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Bravo: Music Man

It was the worst of times and now it’s the best of times: Broadway at Music Circus is back.After nearly three years of COVID-enforced closure (the last show was “In the Heights” in August...
roger smith part of the Tower of Power band in his studio

Roger Smith: The Real Deal

For Roger Smith, playing music is all about the feel. When the spirit moves him, his fingers fly wildly around the keyboard like a tarantula on speed. “With classical players, every finger is perfectly...
Abby Inkster talks about blood clots

Wellness: Blood Clots

Abby Inkster admits it may seem ironic that she, a nurse practitioner, didn’t recognize her own blood clot. But here’s the thing: Clots can be chameleonlike, not what they seem.Inkster’s came on after back-to-back...
Katie Rae from the voice

Bravo: After “The Voice”

Imagine performing on a stage with some 7 million people watching.That’s what happens on NBC’s “The Voice,” where some of the nation’s most talented singers compete to win the grand prize of a recording...

Tinnitus Help

Whether it torments daily or just annoys from time to time, the ringing, buzzing and similarly sinister sounds of tinnitus are a surprisingly common plight.Estimated to affect more than 50 million Americans, and for...
prostate health

Prostate Health

When someone asked, “Where’s the bathroom?” at a house party a few months back, a fellow guest quipped, “The women always know where the bathroom is—and guys who have BPH.”His comment grabbed my attention...


Finding relief from migraines tends to be migraine-inducing itself—a long and winding tale of trial and error.One migraine sufferer interviewed for this story tried some 35 different treatments before finding something that works. Another...
The Library of MusicLandria

The Library of MusicLandria

If your summer plans include learning a new instrument—or just test-driving one—you’re living in the right town.The best part is, it won’t cost you a dime.In what may be one of the city’s best-kept...
Poets Laureate

Poets Laureate

Is poetry undergoing a renaissance? It sure feels like it. In the first two months of 2021 alone, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman reawakened us to the power of poetry through back-to-back performances...
immune booster

Immune Boosters

Understandably, 2021 may be remembered as the year of the vaccine. But it’s only one tool in the battle against COVID-19.Though we tend to take it for granted when it’s in good working order,...