7 Light City music acts not to miss, from Biz Markie to Super City

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Staccato thumps reverberate from upstairs as 14-year-old James Burrows re-creates the sounds of Interstate 83, marking the beats on the hardwood floor. His mother, Nancy Burrows, drives the route often, and it's become a point of fixation for the autistic teenager. The rhythms of the road — as...

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