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Campaign Finance Irregularity Wednesday

posted July 23, 6:19 am on Artvoice Daily

Cheers toSteve Pigeon and Kristy Mazurek, who have managed to crowbar their names back into the news. They have eitherfound or manufactured a crisis, accusing Board of Election workers of destroying… (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted July 23, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

Here’s an unmolested 1961 Ford F-250 Styleside pickup, which looks like it could have driven right off the page of a brochure. Usually when you see one of these old trucks — and yes, 53-years-old… (more)

Connecting the dots between Hofbrauhaus and Canalside

posted July 22, 11:49 am on Artvoice Daily

Guest submission by Chris Ostrander It’s been a long time since this much news has come out about Canalside in such a short period of time. Aside from one small announcement that ECHDC will be waiting… (more)

Maziarz in the Niagara Falls Reporter

posted July 22, 6:40 am on Artvoice Daily

Thefounder and Californian former editor of the now-gynophobic Niagara Falls Reporter, has only good things to say about his friend, Senator George Maziarz, who is retiring under a cloud of suspicion.… (more)

Weppner Disavows 912 Blight Exploitation Strategy

posted July 22, 6:35 am on Artvoice Daily

Last week, I posted about 912 activist and Kathy Weppner volunteerLaura Yingling’s search for pictures of blight that she could “use against Brian Higgins on Twitter and Facebook”.… (more)

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BOOM Grand Finale: Pine Fever

posted July 14, 4:51 pm on Music

Team Work BBQ 2014

posted July 10, 2:43 pm on Music

BOOM Grand Finale: The Naturalists

posted June 26, 3:01 pm on Music

This week in Artvoice, issue v13n29 (Week of Thursday, July 17):

Arts Feature

A Decade of Infringement

by Cory Perla, Hannah Epstein, Sara Ali

This year’s Infringement Festival is not brought to you by Duff Beer. It is not presented by Big Kahuna Burger, endorsed by the Umbrella Corporation, or sponsored by Stay Puft Marshmallows. This is not a Very Big Corporation of America production. It’s just the Buffalo Infringement Festival, an 11-day celebration of art under the radar that for the last 10 years has refused to be distracted by corporate pressures.

News Feature

Up Sh!t Creek

by Dan Telvock,

Gross doesn’t even begin to describe the water in Scajaquada Creek. Municipalities dump more than a half billion gallons of sewage mixed with untreated stormwater into the creek annually. That putrid cocktail has fouled the creek’s water in a variety of ways.

Art Scene

A Diverse Display of Art at the Hi-Temp Building

by Jack Foran

New Drawings by Marie-Claire Bozant at Ro

by Patricia Pendleton

Beer Feature

Cold Beer Here!

by Brian Campbell

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you know that our fair city is in the midst of a full-on craft beer renaissance, a sudsy, hopped up resurgence that will be celebrated this Saturday, July 19, at the inaugural Buffalo Brewers Festival at Canalside.

Music Feature

Tom Toles Drums Up Support

by Buck Quigley

Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Tom Toles got his start working on UB’s student newspaper The Spectrum. For years his work appeared first in the Courier-Express and then the Buffalo News. In 2002, he accepted an offer to join the Washington Post, stepping into the big shoes of legendary political cartoonist Herblock.

Classical Music Notes

Stradivari Stars Set to Sparkle

by Jan Jezioro

In addition to its series of outdoor concerts, the BPO will perform two concerts at its home in Kleinhans Music Hall this coming weekend. On Friday July 18 at 7pm, BPO music director JoAnn Falletta will be on the podium for a concert being billed as “The Rising Stars of the Stradivari Society”.

Film Reviews

The Purge: Anarchy

by M. Faust

Life Itself

by M. Faust

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, July 18 - Thursday, July 24)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Night Shift presented by Artvoice, this Friday the 18th at Allen Street Hardware Café.

You Auto Know

New 200 Bats 1.000

by Jim Corbran

(And that’s “bats a thousand” to you non-baseball fans!) It wasn’t that long ago (2011) that we drove the then-new Chrysler 200 and decided it was a huge improvement over the previous car, the Chrysler Sebring. Well, a totally new 200 is now in the Chrysler showrooms, and it makes that old 200 look like a warmed-over Sebring rental car. Hmm...

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Prominent theoretical chemist David Glowacki was ejected from a classical music concert at England’s Bristol Old Vic in June for disrupting a performance of Handel’s Messiah by attempting to crowd-surf in front of the stage.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Mozart debuted his now-famous opera Don Giovanni in Prague on October 29, 1787. It was a major production, featuring an orchestra, a chorus, and eight main singers. Yet the composer didn’t finish writing the opera’s overture until less than 24 hours before the show.