Author: Amy Modesti

Live music has been difficult to locate this summer. Concert spectators are driving to Rensselaer County to enjoy entertainment at town community centers. Drive-in movie theaters have become the new norm to watch a movie and a show. Musicians and bands live stream their concerts on social media. Private parties are held at musician’s homes. […]

There is something about the combination of outdoor art and nature that is calming and peaceful to one’s soul. To spend your day walking through high field grass and tiptoeing through the forest to take in the beauty of outdoor art is a beautiful adventure. Art, in times of stress, turmoil, and chaos in a […]

Driving along our main roads and side streets, one can notice rainbow creations hung on home windows, drawn on outdoor fences, and proudly displayed at area businesses. But what does the rainbow symbolize now during tumultuous times? Positivity and hope. “518 Rainbow Hunt: Spreading Rainbows Worldwide” is an online Facebook group created by Scotia resident, […]

Were you “Xperienced” at the “7th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert”? “RadioRadioX” was on location at Revolution Hall as hundreds of guests, musicians, and event organizers took part in the “7th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert”. This event was held in memory of Dustin Mele, the son of Joe Mele and Patti Quade, who committed […]

‘All we need is love’. The love that was felt all around Revolution Hall Saturday, March 7, was pure, deep, and electrifying. This was all in part to the volunteers, event organizers, concert goers, and the musicians who took part in the “7th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert”. In 2013, Dustin Mele, the son of […]

Musicians and animals. There’s something special about animals that musicians (and all humans) love. Is it the way how they keep us calm and secure in our surroundings? Their temperament? Or it is just simply their appearance? The answer? Yes, all the above. I’m an animal lover. I’ve a dog and plenty of cats to […]

Last month, I found out about Hildene on a TV special shown on News10 ABC, “Off the Beaten Path with Cassie Hudson”. In this episode, Hudson took a tour though Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln and wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, ventured outdoors to the family garden, and viewed a special exhibition featuring […]

With the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards show fast approaching to TV screens on Sunday, January 26,2020, millions of music followers will be watching the annual show to see if their favorite musician, band, or composer wins their award for best music album, song, composition, or even best new recording artist. This year’s event will take […]

Happy Holidays to my family, friends, and followers. Thank you, readers, for following “Around Town with Amy Modesti”. I am thankful for your friendship, support, and acceptance in what I do personally and creatively. I’m thankful for good health, family & close friends.  I’m thankful to be surrounded by good people who care for each […]

‘Tis the season of giving thanks and gratitude for the things that we are most thankful for. Most Americans are thankful for good health, a home to live in, money to survive, and plenty of food to eat and live on for their daily needs. However, many individuals aren’t as fortunate to have any food […]


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