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Moving an entire studio in under two months is no small task. Couple that endeavor with a high-profile career in broadcasting while remaining a constant presence at Stony Brook University’s radio station for more than 40 years, and you have the makings of a stellar communications career. Veteran Stony Brook radio contact engineer Frank Burgert ’80 was recently honored for these achievements as the 2018 recipient of the Tom Gibson Award for Outstanding Engineering. WUSB is the student-run, commercial-free radio station owned and operated by Stony Brook University.Tom Gibson is the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System executive vice president of engineering and…

An exciting variety of dance companies, music genres of all kinds, a cirque extravaganza, a theatrical creation featuring the Emerson String Quartet, and the 2019 Gala with opera star Renée Fleming are among the many performances coming to the Staller Center for the Arts in its 2018-2019 season. Tickets for the 2018-2019 season go on sale Saturday, May 5, with discounts offered for multiple show purchases and on tickets for children, students and seniors. Go to stallercenter.com for complete information or call (631) 632-ARTS. Season at a Glance An Evening with Pat Metheny  Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8 pm Compania…

Stony Brook University Professor of Art Michele Bogart testified before the New York City Public Design Commission on April 16 as officials wrestled with a plan to remove a Central Park statue of J. Marion Sims, a doctor who experimented on slaves during the 19th Century. “History matters – don’t run from it,” Bogart said. “The Sims monument is part of New York City’s history. The significance of the monument does not derive merely from our present day feelings and our assessments of whether the subject of the work was a good or bad person. The meaning of public sculptures goes…

Kelsea Johnson ’17 is ready for you to hear her Voice…live! And having the Stony Brook University community at her back, she says, is both comforting and inspiring. Just under a year after earning her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook’s College of Arts and Sciences in just three years with a dual major in Psychology and Sociology, the native of Newark, Del. will sing live on NBC on Monday night, April 16 during the Live Playoff round of the network’s hit singing competition The Voice. A member of “Team Alicia,” coached by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys, Johnson has earned…

Nearly 700 guests gathered on Wednesday evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers to honor one of America’s most dedicated and energetic art and education benefactors, Dorothy Lichtenstein, at the annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala.  The philanthropist and wife of the late artist Roy Lichtenstein was recognized for her long-running support of a host of arts, cultural and science initiatives at the University, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film program, one that provides a vital incubator for students and established writers and filmmakers at campuses on Long Island’s East End and in Manhattan. Since its inception in 2000, the Stony Brook…

Kelsea Johnson ‘17 arrived on NBC’s The Voice singing “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and “Don’t Let Go,” sending a message that she doesn’t plan on losing or letting go any time soon. Now the recent Stony Brook graduate is ready to sing live for the entire nation, representing “Team Alicia” when The Voice begins its live playoff round on Monday night, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Throughout her run on the show thus far, Johnson has enjoyed the support of her alma mater, retweeting and replying to messages on Twitter from the University (@stonybrooku), the College of Arts…

Parsons Dance Company, one of America’s leading modern dance companies, comes to Staller Center’s Main Stage on Saturday, May 5, at 8 pm. The ensemble features eight dancers who embody sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement. Tickets are $42, available at stallercenter.com or by calling (631) 632-ARTS. Staller Center provides discounts on tickets for children, students and seniors. Parsons Dance Company, based out of New York City, is under the direction of artistic director and choreographer David Parsons, who New York Magazine has called “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.” The program planned for Staller Center includes Wolfgang, Hand Dance, Whirlaway, Caught, Ma…

Stony Brook University will honor Dorothy Lichtenstein at its 19th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 11 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation with special guests and friends of Stony Brook Southampton television journalist Jane Pauley and “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau. Lichtenstein is being recognized for her long-running support of a host of University arts and cultural programs, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film programs that provide a vibrant incubator for emerging and established writers and filmmakers located on Long Island’s East End and in Manhattan. Since its inception…

Catapult comes to Staller Center on Saturday, April 14, at 8 pm with its dancers performing “Magic Shadows” — a theatrical show packed with hundreds of shape transformations, full of humor, emotion and engaging stories. The performance includes eight stories told through music and shadows accompanied by short shadow dance videos that play between the live dances. During the course of the show, audiences will see dancers’ bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon and even a helicopter. Tickets are $40, available at stallercenter.com or by calling (631) 632-ARTS. Staller Center provides discounts on tickets for children, students and seniors. Catapult rose…

Stony Brook University will honor Dorothy Lichtenstein at its 19th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 11, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation with special guests and friends of Stony Brook Southampton television journalist Jane Pauley and “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau. Lichtenstein is being recognized for her long-running support of a host of University arts and cultural programs, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film programs that provide a vibrant incubator for emerging and established writers and filmmakers located on Long Island’s East End and in Manhattan. Since its inception…

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