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Cover Story

Artists & Models 25: True Defective

by J. Sesom

In 1990 a few seminal events happened in Buffalo. Three that would have to be at the top of most local citizens lists would be: 1) Buffalo Bills went to the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history—the first of four consecutive Super Bowl losses. 2) Mark Goldman opened the Calumet on Chippewa St. which began the street’s transformation from a seedy, rundown street of porn shops, strip clubs and dive bars to a music thumpin’ row of glitzy bars and night clubs for college youth.

Art Scene

Travel Inspired Art at Dana Tillou Fine Arts

by Gerald Mead

Looking at Julian Montague's New Work at BT&C Gallery

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Fallen Angels at Irish Classical Theatre

by Anthony Chase

In the first scene of his most famous play, Private Lives, Noël Coward’s heroine, Amanda Prynne, opines with wistful resignation that, “very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives.”

Theater Reviews

At the Shaw Festival

by Anthony Chase

Cole at Kaleidoscope

by Anthony Chase

Classical Music Notes

Tosca is Dying to Meet You

by Jan Jezioro

OK, this article’s title might be just a bit of stretch. Tosca, the fearless heroine of Giacomo Puccini’s opera of the same name, (spoiler alert!) will die at the very end of opera, whether or not you are in the audience at the historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda next Friday, June 27 at 7:30pm, or the following Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm.

Film Reviews

The Rover

by M. Faust


by George Sax

For No Good Reason

by M. Faust

Young and Beautiful

by M. Faust

Jersey Boys

by George Sax

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

by M. Faust


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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: Herd Fest, presented by buffaBLOG this Friday & Saturday at various locations in Allentown.

You Auto Know

It's Hip to be Unsquare: 2015 Volvo V60

by Jim Corbran

Any one familiar with the history of Volvo station wagons knows that for years they were among the boxiest-looking cars on the market. And people loved them.

Letters to Artvoice

Build and Economy for the Future

by Andrew Glauser

Stadium Lunacy

by Phil Parshall

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Thirty thousand spiders, led by members of the British Tarantula Society, gathered in Coventry on May 18 for the annual BTS exhibition, with a Socotra Island blue baboon spider taking Best in Show for first-time entrant Mike Dawkins.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Nikhedonia” is an obscure English word that refers to the pleasure that comes from anticipating success or good fortune. There’s nothing wrong with indulging in this emotion as long as it doesn’t interfere with you actually doing the work that will lead to success or good fortune.