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Official cover art for Ariana Grandes new album, eternal sunshine. This album was released on Mar. 8. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Ariana Grande dances through heartbreak in her latest album “eternal sunshine”

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor March 17, 2024

In the aftermath of a divorce and overwhelming heartache, singer-songwriter and pop icon Ariana Grande has returned with her highly-anticipated seventh studio album, “eternal sunshine,” released...

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Official cover art for Devon Gabriellas debut EP, From the Next Room. The EP was released on February 23, 2024.

Devon Gabriella’s debut EP “From the Next Room” is an introspective and intimate musical tapestry

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor March 1, 2024
Singer-songwriter Devon Gabriella released her debut extended play (EP) titled “From the Next Room” on Feb. 23, blending introspective lyrics and acoustic pop melodies.
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A graphic displaying the many celebrities who attended the 2024 Grammys. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

The good, bad and surprising moments at the 2024 Grammys

Laura Ladekarl February 17, 2024
On Sunday, Feb. 4, comedian Trevor Noah hosted the 66th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which was filled with exciting wins and even some drama. 
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Independent musician Dani Stocksdale blends her cultural roots and explores her musical identity with her Spanish-language releases. PHOTO COURTESY OF DANI STOCKSDALE

Dani Stocksdale explores musical roots and Spanish songwriting

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor January 23, 2024
Independent musician Dani Stocksdale dove into her cultural roots and Spanish songwriting after a personal experience during her grandfather’s pacemaker surgery. This exploration became a newfound way to express herself in her native language, which she embraces in her new music releases.
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Dove Cameron shines in all of her gothic-pop glory with debut album “Alchemical: Volume 1”

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor December 17, 2023
Dove Cameron released the highly-anticipated first half of her debut album, “Alchemical: Volume 1,” on Dec. 1 — a decade after she began starring on the Disney Channel sitcom “Liv and Maddie.” Her debut album is slated to be released in two parts.
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A graphic showcasing the different elements of Spotifys 2023 Wrapped theme. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ AND JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

It’s Spotify Wrapped season: let’s review its new categories

Patrick Larkin December 12, 2023
It is that magical time of year once again: a time of showing off your superior taste and judging the habits of your closest friends. It is Spotify Wrapped season. 
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Stony Brook Orchestra performing their annual Messiah Sing-Along a previous year. COURTESY OF SUSAN DEAVER

It’s time for the Stony Brook Orchestra’s annual Messiah sing-along concert this weekend

Jenna Zaza December 8, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Department of Music is hosting its annual Messiah Sing-Along this Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. at the Staller Center. This tradition started in the late 1970s by a graduate student and an undergraduate student. 
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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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