Bill Cosby is best known for his roles in “I Spy,” “The Bill Cosby Show” and “The Cosby Show.” He has won nine Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and eight People’s Choice Awards. And now he has a Stony Brook Letterman jacket, having been the feature performer on Saturday for The Staller Center’s 25th annual gala.
It was almost a perfect setup for a great night: The setting sun gave the air a great orange glow, the weather was beautiful, and the crowd was ready to shake off the week they had. The setting could not have been better for SBU when young up-and-comers Grouplove and rap veteran Ludacris came to make the crowd bounce on Friday. The first concert to be held at LaValle Stadium was a momentous occasion, and the crowd definitely reflected that feeling from the get-go. Freshman Karthik Krishnan, a biochemistry major and devoted Grouplove fan, had been waiting for some time for the band to come.
Stony Brook’s own Emerson String Quartet has been labeled “America’s greatest quartet” by Time magazine. Its members have been recognized for their ability to perform at a high level, their technical mastery and for their ability to exhibit a great deal of creativity.
The main stage of The Staller Center for the Arts on campus was lit up and full of magic, love and drama this past weekend with two full-staged productions of George Handel’s “Orlando” by an all-Stony Brook cast and crew.
The Sandy Hook Benefit Concert not only paid tribute to the lives that were lost and impacted by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. through song, dance and green ribbons, but it also emphasized the meaning of community and even featured a brief lesson on active shooters.
The craze took over the world and has now entered the doors of Stony Brook. The Harlem Shake hit campus on Wednesday with a bang as nearly 300 people observed and participated in what appeared to be a dance party on the Staller steps.
It was a slap in the face for pop princess Rihanna’s supporters. The remix of Rihanna’s song “Birthday Cake” featuring Chris Brown leaked on the internet.
Due to the buzz, Brown was happy to be featured in Rihanna’s song, and, as fans awaited the official release, he gave them a dose of this: “Girl I wanna f*** you right now (right now)/ Been a long time, I’ve been missing your body/ Let me-let me turn the lights down.”
Brown is notorious for the domestic abuse case involving Rihanna, which became a permanent black mark on their careers, and the reconciliation between the two does not sit well with some fans.