleges and universities

The following colleges and universities have satellite locations in Lincoln: Nebraska Wesleyan University, is a private, coeducational university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... An aerial view of Union College W. W. Prescott Hall and the Everett Dick Building, the highest points in Lincoln, Neb Students gather under the clock tower to begin Project Impact. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... University of Nebraska seal The University of Nebraska is the main public higher education outlet of the State of Nebraska in the United States. ...

Bellevue University, founded in 1966, is a not-for-profit institution situated in Bellevue, Nebraska. ... Doane College is a private liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska, with satellite learning centers in Lincoln and Grand Island. ... Peru State College is a four-year public college in the Nebraska State College System in Peru, Nebraska. ... Southeast Community College (SCC) is a three part community college system located in Southeast Nebraska. ...

Sports teams

Lincoln is best known for the University's football team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. In total, the University of Nebraska fields 21 men's and women's teams in 14 NCAA Division I sports. Other sports teams are the Lincoln Saltdogs, an American Association independent minor league baseball team; the Lincoln Stars, a USHL junior ice hockey team. Download high resolution version (2848x2136, 2801 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2848x2136, 2801 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Lincoln Saltdogs are a Northern League baseball team based in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball is an independent minor league. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Lincoln Stars are the best Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Arts, entertainment and culture

Downtown Lincoln at night (14th and O Streets)
Downtown Lincoln at night (14th and O Streets)

Lincoln's primary venues for live music include: Pershing Auditorium (large tours and national acts), Knickerbockers, the Chatterbox, Duffy's Tavern, Duggan's Pub (local/regional acts; smaller venues), and the Zoo Bar (blues). The Pla-Mor Ballroom is a staple of Lincoln's music and dance scene, featuring its house band, the award-winning Sandy Creek Band. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 842 KB) O Street in downtown Lincoln, NE. Taken from the top of the parking garage on the northwest corner of 14th and O Street, facing east towards 15th. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 842 KB) O Street in downtown Lincoln, NE. Taken from the top of the parking garage on the northwest corner of 14th and O Street, facing east towards 15th. ... The Pershing Center is a 4,526-seat multi-purpose arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is home to the Lincoln Capitals arena football team. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


The Lied Center is a venue for national tours of Broadway productions, concert music, and guest lectures. Lincoln has several performing arts venues. Plays are staged by UNL students in the Temple Building; community theater productions are held at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, the Loft at The Mill, and the Haymarket Theater. The Lied Center for Performing Arts is a state of the art performing arts facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some...


For movie viewing, the local Douglas Theatre Company owns 32 screens at four locations, and the University of Nebraska's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center shows independent and foreign films. Standalone cinemas in Lincoln include the Joyo Theater, Rococo Theater. The State Theater re-opened as a second-run cinema that serves food and alcohol. Douglas Theatre Company is the largest movie theater chain in Nebraska, USA, operating in both Lincoln and Omaha. ... The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (MRRMAC) is a two-screen theatre located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus that commonly shows a wide variety of documentaries, independent cinema, and international films. ...


The downtown section of O Street is Lincoln's primary bar and nightclub district.


Lincoln, Nebraska, is the hometown of Zagger and Evan's, known for their internation #1 hit record, 'In the Year 2525'. In addition, Lincoln is the hometown of the 1970's Horn Rock Band, STRAIGHT, known for the hit single 'Save Your Breath'.


Annual events

  • March: Nebraska high school state boys' and girls' basketball tournaments
  • Early November: Nebraska high school state football championships at Memorial Stadium
  • Tuesday evenings in June: Jazz in June, an outdoor summer concert series
  • Late June: International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska
  • Thursday evenings in July: Movies on the Green, movies shown on the green space near Kimball Hall
  • Third Friday in June, July, and August: Dock Stock [3]
  • Late August/early September: Nebraska State Fair
  • Late August to late November: Nebraska Cornhuskers football
  • Early to Mid November: Anime NebrasKon
  • First Saturday in December: Star City Parade
  • Second weekend in August: Capitol City Rib Fest
  • Early June: Cornhusker Boys' State and Cornhusker Girls' State

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Local media

Television

Lincoln has three broadcast television stations with original programming:

  • KLKN (Channel 8; 31 DT) - ABC affiliate
  • KOLN (Channel 10; 25 DT) - CBS affiliate
  • KUON (Channel 12; 40 DT) - PBS affiliate, NET Television flagship station
  • KCWL (Channel 51) - CW, no original programming

The headquarters of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), which is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System, National Public Radio and Public Radio International, are in Lincoln. KLKN, channel 8, is the ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analog signals used by analog (traditional) TV. DTV uses digital modulation data, which is digitally compressed and requires decoding by a specially designed television set, or a... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Köln is a German word that can refer to: The city of Cologne, Germany The Koln beer, produced in Cologne This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is a statewide public broadcasting network of radio and television stations in the state of Nebraska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is a statewide public broadcasting network of radio and television stations in the state of Nebraska. ... KCWL (originally KOWH) is the WB-affiliated television station in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... The CW Television Network, casually referred to as The CW, or most recently as The New CW (due to it being a new network) is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is a statewide public broadcasting network of radio and television stations in the state of Nebraska. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... PRI logo Public Radio International, or PRI, is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization. ...


Radio

There are 17 radio stations in Lincoln.


FM stations include: The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length...

  • KLCV (88.5) - Religious
  • KZUM (89.3) - Variety
  • KRNU (90.3) - Alternative / College radio
  • KUCV (91.1) - UNL Public Radio
  • KTGL (92.9) - Classic Rock
  • KRKR (95.1) - Classic Hits
  • KZKX (96.9) - Country
  • KFGE (98.1) - Country
  • KFRX (102.7) - Top-40
  • KXKT (103.7) - Country
  • KIBZ (104.1) - Active Rock
  • KLNC (105.3) - Adult Hits
  • KLMY (106.3) - Adult Contemporary
  • KBBK (107.3) - Hot AC

AM stations include: KLCV 88. ... KZUM 89. ... KRNU (90. ... Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is a statewide public broadcasting network of radio and television stations in the state of Nebraska. ... KRKR (95. ... KIBZ (104. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ...

  • KFOR(1240) - News/Talk
  • KLIN (1400) -News/Talk
  • KLMS (1480) - Sports

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Print

The Lincoln Journal Star is the city's major daily newspaper. The Daily Nebraskan is the official campus paper of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln The Lincoln Journal-Star, formed by the merger of the morning newspaper the Lincoln Journal and the evening newspaper Lincoln Star in 1995, is Lincolns primary local newspaper. ... A daily newspaper based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ...


Notable residents

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Trivia

"Star city" logo.
  • Lincoln's nickname is the "Star City" (from the use of a star to mark state capitals on road maps); a logo formerly used by the city's convention and visitors bureau consists of a star composed of 5 Ls. A brick-patterned star was laid at the main Downtown intersection in the early 1980s when the city officially adopted the "Star City" nickname. The nickname has been used as a team name for the Lincoln Stars.
  • The Lincoln Airport is among the emergency landing sites for the NASA Space Shuttle, and the top location located within the non-coastal United States.

this is the official Logo of Lincoln, Nebraska, copied from the city website at [1]. It is believed that its use in Wikipedia is fair use. ... This article or section should include material from logo design, discuss it at Talk:Logo design A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface/font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... Lincoln Airport (IATA: LNK, ICAO: KLNK), formerly known as Lincoln Municipal Airport, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) northwest of the city of Lincoln in Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA. It is the second-largest airport in the state of Nebraska, serving the Lincoln metropolitan area and much...

See also

  • Category:Buildings and structures in Lincoln, Nebraska

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