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Week in Review

BPO Nation

by Emilie Hagen

A Showplace For Sale

by Geoff Kelly

Skate Night

by Peter Scheck

A Peace of His Mind

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

Ready For Our Own Irene?

by Bruce Fisher

While the world’s scientists get closer to unanimity about the human role in catastrophic climate change, the American political process produces a mixture of equivocators like Barack Obama and deniers like Rick “pray for rain” Perry and Michelle “God’s will” Bachmann, with the ever-cautious Mitt Romney boldly staking out a position somewhere between “maybe” and Rush Limbaugh’s bad performance art.

The Art of Autumn

Gallery District: Albright-Knox and The Burchfield Penney

by Jack Foran

Around Town: The Small Gallery Season

by Jack Foran

Back to School: Art in the Colleges and Universities

by Jack Foran

Art on the Move: A Quartet of Gerald Mead Collection Exhibitions

by Frances Boots

Gallery Gazetteer: A Road Map for Patrons of Small Places

by J. Tim Raymond

Artist Interviews

Scott Bye - Painter and Sculptor

Felice Koenig - Painter and Sculptor

Tara Sasiadek - Painter

James Sedwick - Photographer

Bryan Hopkins - Potter and Sculptor

Fall Arts

Curtain Going Up!

by Tony Chase

Autumn in Buffalo theater means Curtain Up! and the start of a new theater season. The 30th Annual Curtain Up! will take place on Friday, September 16. The first shows out of the gate set the tone for the season ahead and give us a taste of what’s in store.

Fall Arts

Fall Classics

by Jan Jezioro

The summer classical music festivals are already memories, and while many local classical musicians are enjoying a well-earned few weeks off, the start of the fall season is not far away. Here are some of the highlights of the upcoming busy season of classical music before the Christmas holiday season.

Fall Arts

Live! This Fall

by Cory Perla and Jon Wheelock

Fall is concert season. The hoodies come out, the weather gets colder here in Buffalo and most people take this opportunity to venture out to their favorite music venues to catch the coolest bands passing through. From indie rock to electronic and punk, this list of 12 of the most anticipated shows of the season.

Fall Arts

Dropping Like Leaves

by Donny Kutzbach

Everything is changing. One thing holds, however, despite the continued death knell: The album as a format is not going away. Artists can’t let go of the cohesive, multi-song set as a statement. Here are a handful of them to watch for this fall.

Art Scene

On The Edges Again

by Jack Foran

Seven sculptural works selected for Artpark’s Edges II competition are currently on display at the park. They’re worth the trek to Lewiston.

Film Feature

Helen Mirren, The Prequel

by M. Faust

If you’re any kind of a moviegoer, you’re unlikely to get through 2011 without seeing at least one film starring Jessica Chastain. She was the young mother in Terence Malick’s The Tree of Life and Celia Foote in The Help. Later this year she’ll be in Ralph Fiennes’ adaptation of Coriolanus, Al Pacino’s Wilde Salome, and the indie films Texas Killing Fields and Take Shelter.

Film Review

The Guard

by George Sax

Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle may not be many people’s idea of a comic cop-film teaming, and the movie that pairs them, The Guard, doesn’t seem quite sure about this either. The initial promise of an oddball twosome isn’t fully kept.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, September 2 - Thursday, September 8)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: the National Buffalo Wing Festival, this weekend at Coca-Cola Field..

Play Ball!

Baseball Biking Tour Cruises Through Buffalo

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Imagine, if you will, traversing the continent and attending a baseball game at all 30 Major League Baseball parks in one season. It’s been attempted, and accomplished, by many. But something like that takes a real commitment of time, of planning, of money and resources.

Letters to Artvoice

A Tale of Two Counties

by Linda Berman

Train Stations and Universities

by Gail Diefendorf

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The heavy hand of the US Fish and Wildlife Service landed on 11-year-old Skylar Capo and her mom in June, after an agent happened to spot Skylar holding a baby woodpecker in her hands at a Lowes home improvement store in Fredericksburg, Va.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Avant-garde author Gertrude Stein was renowned for her enigmatic word play and cryptic intuitions, which brought great pleasure to her long-time companion Alice B. Toklas. “This has been a most wonderful evening,” Alice once remarked after an especially zesty night of socializing.


Ask Anyone

Out at a bar the other night, a friend and I were gossiping, and she told me something that caught my attention: Another friend of ours is in trouble at work. Part of the trouble is personal—her boss doesn’t really like her—and part of it is her own professional shortcomings. As a result, she’s walking on eggshells there. She might get fired.