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Cover Story

Ext. Buffalo Street Scene-Day

by M. Faust

Sometime in 2005 a fellow named Stephen Hamel had an idea for a movie about a guy who decides to commit a crime that he had already gone to jail for. Hamel is part of a film production company called, blandly enough, Company Films. His partner is Keanu Reeves. Reeves liked the idea.

News Feature

St. Matthew's Church is Falling Apart. Who Will Save It?

by Charlotte Hsu

Once, the chanting of prayers filled these chambers. The Apostles’ Creed floated, in dutiful whispers, from the lips of parishioners.

Week in Review

The Bridge Over the River Why?

Follow That Story

Dividing Lines

Corwin, In Brief

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

Puck Stop

Oh Those Turnovers!

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

There will come a time when the Buffalo Sabres defensive corps of Marc Andre Gragnani, Tyler Myers, Andre Sekera, Jordan Leopold, and Mike Weber will be absolute beasts.

Music Feature

Spinning 4 Greatness

by Cory Perla

The budget cuts to regional art institutions could have divided the community, but instead, with the help of the Give for Greatness campaign, it is bringing people together.

Art Scene

The MARK 10 Group Show at Artspace

by J. Tim Raymond

Donnor and Robert Hirsh at CEPA Gallery

by Jack Foran

Theater Week


by Anthony Chase

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

by Anthony Chase

Classical Music Notes

Kagel Nacht at UB

The next week or so features a wealth of wide-ranging classical music performances in the Buffalo area. Leading the charge, at least from the left wing, is Kagel Nacht, on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30pm, in Slee Hall on the UB Amherst campus.

3 Guys Walk Into a Bar...

The Pre-Dyngus Day East Side Bar Crawl

by Donny Kutzbach

It’s not always easy to see the positives, but here’s a fact to help swing things around. There is something Buffalo is #1 at: Dyngus Day.

Left of the Dial

Panda Bear - Tomboy

by Cory Perla

Peanut Brittle Satellite - Planet Girth

by Cory Perla

Film Review

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town

by Kevin J. Hosey

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, the documentary on the 1978 album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, is much like a Springsteen song, depicting a hero fighting other people and forces, and himself, facing daunting odds to do things his own way, adding in romance, hard work, desperation, success, failure, joy, and sorrow.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, April 22 - Thursday, April 28)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Rock & Roll For The Arts, a Give For Greatness fundraising event at Nietzsche's on Saturday the 23rd.

5 Questions With...

Bernadette Pawlak - Dyngus Day Parade Director

Bernadette Pawlak grew up on the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border, in a primarily Polish Catholic neighborhood whose children were immersed in Polish language and culture. So it’s fitting that she should find herself in charge of the annual Dyngus Day parade, which kicks off on Monday, April 25 at the Broadway Market and wends its way to the Central Terminal.

Letters to Artvoice

Lesson From Japan: Find New Ways to Generate Power

by Joseph Carnevale

Sustaining the Human Family

by David Slive

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

A tank and several armored vehicles with dozens of SWAT officers and a bomb robot rolled into a generally quiet Phoenix neighborhood on March 21, startling the residents. Knocking down a wall, deputies raided the home of Jesus Llovera, who was “suspected” of running a cockfighting business, and, indeed, 115 chickens were found inside, but Llovera was alone and unarmed, and his only previous connection to cockfights was a misdemeanor conviction in 2010 for attending one.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In his book on intuition, psychologist David G. Myers defines it as “the capacity for direct knowledge and immediate insight, without any observation or reason.” Another expert on the subject, Malcolm Gladwell, describes intuition as the “power of thinking without thinking.”


Ask Anyone

I live in the city and love it. But a few people in my block club have a gripe. They were issued $50 fines at 8am in the morning, just after the garbage trucks went down the street, for leaving their empty garbage totes on the sidewalk. When they tried to ask why, they were told it was a public works initiative designed to improve our quality of life.