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Cover Story

Ground Up

by Cory Perla

My phone rings and it’s Chae Hawk on the line. He’s calling to tell me that he spent the night in jail. This isn’t the usual type of phone call I get from the Buffalo rapper. He usually calls to tell me about his latest music video or single, but this time is obviously different. He had reached a breaking point.

Week in Review

A Paladino Party, No Donations Please

by Aaron Lowinger

UB Comes to City Hall

by Buck Quigley

BNMC Offers Preservationists a Tricky Deal on Trico

by Geoff Kelly

Urban Land Institute's "Balanced" Panel on Fracking

by Buck Quigley

News Analysis

A Grant Park For Buffalo

by Bruce Fisher

As Buffalo-born Austin Hoyt’s magnificent PBS series Chicago shows, it was the newly minted bluebloods of Chicago’s Gilded Age who rescued that city’s waterfront and created Grant Park. They also created the rest of the 18-mile-long waterfront parkway that allows public access to the city’s entire Lake Michigan shore.

Art Scene

Book Art Inspired by Science

by Jack Foran

Postcards From a Place You Know

by J. Tim Raymond

Carley Hill's Forest Garden at Griffis Sculpture Park

Theater Week

August: Osage County

by Anthony Chase

Blood on Cat's Neck

by Anthony Chase

Classical Music Notes

La Belle Epoque, Musically Speaking

by Jan Jezioro

La Belle Époque is usually thought of, in the history of France, as the period extending from the aftermath of the violent overthrow of the Paris Commune in 1871 to the 1914 outbreak of World War I. But, more generally, since World War I is the defining event in the 20th-century history of European civilization, the artistic achievements of that era continue to have a resounding effect on contemporary culture.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 4, Week 1: Essential Vitamins Crew vs. A Little More

Congratulations to Well Worn Boot for collecting the most votes in our live show last Friday. That wins them a spot in the BOOM Grand Finale coming up in June.

Film Feature

The Full Cleveland

There was a time when film festivals served to expose new films not only to audiences but to potential theatrical distributors. That’s still the case at a big festival like Toronto, where companies like Focus, Fox Searchlight, and Weinstein go in search of new product.

Film Review

The Company You Keep

by George Sax

Recently, actor Robert Redford produced, narrated, appeared in, and probably had a hand in directing a television documentary about the Watergate burglary and Nixon White House coverup. Redford played Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in the movie All The President’s Men, who with Carl Berstein helped to reveal the lying and criminality.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, April 26 - Thursday, May 2)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Rebelution, performing on Saturday the 27th at the Town Ballroom.

Puck Stop

Ryan Miller: "If they can dish it out, they can take it"

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

If you want to focus in on one, just one, seminal moment that is the microcosm of this awful season of Buffalo Sabres hockey, just look at last Friday’s game at home against the New York Rangers, an 8-4 loss that officially eliminated Buffalo from postseason contention.

Lit City

Jen Bervin & The Gorgeous Nothings

by Barbara Cole

Just Buffalo's Wordplay Houses the Imaginations of Buffalo's Youth

by Noah Falck

Dispatches: War of 1812

The Taking of Toronto

by Mason Winfield

The Maple Leaf nation rightly savors its defense of itself in the War of 1812. It may not like to be reminded that a US land-naval force made a week-long bitch out of Toronto.

Letters to Artvoice

Sue Gillick on Running for School Board

by Sue Gillick, PhD

Politics & Patronage

by Joeseph Mascia

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

A University of Kansas professor and two co-authors, in research in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Finance, found that children age 10 and under substantially outperformed their parents in earnings from stock trading in the few days before and after rumors swirled on possible corporate mergers.

Free Will Astrology

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1921, Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev—born under the sign of the Bull—premiered his opera The Love for Three Oranges in the United States. Here’s how The New York Times felt about it: “There are a few, but only a very few, passages that bear recognizable kinship with what has hitherto been considered music.”

The Back Page

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Spring Watercolor Show

DeEtta Silvestro’s Zebra Mania is part of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Spring Watercolor Show, which runs April 25-May 19 at 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts (1045 Elmwood Avenue).