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Fall Arts Feature

For the Birds

by Sarah Barry

This week’s Artvoice cover features Buffalo artist Maude White. White works primarily in cut paper to reveal beautifully intricate birds, elephants, people, and more. Each detailed piece is precisely cut to reveal a unique story. White’s fourth exhibition, Birds I’ve Been will be on display this Friday at the Western New York Book Arts Center.

Fall Arts Feature

All is Fair

by Cory Perla

A funny thing happened during the preparation for this year’s echo Art Fair. In order to hoist up the walls of a few dozen specially made booths to the second floor of the Buffalo Public Library, organizers required a crane.

Fall Arts Feature

Leaves of Books

by Katherine MacSpedon

Take comfort in the cool shade of this season’s Talking Leaves Bookstore events and listen to guest authors speak and sign their recently published books (and any other book of theirs you may have).

Fall Arts Feature

10 Fall Concerts

by Cory Perla

AV’s music editor recommends these autumn shows

Getting a Grip

Waging War vs. Keeping the Peace

by Michael I. Niman

One hot muggy summer day a few years back I was walking with a friend across a public university campus when the friend took note of a pair of police officers sporting bulletproof vests and “high and tight” military style hairdos while patrolling the empty campus. The friend wanted to know what was up? “That’s just how they dress,” I responded.

Special Report

Against the Current

by Dan Telvock,

After years of inaction, local and state officials are acting to stem the flow of sewage overflows into the badly polluted Scajaquada Creek.

News Feature

Tim Wu on the Moreland Commission

by Buck Quigley

Tim Wu is running for Lieutenant Governor of New York State on the Democratic line against hometown favorite Kathy Hochul. Wu, who lives in Manhattan, grew up in Toronto.

ASI Survey

2014 Candidates Survey

ASI sent the survey to all candidates listed below at the address given on their nominating petitions, as well as to any campaign websites and social media sites that could be found. While every effort was made to make the candidates aware of the survey, it can not be guaranteed that those who did not respond saw the survey. No candidate indicated they chose not to respond.

Art Scene

Cosmic Nature

by Jack Foran

One artist looks for inspiration to the infinitely expanding cosmos—once thought to be immutable—one to the emphatically mutable and evolving natural world on earth, in the current show of two women artists, both from Mexico, at the Casa de Arte.

Theater Week

The Fall Theater Season

by Anthony Chase

The first sign of fall in the theater world is not the turning of leaves or an abundance of fresh apples. It’s the kick-off of numerous theater seasons, culminating with Curtain Up! on September 19th.

Classical Music Notes

An Evening With Renee Fleming

by Jan Jezioro

The opening night gala concert of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s new season is for many people the one concert of the entire subscription series that is not to be missed.

Film Reviews

A Five Star Life

by George Sax

Duran Duran: Unstaged

by M. Faust

Land Ho!

by M. Faust


On the Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, September 5 - Thursday, September 11)

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 Lorde performing at Artpark Mainstage on Sunday, September 7th.

Beer Feature

Taste of Empire: Harvest Ales

by Willard Brooks

At this time of year “Harvest Ales” begin to appear on shelves. The name suggests styles of beer made with freshly harvested malts and hops, perhaps with a tendency toward pale ales and IPAs.

Play Ball!

Oh, So Close!

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Several of the Buffalo Bisons’ players, mindful of the city’s recent tortured past when it comes to its sports teams, wanted so badly to deliver some playoff glory for Buffalo.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

As summed up by a writer: “The absurdity runs deep.” America uses American military equipment to bomb American military equipment that ISIS captured (from inept Iraqi soldiers, inept in part since America disbanded Iraq’s professional military in 2003).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I have a hypothesis that everyone is born with the same amount of luck,” says cartoonist Scott Adams.