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Cover Story

Breaking Down Silos

by Cory Perla

Dense fog rolls in over Lake Erie swallowing the flying, snake-like skyway and hovering over the Buffalo River. On this glum April afternoon the tops of the grain silos along the Buffalo River disappear into the mist.

News Feature

Another Fine Mess For City Hall

by Dan Telvock,

Buffalo is facing more than $100,000 in fines because of its mishandling of hazardous materials that put city employees and neighborhood residents at risk of everything from mercury poisoning to chemical explosions.

Art Scene

Art Evolution on the East End of Allentown: Ceramics by Leeann Catanzaro at Indigo Art, Found Metal by Richard Rockford and Robert Then at Gallery TGW

by Patricia Pendleton

Locust Street Art's Annual Show

by Jack Foran

Music Profile

Joe Donohue III of The Albrights

by Matthew Crehan Higgins

Joe Donohue III takes in everything he sees on the street as he walks casually to his Artvoice interview at Code Blu Juice bar. Having recently performed his first starring role as the title character in MusicalFare’s production of The Who’s Tommy, Donohue is now working with his three band mates from The Albrights on finishing their second full-length release.

Classical Music Notes

Violin Pyrotechnics: Italian Virtuoso Violinist Matteo Fedeli Returns to Town

by Jan Jezioro

Guitar Hero: Marko Topchii Wins in Style

by Jan Jezioro

Theater News


by Javier

No surprise that super talented-and-cute Neil Patrick Harris (pictured above) won this year’s Tony for his performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The production also took Tony awards for Best Revival and Best Featured Actress for Lena Hall who plays Yitzhak.

Film Feature

Films, Wine & Fine Dining at Niagara Integrated Film Festival

by M. Faust

For years, Bill Marshall has been saying that he’d like to start another film festival. After all, the last one he helped found turned out pretty well. You may have heard of it: the Toronto International Film Festival.

Film Reviews

Preview: A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness at Squeaky Wheel

by M. Faust

Fed Up

by M. Faust

Words and Pictures

by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, June 13 - Thursday, June 19)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Big Neck Fest, this Thursday and Friday at Nietzsche's.

Play Ball!

Rating Ballparks From the Broadcast Booth

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Fans who visit ballparks and stadiums are usually on the prowl for customer amenities—good things to eat, play areas for the kids, superb scoreboards, and entertainment diversions. Players and coaches have a keen eye on the creature comforts available in the clubhouses, things like weight rooms, exercise machinery and batting cages.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Vanellope, Rydder, Jceion and Burklee head the latest annual list of the most common baby names on the Social Security Administration register of first-time-appearing names. There were 63 Vanellopes (girls), but only 10 each for Rydder and Jceion, the most popular debut names for boys.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Nikhedonia” is an obscure English word that refers to the pleasure that comes from anticipating success or good fortune. There’s nothing wrong with indulging in this emotion as long as it doesn’t interfere with you actually doing the work that will lead to success or good fortune.