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Sunday, May 19, 2024
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Brian Evans is a senior English major and The Spectrum's senior arts editor.


Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie saw the most energy out of Saturday's Spring Fest crowd.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie wins over Spring Fest crowd

A late lineup change didn’t impact this year’s Spring Fest’s turnout. And it didn’t impact the crowd’s energy either. Opener Rich the Kid pulled out of his slot on Friday, just one day before he was set to open for Lil Baby and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. But his replacement, New York rapper Young M.A, didn’t feel anything like a replacement.

The UB Choir practices for “Love Songs from the British Isles.”

UB Choir prepares for Spring concerts

UB Choir Director Claudia Brown doesn’t care about being new. Brown, who began directing the choral program in 2017, harbors the challenge of running vocal groups and channels it into building a strong and diverse performance.

Retired music mogul Shep Gordon holds a copy of his documentary, which Mike Myers made about his life. Gordon often refers to his time at UB as some of the greatest years of his life. Photo: Courtesy of UB Smugmug

Chefs, drugs and rock n' roll

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. 

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