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Snowed: Why Can’t We Handle It?

posted March 3, 11:14 am on Artvoice Daily

Ever since the Ice Age, it has snowed regularly in Western New York.  Every governmental unit which deals with snow removal has extensive plans, staff and equipment to deal with snow on the Niagara Frontier... (more)

Just Announced: Modest Mouse

posted March 3, 10:49 am on Exit Music

  Modest Mouse will perform in Buffalo on Friday, April 17th, inside Asbury Hall @ Babeville. The group began life as humbly as its name suggests, but after a couple of trial-and-error years, members Isaac Brock (guitar/vocals), Eric Judy (bass), and Jeremiah Green (drums) hit on the strange and compelling racket that buoyed them toward the top of the underground rock scene... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted March 2, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

From an episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., here’s a nifty 1958 Renault Dauphine, which was pretty much France’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle. Was watching the show last night on WBBZ, (a different episode from the one with the Renault) which was part of the station’s tribute to Leonard Nimoy... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted March 1, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

One of the advertising slogans for this 1947 Plymouth Deluxe coupe was “Plymouth Has It!” From the looks of this car’s rear end they might have been referring to trunk space. The rent for an apartment that size in Manhattan would go for about a grand these days... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted February 28, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

Sometime next summer we’ll look back at this one and laugh! Maybe by then we’ll know for sure that under that snow is a nice, two-toned 1957 Chevy 210 station wagon. Too bad it was too dreary of a day to enjoy that nifty Canyon Coral and Black paint scheme... (more)

After 83 years Mr. Spock Has Boldly Gone

posted February 27, 1:03 pm on Artvoice Daily

A Washington Post alert reports that Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today from pulmonary complications. Without Spock captain Kirk would have been too boring to keep that series alive. Women loved him and boys wanted to be like him... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted February 27, 12:20 am on Artvoice Daily

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that this Lincoln Town Car (circa 2000) is parked because it’s not exactly a great winter ride. Do you suppose Bridgestone even makes a Blizzak to fit those rims? Spotted yesterday in Youngstown... (more)

French String Quartet Presents a Free Concert on Sunday

posted February 26, 5:41 pm on Artvoice Daily

The final concert  of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s 2014-15 Gift to the Community series is on Sunday, March 1st at 3pm in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall.  The Hermès Quartet, winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, will perform quartets by Haydn, Schumann and Schubert... (more)

Buffalo, a City of Compassion and Kindness

posted February 26, 5:04 pm on Artvoice Daily

Domestic cats have lived with and among people for thousands of years.   Somehow, this relationship must be mutually beneficial.   Cats control rodents, provide companionship and can readily be trained to do their business outside the cave... (more)

FCC Approves Net Neutrality in Historic Vote

posted February 26, 3:54 pm on Artvoice Daily

In spite of Republicans members of the Federal Communications Committee voting against any regulation of private corporations providing web services, the Washington Post reports the FCC did what the vast majority of Americans wanted... (more)

8 Questions w/ Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

posted February 26, 1:37 pm on Exit Music

The ska-punk-reggae scene is living on through Badfish, Sublime’s most acclaimed tribute band, who will perform on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m at Town Ballroom in Buffalo. Taking their name after a song on Sublime’s 40oz to Freedom album, original Badfish members were inspired after Sublime’s lead singer died in 1996, leaving behind a huge fan-base, many whom never got to see them perform live... (more)

To be, or not to be…Vaccinated?

posted February 26, 12:56 pm on Artvoice Daily

  My scientific knowledge is rudimentary. I am no doctor. I do not even work in the medical community. I am simply a mother who loves her child. My daughter contracted the Varicella virus from the MMRV vaccine... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted February 26, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

Although I’m not crazy about the plastic bits added on to this 2003 Toyota Celica, I’m quite taken with the custom two-toned paint job. I’ve seen quite a few custom two-tones around town lately and I must say many of them are well done, others are in good taste — and this Celica is both... (more)