Iris Records store
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Published: April 8, 2020

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

A laptop, coffee mug, notepad and smartphone sitting on a desk.
Published: April 7, 2020

Writer Marion Winik and artist Sandye Renz share tips for working from home.

Bella V Boutique owners Lorena Nazario and Melissa Convertino closed their shop in Troy on March 16
Published: April 7, 2020

With all non-essential businesses closed for the foreseeable future, small fashion
boutiques in upstate New York are left to attract customers in unique ways.