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Thursday, February 29, 2024
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ALEX NOVAK

Alex Novak is a senior arts editor at The Spectrum


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The fifth Beatle: AI

The fifth Beatle, AI, helped them release their latest song. UB students grapple with the implications of A.I.-aided, posthumous releases. Will students “Let It Be” or will they “Come Together” against this new music trend? 


Photo: Graphic / Alex Novak, Image / Paolo Villanueva via Wikimedia Commons
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‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ never goes out of style

1989 (Taylor’s Version) represented not only a reclamation of Swift’s masters, but a new twist on the lightning in a bottle pop record that redefined her career. Most UB students found themselves to be a total “Slut!” for her triumphant return.


UB’s ‘Renascence’ brings poet Edna St. Vincent Millay back to life through song, dance and emotionally intense performances. Photo: Courtesy of Ken Smith / UB Department of Theatre and Dance
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Representation in ‘Renascence’

A musical rebirth: "Renascence" brings poet Edna St. Vincent Millay back to life through song, dance and emotionally intense performances. The show highlighted the meaning and importance of queer representation onstage.


Brandan Booker and Alissa di Cristo played the only two roles in the student-directed play "Gruesome Playground Injuries." Photo: Courtesy of Ken Smith
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CONTENT WARNING: Gruesome!

“Gruesome Playground Injuries” had its characters — and the audience — in stitches this past weekend at the Katharine Cornell Theater. Part of UB’s student-directed series of plays, the two-actor show follows three decades of Kayleen (Alissa di Cristo) and Doug’s (Brandan Booker) lives.


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