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Cover Story

Something to Talk About

by Geoff Kelly

Like her predecessor as executive director at Squeaky Wheel, Dorothea Braemer—and like former executive directors such as Ghen Zando Dennis and Cheryl Jackson, among others—Jax Deluca is a practicing artist.

Week in Review

Buffalo Contingent Joins 30,000 at Climate Action Rally in DC

by Jennifer-Lee Pang

Small Talk

by Artvoice Staff

News Analysis

Bashing Cuomo, Ducking Mergers

by Bruce Fisher

Next week in Toronto, a policy institute will host a session that every Upstate New York mayor, county executive, comptroller, and chamber of commerce leader should but probably won’t attend.

Investigative Post

Duty Free Owners Big on Political Campaign Contributions

by Dan Telvock,

The Florida-based owners of the duty free store on the Buffalo side of the Peace Bridge are big-time operators with more than 100 stores here and abroad.

Art Scene

Ellen Steinfeld's Paintings and Sculptures at the Burchfield-Penney

by Eric Jackson-Forsberg

Peepshow 2013: Hot Mess

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Dancing at Lughnasa: A Friel Fest

by Anthony Chase

Seeing Brian Friel’s 1990 play Dancing at Lughnasa again serves to remind us what a lush and masterful work this is. The smart and affecting Irish Classical Theatre Company production, under the direction of Derek Campbell at the Andrews Theatre, showcases the playwright’s dramatic power and eloquently demonstrates his close literary kinship to Anton Chekhov, the Russian playwright with whom he is so often compared.

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Holland Taylor (pictured above with playwright Lee Kalcheim) is back on Broadway. Previews for her one-woman play, Ann, inspired by the life of former Texas governor Ann Richards, began at Lincoln Center this week. Holland, who turned 70 last month, has been working on this play for quite a while.

Classical Music Notes

Lutoslawski at 100

by Jan Jezioro

Witold Lutosławski was born in Warsaw on January 25, 1913, and numerous major orchestras worldwide are celebrating the event by scheduling performances of one or more of the composer’s late masterpieces.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 2, Week 4: Voices vs. Den of Lions

Congratulations to Savannah King for collecting the most votes in our online contest this past week. With that, she wins a spot on the bill for our next live showdown — joining CrashFuse and Sic Sin. Who will be the fourth act to join them?

Film Reviews

The Doors: Live at the Bowl

by Buck Quigley

More Than Me

by M. Faust


by M. Faust


by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, February 22 - Thursday, February 28)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Beach Fossils, playing Thursday, February 28th at The Tralf.

You Auto Know

It's A Gas... Now and Then

by Jim Corbran

Looking back over decades of automotive trends, all sorts of inane ideas pop up: tail fins, two- and-three-toned (or more) paint jobs, vinyl tops, crushed-velour seats, red-line tires… the list goes on and on.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Officials at England’s 12th-century St. Peter’s Church in Seaford, East Sussex, which is renowned for its eerie quiet, created a 30-minute CD recently of near-total silence, first as a small-scale fundraising project, but later for general sales (since word-of-mouth had attracted orders from as far away as Ghana).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may have heard the thundering exhortation, “Know thyself!” Its origin is ancient. More than 2,400 years ago, it was inscribed at the front of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece.

The Back Page

Comix: OGRE

“OGRE on long scary joreney. Sometimes sad. Sometimes super. Never alone. OGRE carry love everywhere. He get to share love with other mortals to make their joreneys good too.”