ANASTASIA WILDS


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Anastasia Wilds is an asst. arts editor.


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Bringing the blue to Buffalo
Buffalonians got a taste of absurdity Saturday night when three blue men stormed the stage at Shea’s.  The Blue Man Group performed at Shea’s Buffalo for its “Speechless Tour” as the four performers -- Meridian, Mike Brown, Steven Wendt and Adam Zuick  -- showed audience members why the performance art company has remained popular ever since it was first started in 1987.
March Madness, but for gamers
March will be a great month for both sports and video games. As basketball fans look forward to March Madness, there are several highly anticipated video games dropping to stir up some “madness” in gamers as well. To help readers know what's coming up and what to look for, we’ve compiled a list of the most anticipated March 2020 releases.
‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ defies low expectations and doubts
Movie: “Sonic the Hedgehog” Director: Jeff Fowler Starring: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey Studio: Paramount Pictures Rating: 8/10
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ brings 50th anniversary tour to Shea’s
When “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted in the ‘70s, it shocked audiences with its loud rock music, modern themes and non-traditional biblical interpretations. While rock is no longer the radical genre it once was, the latest U.S. tour has updated the revolutionary musical with aspects such as hip-hop choreography to help keep the show relatable for new generations.
2020 PLASMA speaker series begins with a new approach to video games
While social attitudes have been changing in recent years, LGBTQ+ representation remains limited in all forms of media, including video games. But the unique qualities in video games may allow for representation even without LGBTQ+ characters, through “queer naratives.”
‘The Naked Magicians’ can charm audiences with or without clothes
In most magic shows, magicians will make something seemingly disappear.  While that “something” usually doesn’t include their own clothing, two Australian magicians have created a world-renowned show that features magic without pants.
Games to warm up with this winter
For many students, winter break is an excellent time to recover from the exhausting fall semester. But as the January days grow colder and drag on, a break can become boring. So what to do when you have an entire month to yourself? Play video games of course.
Where do you fit on the political spectrum?
Everyone has heard of political parties, but many don’t know what they actually mean. What makes a Democrat different from a Republican? And what the heck is a Libertarian?
Dance transcends beyond the stage
Zodiaque Dance Company doesn’t always have to be on stage to entice its crowds. During this weekend’s performances, Zodiaque won over audiences with “As Within, So Without,” a pre-recorded, on-stage visual display.
1930s Scotland in the Black Box Theatre
You may have heard a few Scottish accents if you passed by the Black Box Theatre this week. But they weren’t all real.

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