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Staycation Feature

Oh, Won't You Stay?

by Adelina Simpson

In Our Neck of the Woods

by Megan Pehlan

Let's Cruise

by Megan Phelan

Staycation Venue Directory

by Artvoice Staff

News Feature

Crapped Out

by Jim Heaney,

Way back in 1993 the state Department of Environmental Conversation told the City of Buffalo to dredge Scajaquada Creek to remove decaying human excrement and other sludge that was up to five feet deep in some places.

Art Scene

Scott Bye's Wooden "Turbine" at Big Orbit

by Jack Foran

Love Me Tender: Collage and Photography by Kaitlin Frisicaro and Kevin Burzynski at Glow Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Dance Feature

Dancers, Divas & Puppets

by Jan Jezioro

The meaning of the word “diva” has somehow developed a split personality. The first two definitions of the word in the online edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary reference firstly: “The main female singer in an opera company” and then “A vain or undisciplined person who finds it difficult to work under direction or as part of a team.”

Theater Week

Janowski Swims

by Anthony Chase

BUA seems to take the idea of summer “camp” literally. This is the favored season for Buffalo theater legend and grand diva of the BUA stage, Jimmy Janowski, to put on a dress (or several) and to flip his wig. I’d call Janowski “incomparable,” but that’s one thing he decidedly isn’t.

Theater Review

The May Queen

by Anthony Chase

Molly Smith Metzler’s new comedy, The May Queen, commissioned by the Chautauqua Theater Company and now being performed at the Bratton Theater, has echoes of The Breakfast Club, Grease, Mean Girls, Carrie, Peggy Sue Got Married, and every other story of high school wherein the girls are mean and the guys are shallow and selfish.

Music Feature

The Great Coming Kerfuffle

by Cory Perla

If you’ve switched on your radio in the past six months you’ve probably noticed a new rock music station at the end of dial: 107.7 Alternative Buffalo.

Film Reviews

Wish I Was Here

by M. Faust

And So It Goes

by M. Faust

Venus in Fur

by M. Faust

A Most Wanted Man

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, July 25 - Thursday, July 31)

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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: four picks from The Infringement Festival which begins Thursday, July 24th.

Play Ball!

No Offense, Ma'am

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

The All Star break has come and gone, but the Buffalo Bisons’ spiral into the abyss just seems to continue without missing a beat.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Enric Girona recently donated his prototype pet commode to the town of El Vendrell, Spain, hoping to spark worldwide interest. Conscientious owners would train their dogs on the station—a hole in the ground with a flush handle—which is connected to the sewer system, as is the drain grid next to it (for tinkling).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): According to the legends about Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, the boy who would ultimately become King Arthur didn’t know he was heir to the throne while he was growing up. His future destiny was hidden from him.