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Travis Scotts Astroworld at Madison Square Garden.  GREGORY ZARB/THE STATESMAN FILES

How Astroworld turned into a “mass casualty event”

Skylar Sena November 14, 2021
On Friday, Nov. 5, at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, a crowd rush kickstarted a struggle that became a tragedy. In a crammed audience of around 50,000 attendees, momentum led to collapse, air loss and trampling, resulting in nine deaths.
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Inside Statesman: Inside American Music Festivals

Inside Statesman: Inside American Music Festivals

Tim Giorlando October 31, 2021
Welcome back to Inside Statesman, where we take a peek behind the scenes and sit down with writers. This week Francesca talks with one of the Arts & Culture writers, Skylar, and they both dive deep into the writing process of “The evolution of music festivals – America’s favorite pastime.”
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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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