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Cover Story

Battle of the Beats

by Cory Perla

To DJ Jake “Brother Bear” Broffman, spinning records is like running. Like a runner, his morning routine starts with a warmup. A session might begin with some music with a lower beat-per-minute ratio, like hip hop, then he’ll work his way up to mid-tempo genres like house or techno and gradually to dubstep or trap, which are typically higher BPM tracks.

Week in Review

Trico Landmark: Pridgen Again Asks For More Time, and Gets It

by Geoff Kelly

Judge Carney Stays Foreclosure on Episcopal Church Home

by Jack Foran

Small Talk

by Geoff Kelly

Getting a Grip

Obama in the Holy Land

by Michael I. Niman

Last week President Barack Obama joined Richard Nixon and George W. Bush as the only sitting US presidents to visit Israel. Israel responded to the historic visit by awarding Obama that nation’s highest civilian honor—the Presidential Distinction Award. CNN and other news agencies broke into regular programming to carry the event live.

News Feature

Teaching Students to Think

by Jack Foran

The American education system, on the whole, doesn’t work very well. We seem to have a great university system. Students from around the world come to study in American colleges and universities. But somehow, whatever it is the colleges and universities are doing right—not to imply that they’re doing it all right—it isn’t getting passed down to the primary and secondary schools.

Art Scene

Patrick Robideau's "Hallway" and the Curator-as-raccoon

by Eric Jackson-Forsberg

Amy Greenan's Paintings at Canisius College

by Jack Foran

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 3, Week 3: The Revenge Therapists vs. 240 North

Congratulations to Well Worn Boot for collecting the most votes in our online contest this past week. That wins them a spot in our next live showdown.

Classical Music Notes

Slee Cycle Finale

by Jan Jezioro

The venerable Slee Beethoven String Quartet Cycle wraps up its 2012-13 with two concerts performed by the Bergonzi String Quartet on Thursday, April 4 in Baird Recital Hall, and Friday, April 5 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the UB Amherst Campus. Both concerts start at 7:30pm.

Puck Stop

The Drive for Ninth

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

This is becoming the tiresome script that is the Buffalo Sabres. The season begins with high expectations and visions of a deep run into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Then something happens like an injury or controversy in the locker room or some awful incident on the ice. Things start to unravel.

Film Review

Like Someone in Love

by M. Faust

Filmmakers are fond of saying that the most interesting thing about their work is what audiences bring to it and make of it.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, March 29 - Thursday, April 4)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: The Waiting Room Grand Opening, featuring The Polar Bear Club.

Lit City

Babel: Julia Alvarez

by Barbara Cole

Just Buffalo: Developing Young Writers

by Rachelle Toarmino

Letters to Artvoice

Paladino's waterfront plan is "politics as usual", not "progress"

by Art Giacalone

Ban Fracking Activities on County Land

by Barbara Frackiewicz

Go to the Kegger

by Dan Radwan

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

In March, Microsoft was fined 561 million euros (about $725 million) by the European Commission after, apparently, a programmer carelessly left out just one line of code in Microsoft’s Service Pack 1 of European versions of Windows 7. That one line would have triggered the system to offer web browsers other than Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer, which Microsoft had agreed to include to settle charges that it was monopolizing the web-browser business.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I was too lazy to write your horoscope this week, so I went to a website that hawks bumper stickers and copied a few of their slogans to use as your “advice.” Here you go.

The Back Page

Photography: Christina Cooke

If you read this newspaper regularly, you’ve probably encountered the work of photographer Christina Cooke—her work has enriched a number of feature articles we’ve published, particularly those concerning Occupy Buffalo and the trial of Nate Buckely. Through the weekend, you can see Cooke’s work on exhibit at the Dr. Margaret J. Eschner Bacon Gallery at Buffalo State College, 234 Upton Hall.