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December movie guide

12/07/17 4:40am | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

The holidays are a time to stay home and spend time with family and friends. It’s also a time to trek to the nearest movie theater and pay to sit in silence with a bunch of strangers for a few hours.

At first glance, December appears to be a light month for releases but a closer look reveals a few gems hidden among whatever dad-movie Steven Spielberg is putting out these days. Oh, and the biggest movie of the year.

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Frank Ocean Blond(e) album review

09/03/16 12:41pm | By Jamal C. Allard

It’s been a long four years for Frank Ocean fans.

His last album Channel Orange offered deep cuts of unrequited love as well as socially unforgiving love. His music was reflective of not only his emotions, but his sexuality, as he’s the only male in R&B to be open about his bisexuality.

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‘Stranger Things’ season one review

09/03/16 12:30pm | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

The story begins in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana – the Duffers’ own little Castle Rock – in 1983 with the disappearance of 12-year-old Will Byers (Noah Schnapp, “The Peanuts Movie,”2015), who vanishes from his home under suspicious and possibly supernatural circumstances after a particularly grueling “Dungeons & Dragons”campaign.

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The Spectrum’s May Movie Guide

04/29/16 9:50am | By Luke Heuskin

This May brings moviegoer’s two superhero flicks, a wide array of comedies, a sports biography, animated fantasies and more. Don’t miss out on this chance to escape from the endless torrent of exams, papers and studying.

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UB Spring Fest packs Alumni Arena

04/24/16 4:40pm | By MAX KALNITZ

On Saturday, a crowd of 6,500 people packed Alumni Arena to see this year’s lineup, which featured The Chainsmokers, Mac Miller, Icona Pop and Coleman Hell. Saturday's attendance was a substantial increase compared to the 2015 and 2014 concerts and left approximately 500 students outside after the line was cut off.

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UB students react to Spring Fest moving inside

04/21/16 6:07pm | By Jamal C. Allard

On Tuesday, UB’s Student Association sent an e-mail to all students notifying them of the venue change for Spring Fest. The Chainsmokers, Mac Miller, Icona Pop and Coleman Hell were originally suppose to perform outdoors at Baird Point, but will now perform inside Alumni Arena.

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UB professor Tony Conrad dies at 76

04/09/16 6:02pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Tony Conrad, experimental filmmaker, sound artist and professor in the media study department, died at the age of 76 on Saturday.

The Buffalo News reported that Conrad had prostate cancer and that his immediate cause of death was pneumonia.

The artist’s legacy has reached around the world. From helping name iconic rock band The Velvet Underground to inspiring local filmmakers in Buffalo, Conrad was a true pioneer in the arts.

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