January 12, 2017 Jamie Moses 0

For schedule and more info visit: We love to create and grow events in Buffalo: Allentown Art Festival; Elmwood Festival of the Arts; Canalside Concerts; […]

Dirty Smile

June 23, 2016 Artvoice 0

BY RUEBEN WOLF Keeping it Real For a band that is described by the press as “Fleetwood Zeppelin,” you may not expect to hear anything […]

Summer Guide 2016

June 9, 2016 Artvoice 2

  We did things a little differently with the Summer Guide this year. In the past we wrote short descriptions of summer activities in what […]

First Ward – New Band, Deep Roots

June 1, 2016 Artvoice 1

I think that is kind of the story of our band––that we have all been playing around Buffalo for at least 10-15 years, all of us in different bands and have done some tours and really put our dues in. And this came out of that.


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.

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.

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.”

Ali Macgraw and Ryan O’Neal

May 5, 2016 Artvoice 0

Ali Macgraw and Ryan O’Neal are one of the most celebrated movie couples in the history of Hollywood. As stars of the mega hit, Love Story, during the 1970s, they became as iconic as Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind, or Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Cleopatra.

Changes and New Faces in Buffalo’s Jazz Scene

April 28, 2016 Artvoice 0

“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.”

Truckin’ up to Buffalo

April 21, 2016 Artvoice 0

Food Truck Tuesdays just kicked off their fourth season on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. When you see the enormous gathering of people at Larkin appreciating the food, conversation, beer and live music it’s easy to question the widespread belief that people have lost the ability to socialize because they are living instead on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It’s more the case those media helped get them together to enjoy some actual real world socializing. 

Koresh Dance

April 14, 2016 Artvoice 0

Koresh is a dance company that is literally at the forefront of contemporary modern dance,” said Jon Lehrer. As a dancer/choreographer and the founder of Buffalo’s talented, globe trotting Lehrer Dance Company, Jon knows what he’s talking about.

Poster image for Land of Smiles

Lights, Camera, Action!

April 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

The upcoming 2016 festivities, which marks the events 10th anniversary, is set to take place next week from Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April 17th at the historic Tonawanda castle. Described as a “festival by filmmakers, for filmmakers,” the BNFF has long been a great place for producers, directors, and screenwriters based on the East coast to network with industry professionals from around the world.

Emil with the Visions Comic Art Group.

“It’s On Like Comic-Con!”

March 31, 2016 Artvoice 1

The Buffalo Comic-Con Special One-Day Spring Garage Sale Show is set to take place this Sunday, April 3rd at the Marriot Niagara on Millersport Highway. For convention promoter Emil Novak, comic books are more than a hobby; they’re a way of life. As the longtime proprietor of Queen City Bookstore, Buffalo’s oldest-running bookstore, Novak can confidently lay claim to being the greatest force of good for comic book lovers in our cities illustrious history.

Buffalo: #1 Dyngus Day Party in America

March 24, 2016 Artvoice 2

On Monday, March 28, Buffalo celebrates its Polish heritage with the annual Dyngus Day Parade and all the merriment that follows it. Now it in its 10th year, the parade is the brainchild of media entrepreneur and Forgotten Buffalo tour guide Eddy Dobosiewicz.

“I started the parade in 2007 after nearly two years of talking about doing it with Marty Biniasz and Russ Pawlak,” said Eddy. “Russ was then the president of the Central Terminal Restoration and Marty was on the board at the Broadway Market.”

State Bureaucrats, Hamister Silent on Failed Hotel Project

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 1

The sad truth behind the state development agencies that helped push through the proposed Hamister Hotel project in Niagara Falls four years ago is that silence is indeed golden, because despite all the talk about the city capitalizing on an opportunity too good to pass up, nothing has happened at 310 Rainbow Blvd. and requests for answers from the Cuomo bureaucrats are met with silence.  And the Hamister Group, headquartered in Buffalo, also has nothing to say.

Greed, Corruption & Cover-Up At The NSA

March 4, 2016 Artvoice 2

Tuesday 9:47am: Hi baby, you have to listen to me carefully—I’m on a plane that’s been hijacked. I’m on the plane; I’m calling from the plane. I want to tell you I love you and tell my children that I love them very much, and I’m so sorry babe. I don’t know what to say—there are three guys and they’ve hijacked the plane.