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Week in Review

Rumor Has It...

by Geoff Kelly

That Democratic Deal

by Geoff Kelly

That NFTA Land Sale

by Geoff Kelly

Congratulations, PUSH Buffalo

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Getting a Grip

Been On An Interstate Lately?

by Michael I. Niman

It’s once again that season when socialists load up their SUVs and motorhomes and take to road, traversing the country on interstate highways paid for, in part, by poor working families who will never have to time or money to enjoy them.

News Feature

MBBA: The Aftermath

by Justin Sondel

Gutters droop, windows are smashed, and the plywood covering the side door is split in two at 186 Paderewski Drive. Leaves and garbage litter the floor of the gated entranceway of the storefront building at 754 Filmore Avenue.

Art Scene

Nancy Rubins' New Sculpture in Front of the Albright-Knox

by Charlotte Hsu

A Group Show at the Nina Freudenheim Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

The History of Buffalo's Public Housing at the Downtown Library

by Jack Foran

Music Feature

Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah

by Kevin J. Hosey

If there is any one person who can help tell much of the story of the late Texas singer/songwriter Blaze Foley, it is Hamburg native, musician, and producer Gurf Morlix, who lived and performed with Foley in Austin during the 1970s and 1980s before his tragic murder in 1989.

Theater Week

The Road to Recovery Mode...

by Anthony Chase

It’s a contemporary love story. Boy meets boy on internet. Relationship is tumultuous, but just won’t end.

Classical Music Notes

BPO Summer Season Sizzles

by Jan Jezioro

While the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s regular classics season at Kleinhans Music Hall may have ended a couple of weeks ago with a pair of powerful performances of Verdi’s Requiem, the orchestra’s schedule will be running at full speed in the month of July, with a slew of both ticketed and free concerts.

Who's Touching Your Food

Meet the Fishman

by Jennifer Mogensen

The world of restaurants can be likened to the ocean. The food business fluctuates between fierce and turbulent versus calm and quiet. Most often, it’s a simple matter of ebb and flow. Geoff Cowles know this better than most. He’s been riding the wave for over three decades.

Play Ball!

Wing, Cheese, Celery: The New Boys in Town

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Wisconsin being the home of the best sausages and bratwurst, for years now the team has squared off four of its iconic sausage mascots in a no-holds-barred race down the warning track, while fans cheer on their favorite participants.

Film Reviews

The Tree of Life

by George Sax


by M. Faust

Third Star

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, June 24 - Thursday, June 30)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor, kicking off this weekend with Dark Star Orchestra on Friday, and Elvis Costello & The Imposters on Saturday.

You Auto Know

Tan 'N' Drive

by Jim Corbran

As I write this, it’s Father’s Day evening. I’ve checked out in the driveway several times, and I still haven’t seen any convertibles out there with a bow on top and my name on the tag. So I decided to browse around the internet for the perfect summer car and report my findings back to you. Not that I’m buying, but I’m curious.

5 Questions With...

Dan Stripp: Architect / Artist

In October of 2008 Dan Stripp and fellow friends and University at Buffalo Master’s students in architecture Michael-John Bailie, Paul Dudkowski and Ernest Ng set out to transform a crumbling Black Rock home into a unique experiment in minimalist living. Equal parts engineering solution and aesthetic artwork, the “Quad Space” project purchased the 700 square foot house at 139 Howell St. for $6,500 and invested $36,000 into its renovation.

Letters to Artvoice

Expand ECC Downtown

by Todd Mitchell

Framing the Economy

by Allan Freedman

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Giddyup! When a strain of equine herpes led to a temporary quarantine at horse farms in central Utah, the sponsors of the Davis County Mounted Posse Junior Queen contest in May had a dilemma, but instead of canceling the competition in which the cowgirls show their skills on horseback, they decided to conduct the show except with the girls “riding” stick “ponies” to get style points.


Free Will Astrology

CANCER (June 21-July 22): A company that manufactures processed food made a promotional offer: If you purchased ten of its products, it would give you 500 frequent flyer miles. An American man named David Philips took maximum advantage. He bought 12,150 pudding cups for $3,000, earning himself more than a million frequent flyer miles—enough to fly to Europe and back 31 times.

Ask Anyone

It just struck me the other night that my husband of three years is a whiner. We went out to dinner and all he could talk about was how much he hates his job. Wishes he’d done something else with his life. On and on, through appetizer, main course, and dessert. I tried changing the topic, but it was no use.