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Time Flies

by Jamie Moses

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Artvoice. I hope you enjoy flipping through the pages and the memories as much as we enjoyed creating the paper all these years.

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The Faces That You Meet

Think you recognize all the faces on this week’s cover? Connect each clue to a face, and email us you answers—including the names—to Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday, June 7. Correct entries will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes.

AV 20th Anniversary

What Has Happened: 15 Years of Pictures and Stories

by Nancy J. Parisi

This is a narrative I’ve told in part many times over the past two decades, yet never committed to page: the story of the creation and evolution of my column, “What Has Happened,” which ran in Artvoice from 1990 to 2003.

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Keeping Time: 20 Years in Buffalo's Music Community

by Kevin J. Hosey

In June 1990, if you were a fan of Buffalo original music, you could go to the Continental several nights a week to hear lots of bands, and buy some of that music, in cassette and vinyl form, at Home of the Hits or New World Record on Elmwood Avenue. Now that it’s June 2010, you can’t do any of that.

AV 20th Anniversary

Time To Eat

by K. O'Day

When Artvoice began in the early 1990s, it was the heyday of a dining establishment called Just Pasta, located on the corner of Ashland and Bryant, where Trattoria Aroma exists now.

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20 Years of the Artie Awards

by Anthony Chase

Twenty years of Artvoice theater coverage—from “Stagefright” to “Private Lives”—will be featured in September during Curtain Up!, Buffalo’s annual celebration of live theater. On Monday, June 7, however, Artvoice will celebrate 20 years of the Artie Awards at the Town Ballroom.

AV 20th Anniversary

Writing on The Wall

by Elizabeth Licata

Somewhere in my house, a scary closet is filled with photocopied articles from a time when I wrote about art for the Buffalo News (1987-94), and then Artvoice (1996-99).

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Web Feature: 20 Years of Artvoice Covers

Artvoice's front covers are often as bold, diverse, colorful as the city it serves. Take a trip back through twenty years worth of these attention grabbing works of art; browse through this collection of over 120 hand-picked favorites.

Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

by Buck Quigley

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Art Scene

Crafted Response

by Jack Foran

Extraordinary Forms II, a craft show currently in the Kenan House—not to be confused with the annual 100 American Craftsmen show being held this weekend at the Kenan Center—consists of works of past jury members of the Lockport annual event.

Theater News


by Javier

TV star Kelsey Grammer (pictured) is nominated for a Tony Award this year in the leading actor in a musical category for his performance in the revival of La Cage aux Folles. Also nominated in the same category is his co-star, British actor Douglas Hodge, who is playing Albin/Zaza, a part he also played in London to great acclaim.

Classical Music

Roycroft Returns to East Aurora

by Jan Jezioro

The Roycroft Chamber Music Festival has been held at St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church on Main Street in East Aurora since 1994, but for the first time last year one of the four concerts that make up the festival was held across the street at Baker Memorial Methodist Church.

Film Feature

Meg Knowles: Intimate Oddities

by Lizzie Finnegan

Retro-Spectacle, screening this Saturday at 8pm at Squeaky Wheel, spans almost 20 years of work from one of Western New York’s most talented video artists.

Film Clips

Mother and Child

by George Sax

The City of your Final Destination

by M. Faust

Cinegael Buffalo Film Festival

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, June 4 - Thursday, June 10)

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 Greater Allentown First Friday's Gallery Tour summer kick-off.

You Auto Know

20 Years of Artvoice, 10 Years of Car Columns

by Jim Corbran

When I got notice that Artvoice was celebrating its 20th anniversary, my first thought was—and that makes me how old now? Yikes.

8 Questions With...

Nina Pierino: Miss Buffalo

A 19-year-old vocalist and business administration student at Hilbert College, Pierino is the reigning Miss Buffalo—a title she won last September at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. The native of Chaffee is seeking to be the first Miss Buffalo to be crowned Miss New York since Channel 2’s own Mary Alice Demler in 1989. If victorious at the state pageant in Albany, June 24-26, Pierino will then have the honor of competing for Miss America.

Letters to Artvoice

Some Serious Roadwork

by Kevin F. Yost

The PBA Replies

by Ron Rienas

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Betty Lou Lynn, 83, was mugged and had her wallet stolen in her new hometown of Mount Airy, N.C., in April. Lynn is the actress who played Barney Fife’s best girl, Thelma Lou, in the Andy Griffith TV show and had lived in Los Angeles until she became alarmed at the city’s crime rate.


Ready Steady Go: Pride Weekend is Upon Us

by Cory Perla

Gaywatch Listings & Resources


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): As they orbit the planet, astronauts witness as many as 15 sunrises and sunsets each day. Time isn’t really sped up for them, but it seems like it.


Ask Anyone

I’ve been reading Artvoice since the very first issue. It strikes me that many of the young artists, actors, and musicians working in town today were either not yet in school—or not even born—when the first issue hit the street.