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The official cover art for singer-songwriter Kenzie Cait’s debut EP innocence, released on Oct. 20. The EP explores first love, heartbreak and the essence of girlhood. PHOTO COURTESY OF KENZIE CAIT/GROUNDWORK ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Kenzie Cait reflects on first love and teenage girlhood in debut EP “innocence”

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor December 7, 2023
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kenzie Cait has always wrestled with the idea of growing up — a perspective shaped by nostalgia for her childhood. In an interview with The Statesman, the 20-year-old discussed her debut extended play (EP) titled “innocence,” released on Oct. 20, which was inspired by a recent breakup.
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LeAnn Rimes performed at Stallers Main Stage on ADRIENNE ESPOSITO/THE STATESMAN

Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes graces the Staller Main Stage

Adrienne Esposito December 3, 2023
On Nov. 18, iconic country singer LeAnn Rimes performed for a packed house on the Staller Center’s main stage. Rimes won her first Grammy Award at age 14 and remains the youngest Grammy winner to date. 
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The official cover art for fruitcake. Carpenters new EP features six new holiday-themed songs and offers a refreshing take on traditional carols. //PUBLIC DOMAIN

Sabrina Carpenter’s “fruitcake” serves witty and charming holiday spirit

Emily Chao November 28, 2023
Sabrina Carpenter’s holiday extended play (EP) “fruitcake,” released on Nov. 17, explores the emotional highs and lows of the holiday season with originality and a sense of humor. The release coincides with Carpenter’s appearance as the opening act for Taylor Swift's “The Eras Tour.” 
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A graphic showing the different eras of pop artist Taylor Swifts albums. ILLUSTRATED BY ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

A day of song, dance and nostalgia at “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour”

Sudhiksha Krishna Kumar November 21, 2023
“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” graced screens on Oct. 13, 2023 and earned more than $200 million at box offices around the world. Taylor Swift, in all her greatness, did not disappoint in this musical documentary.
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Artificial intelligence makes its way into the music and film industries

Patrick Larkin November 19, 2023
This year, artificial intelligence (AI) has taken the internet by storm and is now infiltrating the music and film industries. The sensational technology began with picture generators such as DALL-E mini.
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The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra held its second concert of the semester on Nov. 4 at the Staller Center for the Arts. Under the baton of Anthony Parnther, the orchestra comprises around 70 graduate students from the music department. CHRISTINA MARIE MARIANI/THE STATESMAN

University’s Symphony Orchestra electrifies the Staller stage

Christina Marie Mariani November 13, 2023
The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra lit up Staller Center’s stage on Saturday, Nov. 4 for their second concert of the season. The orchestra, consisting of approximately 70 graduate students from the music department, was under the baton of conductor Anthony Parnther.
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Musical artists Ruben Cardenas (left) and Lewis Martinee (right) also known as SMLE. VIA @SMLEMUSIC

Electronic musical duo smle’s journey from dreams to Grammy nominations

Alexander Noll November 12, 2023
In 2018, smle received a Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording for their rendition of “Funk O’ De Funk,” originally composed by Bobby Rush. At the time, they had the one nomination in contention and were blindsided by a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
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The official cover for Mariel Lovelands debut album With a Smile under a solo project known as Best Ex. In her debut, Loveland explores themes of romance, societal pressures on women and mental health. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIEL LOVELAND

Mariel Loveland takes on societal norms in solo project Best Ex’s debut album “With a Smile”

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor November 9, 2023
Having begun her musical journey with the band Candy Hearts, Mariel Loveland is redefining several dramatic life changes — including meeting her now-husband and losing her grandmother — under a new solo project known as Best Ex. After trading the energetic guitars of Candy Hearts for fuzzed-out synths and dreamy acoustics, Loveland discussed her debut album, “With a Smile,” in an interview with The Statesman.
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Singer-songwriter Louis Knight playing his guitar PHOTO COURTESY OF LOUIS KNIGHT

Louis Knight on music, mental health and self-discovery

Clare Gehlich October 21, 2023
Louis Knight stepped onto the stage of the 18th season of the widely televised singing competition “American Idol” in 2020. After finishing as one of the top seven finalists in the competition, everything stopped as Knight entered the music industry at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Musical artist Fred Again, performing his hit song at Forest Hills Stadium, ‘Delilah’ (pull me out of this). HIMMA SHARMA/THE STATESMAN

Fred Again.. lights up Forest Hills Stadium in the rain

Himma Sharma October 21, 2023
London-based producer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Fred Gibson — known professionally as Fred Again.. — kicked off the U.S. leg of his European tour with a three-day concert set at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, N.Y. beginning on Oct. 12.
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Musical artist Del Water Gaps album cover for their new album I Miss you Already + I Havent left Yet. PUBLIC DOMAIN

An ode to love and loss: Exploring Del Water Gap’s album “I Miss You Already + I Haven’t Left Yet”

Clare Gehlich October 15, 2023
Indie-alternative singer Samuel Holden Jaffe, known professionally as Del Water Gap, found inspiration for his sophomore album “I Miss You Already + I Haven’t Left Yet” — released on Sept. 29 — from a nine-word message written by his grandfather above a poem from a William Carlos Williams book.
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A graphic showing Stallers upcoming events for the fall semester. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

Top Staller Center events to look out for this semester

Jenna Zaza September 16, 2023
Fall is finally here at the Staller Center. Spending the night at the Center immersing yourself in live music or enjoying a comedy show are perfect ways to de-stress and enjoy your free time while engaging in campus life. Here are the top events happening at the Staller Center to mark on your calendars for this semester.
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