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And the Grammy nominees are…

12/09/15 12:11am | By Gabriela Ortiz

While the Grammys are not meant to award artists based on commercial success, its impact on popular culture remains prevalent and every year millions of people tune in to watch their favorite artists win.

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Will the Blumquists ever learn on ‘Fargo’?

12/08/15 12:28am | By DAN MCKEON

Earlier in the season, I criticized “Fargo”for focusing too much on the Blumquists early on. They seemed boring to me, like just another folksy Minnesota couple. Maybe it was their accents that threw me off.

By now, the Blumquists are the uncontrollable factor that keeps the gang war fresh and unpredictable.

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The Grapevine

The grapevine

12/06/15 3:23pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

This week, Buffalo has a slew of surprising acts coming in to perform. From feminism icons, former American Idol stars and the genius behind 2011’s hit song “Friday,” there are too many concert choices this week to pick just one. Do yourself a favor this finals week and get out of your dorm room or apartment, de-stress and catch a concert.

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Jay Z’s Tidal announces new CEO-Jeff Toig

Jay Z’s Tidal announces new CEO-Jeff Toig

12/03/15 10:21pm | By GIOVANNI GAGLIANESE

TIDAL is a new addition to the music streaming industry. Much like Spotify, Pandora and other services, it offers music and playlists based on moods, activities and genres. The company has recently made Jeff Toig, former chief business officer of SoundCloud, its CEO in the hopes of becoming a stronger company.

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'Fargo' is getting colder and colder

12/01/15 8:57pm | By DAN MCKEON

If there’s one criticism of this season, it’s that “Fargo” will build up to a death scene only to have something intervene or someone change his or her mind. It’s a clever way to keep the audience interested without any real consequences – but after a while, the audience will catch on.

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December movie guide: Upcoming films to be released this month

12/01/15 8:37pm | By Tomas Olivier

As fall comes to an end and the holiday season trudges on, the primetime for end-of-year movies is ushered in. The hottest movies of the year are often premiered in December, strategically, to catch the end of the movie award season. This year, the countless movies to be released in December offer a fun and exciting way to spend the holidays with friends and family. Don’t miss out on what the season has to offer by checking out some of these upcoming films.

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The Grapevine

The grapevine

12/01/15 8:34pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

From John Legend to Todd Rundgren, Buffalo never fails to surprise with its array of incoming talent. As the much-dreaded finals week approaches, get out of whatever study spot you are currently crying in and give yourself a much-needed reprieve. Get out to one of the many shows in the Queen City this week and let yourself relax and forget about the huge pileup of work you inevitably have been putting off.

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Shelly the Cat turns music into medicine

11/22/15 4:23pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

It was yet another crippling blow to Maloney’s emotional health after years of tribulation. Her brother’s death came during one of the lowest points in her life, after a hard-fought battle with severe depression and a nasty breakup with a longtime boyfriend.

Music making, she said, has been the key in facing these problems and finding release.

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The Grapevine

The grapevine

11/22/15 2:26pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

The week before Thanksgiving is a little slow concert-wise, but not to worry. The shows that are coming to town are still wide-ranging, featuring a nice spread of acts, from indie up-and-comers to established artists in the industry to a power metal band. Take a look and see if any of these groups are up your alley.

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