Entertainment
Andi Pomato performing.
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Published: April 22, 2020

Sofar Sounds, a company that books musicians into intimate venues, is adapting to a world where isolation has replaced closeness.

Sunrise Inn in Warren, Ohio
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Published: April 21, 2020

The Sunrise Inn Café, a family-owned restaurant in Warren, Ohio, is fighting to adapt to a take-out-only world.

Iris Records store
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Published: April 20, 2020

Owner Stephen Gritzan of Iris Records in Jersey City, New Jersey, talks about how he’s responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abeille totes photo by Abbey Thurston
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Published: April 17, 2020

Abbey Thurston is a local fashion designer and owner of Abeille, a fashion label. Despite the downturn in overall fashion sales, her business is succeeding.

The retail counter at Rocky’s Music Studio.
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Published: April 16, 2020

Music teachers are continuing lessons through video conferencing.

Treme jazz and blues club in Islip, N.Y hosted live music during its Mardi Gras night on March 3.
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Published: April 15, 2020

Jazz enjoys a deep relationship with New York City. The city’s clubs and musicians are improvising during these tough times.

Jess Novak
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Published: April 13, 2020

Central New York musicians and venue owners are finding new ways to keep local music alive during social distancing.

A turntable of a DJ from Stock images
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Published: April 10, 2020

Virtual dance parties and raves by DJs help shut-ins party in their living rooms.

Jim Bugos, the general manager of Packard Music Hall, stands in the empty theater.
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Published: April 9, 2020

The hard-hit manufacturing town of Warren, Ohio, is devastated by the loss, even if temporary, of the Packard Music Hall.

Moody McCarthy, comedian, performing on stage
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Published: April 8, 2020

While the stand-up comedy industry adapts to the pandemic, science shows that humor really is medicinal.