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Near the start of his band’s holiday benefit show for Buffalo’s Ronald McDonald House inside UB’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Boyz II Men falsetto Shawn Stockman took a break to address his pre-show trepidation about performing in an area CNN and other news outlets depicted as being wiped off the map by snow. “But being here now, though, it’s nice to see that you’re …

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In the 20 years since Boyz II Men first emerged and set about rewriting the R&B/pop rule book for the next generation of would-be hit-makers, the trio’s influence has only grown more prominent. Marrying the silk-smooth vocal delivery of Smokey Robinson to hip-hop-inflected grooves, and wrapping it all up inside luxurious three-part harmonies, the group’s epic ballads a…

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One reason why the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts is beloved among Western New Yorkers is its sheer variety of events. The 2014-15 season is no different, as a press release includes dates for myriad genres of music, theater, dance and comedy. We've selected a few highlights from the calendar, which ranges from Sept. 4, 2014 through April 22, 2015, and then p…