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“Legendary Club Scene” captured in Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

Melanie Navarro December 4, 2022
What do Mariah Carey, Lou Reed, Blue Öyster Cult, Cyndi Lauper and Run-DMC have in common?  Besides numerous accolades and places in music iconography, they all have a spot in the new base of the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame here in Stony Brook.
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HBOs House of the Dragon is set about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The prequel depicts House Targaryen at the height of its power, ready to shred itself from within.  Public Domain

House of The Dragon Season 1 finale: The dance officially begins

Melanie Navarro October 25, 2022

Major spoilers and speculation ahead for HBO’s “House of The Dragon” (2022). After this season finale, die-hard fans will find it helpful to get themselves a Negroni Sbagliato, with Prosecco...

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R&B duo LION BABE brings soul and funk to Staller

Melanie Navarro September 26, 2022
On Sept. 23, musical duo LION BABE graced the stage of the Staller Center with a blend of R&B, soul and funk. Multidisciplinary artist/vocalist Jillian Harvey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman aka Astro Raw had audience members off of their seats.
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“Weekly Ice Melts” offers an interactive opportunity for visitors to observe a project that is ongoing and reflective of a climate research project.

“Weekly Ice Melts” art installation offers interactive look at climate change

Melanie Navarro September 18, 2022
Open from July 21 to Oct. 29, the group exhibition “Connecting the Drops: The Power of Water” is on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. The most recent event at the gallery was “Weekly Ice Melts” on Sept. 16.
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Blondie rounds off the “Against the Odds” tour at The Paramount

Melanie Navarro September 8, 2022
For the nights of Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Blondie finished off the last leg of their “Against the Odds” tour at The Paramount in Huntington Village, New York. With it being a total success, let's take a look at their past, rise and future as a band.
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A graphic displaying women of color with the hashtag, #BreaktheBias. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook’s #BreakTheBias spotlights healthcare bias concerns for women of color

Melanie Navarro April 1, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month, which begins on the first Tuesday of every March, Stony Brook University hosted a variety of events that spotlighted and celebrated women’s voices and empowerment.
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The mysticism of “Euphoria” roars back with season 2

Melanie Navarro January 27, 2022
The first episode of season two of HBO’s Euphoria premiered on Sunday Jan. 9, and had fans reeling from opening credits to inevitable head smashing at its close.
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The official PANCEA album cover from Brooklyn-based rock band Best Breakfast. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Brooklyn-based Best Breakfast offer “Panacea” in new LP

Melanie Navarro January 7, 2022
The Statesman spoke with Ben Majest of indie-rock band Best Breakfast ahead of the band's first gig for the release of their new album "PANACEA," and dug into the record's creation, the experience of songwriting and the band's past discography.
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The official album cover of Red by Taylor Swift. Swift released the second part of her mission to re-record her previous albums.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

A flair for reinvention: From “Reputation” to “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Melanie Navarro November 15, 2021
Taylor Swift knows her fans “All Too Well.” On Nov. 12, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” was released as the second part of a mission to re-record her previous albums which are not owned by the singer.
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Love (and murder) in the time of rich, white suburbia: ‘You’ Season 3 Review

Melanie Navarro October 24, 2021
Hello “You,” season three. Charming murderer Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgely, returned to Netflix on Oct. 15 with big expectations. Major spoilers ahead.
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¡Mi cuerpo es mío, yo decido! – The devastation of the Texas abortion ban for people of color

Melanie Navarro October 15, 2021
A ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable took effect in the state of Texas. News of the imperilment of women's health in Texas sparked a dialogue on social media which is leaving many worried about the future of reproductive rights.
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SBU Alum and YouTuber talks pre-med culture and perseverance

Melanie Navarro September 9, 2021
Now a second-year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Stony Brook Alumnus Terrence Thomas dedicates a large portion of his time to mentoring pre-med students with an informative and personable YouTube channel.
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