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Art Scene

Charles Clough's Paintings at UB Center for the Arts

by Jack Foran

WNY Members of the National Collage Society at Meibohm Fine Arts Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Hallwalls Science & Art Cabaret Looks at Holograms

by Cory Perla

Week in Review

Inside the NFTA's No Comment Zone

by Aaron Lowinger

Golombek Goes for Fisher

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

Buffalo, The NFL, and Deja Vu

by Bruce Fisher

Back when there were 17 of them, Greg Olma was one of only two Erie County legislators to vote against former Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski’s $202 million subsidy deal with the Buffalo Bills. Gorski’s 1997 deal guaranteed Ralph Wilson’s house, which means that Wilson would receive all the money he’d get from selling all his seats whether or not his firm actually filled all the seats in the county-owned stadium.

Special Report

Taxing Questions Regarding The Bills

by Jim Heaney,

The key study isn’t done, and negotiations have yet to start in earnest, but it’s not too early to start posing questions about who should pay for what to keep the Bills in Buffalo.

Theater Week

From Buffalo to Broadway

by Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase previews three shows now on stage in Buffalo: Road Less Traveled's production of Ancestral Voices, Speed The Plow at the Manny Fried Playhouse, Irish Classical's A Delicate Balance, and two shows on Broadway: Evita and Newsies.

Sports Feature

Sticking to Tradition

by Charlotte Hsu

In the hands of craftsman Alf Jacques, wood bends and changes in ways it won’t for other men.

Music Interview

Death Cab Decoded

by Jill Greenberg

In support of their seventh studio album, Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie has set out on a North American tour accompanied by members of San Francisco’s celebrated Magik*Magik Orchestra. They are set to perform for a sold-out crowd at Kleinhans Music Hall this Tuesday (April 24). On the guitar-centric album, Death Cab for Cutie experimented with audio textures, lyrics, and even the process of recording itself.

Classical Music Notes

Spectral Music Invades Slee Hall

by Jan Jezioro

On Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30pm, the final concert in this academic year’s Slee/Visiting Artist Series in Slee Hall at UB features the New York City based percussion group Talujon in a rare performance of Gérard Grisey’s landmark work of spectral music, Le Noir de l’Étoile.

Film Reviews


by George Sax


by George Sax

In Brief...

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, April 20 - Thursday, April 26)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: The Artvoice B.O.O.M! Grand Finale, the culmination of our 6-month long battle of original music for a $5000 prize; featuring Patrons of Sweet, The Tins, '92 Bills, and Sleepless City, this Friday the 20th at The Tralf.

You Auto Know

The Name Says It All

by Jim Corbran

The new 2012 CR-V is the fourth generation of Honda’s compact, comfortable, crossover/SUV. The first made its appearance for the 1996 model year, with updates for 2002 and 2007. Each new CR-V has improved upon what started out as an already successful Honda recipe—a somewhat attractive, compact, go-nearly-anywhere machine that would reward its owner with years of reliability.

Letters to Artvoice

Re-Establish the Historic Elk Street City Market Near Canal Side

by John R. Finster, Orchard Park

Protect Our Water From Sewage

by Louie Dingeldey, Buffalo

Gas Drilling: A Home Rule Issue

by Ronald Fraser, PhD, Colden

Celebrating Solidarity with Latin America

by Wayne Alt, Buffalo

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Fast-Food Culture Shock: Since December, the White Castle restaurant in Lafayette, Ind., has provided diners with a stylish experience that includes table service and a wine selection to go with its iconic “slider” hamburgers.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Forty percent of Americans do not know that the dinosaurs died out long before human beings ever existed. When these folks see an old cartoon of caveman Fred Flintstone riding on a Diplodocus, they think it’s depicting a historical fact. In the coming weeks, Pisces, you need to steer clear of people who harbor gross delusions like that.


Ask Anyone

Around Christmastime my girlfriend and I threw a party at our apartment. A lot of people showed up because we made it pretty much open for our friends to invite people they knew. It really went well, aside from the spilled drink here and there.