Arts & Entertainment
Playlist: Buffalo punk that measures up with the best
Whether you’re familiar with the scene or are looking for your first taste of local music, here is a playlist of bands keeping Buffalo’s punk music scene alive.
Alive with the glory of promise: Evil Empire review
It could happen: A world ridden with chaos where a totalitarian government has created a complete dystopia. Evil Empire, a new comic series from writer Max Bemis and artist Ransom Getty, envisions this world.
An untold story
Two Lives brings light to riveting, tragic story
Reminiscent of a less action-packed, testosterone-driven Taken, Two Lives is a foreign action and drama film. It opens eyes to an untold story of Nazi oppression – children of Norwegian and German descent like Katrine (Juliane Koehler, Bella Australia) were separated from their families and became war children forced into German orphanages and camps.
The Buffalo punk scene is alive and well
Buffalo's punk scene that once seemed to have a bleak future was thriving, and I was utterly mesmerized.
“Seize your glory” – or don’t: 300: Rise of an Empire review
300: Rise of an Empire lacks the bravery its characters exude
At the onset of 300: Rise of an Empire, Queen Gorgo proclaims that “War is coming to Greece, and only a tidal wave of heroes’ blood can save them.” The opening scene coats the screen in blood, guts and gore as scantily clad and muscle-laden Athenian soldiers led by General Themistokles slaughter invading forces en-masse, as Gorgo (Lena Headey, Game of Thrones) retells the Battle of Marathon.
Around Town: Cinema désordre
Buffalo Film Seminars to feature The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
This Tuesday night, Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian will return to John Cassavetes’ oeuvre; they are showing The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre in downtown Buffalo.
Sweeter with time: Atlas album review
Real Estate’s new album, Atlas, provides a mature sound
With their new album Atlas, Real Estate builds upon past success, creating the same sound with a bit more vocal punch to it.
A different form of art
Fluxus art movement comes to CFA in Yoko Ono Fan Club exhibition
The Visual Arts Gallery in UB’s Center For the Arts has been transformed into an interactive playground of art. The “Yoko Ono Fan Club” exhibit has filled the space. The exhibition revolves around the Fluxus art movement.
A piece of theater magic
Department of Theatre and Dance puts on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”
“The Tempest,” which was William Shakespeare’s last play, premieres Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and is being put on by UB’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
A breath of fresh air
Tunes that must accompany your Spring Break
Here are 10 classic tunes to add to your playlist that will help you live – or relive – good times during Spring Break.