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Cover Story

Busker takes performance to the people for the Allentown Fall Festival

by George Sax

Like multitudes of other people, David Adamczyk has seen the online video of the internationally prominent classical violinist Joshua Bell playing for passengers during an ill-fated 2007 foray into a Washington, D.C. Metro stop. He attracted little interest or attention. Adamczyk thinks he knows why: “His technique is bad.”

News Feature

Where does ECHDC get these ideas for Outer Harbor development?

by Dan Telvock, Investigative Post

Buffalo, which has suffered over the years from a series of planning mistakes, is nearing a decision on how to develop its Outer Harbor even though the state agency managing the project hasn’t completed its homework on key legal, financial and environmental issues.

News Feature

The Atinga Project uses a new economic model to fight poverty in Rwanda

by Ethan Powers

On a dreary winter day, Chris Way ruminated over his richly fulfilling study abroad experience in Rwanda. He stared thoughtfully at the pair of recycled-tire sandals that sat idly on his desk. They soon began to embody every ounce of the Africa he knew and studied, and reflected the character of the many Africans he worked alongside.

Art Scene

Errol Daniels photos at Villa Maria score a knockout

by Jack Foran

Mark Leo Lavatelli at Big Orbit Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Theater Week

Theatrically Speaking

by Anthony Chase

Design on stage

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Renee Taylor (pictured above) will be performing her one woman show My Life on a Diet, November 6th-16th at Shea’s Smith Theatre. The piece was co-written with her husband Joseph Bologna, who also directs.

Music Feature

Pop producer K.Flay speaks on her Life as a Dog

by Alicia Greco

When Kristine Flaherty was in California attending Stanford University, she was talking to an RA about mainstream rap music. After making her complaints, someone suggested she make a rap song herself.

Classical Music Notes

Chamber Music for Three and Four

by Jan Jezioro

Is the Jerusalem Quartet the finest string quartet now performing in the world? The avid local chamber music audience will once again enjoy the opportunity to ponder that question when the 91st season of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society opens on Tuesday, October 14 at 8pm in the Mary Seaton Room with a performance by the Jerusalem Quartet.

Food Feature

Farm dinners reunite consumers with the land

by Joy Resor

Although the farm-to-fork movement has been gaining steam with the growth of farmer’s markets and locally-sourced produce around the city, few people have direct access to the places where their food actually comes from. Trattoria Aroma hopes to bridge the gap between farmer and consumer through their seasonal farm dinners.

Film Feature

Don't Miss BIFF

by M. Faust

If you’ve picked up this issue the day it hits the street, you’re in time to see the opening film of this year’s Buffalo International Film Festival, Modworld, a documentary about the odd artifacts and odder employees to be found at the gift shop/art boutique of the title in New York’s East Village.

Film Reviews

Kill the Messenger

by M. Faust

The Judge

by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, October 10 - Thursday, October 17)

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 Merchandise, performing at Buffalo Iron Works on Monday, October 13.

You Auto Know

Office on Wheels

by Jim Corbran

Climbing into the cab of this week’s test vehicle, a GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab pickup, I had a question for Jim Murphy Sales Consultant Gary Notaro: “Just who buys these things?” The main reason I asked is... no, the TWO main reasons I asked are: their relatively high cost when compared to a car; and the fact that you rarely see an expensive pickup with any pickup-like stuff in the cargo bed.

Graphic Traffic

Sheltered: Volume 1

by Emil J. Novak Sr.

Coffin Hill: Volume 1 - Forest of the Night

by Diana Guild

Saga: Volume 1

by Carolyn Marcille

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Order in the Court: Signs went up in August in the York, Pennsylvania, courtroom of District Judge Ronald Haskell Jr. addressing two unconventional problems. First, “Pajamas are not (underlining ‘not’) appropriate attire for District Court.” Second, “Money from undergarments will not be accepted in this office.”


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I am naughtiest of all,” wrote poet Emily Dickinson in a playful letter to Maggie Maher, dated October 1882. In accordance with the astrological omens, I authorize you to let that same declaration fly frequently from your own lips in the coming week.