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Cover Story

Where is 710 Main?

by Anthony Chase

It’s been a long time since so much Broadway wattage has illuminated 710 Main—if ever. Many of the stars named on its walls actually performed across the street at what is now the Town Ballroom, home to Studio Arena from 1965 until 1978. After that, the theater began a steady decline, with only an occasional flash of its former glory.

Beer Feature

D.I.Y. Beer Making Can Become a Passion

by Erik Wollschlager

Those who find themselves madly in love with the amazing selection of craft beers available may be surprised to find that they can brew it themselves, and they can do it relatively easily.


Slumping Bills provide cause for forced optimism

by Dave Staba

Less than two weeks ago, Buffalo was 5-3 and in the midst of the playoff chase, with back-to-back games against fellow playoff hopefuls offering the opportunity to solidify the Bills’ position as a contender.

Art Scene

A Collection of Rich Kegler's work at WNYBAC

by Jack Foran

Impulses and Obstacles: Select Prints by Kathleen Sherin at Pausa Art House

by Patricia Pendleton

Theatrically Speaking

Donna Mckechnie

by Anthony Chase

When A Chorus Line opened on Broadway in 1975, Donna McKechnie instantly became the epitome of everything anyone could ever hope to be. She was the original Cassie, the Broadway dancer who crossed over to leading roles, but now just wanted a job on the line.

Theater News


by Javier

Now you see him now you don’t. Stage and screen star Nathan Lane (pictured above) will depart the Broadway production of It’s Only a Play on January 4, 2015 (the production’s original closing date) to prepare for his upcoming role in The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Music Interview

Our intrepid automotive writer plays chauffeur to local music legend

by Jim Corbran

It was the fates that put one of Buffalo’s most talented and beloved entertainers into the passenger seat of that red Kia Soul on a recent chilly evening. I’ll bet dollars-to-doughnuts that local legend and lounge pianist Jackie Jocko is the first person to get in it wearing a tuxedo, making me feel underdressed even though I was wearing a tie and it wasn’t even the weekend!

Music Feature

Broadway Joe's: A Rock N Roll Show

by Jeff Czum

“Don’t Talk To Broadway Joe” is a sign that still hangs behind the bar, a reminder of the club’s founder Joe Divencenzo, who opened the place in 1974 to showcase his love of local talent. Broadway Joe’s circa 1974 was a booze and music lover’s dream that by the late 1990s evolved into a stomping ground for classic rock bands and jam bands all over the city.

Classical Music Notes

From Russia to Sweden to Buffalo

by Jan Jezioro

The Friends of Vienna are happy to welcome back Susan Yondt, professor of piano at the Swedish Royal Conservatory of Music, for a recital of Russian music on Sunday, November 23 at 3:30pm at the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware in Buffalo.

Film Feature

Locally Made Award-Winning Post-Apocalyptic Film Debuts Online

by Jordan Canahai

Gabriel Simon, an independent filmmaker and Buffalo native, is proud to announce that his award-winning post-apocalyptic short film, Siren, has officially debuted online this week.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, November 21 - Thursday, November 27)

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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 Year Strong, performing at The Waiting Room, Friday, November 21.

You Auto Know

2015 Toyota Camry LE

by Jim Corbran

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that with the new Camry, Toyota has made a statement. Yes, I know it’s been one of the top-selling cars in the country for years now, but it’s never been known as being very exciting. Boring is even a word that comes to mind.

Graphic Traffic

Death Sentence

by Emil J. Novak Sr.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal

by Carolyn Marcille

Polarity Vol. 1

by Diana Guild

Letters to Artvoice

The Ghost of Ralph

by Lloyd Marshall Jr, Lockport

On the Sabres' Race to the Bottom

by Glenn Pawlowski, Buffalo

It's Carbon Dioxide

by John Maxfield Hague, Buffalo

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The Washington, D.C., school system last year declared Avery Gagliano, 13, a habitual truant whose parents somehow require special training to ensure her attendance.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Many people use the terms “cement” and “concrete” interchangeably, but they are not the same. Cement is powdery stuff that’s composed of limestone, gypsum, clay with alumino-silicate, and other ingredients.