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Give For Greatness

Give Until It's Great!

by Jamie Moses

Dear friends, it’s time to get energized! Fat Tuesday is upon us: On Tuesday, March 8, we’ll be at more than 40 venues with beads, bands, bracelets, and a bayou-vibed float parade that hits the streets at 5pm, departing from the Albright-Knox and running through Allentown and the Chippewa district.

Getting a Grip

2012: Definitely the End of the World as We Knew It

by Michael I. Niman

There’s been a lot of chatter for the last few years about the world ending in 2012. And this ain’t your run-of-the-mill, buy-some-guns-and-dried-food-and-head-for-the-hills sort of end of the world. Nope. This one has the whole planet imploding or exploding, reversing its poles, losing its atmosphere, getting peppered by moon-sized asteroids, or just burning up in a big house fire.

Week in Review

Seven Days: Each one drawing closer to a Paladino presidency

by Geoff Kelly, Louis Ricciuti, Buck Quigley

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Brief

Love Labor? Lost?

by George Sax

If Buffalo and Erie County Library director Bridget Quinn-Carey felt any sense of irony as she welcomed an audience of 45-50 people to a forum on organized labor in the Central Library’s auditorium last Thursday, she didn’t signal it. The soon-to-depart (for New York City) Quinn-Carey has been presiding over a serious reduction in employment, services, operating hours, and materials for several months.

Art Scene

A Night of Street Art at The Vault

by Ryan Wolf

The Eyes of the Skin at Burchfield Penney

by Jack Foran

Meet Local Painter Bruce Bitmead

by J. Tim Raymond

Theater Week

20th Annual Buffalo Quickies

by Anthony Chase

The Mandrake at ICTC

by Anthony Chase

Screen Play at Road Less Traveled

by Anthony Chase

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Holland Taylor will have some free time in the upcoming months since the TV show in which she currently stars, Two and a Half Men, was put on indefinite hiatus. Nominated for an Emmy several times for playing Charlie Sheen’s mother, she won an Emmy back in 2000 for her role in The Practice.

Dance Feature

Neglia and the BPO

by Nichelle Strzepek

The exhilarating combination of live music and drama is something regional ballet audiences in particular are often left only to imagine.


Round 4, Week 1: The Tins vs. The Path

Congratulations to Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza! They collected the most votes at our live show at Nietzsche’s last Saturday, securing a spot in our BOOM Grand Finale alongside the Etchings and the Funky Beets.

Classical Music Notes

The Beauty of Consistency

by Jan Jezioro

Every one of us experiences our own introduction to the aspects of our collective culture that shapes the way that we perceive and understand that culture. I attended my first classical music concert in 1961 while attending the now long-gone St. Stanislaus Parochial School on Buffalo’s East Side.

Film Feature

That 80's Movie

by M. Faust

“Anyone going should know it’s a realistic look at the ’80s. We didn’t want to pull any punches,” says Topher Grace, who not only stars in but co-produced and wrote the original story for Take Me Home Tonight.

Film Reviews

The Adjustment Bureau

by George Sax

Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers

by M. Faust

Cedar Rapids

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, March 4 - Thursday, March 10)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Music Is Art's Mardi Gras Jam at the Tralf on Friday, March 4th.

You Auto Know

It's All Nu: The 2011 Hyundai Elantra

by Jim Corbran

The Hyundai Elantra is new for 2011, and a big part of that newness is the new Nu engine. That’s right, the new Nu, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 148 horsepower replaces the 2.0-liter Beta engine from the previous generation Elantra.

5 Questions With...

Luci Levere: Pastry Chef

After working for 10 years in the ultra- competitive Manhattan culinary scene, Levere returned to Buffalo where she’s currently the head pastry chef at Delish (802 Elmwood Ave.), creating cakes and cookie delights that have helped to land Delish a spot on Artvoice’s Best Desserts list several years in a row.

Letters to Artvoice

Hands Off Education Budgets

by Frank Kolbmann

To The Youth in Buffalo

by Jeffrey Hartinger

Middle East Message: Stop Eating Meat

by Bob Lovejoy

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Tombstone, Ariz., which was the site of the legendary 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (made into a 1957 movie), is about 70 miles from the Tucson shopping center where a U.S. congresswoman, a federal judge and others were shot in January. A Los Angeles Times dispatch later that month noted that the “Wild West” of 1881 Tombstone had far stricter gun control than present-day Arizona.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If I were you, Pisces, I’d make interesting fun your meme of the week. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will be fully justified in making that your modus operandi and your raison d’etre.


Ask Anyone

My mother, a devout Catholic, has been upset for the past year because I’m not married but living with my girlfriend.