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The Grammys: The best and worst moments

The 60th annual Grammy Awards were broadcasted on Jan. 28.  According to the Grammy’s website, music’s biggest night returned to New York City for the first time since 2003. For many of the artists nominated, this night cemented their spot in music history. The Grammys this year was good. There were several high points, low points and emotional points of ...

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Student Spotlight: Rosser sings from dynamic background

Junior music major Makinsey Rosser, one of the five opening acts for Waka Flocka Flame on Feb. 9, does more than just sing R&B covers. Rosser grew up in and was exposed to church and gospel music at an early age. “I loved the harmonies and the spirit,” Rosser said. “I sang at church more often the older I got. ...

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Review: Jazz bands ring in Mardi Gras

Last night, Mardi Gras made a quick pit stop at the Valdosta State Fine Arts Building on the way to Louisiana. The VSU music department and two neighboring high schools put on a tremendous jazz performance. There were two high schools involved, Lee County High School and Valdosta High School. Two VSU bands performed, the jazz band and the new jazz ...

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Review: Justin Timberlake halftime not a crowd pleaser

Justin Timberlake took the stage at the 52nd Annual Super Bowl to perform some throwback jams and some of his new hits, but a lot of people did not enjoy his performance as much as past performances. JT is a stellar performer and at one of the biggest concert events of the year, a lot of people expected him to ...

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Atlanta artists bring home awards at the Grammys

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Jan. 28 in New York City, and two of the awards are headed to new homes in Atlanta, with artists Childish Gambino and Mastadon receiving honors. Gambino, known to many by his birth name Donald Glover, took home the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for his hit single, “Redbone.” Glover, a ...

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Dedo Maranvile holds 30th annual Valdosta National exhibition

The Dedo Maranvile Fine Arts Gallery opened the 2018 Valdosta National, an all media juried art exhibition on Jan. 16, 2018. Artists nation-wide submitted their work to the exhibition. Out of the 520 submitted works 66 were chosen for the gallery, and 52 artists from 26 states are represented. The exhibition was open-themed. This means that the artists got to ...

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Students anticipate resurrection of six-second app

On Dec. 6 2017, the co-founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann, released a photo on his twitter that had many in shock. The photo was of a green background with “v2” in white letters. Hofmann captioned the photo simply “v2.” This has led many people to believe there will be a resurgence of Vine. Throughout the month of January, Hofmann peppered ...

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Review: Black Mirror ranked

Season four of Netflix’s “Black Mirror” recently debuted on Dec. 29. “Black Mirror” is a science-fiction/anthology series that focuses on modern society and the consequences of advances in the modern society. The show was originally created by Charlie Brooker and premiered on British television in December of 2011. The TV show was then bought by Netflix in September of 2015. Season four has six episodes, averaging at about an hour run time per episode. Each episode gives viewers a chill down their spine and can make one ...

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Pop Addict: Golden Globes, #Timesup, Oprah

The 2018 Golden Globes Awards Show premiered on Sunday, Jan. 7: the theme this year was centered on solidarity and accountability. The red carpet this year was not only used as a platform for a protest, but also as a place for voices to be heard. Those voices are a part of the Time’s Up movement. According to TimesUpNow.com, this ...

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How to: throw a finals de-stress party

With finals coming up, stress levels are at an all-time high and everyone’s struggling to finish the semester strong. However, it is extremely important to take time to tend to yourself and mend the mental fences. It’s hard for some people to actually relax when they know they really need it so here’s a few tips on how you can ...

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