The Jonas Brothers, Nas, Wiz Khalifa: The biggest comeback story in pop this year, a hip-hop legend and a slightly-past-his-prime rapper are just a few of the many acts taking the stage in Buffalo this summer. Just because students can finally take a break doesn’t mean Buffalo’s music scene needs to. The Spectrum compiled a list of some of the hot music events coming up during the warm summer months.
College students have apps for everything. They have Top Hat for classes, Instagram for their social lives and Google Calendars to balance it all. But with students’ notoriously busy schedules, they often struggle to find time for chores.
At the age of six, Marc Duqueney moved from Haiti to America with his family. He soon struggled with making friends, because of the language barrier.
ROCHESTER — At 75 years old, most veteran singers usually lose a step or two. They might drawback on their dancing or they realize the days of bringing 2,000-plus crowd members to their feet may be long gone.
UB students in Guy Talk, a community series aimed toward assisting and enriching the lives of minority men, will perform at Sunday’s Juneteenth Festival on Buffalo’s East Side.
Sometimes you need a little more than a summer anthem. That’s when Steve Lacy makes an entire album of them.
New York City — The biggest artist to show his face at Governors Ball is fairly new to the game. In fact, nobody, not even the thousands who gathered around the Main Stage, heard of him until a week before. But he already had the No. 1 album in the country.
Eulis Cathey knows the Queen City well. Cathey, a Sirius XM radio host and Buffalo native, understands jazz’s deep roots in the city’s history. Now he wants to help continue this tradition and bring Grammy-winning saxophonist and flutist Kenny Garrett to the Tralf Music Hall on Saturday.
College graduation is a significant milestone for many students. Graduation parties are gone, but it is still a time for celebration. Buffalo is known for wings and beef on weck, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of fine dining in the area. The Spectrumcompiled a list of restaurants that are fancy enough to convince your mom that you took care of yourself for the last four years.
A late lineup change didn’t impact this year’s Spring Fest’s turnout. And it didn’t impact the crowd’s energy either. Opener Rich the Kid pulled out of his slot on Friday, just one day before he was set to open for Lil Baby and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. But his replacement, New York rapper Young M.A, didn’t feel anything like a replacement.
Young M.A is replacing Rich the Kid in Saturday’s Spring Fest lineup, according to a Student Association press release.
Any Spring Gala tickets that are still unclaimed by Friday at 5 p.m. will be made available on Monday at 10 a.m. on a “first-come-first-served” basis at the SBI ticket office, according to Student Association President Gunnar Haberl.
“The Threepenny Opera” has been pushing boundaries for 91 years. And UB’s Theatre and Dance Department is continuing that push. There will be an advisory sign on the door for “risque” content on the opening night of the play this week.
Sean Ryan never knows when he has to jump into a role. He has to be available at “any given notice” as an ensemble understudy in the “RENT” national tour. Ryan performs as a swing –– an understudy for ensemble roles –– for the character Mark. But just a couple years ago, he was gracing stages at UB.
Shep Gordon’s parents brought their son to a Queens Greyhound station in the summer of 1964 and loaded his bags onto a midnight bus to Buffalo. Once Gordon got off the bus, he and a friend decided to hitchhike all the way to Buffalo State College, where they heard “beautiful women” attended school.