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UB Distinguished Speakers Series with Alan Alda 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena on University at Buffalo's North Campus (Amherst). Tickets range from $24 to $58 and may be purchased here. Known primarily as an actor - as Hawkeye Pierce on "M*A*S*H," for instance - Alan Alda also spent more than a decade as host of "Scientific American Frontiers" on PBS, then went on to chann…

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of the funny group of the British invasion: Monty Python, an absurdist television sketch troupe that developed an American following and inspired generations of comedians and comedy writers. Founding member John Cleese comes to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series Dec. 9. Also kn…

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John Legend has rescheduled his Distinguished Speakers Series event at the University at Buffalo until Dec. 3, the university has announced citing a “professional conflict.”The event will still take place at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena.Legend, a singer/songwriter and pianist, is the third speaker in this year’s series. His program will feature speaking, a Q&A session and songs …

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The legacy of today’s America might best be summed up by its invention of the T-shirt cannon, a recent home run derby on an aircraft carrier or a jet skier taking a selfie during Hurricane Sandy with the Statue of Liberty in the background, according to one observer. “It’s the moments of eccentricity that are the best display of this country’s strength because there are c…