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  • Crossing Niagara Book Signing – 4.24 @ Talking Leaves Bookstore

    Crossing Niagara Book Signing – 4.24 @ Talking Leaves Bookstore

    One hundred-and-fifty years before wire walker Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls a Frenchman named Charles Blondin walked did the feat. He did it multiple times; he did it blindfolded; he did while carrying his manager on his back; he sat on the rope to cook and eat an omelette; and he did it on stilts. 
  • Music Legend Prince Found Dead

    Music Legend Prince Found Dead

    Prince Roger Nelson, also known as Prince, was found dead today at his Minnesota estate.  He was 57.  After being
  • Trump Rally April 19, 2016 – Buffalo

    Trump Rally April 19, 2016 – Buffalo

    Artvoice photographer Christina  Cooke hopped on the NFTA train to First Niagara Arena to get some shots of The Donald.

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  • Changes and New Faces in Buffalo’s Jazz Scene

    Changes and New Faces in Buffalo’s Jazz Scene

    “The younger generation of jazz players are very aware of the older guys,” said sax player Ellen Pieroni. “Pausa Art House has really brought a lot of that together because they feature a lot of younger artists, as well as the classic Buffalo jazz musicians and these people meet. Actually, that’s what I was most excited for with my jazz fest.”

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Beer

  • Pilsner

    Pilsner

    > by Brian Campbell Pilsners come in all shapes and sizes. From the soft and floral bitterness of Czech (Bohemian) styles to the spicy hop flavors of classic German (Bavarian) styles, pilsners are often a delicate, crisp and thoroughly refreshing beer.

Sports

  • Minor League Baseball Chief

    Minor League Baseball Chief

    The president of Minor League Baseball, Pat O’Conner, was in town last week, making the visit to Coca Cola Field to deliver a prestigious award to Buffalo Bisons third baseman Matt Dominguez.

Visual Arts

  • George Woodman Photographs

    George Woodman Photographs

    O ne of the works in the current Nina Freudenheim Gallery show of photographs by George Woodman is called Hymn to Classicism.  It consists of collage-effect vertical strips of various Greek or Roman classical or classical revival sculptures, and one--one vertical strip--salon academic classicism painting.   But most of the works in the show could be called hymns to Classicism, which they reference in various ways.  Often by incorporating images of classical sculpture--often signature classical manner nude figural sculpture--or classical architectural elements, a Corinthian order capital, other architectural fragments.  Sometimes by including a nude--or partially nude--model in conjunction with the …

Music

  • Composer Amy Williams Invents Cineshape

    Composer Amy Williams Invents Cineshape

    Amy Williams, a Buffalo native and video artist Aaron Henderson, two acclaimed Pittsburgh-based artists, have been working for over a year on this collaboration, which is the culminating project for Williams’ year as a prestigious Guggenheim Fellow.

Theater

  • Celebrating Sammy

    Celebrating Sammy

    Anthony Chase Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990) was one of the great entertainers of the 20th century. If you are of a certain age, and the 1960s, ‘70s, or ‘80s loom large in your cultural memory, chances are that Sammy was a big part of your life.
  • On the Boards – Presented by Irish Classical Theatre

    On the Boards – Presented by Irish Classical Theatre

    Opening DIRTY DANCING, The Classic Story on Stage, touring production of the musical based on the popular movie, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. May 3-8, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org
  • Stagefright

    Stagefright

    Three of the most popular movie musicals of the 1980s, Flashdance (1983), Footloose (1984), and Dirty Dancing (1987) have been adapted for the stage but only one of them ever made it to Broadway. Footloose opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 1998 and ran for almost two years.

Film

  • Now Playing in Theatres

    Now Playing in Theatres

    OPENING THE AMERICAN SIDE- Independent film shot partially in Buffalo about a low-rent detective searching for a long-lost design by
  • Movie Listings

    Movie Listings

    Theatres Amherst Theatre (DIPSON) 3500 Main St (834–7655) amherst.dipsontheatres.com A Hologram for the King (R) •Miles Ahead (R) • Elvis

Literature

News of the Weird

  • News of the Weird

    News of the Weird

    by Chuck Shepherd The Internet’s Promise Fulfilled (for Men, Anyway) • Japan’s Tenga toy company appears to be first on

Horoscopes

  • Free Will Astrology 4.14.16

    Free Will Astrology 4.14.16

    “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free,” said novelist Ralph Ellison. Would you consider making that a paramount theme in the coming weeks?

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