Melanie Navarro is the Arts & Culture Editor of The Statesman and a senior Biology/Psychology double major at Stony Brook University. Melanie is also the Fiction Editor at The Sandpiper Review. She has been a part of the arts section for four semesters, and when she’s not writing she is probably at a concert or binging the latest Netflix series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.