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The Voice
The Oprah Winfrey Show has been off the air for almost six years—but if you still miss hearing Oprah’s voice every day, I’ve got a treat for you. We’ve partnered with Amazon to bring you a daily message from her monthly What I Know For Sure column. If you have any device with Alexa, just say “Alexa, enable the Oprah Magazine skill” to hear wise words from the “O” of O.

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Every year there’s one new Broadway show that critics praise, fans swarm, and I break my weeknight curfew to see. This year it’s Dear Evan Hansen, a musical about a lonely, quirky teenager who finally fits in at his high school after accidentally telling a lie. Many shows don’t live up to their hype, but this one more than delivers. The songs were written by the lyricists from the award-winning La La Land team; the star, Ben Platt, plays the sweetly neurotic Evan Hansen so well that I’ve already told him to write his Tony speech. Bravo!

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Pretty In Pink
I’ve been getting regular manicures ever since I landed my first reporting job in Kansas City, Missouri. So I was flattered when Dr. Dana Stern, a dermatologist and nail specialist in New York City, offered to name a polish from her collection after me. While yellow might be my color when it comes to sheath dresses and key chains, I prefer my nails nude with a hint of pink—and “Gayle” is exactly that. ($18;

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In The Driver's Seat
James Corden has rapped with Michelle Obama and harmonized with Adele while keeping his hands (mostly) at 10 and 2. Now the Late Late Show host’s vehicle-based bit, Carpool Karaoke, gets a life of its own as a 16-episode series (out in late April) on Apple Music. John Legend and Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Chelsea Handler, and Billy Eichner and Metallica are just a few of the fun pairings the show has lined up to serenade each other on the road, in laundromats, and at restaurants. Stars—they sing in cars just like us!

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Curtain Call
U2’s iconic 1987 album, The Joshua Tree, includes some of my favorite songs of theirs. (“With or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” will always have a place on my iPod.) This month Bono, the Edge, and the rest of the band hit the road to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. The last time I saw them live was in 2015, on a group date with Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell. Ready for an encore, team?