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The Faces That You Meet

A Quick Quiz Derived From Our Cover

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. First place—$300 cash plus dinner for two and theater tickets; second place—$200 cash plus dinner for two and theater tickets; third place—$100 cash plus dinner for two and theater tickets. And check for extra credit questions.

* Tip: Copy and paste the list of clues into a new e-mail, addressed to and work on it from within your e-mail. For each clue, just add the name of the person and their corresponding number on the picture key below. If you'd like to work from an even larger version of the 20th Anniversary cover image, you can find one here (will open in a new window or tab within your browser so you won't lose this page.)

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  • Little-known fact: This burlesque dancer enjoyed a brief career selling advertising for Artvoice.
  • He was born eating potatoes and corn. He died on June 14, 2007.
  • He helped to establish the Grassroots political club. And his office tried to stuff the ballot box in the 2000 Artvoice Best of Buffalo survey, in the category of “Best Politician.”
  • This business booster has appeared twice on the cover or Artvoice, once in the guise of Jiminy Cricket to Mark Hamister’s Pinocchio.
  • This South Buffalonian mystified the staff of Artvoice September 2007, while running for county executive, by describing patronage as “a pig in a can.” What the hell does that mean?
  • He gave Ani DiFranco guitar lessons and her first open-mic gig.
  • Her family sold the Buffalo News to Warren Buffett.
  • She and her troupe are the annual stars of AV’s Mardi Gras fundraising celebration for Hospice.
  • He became famous on April 19, 1995.
  • This oddball political operative has run several successful campaigns in the Ukraine.
  • Now a correspondent for Rolling Stone, this journalist started a satirical paper whose first cover featured a caricature of AV publisher Jamie Moses.
  • He has 48 freckles, which is equal to the number of United States at the time of his birth.
  • This poet passed away this January in Austin. She’s very much missed.
  • He became Buffalo’s first African-American to win the Democratic primary for mayor. But he lost in the general election.
  • His first band was called Monarch.
  • “Pistol-packing punks.”
  • This 1997 inductee into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame holds down a regular gig at E.B. Green’s at the Hyatt.
  • She won the 1998 Artie Award for Actress in a Musical for her performance in Song of Singapore.
  • It’s rumored that this former One Sunset impresario is looking to partner in a new club in downtown Buffalo.
  • He came to Buffalo to get a Ph.D in English but wound up directing one of Buffalo’s premier arts centers instead.
  • He was director of economic development under Mayor Jimmy Griffin, and his late father, Harry, designed the Kensington Expressway.
  • She won “Best TV Hair” in this year’s Best of Buffalo survey.
  • She shared an Artvoice cover with Rick Lazio.
  • He came from Coudersport, Pennsylvania, selling snake oil. Now he’s in jail.
  • On the plus side, he got rid of the Ogden toll booths. On the minus side, he knocked down the Harbor Inn.
  • This Masten Park High School graduate died July 30, 1998, at 80 years old, just three weeks after his final TV appearance.
  • This local Tea Party activist recently announced his intention to run against State Senator Antoine Thompson.
  • Little-known fact: This rocker used to be AV’s calendar editor, and delivered papers, too.
  • This Lafayette High School graduate created the Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.
  • He dug the ditch whose terminus may some day host a Bass Pro store.
  • There’s an Artie Award named for her, for Outstanding Contribution by a Visiting Artist.
  • Two years ago, MusicalFare presented a musical account of the life of this “Padre of the Poor.”
  • This ubiquitous actress was a host on the short-lived TV magazine Artvoice on 2.
  • The career record-holder in quarterback sacks, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year.
  • He’s the only plush character on the cover. If you think he matches any of these other clues, you’re nuts.
  • We take heat for this category every year: She is consistently a finalist in the Best of Buffalo survey for Most Eccentric Resident.
  • This ace storyteller will tell you that prisoners are people, too.
  • These are the sweetest, meanest girls on wheels.
  • The Burchfield Penney Art Center hosts a collection of this Buffalo native’s woodcuts.
  • Would he approve of today’s Larkin Building? Probably not, but he was a curmudgeon.
  • Born Hyman Arluck in 1905, he’s been somewhere over the rainbow since 1986.
  • She donated her work to an auction at Christie’s in New York City last fall to benefit Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center.
  • Since 2005, this former public servant has spent more than $10,000 in campaign funds at La Marina restaurant on Hertel Avenue.
  • In 2006, AV reported on the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program at the Buffalo public high school named for this 19th-century reformer.
  • Perennial pops performer with BPO.
  • Last November, this De Profundis artist became embroiled in a felony case.
  • To help pay his way through law school in the early 1970s, this journalist booked Bruce Springsteen to play at John Carroll University. Springsteen charged $2,500 for the appearance.
  • “Top shelf, where Momma hides the cookies!”
  • His current show at El Museo documents Western New York’s Yemeni community in the 1970s.
  • This Buffalo Express editor lived at 472 Delaware Avenue.
  • “I’m sure if you offer someone a lap dance, you can find a place to sit.”
  • One of the highlights of this historian’s career as a club owner: a 1995 booking of saxophone giant James Carter.
  • In supporting this businessman’s bid to but the Buffalo Sabres, the Buffalo News editorial board once wrote: “B. Thomas Golisano should go away.”
  • This late rock star’s younger brother is a prominent Buffalo attorney, as well as an artist.
  • His father died of a heart attack during a debate on the floor of the New York State Assembly.
  • Before be became the ubiquitous Queenseyes, he was an Elmwood Strip shop owner.
  • She’s made two records with labor organizer and storyteller Utah Phillips.
  • The (hopefully) last AV interview with this $1,000,000 sperm donor appeared in September 2008, when his band was coming to town for a gig.
  • This Uncrowned Queen held down the Friday night gig at the Anchor Bar until her death in 2006.