Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
Lopez said city officials have had weekly meetings with the NebraskaSchool Activities Association and with Maul, and they have also put safety measures into place both at the arena and at the high schools that will be hosting games ... MILESTONES IN NEBRASKA'S CORONAVIRUS FIGHT Milestones in Nebraska's coronavirus fight ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska.
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Along with the opening day of the racing season, Grand Island hosted the Nebraska Cheer and Dance Championships at Fonner Park from Wednesday through Saturday ... While the horse racing and the cheer and dance events successfully navigated the city’s directed health measures, the weather didn’t cooperate.
Sasse invited students from across the state to submit images of Nebraska scenery ...Area students chosen as Nebraska Young Artist Award winners ... The awards recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska for their talents in visual art, dance, music, theater and film, and emerging media arts.
We also salute all the high school cheer and dance participants who have been competing in the NebraskaState Cheer and Dance Championships this week at the Heartland Events Center. The dance teams performed Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the cheer squads on Friday and Saturday.
Last year, Martinez said, they switched from hip-hop to pom after getting the opportunity to work with the owners of No LimitsDance in Omaha, which also coached Millard North (the winningest dance team in Nebraska and winner of multiple national titles).