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Hundreds on hand for 13th Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards

Posted at 10:30 PM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 15:47:30-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — With a red carpet and accolades to take home, the area's best artists and musicians were in the spotlight Sunday night for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.

R&B artist Dominique Morgan and writer Beaufield Berry-Fisher were the hosts.

"As a musician in this city, the fact we all get to hang out, shake hands and hug for the first time is wonderful for people to experience outside of receiving the awards," Morgan said.

The Slowdown bar off 14th and Cuming Street was the venue for artists of all ages. Some were be a bit nervous, but many said it was a great experience.

The first award up for grabs was Best New Artist. Evandale, the self-described southern-rock band, took home the award after releasing a self-titled EP earlier this month.

"This is our 13th year," Morgan said of the event. "We celebrate everybody."