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Best of Buffalo 2014

And the Winners Are...

The results are finally in! The 2014 Best of Buffalo winners were officially announced, and received their awards at our annual Best of Buffalo party held this past Monday, May 19th.

Theater Week

The Artie Award Nominations

by Anthony Chase

The Artie Awards honoring excellence in Buffalo theater will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Town Ballroom. The red carpet with Jimmy Janowski will start at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. with hosts Anthony Chase, Charmagne Chi, and Alan Trinca.

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Annette Bening (pictured above) just completed the run of the world premiere of the one woman show Ruth Draper’s Monologues at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Art Scene

Works by Rita Argen Auerbach on Display at Two Local Galleries

by J. Tim Raymond & Patricia Pendleton

CEPA Features Works by Alexis Oltmer and William Bergmann

by Jack Foran

Classical Music Notes

Soloisti Di Camerata

by Jan Jezioro

On Sunday May 25, the Camerata di Sant’Antonio leaves its home at St. Anthony of Padua’s and travels uptown to St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church on 51 Colonial Circle, just off of Elmwood Avenue.

Film Feature

Highlights From the Canadian International Documentary Festival

by M. Faust

In the world of cinema, documentaries are to multiplex movies what fruits and vegetables are to cheeseburgers and pizza. Given your druthers, you may gravitate toward the immediate gratification of the latter. But once you get used to a diet of healthier fare, you may find yourself losing your taste for junk food.

Film Reviews

Belle, Blended, Chef

by M. Faust

Genteel audiences who would have liked to see 12 Years a Slave if only it were more along the lines of Downton Abbey are the presumed demographic for Belle, a movie that deals with slavery by never depicting it.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, May 23 - Thursday, May 29)

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 Artvoice's Battle Of Original Music, Round 4 Live Show, this Friday, May 23rd at Nietzsche's.

You Auto Know

Meet Van, Jr.

by Jim Corbran

Size doesn’t matter, they say. But they never had to maneuver a full-sized van through narrow city streets to deliver a bouquet of flowers, a carton of office supplies, or a muffler and tailpipe to a repair garage. Hah! But in my travels over the years, I have.

Letters to Artvoice

Buffalo Green Code: "Green Light" for Developers, Rough Road for Elmwood Village Residents

by Art Giacalone

A recent editorial in the Buffalo News effusively praises the proposed “Buffalo Green Code.”

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. (and the world’s fifth-richest person, according to Forbes magazine) is a big basketball fan and was reported in April to have an interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. An Ellison associate told the Wall Street Journal, for example, that Ellison has basketball courts on at least two of his yachts and shoots hoops for relaxation on the open water.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): During the next 12 months you will have exceptional opportunities to soak up knowledge, add to your skill set, and get the training you need to pursue interesting kinds of success in the coming six to eight years. What’s the best way to prepare?