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News Feature

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

by Charlotte Keith, Investigative Post

The Buffalo Sabres like to point out that HarborCenter, which opens later this week, is privately financed to the tune of $172.2 million.

News Feature

Court Educates Cuomo on the Meaning of the Word "Independent"

by Paul Wolf, Esq.

Politicians are masters at hijacking words and twisting them for their own purposes. One of the words politicians like to use is “independent” to describe themselves and their actions.

Guest Essay

Why Buffalo should provide speedy internet service for all

by Andrew Banchich

I have lived in the Buffalo area all my life. Today the city is entering a renaissance. I see the rapid changes every day from my neighborhood in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. As the city begins to grow and thrive, the Internet service on which we all depend will need to keep pace.

Art Scene

Raising the Ship

by Jack Foran

Affinities: The Work of Nancy Belfer at Indigo Art

by Patricia Pendleton

Classical Music Notes

The Irish Classical Theatre Company and LehrerDance meet the BPO

by Jan Jezioro

The three highest profile classical music, theater and dance producing organizations in Western New York—the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Irish Classical Theatre Company and Lehrerdance, respectively—will combine their very considerable talents for three performances this weekend of Molière’s sparkling comedy Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, featuring Vincent O’Neill in the title role.

Theater News

Theatrically Speaking

by Anthony Chase

This week sees two great American plays in which the lies of children cause havoc and pain for all around them. The first of these is The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s 1953 account of the Salem Witch trials, told as an allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti communist crusade.

Film Review


by George Sax

There’s really no getting away from Michael Keaton in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s Birdman. Not just because he’s the star and in almost all of the movie’s scenes. It’s Keaton, not Riggan Thomson, the character he plays, who’s so deeply woven into Birdman’s fabric.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, October 31 - Thursday, November 6)

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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: Stripteasers Presents: "Midnight Mass", performing at the Nietzsche’s on Saturday, November 1.

Puck Stop

The awesomeness that is HarborCenter

by Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell

HarborCenter, the largest private sector development in the city’s history, is opening its doors to the public, and the excitement about this project has been off the charts as thousands of visitors to Canalside and First Niagara Center over the past 20 months have watched this massive structure go up at breakneck speed.

Graphic Traffic

Black Hole

by Carolyn Marcille

Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes

by Carolyn Marcille

The Walking Dead

by Carolyn Marcille

Letters to Artvoice

Not Right

by Diane Ellis

Keep fear out of Halloween

by Joseph Gallagher

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying native costumes and uncalled-for headdresses, happened to be touring the U.K. this fall, coinciding with the recent Paris Fashion Week in which the most celebrated designers from the “developed” world exhibited their wares, which often seemed as excessive as the Maasais’.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In AMC’s famous TV drama, a high school chemistry teacher responds to his awful luck by turning to a life of crime. The show’s title, “Breaking Bad,” refers to what happens when a good person cracks and veers over to the dark side. So then what does “breaking good” mean?