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The cover for Beyoncés seventh studio album RENAISSANCE. The album celebrates the old school, haus genre and creates an environment of high energy. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The 65th annual Grammy ceremony: winners and highlights

Jenna Zaza February 6, 2023
On Sunday, Feb. 4, Trevor Noah hosted the 65th annual Grammy award show featuring performances by Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Lizzo and more.
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The cover for Beyoncés seventh studio album RENAISSANCE. The album celebrates the old school, haus genre and creates an environment of high energy. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Beyoncé’s “Renaissance”: Track by track

Rayia Habibulla September 11, 2022
R&B and pop icon Beyonce released her seventh studio album “RENAISSANCE” on July 29, topping the charts with a selection of groovy and self-empowerment-themed songs.
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The Statesman’s Valentine’s Day playlist

The Statesman’s Valentine’s Day playlist

Skylar Sena February 14, 2022
What better way to celebrate than with some love-inspired lyrics? Here are some of the top songs to play this Valentine’s Day, whether the lovebug has bitten you or not. 
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The Spirit of Stony Brook marching band performing at a football in the fall of 2019. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook performers featured in the Intercollegiate Marching Band

Amaya McDonald January 31, 2021
During the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Alabama Crimson Tide, the College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Marching Band performed virtually for the first time ever.
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The official poster for Beyonces film Black is King. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Beyoncé Hands Next Generation the “Keys to the Kingdom” in New Film: Black is King

Amaya McDonald August 11, 2020
Beyoncé's latest visual album, “Black is King,” debuted on Disney+ on July 31. The visual album showcases the vibrance and beauty of Black culture, Black identity and common experiences shared by members of the Black diaspora. 
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The official movie poster for the original The Little Mermaid premiered in 1989. Halle Bailey, a 19-year-old singer and actress, was recently casted as Ariel in the live-action remake. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Casting a black Little Mermaid is another breakthrough for Disney

Gabby Pardo August 5, 2019
On July 3, Disney announced on their Facebook page that black 19-year-old rhythm and blues singer and actress, Halle Bailey, will be playing princess Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” live-action remake.
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HBO’s special “2 Dope Queens” shows off raw comedy

Deanna Albohn March 4, 2018
“2 Dope Queens” made the jump from podcast to four-episode HBO special in February, bringing co-hosts Phoebe Robinson's and Jessica Williams' unadulterated discussions on sex, gender and race issues to the silver screen.
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Junior theater arts major Sydney Gaglio (above, left) performs as Syd Alexander in the LGBT Drag Show on April 14. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Dressing up for a cause at the 10th Annual Drag Show

Luis Ruiz Dominguez April 19, 2017
The auditorium was nearly filled to capacity despite many students leaving campus for Easter weekend.
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From left to right, Veronica Fox, Eshani Goradia and Khairika Al Sinani won third, second and first place respectively in the SB Idol FInals. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Ten finalists sing for the title of Stony Brook Idol at Staller Steps

Justine Josue April 18, 2017
Khairika Al Sinani, a senior theatre major, won it all with her rendition of “Reflection” by Christina Aguilera.
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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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Dan Lornitis hypnotizes Stony Brook

Dan Lornitis hypnotizes Stony Brook

Giselle Miranda September 25, 2016
Comedian hypnotist Dan Lornitis performed in the Student Activities Center auditorium on Sept. 23.
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Talent bloomed on the Staller steps at this years Stony Brook Idol

Krysten Massa April 23, 2015
On Wednesday, April 22 on the Staller Steps, the finalists for this year's Stony Brook Idol sang for the students’ votes.
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