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Cover Story

All Lined Up

by J. Sesom

Big Jack Fowler wanted to own a live music club, a big one, but he had no idea he would re-open Buffalo’s insanely popular country music venue Howdy’s. It wasn’t his plan. He had been working on a deal with his lawyer to buy Club Paradise in Hamburg, a 10,000 capacity club, hotel and banquet facility.

Guest Commentary

Teachout Tells the Truth

by Paul Wolf, Esq.

Zephyr Teachout is a Fordham law professor running on the Democratic line against Andrew Cuomo for Governor of New York. At the recent Working Families Party convention, Teachout received 41 percent of the delegate votes.

Art Scene

A Peek at a New Documentary Examining Waterways

by Jack Foran

Images of Our Watery Vistas at Burchfield-Penney

by J. Tim Raymond

Theater Week

Henry V in the Park

by Anthony Chase

Is it possible to be both a great king and a decent human being? That is the question that William Shakespeare explores in Henry V. Shakespeare in Delaware Park is now performing the play in a production directed by Saul Elkin, starring Patrick Moltane.

Film Reviews

Obvious Child

by M. Faust

Being Ginger

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, June 27 - Thursday, July 3)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Artvoice's annual Exile on Allen Street tribute to the Rolling Stones, this Saturday, June 28th at Nietzsche's.

Play Ball!

No More Ricky Romero to Kick Around

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Who is the highest paid athlete plying his trade around these parts of late? No it’s not a member of the Buffalo Bills or the Buffalo Sabres.

Letters to Artvoice

Community Benefits Agreements and You

by Veronica Nichols

Cars: A Plaque Upon Us

by Mark Abell

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Marking Japan’s latest unfathomable social trend, two paperback photo books—both consisting only of portraits of the rear ends of hamsters—have experienced surprising and still-growing printing runs.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you could harness the energy from a typical lightning bolt, you would be able to use it to toast 100,000 slices of bread.