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The evolution of music festivals – Americas favorite pastime

The evolution of music festivals – America’s favorite pastime

Skylar Sena September 23, 2021
With the return of live music has inevitably come the return of beloved and glamorized music festivals — the close of September will host the long-awaited Governor’s Ball at New York City’s own Citi Field.
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American rapper Gustav Ahr, better known as Lil Peep, died on Nov. 15 from drug overdose. MILLER RODRIGUES/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

Lil Peep death’s unsettles rap culture’s view on drugs

Louis James Marrone November 26, 2017
Lil Peep, known to some as Gustav Åhr from Long Island, was a walking canvas, and not just because of the copious amount of tattoos that he sported, like “crybaby” inked across his forehead in cursive.
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During the Marijuana Fest in April 1975 students smoke, drink and dance around in Roth Quad. (DAVE RAZZLER/THE STATESMAN)

Alumni remember Earthstock, Regatta and spring concerts

Katherine Kurre April 29, 2013

Spring in Stony Brook is a time when students flock to the Staller Steps and professors hold classes outside. It is also the time of many campus traditions such as Roth Regatta, Strawberry Fest and...

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CONCERT SERIES: Janis Joplin

Michael Cusanelli April 16, 2012
Date of show: Tuesday, November 19, 1968 Top song of 1968: “Down on Me” It was her electrifying performance in 1968 that was long awaited at Stony Brook University, she was fronting the group, Big Brother and The Holding Company and later went on to grace the stage live at Woodstock, in 1969.
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