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Week in Review

Trico: Rocco's Got a Dollar in His Pocket

by Geoff Kelly

NFTA: Planes, Concerts, and a Fare Hike

by Aaron Lowinger

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

by Zachary Burns

Special Report

Higgins on Easy Street, Hochul Takes the Hard Road

by Jim Heaney,

The Buffalo area will elect two members of Congress this November, and the vastly reconfigured district boundaries have very different consequences for incumbents Brian Higgins and Kathy Hochul.

News Analysis

The Medicare Referendum

by Bruce Fisher

The 60-somethings are getting more numerous around here. Those in their seventh decade as of the 2010 Census amount to more than one in five of the residents of Erie County. The oldest among us are very numerous in Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, and West Seneca, where well over one in four of the people living there are over 60. In those towns, almost half of the folks who are over 60 are actually over 75.

Health & Wellness

Positive Spin

by Buck Quigley

It is widely alleged that Albert Einstein thought of the Theory of Relativity while riding his bicycle. If we go with the story, we can picture the young theoretical physicist, wiry hair blowing in the wind, pumping the pedals to spin the circular sprocket, which turned the elliptical chain, which spun the large back wheel, propelling him onward into the night as a generator spun with the front wheel, creating the electricity to power his headlight.

Health & Wellness

Have You Been Punked?

by Jennifer Russo

While being punked, “some people meditate, some fall asleep, some snore and some daydream,” says Labadie an acupuncturist and owner of Buffalo Alternative Therapies, Buffalo’s first community acupuncture clinic.

Health & Wellness

Conversation with a Yogi

by Jennifer Russo

In and around Buffalo, the opportunities to experience yoga are abundant. It seems there are so many styles and techniques, from hot yoga to hatha yoga.

Health & Wellness

What Are They Building in There?

by Geoff Kelly

Ever wonder what the geniuses who labor behind the ultra-modern facade of the Hauptman-Woodward Institute are working on? Curious about what’s cooking in the laboratories at the University at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute?

Health & Wellness

Wellness Gadgetry

by Cory Perla

Apps and gizmos that help you get healthy

Art Scene

Michael Beam's Works at Wine on Third

by Jack Foran

Wilkeson House: Painting for Preservation

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

William Inge, Come Back

by Anthony Chase

Elegy for Stanley Gorski

by Anthony Chase

Clean Break

by Anthony Chase

A Wrinkle in Time

by Anthony Chase



by Javier

American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis (pictured left) will star in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in the touring production of the musical Jekyll and Hyde, which will play Shea’s October 30-November 4. After the 25-week national tour, the production will open on Broadway in April 2013 for a limited engagement

Film Reviews

The Deep Blue Sea

by George Sax

Thin Ice

by M. Faust


On The Boards

Movie Times (Friday, March 30 - Thursday, April 5)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Colin Stetson, who performs at Soundlab on Sunday, April 1st.

Music Feature


by Max Soeun Kim

Omaha’s Cursive is one of those bands whose increased success does not eclipse their earlier years. They’ve exhibited a rare kind of finesse in navigating the overhyped mainstream limelight, staying true to their roots while maintaining a well defined and constantly evolving musical presence.

Classical Music Notes

Pianist on the Go

by Jan Jezioro

Eric Huebner is one busy guy. The assistant professor of music at UB, who was recently appointed to the prestigious position of principal staff pianist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanied the orchestra on its three-week long European tour last month, returning to Buffalo just in time to join his UB colleague, cellist Jonathan Golove, for a imaginatively programmed, enthusiastically received recital of Russian music from the Soviet era.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 4 Quarterfinals Set!

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: Sleepless City, Bryan Johnson & Family, Sleepy Sparrows, and most recent Round 4 winners, Canary Girls.

Puck Stop


by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

When the Buffalo Sabres limped into the All Star break after a dreadful run of road losses—with players on the verge of tears, among demands to fire the general manager, trade the goalie, lynch the owner—who in their right mind would have imagined that it would come down to this?

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

Keith Davis, 46, was caught red-handed in Ashley Murray’s house in South Bend, Ind., in February and charged with burglary. Murray, though, said she had mixed feelings because, while there, Davis had folded Murray’s clothes and vacuumed the house.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A few months after America invaded Iraq in 2003, soldier Brian Wheeler wrote the following to help us imagine what it was like over there: “Go to the worst crime-infested place you can find. Go heavily armed, wearing a flak jacket and a Kevlar helmet.


Ask Anyone

When he returned, he had $12 and some change. The wife said: “Look at you, my little man!” The husband winked at us and told us how he liked to pick up tip money from the tables. “He’s going to be a stockbroker,” the wife added, beaming.