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News Feature

Every Dog Has its Day

by Ethan Powers

Bernie Wagner had just been told by her dog trainer that her border collie, Breaker, could not be saved, ascribing three words that she desperately tried to avoid hearing: “Put him down.”

Event Feature

A Benefit for Julien Lamb at Buffalo Iron Works

by Jeanette Chin

With a baby due in January, Allentown resident Patrick Lamb is experiencing the bundle of feelings that accompanies the role of being an expectant father: Anticipation, joy, and all the rest. At the same time, his identity as the father of an eight year old son, Julien, who has terminal cancer, turns his situation into a complicated one.

Art Scene

Strange Collages on Display at Nina Freudenheim Gallery

by Jack Foran

Micro-Architecture: New Collages by Gerald Mead at Studio Hart

by Patricia Pendleton

Visual Arts Feature

One For the Record Books

by Jack Foran

Brian Milbrand and Squeaky Wheel are going for a record and they want and need witnesses to the event.

Music Feature

Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation Fundraiser at Riverside Park Saturday

by Buck Quigley

“My wife and I were Sportsmen’s Tavern junkies,” says financial planner Jeffrey Goldfarb, recalling how the idea of the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation (SAMF) came about. “We became friends with Sportsmen’s owner Dwane Hall and his wife, Denise.

Classical Music Notes

Oboist Rising

by Jan Jezioro

Among the many valuable services that Jon and Lázara Nelson, the owners of the Pausa Art House, have provided to the local musical scene, is that of offering an ideal, intimate venue for the performance of classical chamber music by freelance musicians who are not necessarily closely connected to the local college/university musical performance scene.

Theater Week

Curtain Up King and Queen

by Anthony Chase

Artvoice will continue a tradition by crowning a Curtain Up! King and Queen on Curtain Up night at the Act III party on Main Street. This is a tongue-in-cheek theater industry event. The winner will be selected on the basis of a free-wheeling game of Broadway Beer Pong.

Film Feature

New Documentary Film Series to Critically Examine Issues of Diversity

by Michael I. Niman

There is no face of diversity. That’s the point. Diversity is diverse. It’s what makes us each unique, and collectively, keeps our community dynamic. It wards off monotony and boredom. It’s why people flee heterogeneous suburbs to feed on the life of more chaotic city centers.

Film Reviews

This is Where I Leave You

by George Sax

The Disappearance of Elanor Rigby: Them

by George Sax

A Walk Among the Tombstones

by M. Faust


by M. Faust

My Old Lady

by M. Faust


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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: the It Dies Today, performing at The Waiting Room on Saturday, September 20.

Lit City

Book Review: Panic in a Suitcase

by Woody Brown

Laura Pedersen Reads at Larkin Square

by Katherine McSpedon

Letters to Artvoice

Put a New Stadium Downtown

by Carl Paladino

The stadium should be built downtown so as to share the economic boom with the downtown business community and thereby justifying public financing of the stadium. Access to hotel, restaurant and other hospitality services, 20,000 public and private parking spaces and other entertainment would keep Canadian and American attendees in the downtown area to spend their leisure money.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Plastic surgeons, first in University of Missouri research in 2000 and recently in a study by Singapore doctors in the journal of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, have postulated that the “ideal” navel is basically vertically shaped with slight hooding—and, of course, an “innie.”


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I rarely waste my time trying to convert the “skeptics” who attack astrology with a hostile zeal that belies their supposed scientific objectivity. They’re often as dogmatic and closed-minded as any fundamentalist religious nut.