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Art Scene

Full Color Depression

by Geoff Kelly

Olga Bajusova at C. G. Jung Center

by J. Tim Raymond

Group show at Carnegie Art Center

by Jack Foran

9/11 memorial at CEPA Gallery

by Jack Foran

Week in Review

Occupy Buffalo Growing

by Geoff Kelly

Poloncarz Dances with Collins

by Aaron Lowinger

The Pork Lawsuit Continues

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

Street Cars, Kids, and Jobs

by Bruce Fisher

Hamilton is so deeply in the shadow of gigantic nearby Toronto that nobody outside the neighborhood knows that it exists. But Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and other Rust Belt cities should sit up and take notice because Hamilton, with its 500,000 or so souls, is walking through some policy changes that have a special resonance in cities that are not likely to become international megacities like Toronto.

Guest Essay

A Sepulcher of Profit

by Jay Burney

In the autumn of 2011, life on earth continues to be assaulted by and exposed to a wide variety of man-made toxins. The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 languishes before an inept and hostile Congress.

Theater Week

Syndee Winters: Lion Queen

by Anthony Chase

The thrill and spectacle of The Lion King, at Shea’s through the end of October, can only be as exciting as the performers charged to sustain it, night after night. Even among member of a strong cast, when Syndee Winters took to the stage as Nala, I sat up and took notice.

Classical Music Notes

Brass Works With Friends

by Jan Jezioro

The Meridian Arts Ensemble will conclude a week-long residency at the University at Buffalo with a concert on Friday, October 21, at 7:30pm, in Lippes Concert Hall, in Slee Hall, on the UB Amherst Campus.

Music Feature

The Girl is Still Having Fun

by Emilie Hagen

It’s a typical weeknight, and a Tennessee couple welcomes several guests into their warehouse-turned-home for a night dedicated to the blues. Soon their spacious living room—frequently used as a Memphis entertainment venue—is bumpin’. Live musicians and studio musicians are doing a sound check, while in walk blues legends Allen Toussaint, Tracy Nelson, and Jonny Lang, all invited to perform by the party host and musical icon herself, Cyndi Lauper.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 1, Week 1: Chester Copperpot vs. Next Station

Since 2006, Artvoice has been proud to sponsor this homegrown contest featuring the best original music acts our area has to offer—the Battle of Original Music, or B.O.O.M.

Film Feature

Another Big Weekend of Film

by M. Faust

As I said last week, if you haven’t found something you want to see at the fifth edition of the Buffalo International Film Festival, which wraps up this weekend, you haven’t read the schedule very well.

Film Feature

Horror Galore

by M. Faust

Hollywood may have dropped the ball, but Buffalo Screams is back to pick up the slack, and then some. The first edition of this local festival was so successful last year that it has been expanded to five nights, running from Wednesday through next Sunday.

Film Reviews

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

by George Sax

Fear of a Black Republican

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, October 21 - Thursday, October 28)

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 Prom of the Dead, this Saturday the 22nd at the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center.

5 Questions With...

Christine Montag: Co-founder/COO Ladybug Technologies

Beginning Friday October 21, Ladybug Technologies, a Canadian startup which markets itself as a “social technology” firm, will launch its’ first American-based SipSmart breathalyzer machine at Caputi’s Pub in Tonawanda. The stylish in-bar kiosks—which have previously been installed at a bar in Hamilton, Ont.—are part of a pilot program that allows users to track their blood alcohol content and accurately gauge whether they are sober enough to comply with local drinking and driving laws.

You Auto Know

No Gas Pains

by Jim Corbran

No gas pains, but your bladder may suffer on long trips from the lack of pit stops needed while driving the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Ford is advertising 700 city miles to a tank of gas.

Letters to Artvoice

Remembering Fred Keller

A Non-Endorsement of Barbara Miller-Williams

It Won't Be a Gay Wedding

Make Bullying Policies Work

Michael Vick and Dogfighting

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

London Fashion Week usually brings forth a shock or two from cutting-edge designers, but a September creation by Rachel Freire might have raised the bar: a floor-length dress made from 3,000 cow nipples (designed to resemble roses).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Meraki is a Greek word that refers to the bliss you feel when you’re engaged in a task that’s important to you and that you’re doing really well.


Ask Anyone

I have four siblings. Sadly, we have lost both of our parents, most recently our father. We are all grown and we all live in different states. Needless to say, cleaning out the house and settling the estate has been emotionally difficult, but we are almost through it. Everything was evenly divided among us.