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Artvoice Was Right—Lomeo Can’t Lead Two Different Hospitals

posted April 24, 1:45 pm on Artvoice Daily

It’s amazing what you can learn by reading your free weekly alternative newspaper. If you read this article back on February 6, then you knew we suspected that Jody Lomeo couldn’t legally serve as CEO of both ECMC, a Public Benefit Corporation, and Kaleida Health, a not-for-profit... (more)

The Oligarchy of Complacency

posted April 24, 7:30 am on Artvoice Daily

We pat ourselves on our collective civic backs for our social, economic, and political “one step forward, two steps back” way of life. We – all of us – swallow and regurgitate a party line about the virtues of this region’s supposedly exceptional good neighborliness and unique qualities... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted April 24, 12:00 am on Artvoice Daily

          From last Labor Day’s Niawanda Park car show in Tonawanda, here’s an oft-forgotten 1958 Chevy Bel Air two-door hardtop. Mostly overshadowed these days by the flashy new-for-1958 Impala, the Bel Air had up to that point sat atop the full-sized Chevy totem pole... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted April 23, 12:00 am on Artvoice Daily

          Do you think they knew when they named this car that it would someday be a collector’s item? I’m talking about the 1964 Rambler Classic 660 which I saw at last summer’s Grand Nashionals car show in Batavia... (more)

Earth Day 2014- A GreenWatch Report

posted April 22, 9:07 am on Artvoice Daily

by Jay Burney Today is Earth Day 2014. Happy Earth Day. Just FYI- the International Coalition that promotes Earth Day has decided that this year is the year of the Green City.  http://www.earthday.org/greencities/earth-day-2014/ Earth Day began in earnest in April of 1970 when thousands of events, then called “teach-ins” were held across the USA... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted April 22, 12:00 am on Artvoice Daily

          One more from last spring’s drive home from Texas. You know, I checked the archives today, and out of the hundreds of pics we’ve featured here these past few years, there have been only three Packards... (more)

A Farewell to Mr. Burke

posted April 21, 7:30 am on Artvoice Daily

The timing was somewhat tragically apropos. On Saturday, my best friend from middle school and college called to tell us that his dad had died. When we got the call, we had just reached the 6th floor of the Newseum in Washington... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted April 21, 12:00 am on Artvoice Daily

          We’re back down at the CTC Auto Ranch just outside of Ft. Worth, Texas today, where this 1959 Dodge Coronet two-door sedan looks like it may have had a bit of two-toning going on before the Texas sun did a number on its paint job... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted April 20, 12:00 am on Artvoice Daily

          HAPPY EASTER — I can have chocolate again!           Hardly seems like a year ago I was down at Ft. Food, Texas to bring Katie home after her stint in the U.S. Army. And now, later this week I’ll be driving down to New York City […]

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted April 19, 12:00 am on Artvoice Daily

          From  back in a time when car manufacturers came up with new model names more often than they changed their underwear, we have this 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville. Up until 1971 the Bonneville was the priciest full-sized Pontiac, but that would no longer do what with the influxes of Ford […]

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted April 18, 12:00 am on Artvoice Daily

          Judging from the low stance, not to mention the wheels and tires, of this 1961 Chevy Nomad station wagon, I’d say there’s something under the hood other than the 235.5 CID, 135-hp Hi-Thrift six-cylinder engine which was in my Mother’s very similar-looking but cheaper ’61 Parkwood... (more)

Steam Donkeys Announce Rust Belt Symposium

posted April 17, 5:39 pm on Artvoice Daily

Members of the urban planning community, business leaders, philanthropists, politicians, academicians, bloggers, bicyclists, and the local glitterati are all a-Twitter(TM) about this Saturday’s (4/19) Rust Belt Symposium hosted by Buffalo-based music act and global think tank the Steam Donkeys... (more)

From Cover to Cover: Works from the Gerald Mead Collection at Ashkers

posted April 17, 10:57 am on Artvoice Daily

Since its founding in 1990, Artvoice has frequently used an artwork by a Western New York artist as the cover image for its publication. Most often, it coincides with the fact that the artwork is on view in a solo or group exhibition that week... (more)