“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.
Hollywood is gearing up for a summer full of blockbusters but that doesn’t mean April has any less of a selection. Audiences have been anticipating big-name films from superhero flicks to female-driven comedies. The Spectrum compiled a list of what to look out for this month.
The Buffalo Chips are sending off their seniors and celebrating their 24th anniversary this Friday. The Chips, UB’s all-male a cappella group, have won several awards and recently released their EP “Shout.” This Friday, the Chips will take to Slee Hall for the annual Spring Fling show. This concert will feature Exit 8, SUNY Geneseo’s coed a cappella group.
Faculty from around the country discussed music, technology, history and politics in Baird Hall on Monday during a symposium.
The Student Association announced the lineup for this year’s Spring Fest last Monday. The May 4 concert will feature rappers Rich the Kid, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Lil Baby. Students’ reactions to the announcement have been mixed, but generally positive.
Buffalo is known for its famous food. But locals know that food isn’t the only thing these restaurants have to offer. The city is also known for its famous music scene. Many restaurants are able to combine the two for the ultimate Buffalo experience. The Spectrum has compiled a list of restaurants that offer live music near South Campus.
Spring Fest 2019 is set. The Student Association announced co-headliners A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Lil Baby and opener Rich the Kid as performers on Monday.
After teasing a preliminary announcement, the Student Association announced co-headliners Lil Baby and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and opener Rich the Kid as the Spring Fest performers on Monday.
Less than 24 hours after The Spectrum’s article on SA’s denied oSTEM recognition, SA President Gunnar Haberl promised to “do the right thing.” Haberl said the SA e-board will work with the SA senate to do the “morally right” thing and celebrate oSTEM as an SA club. He said the senate, along with the e-board, would also look at current SA policies set for club recognitions.
Jim Gerace wasn’t sure what he stumbled across on an overcast April day in 1985. His editor at The Spectrum needed someone to cover a mud volleyball game –– the second of its kind –– despite the cold Buffalo weather. Gerace flipped a coin with another photo editor to see who would be stuck with the task.
For curator Benjamin Kersten, Jewish culture presents an intriguing landscape for thought. It brought him to envision broad ideas for “Jewish Geographies,” a collection of artistic works ranging from video work, spoken-word, poetry and more.
Ariana Grande, the Billboard record-breaking megastar, brought delightful notes and hits to the KeyBank Center on Friday night. Grande dropped her fifth album “thank u, next” last month but she didn’t limit herself to recent melodies in Buffalo. The singer reached back into her catalog and played deep cuts like “You’ll Never Know” and “Break Your Heart Right Back.”
Buffalo theater-goers have a lot to look forward to next year. Shea’s Performing Arts Center announced its M&T Bank 2019-2020 season. This year’s lineup will include seven national tours, opposed to the location’s usual six. Highlights of the upcoming shows include “Mean Girls,” “The Band’s Visit” and “Come From Away”.