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The best of both worlds

11/16/17 2:01am | By BRENTON J. BLANCHET

The UB Concert Band, led by music department Professor and Director Jon Nelson, joined the Genkin Philharmonic for their annual fall performance at Slee Hall. The two groups came together to present “A Young Person’s Guide to the 20th Century.”

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Easy international recipes anyone can make

03/01/17 8:56pm | By MOLLY DIETZ

If local ethnic food options seem too corporate or expensive, consider making your own. You can expand your culinary horizons without putting a dent in your bank account. UB’s diverse student population help celebrate The Spectrum’sInternational Issue by sharing some of their favorite easy recipes.

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Femi Spectrum

UB student-DJ hits over 1 million plays on Spotify

02/24/17 12:46pm | By MAX KALNITZ

Femi Popoola, a junior pharmacy major who goes by the name Frank Pierce, wants his music to sound original and not just another nightclub hit. He has been making music since he was a child and has over 1 million plays on Spotify. He started off making remixes of popular songs on SoundCloud, but strayed away to focus on making his own sounds.

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Lumagination turns off lights

02/24/17 12:17pm | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens wrapped up its seventh annual Lumagination display this Tuesday, breaking previous attendance records with help from UB students. During Lumagination, colored lights from across the spectrum transform the plant life of the Gardens.

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Ariana Grande dangerously pleases in Buffalo

02/22/17 9:54pm | By BRENTON J. BLANCHET

Grande opened the show with that giant projection screen and her talented dancers, including twins Brian and Scott Nicholson. The superb performance of “Be Alright” replicated Madonna’s ‘80s classic, “Vogue,” and set the standard for the rest of the show’s well-choreographed numbers.

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Spectrum’s recap of 59th Grammy Awards

02/14/17 10:00am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET AND BRENTON J. BLANCHET

On a night full of fair performances, the Grammy Awards took a political turn toward when A Tribe Called Quest took a stand against President Donald Trump.

The hip-hop group, joined by Grammy-nominated singer Anderson.Paak, began their performance on Sunday night with a medley of classic hits. After a pleasant mixture of hip-hop, legendary rapper Busta Rhymes joined the performers with a mission to shut the show down.

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Grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

02/12/17 9:49pm | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

V-Day is upon us. Whether you’re excited for the holiday, dreading it, or wholly disinterested will depend on your current relationship status and level of ironic detachment.

This week brings us not only the holiday some of us think we are too cool to observe – seriously you think you’re the first person to think say it’s just “too commercial?” Just buy her some dang flowers – but also a new lineup of events and concerts to enjoy.

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UB professor discusses Trump's presidency and the arts

02/12/17 9:45pm | By MAX KALNITZ

UB professor David Schmid said it has been a long time since the U.S. had a president that “knows so little about the arts as Trump.”

President Donald Trump has threatened to defund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) completely since entering the Oval Office. Without these two agencies, funding for the arts in public institutions would be cut and students would have to pay for private art lessons.

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