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Tom Hankerson of Levittown, PA listens to drum
circle instructor Richard Reiter during a program
called “Voices of Valor” that helps returning vets
relieve and manage stress through music and
songwriting. The program takes place inside the
Rutgers student center in New Brunswick.
NEW BRUNSWICK —Their musical tastes range
from the Kinks to Betty Carter, from a familiar
gospel song to a rare single by Smokey Robinson. Their vocal abilities are varied, too, and so is
their formal music education.