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SUNY Buffalo State's Runway 8.0

by Jeff Czum

On Saturday (4/25), students enrolled in the Fashion and Textile Technology (FTT) department at Buffalo State College will have the opportunity to showcase their creations and designs in the eighth installment of Runway. This years’ theme, titled ‘Innovation,’ will recognize and celebrate the “Year of the Innovator.”

Visual Arts Feature

Labor is celebrated in an exhibit at the AKAG

by Peter Soscia

A reoccurring theme of artwork is labor and the common worker. The hard working, blue-collar laborer has been an inspiration for artists for centuries. “Hard working and blue-collar” are also two of the more common themes associated with Buffalo workers, which makes Overtime: The Art of Work exhibition fitting for the Albright Knox Art Gallery.

Beer Feature

Buffalo Brewing Company keeps moving toward its goal

by Erik Wollschlager

When I first ran into John Domres, Jr. of Buffalo Brewing Company last autumn, he was knee deep in his Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Thankfully for Domres, his family, and the city of Buffalo, the newest nano to begin construction came out on the other side with everything they’d hoped for, and then some—the city of Buffalo had come up big in Buffalo Brewing’s holiday campaign.

What's Brewing

Presented by Consumer Beverages

by Paul Marko, Chris Groves

Smuttynose Brett & I, Ommegang Nirvana IPA

Art Scene

Albright-Knox exhibits their wide collection of portraiture

by Jack Foran

Consider the portrait is the basic idea behind the Albright-Knox exhibit called Eye to Eye: Looking beyond Likeness. Consider how portraits delve more than skin deep—or skin and bones—to psychology, sociology. And in the modern era, via abstractive art strategies, can skip skin and bones altogether.

Classical Music Notes

BPO celebrates Dyngus Day a bit late, but in great style

by Jan Jezioro

The next Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concerts on Friday April 24 at 10:30am and Saturday April 25 at 8pm will offer an all-Polish program, featuring the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor by Chopin, a perennial favorite, with the dynamic young Korean pianist Yoonie Han as soloist, as well as two BPO premieres, the Horn Concerto, “Winterreise” by the contemporary composer Krzysztof Penderecki with BPO principal French Horn player Jacek Muzyk as soloist, and the lush Symphonic Prologue to “Bianca de Molena” by the late Romantic composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz.

Theatrically Speaking

Henderson's play scores the Pulitzer

by Anthony Chase

“I’m speechless on this one, man!” enthuses the celebrated actor, reached in his Buffalo home by telephone. He had just learned that Stephen Adly Guirgis’s most recent play, Between Riverside and Crazy, in which Henderson had starred off-Broadway has been honored with the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. In fact, it has been reported everywhere that the play was written specifically for Henderson.

Theater News

Stagefright

by Javier

It was forty years ago (April 16th 1975), that A Chorus Line had its world premiere at the Public Theatre in New York. The show transferred to Broadway that July where it ran through April 1990. The fabulous Donna McKechnie (pictured above), the original Cassie, became a bona fide Broadway star and won a Tony Award for her performance. Prior to A Chorus Line, McKechnie had been featured in the original casts of How to Succeed..., Promises, Promises, and Company.

Film Review

Ex Machina

by Alex Race

The great science fiction films find themselves studying the next technological phenomenons, and how they will forever alter human consciousness for better or worse. Simply put, Ex Machina is a great science fiction film, and an instant classic in the artificial intelligence subgenre.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 4, Week 2: BlueShift vs. Rustic Radio

Welcome to the ninth installment of Artvoice’s Battle of Original Music—a contest we call BOOM, for short. Visit boom.artvoice.com to listen to this week’s contestants, BlueShift and Rustic Radio.

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Graphic Traffic

Seconds

by Michael Hoffert Jr.

Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1: Flora & Fauna

by Carolyn Marcille

You Auto Know

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

by Jim Corbran

Compact SUVs are hot right now, and it couldn’t have happened soon enough for those of us with Great Depression-era garages.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

In March, offensive lineman John Urschel of the Baltimore Ravens added to his curriculum vitae by co-authoring the latest of his several peer-reviewed academic articles—“A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians” in the Journal of Computational Mathematics.

Horoscopes

Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I usually have no objection to your devoted concern (I won’t use the phrase “manic obsession”) with security and comfort. But there are rare phases in every Taurus’s life cycle when ironclad stability becomes a liability. Cruising along in a smooth groove threatens to devolve into clunking along in a gutless rut.