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Skylar Sena recreates Olivia Rodrigos album Sour. ILLUSTRATED AND PHOTO BY STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Romantic relationships portrayed in music: a reenactment

Clare Gehlich and Emily Chao March 24, 2024
Love reaches every corner of our culture, especially the music industry. Throughout the years, artists have consistently released tracks centered on romantic relationships, exploring both toxic and healthy dynamics.
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Music, media and the mental state of the University

Anya Marquardt and Skylar Sena April 23, 2023
We at The Statesman wanted to take a look at how this increase in music and media consumption could possibly be linked to the mental health issues currently facing college students today.
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Taylor Swifts Midnights lives up to the hype

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” lives up to the hype

Sydney Riddle October 24, 2022
She has done it again. Taylor Swift's 10th studio album “Midnights” was released on Oct. 21, and it has left many fans awe-stricken.
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The cover of The 1975s latest album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. COURTESY OF SPOTIFY

The 1975 revisit their musical roots in new album “Being Funny in a Foreign Language”

Skylar Sena October 18, 2022
Fans of The 1975 — myself included — were pleased with the nostalgic sound and tone of “Being Funny” and felt it was a return to the sound they know and love from Healy and the band.
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R&B duo LION BABE brings soul and funk to Staller

Melanie Navarro September 26, 2022
On Sept. 23, musical duo LION BABE graced the stage of the Staller Center with a blend of R&B, soul and funk. Multidisciplinary artist/vocalist Jillian Harvey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman aka Astro Raw had audience members off of their seats.
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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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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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An assortment of American and Russian Vinyls. Russian censorship of certain bands have caused many to speak out. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Russian musicians speak out against Ukraine invasion

Zoe Elyse September 3, 2022
Ever since the start of the war in Ukraine, many artists from Russia have voiced their support for the people of Ukraine. Now, those artists are bringing their opinions with them on tour in the United States.
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Andrew McMahon and Dashboard Confessional rock Pier 17

Andrew McMahon and Dashboard Confessional rock Pier 17

Ethan Tam August 23, 2022
Dashboard Confessional and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ co-headlining “Hello Gone Days” tour reached its New York City stop on Friday, August 12 atop South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 venue.
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The official poster for South Korean rapper Junny Longs first North American tour, titled the blanc tour/ Courtesy of Unbound Entertainment Group and Mauve Company

Canadian-Korean singer JUNNY’s first North American Tour

Francesca Mevs August 22, 2022
Canadian-Korean singer-songwriter JUNNY is making his way to New York on his first-ever North American tour, the ‘blanc’ tour, named after his newly released album.
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The official poster for South Korean rapper CAMOs first North American tour: CAMO: WIFEY TOUR/ Courtesy of Unbound Entertainment Group and Mauve

South Korean Rapper CAMO’s first North American Tour

Francesca Mevs August 21, 2022
South Korean rapper CAMO is gracing fans with her first-ever North American tour, “CAMO: WIFEY TOUR”, with special guests JMIN, DJ Yungrican, and Butch Dawson. 
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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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