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 Julianna Tracey is a freshman music theater and history double major. She’s excited to explore all that the Buffalo arts scene has to offer. 


Graduation grooves
The end of the year is a time of celebration. You can find a reason to rejoice if you survived finals week. Especially if you’re a senior.
From dorming fees to ‘RENT’
Sean Ryan never knows when he has to jump into a role. He has to be available at “any given notice” as an ensemble understudy in the “RENT” national tour. Ryan performs as a swing –– an understudy for ensemble roles –– for the character Mark.  But just a couple years ago, he was gracing stages at UB.
Spring fling
The Buffalo Chips are sending off their seniors and celebrating their 24th anniversary this Friday. The Chips, UB’s all-male a cappella group, have won several awards and recently released their EP “Shout.” This Friday, the Chips will take to Slee Hall for the annual Spring Fling show. This concert will feature Exit 8, SUNY Geneseo’s coed a cappella group.
'Trapper's delight:' A Spring Fest playlist
The Student Association announced the lineup for this year’s Spring Fest last Monday. The May 4 concert will feature rappers Rich the Kid, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Lil Baby. Students’ reactions to the announcement have been mixed, but generally positive.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Baby and Rich the Kid to perform at Spring Fest
Spring Fest 2019 is set. The Student Association announced co-headliners A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Lil Baby and opener Rich the Kid as performers on Monday.
'The Secret of the Ooze'
Jim Gerace wasn’t sure what he stumbled across on an overcast April day in 1985. His editor at The Spectrum needed someone to cover a mud volleyball game –– the second of its kind –– despite the cold Buffalo weather. Gerace flipped a coin with another photo editor to see who would be stuck with the task.
'Mean Girls,' 'The Band's Visit' and more traveling to Shea's
Buffalo theater-goers have a lot to look forward to next year. Shea’s Performing Arts Center announced its M&T Bank 2019-2020 season. This year’s lineup will include seven national tours, opposed to the location’s usual six. Highlights of the upcoming shows include “Mean Girls,” “The Band’s Visit” and “Come From Away”.
Hozier opens 'Wasteland, Baby! Tour' at Shea's
Hozier took a sip of his water after strumming the final notes for his song, “NFWMB.” He changed guitars and leaned into the mic to address the packed audience. “This is a new one, which I never sang in front of a crowd before,” Hozier said. “In fact, that’s true for a lot of songs this evening.”
‘Zodiaque Dances On’ marks 45 years for touchstone of UB dance department
Contemporary dance stylings were on full display in the Center for the Arts Drama Theatre for the Zodiaque Dance Company’s spring performance on Thursday.
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.