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Cover Story

Meet the New Guy

Attorney John Licata finished first in Tuesday’s election for three at-large members of the Buffalo Board of Education, well ahead of incumbent Chris Jacobs, who finished second. Leading the contenders for the third seat is challenger, Bryon McIntyre, who clings to a 51-vote lead over incumbent Catherine Collins and a 58-vote lead over incumbent Florence Johnson.


The Kemp Legacy

by Bruce Fisher

Jack Kemp died last week. He was widely euologized as a sweet and positive man who tried to bring African Americans into the Republican party. Indeed, Kemp (or a ghostwriter) wrote a column in the form of a letter to his grandchildren last November. In it he celebrated Barack Obama’s election to the presidency—and so cemented his reputation as a sweet and positive man.

The News, Briefly

All Profs Created Equal?

by Ellen Przepasniak

Equality and Justice Day 2009

by Lucy Yau

Odds & Ends

by Geoff Kelly

Best of Buffalo

The 2009 Winners

Thank you to all those that made the Artvoice Best of Buffalo party a huge success! For those who missed it, we've got the winners list right here.


Dr. V. Roger Lalli

by J. Tim Raymond

Arts and Healthcare

by J. Tim Raymond

Music Feature

Long Way for Longwave

by Geoff Anstey

Back when New York rock was obsessed with garage chic and the word the, Longwave emerged with a unique perspective. Instead of tight, focused rock songs flirting with lo-fi, they made expansive, atmospheric rock enamored with shoegaze.

Classical Music

Guarneri Quartet Bows Out in Buffalo

by Jan Jezioro

The Buffalo Chamber Music Society presents the legendary Guarneri String Quartet in the last program in its 2008-2009 season at 8pm on Tuesday, May 12 in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall.

Left of the Dial

V/A - Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace

by Donny Kutzbach

John Doe and the Sadies - Country Club

by Donny Kutzbach


A Chorus Line at Shea's

by Anthony Chase

Sending a touring company of A Chorus Line to Buffalo is a risky proposition. This is the town where the creator of the show, Michael Bennett (DiFiglia), learned to dance and where his Broadway dreams were born.

Film Reviews

Star Trek


Paris 36



On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. May 8 - Thurs. May 14)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: the Artvoice Battle of Original Music Round 4 Quarterfinals at Mowhawk place on Saturday, May 9th.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

In April at a New York City gallery, the Australian performance artist Stelarc starred in a video of his surgery in which an ear is implanted into his left forearm (right now, just a prosthesis, but to which stem cells will be added), which will house an Internet-accessed, Bluetooth-capable microphone.

You Auto Know

Anti-Show-Off: The 2009 Audi A8

by Jim Corbran

When I was a kid, people in the neighborhood who had money liked to show it off with the cars they drove. (Okay, nobody in my neighborhood had money, but you get my drift.) Back then they usually drove: a.) Cadillacs; b.) Lincolns; or, if they were eccentric, c.) Mercedes-Benzes.


The Face of LGBT Aging

by Bryan Whitley-Grassi

Upcoming Events

Literary Buffalo


Lit City Literary Events

Letters to Artvoice

The Best of Buffalo Habit

by Kyriakos Zannikos

Say Again?

by Raymond Flowers


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In recent decades, many British people with unfortunate surnames have changed them. There are now 40 percent fewer Shufflebottoms, while the numbers of Cockshotts and Smellies have also declined precipitously.


Ask Anyone

A friend asked me to sign a petition against a proposed slaughterhouse on the East Side. The neighborhood there isn’t residential but apparently some nearby businesses are arguing that the city should not license the operation. I kind of think it’s hypocritical to be against a slaughterhouse if I eat meat, which I do.