Before this summer, 24-year-old Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student Morgan Arnett had never been anywhere outside of her hometown of Pensacola, Florida. Arnett, whose work was displayed during the Center for the Art’s “Say Hello to our New MFAs” exhibit in August and September and is currently centered in Studio 214B in the CFA, is one of ten current MFAs studying at UB.read more >>
In the Greek myth of Sisyphus, a cursed man is tasked to push a boulder up a hill only have it fall back down – for eternity. In “Fargo’s” “The Myth of Sisyphus,” Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) pushes both the Gerhardts and the Kansas City gang for answers only to have his attempts seem just as futile as the Greek legend.read more >>
As per usual, Buffalo’s has a wide-ranging set of concert options this week. If you feel sad and want to get lost in your feelings for a night, Surfan Stevens makes great music to cry to. If you want get funky and dance all night, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is playing at the Tralf this week. If you are feeling nostalgic for some middle school 2000s pop hits, the Plain White T’s are coming to town. Pick what you want and go for it.read more >>
In January, ABC Family will change its 15-year-old name to FreeForm to reflect its current not-so-family-oriented content.read more >>
While the first episode, “Waiting for Dutch,” featured a shakedown gone horribly wrong, Monday night’s episode focused on the cleanup, the investigation and the Gerhardts hanging on to their criminal empire.read more >>
When it comes to sneaker culture, Buffalo isn’t a city that is on a sneakerhead’s mind. The type of ‘steez’ that an exclusive or OG pair of kicks can add to an ‘alphet’ is heavily slept on in Western New York.
Now, this isn’t to say that the entire region is sneaker ignorant.read more >>
Love Light & Magick is one of many spiritual specialty stores scattered around Buffalo, alongside Strange Brew in Kenmore and Spiritually Rooted in North Tonawanda. These stores form the core of Buffalo’s metaphysical community, often offering tarot readings, psychic development workshops and henna drawings. Pagan and Wicca communities, often misunderstood as “black magic” groups, are some of the most open-minded, accepting and peace-loving people around.read more >>
Though still nowhere near the size of the convention that takes place in San Diego, California each July, Buffalo’s very own Comic Con is certainly gaining traction. In previous years the convention was held for an afternoon in a gymnasium-sized ballroom at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, but this year the Buffalo Comic Con made the leap to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center as a two-day affair with readings, panels and appearances from different comics.read more >>
Think twice before you throw out that dusty old computer keyboard – you just might be discarding a work of art. This idea was what inspired Natalie Fleming, art resource curator and supervisor for the Lower Gallery at the Center for the Arts, to start the Cradle to Grave: Re-Appropriation, Obsolescence, and the Arts exhibition.read more >>
Buffalo always has a few surprising shows from week to week. This week, legendary musician and former-Beatle Paul McCartney is coming to play a sold-out show at First Niagara Center and 2000s pop punk Mayday Parade will play at Town Ballroom. With midterms wrapping up, get out and enjoy the Queen City and all that it has to offer.read more >>
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, The Latin Dance Company, Baila Salsa and the Latin American Student Association (LASA) has hosted dance lessons and events until Oct. 15.
As an integral part of Latin cultural expression, dance serves as an interactive art and creative outlet. Even though Buffalo is not a renowned Latin dance community, like New York City or Los Angeles, it still has a quality impact on the area. A Buffalo Latin-themed dance attracts a diverse group of people and is a social experience that differs from typical nightlife.read more >>
Popularity or sheer talent, there’s no foolproof way to know who will win at this year’s American Music Awards ceremony, but the trophies will do all of the talking in the end when some lucky talent walks away with the title.
The 2015 AMAs will take place on Sunday Nov. 22. The award categories are plentiful, ranging from favorite Pop/Rock album to favorite movie soundtrack, and of course the titles of Artist of the Year & New Artist of the Year will give bragging rights to some talented musical soloist, duo or group.read more >>
While it feels like Fetty Wap infected our brains with “Trap Queen” centuries ago, it’s still been less than a year since the New Jersey rapper officially released the song. Since then, Fetty Wap hit the rap game and the Billboard charts with an avalanche of hits.read more >>
Deja Stevens saw a disconnect between performance artists and media students at UB and got inspired. She organized Fusion UB Dance & Photography, a collaborative project among UB’s artistic students, which highlights the beauty of UB’s campus in an artistic format by connecting dancers and actors with photographers and filmmakers to create an in-depth project about UB.read more >>
Kurt Vile is, undeniably, a rock star. It’s his understated nature that sets him apart from all the other rockers out there; Vile isn’t in it for the fame or the fortunes. His music is an extension of himself – unassuming, self-effacing and above all else, honest. On Sept. 25, he released his newest project b'lieve i'm goin down, his 6th studio album to date.read more >>
As Halloween creeps closer and closer, it’s hard not to notice the barrage of movies that are being released within the coming weeks that pay homage to the beloved holiday. So save the date for scary night out at the movies or, if scary isn’t your thing, check out some of the other flicks soon to be released.read more >>
This past Thursday poet and former UB professor Irving Feldman returned to Buffalo to read his poetry at the Anderson Art Gallery. A crowd of more than 40 people attended the reading.read more >>
Despite saying they would never be back, The Dodos returned to Buffalo on Thursday. Many concert-goers happened to be UB students, who ventured from all over Western New York to see the emotional folk-rock duo perform live.read more >>