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Off the Record: Spotify versus Apple Music, and Hollywood Remakes

Off the Record: Spotify versus Apple Music, and Hollywood Remakes

Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro July 1, 2022
In Episode 2, hosts Amaya and Melanie discuss the timeless battle over Spotify and Apple Music. The hosts also get into a heated discussion over the Hollywood remake He's all That and Hollywood's infamous reputation of ruining classics. 
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Kanye West DONDA album by Louise Bourgeois. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Kanye West finally releases “Donda” album

Amaya McDonald August 29, 2021
The highly anticipated album was originally scheduled for release on July 22. In the weeks leading up to the album’s release, West moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia where he held two album listening events over the summer. 
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The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

Sara Ruberg September 15, 2019
Three generations of crime, tragedy, drug addiction and alcoholism ravages the Sparks. Their stories come to life in a small, yellow house that stands alone in a field — perhaps symbolic of each character's loneliness and distance.
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Three models in the Sex and Relationships photoshoot in February 2019. Music played during sex can increase pleasure and connection according Elite Daily.  GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Sex Playlist

Gabby Pardo February 14, 2019
According to Elite Daily, music affects the pleasure system, bonding system and limbic system that processes emotions. Adding music to your intimate and consensual time can be a great method to get in the moment.
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Review: J. Cole’s “KOD” is chill and soothing

Gabby Pardo April 29, 2018
J. Cole’s fifth album, “KOD,” is a soothing and layered 42 minutes of passionate wordplay.
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Record stores spin exclusive deals for music lovers on Black Friday

Kayla McKiski November 26, 2017
Long Islanders rekindled their love for vinyls on Nov. 24 by purchasing exclusive album pressings from independently owned record stores in celebration of Record Store Day’s Black Friday.
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Suggestions for Sex Playlists

Suggestions for Sex Playlists

Kunal Kohli February 13, 2017
If your sex life is starting to feel stale, one of the quickest ways to heat things up is with music.
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Mike Scimeca, left, and Steve Georgilis, right began their DJ group ONEDUO in 2012. Since then they have taken their talent from Long Island to St.Marteen and Florida.

Long Island DJ group ONEDUO takes dance music to a new level

Erika Stern May 8, 2016
ONEDUO was created in 2012 when Mike Scimeca called his friend Steve Georgilis, who is a graduate student at Stony Brook University, to join him on his quest to DJ fame.
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Campus Spotlight: Mills, Mahmood and a boom box

Rena Thomas September 3, 2015
A mundane walk through Roth is shaken by the sound of upbeat music radiating over the murky pond. Two boys surround a Brookstone “Big Blue Party Speaker."
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