Amherst Planning Board Needs Some Sunlight

May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0






The great U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis an early advocate of transparency in government once stated “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants”. The Amherst Planning Board needs to bring their meetings into the sunlight for the public to see.






Graphic Traffic presented by Queen City Bookstore INC.

May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0






I cried while reading this story, and I have no clue why. Seriously, I can’t fully wrap my head around this story, and yet something about this made me actually cry. Divinity relies on subtle plays on your emotions in order to hit you when you least expect it, even if you don’t understand what’s going on.






26 Annual Artie Awards

May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0






The 26th Annual Artie Awards, celebrating excellence in Buffalo theater, will be presented on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 710 Main at 8 p.m. Career Achievement honors will go to Tony Conte, president of Shea’s, who is retiring at the end of the season, and who was influential in moving the now venerable Artie festivities to 710 Main last year.






On the Boards – Presented by Irish Classical Theatre

May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0






AN IDEAL HUSBAND, comedy by Oscar Wilde presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by David Oliver, starring Steve Jakiel, Ben Michael Moran, Chris Kelly, David Lundy, Gerry Maher, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Pamela Rose Mangus, Kristen Bentley, Jessica Wegrzyn, Andrea Gollhardt, Kate LoConti.






News of the Weird

May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0






BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Lead Story Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced they had recently (a first, they claimed) transmitted high-speed digital data […]

HOST FOR PRIDE FESTIVAL 2016 IS GAY COMEDIAN MAGGIE CASSELLA

May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0






Maggie Cassella is an actor, writer, director and producer. She has performed on stage, on screen, and on the air, and she can do it all brilliantly. Maggie a big bad-ass brilliant queer comic-very loudly stirring up activism in her comedy with unexpected observations about something we never even noticed before, and when she takes us there…we are changed by our laughter and based on the shit state of the world these days, for that moment, we feel better.






ARTIE AWARD NOMINATIONS 2016

May 24, 2016 Jamie Moses 0






The Artie Award Nominations for 2016:   OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY City of Conversation, Kavinoky Theatre Daniel’s Husband, Buffalo United Artists My Name is Asher Lev, Jewish […]

Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray represents a sea change in the political will of the leadership of Grand Island. Unlike his predecessors, he wants the tolls removed. “Mr. Cuomo, tear down these tolls!” McMurray said at a rally attended by activist Rus Thompson.

Money Grab at Bridges Hurting WNY Says Grand Island Supervisor McMurray, Activist Thompson Toll Removal Effort Reignited, Regional Support Needed!

May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0






“It needs to go away,” Thompson said after Sunday’s launch of the “Home Free” campaign to once again try to remove the Grand Island tolls and to complete the success of Carl Paladino’s effort to eliminate the Breckenridge toll barrier in 2007.






Poloncarz Still Reviewing ECC Budget Plan

May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0






Apparently, Democrat Poloncarz and Republican Quinn still have not met yet on the new budget adopted by ECC and it is hard to tell when that meeting might take place based on this week’s response from the county executive.






Graphic Traffic, Presented by Queen City Bookstore Inc.

May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0






What happens when you review a graphic novel that you last read when you were ten? You hope to God that you don’t weep over your undeveloped brain’s idea of a good story. Cosmic Adventures, as the hilarious editor’s notes call it, follows twelve-year-old Kara Zor-El after her rocket comes to Earth and crashes through Lex Luthor’s giant mech. Seriously…that’s how this thing starts.






News of the Weird

May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0






BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Lead Story Google filed a U.S. Patent Office application on April 28th for a vision-improvement device in liquid form that, once inserted (i.e., injected […]

Harmonia Chamber Singers Celebrate 10th Anniversary

May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0






In keeping with the group’s mission of educational outreach, Harmonia will host Sametz for a brief residency, as he leads a choral workshop on Friday May 20, with singers from Niagara Falls and Sweet Home High Schools, which will culminate with a 7pm preview concert at Historic Holy Trinity, 1419 Falls Street in Niagara Falls.






On the Boards, Presented by Irish Classical Theatre

May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0






SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, musical by Jason Robert Brown, presented by Batavia Players, directed by Amanda Melissa Taylor and Drew Stebbins-Williams. May 19-21 at 7:30. Harvester 56 Theater, 56 Harvester Avenue, Batavia (622-2747). www.BataviaPlayers.org






A Portrait of an Artist as Women

May 18, 2016 Artvoice 0






Thus far in her career, ArmCandy stands as Jessica’s most noteworthy footprint into the artistic community of Buffalo. In fact, it has almost become counterproductive in that Jessica has become the face of a collective that seeks to put other faces in the spotlight.






A Musical Feast – “À la française”

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






The final concert in this season’s “A Musical Feast” series will take place in the Tower Auditorium of the Burchfield Penny Art Center on the Elmwood side of the Buffalo State College Campus on Friday May 13 at 8pm.






Stagefright

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






Broadway legend, lyricist Sheldon Harnick (pictured above) will receive a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s ceremony. Harnick, who turned 92 this past April 30th, has two of his musicals running on Broadway this season.






A Baseball Oddity: The “Switch Pitcher”

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






He is a “switch pitcher”, capable of throwing from either the left or the right hand. And in fact, to hone his craft, over the years he has had a specially produced baseball glove made for him with four fingers and two thumbs, to allow him to seamlessly switch from right to left as the situation warrants.






News of the Weird

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






Among her complaints: “turning pale” in the “harsh light”; lack of “Guerlain’s moisturizer”; inability to look at herself for months (because glass mirrors are prohibited); and “worrying” about being hit on by “lesbians” (thus causing “wrinkles”).






Britain Stops Sale of Rare Falls Painting

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






An anonymous North American buyer was the high bidder, but the sale immediately raised concerns with the British Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA), which recommended an export bar.






ECC Crisis Passed on to Elected Officials

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






As expected, the board adopted a tuition increase of $138 a year for students, a number in the range of what we reported last week was likely, and also cut 50 vacant positions (we said 40 was likely) and dipped into the dwindling reserve fund for another $1.5 million to barely close a $7.5 million gap in ECC’s $108 million budget.






Raising the Jury from the Dead

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






Jurors in this state and throughout the United States are firmly told by judges they must follow the judge’s instructions “on the law,” but in so doing, are the judges themselves following the law?






Making Our Ground Work

May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






Every plant that is in the farm was started in Anders home in Allentown from seeds. “We have 40 or 50 flats of various different plants growing in my living room. It’s like I’m living in a greenhouse, which sounds great, but it’s kind of humid.”