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Art Scene

A chronicle of WNY artists at Dana Tillou Fine Arts

by Gerald Mead

Sohelia Esfahani and Hye Yeon Nam at Buffalo Arts Studio

by Jack Foran

Nathan Naetzker's paintings at Weeks Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Nate Peracciny's photographs at Allen Street Hardware

by J. Tim Raymond

Week in Review

Seven Days (trust us, we are taking this seriously)

by George Sax, Justin Sondel

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Getting a Grip

Revolution in the Age of Facebook

by Michael I. Niman

For the past three weeks our screens have been awash with images of indignant Egyptians defying their brutal government with a loud, unprecedented, unified call for democracy. Our radios hummed with an accented song of rage, indignation, hope, and, finally, triumph and jubilation.

Guest Editorial

UB 2020: What's Been Lost in Translation?

by Peter A. Reese

Following a long, persistent, and expensive media propaganda campaign, the latest version of the UB2020 initiative was recently rolled out to a compliant and adoring crowd of local state legislators at the aptly named Center for Tomorrow. (Thank God it’s still today.) It seems like the new improved UB2020 is the solution to all our problems!


Round 3 Quarterfinalists are Set!

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: Paul Trinca, the Found, Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza, and the Screaming Jeans!

Theater Week

Glengarry Glen Ross

by Anthony Chase

Fall of the House of Usher

by Anthony Chase

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Carolyn McCormick is currently starring in Black Tie, the latest A. R. Gurney play, which opened in New York on February 8 and has just been extended through March 27.

Classical Music Notes

Florestan at Fredonia

by Jan Jezioro

On Friday, February 18 at 8pm, baritone Aaron Engebreth and pianist Alison d’Amato, the founders of the Florestan Recital Project, will bring their project, with the support of the Ethos New Music Society, to the stage of the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall on the Fredonia State campus, for a program of contemporary songs that includes works by SUNY Fredonia composers and poets.

Film Feature

The Unknown Neeson

by M. Faust

I seem to have got a new lease on life since Taken was successful,” says Liam Neeson. “At the age of 58—did I say 58? I mean 37!—it’s great to become an action hero.”

Film Reviews


by George Sax

Barney's Version

by M. Faust

My Tehran For Sale

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, February 18 - Thursday, February 24)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Clutch, who play the Town Ballroom on Thursday the 24th.

5 Questions With...

Nate Peracciny: Photographer, Videographer

This week, Nate Peracciny’s photographs became the inaugural exhibition at a new gallery created by impresario Mark Goldman behind his restaurant, Allen Street Hardware. The exhibit, called People and Things I Shot Today, has the documentary bent that the title suggests: street scenes and portraits that evoke Buffalo and its communities of artists.

You Auto Know

X Mks Th Spt

by Jim Corbran

Today, when you enter the Lincoln showroom (the Mercury nameplate disappeared last year), you’ll be confronted with—of all things—truck-like vehicles: the larger-than-life Navigator (at least there’s a constant there), the full-size luxury crossover MKT, the smaller luxury crossover MKX, and the MKZ and MKS, (looks like whoever is in charge of model names is in a bit of a rut).

Letters to Artvoice

Give Us Public Healthcare

by David F. Baker

Tribute to Unicef

by David Slive

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The ear has a “G-spot,” explained the Santa Clara, Calif., ear-nose-and-throat surgeon, and thus the moans of ecstasy that Vietnamese “ear pickers” reportedly elicit from their clients might well be justified.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t put your shoes on before you put on your socks this week, OK? Refrain from polishing off a piece of cheesecake and a bowl of ice cream before dinner, and don’t say goodbye whenever you arrive at a new destination. Catch my drift, Aquarius?


Ask Anyone

I’m 38 years old, and I have been smoking since I was 16. I would really like to quit, but so far cold turkey and the patch have failed me. Do you have any suggestions?