The classic Broadway musical “Miss Saigon” brought its renewed production to Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The story takes a critical look at the Vietnam War and the impact of Western interference. The performance offers vibrant set designs and elaborate choreography in the tragedy.
Animation is typically associated with big Hollywood studios, but the art form has grown far beyond film and television. Rebel One Studios is reclaiming animation and breaking traditional stereotypes from healthcare to architecture and advertising.
John Mulaney made it clear that if someone was confident enough to interrupt his joke, he would call them out. The comedian bounced off of disruptive student comments while performing his set Saturday night. He asked their names and majors, and some had their comments turned into jokes. But the crowd was more than happy to play along.
Lennon Stella was destined for greatness. She grew up surrounded by music, was named after a Beatle and was never afraid to share her voice on YouTube at a young age.
“Beerbongs & Bentleys” rapper Post Malone received the most votes in the Student Association’s Spring Fest survey this year. Hip-hop and rap dominated the student poll. Roughly 1,000 students took part in the survey, according to the undergraduate Student Association.
Eric Huebner, at 10 years old, was sure he would pursue music. Just seven years later, he made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Social House is more than a social experiment. It took Scootie Anderson and Mikey Foster eight months to rack up over 65 million Spotify streams on their debut track. It took a smash hit for them to score a slot at Coachella. And it took a flight to Los Angeles for them to produce their first two number-one singles and the biggest hits of 2018 and 2019, respectively, Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” and “7 Rings.”
Gina Smith took a bus from Oil City, Pennsylvania to see “Cats” on opening night at Shea’s Theater. She had been waiting to see the show for 32 years. “When they announced the show in Buffalo, I told my husband there was no way I was missing it. He jumped up and said he was going too. This was our Christmas gift.”
February is a notoriously hard month for UB students. Classwork and bad weather return in full force, making it pretty miserable. The Buffalo music scene, despite the low morale, continues to draw in big acts for local fans. The Spectrum assembled a collection of some of the most attractive shows and events happening around the area throughout the first few weeks of classes.
MNEK’s confidence is contagious. The pop star openly structures his work after his favorite albums of the past. He’s able to juggle humor and adversity in his music because he isn’t afraid of being honest. And when he puts a photo of his hero in front of him in the studio, he gets the results he wants.
Stand-up comedian John Mulaney will be headlining the 18th annual SA Comedy Series on Feb. 16, Student Association President Gunnar Haberl announced on Friday. “After reviewing the student-wide survey this winter break, it was clear that John Mulaney was the student body’s first choice,” Haberl said. “I am thrilled that once again SA will be providing a high caliber comedian that relates directly to college students in continuing with the tradition of the series.”
Spring Fest will feature hip-hop performers on Saturday, May 4, according to Student Association President Gunnar Haberl.
Christmas is about focusing on what really matters –– whether the film “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie or not. Since its release in 1988, people have questioned the film’s genre. To many, the movie is considered an action film with tons of guns and explosions. But the case that “Die Hard” is actually a Christmas movie is alive and well.
Winter break is a time for relaxation, but not all students travel home or leave the Buffalo area. Luckily, for those individuals, Buffalo has a thriving music scene that doesn't take any breaks. Between large venues like the KeyBank Center to smaller, more intimate venues like Town Ballroom, there is a wide range of acts throughout the next two months.
Dean Chatham went from a physics major to opening for Rae Sremmurd in four years. In 2014, he was still a sophomore physics major at Wake Forest University, pursuing a career in biomedical engineering. He spent his free time playing basketball, and training in Aikido and Taekwondo. He never rapped in front of strangers before.