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A recent ruling by the New York State Liquor Authority has all but made live entertainment illegal. Venues, who are already suffering from the effects of the pandemic, are now being crushed by the very agency in charge of their licensing. These establishments are in many ways the lifeblood of the local community and now […]

A few weeks ago I was on S. Pearl Street, just a few blocks away from a deadly shooting that occurred. That same young shooter was linked to another shooting that almost got a close friend of mine shot. About a week ago a friend of the family was gunned down in Cohoes, he (Tyshawn […]

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 […]

Liam here. Today, from 1 to 4 p.m., Park Club in Troy hosted the St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, an annual event that helps St. Baldrick’s raise money for childhood cancer research. I did it for the first time this year, letting my hair first grow to enormous proportions as I gathered donations and then took it […]

I was raised in Loudonville, NY and am an alumna of Russell Sage College and Hudson Valley Community College. I’m a former osteopathic medical student who returned to the passion of my youth, my art and my music, when health issues forced my withdrawal from medical school. I’m an avid composer of Contemporary/New Age piano […]

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 […]

When I first saw St. Baldrick’s, and the people shaving their heads on TV a few years ago, I thought there was some actual Saint Baldrick, and it must’ve been some fraternal thing. After all, I shaved my head with my buddies when one of them was going into the Navy. Of course I’m not […]


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