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COVID-19’s Impact on the Music Industry

It’s no secret that something like a pandemic would ruin things for the entertainment business. Among many other things that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected, the music industry has taken quite the blow as well. The global music industry collects two main income streams, the first being live music and the other being recorded music. Live music events, as ...

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Chadwick Boseman passes away due to colon cancer battle

Actor Chadwick Aaron Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 on August 28, 2020. His death came as a shock to the world when it was announced in an Instagram post on his page. The post said, “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.” Boseman had privately married his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, ...

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Opinion: Should celebrities run for public office?

Celebrities running for political office have been a sight that has been seen for decades. Before Ronald Reagan became the President of the United States, he served as president of the Screen Actors Guild and had a successful film career, starring in over 50 movies across three decades. Arnold Schwarzenegger served as Governor of California for eight years while also ...

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How has COVID-19 impacted the film and theater industry?

Known as the “Hollywood of the South,” Georgia’s film and performance industries added a whopping $9.5 billion to the state’s revenue in 2019. However, after the country was overrun with the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s film industry took a major hit. After big productions such as Lionsgate’s adaptations of The Hunger Games and AMC’s The Walking Dead showcased many of Georgia’s ...

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Mood 4 Eva: ‘Black is King’ Review

On July 31, Beyoncé released her anticipated musical film visual album titled Black is King, a companion piece to her 2019 album titled The Lion King: The Gift. The film features special appearances from an array of Black artists and actors, including Beyoncé herself, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Lupita N’Yongo, Pharrell Williams, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Jessie Reyez and more. The story ...

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Taylor Swift Shocks Fans with Surprise Alternative Album

On July 23, Taylor Swift announced a very unexpected eighth studio album would be released that she had been working on while in isolation due to COVID-19. The album has spent four straight weeks as no. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album has a very melancholic vibe as opposed to her previous mainstream, pop albums, Lover, reputation, ...

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Throwback Thursday Album Review: The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

“We have a special need/ To feel that we belong/ Come with me inside/ Inside my velvet rope,” Janet said in the opening lines to the title track of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album titled The Velvet Rope The title of the album serves as a metaphor for emotional boundaries and an individual’s need to feel special. A genre-bending ...

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Activities that will maintain your mental health while social distancing

You’ve probably already lost your job, social life and basic essentials such as toilet paper and disinfectants. Don’t lose your mind too. Unless you have been living under a rock since February, people are desperate for some type of social interaction. Thanks to COVID-19, people have been forced to practice social distancing, limiting them from physical and close interactions. There ...

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Covid comedy: Miss Rona ain’t here to play, but the internet is

It is understood that we are all under some sort of stress due to the coronavirus aka Miss Rona. Due to this pandemic, almost everyone is homebound with nothing to do: no dates, no hand sanitizer, no sports to air, no toilet paper and no going to Olive Garden for the salads and breadsticks. It never seems as though memes ...

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Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from living: Celebrations of April

It’s been a wild ride these past 30 days. The coronavirus has probably taken away your job, your friends, your sanity and your toilet paper. These are sad, frustrating and uncertain times. However, if you’re reading this, that means you’re still alive. Life doesn’t stop because you’re adjusting to a new normal. And you know what? Being alive is great, ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!