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“Legendary Club Scene” captured in Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

Melanie Navarro December 4, 2022
What do Mariah Carey, Lou Reed, Blue Öyster Cult, Cyndi Lauper and Run-DMC have in common?  Besides numerous accolades and places in music iconography, they all have a spot in the new base of the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame here in Stony Brook.
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HBOs House of the Dragon is set about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The prequel depicts House Targaryen at the height of its power, ready to shred itself from within.  Public Domain

House of The Dragon Season 1 finale: The dance officially begins

Melanie Navarro October 25, 2022

Major spoilers and speculation ahead for HBO’s “House of The Dragon” (2022). After this season finale, die-hard fans will find it helpful to get themselves a Negroni Sbagliato, with Prosecco...

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“Weekly Ice Melts” offers an interactive opportunity for visitors to observe a project that is ongoing and reflective of a climate research project.

“Weekly Ice Melts” art installation offers interactive look at climate change

Melanie Navarro September 18, 2022
Open from July 21 to Oct. 29, the group exhibition “Connecting the Drops: The Power of Water” is on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. The most recent event at the gallery was “Weekly Ice Melts” on Sept. 16.
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Blondie rounds off the “Against the Odds” tour at The Paramount

Melanie Navarro September 8, 2022
For the nights of Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Blondie finished off the last leg of their “Against the Odds” tour at The Paramount in Huntington Village, New York. With it being a total success, let's take a look at their past, rise and future as a band.
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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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Off the Record: The Best No Skip Albums

Off the Record: The Best No Skip Albums

Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro June 29, 2022
Join Arts & Culture editors Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro for the new Statesman podcast, "Off The Record." From The "King of Pop" Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga, they dig into the artistry that creates a cohesive no-skip album.  
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A graphic displaying women of color with the hashtag, #BreaktheBias. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook’s #BreakTheBias spotlights healthcare bias concerns for women of color

Melanie Navarro April 1, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month, which begins on the first Tuesday of every March, Stony Brook University hosted a variety of events that spotlighted and celebrated women’s voices and empowerment.
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A group of students with the cast of Wild n Out on stage after the show on Feb. 10.SHERIN SAMUEL/THE STATESMAN

USG brings “Wild ‘n Out” to campus

Sherin Samuel February 18, 2022
On Thursday, Feb. 10, the Stony Brook campus had a taste of the MTV comedy rap battle show “Wild ‘n Out" when USG brought in cast members Conceited, Justina Valentine and Radio Big Mack as part of their recurring “Stony Brook Comedies” series.
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The mysticism of “Euphoria” roars back with season 2

Melanie Navarro January 27, 2022
The first episode of season two of HBO’s Euphoria premiered on Sunday Jan. 9, and had fans reeling from opening credits to inevitable head smashing at its close.
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The official PANCEA album cover from Brooklyn-based rock band Best Breakfast. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Brooklyn-based Best Breakfast offer “Panacea” in new LP

Melanie Navarro January 7, 2022
The Statesman spoke with Ben Majest of indie-rock band Best Breakfast ahead of the band's first gig for the release of their new album "PANACEA," and dug into the record's creation, the experience of songwriting and the band's past discography.
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The official album cover of Red by Taylor Swift. Swift released the second part of her mission to re-record her previous albums.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

A flair for reinvention: From “Reputation” to “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Melanie Navarro November 15, 2021
Taylor Swift knows her fans “All Too Well.” On Nov. 12, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” was released as the second part of a mission to re-record her previous albums which are not owned by the singer.
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The official cover of Halloween Face Your Fate 2018.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

The return of Halloween: Death, taxes and the “final girl”

Karen Cochran October 31, 2021
Gone are the days of purity politics and sexual shaming. Now, men can thrust women into the arms of murderous sexual libertines with ease, stamping their obsession with women’s bodies onto a new era of sex positivity.
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