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The News, Briefly

Ethics, Shmethics: Lomeo Goes From CEO to CEO to CEO

by Buck Quigley

There's No "We" in "Team," Either

by Geoff Kelly

News Feature

Investigative Post: Outrages & Insights - Call To Inaction

by Jim Heaney,

Why do the Buffalo Common Council and the Erie County Legislature do so little?

News Analysis

Getting to Square One

by Bruce Fisher

In another month or so, an international gathering of very smart, very positive, very influential urbanists will come to Buffalo to enjoy our architecture, our parks, our weather, our water, and our prospects. The Congress for the New Urbanism will bring big thinkers, enthusiasts, and city-fix-it gurus from all over the place.

Local Music Feature

Face the Music

Meet 10 local music acts you must hear… and if you like what you hear, we’ve got more for you.

Local Music Feature

Where the Music Is: 12 Great Live Venues

by Jamie Moses

There are dozens of live music venues in WNY. Some clubs, however, have gone beyond simply having bands play. We’re talking about the clubs who have made a serious investment in a house PA system, lighting and a building stage that is well placed for everyone in the room to enjoy the music.

Venue Spotlight

Pausa Art House

by Geoff Kelly

A couple weeks back, Jon Nelson—a trumpeter on the music faculty at UB who, with his wife Lazara, runs Pausa Art House on Wadsworth, just around the bend from the west end of Allen—saw a guy wandering up the street, a CD in his hand, looking lost.

Five Questions With...

John Toohill: Singer and guitarist of JOHNS, and Artvoice cover model

Chelsea O: Disc jockey highlights local acts at Alternative Buffalo 107.7 FM

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 4, Week 3: Mon-Byrds vs. Queen City Catastrophe

Congratulations to the Heavenly Chillbillies for winning last week’s contest. This week we offer Queen City Catastrophe vs. Mon-Byrds. Visit to check out both acts and vote for the band you prefer. Online votes are due by the end of Tuesday, April 29.

Art Scene

Paintings by Bruce Adams at the Castellani Art Museum

by Jack Foran

Paintings by Rodney Taylor at UB Center for the Arts

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meir

by Anthony Chase


by Anthony Chase

Captain Jett Bettington and the Adventures on Planet Earth

by Anthony Chase

Classical Music Notes

Messaging the Medium

by Jan Jezioro

No, of course not—but, if you ever want to conjure up an aural representation of the Other Side, you can’t go wrong using a theremin, or a theremin cello, in this case, to get an audience into the kind of mental state where they may well start imaging spectral manifestations.

Film Reviews

Dancing in Jaffa

by George Sax

Super Duper Alice Cooper

by Ed Grant

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

by M. Faust

Love is in the Air

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, May 2 - Thursday, May 8)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Shlohmo, this Sunday the 4th at The Waiting Room.

Play Ball!

Baseball's Electric Weekend in Montreal

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Think about the NBA Buffalo Braves, who for close to a decade captivated hoops fans here in Western New York; who made some amazing playoff runs and came within a hair’s breadth of greatness; who were beset with attendance problems and ownership chaos; and who were eventually sold and brutally ripped away from the community, which deserved better.

Letters to Artvoice

News Board of Education Endorsements Further the City's Racial Divide

The Abuse of Temporary Workers

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

First-term U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida is already among the House’s most conservative members, but his Republican primary challenger claims to be even more so—but with a quixotic, longtime hobby as a costumed, role-playing “gamer.”


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.” So said Taurus-born Edwin Land, the man who invented the Polaroid camera.