Arts & Entertainment
More than media
Dr. Alessandra Renzi Speaks at UB as part of the PLASMA series
Dr. Alessandra Renzi was the fifth speaker in the Department of Media Study’s PLASMA (Performances, Lectures and Screenings of Media Art) series, which has run throughout the semester. Her three-part lecture discussed repurposing media, connective media activism and how people’s newfound ability to connect with others without being in the same place at the same time affects politics and social structure.
Singing in the sunshine
Songs to help embrace the sunshine, sunshades and warm spring breeze
After a long Buffalo winter, it can be easy to forget that sunshine and green grass do in fact exist. Spring has sprung, and students can finally be found enjoying the outdoors. There’s few better ways to celebrate spring than some music to relax to while sitting outside and breaking in those new sunglasses.
Providing a stage for the unnoticed to shine
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival runs April 24 to May 3
Bill Cowell and Dick Delson have been running the annual Buffalo Niagara Film Festival for eight years. This year, the artistic celebration is running from April 24 to May 3 and spans over five different venues throughout Western New York. The festival will consist of student films, shorts, music videos, feature films and animated films.
‘On the Catwalk’
Songs from keen, fashionable artists
Style is like a Phoenix – it may die but will eventually come back.
And like a Phoenix, style reappears stronger than before.
With this week’s Spectrum playlist, we take artists from the ‘60s through now and break down their fashion and music styles.
Danny Brown preaches to the mob in Buffalo
In the lull leading up to Danny Brown’s performance, security guards broke up two near fist-fights. Brown’s palpable energy fueled a rowdy crowd. The 33-year-old rapper, on the latter half of his international, 48-concert tour, performed at The Waiting Room on Delaware Avenue Wednesday. Brown is on tour promoting his third studio album, Old.1 comment
À la Mode: Édition Spécial
There’s a special moment when you pull on your favorite outfit and you just feel like you. You don’t second-guess yourself and you don’t need to hear anyone else’s opinion to know you look great.
Weather got you down? Get up and check out events in Buffalo this weekend
This week's Around Town includes events at the Buffalo History Museum, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Helium Night Club, Pausa Art House, the Just Buffalo Literary Center and the West Side Bazaar.
Link, Thor and Ash! Oh my!
UBCon continues to grow as 25th annual conference is held over weekend
Over the course of the weekend, characters of every size and shape from TV shows, video games and comic books flooded North Campus, primarily the Student Union, for the 25th annual UBCon, a weekend celebration of gaming and animeheld by the Strategists and Role Players Association.
More than a memory
Gavin DeGraw leaves fans in awe
Last Thursday, Gavin DeGraw was the headline act at UB’s Center for the Arts. Supported by artists Rozzi Crane and Parachute, the night was filled with screaming girls, scale-breaking vocal notes and powerful musical solos.
Light from a fire extinguished too soon shines on
Marina Keegan’s “The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories” begins tragically – before the cover is even cracked – but ends asserting indomitable strength and hope.