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Review: ‘Leaving Neverland’ unpacks 20 years of Michael Jackson’s molestation allegations
Michael Jackson is best described as an enigma. Riches, fame and notoriety all surrounded Jackson’s 30 year career. The crowned “King of Pop” fostered a legacy imprinted in the musical history books, but also extended beyond the confines of a record. 
UBCon takes over the Student Union
The Student Union was bustling with cosplayers by 12 p.m. on Saturday. This year’s UBCon had something for everyone, from different takes on Marvel and DC characters like Harley Quinn and the X-Men to movie characters and pop-culture references. UB’s Strategists and Role Players Association planned the event, which began on Friday and ran through Sunday.
‘Leaving Neverland’ unpacks 20 years of Michael Jackson’s molestation allegations
Michael Jackson is best described as an enigma. Riches, fame and notoriety all surrounded Jackson’s 30-year career. The crowned “King of Pop” fostered a legacy imprinted in the musical history books but extended beyond the confines of a record as well. 
A hostless award show still perseveres
People expected little of the Oscars this year. The 2019 award ceremony, although hostless, still found moments of surprise and intrigue, ranging from Spike Lee’s long-awaited statue to one of the more heartwarming –– yet awkward –– moments between “A Star is Born” leads Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper where the two stars nearly kissed. But that wasn’t all.
Zodiaque dances into 2019 season
Raising the bar is nothing new for director Kerry Ring. And she expects the same from her dancers every year.
Where’s my cut?
The Spectrum was denied press for this year’s Comedy Series performance, the first time this has happened in the last few years.  But that didn’t stop Mulaney from using Spectrum coverage for material on stage. 
Students choices in Spring Fest survey range from A-listers to underground acts
“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.
Ensembles and growth: Eric Huebner's journey to UB
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.
John Mulaney to headline SA’s 18th annual Comedy Series
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.” 
Andy Hull reflects on ‘A Black Mile to the Surface’ and adapting to change
Andy Hull knew change was on its way. On Manchester Orchestra’s third album, “A Black Mile to the Surface,” Hull opted for grandiose orchestration and deeply personal lyrics. The result is a sharp turn from the indie band’s previous releases “Hope” and “Cope.”  But this was all a part of the plan.