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  • Advice for Young Performers: ‘Never Stop Learning’

    Advice for Young Performers: ‘Never Stop Learning’0

    The legendary megahit musical Wicked has returned to Boston, now through July 23 at the Boston Opera House. The show, as hot as ever almost 14 years after its debut, continues to enthrall audiences with the story of two polar opposite roommates: the popular Galinda and the outcast Elphaba. Actress Jessica Vosk took time out of

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  • How One Music Teacher Helped Middle School Musicians Grieve, Grow

    How One Music Teacher Helped Middle School Musicians Grieve, Grow0

    By Melissa Shaw A Southborough mother and writer has transformed the unexpected death of a 12-year-old into a book detailing the true story of how the bond between a music teacher and his students helped them grieve and grow following the loss of their friend. Author Meredith O’Brien’s seventh-grade son was a member of the

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  • How an Idea Became an Award-Winning Party Game for One Massachusetts Dad

    How an Idea Became an Award-Winning Party Game for One Massachusetts Dad0

    By Melissa Shaw Roslindale dad and tabletop game creator Andrew Innes has gone from the spark of an idea at age 12, to a homemade cardboard prototype, to a game that has sold nearly 500,000 copies and was recently name-checked by Julia Roberts in People. “Last night we were playing [the card game Anomia], all

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  • Dads by Day, Blue by Night

    Dads by Day, Blue by Night0

    By Melissa Shaw It’s hard to find fathers more colorful than Jason McLin and Adam Erdossy. Members of Blue Man Group, they have a cool Boston office, the 180-year-old Charles Playhouse — the Theatre District’s oldest — and whenever their children (two girls for McLin and a son for Erdossy) come to hang out at

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  • 10 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Practice

    10 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Practice0

    Being a music parent is a balancing act, an exercise in encouraging and guiding a child in practice and performance just enough to improve their skills and grow their love of music, but not so much that it leads to burnout, pressure, or returning an instrument to its case forever. Music parent and author Amy

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