“My career has been a quest, a search for roots,” the narrator says, his voice filling the auditorium with the words of the dance pioneer Pearl Primus to begin “Walking with Pearl,” the first dance of the show.
The Student Union’s Flag Room is alive with movement. Swaths of richly dyed fabric sweep through the air as the crowd moves in circles, spinning their bodies in time with the thrumming music. Bare feet patter against the floor. Hands are in constant motion, clapping and weaving rhythmically. Laughter and cries of glee flood the area.
There’s a room with hot pink walls. It’s secluded from the noise of the crowd, naked except for a black gaming chair, a pedestal fixed with primary colored buttons and a TV screen exploding in kaleidoscope-esque designs.
Last week, UB announced that a virtual lecture series focusing on Chinese-language speaking films will kick off on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.
For anyone feeling lonely, weird or out of touch with the world, thes songs tell the truth about this grisly ailment.
The new season means cold nights, bitter winds and rainy days. But as students take refuge inside from the chilling weather, another season rolls in — the fall film season. With new movies releasing every week, here are five stand-outs for students’ viewing pleasures:
Few artists fly as successfully under-the-radar as Meek Mill. Even with anthems like “Dreams and Nightmares” still bringing clubgoers to their feet nearly a decade later, Meek has always been somewhat overshadowed by industry pioneers like Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But with a dedicated legion of stans, Meek seems unbothered by his rivals, returning as confidently and comfortably as ever on his latest album, “Expensive Pain.”
When Issac deleted Otis’ voicemail to Maeve professing his undying love for her in the final scene of season two’s finale of “Sex Education,” fans weren’t exactly expecting season three to feature the early and tragic death of a cat, Johnathan, — who’s owners night of frisky activity sent a microwave oven flying across the room, crushing him to death — or travel as far as an underground Nigerian gay club.
Not since the beginning of COVID-19, has creativity echoed so loudly through the halls of UB’s Center for the Arts. On Thursday, the CFA opened its doors to four new exhibits collectively referred to as “Fall into Art.”
Scheduled to be released as early as January, Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” was arguably the most anticipated hip-hop release of 2021. After multiple postponements, the Toronto native finally delivered on his promise, releasing “CLB” at 2 a.m. Friday.
From rippling waters to portraits formed from flowing colors, the Beyond Van Gogh exhibit in Williamsville’s Eastern Hills Mall offers visitors the opportunity to walk through a mesmerizing and animated version of Vincent Van Gogh’s life and works.
Kanye West has been on a fascinating run as of late. After announcing his 10th album, “Donda,” over a year ago, West spent the past two months performing the new tracks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with the sets becoming progressively zanier and the many songs/features being changed each time. Now, West has finally released “Donda” for the whole world to hear.
J. Cole has been on a stellar run the past ten years. After landing five consecutive albums at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, he went on a run of exceptional features in 2018 with rappers like 21 Savage on “A Lot” and Dreamville labelmate J.I.D. on “Off Deez,” before he released “Revenge of the Dreamers III,” a project which allowed Cole to curate the best and brightest rappers — in and out of his label — to release his own “Cruel Summer.”
People became unfamiliar with South Florida rap when Fort Lauderdale native, Ski Mask the Slump God, dropped his self-released debut mixtape, “DROWN-IN-DESIGNER.”