Arts & Entertainment

The most overlooked albums of 2016

From Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” to Bowie’s “Blackstar,” droves of acclaimed and platinum-selling records have been released.

Author Lauren Groff talks writing at UR

Author Lauren Groff, whose 2015 novel President Barack Obama called his favorite of the year, discussed the craft of writing as part of the final session of the 2016 Plutzik Reading Series on Nov. 30.

‘Year in the Life’ reads as snapshot, not revival

Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino took the fictional “Gilmore Girls” world and loaded it with enough open-ended plot points to require another seven seasons to resolve.

Alum brings funky nothings

Funky Nothings is 2016 UR graduate and musical genius Gabriel Becker’s artist name. His music can only be found on SoundCloud, which adds to its rare allure.

Musicians, businesses Roc4Tim together

Big-name local bands came out to support Rochester concert promoter Tim Avery, diagnosed with stage-three lymph node cancer.

Author pushes social awareness

“Barbara the Slut and Other People” is entertaining in more ways than one.

BPG reaches out to Rochester

Strong Auditorium came alive Friday night with the elegant and graceful moves of the UR Ballet Performance Group in their fall show “Out of the Blue.”

‘Sad Rap’ sounds pretty good

For those who don't know, Jonathan Leandoer is a musical visionary from Sweden who became popular in 2013 with his polarizing rap mixtape, "Unknown Death 2002."

Natural hair celebrated by PASA

The Pan-African Student Association held an art exhibition last Saturday featuring photographs of natural hair in Haven’s Lounge.

Louvre dances to empower

On Saturday night, in the intimate setting of Spurrier’s dance studio, Louvre performed its fall production “EmpowerHER.”