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Cover Story

Try a Little Trimania

by Jack Foran

Trimania, the tri-yearly extravaganza fundraiser to benefit Buffalo Arts Studio among other worthy causes, will occupy five floors of the Tri-Main building, Main near Jewett, and include musical groups in a dozen categories, dance and spoken word performances, and numerous art exhibits.

Week in Review

The Brown v. SanFilippo Spat

by Geoff Kelly

Back-Room Politicking

by Geoff Kelly

Cold Case Solved

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

All This for Just $40 a Month

by Bruce Fisher

Next Tuesday, there will be a special election for mayor in normally orderly Rochester. The chief candidates are former three-term mayor Bill Johnson on the Working Families and Independence lines, and the Democratic organization’s man, Thomas Richards, with a Green Party candidate who may get enough votes to spoil it for either one. Lurking behind the headlines of this highly unusual off-season election is the bitter economic anxiety that afflicts most of Upstate New York.

Art Scene

The Groove is in the Art

by Elizabeth Licata

Photographs by Nancy J. Parisi at Nichols School

by Jill Greenberg

Speakeasy Sundays

by Frances Boots

Give for Greatness

Giving Because They're Great

by Jonathan Welch

Talking Leaves...Books and Buffalo First to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Give for Greatness through May 5

Theater Week

Young Frankenstein Comes to Shea's

by Anthony Chase

Joanna Glushak, who plays Frau Blucher in the national touring production of Young Frankenstein, now at Shea’s, has been to Buffalo many times before. In fact, the native New Yorker quips by telephone that Artvoice might as well be her hometown newspaper.


Round 4, Week 4: The J Bangin' Brew vs. AJ Jordan The Crescendo

Congratulations to Steel Keys & Brass! They collected the most votes in our online Battle of Original Music this past week.

Classical Music Notes

Sex and Politics

by Jan Jezioro

The Buffalo Chamber Players have designed a program that celebrates the spring season, or at least one traditionally important aspect of it, for their next concert at the Buffalo Seminary at 205 Bidwell Parkway at 7:30pm, on Wednesday, March 30. The program has been titled Sex and Politics, but, not to worry, there is no need for underage concertgoers to stay home.

Film Feature

Animator Emily Hubley Presents Her Work This Weekend

by Lizzie Finnegan

This week, the International Women’s Film Festival features a number of events surrounding the two-day visit of independent filmmaker and animator Emily Hubley. The filmmaker’s visit and screenings are co-sponsored by Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center and Squeaky Wheel.

Film Review

The Housemaid

by M. Faust

With the possible exception of the screwball comedies of the 1930s, the rich as a class has never been a source of sympathetic movie characters. And why should they be? The poor and middle class buy most of the tickets.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, March 25 - Thursday, March 31)

Film Now Playing

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Grammy winning guitarist Omar Rodriguez-López, who will perform at the Town Ballroom on Thursday, March 31st.

Puck Stop

Franchises on the Move

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

The headlines in Buffalo these past two months were all “Pegula, Pegula” as ownership of the Buffalo Sabres changed hands for the fourth time in franchise history. And while this was a good outcome for Buffalo and fans of the Sabres, there are huge shifts happening around the National Hockey League that might change the face of the league in the next few years and return hockey to two NHL-starved hockey hotbeds north of the border.

5 Questions With...

Ian Murphy: Journalist / Prankster

Murphy, editor-in-chief of the satire website Buffalo Beast, made national news last month when he posed as industrialist and right-wing overlord David Koch and placed a call to union-embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker—and taped the call and the revelations that followed for posterity. Now Murphy is back and with greater ambitions.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The Feral Professor: Tihomir Petrov, 43, a mathematics professor at California State University Northridge, was charged in January with misdemeanors for allegedly urinating twice on the office door of a colleague with whom he had been feuding.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Were you under the impression that the sky is completely mapped? It’s not. Advances in technology are unveiling a nonstop flow of new mysteries.


Ask Anyone

I’m own one of the few houses left in Buffalo that have unmetered water. That is, I pay a flat rate based on the size of the house, number of toilets and showers, etc. The truth is I probably pay more than I would if our water were metered, but I kind of like the idea of keeping things the way they are.