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Music Feature: In Memoriam

The Mayor of East Mohawk Street: Pete Perrone (1943 - 2014)

by Donny Kutzbach

You’d find him there night after night. With his perfectly combed-back coif and almost always a warm smile fixed just below his signature mustache. He stood hunched with a fist of bills just under the dim lights in the doorframe at 47 East Mohawk.

Art Feature: In Memoriam

Good Night, Art Star: Phil Durgan (1966 - 2014)

Phil Durgan was an artist and playwright, an habitué of cafes and kitchens both as customer and cook, a native of San Diego who made an immediate and indelible impression on this city’s cultural scene upon moving here from San Diego in 2008.

Getting a Grip

Eco-Branding the White House on the Eve of Climate Doom

by Michael I. Niman

In this grand battle of the titans, Capitalism vs. the Environment, we’re in the last round, with the Environment down for the count but still moving. In this 11th hour, scientists and bureaucrats are warning that it’s a crap call whether or not civilization can live out the century.

Theater Week

Getting Operatic

by Anthony Chase


by Anthony Chase

Adrift in Macao

by Anthony Chase

Body Awareness

by Anthony Chase

Classical Music Notes

Piano Four Hands at Pausa

by Jan Jezioro

Pianists Helena Bugallo and Amy Williams formed their piano duo in 1995 as graduate students at the University at Buffalo. They have been concertizing to critical acclaim in both Europe and the Americas ever since, even though their personal career paths have led them to dwell literally an ocean apart.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 4 Quarterfinals Are Set!

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: The Spin Wires, The Heavenly Chillbillies, Mon-Byrds, and our most recent winners, Like a Parrot!

Beer Feature

Taste of Empire - Farm to Pint

by Dr. Robert Johnson & Willard Brooks

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association (BNBA) announces its first annual Farm to Pint (F2P) celebration on May 18, noon-5pm at Hamburg Brewing Company. This event will showcase the establishment of a craft beer making supply chain in Western New York and the local brews that result.

Film Feature

The 29th Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival

by M. Faust

The good news about this year’s edition of the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival—well, as usual it’s all good news for the area’s longest-lived and most consistent film festival, a dependable showcase for world cinema of a high order.

Film Reviews

The Unknown Known

by George Sax

God's Pocket

by M. Faust

Just a Sigh

by M. Faust

Go Down Death

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, May 16 - Thursday, May 22)

Flim Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: the Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2014 Party, this Monday, May 19th at the Town Ballroom.

Lit City

Carl Dennis: Another Reason

by Barbara Cole

Just Buffalo Writing Center Opens

by Robin Jordan & Leah Mosher

Play Ball!

Starting Pitching Fueling Bisons Success

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

One of the biggest reasons that the Bisons sit close to the top of the International League standings, and are in the mix for the top of their division, is strong pitching from the starting rotation.

Letters to Artvoice

Bills Stadium Downtown?

As much as I fully appreciate Bruce Fisher’s smart and thoughtful columns, I think he is wrong about putting the Bills’ stadium downtown (“The Downtown Stadium,” Artvoice v13n19).

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

“Whoever said, ‘Money can’t buy you friends’ clearly hasn’t been on the Internet recently,” wrote The New York Times in April, pointing to various social media support services that create online superstars by augmenting one’s Facebook “friends,” Twitter “followers” and Instagram “likes.”


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I see you as having more in common with a marathon runner than a speed racer. Your best qualities tend to emerge when you’re committed to a process that takes a while to unfold.